Author Archives: michelle

Behind the Design {Design Orange}


Last Wednesday, we met Jada Schumacher, founder of Design Orange, here. Today, this local Twin Cities talent shares a few professional insights, inspirations and a peek into her process!

Spring Garden ~ Calm & Serene


Hi!  Susan here of Susan E. Brown Interior Design. I’m back with PART 2 of my Spring Garden color post for you!. Let’s focus on the “feel” of your garden, which is always one of the first questions I ask with interiors.  How do you want your garden to feel? Lively and bright with pops […]

Spring Garden ~ Pops of Color


Hi!  Susan here of Susan E. Brown Interior Design. I love gardening. I currently have 4 perennial gardens, with another plot on it’s way.  In my last house, I had 3 or 4 perennial gardens as well, and if I must say so myself, they were beautiful! When I was asked to write a post […]

REWIND | Behind the Design {Jennifer Davis}


Sweet and Surreal Check out this multifaceted painter and find out where she gets her inspiration for her unmistakably fanciful creatures.

Doing the Tangerine Tango


Tangerine Tango (gotta love that name!) is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012!!  And you thought last years Honeysuckle was intense…ha!  Just saying the name Tangerine Tango puts me in a good mood.  Here’s what Pantone has to say about the color: “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is […]

GET TO KNOW {Susan Brown}


. Our “GET TO KNOW” Series is a way for you to find out more about THE PERSON ~ WHO WRITES AWESOME POSTS It seems I have been doing interior design all my life.  Growing up, my mother had every interior design and fashion magazine possible around the house. I spent countless hours perusing through […]

Spotlight ~ Little Fish


Discovering new stuff is F-U-N!

{Holiday Rewind} Made In Minnesota {SOAP}


. Handmade Soap ~ I LOVE IT!   It has become a small obsession, really.   I am drawn to them … they find me … I find them.  Either way, we usually leave together.   .

{REWIND} for the love of … POTTERY


      Pottery “The ceramic ware made by potters. Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art forms, and remains a major industry today. Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln to induce reactions that lead to permanent changes.” – Wikipedia […]

Technology in the Kitchen


I’ve been hearing more about technology in the kitchen lately with the rise of tablets and smart phones. Apple doesn’t have a corner on the kitchen tech market. All kinds of innovations in cooking have bubbled up in kitchen appliances in the past decade. What are we’re seeing in Twin Cities kitchens?

Spotlight {Mary Littfin}


Every Tuesday at 7am and 3pm CDT, we share  local creative businesses we think you might enjoy. You tell us if you want to see more! You want it, You get it  —- {JUST VOTE} Discovering new stuff is F-U-N!

Spotlight {Choosing Beauty}


Every Tuesday at 7am and 3pm CDT, we share  local creative businesses we think you might enjoy. You tell us if you want to see more! You want it, You get it  —- {JUST VOTE} Discovering new stuff is F-U-N!