Our Current Design Inspiration

As our 2021 projects continue to connect us with clients nationwide, we’ve had a lot of fun gathering inspiration for many different types of homes and settings. If you’ve followed us for any length of time, you know the clients, the home, and its overall context are always the driving influence behind our design. To that end, we require site visits, even for our distance design projects, so that we can fully understand the home in its entirety.

Beyond the home itself, we also like to have a few resources on hand whenever a creative rut may strike throughout the week. Whether it looks like browsing our favorite books or paying a visit to our local thrift shop, we find it’s best to look beyond the screens whenever possible. Inspiration comes in many forms, but these are the four places we’re turning to for fresh ideas this season.

Design + Photography: @hannahperssons

Design: @hedda.pier

Design: @discinteriors | Photography: @samfroststudio


We love any excuse for a work-related field trip, and these days we’ve been finding so much inspiration by shopping vintage whenever possible. With furniture supply times being as crazy as they are, plus an increased client desire for one-of-a-kind pieces with unique or interesting features, we’ve been hitting up vintage dealers like mad. So, where do we find our vintage treasures? I’ll give away a few of our favorites, with some local to Minneapolis and many available to shop online:

  • Holler and Squall | Brooklyn, NY

  • Passerine | Read our interview with Georgia of Passerine Home for a closer look into their custom rug sourcing process.

  • Eneby Home | Nashville, TN

  • Etsy | You know we LOVE Etsy, including their wide array of vintage shops. We even put together a full guide to our Etsy favorites in lighting and hardware, rugs and textiles, and decor and accessories.

  • Haus Theory | Minneapolis, MN

  • Golden Age Design | Minneapolis, MN

  • Loft Antiques | Minneapolis, MN


As designers, we’re constantly collecting good books for the inspiration gathering process. While this list could go on forever, here are a few titles that we are absolutely loving at the moment:

Design: @alexander_andco | Photography: @felix_forest

Design + Photography: @sundayshop.co

Design + Photography: @katiehackworth


As spring approaches here in Minneapolis, we’ve got all things gardening, plants and florals on our minds. Garden centers and nurseries are now open to browse, and we’ve been gathering so much design inspiration from our visits, and of course, from nature itself. If you’re local to the Twin Cities, these are a few must-visit spots:

  • Mother Earth Gardens | Minneapolis, MN

  • Mother Co., Plants | Minneapolis & St. Paul locations

  • Highland Nursery | St. Paul, MN

  • Ergo | St. Paul, MN


We mentioned earlier that we love seeking inspiration away from screens, but social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram definitely have their place. In case you’re curious, we outlined exactly How We Use Pinterest for Our Design Projects and make the most of its visual search engine capabilities. And while both Pinterest and Instagram can be overwhelming to navigate with the sheer volume of image overload, we love turning to these platforms when the time is right. Lately, we’ve been keeping close tabs on the IG feeds of est living and Residence Magazine, in particular.

Design @mclarenexcell | Photography @richardleeney

Design: @alexanderdesignbuild | Architecture: @stevenharrisarchitects | Renovation: @resolution4architecture | Photography: @archdigest

Looking for even more design ideas? You can always find our latest inspiration on Pinterest with new content added on a weekly basis. If you would like to connect with us for your next design project, we would love to hear from you. You can connect directly by filling out our contact form!

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