Colton Table

Tue 10 2008

Lighter wood finishes were a refreshing new trend at High Point this year. With its gray oak veneer and brushed nickel hardware, this coffee table embodies casual elegance. Four drawers provide handy storage for a family room.  Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Chastain Chair

Tue 10 2008

Interior designer Suzanne Kasler created this upholstered chair with an optional slipcover for quick-change style. Shown here in orange linen, the slipcover’s dressmaker details include a concealed zipper and precise fitting. Hickory Chair

Grayson Chandelier

Tue 10 2008

Creating a shimmering halo overhead, the Grayson chandelier will put your dinner guests in their best light. The cylindrical fixture is composed of slender strips of reclaimed mirror rimmed in metal with an antique gold finish. The chandelier comes with a canopy and three feet of chain, and accommodates four 60-watt bulbs. OLY

This contemporary étagère-cum-curio combines storage and display in a streamlined form graced with natural touches. Rubber tree leaves are pressed into a graphic pattern on the center door and sealed in resin. The rustic veneers have an Aged Timber finish, with imperfections in the wood to emphasize its native state. Bernhardt

Organic Conversion

Tue 10 2008

This owner’s bathroom went from lackluster to wow in Lori Jo Krengel’s hands. Working within the construction restrictions of a Minneapolis high-rise condominium, she kept the vanity and toilet in place, and replaced the tub with a walk-in shower. Modern clean lines contrast with the deep, organic hues of the stone and wood to give the new bath its masculine, yet sleek aesthetic. Lori Jo Krengel 

Sunnyside Up

Tue 10 2008

Can’t you just see yourself enjoying a cup of tea in this cheery Minneapolis kitchen? We could. Designer Susan Palmquist added more than bright white cabinets, subway tiles, and green granite counters. She improved the room’s flow and added new windows in the dinette cove to center the table and flood it with natural light. Compared with the dingy, disorganized room it replaced, this remodeled kitchen is truly transformed. Susan Palmquist

Serene Scene

Tue 10 2008

Everyone, even a newlywed, appreciates personal space. This includes a couple in St. Paul that asked Paul Knutson to create more elbowroom in their compact 1939 bath. The compact, flat-topped sink and toilet provide additional surface areas. Italian wall tiles with vertical accents add height, while mirrored cabinet doors project light and spaciousness. A glass-block window over the new soaking tub invites dappled, natural light into the space. The result is streamlined and spa-like. Paul Knutson

Belle Kitchen

Tue 10 2008

This project turned a 100-year-old basement into a lower-level entertainment area. To make the space inviting, the designer integrated glazed cherry throughout, including an “entrance” of clad archways and glass built-ins. A simple kitchenette allows guests to help themselves and supports a nearby outdoor kitchen and patio. Tricia Bayer

Swapping Success

Tue 10 2008

Rebecca Lindquist preserved the best of this 1917 owners’ bathroom, new Carrera marble-topped vanity, with cheery glass knobs and polished chrome finishes. An under-utilized linen closet was replaced with more period-style custom built-ins. Lindquist did away with the uninspired shower for a marble steam version with partial glass walls, and added classic mosaic tiles in a windmill pattern to the floor. Underneath, luxurious in-floor radiant heat more than compensates for the missing radiator. Rebecca Lindquist

Mastery in the Mix

Tue 10 2008

For Lynne Stryker, designing this vibrant kitchen was like reconfiguring puzzle pieces to create a smarter, more beautiful fit. Tucked at the back of a lovely Art Deco-inspired home, the old kitchen was terribly cramped. A lively mix of materials, including chunky stainless steel shelving and frosted-glass cabinet doors, keeps things interesting. Horizontal elements in the upper cabinets, sleek hardware, and a mesmerizing blue glass-tile backsplash add glossy movement and a linear effect to the room. Lynne Stryker

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