A Coastal Chic Make Over for the 2015 ASID Showcase House

We were thrilled to work with Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and ASID MN Designers for this year’s ASID Showcase Home Tour. For 18 years The ASID Showcase Home has been a way to give design professionals a canvas to showcase their work and talent. This year’s home is located on 4533 Fremont Avenue in south Minneapolis near Lake Harriet. The owners of the home, Susan and Mark Lacek along with their daughters, had one theme they wanted the designers to stick to: Coastal Chic. The Laceks are self-described “sun and water people,” and wanted to incorporate coastal elements that reminded them of their time living in the Caribbean. Take one step in the home and you will feel transported to a Caribbean beach house with beep blues and rich reclaimed driftwood used generously throughout the house. In total the house had 21 spaces worked on by 27 Designers. Our Designers worked on the Closets throughout the house as well as the pantry, mudroom, and laundry room.

In keeping with the theme of the house, most closets were done in Gregio Pine and Canella Rustic textured melamine to evoke the feeling of weathered driftwood. Grey and white melamine was also used in the pantry and kids closets to keep costs down.  The master suite remodel included his and hers bathrooms each with their own closet space. The master hers closet used Gregio Pine melamine to give the space a lighter roomier feel. One stipulation was that there were enough drawers in the closet to store her extensive jewelry collection. The crystal knobs were found by Susan and used to give a nice contrast with the rest of the house.

The master his closet was actually two separate areas. There is a long hallway leading from the master bedroom to the master bathroom. They wanted to be able to use this long space for more storage and a place to display family photos and souvenirs from their travels so a drawer unit spanning the length of the hallway was put in. Beyond the hallway is the master bathroom that connects to the rest of the master closet.

The master his closet had sloped ceilings and a dormer window which made it imperative we maximize the limited space. Mark wanted to have a bench under the window and make it the center piece of the room. He needed lots of shelves for shoes shoe we added shoes cubbies around the window and bench to maximize the space.

To see all the photos from the ASID Showcase house click through the gallery at the bottom of the page!



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