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FALL 2018 
Monet Inspired Condo
A Note from Lisa

The days leading us to another change in season are dropping from the calendar nearly as fast as the leaves from the trees. Pumpkin spice has already been added to the menu of every coffee shop. And the sun is hinting at a time change just around the corner. Fall is definitely in the air. But I'm not quite ready to let go of summer.

That is one reason why I'm excited to share with you a project LiLu worked on with our clients, Christy and Matt. They are avid art collectors who wanted their condo in downtown Minneapolis to reflect the garden paintings of impressionist artist Claude Monet. We also designed creative ways to feature many of the unique keepsakes Christy and Matt have picked up during their many travels. This includes an entire built-in that displays much of the eclectic folk art Christy inherited from her mother. We hope you enjoy a visit to this Secret Garden as much as we did designing it. Read more of the story below.

Lisa Peck

secret garden project
Christy and Matt have traveled the world, picking up a love of Monet's garden in France and many unique artifacts along the way. They had accumulated an extensive art collection of their own which expanded to include an eclectic array of folk art inherited from Christy's mom. With an eye on downsizing, the couple realized their living environment had become cluttered. They wanted a more serene feeling in their a modern version of Monet's Garden. LiLu's inspiration began with a new color palette, using green as a neutral and adding a mixture of vibrant colors reminiscent of a garden. Sheer drapes in the living room diffuse the natural light, almost as if the sun is being filtered through a canopy of trees. The design team also brought focus to their art collection by designing custom built-ins to display their artwork. The dark wood finish relates to the color of the custom dining table creating a cohesive composition. The clean-lined furniture features soft curves to suggest a more botanical feel. The result has brought dazzling serenity to this condo hidden among the busy streets of downtown Minneapolis.
condo living with intention
The story of Christy and Matt's city living is just one example of LiLu helping our clients' dreams of carefree condo living come true. A retired couple enjoying penthouse views and downtown conveniences, active grandparents enjoying the parks and cultural energy of downtown, a single parent enjoying the conveniences of suburban condo living, a single woman starting over, empty nesters enjoying the freedom to travel. Our clients' motivations are as varied as the homes they live in. Whatever stage in life you are at LiLu wants to know, the inspiration behind every project starts with understanding our clients' lifestyle. Contact us to learn how we can design your condo to fit your lifestyle. Contact us to learn more.
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