5 Major Decorating Mistakes

A good amount of decorating and housekeeping advice we learn from who else other than who raised us. Common decorating go-to’s are handed down and used. During the homemaking process, I can’t help but wonder why it is so stressful. Maybe it’s being gone about all the wrong way and the process that seems obvious…
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Meet Our Friends: Curt & Rod

I think we can all agree on how important windows are to a home. Connecting the outdoors to the indoors is an important quality in making a home feel tranquil, especially if you have the views to create such a scene. Vitamin D alone is vital in having a mood-boosting space. Of course in the…
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Small Business Saturday

Growing up in a small town I have seen businesses come and go. I have witnessed businesses open for as long as I can remember close their doors permanently. I have seen the toll it takes on a town when one by one stores close and soon only the ghost town remains.  It takes a…
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Golden Oak Kitchen Transformation

Farmhouse With a Tad Traditional Two years after moving into her split level home our client decided that her kitchen, where a stay at home mom spends most of her days, needed a tune-up. Originally loving her large semi-circle shaped island it turned out to be not her style. In addition, the floor, countertop, and…
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What does your Dream Kitchen look like?

No one can deny that the kitchen is the heart of a home and also one of the most important features when buying or selling. Say you want to remodel your kitchen but you find yourself asking “where do I start?”. Now imagine you are curious enough to venture out of your comfort zone to…
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Stone From the Outside In

We all love our Midwest roots even though we only get to comfortably experience the outdoors for 5 or 6 months out of the year (if we’re lucky). Because of this, I feel like we do what we can to bring the outdoors in with us during those dark, winter months. I’m not saying we…
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Live Wide Open Article

Jayde and Liz had the pleasure of sitting down with Rich Schara from Live Wide Open to talk about how they came about creating Center of Design. You can view the article here. Live Wide Open is a locally based website whose main goal is to showcase the perks of living in west central Minnesota.…
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Sunshine in the Shade

Even though we are just starting to welcome the warm spring sunshine I have already started to think about ways to shield myself from those strong rays.  Especially in the rarer areas in Minnesota where the natural shade will take a good 20 years to grow in order to work you have to get creative…
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Bedroom —> Laundry Room

Gone are the days when a washer and dryer are kept in the dark, wet basements or garages. The ladies of the house (no offense to the men launderers out there, more power to you) have finally figured out that we don’t have to live like that. We don’t have to launder our clothing in…
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Fusion Flooring

Introducing! A new line of luxury vinyl flooring, Fusion Hybrid Floors, has us so excited that we are going to be offering 15% off the Fusion brand for the entire month of April! In addition to this discount, we also are offering $50 coupons to our first 3 customers who mention them! Fusion Flooring is an engineered plank…
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