Stone From the Outside In

By Center of Design | September 23, 2019

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…

Live Wide Open Article

By CenterOfDesign | May 16, 2019

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.…

Sunshine in the Shade

By CenterOfDesign | May 2, 2019

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…

Bedroom —> Laundry Room

By CenterOfDesign | April 10, 2019

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…

Fusion Flooring

By CenterOfDesign | April 2, 2019

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…

1803 Candles

By CenterOfDesign | March 27, 2019

Supporting small businesses is very importation to us. With that, finding quality products that have meaning behind them always make a difference to me and has an impact on what I purchase whether its for the showroom or for my own home. One of these products is 1803 Candles.  Their Story My vision is, and has…

Custom Bar

By CenterOfDesign | March 15, 2019

If you have been to our showroom and have noticed all of the custom pieces we have on display you can guarantee it is due to the handy work of our partner contracting company JTE Solutions. They have so much creative design intuition to go along with their talent for the craft, which we benefit…

Black As Night

By CenterOfDesign | March 1, 2019

When homeowners are at the starting point of designing their home or a renovation we typically try to choose elements that make our home look and feel open and happy. This usually means light and bright colors. Greys and whites have been a go-to for quite a few years and loving it myself I don’t…

Trends: Stand-Out Ceilings

By CenterOfDesign | February 22, 2019

Following the trends may happen on a regular basis for some but most of our clients make renovation decisions based on necessity and general upkeep of their home. One of these general upkeep chores is painting your ceilings. Some say this should be done every other time you paint your walls in order to keep…

Welcome to Our Blog!

By CenterOfDesign | April 13, 2018

Hello, everyone and welcome to Our Blog!  I’m so glad you stopped by! I want to let you know you will see a lot of miscellaneous content in this space.  We are a design center, so of course we’ll have tidbits on design trends, tips, etc, but we also want to explore other life “stuff.” …