Designing fireplaces gives us such joy. The ambiance and practicality that it brings to a home in the Midwest is never regrettable.

Samples to Solutions

October 11, 2021

With so many options available, design with tile can be very overwhelming. Looking at sample after sample and without being able to see it on a larger scale can make the dilemma worse. That is where we come in! We can help turn your ideas into a reality that you will love. Here are some…

Lake & Home Designer Profile

July 20, 2021

July/August Issue

Cabiny Feel

July 12, 2021

Cabiny Feel When this sweet client came into the showroom to look at our kitchen products she had such a fun mindset. She knew what she didn’t want, which was contemporary style with white cabinetry because that is what is in her Fargo home, but she was open to exploring options to make her and…

This is not a drill, pun intended. Work with us.

July 6, 2021

Post Covid everywhere you look there are ‘now hiring’ ads and signs. The common job descriptions list up to 5 must-haves with up to 5 characteristic traits. I wonder if the people who apply go to look at the ad and think – “I don’t fit one of those five so I can’t apply.” How…

Creative Home Market

February 18, 2021

I would say 70% of the prospective clients say this upon entering our showroom: “You have all of this”? Yes, yes we do. We have 100% of the materials and design elements you need in order to build or renovate from top to bottom. Except for the globe firepits that we get multiple calls on…

Modern Fireplace Design

January 5, 2021

I started working onsite at Center of Design almost 1 year ago doing actual design work instead of just writing about it. Something that has surprised me is how much I enjoy witnessing fireplace designs come to life. I never gave it much thought as to how much goes into it – naive of me. …

Made In America

May 20, 2020

I bet you didn’t think our country as we know it could get anymore confusing. We read about the different sides, left or right, and we get so caught up on which side we belong to that we forget the origins of our country and what we overall stand for. What our sides, both of…

Smoked to Smokin’

May 8, 2020

An unfortunate, honest mistake that we are all capable of doing left two businesses with severe smoke damage. Items were lost and tears were shed, but it all worked out in the end. We were very happy to help a hard working group of people bring their businesses back to functionality and adding a little…

Stone From the Outside In

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…