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Highlights from the Showcase Home

This year’s ASID Showcase Home was one for the books.  Twenty-five interior designers from over twenty different companies had their talented hand in creating this breathtaking Chateau on Lake Minnetonka.  Builder John Kraemer & Sons, and architect Sharratt Design & Company crafted a 13,000 square foot lake home filled with whimsical character and plenty of personality for the young family who get to call it home. It was the first time in the Showcase Home’s twenty year history that the project chosen was new construction- a massive undertaking to execute in only 11 months!  But, execute they did, and the final product will knock your socks off.

Creative Lighting had the great privilege in providing all of the beautiful lighting fixtures for this year’s project.  If you missed getting a chance to take a tour this year, we’ve got your highlight reel!  Take a peek at the stunning results and some of the extraordinary illumination that helped to make this house a home.


Every Great Room deserves an even greater chandelier.  The Waterloo chandelier by Currey and Company offered this grand space a graceful and traditional look with a soft, washed-wood finish for a fresh and updated feel.  It was an ideal piece to adorn such a dramatic room.



The Dining Room was a color-filled fantasy boasting vibrant hues of green and blue, that was beautifully accented with the stunning workmanship of the Currey and Company Grand Lotus six -light chandlier.  This gorgeous, sculptural interpretation of a classic bloom, was the perfect luminary accent for such a bold and sophisticated space.



 We were not surprised to see one of our all time favorite lanterns suspended in the heart of the home, above the kitchen island.  The Darlana lantern from Visual Comfort & Co., proves that classic style-lines are always a sure thing.  The simple structure of this fixture provided a lightness to the space and a transparent view to the dining and living areas.  For more detailed information on the Darlana lantern, please call our showroom and speak to one of our talented lighting consultants.



Our favorite room in the home was actually two!  The Junior Master Suite was a heavenly combination of soft fabrics, great color combinations and impeccable lighting selections!  All by Visual Comfort, each lighting fixture was perfectly scaled for the bedroom and bathroom.  The warm brass finishes were bold, beautiful and right on trend.  For more details on the fixtures shown, please click here to connect with Holly– our professional trade consultant that worked on this stunning home.



A room filled with a tranquil blue color scheme and traditional European style, the Master Bedroom was a picture-perfect representation of rest and relaxation.  Crystorama’s Garland twelve-light chandelier suspended regally in the center of the room, adding a sparkling elegance to the space with its distressed twilight finish and embedded hand-cut oval bead-work.  It was glimmering and glamorous!



Let us not forget about the theater!  Drawing inspiration from Minneapolis’s own Orpheum Theater, the room was rich in texture and color with deep red fabrics and upholstery.  Fully equipped with traditional theater seating, nostalgic illuminated signage, and a fully stocked candy station- it’s no surprise this room was a crowd favorite.  The Devon wall sconce from Savoy House was the perfect choice to grace this space’s interior with its classic detailing and warm brass metal finish.  Quorum International’s Charlton chandelier beautifully suspended in the outer vestibule, drawing visual intrigue to the movie-goer.

Click here to read more about the initial construction on this project, the amazing design teams, and how it came to be selected as the 2017 ASID Showcase Home.

Photo Cred: Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Bonnie Birnbaum Interiors, Herrick Design Group, InUnison Design,
Lenox House Design, KSID Studio, LLC., Creative Lighting, Currey and Company, Visual Comfort & Co., Crystorama, Quorum International, Savoy House Lighting.





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