San Francisco for the Weekend!


Kings of Leon, Food, Shopping and Girl time. When your bestie organizes a girl’s weekend in San Francisco around a Kings of Leon concert in the middle of winter, it’s best not to think twice. Last weekend, 6 girls in my tribe headed to the West Coast for some city culture and vibes. We arrived on a beautiful 60 degree … Read More

Spain! Tapas, Cava, Cathedrals and more…


I have always wanted to explore Barcelona – a city known for its rich culture, energy, and cool character. What better time than spring to get out of the mountains and head to a sunny seaside city for some inspiration? Let me tell you, I LOVE hotels, so after diligent research I settled on the Mercer Barcelona as our first … Read More

“How to Style a Nursery” – Guest Blog by Massey Glenne

JHIDUncategorized, Interiors, Design Ideas, Design Inspiration, Inspiration, Interior Design

The joy of finding out we were pregnant was beyond anything I ever imagined, and the task of designing a special space for our baby girl soon followed. I did not want the space to scream nursery but instead to be an extension of our home, which has a lot of Scandinavian influence (my husband’s parents are both from Norway). I … Read More

Thermador and Traditional Home Great Kitchens Blogger & Designer Event

JHIDUncategorized, Design Ideas, Interior Design, Kitchen, Events

When Traditional Home invited me to Thermador’s “Great Kitchens” event in Southern California, I was instantly excited to have the opportunity to learn more about their product line. Having been to a similar event for Sub-Zero/Wolf, I felt as though it would be an advantageous experience that would help me specify Thermador with more confidence in the future. The experience … Read More

It’s all about collaborative LOVE


In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would write a little post about work appropriate love. My favorite projects are those where we have a great big group of talents. It starts with the architect, interior designer, engineer, and contractor team, and then builds to landscape architect and lighting designer, if we are lucky. Construction begins and in … Read More

New….”On the boards” here at JHID!


A rustic modern family home on Lake Minnetonka with Reid Smith Architects. We have just begun the conceptual phase for this new custom home that will break ground in the Spring. Have a peek at some of the inspiration photos we are compiling. What an exciting way to start the New Year!