Fremont Avenue Residence


Fremont avenue residence


Ruth is the mother of a highly creative teenage daughter and a wonderful dog, so she was was thrilled to collaborate with the clients, their three daughters and an affectionate black Labrador on this extensive renovation project. The assignment: re-design and reimagine a well-loved home near Lake Harriet with Tim Quigley of Quigley Architects in Minneapolis. The interiors of this classic home were outdated, so Tim and Ruth reworked the space plan to bring the home into the 21st century with a new kitchen and mudroom, a dining nook to showcase the children's art, a main level powder room and a master bath on the second floor. Ruth and her clients selected a fresh new color palette to highlight their own collection of art and found classic marble finishes and wood paneling that matched the home's pedigree. Ruth also worked with the girls to design their bedrooms to reflect their individual taste and style. She designed a custom table and had it crafted of reclaimed wood by Minneapolis artisan Willie Willette Works. Mixing timeless antiques with modern furnishings—and a generous sprinkle of fairy dust—Ruth created a feeling of casual sophistication and made the house feel like home. 

Photography by Paul Johnson