Emma Fiala

This Chicago Loft Masters Classic, Elegant Christmas Decor
This warm, industrial modern Chicago loft is beautiful any day of the year, but decorated for the holidays it's even lovelier.
Dec 21, 2019
This Home Has Handsome Hand-Painted Wallpaper and an All-White Modern Master Suite
Name: Jennifer Jorgensen and two pups Location: Kingfield — Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 1,700 square feet Years lived in: I purchased it in 2012, so 7-ish years… I had no idea until I just looked up when I bought it—that’s a long time! Jennifer is one half of the Minneapolis-based, custom hand-painted and printed wallpaper and furnishings company, She She. (Kate Worum is the other half of She She, and we toured her home, too!
Apr 18, 2019
This Home Has Some of the Most Beautiful Hand-Painted Wallpaper Ever
Name: Kate Worum Location: East Isles — Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Not all Minneapolis brownstones are created equal. The moment you step into Kate‘s spacious apartment, you forget where you are. Kate, one half of the Minneapolis-based custom hand-painted and printed wallpaper and furnishings company She She, lucked out when she nabbed this spacious, bright, and beautiful upper floor apartment.
Apr 17, 2019
This Minneapolis Home Has a Custom Rainbow Stair Runner, Quirky Art & Lots More
Name: Adam and Jessica Location: Lynhurst, Minneapolis Size: 2,600 square feet Years lived in: 10 years, owned Nestled along a popular creek that snakes its way through Minneapolis is a two-story stucco house that resembles many of the houses in this stucco-rich city. Once inside, however, you’re greeted with a colorful array of art, furniture and knick-knacks that just feels, well, cool. Jessica, Adam, their daughter and cat live and play here.
May 2, 2018
KonMari Meets Fisher-Price in Minneapolis
Name: Daci, Yoni, Dalia and Ike Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned When Daci and her husband moved across the country to Minnesota, they found themselves in a small house in a neighborhood of other small houses in south Minneapolis. As their family has grown, they’ve managed to keep their 900-square-foot home both functional and fun, even with the usual challenges that accompany small spaces. Daci is a rearranger.
Sep 2, 2017
A Classic, Light-Filled Minneapolis Apartment for One
Name: Sarah Schwie Location: South Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Though Sarah has lived in her south Minneapolis rental for two years, she’s taken her time to fill the space. Just the perfect size for her and her cat — and filled with lots of natural light — it has plenty of whimsical vintage features to keep you peering around the corners the entire time you’re there.
Aug 29, 2017
A Magical Attic Apartment with a “Genie Bottle Bedroom”
Name: Terra Zosel Location: Kenwood Neighborhood, Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: Rented 6 months The story of Terra’s apartment is multi-fold. Her home occupies the attic of her grandparents’ house where she lives as caretaker to her grandmother. Her grandparents purchased the home in the 1960s from a couple who relocated from Minneapolis to the significantly warmer state of Florida.
Aug 19, 2017
Custom Craftsmanship Makes its Mark in this Minneapolis Home
Name: Leah and Thom Adair Location: Powderhorn Park — Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: Own Leah and Thom inhabit the first floor of a duplex they own in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. Duplexes like theirs dot the streets in almost every neighborhood of Minneapolis, but from the moment you step into the entryway of Leah and Thom’s home, it quickly becomes apparent that this one is a little bit different.
Jul 30, 2017
An Eclectic Mix of Comfort & Nostalgia in a Family Apartment
Name: Sarah Hughes and her two children Location: Lowry Hill Neighborhood — Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 7 years, renting Sarah and her kids occupy a spacious first floor apartment in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis — a perfect location within walking distance of coffee shops, delicious ice cream, an art museum and a handful of lakes and trails.
Jul 18, 2017
A Sophisticated, Remodeled Chicago Loft in a Former Factory
Name: Kristin, Nathan, and Addison (a schnauzer/poodle mix) Location: Ukrainian Village — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 10 months, owned Kristin and Nathan haven’t been in their loft for long, but it sure doesn’t show. Especially impressive when you learn how much work they had to do after purchasing the space. The chain smoking previous owner had been there for years and the loft was covered in (stinky) carpet.
Jul 12, 2017
Home Depot’s Memorial Day Sale: Our Picks For Best Deals
Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived and it’s time to celebrate the unofficial start to summer! Take a break from the celebration with your family and friends and stop by your local Home Depot. They’ve outdone themselves with this year’s Memorial Day weekend sale, offering hundreds of trendy home decor items to freshen up your space, furniture and grills to spruce up your patio and more!
May 27, 2017
IKEA’s Memorial Day Sales Start Now
If you're an IKEA Family member, it's time to get shopping.
May 26, 2017
“Modern Romantic” Collectors Downsize for a Downtown High-Rise
Name: Pelin Binnet, Tim Kimball and their three cats Jiggy, Catherine Deneuve, and Henry Kittinger Location: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 6 months, renting Pelin (creator of the design, retail and beauty blog The Dapper Post) and Tim have a history with the building they currently live in. After arriving from Turkey, it was in this building that Pelin first lived.
May 13, 2017
Shop the Rainbow: Colorful Finds From the Curated, Best-Of-Amazon Site Canopy
Feeling blue (or green, or red)? Today, we’re shopping the spectrum of hues from Canopy, the site that curates stylish finds from Amazon’s enormous catalog. Check out what we’ve come up with: If you haven’t heard of Canopy, think of it as a shopping experience that mixes the ease of Amazon, the visual aspect of Pinterest, and the connectivity of social media, all in one.
Mar 31, 2017
Target’s Home Sale Has Something for Every Room in the House
Target is having yet another great home sale. We’ve done the hard work for you by browsing Target’s website and picking out our favorite things. But we wouldn’t blame you for heading to your local Target store and walking the aisles for a few hours. With recent offerings from Pillowfort, Oh Joy!, and Threshold, Target is making it easy to achieve the look you want for a fraction of the cost at other popular stores.
Mar 22, 2017
A 400-Square-Foot Studio Oozing All Things Sass, Beyoncé & Llamas
Name: Emily Eaton Location: South Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 6 years, renting Emily’s south Minneapolis space may be teeny, but it packs a one-of-a-kind punch, the likes of which you may have never seen. All small space dwellers are faced with the reality of their situation — some conquer and others fail.
Mar 20, 2017
Can IKEA Make Hydroponic Gardening Catch On With the Masses?
Last year, IKEA released a line of indoor hydroponic gardening products in the UK. The process, for those unfamiliar, entails growing plants without soil. Will the technique take off? In hydroponic gardening, a plant’s roots are either suspended in a water solution or in an inert medium, like gravel. When using a hydroponic system, plants can be grown indoors year round regardless of climate and with limited space.
Mar 18, 2017
On Sale at IKEA Right Now: Kitchen, Outdoor, and More
The March IKEA Family offers are here and we’re so excited to share some of our favorites with you! It’s Kitchen Event time, so SEKTION cabinet frames, fronts, knobs, handles, and more are up to 20% off. There are a host of kitchen, dining, and outdoor items on sale, too, including all plant pots—so now’s the time to get your green thumb on. Outdoor The new SOLROSFRÖ plant pot is made of durable polyethylene which makes is a great durable outdoor option.
Mar 7, 2017
The New West Elm Catalog Is A Small Space Dweller’s Dream
We are so excited to share some of our favorite picks from West Elm’s new catalog. This season’s collection is especially tuned to small space living, with scaled down pieces, more rounded corners, and multifunctional items. If you need a bit of inspiration, check out our favorites from the new living room, bedroom, and dining room offerings. Living Room The new Glamour Velvet Sofa from Roar + Rabbit perfectly blends modern style with whimsical details.
Mar 1, 2017
For Every Room in the House: What We’re Loving from the New Room & Board Catalog
Room & Board’s new catalog is here and we’ve just pored through its pages to find all of the treasures. With a modern spin put on classic mid-century and arts and crafts designs, the catalog shows off how the brand makes it possible for a broad array of different design tastes to be satisfied with their collections, making it easy to find something you love for every room of your house.
Feb 23, 2017
The Look is Just a Click Away: Online Design Links for “Artful Bohemian” Bedrooms
Add chic bohemian style vibes to your bedroom without ever leaving home. These real rooms ace the free-spirited Artful Bohemian look. And they may even motivate your own shopping spree; you can shop for the items you see in these bedrooms online! We’ve also listed the effective design elements used to illustrate why these rooms work. Use the resources below to craft an online shopping list for your own beautiful boho bedroom.
Feb 22, 2017
Get the Look: Colorful Transitional Vintage Style
It’s often a good idea to trust the design instincts of a successful interior designer and Bethany’s Brooklyn apartment does not disappoint. If you’re looking for some colorful and easy-to-source inspiration, check out Bethany’s resource lists below to shop her style!
Feb 16, 2017
Get the Look: New England & Scandinavian-Inspired Charm
Elijah’s Boston apartment seamlessly combines inspiration sourced from New England, classic Americana, his world travels (to Scandinavia and beyond), and his German heritage. If you’re intrigued by his “Ralph Lauren’s son returns from study abroad in Stockholm” style, check out his resource lists below to shop his charming style!
Feb 10, 2017
Get the Look: A Mix of Modern, Rustic & Chinoiserie-Inspired
Sarah has executed the perfect mix of traditional, rustic, Chinoiserie, and mid-century styles in her family’s Massachusetts home. With easy-to-source furniture and decor you can shop Sarah’s style and achieve this bright mix of styles, too!
Jan 30, 2017
Get the Look: Modern Meets Bohemian in Austin
Emily has mastered the art of tastefully combining modern and bohemian decor and furniture while keeping it refreshingly minimal in her 1967 renovated Austin charmer. Take a peek at her resource lists below to shop her delightful style!
Jan 24, 2017
Get the Look: Minimal MCM Meets Flea Market Chic
Marni and Laine’s Los Angeles rental is sure to inspire. They’ve mastered the art of mash-up — one a collector with a love of flea market finds and a boho vibe, the other leans toward minimal, negative-space style. If you’re trying to reconcile these two styles, look no further than Marni and Laine’s resource lists!
Jan 13, 2017
Get the Look: Thrifty Modern & Eclectic Style
Colie and her husband have only lived in their 781 square foot North Loop Minneapolis apartment for a few months, but it doesn’t show. As the daughter of an interior decorator, Colie has great design instincts and an eye for a deal. Take a page from Colie’s book and shop her style for a modern eclectic look of your own!
Jan 8, 2017
A World Traveler’s Tiny Minneapolis Studio
Name: Francesca Sifferlin Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 380 square feet Years lived in: 6 months, renting Francesca’s tiny natural-light-filled Minneapolis studio is the perfect size for her first place away from home. Just big enough to fit everything she needs, yet small enough to not gather too many odds and ends (or dust bunnies). With limited space, Francesca has included only the things that bring the most inspiration and fond memories to her tiny apartment near a lake.
Jan 7, 2017
Get the Look: A Retro Scandi Modern Mix
Mylène’s style is a “mix of retro, Scandinavian, modern elements and plants.” Her Montreal apartment is filled with old and new with DIY projects in nearly every room. Shop Mylène’s style to achieve a “soft retro” look of your own.
Jan 5, 2017
Get the Look: Modern, Minimal & Budget-Friendly Style
Look no further than Nicole and Dave’s Baltimore loft if you’ve been searching for a modern and minimal, yet budget-friendly look. They have perfected using easy to find and easy on the pocketbook IKEA staples along with DIY and intriguing decor to create a cohesive, modern, and stylish live/work space. Check out their resource lists to shop their style!
Jan 2, 2017
Get the Look: Clean, High-Contrast & Colorful Style
Furnishing a brand new home can be a challenge when you’ve recently exhausted your budget on building it. As many of us do, Athena has an IKEA nearby that helped her get off on the right foot. If you’re looking for some ideas to maximize affordable IKEA style and add DIY features while keeping your space looking unique and inviting, check out Athena’s resource lists!
Dec 20, 2016
A Beautifully Bold Rule-Breaking Chicago Home
Eva isn't afraid of color or breaking a few of the usual design rules. Her advice: "You'll never regret going with the bold choice."
Dec 16, 2016
Get the Look: Eclectic, Contemporary & Colorful Style
Tami’s New Orleans home couldn’t get much happier than it already is. It’s bright, colorful, completely unique, and even has it’s own name. Tami’s home is constantly changing, in true artist fashion. But if you like what you see right now, check out her resource lists to shop her unique style and make your space happy, too!
Dec 16, 2016
Get the Look: Natural, Neutral and Modern Chicago Style
Jess’s Ravenswood Chicago rental is bursting with inspiring DIY projects, both from scratch and simple furniture upgrades. They fit together seamlessly with her overall natural and modern style. If you aren’t quite as handy or patient as Jess, check out her resource lists to source some similar ready-made items to add your home.
Dec 15, 2016
Get the Look: Minimal & Organic Mediterranean Style
Bring modern Mediterranean vibes into your home with Noemi and Cristian’s resource lists! Their minimal and airy (but also very fun and casual) Barcelona rental is sure to inspire.
Dec 8, 2016
Get the Look: Elegant Style Full of Bold Color & Texture
This gorgeous one bedroom London apartment is bursting with bold colors, patterns, and textures. Check out Shanade’s resource lists below to shop her style and add some bold elegance to your home!
Nov 27, 2016