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Tour Tomorrow!

RUSTIC COTTAGE 4,200 SF | 5 BEDROOMS | 4.5 BATHS JOIN US FOR A TOUR AND HORS D’OEUVRES THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST FROM 1-4PM AT 6124 OAKLAWN AVE. EDINA  Our vision was to create a quaint European Cottage perfect for a family.  The spaces you use most are thoughtfully designed and stylish.  Beyond the design you can see… Read more »

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5 “Nice to Have” Features to Consider for a New Home

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO As a designer, I know how crucial it is to get the basics just right. The design should be functional, attractive, and fit with your family’s lifestyle. The materials used should be high-quality, long-lasting, and timeless. But what if we go beyond the basics? There are TONS of great add-ons… Read more »

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5 Design Features of our Stand-Out Optima Homes

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO There is a fine line between homes that are over-designed and ones that are lacking any kind of design. Interior designers often want to put their signature style on a home and, in the process, end up adding embellishments and over-the-top features that are not likely to stand the… Read more »

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5 Cool and Easy Bathroom DIYs

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Giving your bathroom its much-needed makeover doesn’t have to be expensive or even difficult. You just have to find the right ideas and materials to get started. One good idea is to do a few DIY projects for your bathroom. Not only can they help save you money, but they… Read more »

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Small Kitchen Islands, BIG Function (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Small kitchen? Try a compact kitchen island! This collection of images from Houzz demonstrates how a small kitchen island can make a huge difference in a tight space. Small, Slim and Super: Compact Kitchen Islands That Offer Big Function Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CODon’t forget to… Read more »

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Make Your Outdoor Living Space POP!

This summer, liven up your outdoor living space! Article by: Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Ahh, July! The perfect time to sip on lemonade or mojitos with some close friends and enjoy the balmy evenings. If you like entertaining—be it a casual get together over the fire pit or a summer barbeque party—it’s essential to have an… Read more »

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Our Glass Roof Was Featured on Houzz!

Article by: Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Photo by JP&CO and Optima Homes – Discover traditional sunroom design inspiration Recently, the sunroom of one of our homes was featured by Houzz, a highly popular website that showcases the work of housing design professionals. Houzz wrote an article on glass roofs and the different things you should think… Read more »

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12 Ways to Stretch Your Space (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Feeling cramped in your home? Unsure of how to free up space? Here are 12 creative ways to stretch the space you have, brought to you by Houzz.   12 Ways to Stretch Your Space Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Have you subscribed to the Perfect Place… Read more »

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10 Porches with Personal Style (from Houzz)

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO It’s porch season! Get your swing on with these inventive porch styles.   10 Porches With Personal Style Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO Have you subscribed to the Perfect Place Blog yet? Get social!

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Local Picks for a Classy, Comfortable Nursery

Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO   It’s not always easy finding nursery décor and furniture that is cute, comfortable AND classy. Oftentimes, retail shops focus solely on the “cute factor,” and pile on the colors, patterns, and images of baby farm animals. That’s all fine, in small doses, but what if you want to outfit… Read more »