Jul 23
0 comments
We are excited to share all we have done in the last 2 weeks! Our latest new home in Chanhassen was assembled in ONE impressive day. Since then we are well underway will all the inner workings of a high performance home. We are going to be out at the house this weekend giving tours and showing you just how we put it all together. Please join us Saturday, July 26th from 10am – Noon. RSVP samantha@jpandcompany.net for directions.
Read More
Tags :

Jun 28
0 comments
If summer has you itching to revamp your style or your place, then a tour of local boutiques on a beautiful day is the perfect fix. There are amazing shops right here in the cities that showcase fabulous accents and ideas. In my opinion, there’s no better way to find inspiration and that special something. Below are my favorite spots for awesome furniture, knickknacks, jewelry, home goods, and more in the Twin Cities area.
Read More

May 28
0 comments
Make every evening or weekend spent at home this summer feel like a getaway by revamping your home’s outdoor living areas. Upgrading your porch or patio is relatively easy and inexpensive, and the payoff is huge. With the right setup and additions, you’ll soon find yourself spending as much time as you can outside, whether you’re enjoying your morning coffee or a festive soirée.
Read More

May 19
0 comments
It’s Spring! Buy the Fresh, Foraged & Local Now that winter has passed, we can start enjoying some delicious, fresh produce—some of it is even grown right here in the Minnesota. You can find these local edibles at the co-op, farmer’s market, and even on the forest bed. Shopping local goods not only gives you the freshest produce, it also supports local businesses and reduces the carbon footprint of your fridge. Act fast to scoop up some of these totally seasonal, totally local treats!
Read More

Mar 27
0 comments
This February it was a treat to learn that JP&CO has yet again received a “Best of Houzz” award from Houzz.com, an awesome home building, remodeling, and decorating website with more than 16 million monthly users. Read on to learn more about the award and our awesome online portfolio.
Read More

Mar 22
0 comments
See What We Did with a 1950s Rambler for the Remodeler's Showcase, Spring 2014. Our newest remodel is on display Friday through Sunday (March 28 – 30) in Edina, and it’s definitely worth the trip.
Read More

Jan 05
0 comments
Just like the rest of your home, a child’s bathroom should be updated for safety. As much as designing a bathroom for kiddies can be fun, at JP&CO we believe that safety should always come first. Beyond the cardinal rule of never leaving your child in the bathtub alone, there are a number of pointers that can help to keep bath time fun and safe. From slip-prevention tactics to water temperature, here’s what you need to know.
Read More

Dec 27
0 comments
Teardowns are a great option for anyone looking for a truly personalized design in the neighborhood they desire. Increasingly, families and retirees are turning to this method for the home of their dreams with all the benefits of living in an established neighborhood. When it comes to teardowns, there are certain preliminary steps necessary to find the perfect lot for bulldozing and building anew. Let JP&CO help walk you through these components.
Read More

Dec 17
0 comments
Whether you’re considering building on a snug city block or a spacious suburban spot, there are certain elements to consider when searching for the perfect lot for your new home. Since helping our clients to find the perfect lot is part of what we do here at JP&CO, I thought that I’d share some of our most important tips for finding a location that works for your budget and your dream home—a lot that you’ll love.
Read More

Nov 29
0 comments
The chalkboard has graduated from the classroom and is quickly becoming a fun and surprising new addition to the home. With the advent of chalkboard paint, this reusable matte surface has been reborn, with functional and enjoyable uses popping up daily. And did I mention that a lot of these great new uses for chalkboard paint are perfect for hosting? You may just pick up a trick or two for this holiday season!
Read More

Nov 17
0 comments
Backsplashes have come a long way since square floral and vegetable motifs. It’s a pleasure to explore the sheer variety of ideas out there for the walls surrounding the kitchen counters and cabinets. I’m a big fan of backsplashes because they offer a dash of personality while improving the functionality of your kitchen. Take a look at these eye-catching backsplashes for some great inspiration.
Read More

Nov 12
0 comments
No space is too small when it comes to designing a special area for your child to learn and explore. Once you’ve decided on the perfect spot for your playroom, consider some of JP&CO’s handy ideas for a more child-friendly, useful, and happier room.
Read More

Oct 30
0 comments
We spend a shocking amount of money on household cleaners, and these items aren't necessarily the most effective or the safest for our health. Learn how to save money and reduce the use of dangerous chemicals in your home with this awesome guide to making your own household cleaners. It's really easy—I promise!
Read More

Oct 23
0 comments
A well-designed kid’s room is equal parts fun, safety, and functionality. I’ve always enjoyed designing and decorating children’s rooms because they offer the chance to be playful and bold. Your kid’s room is a place for sleep, quiet, and comfort, but it can also be a place for games, learning, crafting, imagining, and so much more. An easy, inexpensive, and low-risk way to improve the mood and comfort of your child’s bedroom is with a new area rug. Learn how to select the best one for your home.
Read More

Oct 08
1 comment
Have you heard of the small house revolution? Families who join this movement are actively trading in their large homes for miniature ones, and they’re actually enjoying it too. And I do mean miniature—in an article published last year on cnn.com, many of the new homes enjoyed by tiny living homeowners were as small as 200 square feet.
Read More

Sep 27
0 comments
I wanted to send out a quick reminder that the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase begins today. Doors open at 12 pm today (Friday) at our home in Minneapolis (R39). For a fun start to the weekend, come to our swanky opening night event from 5 pm – 7 pm, featuring a designer tour and hors d’oeuvres. Showcase also runs this Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm.
Read More

Sep 26
0 comments
Check out all the picture of our latest project on houzz.com. The home will be open to view this weekend so stop by! Parade of Homes details are here.
Read More

Sep 24
0 comments
If you haven’t taken a look yet, allow me to introduce you to R39, our most outstanding work to date and the star of this fall’s Showcase weekend. You’ve got three days (Sept 27-29) to see what happens when gorgeous design and incredible energy-efficiency converge under one roof.
Read More

Sep 19
0 comments
For the first time in JP&CO history, we have the opportunity not only to show off a brand new house during Showcase, but also to help one lucky family discover their dream home. That’s because this beautiful and incredibly energy-efficient home (R39) is also for sale!
Read More

Sep 17
0 comments
With Showcase weekend around the corner, we wanted to give design lovers and dream home seekers a chance to sneak a peek of the innovative work we’re revealing this Showcase season. Our newest and brightest (R39) merges the comfort and classic aesthetic of New England’s Cape Cod style home with an impressive dose of modern functionality. This start-from-scratch tear down was completed in a neat 11 weeks. And did we mention it’s on the market?
Read More

Get this feed  
« Previous12345Next »

the perfect place Search

Create your Dream Porch or Patio

Make every evening or weekend spent at home this summer feel like a getaway by revamp....ing your home........rsquo........s outdoor living areas. Upgrading your porch or patio is relatively easy and inexpensive
Make every evening or weekend spent at home this summer feel like a getaway by revamping your homes outdoor living areas. Upgrading your porch or patio is relatively easy and inexpensive, and the payoff is huge. With the right setup and additions, youll http://www.jpandcompany.net/blog/create-your-dream-porch-or-patio/

Checking out Chalkboard Paint

By Samantha Grose........ Designer........ JP........amp........CO........ A residential construction firm delivering a personalized home through an enjoyable proce....ss........ done at a remarkable pace. The chalkboard has graduated from the classroom and is quic
The chalkboard has graduated from the classroom and is quickly becoming a fun and surprising new addition to the home. With the advent of chalkboard paint, this reusable matte surface has been reborn, with functional and enjoyable uses popping up daily. A http://www.jpandcompany.net/blog/checking-out-chalkboard-paint/

Stunning Backsplash Ideas

By Samantha Grose........ Designer........ JP........amp........CO........ A residential construction firm delivering a personalized home through an enjoyable proce....ss........ done at a remarkable pace. Backsplashes have come a long way since square floral and v
Backsplashes have come a long way since square floral and vegetable motifs. Its a pleasure to explore the sheer variety of ideas out there for the walls surrounding the kitchen counters and cabinets. Im a big fan of backsplashes because they offer a das http://www.jpandcompany.net/blog/stunning-backsplash-ideas/

Décor for Kids: Creative Playroom Ideas

By Samantha Grose........ Designer........ JP........amp........CO........ A residential construction firm delivering a personalized home through an enjoyable proce....ss........ done at a remarkable pace. No space is too small when it comes to designing a spec
No space is too small when it comes to designing a special area for your child to learn and explore. Once youve decided on the perfect spot for your playroom, consider some of JP&COs handy ideas for a more child-friendly, useful, and happier room. http://www.jpandcompany.net/blog/decor-for-kids-creative-playroom-ideas/

Décor for Kids: Rugs

By Samantha Grose........ Designer........ JP........amp........CO........ A residential construction firm delivering a personalized home through an enjoyable proce....ss........ done at a remarkable pace. A well
A well-designed kids room is equal parts fun, safety, and functionality. Ive always enjoyed designing and decorating childrens rooms because they offer the chance to be playful and bold. Your kids room is a place for sleep, quiet, and comfort, but it http://www.jpandcompany.net/blog/decor-for-kids-rugs/

Who Knew There Were So Many Microwave Options?

By Samantha Grose........ JP........amp........CO........ A residential construction firm dedicated to delivering a personalized home at a remarkab....le pace through an enjoyable process. The microwave is a staple of the American kitchen
The microwave is a staple of the American kitchen. But not all microwaves are built alike and microwave use seems to be a strong personal preference for clients. Some homeowners rarely use their microwave, while others rely heavily on them. Depending on t http://www.jpandcompany.net/blog/who-knew-there-were-so-many-microwave-options/

Kitchen Island Ideas We Love

By Samantha Grose........ Designer........ JP........amp........CO........ A residential construction firm delivering a personalized home........ an enjoyable process........ and a remarkable pace. A beautiful and functional kitchen island can easily be one of
A beautiful and functional kitchen island can easily be one of the most popular and utilized parts of your house. Entertaining, cooking, taking care of your to-do list, eating alone or with family, and working on projects are all popular uses of this belo http://www.jpandcompany.net/blog/kitchen-island-ideas-we-love/

ABOUT ME

Samantha Grose,
Associate AIA and Allied ASID
view my complete profile


OUR HOME PAGE

Home

 

WHY THE PERFECT PLACE?

I come across so many things for the home…everything from great decor that finishes off your home while still being affordable (but once in a while a splurge)  to easy maintenance keeping  your home looking as great as the day we left.  We strive to make our homes timeless and keep their care as effortless as possible.  These notes and articles are intended to be a collection of great finds for your home so enjoy...

 

FacebookButton.png

houzz interior design ideas

Tag Cloud

Home PhotosFallImproving HospitalityJP&COHalloween TableArt DecoDecoratingJP&CO LifestyleMaintenanceHealthy Living TipsOrganic ProduceKids Bedroom IdeasWinter Home TipsKids DecorSummer VacationsJP&COMarbleParade of Homes 2012Wall Decor JP&CO JP&COTips on CompostingInteriorsMirror DesignLondonFall 2013Hostess with the MostessHealthy LawnFresh Fruit TipsCompostSafetyLawn MaintenanceHome ToursKitchenHome DecoratingHome OrganizationHerb GardensToy OrganizingBoutiquesTear DownColorclean-up zoneSpring ShowcaseGreen InteriorsJP&COGreen CleaningJP&CO DesignMendota Heights Lawn CareTileClassicJP&CODecor for KidsTiny HomeDecorMade in AmericaWinter Energy SaversEntertainingPlayroomsCooking areaSinkMicrowave GuideJP&COFrank Lloyde WrightCloset OrganizationJP&COJP&CO Spring ShowcaseHalloweenPeter PaulsonTiny HouseFront DoorRug SafetyHome DecorRefreshing on a BudgetRankingRemodelers ShowcaseKeeping Produce FreshGuest Room, JP&CO, Samantha Grose, Guest Room Ideas, Perfect GuestroomLiving RoomHeat Saving TipsKitchen AppliancesDeclutterKids Rug GuideWinter OrganizationGas vs. Electric StovesChowen houseMinneapolisSamantha's HomeKitchen OrganizingChoosing a NeighborhoodJP&COKids bathroom designhouzz.comJP&COGlassTable CenterpiecesGreen ExteriorsCape Cod Style HomeHow to Choose a LotHow to Choose a Kids RugFiddlehead Artwork in the HomeSummer TravelFashionBeautiful LawnInterior DesignJP&COCraveGreen Living JP&COHalloween DecoratingShoppingHome tourJP&CO Samantha GroseGarageGranite TipsKitchen UpgradesGreen IdeasTours with the DesignerDIY Household CleanersJP&COCooking with HerbsSt. PaulMpls. St. Paul MagazineLivingRestaurant Interior TourSt. Paul HomeHow to Compost2012 OlympicsDesigner CondoJP&CO FeaturesInterior DecorationUnique CenterpiecesGreen AppliancesMantel DesignJP&COStoring VegetablesCasualRampsSamantha Grose, JP&CO, Residential Construction, Kitchen Design, Kitchen IslandBathroom CleaningArea RugsCleaningHome MaintenanceCounter CareBedroomSmaller HomeRusticJP&CO PorchFake a Clean HomeRemodelingTeardownR19ProduceJP&CO, Rugs, Rugs in the Kitchen, Kitchen DecoratingMinimalist LivingOutdoor livingEnergy Efficient HomeSouthern CaliforniaFinding a LotEasy UpgradesNatural CleanersSamantha Grose, JP&CO, Living, Thanksgiving Time SaversGreen CookingAwardsThe Perfect PlaceStoring ProduceHome OfficeSpring CleaningHome Organizing TipsHome GoodsMantel DecorationEntrywaysJP&COPorchNew Home BuildingBack yardDining RoomKids BathroomSouth MinneapolisHome DesignSamantha Grose, JP&CO, Serving Trays, DecoratingFarmers MarketCalm HomeR39Kansas City, MOStoring FruitJP & COMansionsOrganizingGreen ChefMirror Ideasfulton charmerJP&COMinnesota Residential Constructionprep spaceJP&COClassyFreshJP&COGranite CountersBacksplashSummer ToursResidential ConstructionTwin CitiesToursKitchen IdeasPaper UseOpening Night EventDesign ToursMicrowavesGreen KitchenMinnesotaToy ControlFamily PhotosJP&COIndoor PlantsPatio DecoratingMaison GalleriaJP&COBoulevardDesign IdeasKids RoomsWinterSmall House MovementWinnerForagedFresh ProduceSneak PeekFlower PotsHerbsGardeningEdinaFull RenovationSandstonemushroomsToss, Sell, Donate, KeepOpen House MinneapolisJP&COPete PaulsonPatioJP&COJP&COfersDesign TipsArchitectureContemporaryCenterpeice IdeasOriginal Art2013Party TipsHouzzHome Care Tips2014Galleria, EdinaOrganization TipsspringJP&CO, Samantha Grose, Kitchen OrganizationHow to Host a PartyJP&COR10MinnetonkaJP&COStainless SteelNatural Bathroom CleaningVintagelocalChoosing a LotBest of HouzzJP&COTwin Cities RemodelersMaintainChalkboard PaintDesignersDesignStorage IdeasParade of HomesJP&COHome CleaningThe Oscars Green RoomGranite CareShowcase WeekendNatural House Cleaningmorel mushroomsJP&COHome BuildingHosting


Tag List

JP&CO (1)
JP&CO (1)
Refreshing on a Budget (1)
JP&CO (1)
Unique Centerpieces (1)
2012 Olympics (1)
Open House Minneapolis (1)
Minnesota (6)
Kids Bathroom (1)
JP&CO (1)
Fashion (1)
Family Photos (1)
Fake a Clean Home (1)
Kitchen Upgrades (1)
Tiny Home (1)
fulton charmer (1)
JP&CO Spring Showcase (1)
JP&CO (1)
JP&CO Design (1)
JP&CO Features (1)
Green Appliances (1)
Natural Cleaners (1)
Winter (1)
Home Cleaning (1)
Minimalist Living (1)
Pete Paulson (1)
Architecture (1)
Energy Efficient Home (3)
Lawn Care (2)
Cleaning (1)
Designers (1)
South Minneapolis (1)
Fresh (1)
Green Exteriors (1)
Table Centerpieces (1)
Original Art (1)
Kids bathroom design (1)
Samantha Grose (12)
Shopping (1)
Ramps (1)
Glass (1)
Entertaining (1)
How to Choose a Lot (1)
Tips on Composting (1)
Storing Produce (1)
JP&CO (1)
Fall (1)
Herbs (2)
Restaurant Interior Tour (1)
Design Tours (1)
Lawn Maintenance (1)
Made in America (1)
Garage (1)
Showcase Weekend (3)
JP&CO (1)
Patio (1)
Chowen house (1)
St. Paul Home (1)
Granite Counters (2)
Boutiques (1)
Green Living (1)
Patio Decorating (1)
Foraged (1)
How to Compost (1)
Area Rugs (1)
JP&CO (1)
New Home Building (2)
Living (1)
Front Door (1)
Indoor Plants (1)
Summer Travel (1)
JP&CO (1)
Bathroom Cleaning (2)
Interiors (1)
2013 (1)
How to Choose a Kids Rug (1)
Kids Rooms (1)
Residential Construction (4)
Porch (1)
Closet Organization (1)
mushrooms (1)
Samantha Grose, JP&CO, Serving Trays, Decorating (1)
Kids Bedroom Ideas (2)
(2)
Fall 2013 (1)
JP&CO (1)
Fresh Fruit Tips (1)
Winner (1)
Design (3)
Summer Tours (1)
JP&CO (1)
Fiddlehead (1)
Heat Saving Tips (1)
Centerpeice Ideas (1)
Storage Ideas (1)
Home Maintenance (1)
Kitchen Appliances (1)
Minnetonka (1)
Home Building (2)
Halloween (1)
Tours with the Designer (1)
JP&CO (1)
Living Room (2)
Full Renovation (1)
Galleria, Edina (1)
Mendota Heights (1)
JP&CO (1)
Home Decorating (1)
Awards (2)
Mirror Design (1)
Stainless Steel (1)
JP&CO (1)
Tear Down (1)
R39 (2)
Microwaves (1)
Paper Use (1)
Bedroom (1)
Organic Produce (1)
Minneapolis (6)
Houzz (2)
JP&CO Lifestyle (1)
morel mushrooms (1)
JP&CO (1)
Winter Organization (1)
Sandstone (1)
Peter Paulson (1)
Home Office (1)
Samantha's Home (1)
Kids Rug Guide (1)
Toss, Sell, Donate, Keep (1)
The Oscars Green Room (1)
Hosting (1)
Mirror Ideas (1)
Mansions (1)
Artwork in the Home (1)
Green Kitchen (2)
Beautiful Lawn (1)
Maison Galleria (1)
Green Ideas (1)
Maintain (1)
Winter Home Tips (1)
Home tour (1)
Produce (1)
Edina (1)
Best of Houzz (2)
Gas vs. Electric Stoves (1)
Home Organization (3)
JP&CO (1)
Southern California (1)
Minnesota Residential Construction (1)
Granite Tips (1)
Teardown (1)
Casual (1)
Color (1)
Sneak Peek (1)
Wall Decor (1)
Smaller Home (1)
JP&CO (1)
Art Deco (1)
JP&CO (1)
Samantha Grose, JP&CO, Residential Construction, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Island (1)
Opening Night Event (2)
spring (1)
Home Design (1)
Ranking (1)
R10 (1)
houzz.com (2)
Easy Upgrades (1)
Tile (1)
Mantel Decoration (1)
Dining Room (1)
JP&CO (1)
Remodelers Showcase (8)
JP&CO Porch (1)
JP&CO, Samantha Grose, Kitchen Organization (1)
Herb Gardens (1)
Farmers Market (1)
JP&CO (1)
Calm Home (1)
Storing Fruit (1)
Kitchen (8)
fers (1)
JP&CO, Rugs, Rugs in the Kitchen, Kitchen Decorating (1)
Finding a Lot (1)
Mpls. St. Paul Magazine (1)
Choosing a Lot (1)
Fresh Produce (1)
Cooking with Herbs (1)
Declutter (1)
How to Host a Party (1)
local (1)
Home Tours (2)
Spring Cleaning (2)
Crave (1)
Decor (1)
Keeping Produce Fresh (1)
Toy Organizing (1)
JP&CO (1)
Chalkboard Paint (1)
Compost (1)
Twin Cities Remodelers (1)
JP&CO (1)
Natural Bathroom Cleaning (1)
Safety (2)
Toy Control (1)
Parade of Homes (5)
Choosing a Neighborhood (1)
Design Ideas (2)
2014 (1)
DIY Household Cleaners (1)
clean-up zone (1)
JP&CO (1)
Decorating (2)
Gardening (2)
Kids Decor (1)
Outdoor living (1)
Marble (1)
R19 (2)
Rug Safety (1)
Classic (2)
Entryways (1)
Home Care Tips (1)
Granite Care (2)
Twin Cities (6)
Counter Care (1)
Flower Pots (1)
Healthy Lawn (1)
Remodeling (2)
Green Chef (1)
Hostess with the Mostess (1)
Party Tips (1)
Natural House Cleaning (1)
Boulevard (1)
Home Photos (1)
Vintage (2)
JP&CO (1)
Parade of Homes 2012 (1)
Design Tips (1)
Guest Room, JP&CO, Samantha Grose, Guest Room Ideas, Perfect Guestroom (1)
Interior Decoration (2)
Sink (1)
Cooking area (1)
Organization Tips (3)
Playrooms (1)
Kitchen Ideas (1)
Mantel Design (1)
Green Cleaning (2)
Samantha Grose, JP&CO, Living, Thanksgiving Time Savers (1)
Frank Lloyde Wright (1)
Rustic (1)
Spring Showcase (4)
Small House Movement (1)
JP&CO (1)
Improving Hospitality (1)
prep space (1)
The Perfect Place (1)
Microwave Guide (1)
Home Organizing Tips (1)
JP&CO (1)
Healthy Living Tips (2)
JP & CO (1)
Storing Vegetables (1)
London (1)
Interior Design (1)
Kansas City, MO (1)
Halloween Table (1)
Summer Vacations (1)
Home Decor (3)
Classy (1)
St. Paul (2)
Halloween Decorating (2)
JP&CO (1)
Designer Condo (1)
Green Cooking (1)
Decor for Kids (1)
Maintenance (1)
Organizing (2)
Contemporary (2)
Kitchen Organizing (1)
Home Goods (1)
Back yard (1)
Tours (1)
Green Interiors (2)
JP&CO (1)
Cape Cod Style Home (3)
Backsplash (1)
Winter Energy Savers (1)
Tiny House (1)
JP&CO (1)