Home & Design | Art + Soul

It was adore at initially sight for artist Stephanie Dillon when she and her spouse, Reilly, toured a product residence in Eden Prairie. They fell for the exterior’s blend of whitewashed shiplap and shakes that felt timeless and airy. Within, an unfolding of light-weight-loaded communal spaces—each with its personal character—left far more normal floorplans in the dust.

From the interior palette’s calming charcoals and paler neutrals to its moody greens and abundant terra-cotta, the vibe feels a lot more European than suburban. “My inspiration for the kitchen area was a French pastry shop,” notes the model’s designer, Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang, who owns West Bay Residences with her partner, Rick.

Layer upon layer of supplies, finely detailed, also hint at European structure. In fact, the designer infused inspiration from her outings to Paris throughout the 5,000-sq.-foot property. She suggests the type is French contemporary farmhouse.

In the kitchen area, 3 unique glazed tiles gown the backsplashes. “The smallest hexagon draws gentle in and is pretty much reflective,” suggests Vogelgesang. “The mix makes an elevated perception of sight.”

Combined media is also a signature of substantially of Stephanie’s art—no question she and Vogelgesang shared an creative vision. Stephanie, who turned to portray to specific her feelings while battling cancer, is recognised to paint what she feels. The designer likewise follows her coronary heart. “Every day, I do what I appreciate,” Vogelgesang says. “Parting with a residence is like supplying up a little one.”

Stephanie retained Vogelgesang on board to finish the interior style and design. “We’re equally passionate about design,” Vogelgesang provides. “I was thrilled to use Stephanie’s killer rug assortment all over.”

Exterior components like shiplap and painted charcoal costume the basement’s fire wall as very well as the vaulted ceiling in a lounge space off of the kitchen. Charcoal-coloured sq. tiles address a kitchen backsplash from the counter to the ceiling. The color’s repetition weaves rooms collectively. “I like everything to be cohesive so that it is a holistic progression with all of the ecosystem relating,” Vogelgesang states. 

So lots of components could come to feel busy, even cluttered, but Vogelgesang artfully integrated them, akin to how Stephanie blends the colours on her canvases. Some decisions pop, many others recede, a number of shimmer to define a temper. Like a completed portray, the resources eventually appear jointly in a composition at any time aware of stability and proportions. The outcome: a property in shape for an artist.

“I love creating areas glance timeless and elevated devoid of getting to be valuable or unaffordable.”


– Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang


Style and design + Develop: Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang and Rick Vogelgesang, West Bay Households, 612-770-6433, westbayhomes.web