Monday, June 29, 2009

International Market Square

International Market Square (IMS) is the main design center for the upper Midwest. It hosts offices for designers and about 70 showrooms to the trade and some to the public as well. I first started going there while in interior design school and now have become quite familiar with many of the showrooms there. Some of my favorites include: Kravet, Francis King, Hoffsommer and Russ, Holly Hunt, Waterworks, Fantasia, and Schumacher.

Kravet and Schumacher and Hoffsommer and Russ have amazing fabrics and a huge selection.
Kravet Showroom

Francis King, Holly Hunt and Kravet have beautiful furniture to suit many different styles.
Holly Hunt Image

Francis King also has amazing accessories. I could spend an afternoon there.
Francis King Showroom

Waterworks and Fantasia showrooms are my favorite showrooms for plumbing fixtures and tile.
Waterworks Image

Fantasia has beautiful recycled glass tile that I love and is priced well.

Fantasia Image
During my internship we worked on a kitchen backsplash with this tile and I loved it. Someday I hope to have it somewhere in my house.

One of the many perks of being a designer in MN is showroom access to all of these and more of the amazing products out there in the design world. I love going for the afternoon and browsing the showrooms to see what is out there and enjoy the showroom design, even if I don't have a purpose for going there or a project I'm working on. Hopefully soon I'll have lots of clients that want to go shopping there with me!

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