Designs to Inspire

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Parade of Homes 2011… February 28, 2011

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This years Parade of homes goes from March 5 thru April 3 and is teamed up with The Remodelers Showcase, which runs April 1 thru April 3. Guidebooks are available at Holiday Station stores. Check out the links below for further details on times and home locations.

For a variety of special seminars available during the tour check out his link:


February deals… February 7, 2011

International Market Square (IMS) is Minnesota’s center for Design products including custom home furnishings, lighting, accessories, tile, area rugs, fabrics, and wallcoverings available only To The Trade. These IMS showrooms showcase luxury brands not available to the general public or through most retailers. 

The start of the year can be a good time for you to look for closeout deals in furnishings. IMS Showrooms and their manufactures look to highlight new products previously shown at Fall Market and therefore need to make space for these special pieces by getting rid of last season goods. Luxury furnishings available as shown doesn’t fit everyone’s design needs, but if you have a plan for what you need then it could be added reason to buy. To top off the great deals on showroom floor items, many manufactures are kicking off the new year with a steeper discount on special order items as well. Industry professionals such as myself are your ticket to International Market Square’s vast array of specialty showrooms. I’d be happy to guide you through the showrooms to find that specialty item you’ve been looking for. Call me today to schedule an appointment! Follow the link below to reach me by phone or email:


ASID Sample Sale starts today! November 4, 2010

Filed under: Events — sarah bernardy-broman @ 9:12 am

If you are looking for quality furnishings at discounted prices, check out this years ASID Sample Sale starting today at 4pm. Sale is located at International Market Square, Minneapolis’s home for Interior Design specialty products. Sale goes from Thurs, Nov 4th thru Sat, Nov 6th. I will be helping out on Saturday from 9am to noon. Hope to see you there! Check out the following link for more details and some sample sale highlights!


ASID Design Awards… October 11, 2010

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The 2010 Minnesota Chapter Awards Banquet of the American Society of Interior Designers takes place on Thursday, November 11. International Market Square will be hosting the event as they celebrate their 25th year in the business. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available through the ASID Office at IMS for $75/person.  Join us in celebrating great design. Cocktails at 5:30 pm/Dinner at 6:15 pm/ Awards Presentation at 7:15 pm/ Last call at 9:15 pm

ASID Office 612-339-6003

(must purchase before October 28th)


Cancer Recovery Benefit for Candace McCown… September 25, 2010

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Please take some time out of your busy schedules to join the cause. A silent auction will be held at Patrick McGovern’s in St. Paul on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10 -the perfect 10) for Candace McCown who is recovering from Breast Cancer. Proceeds will help Candace pay some of the expense of living after her mastectomy. She still has a tough road ahead of her as she continues to fight this disease. There will be wonderful items for you to bid on along with appetizers, music, and a cash bar!

When? Sunday Oct 10 from noon to 4pm!

Where? Patrick McGovern’s, 225 7th Street West, St. Paul, MN /Ph: 612-228-1868 /website:

Oh, did I mention the free parking?!


ASID Sample Sale 2010… September 21, 2010

Filed under: Events — sarah bernardy-broman @ 3:19 pm

This years ASID Sample Sale will be at International Market Square (IMS) in Minneapolis from November 4-6. As part of this years event they have asked ASID Designers to be available for 1/2 hour consults. Yes, clients needing design advice can get in touch with us professionals at no obligation. It’s also a great way to meet a Designer if you’ve been too afraid to call one! So bring your scaled plans, paint samples, fabric swatches, and room photos for some professional help while you shop.  At these prices you can’t afford not too!

I always say, it’s never good to purchase something just because it’s on sale, (this often ends in disaster, item too big to fit into the room, or the good deal you never really loved!) so have a plan and maybe you’ll find the deal that fits within your dream.

Check out my profile on the Sample Sale facebook page. I’ll be helping out on Saturday November 6th! Hope to see you there!!/notes/asid-sample-sale/sarah-bernardy-broman-asid-sample-sale-roving-interior-designer/132995113415146


Tour follow-up! October 12, 2009

Thank you to everyone that visited my Bathroom project this past weekend during the Annual ASID Kitchen and Bath Tour. It was an exciting event and I hope that those who didn’t get a chance to view this beautiful space have done so either in the Minneapolis St Paul Magazine special home supplement or by visiting my website: I enjoyed the opportunity to showcase my work and talk one on one with potential clients looking to remodel their kitchen or bath.

A special thank you to my wonderful clients who opened their home to the public this past weekend. I know you worked hard to make this happen for me! Thank you also to my student volunteers, good luck to you as you adventure into this business!

My home held a drawing for tickets to Chanhassen Dinner Theater, best of luck to those who entered!