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Now that hosting friends and family can be on our calendar again, we wanted to learn more about how to create a space that allows for entertaining with ease. With dining room tables that have served as home offices and bathrooms that were our hair salons, it’s a foreign feeling to welcome people into our personal space.
We were lucky enough to sit down with Jamie Otte and Amanda Lorenz of Henri Interiors who are St. Paul-based interior designers and experts in creating welcoming spaces. We wanted to know: how do they help clients design a home built to entertain?

henri interiors living room

BY SHEENA FROBERG Welcome to the beginner’s guide to holistic healing! Before we go any further, let’s take a look at the buzz words: holistic healing. What is it? Why is everyone raving about it and its benefits? In the rat race that is today’s society, it seems that everything has the potential to be […]

BY MOLLIE WINDMILLER – JULY 21, 2021 It’s true, there is no better designer than nature. Joan Vorderbruggen of Bircheart Shinrin-Yoku knows this better than most. She is an architect and former university professor whose focus has been on understanding and creating healing environments. “How can we design places (or even our lives) to simultaneously […]

Drawn in by the happy color palettes, the exaggerated doodles and the combination of playful and luxury streetwear, one can’t help but smile, feel cool and nostalgic all at the same time from the illustrations by Lindsey Made This. This Minnesota-born illustrator has collaborated with top-notch brands found on any designer’s dream bucket list – […]

Sangria screams summer to us. It pairs nicely with friends and is the ultimate summer party drink. This white sangria recipe is so easy to make and does not disappoint – except when it’s all gone. We have passed this from friend to friend, and it has evolved over time with everyone adding their own […]

BY ZOE VOSSEN – MAY 31, 2021 Summer is here and we could not be more ready. Our team, along with most Minnesotans, patiently await this time of year for many reasons: one being all of the beautiful local patios. We wanted to take a moment to express our enthusiasm for patio season by sharing […]

Bringing the community together and championing local businesses and makers is at the core of what we do. Check out our posts highlighting collaborative events, small businesses, and all things community driven.

To inspire and to be inspired is our mantra. From DIYs to gift guides to entertaining and more, our lifestyle posts have an emphasis on thoughtful and intentional living.

Wondering what we've been up to? Our Work highlights the latest projects at LAB. From Creative Services to Brand Experiences, we're always keeping busy elevating brands and crafting memorable experiences.