May 09
8 comments
As I explained in my last blog, I love growing my own herbs for cooking. I no longer have to lament that one last, fresh herb ingredient I can’t track down at the local grocery store. Once you’ve gotten your herb garden started, you may realize that you face a new dilemma: Just what do you do with all of these amazing looking and smelling plants you’ve got growing? Below are some of my favorite recipe sites, herb guides, and, of course, my top 10 herbs and the way I enjoy using them when I cook.
Read More

May 02
6 comments
Every meal tastes ten times better with fresh herbs, but they’re expensive to buy every week at the grocery store. The easy solution (and I do mean easy): grow them yourself! Stop making excuses and give your own herb garden a try this summer—I promise you won’t regret it. When planning your herb garden, you can do as much or as little as you like. If you’re interested in something super easy and less time consuming (or yard space is out of the question), consider planting a container garden on a porch, patio, or veranda.
Read More

Apr 26
10 comments
When we have clients who decide to move out of their home during their remodel, I like to encourage them to use the transition as an opportunity to inventory their belongings and part with unnecessary stuff. I’m going to give my readers the exact same advice for their spring cleaning this year. Begin to go through your drawers, bins, and closets and organize your things into four piles: Toss, Sell, Donate, and Keep. It may be painful at first, but if you’re honest with yourself about what you actually use, the payoff will be big. This process has been one of the best ways to kick start new and exciting remodeling projects, and it just may be a great way for you to kick start your new project this spring, whatever it may be.
Read More

Apr 19
7 comments
We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and part of this time is often spent in front of the sink. We all know the dread of a dirty dish mound, clogged drain, or smelly sponge. I’m here to help make the time you spend in front of the sink a little easier. Read on to learn how to make sure your sink is in tip top shape now and in the future.
Read More

Mar 27
9 comments
JP&CO's Opening Night Event is not to be missed, with catering by CRAVE and a tour of the full-home remodel lead by the Designer. All are welcome to join on Friday, March 30th from 5 pm to 7 pm at R19 in Edina.
Read More

Mar 27
3 comments
We're revealing two completely remodeled homes to the public during the Spring Remodeler's Showcase, this FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY! I can't wait to show the world how awesome these projects are, and how...
Read More

Mar 21
0 comments
Even though it may not seem like it at first, your bathroom can be one of the easiest rooms in the house to de-clutter, and here’s why: Unlike other rooms in your home, everything you store in your bathroom is specifically used in the bathroom. Therefore, it’s easy to identify items that don’t belong, and relocate these items or toss them.
Read More

Mar 14
3 comments
Sometimes all it takes is a small change to add a little cheer to your favorite room, and your routine. I figured we could all use a few easy, quick, and inexpensive ideas for adding a little happiness to one of the most popular rooms, the kitchen. And what’s the best way to add a little surprise and cheer? Small, unexpected bursts of color, of course!
Read More

Mar 07
6 comments
Many of our clients have kids (very adorable) and this plays a large role in the renovation we make to their home. But not even the most amazing design can necessarily tackle one of parents’ greatest at-home enemies: toy clutter and chaos. In many of the homes we transform, I see the eternal struggle to keep children’s toys, books, clothes, and other items at bay and off of tables, floors, stairs, and everywhere else imaginable (not so adorable!).
Read More

Mar 05
5 comments
Great news: JP&CO has just updated some preliminary Before and After renovation pictures of my condo in St. Paul. Very cool. Very exclusive. My condo is nestled in a traditional, 1920s-built, Chicago-style brownstone with a beautiful courtyard. Because of my love of modern architecture, I took it as a challenge to tastefully blend both ultramodern and more traditional design in my home. I emphasized the traditional through classic 1 1/4" hardwood floors and classic fireplace trim details. Design elements such as sleek, simplistic lighting (an homage to the John Hancock building) and monochromatic color schemes were used to instill a modern feel.
Read More

Feb 29
7 comments
According to the National Association of the Home Builders (NAHB) in Washington, a kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms to renovate, including cabinets, counters, appliances, and floors. In order to avoid skyrocketing kitchen renovation prices, we here at JP&CO have always been extremely careful about seeking out ways to improve the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Read More

Feb 23
10 comments
When you can’t find the greenery you crave outside, it’s time to turn inward for your plant fix. Although maintaining an indoor plant (or twelve) can mean a little extra repotting and watering from time to time, I just wouldn’t survive the cold months without a boost of green life inside. Not only do plants make us happier, but they also have the ability to make use healthier. Many plants have been attributing with benefiting everything from our nightly sleep to fighting colds, improving humidity, and reducing dust.
Read More

Feb 21
9 comments
If you haven’t already heard the great news, allow me to announce that JP&CO is revealing our most impressive work yet to the public in the Spring Parade of Homes Remodeler’s Showcase! Come and see two unique whole-home remodels, one in Edina and one in Minneapolis. Doors are open on Friday from 12pm - 7pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12pm - 6pm.
Read More

Feb 15
0 comments
I’ve begun to feel like we might not be giving the entryway enough credit. When you think about it, your entryway is like the first interview—since it’s the first impression you make, it’s important to dress up and establish some basic organization, planning, and personality all in one shebang. The important aspects of the first encounter with a new person can be applied to this smaller room in the front or back of our home. In addition to looks and organization, our entryway is also responsible for making a guest feel comfortable from the very beginning of their visit. It doesn’t always take a huge revamp or a lot of money to improve your entryway. Read on for my easy tips!
Read More

Feb 08
6 comments
Great news everyone--JP&CO is featured in this week's edition of houzz.com as the headliner for an article titled "Make a Space Special with Glass". We are so proud of the work we do, and so happy to make a homeowner's vision a reality. It's great to see it all come together, and even more fantastic to find out that our work is serving as the inspiration for others.
Read More

Feb 01
7 comments
The crazier my life gets, the more I realize the importance of making my home an organized and, above all, calming place. Sometimes keeping my calm is as easy as putting a few piles of stuff in their rightful places. Other times, the interior chaos has required some more permanent changes. Although it is sometimes tough at first to simplify, I find that it always pays off in the end. Read on for my top 5 tips for creating a calming home.
Read More

Jan 25
6 comments
To put it nicely, winter weather is a little more challenging than spring, summer, and fall. Because of this, our outerwear gets bulkier, we wear more accessories, and we go through more clothing. In order to combat the mess that the cold season can often create, I’ve discovered 6 simple tips for keeping things neat and easy.
Read More

Jan 18
6 comments
During the winter as a kid I was always looking for ways to stay warm and avoid the cold. As an adult in Minnesota, my attention has shifted to the search for ways to stay warm while keeping my cold season electric bill in check. Read on to learn some of my top tips for keeping your toes toasty and your bills under control.
Read More

Jan 12
8 comments
In an ideal world I would have enough time do it all. But, as it often stands, I only have enough time to do what is necessary. Despite my best intentions, there have been times when I find myself faced with a houseful of guests (such as my holiday party this last month) and a list full of party-prepping tasks. I go over my list and feel like I’ve got it all under control—until I glance up at the room around me and realize that my home is bursting at the seams with the workweek’s disarray.
Read More

Dec 28
5 comments
We’re all familiar with the benefits of using less paper around the house. Paper products eat up our forests, fatten landfills, and become a substantial waste of our hard-earned money. Making simple, easy, and often FREE changes to the way you clean, manage, and organize your home life can greatly reduce the amount of paper you use. Read on for some essential and painless and sustainable ideas for using less paper in your home.
Read More

Get this feed  

the perfect place Search

Flawless Entertainment without the Fuss

By Samantha........ Designer JP........amp........CO........Residential construction firm delivering a personalized home........ through a truly enjoyable process........ done at a remarkable pace.........nbsp
The awesome perk to having a wonderful home is the ability to throw a great party. Whats more rewarding than gathering all of your near and dearest under one roof to enjoy company, food, and drink? Make sure that youre always the hostess with the mostes http://jpandcompany.net/blog/flawless-entertainment-without-the-fuss/

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

Healthy Living TipsSamantha Grose, JP&CO, Serving Trays, DecoratingMirror IdeasBacksplashToy ControlHome CleaningHome DecorTiny Home2012 OlympicsParade of Homes 2012MaintainEdinaCape Cod Style HomeHow to Choose a Kids RugJP&COWall DecorHow to CompostSinkSandstonePlayroomsVintagehouzz.comEntrywaysBathroom CleaningSummer VacationsChowen housePatio Lawn CareSt. Paul HomeToy OrganizingUnique CenterpiecesKids BathroomArt DecoToursProduceJP&COGreen AppliancesJP&CO Lifestyle2013Home PhotosSouth MinneapolisStorage IdeasCasualKids Bedroom IdeasPeter PaulsonDecor for KidsHome Organizing Tipsmorel mushroomsHow to Choose a LotFallDining RoomRankingTear DownIndoor PlantsJP&CO PorchMendota HeightsJP&COInterior DecorationSafetyFull RenovationArchitectureLondonHome tourHerbsRusticOrganizingBoutiquesGalleria, EdinaMarblemushroomsTwin Cities RemodelersRampsJP&COInteriorsJP&CODeclutterOpening Night EventJP&COBest of HouzzMinnesota Residential ConstructionSt. PaulFashionOrganization TipsFresh Fruit TipsJP&COHome ToursArea RugsRefreshing on a BudgetDIY Household Cleanersprep spaceFarmers MarketCloset OrganizationKitchen OrganizingDesigner CondoGas vs. Electric StovesJP&COspringJP&COArtwork in the HomeTeardownSouthern CaliforniaNew Home BuildingThe Oscars Green RoomCompostMinneapolisParty TipsImproving HospitalityGranite CountersJP & COHostess with the MostessSummer ToursDesignersShoppingJP&COMicrowave GuideJP&COHome OfficeKids DecorWinter OrganizationDesign ToursMade in AmericaMaintenanceSmall House MovementJP&COSamantha Grose, JP&CO, Residential Construction, Kitchen Design, Kitchen IslandDesign IdeasKitchen IdeasFront DoorKansas City, MOJP&CO, Rugs, Rugs in the Kitchen, Kitchen DecoratingGlassColorPaper UseGranite TipsOrganic ProduceLivingTable CenterpiecesStoring VegetablesJP&CORemodelingHome Care TipsR39Heat Saving TipsWinter Energy SaversSummer TravelBedroomBoulevardDecorSmaller HomeMansionsJP&COR10localclean-up zoneClassyMinimalist LivingHerb GardensTours with the DesignerMinnetonkaCounter CareBeautiful LawnDesign TipsCalm HomeFlower PotsOriginal ArtFamily PhotosJP&COHome MaintenanceRug SafetyGarageFake a Clean HomeJP&COBack yardGreen LivingHome OrganizationHostingMicrowavesTwin CitiesJP&CO DesignJP&CO, Samantha Grose, Kitchen OrganizationKids bathroom designMantel Design JP&COGreen ExteriorsJP&CO Spring ShowcaseNatural House CleaningKitchenHome BuildingForagedHouzzGuest Room, JP&CO, Samantha Grose, Guest Room Ideas, Perfect GuestroomStainless SteelJP&COAwardsWinter Home TipsSpring CleaningStoring ProduceJP&COCooking areaLiving Room JP&COfersEnergy Efficient HomeSpring ShowcaseHealthy LawnResidential ConstructionGreen Ideas Samantha GroseJP&COEntertainingJP&COStoring FruitR19ClassicFinding a LotGreen CleaningHome DecoratingChoosing a LotJP&COGreen ChefMirror DesignToss, Sell, Donate, KeepGreen InteriorsMantel DecorationJP&COCenterpeice IdeasKeeping Produce FreshWinnerKids Rug GuideShowcase WeekendDecoratingPete PaulsonKitchen AppliancesDesignNatural CleanersJP&COCleaningGreen Kitchen JP&COGreen CookingFrank Lloyde WrightHome GoodsInterior DesignGardeningNatural Bathroom Cleaning2014Kids RoomsCooking with HerbsJP&COSamantha's HomeFresh ProduceMinnesotaHalloween DecoratingTiny HouseTips on CompostingHalloween TableThe Perfect PlaceLawn MaintenanceHow to Host a PartyRemodelers ShowcaseKitchen UpgradesGranite CareWinterEasy UpgradesFreshJP&COJP&COChoosing a NeighborhoodFiddlehead CraveJP&CO FeaturesContemporaryHalloweenPatio DecoratingChalkboard PaintParade of HomesOutdoor livingMpls. St. Paul MagazineFall 2013Samantha Grose, JP&CO, Living, Thanksgiving Time SaversHome DesignSneak PeekRestaurant Interior TourPorchMaison GalleriaTilefulton charmerOpen House Minneapolis


Tag List

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