Thursday, December 7, 2017

pantone color of the year

Today Pantone Color Institute revealed the color of the year for 2018... Ultra Violet

"As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence. The Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands."  -Pantone Color Institute 
I love reading the online posts today about the chosen color. So many ways to interpret what this color means within our culture, along with past and present events in society. 

Purple hues have several universal meanings. Musical influence (Prince), political uncertainty (Republican red+ Democratic blue), historical (wealth and royalty).  For some, violet represents the unknown limitless galaxy, non-conformity, unconventionality, optimism...

My favorite addition to this year's color is the complimentary color pairings. I do love these combinations:

We will see a lot more purple in 2018...and hopefully more peace.💜

Monday, November 6, 2017

fushion + captured

This year's IIDA Fusion was a creative, interactive event. A unique blend of music, artistry, and display. Competitors created artful backdrops inspired by musicians and specifiable materials. Attendees were invited to capture selfies and unique compositions through photos.

The venue: The Machine Shop, NE Minneapolis

“This event is about a multi-sensory experience – about emotions that people experience within a space – the noticing, feeling, and interacting in our environment.”
...Hundreds of event photos on the IIDA flicker link: 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

red indeed

NEXT UP | Another office building full remodel.

Dramatic red accents will be incorporated in paint, furniture, signage, custom art murals and installations throughout. Can't wait.

And guess what? Benjamin Moore just announced their 2018 Color of the Year, which happens to be...RED. 

"This year's choice will stop you in your tracks." - Benjamin Moore

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

office refresh

Our recent office make-over showcases how updating a workspace design to align with the company brand creates positive results.

All new furniture, paint, and artwork. 

We started with lighter walls and custom furniture, including sit-to-stand desks for all employees. There are significant physical health benefits with adding sit-to-stand desks into offices. 
(See article:

Also, incorporation art into the workspace has proven emotional benefits including stress reduction.
(See article:

There are so many factors that contribute to well-being and efficiency in the workplace.  Design affects so much!


Friday, September 22, 2017

glass view

PALETTE | Office space in Minneapolis, with new furniture, finishes, and branding. Lots of glass and skyline view. 
New bright reception area photos to follow...

Thursday, August 31, 2017

open house

We popped champagne and celebrated the office building remodel completion!  
Such a fun evening. 

Friday, March 10, 2017


Finally seeing our design in person.  
Enormous custom barn doors separating the new open office area from the conference room.  
A creative work environment for a creative marketing agency.  I want to work in this space!

Monday, December 19, 2016

greenery in the loop

Pantone selected the color of the year for 2017:

Sienna Lynn Studio's current project in Minneapolis' North Loop showcases this fresh, vibrant color. 
An office remodel gets new workstations with sit-stand desks, new carpet, and lighting. 
Next month's installation...a new divider wall with12' custom barn doors to separate the work area and conference room. Stay tuned for more photos.

Friday, November 18, 2016


People often ask about the name of my interior design business. Here are a few fun facts behind the origin of Sienna Lynn Studio.

A color. 
The paint tubes of sienna (raw and burnt sienna) are used in almost every painting that I've done. A trick I learned from one of my painting professors in collage: adding sienna while mixing the paints, creates a similar undertone to the finished artwork.

A name. 
As a mom of 3 boys, this name was not selected for those babies, however I chose it for my other baby -- my business. The year was 2009 and I followed my intuition to leave the corporate world (during the recession!) and begin a new journey. The unknown. Sienna Lynn Studio was launched to focus on my passions: helping people + design.  Connecting with individuals and companies who understand that design can impact their business in so many amazing ways. 

A place.
Siena is located in Italy, central Tuscany. I daydream of a future trip to Italy. The same year that I started Sienna Lynn Studio, I made a promise to myself that I would visit Siena for my 50th birthday. I was in my early thirties and this seemed like an eternity away, but this vision would make me smile during all the ups and downs of starting a business as a single mom. Now a family of five and only 10 years away!

A wine.
A favorite choice for red. Looking forward to many more years with Sienna Lynn Studio and continuing the unknown of each day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

autumn inspires

My favorite season, hands down! 
Fall inspirations at Sienna Lynn Studio...

Friday, October 7, 2016

turquoise escape

Although these few days went fast...every second was savored and appreciated. 
Feeling so grateful for this get-away.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

on trend

Announced today...
Sherwin Williams anticipates the defining color of 2017 as Poised Taupe.
"This timeless neutral is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool." - Sherwin Williams Color Marketing
Perfect timing to share Sienna Lynn Studio's remodel of Second Street Lofts in North Loop which used this hue!

Poised Taupe, the main color in the interior design finish palette. Combined with gold tones, wood and metal elements, this building re-fresh reflects the industrial chic of Northloop, Minneapolis.

Entry stairs with new 12"x 24" tile. Modern, clean lines update the common areas:

New lighting, carpet tiles, and metal floor base, along with Poised Taupe paint color:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

through the lens

A busy summer of work and play in Minneapolis!
  • A break from the heat -- Starbucks rainbow drinks
  • Bonfire on the rooftop in Northloop
  • Outdoor patio with Mojitos 
  • Great view at a client Twins' Game
  • Interior Designers' HH at Betty Danger's

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

details. function. beauty

Thrilled with the results of the new build-out for a financial management group!  Sienna Lynn Studio was challenged with creating a beautiful, functional office design in a new, smaller space.  With this new footprint, design is definitely in the details. 
During construction:
Design Goals: 
Maintaining efficiency in every square foot, while achieving transparency and light throughout the office. This was achieved not only with finishes and lighting, but in the architectural plans with a large window into the conference room, low walls in main areas, side-lights at each private office, and glass panels between workstations to allow natural light to filter through the interior.

Finish Palette: 
Alabaster white, medium gray tones, and branded green accents come together with tailored, classic modern lines.  

All new, custom furniture selected and designed for maximum function. Overhead storage, mesh-back chairs, and sit-to-stand desks provide flexibility and health benefits. 

Artwork from the clients' collection is showcased throughout, including colorful contemporary paintings and a commissioned Charlie Brown statue. In addition, a large custom metal "W" logo is featured, and a coat rack from local furniture designer Blu Dot stands in the reception area.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


So cool!
IN Food Marketing & Design's space by Sienna Lynn Studio is featured in Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal for "Cool Offices."

And a portion of the Article:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


With re-branding underway, Sienna Lynn Studio worked with a Bio Engineering company to update and re-design their work environment.

Initially, a sea of cubicles covered the office space. The natural light from the windows was blocked and there were no casual meeting areas.

Before image:
By removing old cubicles and creating a new layout, we created more energy -- a new collaboration space for meetings and brain-storming sessions. 
Sienna Lynn Studio also worked with the clients to develop custom interior and exterior signage, landscaping, paint, conference room upgrades, and a welcoming reception area with plenty of natural light.
The reception area layout includes new seating, tables, a beverage credenza, flat screen t.v., artwork, and plants to bring natural elements in.