Tuesday, November 27, 2018


As we wrap up another busy year of business, we've decided to focus our social media posts on Instagram rather than all the platforms.

Check out Sienna Lynn Studio for colorful weekly updates! 


Thursday, August 30, 2018


NEW ERA |  Wrapping up the full-building remodel that now has a new, fresh, modern energy.

This building went from 80's beige and uninhabited, to bright and inviting (and soon to be 100% building occupancy). 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

office envy

ARCHITECTURAL | Transformation.

Every time I step back into this building I feel a little giddy. Experiencing a vision come to life is the best feeling.

We remodeled the entire first floor. Demo'd the left side of the first floor, opened it up and created new spaces: lounge, sitting area alcoves, large training room, ADA restroom, and open break room.

I'm back here working on the upper levels to keep the classic modern vibe going.

Monday, April 16, 2018

plan b

Winter fatigue. 
That's a good way to describe how we're all feeling in Minnesota these days.

This past weekend we had a huge spring blizzard keeping most of us stuck at home. Making chili, drinking wine, playing hide-and-go-seek, play dough, and hanging outside in the snow.  Definitely Plan B.

More snow in the forecast for this week. We live in the deep-freeze from November through April (that's half of the year folks!) It's Minnesota and I'm used to this, but let me tell you, the spring fever is cray-zeeee! 

We're all in it together. Doing what we can to stay motivated and make the most of this time of year. Sunshine helps.

Similarly when working through interior design phases, flexibility is key to a smooth project. I've found that Plan B sometimes IS the best. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


We are celebrating 9 years of Sienna Lynn Studio over here!

This time of year I reflect back and so many memories flash through my mind. I clearly remember the excitement (and fear) of leaving the large corporate architecture & design world to start my own business. The passion to create unique commercial spaces, and the desire to connect directly with clients, led me on this journey. 

I love that every project is unique. Every day is different. It's the creative challenges and the people along the way (contractors, venders, reps, clients, and friends) that make my job extremely rewarding. 

Each week I continue into the unknown just like I did nine years ago, but now the fear is replaced with confidence, while the excitement continues. Can't wait to see what this year brings. 

With gratitude, 

Friday, February 16, 2018


VIBRANT |  We partnered with the talented Stelie + Co. for this fabulous mural wall design. A windowless space transformed into a break room with pizazz. 
Bold and beautiful, I couldn't love it more. Thank you Stephanie for the collaboration!


Thursday, February 8, 2018

b4 and after: tech company

When CSI Onsite tech company outgrew their space, they met with Sienna Lynn Studio to design a new office build-out that reflects their culture and re-branding. 

Out with the old tall cubicles, and terra cotta color scheme, and onto a larger space that's open, light, and 'techy'. 

Their new office is created with an open plan, lots of windows and natural light, lower walls with frosted glass above, new break room and private offices with barn doors for design and transparency. Other details include alabaster white walls with gray tones and bright branded-blue accents, lower workstations, and custom signage.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

b4 and after: february

FRESH | A full building overhaul happening here.  Lower level: stairs are brought up to code, new wood railings, steel cables, carpeting, additional lighting, art, and furniture.
After... much more inviting!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

b4 and after: january

We stayed busy working on lots of office interiors in 2017. Each office is tailored to the unique style of the business and brand. 

I'll try to post a few 'before and afters' here each month.

Some are remodels and others are new build-outs.  Thanks to all of our great clients past, present, and future... we will continue to create many more custom-designed interiors in 2018!



Sienna Lynn Studio designed a new shared office space for two businesses.

The space features customized private offices based on individual needs, a new conference room, and a reception with beverage area.

Original modern art throughout is bright and bold against the light walls.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Starting outlines for sienna lynn studio's new website.  My goal is to have a new website rolled out by spring... but busy projects are pushing this to Fall.
Anyone out there a pro at square space? I need to dive into this soon.

commercial design. personalized.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

pantone color of the year

Today Pantone Color Institute reveals 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), and our Minnesota football team the Vikings.  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.💜

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Two recent remodels received new custom reception desks. Commercial spaces must meet ADA requirements for heights and transaction counters, but many features are customizable.  
Both work well functionally and aesthetically in their new spaces. Congrats to Northern Elite and Mortgages Unlimited on your new offices!

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 makeover

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

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: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-b-trafecanty/the-benefits-and-consider_b_9996782.html)

Also, incorporating art into the workspace has proven emotional benefits including stress reduction.
(See article: https://mic.com/articles/106504/science-shows-that-art-is-having-fantastic-effects-on-our-brains-and-bodies#.YemXGgoN5)

There are so many factors that contribute to well-being and efficiency in the work environment.  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!