Featured on this week’s Designer Spotlight Series are the lovely and talented Jamie and Morgan Molitor of Construction2Style! Construction2Style was one of the first five designers on our site, and have been such an amazing collaborator with us! They are a husband and wife construction and design duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a knack for DIY and an eye for design. They have also just launched their home goods store...and we pretty much want one of everything! We scour their blog anytime we are needing great design advice. After this interview with Morgan, you will too!
In 2009, Jamie got his carpentry degree with the goal of becoming a builder. In 2007, I got my Fashion Merchandising Degree, wanting to be a photo stylist for an Interior Design Photographer. So it was a dream come true when I not only found the man of my dreams, but that I could style homes, design and build handcrafted wood furniture alongside my very own husband.
In 2011, Jamie bought his first home in Andover, MN to flip. I, of course, wanted to show Jamie’s talents off to the world and created Construction2Style, starting off as a blog to journal and share their personal remodeling journey. At the launch of our blog, people started coming to us for custom built furniture pieces and to remodel and style their homes.
This launched our home remodeling business with a design, build, and style mentality.
2. Where do you find your inspiration?
Everywhere! From trade shows, to conferences, flea markets, nature, local shopping, social platforms, builders within the industry, our mentors and son, you name it- the options are endless. We also follow a handful of our favorite inspirational brands and people – similar and different – that are our daily go-to. My favorites are: Young House Love, Salvaged Soul, and Emily Henderson. Jamie’s favorite’s are Manny Khoshbin and Secret Entourage.
3. What are your favorite design publications?
4. When designing a cost-effective space, what are some key things to keep in mind?
When we’re out shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, good will and come across a gem for under $10 and have no idea what to do with it…we buy it! ha! We always come across something we need when remodeling homes and instead of rushing out to buy items when we need you’ll pay more because you’re desperate. Where as we can go out into the garage and use some of our steals and think of clever ways to incorporate.
6. You have last minute guests coming over for dinner – how would you decorate for them?
8. If you weren’t doing Interior Design & Construction, what would you be doing?
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