Create a transitional family room and lounge area, with unique architectural features that
harmoniously blend the two rooms, while also allowing each space to exude style and
personality all its own.
Situated on a pristine twenty acres outside Buffalo, Minnesota, the client aimed to finish
the interior in a sophisticated farmhouse style, aspiring for a timeless home that felt
lived in from the start. The home was designed so that each room is elegant, but not too
formal to feel cozy and comfortable. To achieve this goal, interior designer Brandi Hagen
leveraged multiple Heat & Glo direct vent fireplaces throughout the home, heating up each
space with sizzling statement walls.
A highlight of the home is the adjoined family room and bar lounge. Separated by a
striking brick wall with arched double doorways, the space is anchored by the breathtaking
Escape See-Through fireplace.
Selected for its expansive viewing area, sleek frame and dazzling flame, the Escape See-
Through provides on-trend transparency and a robust heat output to keep this expansive<
entertainment area warm in the chilly Minnesota winters. “The Escape See-Through was
the exact fireplace I needed to complete the look for my client,” comments Brandi. “It
looks absolutely fabulous.”
Brandi Hagen, owner and principal of Eminent Interior Design
Brandi Hagen is an award winning interior designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brandi brings with her more than 20 years of industry experience working on new construction, interior design and remodeling projects with many of the twin cities top builders and architects. Brandi and her team provide a flexible, client-first collaborative design experience that results in uniquely beautiful homes that people love to live in because they feel “just right.”
Brandi’s portfolio boasts a vast array of projects from sleek contemporary to formal traditional. Brandi’s work has been featured in various lifestyle publications including Midwest Home and Artful Living and has earned numerous Best of Houzz Awards for design and service.
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