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Spaces Into Places Inc. is a St. Paul Minnesota design firm specializing in kitchens and baths. We believe everyone has the right to good design. The design process should be fun, creative and always with function in mind. When the job is complete your room will make you smile. The design process should be fun, creative and always with function in mind. When the job is complete your room will make you smile. Some of the ways Spaces Into Places can transform YOUR space:Kitchen and bath design for the homeowner and builder.Full kitchen and bath planning including drawings, lighting plans and material selections.Room planning including furniture layout and selection, window treatment design, lighting and paint selections.Creative ideas to update your space within your budget is my specialty.
Spaces Into Places Inc. is a St. Paul Minnesota design firm specializing in kitchens and baths. We believe everyone has the right to good design. The design process should be fun, creative and always with function in mind. When the job is complete your room will make you smile. The design process should be fun, creative and always with function in mind. When the job is complete your room will make you smile. Some of the ways Spaces Into Places can transform YOUR space:Kitchen and bath design for the homeowner and builder.Full kitchen and bath planning including drawings, lighting plans and material selections.Room planning including furniture layout and selection, window treatment design, lighting and paint selections.Creative ideas to update your space within your budget is my specialty.
Spaces Into Places Inc. is a Saint Paul, Minnesota interior design firm specializing in kitchens and baths. We believe everyone has the right to good design. The design process should be fun, creative and always with function in mind. When the job is complete your room will make you smile.
Some of the ways Spaces Into Places can transform YOUR space:Kitchen and bath design for the homeowner and builder.Full kitchen and bath planning including drawings, lighting plans and material selections.Room planning including furniture layout and selection, window treatment design, lighting and paint selections.Creative ideas to update your space within your budget is my specialty.
Lynne's first career was as a buyer for fashion and furniture retailers. In order to combine her interests in design and merchandising, she completed a 4-year Interior Design degree with honors from the University of Minnesota. Lynne is a certified kitchen designer through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She was President of the Minnesota NKBA chapter in 2013. Lynne has been bringing her philosophy of beautiful, functional rooms to life in older homes similar to her own 1930s Cape Cod. She believes in using natural materials wherever possible, and loves working with renewable materials that are good for the environment. Her designs reflect the personalities of the homeowners, and are thoughtful and individual, just like her clients. "Just wanted to say thank you. We LOVE our place! Our 17 year old even said "I love the house now." (How could you not?) Thank you for all you've done for us!" - Kathy M.
Lynne Stryker, CKD is a certified kitchen designer and has been practicing residential design for since 2003.
Lynne Stryker, CKD is a certified kitchen designer and has been practicing residential design since 2003.  Lynne's first career was as a buyer for fashion and furniture retailers. In order to combine her interests in design and merchandising, she completed a 4-year Interior Design degree with honors from the University of Minnesota. Lynne is a certified kitchen designer through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She was President of the Minnesota NKBA chapter in 2013
Lynne has been bringing her philosophy of beautiful, functional rooms to life in older homes similar to her own 1930s Cape Cod. She believes in using natural materials wherever possible, and loves working with renewable materials that are good for the environment. Her designs reflect the personalities of the homeowners, and are thoughtful and individual, just like her clients. "Just wanted to say thank you. We LOVE our place! Our 17 year old even said "I love the house now." (How could you not?) Thank you for all you've done for us!" - Kathy M.
Lynne Stryker, CKD is a certified kitchen designer and has been practicing residential design since 2003. Lynne's first career was as a buyer for fashion and furniture retailers. In order to combine her interests in design and merchandising, she completed a 4-year Interior Design degree with honors from the University of Minnesota. Lynne is a certified kitchen designer through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She was President of the Minnesota NKBA chapter in 2013. Lynne has been bringing her philosophy of beautiful, functional rooms to life in older homes similar to her own 1930s Cape Cod. She believes in using natural materials wherever possible, and loves working with renewable materials that are good for the environment. Her designs reflect the personalities of the homeowners, and are thoughtful and individual, just like her clients.
"Just wanted to say thank you. We LOVE our place! Our 17 year old even said "I love the house now." (How could you not?) Thank you for all you've done for us!" - Kathy M.
Project Highlights The following are excerpts from the full site available via tablet and computer. KitchensBathsInterior Design
Warm and Welcoming (Five views of this project) This historic home had a lot of great details, but the aging bath was ready for a facelift. Keeping the original '20s tub and plaster arch, all the cabinetry and tile finishes are new, but made to look old. Beautiful details in the new vanity cabinetry repeat the arch element. Clever 6" pullouts maximize storage, while new Deco sconces and nickel-plated finishes add an old world charm. Marble hex flooring, soft blue wall tile and honed Danby marble tops, all create a cohesive lovely water palette for this fresh new bath.
Colonial Classic (Seven views of this project) This '30s Colonial home had a dark '70s remodel to overcome. The kitchen was re-designed to take advantage of the views to the backyard, so new french doors and a box window were created adding the light and airy feeling the homeowners wanted. The fresh mix of painted and wood finishes creates a casual yet elegant feeling to the new kitchen space, and the commercial-grade appliances make cooking a joy for the parents of this family of four.
Interior Design
Craftsman Galley (Five views of this project) This 1920s bungalow had a chimney taking up one corner, and the sink and refrigerator were back to back, causing work space headaches. The solution was to remove the chimney and scale the refrigerator back to a counter depth 24" wide version, creating enough counter space for the new stove. Handmade tile along with custom stained glass inserts all add to the special charm of this new vintage-look kitchen.
Baths
New England Family Room (Five views of this project) Basements are often the final frontier in un-used square footage in a home. Frequently left to cinder block and cold storage, lower levels can be warm and welcoming with the right design work. Taking the space under the stairs, the designer planned pullout drawer storage as well as a clever play area for the children, where they can set up puppet shows, as well as store toys beneath the stairs. The vertical lines of the painted panels and the mix of warm woods with sconce lighting, all make the new family room a great place to hang out..
Small and Spacious (Eight views of this project) Creating the illusion of more space in this 9' x 10' kitchen involved opening up a new archway into the dining room and scaling back the size of the appliances. The counter space was doubled by creating an L-shape counter, which houses the two-drawer dishwasher. A 24" wide stove adds more counter prep, and inventive storage solutions were found, even in between the wall studs! A clean white and blue palette is classic and cheerful.
'30s Colorful (Five views of this project) This Highland Park home had all of its original colorful '30s baths, so this new master bath needed to feel like it fit in with the rest of the home. Knocking down a wall between two small rooms, this 2nd floor master bath has a spacious curved shower and clever space-saving curved tub to use this long and narrow space to its best advantage. The new spacious layout keeps this couple organized and working well when getting ready in the morning. Winner, First Place Large Bathroom, NKBA MN Chapter.
Dog Wash Extraordinaire (Five views of this project) This typical laundry room was transformed with simple design tricks, like spraying the ceiling black to cause it to recede, while painting the cinderblock a happy apple green to pick up the colors in the homeowner's art print of two Westie dogs. A small wall was framed out behind the laundry to hide the venting ductwork of the dryer, while handpainted tile and cheerful practical melamine cabinets added for storage. The rubber flooring lifts off and floats over the uneven cement floor, being a practical and pretty solution to an otherwise drab place. Co-designed w/Novare Renovations.
Federal Classic (Three views of this project) This '20s classic brick home was brought back to life with the injection of traditional paneled details, a rich handsome island, and charming farmhouse sink. This two-cook kitchen is now the hub of the house, where the family gathers and parties are held. Custom leaded glass in the new butler's pantry mimics the sidelight pattern in the original leaded glass at the front door. Two types of counter tops add interest to this beautiful new kitchen.
Kitchens
Downtown Loft (Four views of this project) This master bath space consisted of a pedestal sink with a generic acrylic tub/shower combination. Lacking any character or detail, the one unique feature in this urban space was the pale yellow brick wall, original to the structure. Without any window or direct natural light, the room needed better lighting and better cabinetry storage. Keeping the industrial concept, a modern wall-mounted sink was designed along with new custom dark walnut cabinetry. Mixing the textures of natural stone and back-painted glass, this new walk-in shower is a handsome and welcome change.
Spanish Style (Two views of this project) Finding new furniture for an old house can be frustrating. Sourcing the right scale pieces, and creating a sense of the personal and special in furniture is not an easy task. This room was created from scratch. You would never know the light fixtures are all new to this room, including the center chandelier, found at an architectural antiques store. Mellow and aged is the feeling you get in this warm and wonderful space.
Eat-in Galley (Seven views of this project) This retired couple renovated the home her parents had built. An avid cook with lots of visiting family, this kitchen needed to be hardworking. Every cabinet has a purpose. The wishlist included a place for the stand mixer, a breathable space to store potatoes and onions, lots of pantry storage, a t.v., and even a secret place in the floor for a laundry chute. The shoe clutter at the sidedoor entry was solved by carving a niche into the side of an existing coat closet. Combining cherry and painted finishes, this kitchen now is a cheerful, beautiful and super functional place to work.
Clean and Lean (Seven views of this project) A tiny cramped shower, short un-usable tub and brilliant yellow tile were all jettisoned to make way for the new design in this '30s home. The extreme narrow confines were re-designed to allow a wall-mounted toilet to hang on the opposite wall, freeing up space for a regular size tub and much larger shower. The blue, green and white tile keep the space clean and classic for this family of four.
First Floor Makeover (Six views of this project) Moving from their in-city home to a modern new-build townhouse meant these 50-something clients had to re-think their furniture and storage solutions. They loved the new larger, open-plan space, but were puzzled as to the right way to place furniture, rugs, lighting and artwork. Also high on the priority list was some way to hide their video and stereo components, while adding much needed storage. Newly designed built-ins have pale grey acoustical fabric panels to allow stereo and remote controls to work, while keeping the aesthetic clean and modern. The powder room Delft tiles are actually wallpaper! The palette of cool blues and warm browns is repeated throughout the space, making this a light and airy place to call home.
Powder Room (Six views of this project) Small spaces can be spectacular. The original powder room was cold and crumbling. Carrying the Spanish details from elsewhere in the home, this main floor powder room now wows its guests. A tiny 12" square copper sink with a custom tile surround is wall mounted to save space. Details are especially important in small spaces, so the mirror surround was custom made to match the sink finish. The deep terracotta grout on the gorgeous turquoise and cream tile adds the age and feeling of an old Spanish home.
Home Office For Her (Four views of this project) This spare bedroom was converted to a home office, and the priority was storage. Using tile as the centerpiece for each door, a black and white Deco tile was chosen to reflect the '30s era of the home. All pieces are free standing, and can be moved if the homeowner changes locations or decides to re-arrange space in the home. Backs of the cabinets were painted a pale gray-blue, while the old-fashioned creamy paint and whimsical hardware add a sense of age and style to this lovely home office. Winner, "Best use of cabinetry", NKBA MN 2011.
Eat-in Galley (Seven views of this project) This retired couple renovated the home her parents had built. An avid cook with lots of visiting family, this kitchen needed to be hardworking. Every cabinet has a purpose. The wishlist included a place for the stand mixer, a breathable space to store potatoes and onions, lots of pantry storage, a t.v., and even a secret place in the floor for a laundry chute. The shoe clutter at the sidedoor entry was solved by carving a niche into the side of an existing coat closet. Combining cherry and painted finishes, this kitchen now is a cheerful, beautiful and super functional place to work.
Warm and Welcoming (Five views of this project) This historic home had a lot of great details, but the aging bath was ready for a facelift. Keeping the original '20s tub and plaster arch, all the cabinetry and tile finishes are new, but made to look old. Beautiful details in the new vanity cabinetry repeat the arch element. Clever 6" pullouts maximize storage, while new Deco sconces and nickel-plated finishes add an old world charm. Marble hex flooring, soft blue wall tile and honed Danby marble tops, all create a cohesive lovely water palette for this fresh new bath.
Downtown Loft (Four views of this project) This master bath space consisted of a pedestal sink with a generic acrylic tub/shower combination. Lacking any character or detail, the one unique feature in this urban space was the pale yellow brick wall, original to the structure. Without any window or direct natural light, the room needed better lighting and better cabinetry storage. Keeping the industrial concept, a modern wall-mounted sink was designed along with new custom dark walnut cabinetry. Mixing the textures of natural stone and back-painted glass, this new walk-in shower is a handsome and welcome change.
New England Family Room (Five views of this project) Basements are often the final frontier in un-used square footage in a home. Frequently left to cinder block and cold storage, lower levels can be warm and welcoming with the right design work. Taking the space under the stairs, the designer planned pullout drawer storage as well as a clever play area for the children, where they can set up puppet shows, as well as store toys beneath the stairs. The vertical lines of the painted panels and the mix of warm woods with sconce lighting, all make the new family room a great place to hang out..
Federal Classic (Four views of this project) This '20s classic brick home was brought back to life with the injection of traditional paneled details, a rich handsome island, and charming farmhouse sink. This two-cook kitchen is now the hub of the house, where the family gathers and parties are held. Custom leaded glass in the new butler's pantry mimics the sidelight pattern in the original leaded glass at the front door. Two types of counter tops add interest to this beautiful new kitchen.
Dog Wash Extraordinaire (Five views of this project) This typical laundry room was transformed with simple design tricks, like spraying the ceiling black to cause it to recede, while painting the cinderblock a happy apple green to pick up the colors in the homeowner's art print of two Westie dogs. A small wall was framed out behind the laundry to hide the venting ductwork of the dryer, while handpainted tile and cheerful practical melamine cabinets added for storage. The rubber flooring lifts off and floats over the uneven cement floor, being a practical and pretty solution to an otherwise drab place. Co-designed w/Novare Renovations.
Clean and Lean (Seven views of this project) A tiny cramped shower, short un-usable tub and brilliant yellow tile were all jettisoned to make way for the new design in this '30s home. The extreme narrow confines were re-designed to allow a wall-mounted toilet to hang on the opposite wall, freeing up space for a regular size tub and much larger shower. The blue, green and white tile keep the space clean and classic for this family of four.
Spanish Style (Two views of this project) Finding new furniture for an old house can be frustrating. Sourcing the right scale pieces, and creating a sense of the personal and special in furniture is not an easy task. This room was created from scratch. You would never know the light fixtures are all new to this room, including the center chandelier, found at an architectural antiques store. Mellow and aged is the feeling you get in this warm and wonderful space.
Colonial Classic (Seven views of this project) This '30s Colonial home had a dark '70s remodel to overcome. The kitchen was re-designed to take advantage of the views to the backyard, so new french doors and a box window were created adding the light and airy feeling the homeowners wanted. The fresh mix of painted and wood finishes creates a casual yet elegant feeling to the new kitchen space, and the commercial-grade appliances make cooking a joy for the parents of this family of four.
'30s Colorful (Five views of this project) This Highland Park home had all of its original colorful '30s baths, so this new master bath needed to feel like it fit in with the rest of the home. Knocking down a wall between two small rooms, this 2nd floor master bath has a spacious curved shower and clever space-saving curved tub to use this long and narrow space to its best advantage. The new spacious layout keeps this couple organized and working well when getting ready in the morning. Winner, First Place Large Bathroom, NKBA MN Chapter.
Small and Spacious (Eight views of this project) Creating the illusion of more space in this 9' x 10' kitchen involved opening up a new archway into the dining room and scaling back the size of the appliances. The counter space was doubled by creating an L-shape counter, which houses the two-drawer dishwasher. A 24" wide stove adds more counter prep, and inventive storage solutions were found, even in between the wall studs! A clean white and blue palette is classic and cheerful.
Home Office For Her (Four views of this project) This spare bedroom was converted to a home office, and the priority was storage. Using tile as the centerpiece for each door, a black and white Deco tile was chosen to reflect the '30s era of the home. All pieces are free standing, and can be moved if the homeowner changes locations or decides to re-arrange space in the home. Backs of the cabinets were painted a pale gray-blue, while the old-fashioned creamy paint and whimsical hardware add a sense of age and style to this lovely home office. Winner, "Best use of cabinetry", NKBA MN 2011.
Craftsman Galley (Five views of this project) This 1920s bungalow had a chimney taking up one corner, and the sink and refrigerator were back to back, causing work space headaches. The solution was to remove the chimney and scale the refrigerator back to a counter depth 24" wide version, creating enough counter space for the new stove. Handmade tile along with custom stained glass inserts all add to the special charm of this new vintage-look kitchen.
First Floor Makeover (Six views of this project) Moving from their in-city home to a modern new-build townhouse meant these 50-something clients had to re-think their furniture and storage solutions. They loved the new larger, open-plan space, but were puzzled as to the right way to place furniture, rugs, lighting and artwork. Also high on the priority list was some way to hide their video and stereo components, while adding much needed storage. Newly designed built-ins have pale grey acoustical fabric panels to allow stereo and remote controls to work, while keeping the aesthetic clean and modern. The powder room Delft tiles are actually wallpaper! The palette of cool blues and warm browns is repeated throughout the space, making this a light and airy place to call home.
Powder Room (Six views of this project) Small spaces can be spectacular. The original powder room was cold and crumbling. Carrying the Spanish details from elsewhere in the home, this main floor powder room now wows its guests. A tiny 12" square copper sink with a custom tile surround is wall mounted to save space. Details are especially important in small spaces, so the mirror surround was custom made to match the sink finish. The deep terracotta grout on the gorgeous turquoise and cream tile adds the age and feeling of an old Spanish home.
Awards Minnesota NKBA Design Awards:1st Place 2007 Medium-sized Kitchen2nd Place 2008 Small Kitchen1st Place 2009 Large Bathroom1st Place 2011 Utilization of Cabinetry in Residential Rooms1st Place 2011 Small Bathroom3rd Place 2013 Small KitchenPublications October 2012, December 2013, and October 2014 Spaces Magazine features. (There are more images on the full site available via tablet and computer.)
Awards Minnesota NKBA Design Awards:1st Place 2007 Medium-sized Kitchen2nd Place 2008 Small Kitchen1st Place 2009 Large Bathroom1st Place 2011 Utilization of Cabinetry in Residential Rooms1st Place 2011 Small Bathroom3rd Place 2013 Small KitchenPublications October 2012, December 2013, and October 2014 Spaces Magazine features. Click the thumbnails to view the articles.
Awards Minnesota NKBA Design Awards:1st Place 2007 Medium-sized Kitchen2nd Place 2008 Small Kitchen1st Place 2009 Large Bathroom1st Place 2011 Utilization of Cabinetry in Residential Rooms1st Place 2011 Small Bathroom3rd Place 2013 Small KitchenPublications October 2012, December 2013, and October 2014 Spaces Magazine features. Click the thumbnails to view the articles.
"You are such a bundle of positive energy! I thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm, energy, and great decision making abilities with me...It was such a treat to have you here." -Jennifer E.
Contact Lynne For friendly, helpful interior design advice, you can reach Lynne Stryker at her office phone 651-699-1050. Address: 528 Cretin Ave S. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116 I am available for easy 1-hour consults. Call for an appointment and look forward to a rewarding working relationship with a designer who can help you feel better about your surroundings!
Contact Lynne For friendly, helpful interior design advice, you can reach Lynne Stryker at her office phone 651-699-1050. Address: 528 Cretin Ave S. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116 I am available for easy 1-hour consults. Call for an appointment and look forward to a rewarding working relationship with a designer who can help you feel better about your surroundings!
Contact Lynne For friendly, helpful interior design advice, you can reach Lynne Stryker at her office phone 651-699-1050. Address: 528 Cretin Ave S. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116 I am available for easy 1-hour consults. Call for an appointment and look forward to a rewarding working relationship with a designer who can help you feel better about your surroundings! "You are such a bundle of positive energy! I thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm, energy, and great decision making abilities with me...It was such a treat to have you here." -Jennifer E.