Featured Designer December- Angela Parker

The featured designer of December is Angela Parker of Interior Places and Spaces.

Share your background
My background started out in college with an interest in studio arts, painting, drawing, then switched to interior design and architecture. Graduated from the U of M and served as a adjunct faculty for 7 years in the interior design program at the Art Institute Minneapolis. Currently, president elect of the ASID Minnesota Chapter, service community, and showcase house participant 7 years, 2 peoples choice awards. Specialize in residential remodeling, whole homes, media rooms, condominium conversions, travel companies and private dental clinics. NCIDQ certificate holder. 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why
I would live in a remote climate with a view of the ocean preferably, Mombasa, Kenya or Belize City. I prefer locations with cultural influences and were a secondary language is spoken. The ocean is music to my ears and encourages me to learn another language, challenging my creativity and diversity. I have traveled to both East African and Mexico, and like them both. 

Describe your dream home in five words
Private, Healthy, Inviting, Comforting, Haven
What are your Hobbies
Writing, painting, drawing, reading, walking, entertaining and volunteering

Five things you can’t live without

God, family, friends, nature and water

What are your favorite local shops and restaurants

Shops: The Walker, 1/2 Priced Books, Filament Lighting, Your Arts Desire, Edina Art Center, and my local hardware shop
Restaurants: Biella, Crave, Crossroads Deli and Thanh Do

Describe one of your favorite projects
Joey and Jerry in Golden Valley. Addition included a kitchen make-over, powder room, great room, laundry and a master suite. 1970’s refresh with birch hardwood floors, custom windows, cabinetry and a barrel vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen Before
Great Room After
Kitchen After
Another favorite project
Library Before
Library After
Who are your favorite artist and furniture designers

Artist: Claude Monet- Impressionist style

Furniture designer: Barbara Berry
What is your favorite room in your home
My sun room, it is surrounded with windows on three sides, with a view of my backyards, which faces the west. It has douglas fir paneling and it is very relaxing

Fill in the blank, No room would be complete without…
Art and great lighting to complement the design of the space

What are your “go to” paint colors

Benjamin Moore Historical Colors

Thanks Angela!