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Heidi Lachapelle and Katie Judkins on Storytelling in Design

For several years, Heidi Lachapelle worked as visual manager at Anthropologie, crafting the way store displays told the brand’s story. Katie Judkins worked in corporate at L.L.Bean. After renovating their own houses, and becoming mothers who craved more flexible schedules, Lachapelle and Judkins decided to combine their business and creative acumens and go into business for themselves. In May of last year, the pair launched Heidi Lachapelle Interiors to create spaces that combine beauty and practicality, with Lachapelle as head designer and Judkins as project manager. Read on for their insider picks on updating and organizing a space. Continue reading

Dan Kolbert on Respecting the History of a House

In college, Dan Kolbert, owner of Kolbert Building in Portland, majored in history. Although Kolbert became a builder, not a historian—“I totally stumbled upon this,” he says—he came to realize that an understanding of history still factors into his career in construction. Kolbert tells MH+D Inside Out why he respects a home’s history and how he stays up to date on building technologies that preserve today’s houses for the future. Continue reading

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