Recent Posts by Stephanye

The mission of PureAlchemy is to promote sustainability through smart design and the effective reinvention and reuse of existing materials. We also strive to educate our clients and our community on the concept of sustainability. With the pervasive overuse of the term ‘green’ in our society today, PureAlchemy does not lose track of what really…
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Dynamic Work Space Design

We keep the concept of ‘smart design’ as our mantra so PureAlchemy does not lose track of what really makes good sense when it comes to great Minneapolis office space planning. The opportunity to reuse what we find in our current spaces is where the magic happens; creativity is key and the result is something that…
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Emily Dickinson’s Wisdom

"PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry."  Emily Dickinson    I love this Emily Dickinson quote - but maybe take that one step farther. I think finding the light within is the soul behind any type of art. In my…
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Branded Office Environments

To design a space that orchestrates a positive, relevant human experience with the brand, consider how the layout itself can influence a person’s approach to their work.
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Productive Commercial Interiors

PureAlchemy considers the overall quality of the project space environment on numerous levels. Working with the client, we determine the best use of the space for efficiency, work flow, function and spatial/visual balance and design.
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A River Runs Through It

I am excited about one of my recent projects and I wanted to share it with you in this month's post. I enjoyed it because it combined much of what I love to do: Design, Space Planning, Project Management, and Reuse.  The project is River of Goods, a St. Paul home decor showroom and the…
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Three Easy Steps for Completing a Project…continued!

Last month, I began writing about the 3-step process I use when approaching any new project - as a refresher, they are: 1.Determine the Objective      2.Develop the Concept      3.Complete the Experience We stopped about mid-way through the process, so let's continue. When considering the concept, bear these things in mind: Design copyright Painted…
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Three Easy Steps to Completing a Successful Project

  To hope & dream is not to ignore the practical. It is to dress it in colors and rainbows." - Dr. Anne Wilson Schaef      photo credit - "Rainbow" by Agnes F.   I've been thinking lately about how I approach my work, and realize I have a definite process to manage each new project.When…
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Recognizing the Beauty in Details

Before texting, emailing and blogging, do you remember the days of anxiously awaiting a letter or special card in the mailbox? Spotting a handwritten correspondence from someone special was a highlight of the day, to be sure. And, I think with it’s relative rarity, that is even more the case today! Recently, an envelope from…
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Welcome!

Welcome to the Painted Ambiance blog! I hope you'll visit often for inspiration and to see how I am bringing creative custom designs from conception to reality in homes and businesses. As a decorative artisan, I am always looking for fresh ideas to inspire my work. In the city, I love seeing detailed, old world…
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