NISSWA -- Johnson's Personality Plus, Nisswa, was awarded first place at the Interior Design Resource Center event at a home and garden show at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The Interior Design Resource Center was set up with nine model rooms, featuring Twin Cities area television celebrities. Those attending the event voted for their favorite celebrity room with the winning celebrity gaining $500 to donate to a favorite charity.
Johnson's Personality Plus won first place for its design of a relaxing log cabin den. The project involved six months of work. The room centered around a 1,000-pound custom-built fireplace with stone from Northland Brick and Fireplace and Tri Lite Stone.
Ann and Doug Johnson, owners of Johnson's Personality Plus is Nisswa, sat in their model room of a log cabin den.
The design concept was by Ann Johnson. Ann and Doug Johnson, Personality Plus owners, constructed the fireplace by hand. The room included a custom-made entertainment center built by Lonesome Cottage with collaboration with willow work on the doors by Harvey Roggenkamp.
The entertainment center used cedar, willow, leather and antler handles. The room also featured a custom hand-painted tile-top table with real pebbles at the base of the tiles. The tiles on the table showed a fly fisherman catching a trout.
The Johnsons said they used craftspeople and small businesses in the lakes area for the project.
The log cabin den centered around a 1,000-pound custom-built fireplace.
Participating businesses included Skeeter Forge/Elroy Schackel; Glass Endeavors, Minneapolis; and Treeform, Clearwater.
Randy Meier, KSTP-TV, was the celebrity for the log cabin den. Meier donated the money to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
The event was sponsored by the International Furnishings and Design Association, a professional organization whose members provide services and products in the furnishings and design industry.
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