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Known for staying consistently at the forefront of style and quality, Holly Hunt has provided the best in home furnishings to designers for 30+ years. The brand’s Minneapolis showroom at International Market Square represents internationally renowned vendors, establishing a one-stop shop for all aesthetics. With a strong customer service mentality, Holly Hunt helps bring designers’ visions to life. The showroom team shared their thoughts on inspirations, trends and more.

What inspires you right now?

We are inspired by artists and artisans. This industry is very labor-intensive, including skilled techniques from painters, welders, pattern makers and glass blowers, to name a few. Their constant innovation and product development set our luxury goods apart, exceeding expectations and creating timeless design.

Also, it is hard not to nod to our namesake, Holly Hunt, when inspiration is mentioned. She is widely known for her distinguished eye for design and curation, and she has a hand in every facet of our product development.

What pieces, styles and trends are you loving right now?

In furniture and lighting, there is an emphasis on sculptural pieces. Compositions utilizing a mixture of bronze, smoked glass and stone are trending. Importance is also being placed on sourcing sustainable materials. For textiles, each collection is launching exciting vibrant colors and luxe textures. Trending patterns are featuring lots of organic elements, modern and classic takes on floral and foliage, and innovative uses of wood veneer and cork.

Why is International Market Square important in the Twin Cities design community?

International Market Square is the quintessential home for the upper Midwest design community. The building has a historic and stately presence and has undergone many new-age additions over the years, including the addition of the central atrium connecting all of the previously separate warehouse buildings. Constantly buzzing with design professionals, this atrium promotes community and collaboration. There is also a vast selection of brand representation in the building. For the most part, every key player in furniture, textiles and accessories has a presence at IMS, which is critical to providing ease and accessibility for interior designers.

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