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Cisco Brothers and Casual Elegance

If you have sat on one of our Cisco sofas you have likely heard us use the phrase 'causal elegance'. There are are two extremes that we all try to avoid with our living spaces 1) Having them be so pristine that guests feel afraid to both sit and breath. 2) Having them so sloppy that guests fear what illness they might pick up from it. Too formal, and too casual. Cisco Brothers had done a beautiful thing for us, they have brought the California beach house to the Penthouse. Relaxed but not sloppy. Sophisticated but not formal. High-end without the pretension. Blue-jeans without the redneck.  I love how these sofas keep it real while keeping it stylish. I look to Cisco...

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Ciel Re-Opens Across Excelsior Blvd - Midwest Home Mag article Sept '16

Inside the new Ciel Loft & Home flagship (All photos: Vivki Taufer) St. Louis Park home furnishings store Ciel Loft & Home has found a new home—right across the street from its original location on Excelsior Boulevard. Since it opened three and a half years ago, Ciel has made a name for itself thanks to its unique mix of antique Chinese furniture and decor, authentic imports, reclaimed-wood tables with metal legs, ceramic dishware, and bohemian throw pillows, plus its own unique products, including over-dyed rugs and acid-washed metal wall art. Co-owner Andy Higgins and his business partner, Chad Newman, met while living in China where they frequented Beijing's markets and fell in love with the country's rich cultural heritage. While Higgins...

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