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EH Design Lifestyle – The North Shore & Glensheen Mansion | EH Design


EH Design's Lifestyle blog is where I share about life, favorite trends, family, food, recipes, entertaining, cleaning, organizing, gardening, etc. - additional passions of mine that make up who Erin Haugerud is! Of course there will be sprinkles of design, architecture and decor because this is at the core of my being 😉   

This past weekend we headed to the North Shore in Minnesota where we stayed in Two Harbors.  Last year we did the same trip with my mother-in-law and caught the tail end of the fall colors which are beautiful heading up that way in October.  We decided to take the trip again this year with my mother-in-law and my parents, but instead of catching the tail end of the fall colors, we caught the beginning of winter!  Even though the fall colors were gone, we were able to enjoy this beautiful winter wonderland!  We popped on the fire in the cottage, grabbed some hot cocoa, pulled out the board games and enjoyed the changing season - Hygge!  We relaxed, got out and enjoyed lake superior, toured a logging camp, and because it was Halloween weekend we carved some pumpkins. 

My mom and I also decided to sneak away for a bit while the kiddos swam to tour the Glensheen Mansion and this did not disappoint.  There was no way I was going to leave the North Shore area without touring that mansion that was chalk full of design inspiration and amazing history.  I captured a ton of imagery and left feeling super inspired.  Of course, because I am not a history expert or Glensheen Mansion expert, I would highly suggest getting there in person and taking the tour as there is nothing like!  Below I have shared my favorite spaces and pieces of the home but there is SO MUCH MORE TO SEE!

Family Time


Started off at Tobies in Hinckley for some awesome breakfast and sweets and to do a little shopping.


We stayed at the Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior.  It was stunning there!  The first day the waves were crashing on shore and it was utterly breathtaking!


I got a lot of questions about my hat, vest and scarf in this picture:

Hat - Target $1 section - shhh...no joke!  My daughter and I both picked one up each for $3! My daughters pink one is shown on her above. The things you will find in that $1 section! Target for the win once again!

Vest - Target 2 years ago - Still one of my favorite vests to this day!  I sort of have an obsession with vests!

Scarf - Carver Junk Company is where I got this scarf locally handmade.  This scarf is amazing and I wear it on repeat!  There is a leather strip that buttons it up and the fur inside of the herringbone exterior pattern is to die for!

EH Design Blog - Selfie of Erin Haugerud

The Glensheen Mansion

Exterior


The exterior was magnificent!  That door <3 I hear it's even better in the summer with all of the gardens in full bloom but I thought it was just so beautiful seeing all of the creeks, bridges and of course the view of Lake Superior.  

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Exterior of Front Door

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Exterior of Garden and Fountain Looking over Lake Superior

Carriage House


Out of everything throughout the mansion, I have to say, my favorite area was the carriage house.  The amazing design and materials used in there  were unreal!  Brick flooring laid in a herringbone pattern.  Large white subway tiles from floor to ceiling.  Massive wood doors with transom windows to close off the carriages from the horses when parked.  Brass finials topping the horse stalls.  It was just beautiful!  

EH Design Blog - Carriage House of Tack Room showing the tack for the horses

EH Design Blog - Carriage House of the brick chevron Floor

EH Design Blog - Carriage House of Tack Room showing the table in front of the window

EH Design Blog - Carriage House of the white large subway tile from floor to ceiling

EH Design Blog - Carriage House of Stables

EH Design Blog - Carriage House of the horse feeding area

EH Design Blog - Carriage House of the glass and wood doors separating the carriages from the horses

Interior


The interior of the mansion was spectacular!  Things to see everywhere you looked.  The thing that surprised me the most where the elements in the home that are widely used today like hex tiles, subway tile, the sofas, the wall paneling, the rugs.  It was all too beautiful!

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Bedroom

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Bedroom Fireplace with Thin Subway

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - White Bathroom

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Hex Tile Flooring in Bathroom

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Square White Subway Tile in Bathroom Shower

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Bathroom

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Stairway and Wall Paneling

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion -Family Room

EH Design Blog - Glensheen Mansion - Rugs

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