FALL 2013

 

The progression of our studio space is a visual understanding of our dreams for gd and where we started. Our first shop was in a two-stall garage apartment garage of GD partner Blain Mikkonen.  No heat, no air, but here the dream was started.

WINTER 2013

 

From there we grew into our first “OFFICIAL” address as Grain Designs in West Fargo complete with a custom reclaimed basketball hoop, pull-up bar, and our first office.

SUMMER 2014

 

In 2014 we had the opportunity to expand our operations and rent a farm shop southwest of Fargo . This was the perfect rural location with room to grow, and hit golf balls around the yard.  I guess you could call this location Grain Designs world headquarters; internally we called it “The Pines” to differentiate the property from our other shop location. 

SUMMER 2018

 

We took on more expansion in 2018 with the addition of a Fargo retail store, Grain Designs Furniture + Mercantile. Our first permanent retail store allows customers to shop ready made furniture and our expanded line of wall decor and home goods. The retail store also has a design/build center to explore and design your custom project with our in house design staff. 3265 45th St. S Fargo, ND

FALL 2018

 

In addition to expanding the Grain Designs brand we made ‘The Pines’ our permanent home and purchased the entire property! With this purchase we added capacity for growth and started a new venture, The Pines Weddings & Events

April 16, 2020 in Resources, Stories

Sourcing Reclaimed Wood

When we started Grain Designs in the fall of 2013, our original business plan outlined the use of reclaimed wood as our primary building material. This was a choice for a few reasons...we were architecture students with an appreciation for…
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March 18, 2020 in Stories

Miles to Magnolia – Our Austin, TX Trip

Miles to Magnolia Last month we were able to take a long weekend break from the cold and head south to the warm destination of Austin, Texas. While taking an annual break is important for our company to push the…
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February 28, 2020 in Stories

Modern Farmhouse, with a Rustic Twist.

Last month, we had the courtesy of bringing a number of design ideas to life for the first time homeowners, Marissa and Gabe Pankonin! Building their home with RCH Custom Homes on the outskirts of Hawley, MN these two had…
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