Last evening, I had the pleasure of experiencing Twin Cities-based entrepreneur Peter Santrach's latest home furnishing innovation, Mingle, a cabinetry, furnishing and home design showroom off Highway 55 and Industrial Park Boulevard.The full 25,000 square feet of space was packed to the gils with VIPers of every ilk--media, shelter industry, past and future clients--all gathered to witness the cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs and experts including Eli Wollenzien, director of culinary operations for Blue Plate Restaurant Co.; more of these will be present this week when Mingle opens its doors from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.Don't miss out on a fantastic space that's filled with 118 “vignettes” or settings with contemporary options for every room in a house--and every stage of life. We're talking full cinema and automation systems that control light, music and TV with the click of a remote; 13 shower heads that you can try (yes, don a wetsuit and try them!) right in the showroom; and the entertainer's dream kitchen studio complete with stadium-seating tutorial space, right next to the martini fridge and beer-stocked home tap.An in-house design team helps guests and clients navigate the maze of home remodeling wanderlust, as every surface, screw, appliance and pillow has a story. Vendor partners include Minnesota cabinetmaker Dura Supreme and quartz countertop maker Cambria; art sponsors include Griffin Gallery of Edina. In all the spaces hosts 25 employees who've been working since the soft opening in December. Stay tuned to our October issue for more from Mingle. 12955 Hwy. 55; 763.717.8500; mingleteam.com
Mingling at Mingle
Plymouth's new home design studio opens this week.