Custom Solutions

When off-the-shelf just won’t do.

Off-the-shelf products don’t always solve the design problem at hand. Perhaps the scale is not right, the finish offerings are too limited, or the quality is just not there. Metropolis Design Group can design any number of custom solutions with proficiency, factoring in lead time, logistics, and budget. We have many established relationships with local contractors, craftsmen, artisans and workrooms. We are able to source just the right material, finish or textile needed to complete the project. Through this creative process we are confident we’ll find the perfect solution for you.

  • Generous custom crown moldings adorn the tops of these custom white painted cabinets.
  • Recessing doors conceal the homeowner’s television and a coffee bar.
  • Custom stained cabinetry provides additional pantry space in a beautiful way. Small square windows above utilize hard to reach space and let sunshine in.
  • A custom shower curtain adds texture and warmth to this bathroom, the fabric merges all finishes seamlessly!
  • Custom painted book cases and pocket french doors close off to create a small and cozy main level den adding lovely architecture to this classic home.
  • A plain brick fireplace is covered with a custom wood tongue and groove panelled cover. Oversized moldings and mantles make the fireplace a true focal point in this room.
  • A modestly sized main floor powder room is added onto this home. A shallow custom vanity and rectangular sink are a perfect fit with a surprising amount of storage below.
  • A series of luxurious custom pillows and upholstered mohair sofa merge to create a beautiful variety of pattern and texture.
  • A custom hood cover and cabinetry sets up any chef in this open cooking space. Large drawers below hold cookware. Beveled tile backsplash adds sparkle and shine.
  • A modern broadloom carpet is templated and fabricated to perfectly fit this turn-of-the-century staircase and the hallway above.
  • Inset penny round tiles mimic the bathroom’s original arch shape leading into the showering space.
  • A bold but sophisticated linen is used for a custom shower curtain in this otherwise totally neutral bathroom.
  • A clothes shoot is finished beautifully and remains totally concealed when closed. Slatted door catches clothing yet allows for airflow.
  • Handmade hand glazed tiles bring a craftsman's touch to this lovely shower space. Hand glazing allows for dramatic but beautiful color variation.
  • Bold texture in custom lighting.
  • Custom woodworking allows for unique and eye-popping solutions!
  • A custom frameless shower door allows the beautiful Calacatta marble to shine!
  • Crisp lines read bold but simple on this custom reception desk. Privacy screens hide clutter but keep things open. An accessible table desk is painted in client’s corporate color.
  • A series of Vintage time clocks are sprayed pure white to create a fun focal point and tongue and cheek introduction to this fast growing tech firm specializing in employee scheduling. Function becomes art!
  • A locally made custom designed sign is offset by bold paint graphics in the client’s boardroom.
  • Private offices gain usable space by utilizing sliding doors. Full view glass doors provide natural lighting when door is closed– saving the need for additional sidelights.
  • A stunning piece of six centimeter limestone cantilevers over kitchen counters to form a dining peninsula in this modern home.
  • A abrupt opening at the client’s front door and heavy stair railings left things tight and crowded at the entry of this home. Custom cable railings were installed, floors were finished in a blonde stain to lighten things up, and the bottom few steps waterfall into the living room to instantly lead and welcome guests into the home.
  • A large and bold custom banquette accommodates a crowd at company wide meetings. A series of rectangular tables can be reconfigured to form many sized tables depending upon use.
  • Glass cabinet doors are designed to match an original cabinetry detail in this early 1900’s home.
  • A reclaimed sheet from a turn-of-the-century tin ceiling is gorgeously transformed by local artisans into this custom kitchen hood.
  • Custom framing with round matte cutouts make this frieze of family photos and interesting and dramatic element within this family room.
  • A custom china cabinet serves many roles-a drop lid desk adds space for the home office on the go as well as a spot for snacks at parties in this client’s living room. Slatted doors below conceal a radiator.


612 West 54th Street | Minneapolis, MN 55419

Laura J. Bischoff

(612) 760-2569