Gregory Rich is the founder of Habitation Design, the owner and developer of The District Edina, and host of Minneapolis' radio program / podcast "Drink in the Style".
Founded in 2015, Habitation Design has established a reputation for exceptional furnishings and unparalleled design services. The firm has managed projects throughout the Twin Cities, Iowa, Arizona, Naples Florida and even Latin America.
The District Edina, a 21,000 sq. ft. 10-showroom redevelopment project located at the intersection of Highways 169 and 494 is a beautiful Mid-Century Modern structure situated on a wooded lot along 9 Mile Creek. The property was acquired in 2020 and opened in 2021. The District, or TDE, boasts a variety of offerings ranging from European Kitchens, Fine Art, Furnishings, and even Title and Insurance services.
“Drink in the Style” is a weekly hour-long exploration of interior design, art, architecture, and all things aesthetic while Gregory and his guests enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail courtesy of local mixologists from some of the Cities' finest restaurants including Mill Valley Kitchen, Benedict’s, The Farmer's Kitchen and Bar, Mercy, Gianni’s Steak House, and Graze Minneapolis. The program is designed to be irreverent, unpredictable, informative, and engaging. And as Rich often says, "the last 20 minutes are my favorite. I just wish I could remember them."
As one of the original designers for Habitation Furnishing + Design, Karl adds more than 16 years of experience to his degree in Interior Design. Karl has developed deep expertise in both residential and commercial interiors.
Initially working in single-family home staging, Karl worked with more than 1,500 home owners over the first 6 years of his career. Launching his own design business, Karl Wallace Design, in 2014, Karl continued to specialize in Home Staging as well as Residential Interior Design. Karl loves to use his knowledge of space planning and proper scale in every project he works on. He’s also done work in interior and exterior finishes where he used his keen eye for color to create custom venetian and polished plasters (plastering is a family trade that runs on both sides of his family going back generations).
As Senior Designer for Habitation, he draws on this experience to create exceptional spaces for both residential and commercial clients.
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER
Christina graduated in 2020 with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design. From there she helped a local builder in River Falls, WI take off with their first custom built home developing floor plans as well as worked in the finishes side of the business acquiring knowledge in all flooring types, tile, countertops, and practical applications. Her vast knowledge of space planning from working with disabled peoples and the elderly for 6 years while in Interior Design school gives her a deep understanding of aging in place and making sure all are comfortable and understood when designing. She has practiced Real Estate in both WI and MN since 2018 bringing neighborhood cap knowledge and practical costs for renovations to your fingertips on each project.
When Christina isn’t doing Interior Design, she is busy renovating her townhome in Hudson, WI, exploring local trails with her two cattle dogs and training for various endurance events like IronMan competitions and marathons.
New to the interior design world and Minneapolis, Jackie manages the schedules and communications of the team. She is also behind the scenes of Drink in the Style Radio Show and Podcast presented by Habitation Design and assists in coordinating The District Edina event space.
SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
Nym has a passion for strategizing and creating sustainable approaches to social media. With a penchant for staying up to date on industry trends, Nym is always looking for inspiration. She’s new to the interior design space but is determined to expand her skill set. When Nym isn’t working she enjoys picking up new hobbies, making art, and getting lost in a book.