Minneapolis design firm partners on Parade of Homes house

By Jodi Schwan

Jarrod Smart was looking to bring something different to the Sioux Falls market.

The homebuilder and owner of Jarrod Smart Construction found it in Vivid Interior Design, a Twin Cities firm that has partnered with Smart to design two high-end homes so far.

“I do a lot of my research in the Minneapolis market and had a desire to bring that here,” he said. “Working with Vivid allows us to do that.”

Vivid owner Danielle Loven worked with Smart on the style and look of a home on this year’s Spring Parade of Homes from the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire.

The 4,700-square-foot home in south-central Sioux Falls was designed for a look that’s “California coastal meets Midwest,” said Vivid creative director Greg Clark, who came to Sioux Falls for the event.

“Our goal was to create a home that has a timeless and effortless look to it,” he said. “It’s casual and upscale at the same time.”

The home, which is sold, includes a weight room and two-story indoor sport court as well as extensive outdoor living space and an in-ground swimming pool.

But working with his design partner further elevated the project, Smart said.

“It’s about having an architectural flavor. There are million-dollar houses that are just a big box,” he said. “They (Vivid) have great ideas, and they’re very responsive. It just brings something different to our market.”

Vivid anticipates doing more work in Sioux Falls, Clark added.

“I think there’s a lot of potential in Sioux Falls. We’re excited about more opportunities,” he said. “Everybody I’ve met has been so friendly. We really enjoyed it and enjoy working with Jarrod. It’s a great, growing market here, and I think a lot of people are seeking out new design and something fresh.

The Parade of Homes runs from 1 to 5 p.m. May 20 and 21.

The following homes were judged winners based on factors such as curb appeal, floor plan, kitchen design, use of lighting, decorating, energy efficiency and craftsmanship:

Single-family home categories:

  • Parade Home #95 – Greenfield Builders Inc., 232 N. Euclid Ave.
  • Parade Home #74 – Paul Fick Homes Inc., 4417 W. Schofield St.
  • Parade Home #55 – Complete Contracting, 207 Shebal Ave., Harrisburg.
  • Parade Home #11 – Veurink Contracting, 8300 E. Arctic Willow Circle.
  • Parade Home #36 – Jeren Homes Inc., 4204 S. Dubuque Ave.
  • Parade Home #91 – Jeren Homes Inc., 9504 W. Kingfisher Drive.
  • Parade Home #19 – A-Plus Construction, 2011 S. Meadowview Circle.
  • Parade Home #92 – Mux Construction Inc., 9504 W. Dragonfly Drive.
  • Parade Home #79 – Daniels Residential Inc., 7300 S. Meredith Ave.
  • Parade Home #86 – Jeren Homes Inc., 3201 W. Old Yankton Road.
  • Parade Home #80 – Fiechtner Construction, 6909 S. Westfield Trail.

Twin home/town home/condo categories:

  • Parade Home #42 – Loyalty Homes, 3902 E. Brewster St.
  • Parade Home #62 – Blair Masonry Homes, 6210 S. Monterey Place.
  • Parade Home #50 – Joshua Homes, 5417 E. Salvation Place.  
Minneapolis design firm partners on Parade of Homes house

Jarrod Smart Construction worked with Vivid Interior Design on a house that’s featured during this weekend’s Spring Parade of Homes.

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