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Stillwater’s Lora Hotel Infuses Design Savvy with Local History

Before the Lora Hotel opened in Stillwater in June, the marvelous renovation of the Joseph Wolf Brewery block into a hotel, restaurant and coffee...
A chair from Bria Hammel's new furnishings line, Brooke & Lou.

Bria Hammel Interiors Launches Brooke & Lou

Local interior designer Bria Hammel, known for her bright, classic, effortless aesthetic—and considerable social media following—is launching her own line this summer. Brooke &...
Heather and Brad Fox of Fox Homes sitting on a kitchen counter.

Heather and Brad Fox of Fox Homes Pilot Stay or Sell

Minneapolis real estate and renovation team Heather and Brad Fox are hoping to be the next big stars on HGTV. The pilot of their...
A collection of wool blankets from Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

MN Makers’ New Blankets

Whether you’re in the market for a durable and lightweight blanket for outdoor endeavors or searching for a handspun, chic throw to dress up...
A statue of a naked woman contributing to a wabi-sabi aesthetic.

The Trend Toward Wabi-Sabi

Maybe it’s the fast pace of life, political rancor, or our anxiety-inducing Instagram feeds, but interest in wabi-sabi is growing. A Japanese aesthetic with...
A new showroom for Clio Surfaces displaying a table and chairs and marbler countertop.

Clio Surfaces’ New Edina Showroom

Add another showroom to the burgeoning design district on France Avenue in Edina. Clio Surfaces, part of Georgia- and Michigan-based Clio Holdings, opened a...
Lin Nelson-Mayson of the Goldstein Museum of Design.

The Goldstein Museum of Design: Small, But Mighty

When sisters Harriet and Vetta Goldstein arrived at the University of Minnesota in 1912 and 1914, respectively, they brought with them a new educational...
A white deck chair with a tray of beverages and umbrella next to water.

Outdoor Accessory Necessities

Lake, sun, cold drinks, chic accessories... perfection! Black-and-white umbrella, $48.99, black tilting frame and pole, $37.79, World Market  //  Black-and-white outdoor ottoman, $40.62, wood...
An outdoor kitchen with stainless steel grill, plates of food, and a table.

Lakeside Feast

1. Melamine organic stone tray, $14, West Elm; serving bowl, $5.99, Target; citronella candles, $9.99/set of 4, and plastic mod goblet, $9.99/set of 4, HomeGoods  2. Fishnet...

Aging in Style

People thinking about designing homes for aging in place probably think first of single-level living and accessibility. While those factors are important, it is...

Chirigos Designs’ Grand Opening Showcases Artwork from Kolman & Pryor Gallery

  Three years ago, after Bridget Chirigos moved with her husband from Houston to the Twin Cities, she opened Chirigos Designs to indulge her two...
(Photo by Justin/Fotolia) See daylillies this weekend at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, one of our top sales and events picks for the week.

Sales + Events: July 17-22 has day lilies, over-dyed rugs, and...

Twin Cities shopping and event highlights for this week. Paying for Your Home Remodel Castle Building & Remodeling’s education classes continue with one of the most...
Origami crane

Giveaway: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Win tickets to see intricate origami sculptures at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's latest exhibit, Origami in the Garden, through late October.

Minnesota Pottery Festival Features Potters, Demonstrations, and More

So many festivals and art fairs! So little time to enjoy them all during our short summer! If you’re a pottery lover, here’s one...

Relamp Sparks Creative Bulbs

Jess Schaack and her husband have lots of Edison bulbs in their home. “We love exposed lighting,” she says, “but after a while, I...
Living room with table and chairs. Home No. 19 on the AIA Homes by Architects Tour.

Coming Soon: AIA Minnesota’s Homes by Architects Tour

The annual, self-guided Homes by Architects Tour showcases the highest quality architect-designed homes across the Twin Cities metro area.

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