Crafting Contrast in a Modern Mahtomedi Kitchen

Photos by Scott AmundsonFrom the beginning, this Mahtomedi project was different. The custom abode, designed and crafted by Blue Pencil Collective and Hagstrom Builder, was made home by clients who held a clear vision...

Going the Final Mile

Photos by Amanda Marie BirnieEd Guzek describes the process of building a new house in Golden Valley as easy. He and his husband, Paul Bechard, had the plans done in two months and moved...

Personality Profile: Mike Rataczak

Photos courtesy of Mike RataczakFor most, life’s journey is not linear. For Mike Rataczak, owner of Mike Rataczak Studios, this notion rings true. “I took an indirect path into my design career,” he says....

Get the Look: Bookish Bliss

Cozy up with a beloved novel and treat yourself to a generous glass of Château d’Yquem in this colorful, curated library nook—nestled within what was once an unused, undefined space atop a longtime Julian...

5 Product Picks That Speak to the Senses

The bedroom, where we begin and end our day, should support every strand of our well-being, calling on the senses—from touch and taste to sight, sound, and smell— to craft a sanctuary of health and harmony....

Minnesota Designers Shine on The Expert’s Inaugural Top 40 List

Minnesota-based interior designers are now being recognized worldwide. On Jan. 23, The Expert released its first-ever Top 40 list, chosen based on the 20% most booked and reviewed interior design experts in 2023. On...

Room & Board B Corp Certification

Photos courtesy of Room & Board  Since its founding in 1980, Minnesota-based Room & Board has consistently prioritized a sustainable approach, emphasizing quality, sourcing, and materials. Recently, this commitment was recognized by B Lab—a nonprofit...

2024 Interior Trend Predictions With Chirigos Designs

Photos courtesy of Chirigos DesignsTake a look back at interior trends from years past, and you’ll find patterns and styles we now consider ridiculous and dated: think carpeted bathrooms, tile countertops, and linoleum flooring....

Starting Fresh With NEAT Method

Photos courtesy of NEAT Method MinnesotaWith the new year comes pressure to start off on the right foot, which can oftentimes be intimidating—especially when it comes to interiors. With Christmas comes clutter—it’s inevitable. But...

7 Luxury Kitchen Appliance Brands We Love

No matter the brand, ranges cook. Refrigerators store. Sure, the daily functions of these must-have household products are largely universal—but that doesn’t mean every kitchen appliance was made equal. That’s why when it comes...

Happy Place Interiors Launches Heartfelt Giving Program

Photos by Spacecrafting  Happy Place Interiors is ushering in 2024 with an inspiring initiative: designLOVE. This transformative giving program aims to make a difference for those facing personal hardships by creating spaces that not only...

Creative Cabinet Inspiration

Sleek & Chic – Homes by AdriaticSimplicity was the driving force when crafting the sleek and fitted cabinetry for this Minneapolis kitchen. The white oak material, treated with hardwax oil, adds a natural elegance,...

5 Ways to Infuse Interiors With Color

In an era dominated by neutral tones, people are often hesitant to incorporate color into their interior spaces. However, bolder colorways in interior design have been gaining traction among current trends, including accent walls,...

Midwest Home’s Top 10 Instagram Posts From 2023

This past year has marked another exceptional period for Midwest Home. In the spirit of tradition, we once again successfully organized our coveted Luxury Home Tour and presented the third-annual Midwest Home Design Awards....

5 Gorgeous Getaways in Minnesota

Backus CabinThis 475-square-foot lakeside cabin—remodeled and designed by Stephanie Lalley, founder of Liquidpink Interiors, and her husband, Dan—offers the ideal “up North” experience. Overlooking Barrow Lake, the charming structure boasts updated appliances, cozy furnishings,...

15 Powder Baths to Transform Your Space

Prairie Oasis – Randolph Interior DesignNestled in the serene countryside of Medina, empty nesters found solace in a bright, airy home. However, a stylish contrast emerges in the powder room, which features a dramatic...

Ranch Home Remodel by Quartersawn Design + Build

Photos by Stephanie RauDated was the best way to describe this ranch-style rambler in the Parkwood Knolls neighborhood of Edina. Jennifer Burton, designer at Quartersawn Design + Build, recalls, “The homeowners called on us...

Rochester Kitchen Boasts a French Industrial Feel

Photos by Marit WilliamsSometimes, when two design approaches come together, it elevates the overall aesthetic of a space. This is certainly the case in this Rochester kitchen, which features a marrying of soft, yet...

Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year: Peach Fuzz

Photos courtesy of PantoneIn a departure from the vibrant hues of years past, Pantone is ushering in 2024 with a focus on warmth, subtlety, and softness. This year’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz,...

Evergreen Elegance: A Go-to Guide for Christmas Tree Care

We have finally reached that magical time of year when the crisp Minnesota air seems to be filled with the nostalgic scent of pine. For many families, picking out a real Christmas tree is...

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