Miss Mustard Seed Gives us the Skimmy on Milk Paint

Photos courtesy Miss Mustard SeedGot milk? Old milk going bad, for instance? Before the industrialization of commercial paint and finishes, many homeowners would mix their own paint from leftover milk. Milk paint, also known...

Q&A: Lake Wood Designs Lets “The Wood Speak for Itself”

Photos by John Keefover of KeefographyWhile working with Duluth Timber Company (now closed), Devin Garrett got antsy. He was helping with sales, a website launch, and other initiatives, “but I had a vision of...
Master suite redesign. Photo by Spacecrafting.

Global Influences Refine this Elegant Master Suite

Photos by SpacecraftingWhen a retired executive purchased a three-story brownstone in Edina, she knew she wanted her new redesign to incorporate some of the pieces she had curated from her travels around the world,...

Trend-Spotting in 2019: Color at Play

Images courtesy LiLu InteriorsEveryone’s abuzz about Pantone’s pick for 2019 Color of the Year. Living Coral was the choice: a rich, vibrant, yet breezy tone that conjures up white sand beaches, deep blue skies,...
A collection of plants in vases and pots.

Forcing Spring (Bulbs)

Force your way into spring with these flowers

Winter DIY Project: Indoor Herb Gardens

Tips for planting an indoor herb garden to get fresh, bold flavors year-round.

How to Have a Hygge Home

Bring home some hygge with the just released Hygge & West Home: Design for a Cozy Life (Chronicle Books) by Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos. The new book by the cofounders of Hygge &...

Sales + Events: 10/10-10/15

The week in local sales and events for home and garden

The Art of Building Beautiful Charcuterie Boards

A charcuterie (shahr-kyu-tuh-ree) board nearly led to my giving up 30 years of vegetarianism. The fateful board, created with artful precision, was ordered—not by me—from the now-closed Spoonriver. As I dipped yet again into...

A Dormer Guest Suite Gets a Vintage, Scottish Makeover

Photos by Alyssa Lee, courtesy Fox InteriorsIn the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul was a dormer bedroom (slid in during a 1955-era addition to the 1922 home) with some real issues. A sloped ceiling...

Parisian Perfection Defines This 1950s Bathroom Remodel

Photos by Andrea RuggConsidering its antique lighting, art-deco glass, and subtle pink countertops, this newly remodeled master bathroom might make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a glamorous Parisian dream. But believe it...

Five Home Design Trends to Follow in 2020

At Midwest Home, staying up-to-date on industry happenings is what we do best—especially when it comes to trends. And even though they’re constantly evolving, our team has tacked down five design elements we expect...