Room & Board Founder John Gabbert Inducted into American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame

Photos providedThe American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. is an industry organization founded in 1988 meant to preserve the history of the home furnishings industry, inspire generations of innovators, and celebrate leaders...

The Collective: Fiber Artist Mandi Smethells

Portrait by Liz Schultz, product shots by Mandi SmethellsMandi Smethells describes herself as an “imaginative” fiber artist, but first and foremost, she’s a mother—and that’s where she finds her inspiration to “create something beautiful...

Get Into the Spirit of Halloween With These Easy Decorating Tips

Cheap, simple, and creative ways to get your house ready for Halloween.

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Mint Interior Design’s Lakeside Cottage Embraces the Nature of Water

Photos by SpacecraftingWater sparked the update of this Lake Minnetonka cottage—and not just the water along the shore. Alas, extensive water damage had necessitated repairs and new windows, which organically blossomed into a thorough...

American Swedish Institute’s Gudrun Sjödén Exhibition Delights with Color, Pattern and Texture

If you’ve ever paged through The New York Times Magazine on Sundays, you’ve probably seen the advertisements for Gudrun Sjödén’s women’s clothing. The Swedish designer, who started her company 40 years ago, creates colorful layering...

Seven Smart Devices for Your Home

As humans, we naturally try everything to make our homes more comfortable—adding throw pillows, blankets, and ottomans. Yet there’s still a few inconveniences. To remedy these issues, technology companies have been working to solve...

Top-Floor Transformation: Elevated Living at the Carlyle

Photos by SpacecraftingWhile many couples opt to downsize their home after the kids move out, few choose a high-rise in downtown Minneapolis as the setting for their next adventure. But for the new owners...

Stillwater’s Lora Hotel Infuses Design Savvy with Local History

Before the Lora opened in Stillwater in June, the marvelous renovation of the Joseph Wolf Brewery block into a hotel, restaurant and coffee bar was creating local and national buzz. Architectural Digest, design and...

Nature & Wildlife Call Artist Matthew Krousey to Ceramic Arts

Photos providedMatthew Krousey’s ceramic work is inspired by the wildlife and fauna he sees every day around the woods of his Harris home and studio. His signature stoneware pieces use ash glazes as their...

Sleep Tight and Live Light by Renting LightHotel for a Night

Is it an RV? A camper cabin? An accessory dwelling unit? A tiny house? A mobile hotel room? A ultra-modern tiny house? Geoff Warner’s newest innovation, the LightHotel, has elements of all of those....

Mrs. Minnesota America’s Basement Bowling Alley is Open for Business

Photos provided“It’s been super fun,” says Mrs. Minnesota America Jessica Koehler of the bowling alley she had built into her family’s home in Andover. Since we last reported on the project, Koehler has been...

Wallpaper Trends

Nothing transforms a space like wallpaper—here's what's new.

Craft a Floral Wall Hanging: Paisley and Sparrow’s Jen Biswas Tells You How

Photos provided by Jen BiswasJen Biswas, the busy blogger and professional DIYer we spoke with last week about stenciling her powder bath, might be “a crazy plant lady and mom of three who loves...
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Houzz 2018 Home Design Predictions

This online design and remodeling community is predicting a shift from white kitchens, subway tile and stainless steel towards more color and pattern.

Pantone’s Pick for 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

The annual trend-watching rite known as “Color of the Year” finished up this month with Pantone’s announcement of its 2019 pick, Living Coral. Characterizing the bright pinkish color as “vibrant yet mellow…lively yet nurturing,”...

This Nisswa Cabin Brings a Rustic Refinement to Upper Gull Lake

Photos by SpacecraftingFor four days straight, a thick layer of cardboard concealed the windows of Mary and Bob Dimke’s new cabin. During that time, Tays & Co. CEO and chief designer Laura Tays had...

Vintage Vibes: Minneapolis Vintage Market at The Machine Shop

Photos by Darin Kamnetz Have an affinity for vintage home goods, décor, and furnishings? The Minneapolis Vintage Market offers a trove of one-of-a-kind treasures that align with an array of aesthetics. Whether you’re seeking furniture,...

Designer Melissa Oholendt’s “Heritage Classic” Aesthetic Shines in Former and Current Home

Photos courtesy of Melissa OholendtDesigner Melissa Oholendt loves renovating homes—her own and her clients’! But she’s in the process of defining her own aesthetic, which she calls “heritage classic.” (Scroll through her Instagram and...
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Home Stylist Answers Questions Via Facebook Live

Happy Place Interiors owner and home stylist Melanie Zaelich offers free home styling advice during COVID-19 stay-at-home order