Cozying Up to Winter: Q&A with Founders of Hygge & West

Photos courtesy of Hygge & West Those Norwegians. They endure the longest, snowiest, coldest winters and yet—as research done by Kari Leibowritz, a PhD student at Stanford University, recently showed—their mental health is just fine....

RH Minneapolis Offers An Indulgent Design Experience

If you’re considering a home renovation of any size in the near future, design inspiration is sure to be sparked at Restoration Hardware’s newest gallery in Edina. The upscale home furnishings company recently unveiled...
A dining table with a green and white holiday tablescape.

3 Tips for Hosting This Holiday Season

Hosting guests for the holidays can be stressful, but here are some house prepping tips to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

Cambria and Room & Board to Launch Versatile Furniture Collection

Cambria and Room & Board, two Minnesota-based companies, collaborate on new versatile furniture collection launching in January 2020.

Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate the Season

By Mary Subialka There will be plenty of times in the next month when you’ll need cocktails. Throughout the season there are get-togethers with friends, family, coworkers, book club—you name it—and different cocktail recipes in...

December 2019 DIY Class Calendar

Gifting unique items like a handmade holiday tray or custom glass ornament can carry more weight in the hearts of your loved ones than you’d ever expect. Make both (and more!) and at one...

Boyer Building Creates a Home for a Dog-Loving Couple

Photos courtesy Boyer Building Corporation Just prior to getting married, Mari Becker fell in love: This time, with a rescue dog. Not just any dog—but a Chinese crested powderpuff. Although all rescues are special, these...

Impress Your Guests With These Five Holiday Dishes

Photos by Terry Brennan || Prop Styling by Tim Creagan Food Styling by Lara Miklasevics || Recipes by Robin Asbell Creamy Sweet Potato and Orange Soup with Pistachio Garnish Makes 6 Servings Sweet potatoes make a gorgeous, harvest-orange...

HGTV’s 2019 Urban Oasis Embraces a Scandinavian-Farmhouse Feel

Photos courtesy of HGTV The modest 1920’s Foursquare near Minnehaha Falls was typical of hundreds of homes across the city of Minneapolis—it featured two and a half stuccoed stories of boxy, practical space that fit...
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LiLu Interiors’ Lisa Peck Selected for High Point Design Bloggers Tour

Photos courtesy LiLu Interiors Among interior designers, High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, is a pilgrimage not to be missed. The largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, the market fills...

Local Interior Designer Bria Hammel Featured in New Book “On Style”

By Maggie Selner Locals are proud to see Minnesotan interior designer Bria Hammel’s inclusion in the new book On Style: Inspiration and Advice from the New Generation of Interior Design. The book, available Sept. 24,...

Life in Color 2019

2019 Jury Jeff Bengtson, owner, Isles Studio Bria Hammel, principal, Bria Hammel Interiors Bethany Wrede Peterson, principal, Atelier Wrede Anna Bjorlin, senior editor, Midwest Home Mandy Finders, senior art director, Midwest Home Colors, like features, follow the...