2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Photos by Janelle Olson || Styling by Paula Bjerketvedt Golden Grandeur Nothing says glitz and glamour quite like gold, and these gleaming gifts are sure to add a touch of festive flair to every abodePortrait, $150 and up,...

Go-To Guide: Festive Florals with Laine Moire Floral Design

Photos providedTo Marie Raley, owner and lead designer of Minnetonka-based Laine Moire Floral Design, finding flowers that can handle frosty Minnesota winters is what holiday décor is all about. From outdoor pots to full-blown...

5 Holiday Markets & Boutiques to Shop This Season

For thousands of gift givers across our snowy state, a trip to a local holiday market or boutique is a given. Expect to find the perfect gift for the pickiest of people at these...

From Pop-Up to Permanent: Brooke & Lou Storefront Now Open at 50th and France

Photos courtesy of Brooke & LouEarlier this year, interior designer, entrepreneur, and tastemaker Bria Hammel introduced her first brick-and-mortar venture: a six-month pop-up shop at the Nolan Mains shopping center at the corner of 50th...

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Fuse Timeless Memories with Modern Upgrades in HGTV Show

If you’re looking for a new show to obsess over, look no further than Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s newest HGTV renovation series, “The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project.” The show stars Minnesota-native Berkus...

New Exhibition: Ethereal Willow Sculptures by Martha Bird

Photos courtesy of Susan Hensel GalleryArtist Susan Hensel opened her eponymous gallery in 2004 as an exhibition space and workplace in which she could create her unique small- and large-scale multi-disciplinary textile works. Today,...

Trestle Homes’ Owner Builds His Forever Home Near Lake Harriet

Photos by SpacecraftingPeter Crain, the owner of Trestle Homes, is in boss mode as he leads a tour of his new Lake Harriet house. “Josh, close the drapes.” “Josh, turn the lights on at...

Sustainable 9 Design + Build Creates the Perfect Partnership

Photos by Spacecrafting“Sustainability and luxury are at the core of what we do,” says Chad Hanson, managing general partner of Sustainable 9 Design + Build. For those planning on purchasing a luxury home, he...

The Collective: House Copper & Cookware

Product photos by Christian Watson || Portrait by John DahmenAs a coppersmith, Sara Dahmen has one foot in the now and one in the past, but her journey to becoming an artisan maker did not...

A Montana Lodge-Style Home in Dayton

Photos by Troy ThiesNothing says Montana lodge like a timbered ceiling, and this new home in Dayton says it emphatically. In fact, the Douglas fir beams that span the great room ceiling were so...

Sustainable 9’s Modern Retreat on Bald Eagle Lake

Photos by SpacecraftingWe wanted to be cabin people, but it didn’t really work out,” admit the owners of Bald Eagle Lake’s newest waterfront home. The couple had purchased a cabin a few years ago,...

Life in Color 2021: A Colorful Design Competition

2021 Jury Katelyn Bloomquist || Editor, Midwest Home Dr. Tasoulla Hadjiyanni || Northrop Professor of Interior Design, University of Minnesota Mac Plumstead || Design Director, Loll DesignsFrom an early age, color plays an enormous role in our...