Spring Cleaning and Organizing with Style + Dwell

With the onset of COVID-19 stay-at-home and quarantine orders, many us recognized an opportunity to go full-Marie Kondo or get into Swedish death cleaning mode. Others may have been already overwhelmed with setting...

New Home Project Apps Keep Homeowners Plugged in and Organized

Whether chaos rules in our new home environments, where kids are schooled online while parents work from an established or rushed-together home office, or calm has descended in an orderly progression of the indoor...

The Benefits of Biophilic Design and Feng Shui

As the founder and principal of Fusion Designed in Forest Lake, Sheree Vincent, Allied ASID, was an expert on home as sanctuary way before the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home directives. For more than 25...

Ruby + Suede Launches New Design Studio

After more than a decade as part of Highmark Builders, the interior designers at the company have rebranded as their own studio, Ruby + Suede. “We had so many requests from people wanting our...

Bria Hammel Interiors Launches Temporary E-Design Service

In mid-March, as the coronavirus pandemic drove us into the sanctuaries that we call our homes, Bria Hammel Interiors launched a new service via its Instagram account.  “Knowing our homes right now need to...

OlliePop Design Rebrands as Hello Norden with New Maker and Concierge Services

In January, Kassina Folstad began initiating a lot of changes. She rebranded her company (formerly OlliePop Design) to Hello Norden, a full-service interior design firm and online vintage shop. “I grew up in a...

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...
Two yellow, metal chairs with a glass table between them and decorations on the table and wall

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

Staying In & Reading Up: New Books and Blogs to Keep You Busy and...

The US Postal Service continues to vow that, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Similarly, online stores never...

A Black-and-White Bathroom Beauty in Rochester

At the dawn of a new decade, hexagon tiles are all the rage, classic black-and-white color schemes are gaining momentum, wallcoverings are everywhere, and floral patterns seem to be more “in” by the moment....

A Cosmopolitan Gathering Space for Faraway Family

Photos by LandMark Photography, Jim Kruger, and Jon HuelskampHe’s from the Netherlands, and likes classic design and compartmentalized rooms. She’s from Venezuela, and loves rich textures and vibrant colors. The two have traveled around the...

A Pinterest-Inspired Kitchen Makeover in St. Anthony

Photos by Alyssa LeeStay-at-home-mom Jen van Buren’s problem was twofold when it came to her 191-square-foot kitchen in the city of St. Anthony near Northeast Minneapolis. Practical? Not for this active family of six....