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,...

Flotsam + Fork Brings European Home Goods & Kitchen Wares to Minnesota

The Minnesota-based online retailer sells stylish, high-quality home goods from small, European companies.

Day of the Dead Celebrates the Dearly Departed

 As the Mexican celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) approaches, you’ll see the distinctive skeletons and skulls everywhere. But don’t confuse them with Halloween décor. Day of the...
The showroom at DesignBar in Wayzata, Minnesota.

The DesignBar Space Lift

Interior designer Bridget Chirigos opens the DesignBar in Wayzata for DIYers, the budget-conscious, and anyone with spaces in need of sprucing up

Minneapolis Artist Cait Courneya Launches Home Goods Line

The artist-designer-illustrator debuts her a collection of throw pillows, art prints, wrapping paper, and tea towels featuring her original patterns.
A dog next to a built-in faucet allows for quick and easy refills.

Dog-Friendly Design Trends

Life with dogs is messy. Our four-footed buddies may be part of the family—they're our furry kids—but they can also be wet, muddy, and, depending on what disgusting thing they’ve rolled in, stinky. Dogs...

The Best Home Scents for Summer

 Smell is one of the most powerful senses. They can send us back to a moment in time, remind us of a memory, or evoke powerful emotions. In fact, they can be the key...

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...

New Service: A One-of-a-Kind Experience

Photos courtesy Sue BradyThis spring, freshen up your home with some custom fragrances from Olfactory Scent Studio, which recently opened in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. Owner Sue Brady, who spent...

Hygge & West’s Latest Collection of Whimsical Designs

When it comes to playful patterns, there’s no better season than summer to incorporate them into your home, and Hygge & West’s latest collection makes it easier than ever. The Minneapolis-based online retailer, known...

Sea-Inspired Home Decor Finds

Photos by Janelle Olson Styling by Tim CreaganTeal scalloped headboard, $362, Skyline Furniture, Target // Velvet shell pillows, $80-130, Tamar Mogendorff // White scalloped comforter set, $50, Mother of pearl table lamp by Nicole Miller,...

First Look: Yardbird Furniture Debuts its St. Louis Park Showroom

The new homegrown outdoor furniture brand creates furniture built to withstand a Minnesota winter.

Tech Talk: Artfully Walls Makes DIY Gallery Walls Easy

Photos courtesy Fotolia/Photographee.euOver the past couple of years, gallery walls have gained heavy traction in the rising category of DIY. They're a fabulous, foolproof way to add visual interest, vibrant contrast, and vivacious personality...

Jamie & Morgan Molitor of construction2style Are Anything But Ordinary

Photos by Wing TaDespite the disappointment that accompanied a layoff in 2011, carpenter Jamie Molitor’s ambition didn’t allow for downtime. Instead, he bought a bank-owned foreclosure in Andover with the sole intention to renovate...

Sales + Events: 10/24-10/29

The week in local shopping and events

Solid Manufacturing Co. Debuts West Elm Collab

The Minneapolis-based woodshop brings three of its most popular products to a mass scale.

2022 Ideas to Steal: Furniture & Styling

Mix & Match Bouclé, velvet, sisal, and fur all in one space? We say go for it. Mixing patterns? It’s now or never. This Lenox House Design seating area (above), for example, pulls fur and...
A restoration of a kitchen by David Heide Design Studio shows red birch cabinetry, white tiled backsplash, stone countertops and circular table in the middle of the room.

David Heide Design Studio Wins First-Place Award

David Heide Design Studio took home the first-place award in the 2015-2016 International Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest.

Design Trends: Retro Revival

Old has been made new again with trends popularized in decades past making a comeback (with a contemporary twist) in modern homes. Local interior designer Bridget Chirigos, of her eponymous firm Chirigos Designs, says,...

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...