Present Perfect in St. Paul

Photos by SpacecraftingWhen Karen Pervo and her late husband bought their Arts and Crafts-style home in 1999, it was perfect in many ways. Karen grew up in a midcentury home and craved the detail,...

Excellence Unveiled: The 2023 ASID MN Interior Design Awards

Interior design begins with a dialogue, one where designers’ curiosity piques and prods to get to the bottom of their clients’ deepest needs, values, and desires. The American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) local...
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Spring Cleaning Hacks

You're on a spring cleaning binge and have separated clothing and housewares into save, donate, and toss piles. Now what? Here's a quick guide on where to donate items to keep them out of the landfill and help the local Twin Cities community.

Color Pop: Life in Color 2023

People are not one-dimensional, neutral, nor boring—we are multifaceted beings, colorful, and exciting. Therefore, to make our house a home, our spaces should reflect who we are. A trend commonly referred to as “dopamine...

5 Ways to Maximize Small Spaces

Photos by Kory Kevin ReckingerAre you living, working, playing, and relaxing in small home, condo, or apartment? And wondering how to fit it all into small spaces during a time when staying at home...

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...

Three Holiday House Tours Inspire Historic Reveries

Three iconic Twin Cities homes, managed to retain their historic grandeur, open their doors during the holiday season to visitors seeking respite from their own domestic dramas. Enter and find yourself immersed in another...

Get the Look: Valentine’s Day

Photo by Janelle Olson || Styling by Jocelyn KrackeRound faux fur pillow, $30, pink and gold knob, $28/pair, glass knob, $20/pair, Anthropologie Heart stone dish, $23, Bachman’s Astor Velvet fabric in “Pink Grapefruit,”...

St. Paul’s NewStudio Gallery Presents “Material Language” Exhibition

 When one considers the idea of painting, the mind might trend toward ideas of a clean white canvas covered in soft watercolors or hand-pressed paper flaunting thoughtfully placed smears of acrylic—maybe comprising a flower...

Cramped Kitchen Receives Contemporary Refresh

Photos by Marit Williams Photography Ever since this 2005 home was built, the family who resided within was told the kitchen and living room needed to stay divided—but given the several cooks and bakers in...

Now Open: Fox Run at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

When husband-and-wife Aaron and Tia Scott began the home decor-focused shop Fox Run Goods in 2019, their mobile marketplace—a 240-square-foot ex-military truck—had enough room to display 13 Minnesota makers' works. Now with a brick-and-mortar...
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Hygge & West Introduce Bedding Collection

From wallpaper to bedding

Q&A: Lake Wood Designs Lets “The Wood Speak for Itself”

Photos by John Keefover of KeefographyWhile working with Duluth Timber Company (now closed), Devin Garrett got antsy. He was helping with sales, a website launch, and other initiatives, “but I had a vision of...
A living room featuring a pair of chairs, silk-wool rug, gold-painted bamboo bar cart, and painting.

Inside Charlie Simmons and Sandy LaMendola’s Home

A new marriage and an old house renovation? This couple took on both and lived to tell the tale.
Fresh evergreens, citrus, and faux fur stockings decorate the period fireplace, capturing the spirit of the season and the expert blend of old and new in the stately 1920s Georgian.

Holiday Tradition with an Edge

At the O’Hara home, holiday décor is by design, tempered with plenty of nostalgia

5 Product Picks That Speak to the Senses

The bedroom, where we begin and end our day, should support every strand of our well-being, calling on the senses—from touch and taste to sight, sound, and smell— to craft a sanctuary of health and harmony....

Zillow “Lists” The Incredibles Midcentury Modern Digs

Superheroes need a super home, right? As in a fantastic midcentury-modern dream home overlooking a fictitious city with loads of features, from floor-to-ceiling windows and a sunken conversation pit to a massive stone fireplace,...

2023 Ideas to Steal: Kitchen + Bath

Spa-Like SanctuaryHomeowners strive to bring the spa straight home in creative ways: Some opt for an all-white “clean and serene” approach, while others install spacious walk-in showers. Many, it appears, seem to settle on...

Spanish-Style Splendor: A Kitchen Upgrade by Stier Construction

Photos by The Moments of Life The owners of this eclectic Spanish-style home, a husband-and-wife duo with two young children, knew they wanted to purchase an older house in Rochester. After they toured this one—a...

In the Business of Bold

Photos by SpacecraftingThe year is 2008, and a young entrepreneur just sold his prized sneaker collection in an effort to springboard a new business with his wife. The unusual, and seemingly permanent, sacrifice for...

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