Rypen Launches New Creative Studio

Rypen’s launch party gave me major Herman Miller vibes mixed with a cool club atmosphere. Smoke swirled above bartenders as they made cigar-inspired drinks and mixed up custom cocktails. While the event was fabulous...

Collected Chic

When a young couple, both doctors, purchased a 1920s Spanish-style house on Lake Minnetonka, they knew this was a special property. Its lovely bone structure, gracious rooms, original clay tile, and old-growth oak flooring—all...

Trend-Spotting in 2019: Color at Play

Images courtesy LiLu Interiors Everyone’s abuzz about Pantone’s pick for 2019 Color of the Year. Living Coral was the choice: a rich, vibrant, yet breezy tone that conjures up white sand beaches, deep blue skies,...

Artistic Expression: The 2018 ASID MN Interior Design Awards

As a go-to source for homeowners looking to create their dream homes, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is committed to creating interiors that fit clients’ lifestyles while reflecting their individual personalities. Every...

Minnesota Makers: Keith Wyman

When the need to create and build something called, Concrete Pig founder Keith Wyman left his banking job and started “playing” with concrete. With innovation and determination, Keith’s concrete works defy gravity and bring a...

Darril Otto: Master in Our Midst

Artist. Master illusionist. Miracle worker. Darril Otto, a decorative painter, plasterer, and founder of Otto Painting Design in Chanhassen, earns these sobriquets and more from clients and collaborators. And he acknowledges each one with...

Cobble Social House: A Constantly-Evolving Wine Bar

It’s all in the name: Cobble Social House, which recently opened in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, combines community, cuisine, and retail in its multi-concept approach to a wine bar where nearly everything...

Currently Trending: The Return of Brutalism

Brutalism, a midcentury-style characterized by simple forms and raw concrete construction, is having a moment. Originally applied to the work of modern architect Le Corbusier, the term comes from the French term “béton-brut”—literally ‘raw concrete’—the...

Editor’s Product Pick: Vettis Concrete Single-Handle Faucet

No doubt about it—there's just something about concrete in home design we can't ignore. It's subtle but sophisticated, and when used well, timeless. Concrete is growing in popularity, and though many 2019 trend forecasts...

Trend-Spotting in 2019: 6 Kitchen Trends to Enliven Your Space

Images courtesy Shelter Architecture Is there any other room in the house in which we spend more time? We’re talking about the kitchen, of course. From the daily three meals prepared there (especially on weekends),...

Tech Talk: Artfully Walls Makes DIY Gallery Walls Easy

Photos courtesy Fotolia/Photographee.eu Over 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...

Three Bathroom Trend Alerts for 2019

Images courtesy David Heide Design Studio The spa-like experience. The tub and shower (i.e., a water space) behind a glass partition. Statement art on the walls. Concrete, terrazzo, marble. Asymmetrical fixtures and mirrors. When considering...