2020 Color Camps: A Professional Analysis

Photos courtesy Adobe StockSherwin-Williams picked “Naval” as its 2020 Color of the Year, calling it “a rich navy that creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence.” Benjamin Moore selected “First Light,”...

Khazana’s “Tree of Life” Virtual Exhibition Connects Collectors and Makers

Photos courtesy KhazanaFor nearly three decades, the Uptown boutique and gallery Khazana (the Urdu word for “treasure”) has been sourcing vibrant textiles and artwork, clothing, and collectibles crafted by Indian artists. Owner Anju Kataria’s...

Authentically Gary Aülik

Photos by Wing Ta“I’ve been collecting antiques and reclaiming old buildings throughout my career,” says Gary Aülik, founder of Aülik Design Build in Minneapolis. While half of his business is new construction (he admits...

mnima Introduces Exigen Lighting Series

Photos by Jeff Cords of Cords PhotographyInterior designers often say that one significant change in décor can enliven or elevate an entire room. mnima llc’s new Exigen lamp is a perfect example. The table...

Handcrafted Wood Art and LGBTQ+ Community Activism Make Hagen and Oats One to Watch

Whether you need a wall-mounted bottle opener, a “stainbow” Minnesota sign, or a wooden portrait of a furry friend, Hagen and Oats has you covered when it comes to wood-based crafts.Nikki Hollerich and Anna...

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,...

Larissa Loden Teams with Betsy Vohs for Posh New Storefront in St. Paul

Renderings providedAfter years in the Northrup King Building where she designed, crafted, and sold her contemporary jewelry, Larissa Loden is moving into a new storefront location in St. Paul. The former art teacher turned...

Biophilic Cabins: How to Create Your Own Nature-Infused Getaway

Cabins can be located anywhere—on a peaceful lake, off a dirt road in the woods, or hidden in the middle of nowhere. Regardless, the typical purpose of a cabin is to escape daily routine...

Shop Local Artisans at St. Louis Park Art Fair

Photos provided  The time is nearly here for this year’s St. Louis Park Art Fair. Since 1995, the St. Louis Park Art Fair program has supported and promoted local artists in effort to enhance the...

2023 Trend Predictions With Interior Impressions

Interior design is ever-evolving, changing from day to day and year to year. The past few years have kept us home and impacted how we view our spaces, leading to shifts in design style...

‘Eastcliff: History of a Home’ Available Now

On the banks of the Mississippi River, one St. Paul home holds a historic legacy of architecture, academics, and politics: Eastcliff. From its multiple bedrooms to the library, the carriage house to the catering...

Evergreen Elegance: A Go-to Guide for Christmas Tree Care

We have finally reached that magical time of year when the crisp Minnesota air seems to be filled with the nostalgic scent of pine. For many families, picking out a real Christmas tree is...

Home Offices & Studies Embrace ‘Closed-Concept’ Living

As homeowners are increasingly craving privacy and solace within their homes, trends are shifting away from expansive, open-concept layouts and toward more separate, intentional spaces. With this shift comes a renewed appreciation for the...
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Five Design Apps To Make Your Plans Reality

Using augmented reality (AR) technology, anyone with a smartphone can "see" the design, landscape, and furnishings of their indoor and outdoor spaces with a quick tap of their touch-screen.
Meagan and Tanner Murchison of 360 Five Designs.

Minnesota Makers: 360 Five Designs

360 Five Designs is the perfect blend of modern design, industrial engineering, and eco-conscious materials. Founders Meagan and Tanner Murchison create pieces that truly “elevate your environment” and bring sophistication to any outdoor space....

How to Have a Hygge Home

Bring home some hygge with the just released Hygge & West Home: Design for a Cozy Life (Chronicle Books) by Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos. The new book by the cofounders of Hygge &...
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A Fresh Family Home

Jen Biswas of Paisley + Sparrow shows off her bright and cheerful Minneapolis house

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: Dec. 18–24

The best makers markets and holiday shopping events before Christmas.
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Editor’s Product Pick: Kibak Tiles

Whether it’s in the bathroom, the kitchen, or the basement, a tile design can make or break a room, and we’re confident Kibak Tile’s hand-painted, patterned tiles will achieve the former result.With more than...

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....

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