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Best of Design of the Twin Cities 2014

People, products, and ideas we love around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Delightful Eggs for Your Easter Décor

Make Easter eggs beautiful enough for your decorations alone this year.

GRAY Home + Lifestyle Launches GRAY Pottery

The collection was designed by the Excelsior home goods retailer and manufactured by Minnesota-based heritage maker Red Wing Stoneware Co.

8 Best Shopping Bargains for the Home

Where are the best places to find a deal around town? We take out the guesswork.

This Nisswa Cabin Brings a Rustic Refinement to Upper Gull Lake

Photos by SpacecraftingFor four days straight, a thick layer of cardboard concealed the windows of Mary and Bob Dimke’s new cabin. During that time, Tays & Co. CEO and chief designer Laura Tays had...

Toni Glotter-Dachis’ Artwork is a Cut Above the Rest

Photos by David EllisWhat do you get when you combine 100 hours of meticulous work with 45,000 strips of folded paper? The answer is one of Toni Glotter-Dachis’ PaperCuts, works of art constructed from...

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...

Freeze Design Build Creates Custom Furniture

Photos courtesy Freeze Design BuildWhile recently reorganizing my home office, I ventured online in search of a new desk, which led me to a real beauty. Designed by Kiley Friese and Sam Busko at...

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...

Maximizing Productivity at Home: WFH Tips from LiLu Interiors

By now, many of us have been working at home for a while. While some of us already had designated setups for getting work done away from the office, or even a workspace for...
A portrait of Heather Strommen in her home.

Inside Heather Strommen’s Home

Heather Strommen started a blog four years ago to document the restoration of her 1937 Colonial home on Lake Minnetonka for friends and family. That project morphed into the Instagram account @sweetshadylane, where she posts...
Creative Holiday Garland

Ten Great Garlands

Fun and creative garland ideas that look fresh for the winter holidays.