ASID & Midwest Home Present Life in Color Competition Winners

Midwest Home and the American Society of Interior Designers Minnesota choose six of the best, brightest, and most vibrant designs

Meet Victoria Amegno: Interior Design’s Local Up & Comer

Photos by Wing Ta We could all use a dose of Victoria Amegno. In fact, if her demeanor could be bottled, it would likely be in the shopping cart of every cabin-fevered, supervising-kids-in-online-school adult around...

A Revived Mediterranean by Anne McDonald Design

Photos by Amanda Marie StudioThere’s something romantic about Mediterranean Revival architecture. Easily recognized by terracotta roofs, crisp white stucco, and wrought-iron details, these homes bring to mind a sunny Italian villa or old Hollywood...
Taxidermy and lamp lanterns decorate a darkly painted fireplace.

A Look Inside Patina Owner Christine Ward’s Lake Harriet Home

Christine Ward at home among her collectibles and curiosities

Saint Paul Art Crawl: Art as a Rite of Spring

It’s an annual rite of spring: the St. Paul Art Collective and Lowertown Arts District’s spring Saint Paul Art Crawl. In particular, the Lowertown Lofts Artists Cooperative—with multiple floors of artists’ studios open and...
Father's day concept - present, tie on rustic wood background

Father’s Day Gifts for Minnesota Dads

A true Minnesotan father will be proud of his heritage with these local displays of affection.

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...

Nine Plant Shops to Visit in the Twin Cities

In the past two years, plant shops and nurseries have seen a rise in popularity with millennials aiming to expand plant collections—according to a survey courtesy of Garden Product News. Shoppers can set goals...

Psychology of Color

There's more to choosing colors than whether you prefer sky blue to light blue.
A room with decor influenced by the east features a blue rug, blue curtains, blue wall, chair, and table.

Eastern Influence

You don't have to travel around the globe for a taste of the far East
Marbled enamel plate, by Bornn, $19.99 @ Flotsam + Fork.

Online to Brick & Mortar

E-commerce retailers Duke Albert, Flotsam + Fork, Arden Trading Co., and Upstate MN open storefronts in Minneapolis

The Collective: Alora Ambiance

Photos providedWhile living far from their family farm in southern Minnesota, two entrepreneurial sisters—Ann and Therese Gibbons—launched home fragrance business Alora Ambiance while residing in Lake Como, Italy. Now in its 21st year and...

Highlights from High Point: Notes on the Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2021

Photos courtesy of High Point Market AuthorityAn Art Deco-style resurgence in curved profiles and sumptuous textures. Accent tables for cocktails or coffee. Nature-inspired materials and shapes. Bars as furniture for the essential at-home happy...

Interior Experts Explore “Joyous Maximalism” in Free Panel Discussion

“Now is the time to embrace joyous maximalism,” proclaimed Vogue back in May. “While pared-back minimalism has its place, key interiors trends for 2022 (and beyond) include ‘joyous maximalism,’ tactility (exploring textures, prints, and...
Bill and Kara Kurth of Golden Age Design

Midcentury Madness

Bill and Kara Kurth, owners of Golden Age Design, showcase vintage treasures in new home.
A sabbath chair made by Grant Kaihoi.

Minnesota Makers: Grant Kaihoi

“My goal is the same: to help you create a better life, with my hands and a tree”

2023 Ideas to Steal: Interiors

So SurrealWhether it’s a nonsensical art print or larger-than-life sneaker or box of Crayola crayons, surrealism—an avant-garde movement first coined in 1917—is circling back. Gladys Tay’s Shoreview home is decked out in these drool-worthy...

“bold boho,” Circa and Omforme’s Third Exhibition, Focuses on Restyling by Pairing Abstract Art...

Carter Averbeck, the artist, media darling, and owner of the fabulous furnishings shop Omforme Design—and Circa Gallery in Minneapolis talks why the future of furniture is restyling.

A Superior Cottage

Photos by Sage E Imagery  On the shore of Lake Superior lies Burlwood Cottage, a decidedly quiet respite far from daily life. Owned by hosts Tony and Jeni Robb, this rustic-meets-chic and dog-friendly Airbnb...

Tips & Tricks: Choosing Finishes

If you’re an interior design junkie, you already know that design palettes are trending warmer. You might wonder, though, how has this shift impacted finishes for lighting, hardware, and plumbing? Brass accents are certainly...