upcycled design


Upcycling is going beyond simple reuse into the realm of beautiful design.
A bathroom with mirrored tiles, white sink and wall sconce light.

Magic Mirror on the Wall

Mirrored tiles create an entirely reflective, floor-to-ceiling result.
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.
Designers Up Close

Designers Up Close

Twin Cities is home to some of the most innovative, creative, and business-savvy designers around.
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....

Retro Holiday Décor Adds the Perfect Touch to This Modern Hudson Home

A Hudson family celebrates the old and the new for their happy holidays.

Editor’s Product Pick: Relamp Lightbulbs

The team at Midwest Home just can't get enough of Relamp, the Minneapolis-based LED lightbulb company that brands their energy-efficient bulbs with hand-painted designs. Last year, longtime Midwest Home writer Camille LeFevre whipped up a...

DIY Digs: Raw 2 Rustic

Stacy Upton, the owner of Raw 2 Rustic in Isanti, opened up shop in 2016 to offer instructor-led, wooden sign home decor classes. Whether it's a corporate event or private party, she has all...

The Best of the Twin Cities: Shops, Makers, Trends, and More

The Twin Cities home decor scene is booming. Here are a few of our favorites.
A lady shopping for wallpaper.

Splurge-Worthy Shops

We’re not talking about Pier 1 Imports, HomeGoods, HOM, or any other department stores—this is about real deal, local, small businesses that make the world of a difference in our Minnesota design community. Securing...

Editor’s Product Pick: Urbanwalls Removable Wallpaper and Decals

There are just some things in design that a solid coat of paint can’t do. It can’t always bring your personality to life, tell your story, or complement your unique style. Sometimes, it looks...

Psychology of Color

There's more to choosing colors than whether you prefer sky blue to light blue.