A yellow pouf brings color and character to this patio.

Five Ways to Pretty Up Your Patio

Your patio space will see drastic improvement with just a few simple additions
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Tangletown Gardens owner Dean Engelmann Shows Off His Home Garden

Dean Engelmann's suburban gardens are a study in the beauty of rule breaking.

Dress Your Deck in Sustainable Outdoor Furniture

Loll Adirondack chair and bench in Cloud White (photo Design Within Reach) By all accounts, spring is on the way. Time to get out those lawn chairs and ready them for their summer workout. If...

Tour Minneapolis City Hall’s Green Roof

Tour Minneapolis City Hall's green roof to learn about a cool and sustainable technique.

A Carriage House Holiday + 7 Tips for Holiday Decorating

This century-old residence welcomes holiday visitors with festive decor outside and in

Island Time

Photos by Tracy Walsh Few city dwellers can say they have an island in their backyard. But Minneapolis graphic designers Meg and Chad Olson have even more than that—they’ve also got a waterfall, creek, frog...
Outdoor pool on Lake Minnetonka

Luxury in the Twin Cities: Outdoors

Part of the appeal of living on Lake Minnetonka, of course, is the opportunity to enjoy the water, the summer breezes, and the natural surroundings.
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Serene St. Louis Park Garden

Tangletown Gardens helps to create a relaxing St. Louis Park backyard.

Designs that Stretch the Season for Outdoor Living

Bruce Lenzen Design/Build home features Marvin Windows & Doors Ultimate Lift and Slide doors, photo by Spacecrafting After a long, cold winter, we Minnesotans love to live outside. Decks, patios, screen porches, outdoor kitchens, gazebos—any...
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How to Host a Crawfish Boil

Get your Creole on at a lake–inspired summer party.
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At Dinner With ‘Heartland Table’s’ Amy Thielen

In the midst of the autumn harvest, we join cookbook author and Food Network star Amy Thielen for a Minnesota supper.