Smith + Trade’s Home Décor and Live-Action Art Shake Up Stillwater

For handmade gifts with an original touch, head to downtown Stillwater and browse Smith + Trade Mercantile to find them all: paintings, pillows, leatherwork, wall art, food, and even the local “smiths” who make...
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Three Interior Design Courses Worth Your Money

With all the interior design inspiration sprawled across HGTV, Pinterest, and Midwest Home on the daily, it's understandable if you're feeling intrigued by (or maybe even a little infatuated with) the inner workings of...

10 Expert Tips on Arranging Farmers Market Flowers

Photos by Kait Ecker With flowers bursting out of farmers market stalls, it’s hard to not go home with a bunch of blooms. Tiffany Hammond, a certified floral designer, accredited member of the American Institute...

No Waste for Winsome

When I asked Kathryn Sterner-Sieve of Winsome Goods what possessed her to create Winsome Zero, a product line to eliminate all of her studio's fashion leftovers, she didn’t tell me the statistics, like how...
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Jackie Millea Introduces a New Benchmark in Assistive Devices

In the Midwest Home article celebrating Jackie Millea as the 2018 Emerging Talent, the founding principal of Shelter Architecture in Minneapolis talked a bit about an innovative project fast emerging on her horizon. She...
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Global Online Marketplace 1stdibs Makes Antique Shopping Easy

Photos courtesy 1stdibs For all the Minnesota antique lovers, designers, and collectors out there: You no longer need to wonder about when, where, or how you’ll discover that unique find needed to complete your latest...

Minnesota Makers: Steve Holzgraefe

Photos courtesy MNIMA Lighting Mellow, subtle, and sublime are just a few words that describe the lighting of MNIMA. The award-winning designs of Steve Holzgraefe are more than sources of light—they are works of art...

Brooke & Lou Showcases Classic Spring Styles

Photos courtesy Brooke & Lou If you’re looking to freshen up your interior spaces for the new season, make sure to check out Brooke & Lou’s new spring collection of home accessories and décor. Inspired...

Chinoiserie Made Modern

Photos by Josh Grubbs Styled by Mickie Clark Vintage butterfly wallpaper, $50, Retro Wanderlust // Perfect View Poppy fabric, $38 per yard, The Fabric Co. // Vintage red oriental wallpaper, $39, Patrick Street, Etsy // Catalina...

Cultural Collaboration: IKEA’s OVERALLT Line

Images courtesy IKEA Modern African design meets classic Scandinavian style in OVERALLT, IKEA’s latest line. The idea for the collection began a few years ago when the Swedish furniture chain joined forces with Design Indaba,...

Christina B. Johnson Creates Art with Heart

Photos courtesy Christina B. Johnson Bright colors and textured blooms fill the canvases in Christina B. Johnson’s studio. It’s not very organized like the rest of the house, the local artist admits, but that’s okay....