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Past editor of Midwest Home, Anna Bjorlin has been writing for premier luxury lifestyle magazines and special custom publications since graduating college. When she's not writing, you can usually find her with her nose stuck in a book.

Top-Floor Transformation: Elevated Living at the Carlyle

Photos by SpacecraftingWhile many couples opt to downsize their home after the kids move out, few choose a high-rise in downtown Minneapolis as the...

A Tropical Escape in Roseville

Photos by Colin Houck When you walk into Keona Tranby’s midcentury-modern home, you’ll find bright colors, lush plants, and whimsical décor pieces that lend themselves...

Bryce Borkhuis Forges A New Path at Vandalia Glassworks

Photos by David EllisIf you had asked Bryce Borkhuis five years ago if he could imagine himself in a full-time career managing a glassblowing...

This Nature-Inspired Home Makeover by Mint Interior Design Offers A Breath of Fresh Air

Photos by Spacecrafting“Ninety percent of the time that we’re here during the day, we’re outdoors,” says one of the owners of this 3,800-square-foot house...

A Nature-Inspired Transformation on Lake Minnetonka’s Crystal Bay

Photos by Spacecrafting“We were a little desperate,” admits Karyn Whitely, when reflecting on the house she and her husband, Bill, found themselves buying in...

New Shop: Brick + Linen in Stillwater

Photos provided Visitors to downtown Stillwater will notice a new addition to the north end of Main Street—Brick + Linen. Reminiscent of a smaller-scale Pottery...

A Black-Tie Bohemian Abode in Eden Prairie

Photos by SpacecraftingFor Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang, creating beautiful homes is more than just her day job—it’s a lifelong passion. “I always say I’m an...

Sustainable 9’s Modern Retreat on Bald Eagle Lake

Photos by SpacecraftingWe wanted to be cabin people, but it didn’t really work out,” admit the owners of Bald Eagle Lake’s newest waterfront home....

Life in Color 2021: A Colorful Design Competition

2021 Jury Katelyn Bloomquist || Editor, Midwest Home Dr. Tasoulla Hadjiyanni || Northrop Professor of Interior Design, University of Minnesota Mac Plumstead || Design Director, Loll DesignsFrom...

An Everyday Getaway on St. Albans Bay

Photos by SpacecraftingWith three kids, several businesses, and a passion for travel, Mollie and Roy Krengel are no strangers to the fast pace of...

Coastal Charm Abounds Within This Excelsior Lake Home

Photos by Spacecrafting“We always knew this is where we wanted to build a house,” says one of the homeowners of this East Coast-style abode...

Modern Accessibility Abounds in This Golden Valley Kitchen

Photos by Dean RiedelWhile the COVID-19 pandemic affected people’s lives differently, almost everyone found themselves spending more time with family. For Jill and Chandler...

Prior Lake’s Bohemian Beauty by Martha O’Hara Interiors

Photos by SpacecraftingThere’s a certain house in Prior Lake with a pink front door, and if you happen to be driving by, the cheerful...

A Designer’s Dream Home in Minneapolis

Photos by SpacecraftingWhen buying a house, you’ll often hear the phrase, “Location, location, location!” Because while you can change almost everything else about your...

An Italianate Escape in Chanhassen

Photos by Spacecrafting“Sprawling, open, and warm,” is how architect James McNeal describes his recent build, a 9,400-square-foot Tuscan-style villa that, while located in Chanhassen,...

Fashion Meets Function Inside This Bloomington Remodel

Photos by SMHerrick PhotographyWhen a couple purchased their traditional-style Bloomington home back in 2005, two elements stood out as huge benefits: their new home’s...

Charles Cudd Co. Elevates Traditional Family Living in Grant

Photos by Spacecrafting"Today’s world is turning families’ priorities back to each other in lieu of friends and parties and traveling, and this home reflects...

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...

7 Products for Ultimate Poolside Panache

Land & Sea Wall ArtAdd a bit of paradise to your pool house with this framed canvas of the ocean waves lapping up against...

An Effortless Evolution of a Golden Valley Lake Home

Photos by SpacecraftingIt all started with a refrigerator. Or rather, the need for a larger one. When Padideh Safavi and her husband bought their...