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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.

A Fresh Start

Photos by SpacecraftingWhen the kids move out, newly empty-nester couples often consider downsizing to a smaller home. For Kristin Hoaglund and her husband, the...

A New Space for a New Family

Photos by Alyssa LeeWith a baby on the way, Francis and Whitney Madden knew the timing was right for a long-awaited renovation of their...

El Rancho Comes to Life

Photos by Steve HenkeIn the center of St. Louis Park sits a log cabin-style house, tucked away on two-thirds of an acre—a rarity for...

Split-Level on Summit

Photos by Karena’s PhotographyAfter moving 15 times over the past 20 years, Peter Bisanz was ready to put down some roots. And where better...

Smart Tech Simplified

LG Styler Steam ClosetBoasting TrueSteam Technology, this clothing care system ($1,199) reduces bacteria, diminishes wrinkles, and refreshes your favorite fabrics—from cashmere to velvet—in 20...

Mercury Mosaics’ Mercedes Austin Talks Tile

Photos by David EllisSporting a cheerful smile, perky pixie cut, and plastic safety glasses, local entrepreneur Mercedes Austin takes us on a tour of...

A Cosmopolitan Gathering Space for Faraway Family

Photos by LandMark Photography, Jim Kruger, and Jon HuelskampHe’s from the Netherlands, and likes classic design and compartmentalized rooms. She’s from Venezuela, and loves rich...

Martha O’Hara’s Main-Level Makeover in Minneapolis

Photos by SpacecraftingAsk anyone who loves to entertain: Working within the cramped confines of a tiny kitchen is far from ideal. Still, Lisa Huey...

25+ Cosmically Fun Finds to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Photo by Janelle Olson || Styling by Anna LundbergFantasia “Diamond Galaxy” wallpaper, $36/double roll, Ralph Lauren “North Hemisphere” wallpaper, $205/double roll, Essentia “Star Collision”...

RH Minneapolis Offers An Indulgent Design Experience

If you’re considering a home renovation of any size in the near future, design inspiration is sure to be sparked at Restoration Hardware’s newest...

Impress Your Guests With These Five Holiday Dishes

Photos by Terry Brennan || Prop Styling by Tim CreaganFood Styling by Lara Miklasevics || Recipes by Robin Asbell Creamy Sweet Potato and Orange Soup...

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Photos by Janelle OlsonStyling by Tim CreaganLittle Luxuries Shimmer and sparkle aside, these tiny treasures are perfect for those who love the little things in...

Interior Design Studio Prospect Refuge’s New Look

After realizing their growing studio in Northeast Minneapolis needed more space, founder and principal designer Victoria Sass and her team at Prospect Refuge Studio decided a...

Unify Your Home With Upscale Wood-Inspired Décor

Photos by Janelle OlsonStyled by Tim CreaganReclaimed wood, resin, and carbon fiber paddles, from $300, Joseph Fiedler // Live edge walnut and acrylic media...

Island Renewal

Photos by Corey GafferWhen a couple with a shared love of sailing discovered a historic bed-and-breakfast for sale on Madeline Island, they knew they...

Huntington Manor: Orono’s Famous Modern-Day Castle

Photos by SpacecraftingA winding cobblestone driveway leads guests up to Huntington Manor, the majestic 7,774-square-foot fortress known as the modern-day castle in Orono. Designed...

2019 Luxury Home Tour

Photos by SpacecraftingThis year marked an exciting development in Midwest Home’s Luxury Home Tour. For the first time, we combined our home tour—which celebrated...

Life in Color 2019

2019 JuryJeff Bengtson, owner, Isles Studio Bria Hammel, principal, Bria Hammel Interiors Bethany Wrede Peterson, principal, Atelier Wrede Anna Bjorlin, senior editor, Midwest Home ...

Sea-Inspired Home Decor Finds

Photos by Janelle Olson Styling by Tim CreaganTeal scalloped headboard, $362, Skyline Furniture, Target // Velvet shell pillows, $80-130, Tamar Mogendorff // White scalloped comforter...

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