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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.

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...

Lakeside Legends

Photos by David BaderFor a couple who met on the Olympic rowing team (and who have children following in their wake with rowing scholarships...

Hygge & West’s Latest Collection of Whimsical Designs

When it comes to playful patterns, there’s no better season than summer to incorporate them into your home, and Hygge & West’s latest collection...
Home in Edina by Sustainable 9

Seven Striking New Homes to Scout

Stop 1: James McNeal Architecture & Luke Busker MasonryFor fantasy fans: Known by locals as “the castle in Orono,” the stately Huntington Manor is...

10 Artfully Designed Home Gardens to Explore

If you’re looking for some fresh garden inspiration to infuse into your own backyard, don’t miss the 2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden...

Ground One Creates a Spacious Open-Air Retreat

Photos by Andrea RuggArt direction by Jen JonesStyling by Paula BjerketvedtWhen Brent and Jill Pearson moved back to Minnesota in 2012 after a five-year...

From the Ashes

Photos by Spacecrafting It was Memorial Day weekend in 2016 when Stillwater couple Dory and Kirk Anderson were awakened in the middle of the night...

Brooke & Lou Showcases Classic Spring Styles

Photos courtesy Brooke & LouIf you’re looking to freshen up your interior spaces for the new season, make sure to check out Brooke &...

Q&A with Travis Gienger

Elemental Engineer As a former competitive skier and semi-pro fisherman, Travis Gienger’s passion for the outdoors is evident in his career. After spending nearly 20...

Chinoiserie Made Modern

Photos by Josh Grubbs Styled by Mickie ClarkVintage butterfly wallpaper, $50, Retro Wanderlust // Perfect View Poppy fabric, $38 per yard, The Fabric Co. //...

Cultural Collaboration: IKEA’s OVERALLT Line

Images courtesy IKEAModern African design meets classic Scandinavian style in OVERALLT, IKEA’s latest line. The idea for the collection began a few years ago...

Sales + Events: May 23-29 Features Historic Walking Tours and Memorial Day Activities

This Memorial Day weekend, take advantage of the warmer weather and get out of the house, where there's plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities...

Timeless Transformation

Architecture: Charlie & Co. Design Builder: John Kraemer & Sons Interior Design: Twist Interior DesignWhen a young couple was ready to move out of their Lowertown...

Color Pop

Photos by Alyssa LeeWhen a vacant lot opened up in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Rehkamp Larson Architects and Reuter Walton Companies were...

Natural Light

Photos by Stephen VoegeliFor Eden Prairie couple Tim and Lori Koloski, it was the view—or lack thereof—out their kitchen windows that brought about their...

Opening: New Plymouth Showroom

For those looking for kitchen and bathroom inspiration on the western side of the Twin Cities, stop by Select Surfaces’ shiny new showroom for...