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Bonnie Blodgett

Bonnie Blodgett is a longtime journalist and writer on everything from politics to gardening. Her weekly column “The Blundering Gardener” runs in the Pioneer Press and her opinions in the Star Tribune. She has written four books including Remembering Smell, a memoir recounting her loss of the primal sense.

Understated Elegance

Photos by Corey GafferIf one had to choose a single word to capture its essence, the word would be “discreet.” With its main level...
A portrait of Susan Denk, founder of White Crane Construction.

Making Dreams into Reality

A sit down with Susan Denk, founder of White Crane Construction
Vintage treasures capture the feel of a mid-19th century home. Both the floor and the mantel are made from recycled materials in a living room designed by Studio Hittle.

A West End Facelift by Studio Hittle

Little Bohemia update balances old and new in a historic St. Paul neighborhood

Q+A: Mette Nielsen Inspires a More Thoughtful Approach to Residential Land Use

A forward-thinking European-style approach takes center stage.
A garden shed with creamy stucco and red shingles is covered in lush, green ivy.

A Leafy Hideaway

Behind a mysterious arbor gate lies an exceptional and very personal St. Paul garden

A Carriage House Holiday + 7 Tips for Holiday Decorating

This century-old residence welcomes holiday visitors with festive decor outside and in
Pine tree in front of deck and patio

The Japanese Way

Decades in the making, this St. Paul garden captures the subtle art of abstraction.
Exterior of Midcentury-Modern St. Paul Home

Midcentury Time Capsule

Once the home of an engineer in the 1950s, the new owners have transformed the St. Paul home with modern, simple design.

Salvage Summer Plants for Indoor Décor This Winter

Bring summer life inside for the winter.

A St. Paul Colonial’s Landscape Redesign

After trying condo living, a couple opts for outdoor charm.
Crocus Hills Kitchen-Interior

Crocus Hill’s New Development Blends in with the Old

Conscientious developers—and watchful residents—create a fitting addition to one of St. Paul's oldest neighborhoods.

Inspiration for a Reluctant Remodeler

Looking for an excuse to finally jump-start that kitchen remodel? Put your house on the market.

An ‘East Meets South’ St. Paul Colonial

Kell Architects helps a young family reinvigorates a vintage St. Paul Colonial.

A Summit Avenue Mansion Dons Its Holiday Best

The Nicholson family decks the halls of their grand Summit Avenue home.

A Minneapolis House of International Style

Peterssen/Keller Architecture helps a Minneapolis home on Lake of the Isles become an International-style hit.