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Chris Lee, a longtime magazine writer and editor, has been a keen observer of the Twin Cities thriving design scene for more than a decade. As editor of Midwest Home, she combines her passion for all things home with her love of good story telling.

The Ice Wrangler’s Guide to Making Luminaries

https://vimeo.com/304511496 Call her the ice wrangler, the iceologist, the ice conjurer. All describe Jennifer Shea Hedberg’s art and craft: She creates luminaries, lanterns, flowers, towers,...

Books for Design Lovers

If you’ve got architecture and design lovers on your gift list, think books. Several recent releases celebrating Minnesota’s profusion of talent would be good...
A portrait of Christine Hoffman, founder of Twin Cities Flower Exchange, holding green plants.

Accidental Advocate

A sit down with Christine Hoffman, founder of Twin Cities Flower Exchange
Fresh evergreens, citrus, and faux fur stockings decorate the period fireplace, capturing the spirit of the season and the expert blend of old and new in the stately 1920s Georgian.

Holiday Tradition with an Edge

At the O’Hara home, holiday décor is by design, tempered with plenty of nostalgia

Day of the Dead Celebrates the Dearly Departed

  As the Mexican celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) approaches, you’ll see the distinctive skeletons and skulls everywhere....

2018 BLEND Award Winners Celebrated

The jury is in: The 2018 winners of BLEND Awards in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been announced at gatherings in both cities in...
A dog next to a built-in faucet allows for quick and easy refills.

Dog-Friendly Design Trends

Life with dogs is messy. Our four-footed buddies may be part of the family—they're our furry kids—but they can also be wet, muddy, and,...
A dog next to a built-in faucet allows for quick and easy refills.

Lucky Dogs

Even pooches need custom amenities
Ryan and Suzanne Huggett, owners of The Makers Studio, outside its storefront in Excelsior, Minnesota.

Makers on the Lake

Finely crafted furniture and more await you in this charming Excelsior store
Clean white panels and a glossy dark wood floor provide the perfect backdrop for this elegant, blue-accented space designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors.

Life in Color

Midwest Home and ASID MN present the winners of a colorful design competition

Historic Studio Opens in Wayzata

Alert visitors on Lake Street in downtown Wayzata kept watch on a prominent corner this summer. At one time it was a beloved bookshop...

Carousel + Folk: Artfully Curated Vintage Wares in South Minneapolis

Carousel + Folk, a vintage goods store in South Minneapolis, opened its doors June 1. Locals who love its earthy, boho aesthetic have been...