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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.
A chair from Bria Hammel's new furnishings line, Brooke & Lou.

Bria Hammel Interiors Launches Brooke & Lou

Local interior designer Bria Hammel, known for her bright, classic, effortless aesthetic—and considerable social media following—launched her own line this summer. Brooke & Lou,...
A blue and white entryway in a newly renovated kitchen by LiLu Interiors.

LiLu Interiors Reimagines a St. Paul Kitchen

When Heidi and Michael were in search of a rightsized home, they found a 1938 bungalow in St. Paul that was the perfect fit....
A new showroom for Clio Surfaces displaying a table and chairs and marbler countertop.

Clio Surfaces’ New Edina Showroom

Add another showroom to the burgeoning design district on France Avenue in Edina. Clio Surfaces, part of Georgia- and Michigan-based Clio Holdings, opened a...
A drip tray above a sink is a clever way to store dishes while also drying them.

In-cupboard Drip Tray

This upper cabinet in this sleek kitchen, courtesy of Puustelli, the Finnish maker, conceals a secret: a built-in slotted dish rack with a removable...

Minnesota Pottery Festival Features Potters, Demonstrations, and More

So many festivals and art fairs! So little time to enjoy them all during our short summer! If you’re a pottery lover, here’s one...

Warners’ Stellian Expands to Northeast Minneapolis

Warners’ Stellian, the family-owned appliance specialist, adds a new location at 2605 Broadway St. in Northeast Minneapolis for easy access for city dwellers.

Martha O’Hara Interiors’ Flash Sale Continues

Designer's Flash Sale for June only includes furniture and accessories at 60 percent off.

TEA2 Wins Marvin’s Architects Challenge

Marvin’s annual Architects Challenge is a competition designed to recognize architects who have used the company’s windows and doors in innovative ways in exceptional...
The red bedroom: Each bedroom features an ensuite bath, a white-oak tray ceiling, and a twin and a queen bed.

Lake Minnetonka Getaway Made for Entertaining

No cabin commute for this busy family. Their lake place is 30 minutes from home
A green chalkboard wall in an office.

DIY Vintage Wall Courtesy Chalkboard Paint

Conjunction Junction, adding a classroom vibe to a home office is this wall's function

Tour Minneapolis City Hall’s Green Roof

Tour Minneapolis City Hall's green roof to learn about a cool and sustainable technique.

Gardening Books for Minnesotans

Let's turn that thumb green