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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.

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...

How to Have a Hygge Home

Bring home some hygge with the just released Hygge & West Home: Design for a Cozy Life (Chronicle Books) by Christiana Coop and Aimee...

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...