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Chris Lee

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.

Luxe Ham Lake Getaway by Lecy Bros. Homes & Remodeling

Empty nesters build a Ham Lake home made to host family and friends for years to come.

Get the Look: Textured and Sleek Kitchen

[icon name="magic" class="getlookicon"] There’s never a shortage of the new and lustworthy products to consider for the most remodeled room in the house: the kitchen.

Omforme Opens, Giving New Life to Classic Antiques

Local artist, muralist, designer, and entrepreneur Carter Averbeck of Trompe Decorative Finishes opened Omforme in August, selling magical transformations of formerly weary antiques.

Classic Edina Shingle-Style

Murphy & Co. Design helps an Edina couple create a spectacular shingle-style home.

The Ultimate Eden Prairie Christmas Tree

Each year Soni Styrlund and her daughters hang over 1,000 ornaments on some eight trees throughout their Eden Prairie home.

Get the Look: Northern Exposure

[icon name="magic" class="getlookicon"] NYC wallpaper maker Trove is hot off the press.

Retro Holiday Décor Adds the Perfect Touch to This Modern Hudson Home

A Hudson family celebrates the old and the new for their happy holidays.

Decorating with Ornaments of Christmas Past

Interior designer Talla Skogmo talks about decorating with ornaments and memories of Christmas past.

Reuse Art By Al Wadzinski

Minneapolis artist Al Wadzinski transforms found objects into extraordinary works.

Before and After: A Lynnhurst Tudor Revision

A Minneapolis remodel demonstrates how to gain space and livability—without adding an inch.

Rustic Grandeur in Lake Elmo by Divine Custom Homes

This family home showcases livable spaces and unique finishes

Foxglove Market & Studio Opens on Grand Avenue

Foxglove Market & Studio opens on Grand Avenue, specializing in home goods, tabletop items, locally grown and organic flowers, locally made gifts, letterpress stationery, and more.

A Slice of Sweden in Minnesota

Scandinavian style and colors are right at home in this northern Minnesota cabin designed by Rehkamp Larson Architects.

Wayzata Wonder by Denali Custom Homes, Inc

A Wayzata beauty balances its open feel with private spaces

Lake Charlotte Luxury by Charles R. Stinson Architecture with Hage Homes

This home realizes a dream of masterful design with customized living spaces

Best Twin Cities Shopping Neighborhoods 2014 Edition

Looking for the best vintage, modern, or traditional styles? This guide break down the Twin Cities neighborhoods by design styles.

8 Best Shopping Bargains for the Home

Where are the best places to find a deal around town? We take out the guesswork.
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Best of Design of the Twin Cities 2014

People, products, and ideas we love around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Nicole Curtis: Rehabber on a Mission

HGTV star Nicole Curtis saves old houses, one rehab at a time.

Scott Endres of Tangletown Gardens Shows Off His St. Paul Backyard

A gardener's garden mixes the exotic and the everyday.