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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.

Local Honey from the Weisman

(Photo by John Christenson, Styled by Mickie Clark) With the environmental threats to bees growing, there’s no better time to support your local honeybees. Ames...

Inside “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes”

Attention HGTV fans, especially those of us still missing “Million Dollar Decorators” (me!): Netflix just released Season 1 of “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes.” That...

Designing a Gallery Wall? There’s an App for that

Augmented reality to the rescue. Art.com’s new app, ArtView allows you to see artwork on your walls before you even buy it.

Remodeling Budgets in Real Life

TV lineups tell the tale: We love home improvement shows. From the disasters (Oh no! BLACK MOLD!) to the high/low redesign options to the...

Elkay’s Versatile New Farmhouse Sink

Imagine a new farmhouse sink in your kitchen. Now imagine you can change the color and material of the apron front on a whim....
The exterior of a modern white farmhouse.

A Farmhouse With Attitude

An Edina family relishes a mashup of tradition, glam, and glitz.
A collection of rolled up wallpaper on display.

Robin Ann Meyer and Hirshfield’s Design Resource Team Up for Wallpaper Line

Robin Ann Meyer and Hirshfield’s Design Resource team up for vibrant, eco-friendly and fully customizable wallpaper line.
A purple chair and footstool.

2018’s Color of the Year

Ultra Violet brings home the gold.

IKEA and Tom Dixon Collaborate on “Open-Source” Bed and Invite Hacks from the Rest...

Putting your own spin on IKEA furniture, bookcases, cabinetry, etc., is an industry unto itself. Modifications, add-ons, and upgrades for the Swedish giant’s home...

The Swedish Design Museum You Can Visit Without Leaving Home

We know the Swedes excel in design—Minnesota is loaded with fans of both Swedish folk and modernism. Just in case you can't get enough...
A bathroom with a hidden, custom-fitted space that keeps the clutter off the countertop.

Storage Envy

The designers at Lilu Interiors created a hidden, custom-outfitted space in the bathroom that keeps the clutter off the countertop.
Friends gathered around a table toasting

Madeline Island House with Soul Hosts Communal Cookout

A group of friends gather on Madeline Island for a weekend dedicated to outdoor fire, food and good times with those closest to them.