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Elizabeth Roubik is Associate Editor of Midwest Home.

‘Perennial Ceremony’ Cultivates Connections With the Earth

Photos courtesy of University of Minnesota Press  Where does the food we consume come from? What role do we play in caring for Mother...

The Primary Bathroom of a North Oaks Home Undergoes a Radiant Revival

Photos by Chad Holder  The spa-inspired bathroom aesthetic—once defined by bright whites, open layouts, and minimalist decor—is undergoing a transformative shift toward warmth and understated...

10 Must-Listen Podcasts by Minnesota Home Professionals

Podcasts have emerged as go-to resources for both entertainment and education. With their versatility and range of topics, from true crime to quantum physics,...

Home Offices & Studies Embrace ‘Closed-Concept’ Living

As homeowners are increasingly craving privacy and solace within their homes, trends are shifting away from expansive, open-concept layouts and toward more separate, intentional...

Sales + Events: April is Filled With Art

Story & Teller OpeningMinneapolis’ latest home and lifestyle boutique, Story & Teller, is officially opening its doors April 1, with Grand Opening festivities happening...

5 Fireplaces That Spark Inspiration

Metal MasterySeeking to convert a nonfunctioning wood-burning fireplace into a useable gas insert, Brynn Alden Interior Design used a custom metal treatment and concrete...

Galleria Floral Experience: “Into the Deep”

Photos by Cathrine Brinker  Back for its fifth year, the Galleria Floral Experience is embarking on a journey under the sea with its newly imagined...

Spring Sensations With Alora Ambiance

Photos courtesy of Alora Ambiance  Life in Lake Como, Italy, inspired the conception of Minnesota-based Alora Ambiance, the creator of America’s first reed diffuser. Sisters...

Subvert Makes Art Collecting Accessible for All

Photos courtesy of Subvert  For so long, the idea of “art collecting” has been viewed as unattainable—an interest reserved for the wealthy and elite. However,...

‘STILL: The Art of Noticing’ Delivers Over a Decade of Daily Discoveries

Amid the chaos of life, we rarely take the time to slow down, stop, and be still, which Minnesota-based Mary Jo Hoffman has long...

A Grand Rochester Renovation by SKC Designs

Photos by Drew Gray  What began seven years ago as a modest bedding project has transformed into a complete interior renovation for a home in...

Bringing the Outdoors In

In today’s fast-paced world, the desire to slow down and reconnect with nature has never been more prevalent. As we seek solace in our...

Picture-Perfect Patio Furniture by Loll Designs

Photos courtesy of Loll Designs  The long-loved Platform One collection at Duluth-based Loll Designs has expanded with new products including a chaise lounge, daybed, and...

Minneapolis Renter Reveals the Beautiful Reality of Apartment Living

Photos courtesy of Hannah Ellingson  As any renter knows, there are often rules and regulations in place that restrict how you can customize your space....

3 Vacation Homes to Warm Up Your Winter

Brainerd Retreat – Albertsson Hansen ArchitectureCompleted in 2020, this vacation home was constructed to replace an original two-story walkout cabin from the 1940s, while...

Sales + Events: March Embraces the Spring Season

‘Edible’ at Northern Clay CenterIt’s true—we are what we eat. The new exhibition at Northern Clay Center, appropriately named “Edible,” explores our relationship with...

Tips & Tricks: The Secrets to Carpet Care

While scrolling through your favorite social media platform, you’ve probably come across a video or two that showcase the viral, ever-so-satisfying carpet cleaning content....

Crafting Contrast in a Modern Mahtomedi Kitchen

Photos by Scott AmundsonFrom the beginning, this Mahtomedi project was different. The custom abode, designed and crafted by Blue Pencil Collective and Hagstrom Builder,...

Personality Profile: Mike Rataczak

Photos courtesy of Mike RataczakFor most, life’s journey is not linear. For Mike Rataczak, owner of Mike Rataczak Studios, this notion rings true. “I...

Valentine’s Finds at Foxwell

Photos courtesy of Foxwell Shoppe x StudioLove is in the air, and Foxwell Shoppe x Studio is offering a wide selection of Valentine’s-themed products...

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