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Katelyn Bloomquist is editor of Midwest Home.

2024 Ideas to Steal: Color, Paint + Wall Coverings

The Illusion of Paint PlacementThe number of ways a homeowner can leverage the power of paint—from a simple four-wall touchup to an accent wall...

Glass, Glass Baby: The Rise of Residential Glass Products

Photos courtesy of GlassArt Design  High Point Market (HPM), held biannually in North Carolina, doubles as a crystal ball for home design trends, and last...

2024 Ideas to Steal: Exteriors + Landscaping

The Rising Popularity of Pickleball CourtsUsing cutting-edge materials and technologies to guarantee peak performance, safety, and comfort alike, Bloomington-based Sport Court Minnesota specializes in...

Local Artist Brandi Kole Featured at 2024 Lucca Biennale Cartasia in Italy

 View this post on Instagram  A post shared by Brandi Kole (@brandikoleart)From June 29 to Sept. 29, the historic Palazzo Guinigi in Lucca, Italy, will...

2024 Ideas to Steal: Building + Architecture

Beyond Books“Libraries offer a quiet space to retreat for relaxation and meditation but can also be used as a small gathering space,” says Jessica...

Artificial Intelligence in the Home Industry

AI-generated designs by Alma Homes  MH: What prompted you to start using AI? How, specifically, are you currently using it in your daily work? KE: We...

2024 Ideas to Steal: Tech + Sustainability

White Paint is the Coolest—LiterallyResearchers at Purdue University have engineered the world’s whitest paint, which can reflect more than 98% of the sun’s rays...

Edimental Education With Leitner’s Garden Center

Ever heard of “edimentals”? Neither had we, until recently, at least. It’s a playful, combined spin on the words “edible” and “ornamental,” and they...

2024 Ideas to Steal: Kitchen + Bath

Making a SplashWet rooms are becoming increasingly more popular in the world of bathroom design, and while homeowners are tempted by their convenience and...

2024 Ideas to Steal: Floors + Surfaces

A Cut AboveThe use of statement-making marble slabs as kitchen backsplashes or waterfall-edge islands isn’t anything particularly new—but the styles, cuts, designs, and installation...

Excellence Unveiled: The 2023 ASID MN Interior Design Awards

Interior design begins with a dialogue, one where designers’ curiosity piques and prods to get to the bottom of their clients’ deepest needs, values,...

Instagram Inspo

Artificial intelligence—in all its forms and uses—is here to stay, and its capabilities in the home and design realm are only beginning to be...

Last-Chance Garden & Plant Sales This Weekend

If you haven’t yet started your garden, don’t fret—it’s not too late! Whether you simply haven’t gotten to it (hello, life!) or you’re contemplating...

Storage Solutions: Bathroom Edition

Inset InspirationPerfect for displaying trinkets or storing cotton balls, makeup remover pads, or Q-Tips in small, cute containers, the built-in inset glass shelves (with...

A Medina Estate is Beautiful From Corner to Corner

Photos by Spacecrafting  Surrounded by trees and prairie on 34 acres of land, this home isn’t simply a house—it’s a full-on estate, a residence where...

Stirring Up Style With Stockwell Homes

Photos by Spacecrafting  A fusion of nostalgic trends and technologies, from low-rise jeans to iPod Nanos, shaped the pop-culture zeitgeist that was the early 2000s....

The Year of the Dragon: A Ming Dynasty-Inspired Primary Suite

Photos courtesy of James McNeal Architecture & Design  Architect James McNeal of James McNeal Architecture & Design (JMAD) collaborated with local woodcarver Erik Wyckoff, builder...

Now Open: Story & Teller

Photos courtesy of Story & Teller  If you’re looking for a new spot to feed your decor obsession, make way to Story & Teller—the latest...

Seeking Serenity in Twin Cities Entrepreneur Dana Thompson’s Primary Bathroom

Photos by Wing Ho  If you’re a Minnesotan with a love of ’90s music or taste for Indigenous flavors, the name Dana Thompson might strike a...

Get the Look: Bookish Bliss

Cozy up with a beloved novel and treat yourself to a generous glass of Château d’Yquem in this colorful, curated library nook—nestled within what...

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