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Katelyn Bloomquist is editor of Midwest Home.

2023 Ideas to Steal: Kitchen + Bath

Spa-Like SanctuaryHomeowners strive to bring the spa straight home in creative ways: Some opt for an all-white “clean and serene” approach, while others install...

Material Solutions: Porches Serve Up a Slice of American Life

 Many homeowners today seek a stronger connection with nature and the outdoors, and considering the many Ps—patios, porticos, pavilions, porte cocheres, and porches, for...

Wake Up Your Walls With Mercury Mosaics

Photos courtesy of Mercury MosaicsMercury Mosaics recently released Mid Mod Squares—the Minneapolis-based handmade tile company’s newest (and arguably most nostalgic!) tile pattern to date....

Get the Look: Lakeside Splendor

There is certain nostalgia that accompanies raising a family on the water, and the empty nesters who built this northern Minnesota lakeside escape aimed...

Designer Spotlight: Tricia Huntley, Huntley & Co.

When interior designer Tricia Huntley, sporting a chunky, bold necklace and sleek black blazer, handed over a gold-gilded business card at the counter of...

Tips & Tricks: Designing Custom Furniture

Midwest Home Editor Katelyn Bloomquist recently ordered custom furniture from Interior Define, one of the Galleria’s newest home furnishings destinations. Here’s what she learned...

A Lakeside Kitchen’s Singular Aesthetic

More than a decade ago, Streeter Custom Builder, PKA Architecture, and Engler Studio Interior Design joined forces on a brick, Georgian-style colonial for a...

Butler’s Pantries with Chirigos Designs

Photos by Chelsie Lopez In recent years, butler’s pantries have transitioned from a maybe to a must-have, and no one knows it to be more...

Get the Look: Tropical Treehouse

Born from a shed-like garage, tucked beneath a tree canopy, and inspired by the clients’ love of plants and passion for gardening, this light-filled...

Pleasant Lake Home Boasts Casual Elegance

When this homeowner sought a fun, family-focused environment that doubled as a high-style home, he turned to college friend and Twin Cities home-building mogul...

Tays & Co. Design Studios’ Guide to Plaid

Photos by Spacecrafting  Laura Tays, founder and principal designer of Tays & Co. Design Studios, is a jack of all trades. She has an eagle...

2023 Ideas to Steal: Building & Remodeling

California LoveModern, California-style flat roofs inspired by West Coast-influenced architecture are popping up around the Midwest in spades, largely thanks to work like this...

2023 Ideas to Steal: Tech & Sustainability

From the Ground UpBuilding a smart, sustainable home starts with the foundation. This strikingly blue Edina abode by Sustainable Nine Design + Build, JALIN...

Martha O’Hara Interiors’ Creative Storage Solutions

Photos by SpacecraftingMartha O’Hara Interiors is known for pushing the envelope, designing classic, yet current spaces across the Twin Cities and beyond our borders...

2023 Ideas to Steal: Colors, Paint, & Wallcoverings

Jewel-Tone DripSteer clear of “sad beige,” and opt instead for jewel-toned selections like Twigg + Lu Design Co. did inside this remodeled dining room,...

Trend Alert: Holistic Interior Design

Sheree Vincent, principal of Fusion Designed, has been helping people design spaces of well-being for over 25 years. In fact, Vincent is a certified...

In True Symphony: A Classic, Flair-Filled Abode

Photos by SpacecraftingBefore settling in Minnesota, the family of four who resides within this two-story, shingle-style abode lived coast to coast in locales near...

Shopping Spotlight: Vivid Home

Photos by The Fraiche StudioMinneapolis’ North Loop extends a warm welcome to Vivid Home (formerly Vivid Interiors), one of the newest interior design, home...

2023 Ideas to Steal: Interiors

So SurrealWhether it’s a nonsensical art print or larger-than-life sneaker or box of Crayola crayons, surrealism—an avant-garde movement first coined in 1917—is circling back....

Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Summer Soiree

To plan a memorable Sunday brunch, pool party, or bridal shower with passion and panache, go all out with expertly designed floral arrangements, balloon...

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