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Laurie Junker

Laurie Junker
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Laurie Junker writes about home design, real estate, and trends and has been contributing to Midwest Home since 2015. She lives in Minneapolis where she's still trying to figure out how to style her bookshelves.
Ini Iyamba portrait. Photo by Wing Ta.

Ini Iyamba Defines the Modern Man

Photos by Wing TaThe vice president of merchandising for CircleRock, a local men’s apparel company that just merged with Faribault Woolen Mill Co., likes...

The Fox Approach

Photos by Wing TaBrad Fox says he met his wife Heather at a concert on New Year’s Eve, then quickly admits it was actually...

Kate & Tony Becker’s Northern-Inspired Home

Kate and Tony Becker have a lot of energy—creative and otherwise. But they have to, considering they own and operate three businesses. There’s Kate...

HGTV’s 2019 Urban Oasis Embraces a Scandinavian-Farmhouse Feel

Photos courtesy of HGTVThe modest 1920’s Foursquare near Minnehaha Falls was typical of hundreds of homes across the city of Minneapolis—it featured two and...

Wit & Delight’s Kate Arends Talks Mental Health and Home Renovations

Photos by Wing TaKate Arends is many things. She’s an entrepreneur, designer, podcaster, and mom, but at the heart of it all, she’s a...

A Minneapolis Remodel Honors the Historic Character of a 1904 Lake Home

Photos by Jessica StoeFor Laura and Matt Murphy, their house on a leafy street in the East Isles neighborhood of Minneapolis had a lot...

Intentional Style

Photos by Wing Ta"I just think guys can do better,” says biology professor and sartorial influencer Paul Buttenhoff. “Less pleats, fewer Crocs.” The current...

Mid-Mod Masterpiece

Photos by Wing TaArchitecture: Thomas HendrixA charming coincidence in the already charming story of how Sam and Natalie Soulek came to live in their...

Houzz’s 2019 Trend Predictions

The home design and remodeling juggernaut with over 40 million users has made its predictions for 2019, and the forecast calls for darker colors,...
The bar with people sitting at it in the Poplar Haus on the Gunflint Trail.

Poplar Haus Promises Visitors a Northern Getaway with ’70s Vibes

What happens when four city slickers with a shared love of good food, ‘70s music, and the north woods of Minnesota get a wild idea?
Jen Biswas of Paisley + Sparrow, with her rescue dog Chloe, sitting pretty on a custom upholstered bench from Anthropologie.

A Fresh Family Home

Jen Biswas of Paisley + Sparrow shows off her bright and cheerful Minneapolis house
As a lifelong collector of art and objects inspired by the natural world, Jeff Bengston has filled his home with collections of carefully curated pieces.

A Naturalist’s Urban Retreat

Jeff Bengtson’s mid-century home celebrates a lifelong appreciation of the natural world