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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.

Shorewood’s Touch of Bohemian-Style Bliss

Photos by Spacecrafting"There’s this interesting property that no one will touch, and it seems like your vibe,” was the unconventional pitch from designer Stacia...

This Indigo Icebox in St. Paul Gives Us Chills

Photos by Kory Kevin StudioSometimes, when a homeowner is ready for something new, the solution is something old. That was true for LiLu Interiors’...

Contemporary Homes MN Builds A Dallas-Inspired Stunner in Excelsior

Photos by SpacecraftingWhen Scott and Ellen Krohn moved back to Minnesota from Dallas last year, they wanted a special home for their family of...

Alexandra Gray Bennett’s Historic Home Has A Handcrafted Touch

Photos by Wing TaYou’d never know Alexandra Gray Bennett hasn’t gotten more than three or four hours of uninterrupted sleep a night for the...

Hartman Homes’ Founder Builds His Riverfront Dream Home

Photos by SpacecraftingAs impressive as the Hartman family’s new Somerset home is, it almost plays second fiddle to its setting—a scenic 6-acre peninsula with...

An Edina Home Finds the Perfect Fix

Photos by SpacecraftingJosie Fix’s new home in Edina was almost perfect. Located in a beautiful neighborhood close to both her and her husband’s jobs...
Renae Keller perches on her newly reupholstered sofa, the first “big girl” purchase she ever made and a piece she’s kept for nearly 20 years.

Renae Keller Went from Barbie Dream House to Her Own

Photos by Wing TaInterior designer Renae Keller says the best present she ever received was a Barbie Dreamhouse when she was six years old....
Photo of the Scandinavian kitchen by Julie Arnold.

A Simply Scandinavian Kitchen

Photos by Julie ArnoldThe renovation of SweetWater cottage began with a desire to connect—to the wooded setting along Lake Superior, to the history of...
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...