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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.

Aülik Design Build’s Bespoke Beauty on Robinson Bay

Photos by Spacecrafting“Walking through our house is an experience,” says the owner of this contemporary home on the shores of Lake Minnetonka’s Robinson Bay....

Designer Heather Peterson’s Happy Kitchen Refresh in South Minneapolis

Photos by SpacecraftingThere are lots of opinions on the best kitchen layout, but most would agree that it’s pretty helpful if the refrigerator is...

Architect Joy Martin Brings a Fresh Perspective Into Her Minneapolis Home

Photos by Eric Mueller PhotographyEvery neighborhood has a house that seems to be for sale more often than others. A family moves in, lives...

Fresh Start, Old Soul: A Mill District Penthouse Receives New Life

Photos by SpacecraftingThe stately St. Paul home Tom and Kathy Awe had lived in for 20 years took a while to sell, which didn’t...

A Revived Mediterranean by Anne McDonald Design

Photos by Amanda Marie StudioThere’s something romantic about Mediterranean Revival architecture. Easily recognized by terracotta roofs, crisp white stucco, and wrought-iron details, these homes...

Modern Touches and Mountain-Style Flair Mix Effortlessly in this Afton Abode

Photos by Spacecrafting Pulling off a design that combined the rusticity of a traditional Montana home with the clean lines of contemporary architecture required a...

Mint Interior Design’s Lakeside Cottage Embraces the Nature of Water

Photos by SpacecraftingWater sparked the update of this Lake Minnetonka cottage—and not just the water along the shore. Alas, extensive water damage had necessitated...

Meet Victoria Amegno: Interior Design’s Local Up & Comer

Photos by Wing Ta We could all use a dose of Victoria Amegno. In fact, if her demeanor could be bottled, it would likely be...

Interior Designer Bria Hammel Creates a Soft, Sophisticated Master Bath in Edina

Photos by Spacecrafting“Eighties awesome” might best describe the old master bath on the chopping block in Meghan and Matt Letne’s Edina home. The vaulted...

Ground One Designs A Midwest Paradise in Minnetonka

Photos by Andrea Rugg“Vast” and “parklike” are words Ground One Landscape Design + Build + Maintain owner Pat Weiss uses to describe the backyard...

Open for Entertainment with Lake Country Builders

Photos by Chuck Carver Revamping an old home requires creativity, and this Wayzata two-story was no exception. “Our clients were a growing family of five...

An Innovative Solution to a Simple Request

Photos by Troy Thies The wish list of the longtime owners of this Stillwater home wasn’t unusual, but the circumstances were. They wanted to simply...