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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.

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...

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,...