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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.
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Edina, Well-Heeled and Welcoming

Edina offers excellent schools and valuable real estate but the icing on the cake is the welcoming community and diversity of neighborhoods.
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Paris Home Style

Parisian decor is chic and eclectic with some recurring themes.
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Five Top Tile Trends For Your Home

Tile options have never been more abundant, versatile or beautiful. Here's what trending.
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5 Spring Home Accessory Trends

5 spring accessories that are popping up at design stores, magazines and web sites.
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Gallery Walls – A Versatile, Fun and Accessible Design Trend

Gallery walls are a versatile, fun and accessible design trend. Here are a few beautiful examples and ideas on where to put them, courtesy of Instagram.
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5 Reasons To Love Chaska, Minnesota

Chaska is a western suburb with the heart of a small town. Rolling hills, prairies, woods, river bluffs, housing variety and more.
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Stylish Dinner Party Playlists

How to match your dinner party playlist to the style of your home.
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A Checklist For Downsizing Your Home

A simple process to make moving from a large home to a smaller space easier. Use these 6 steps to get you moving in the right direction.
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City or Suburban Living? What are the trade-offs?

Choosing to live in the city or suburb involves trade-offs and it often comes down to personal priorities.
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5 Spring Home Decor Tends From Instagram

A roundup of what Instagrammers are loving for spring home decor.
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7 Reasons to Scope Out Stillwater

Set on the banks of the St Croix River with a bustling waterfront and main street, Stillwater is a not too far place to visit and live.
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Front Door Impact

How to create a polished entryway that makes a strong first impression.