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Midwest Home magazine is an award-winning shelter publication, featuring stunning storytelling and photography of fine homes and furnishings in the Twin Cities and surrounding area.

A blue and white entryway in a newly renovated kitchen by LiLu Interiors.

LiLu Interiors Reimagines a St. Paul Kitchen

When Heidi and Michael were in search of a rightsized home, they found a 1938 bungalow in St. Paul that was the perfect fit. They fell in love with its walkable Highland neighborhood, its...
An entry to home built by

A Fresh Take on a Lake Minnetonka Home

When the Regan family of Regan Brothers Bakery fame (a one-time Minneapolis institution) built their summer getaway on Lake Minnetonka’s Crystal Bay in 1905, the Twin City Rapid Transit Company was just wrapping up...
A portrait of Heather Strommen in her home.

Inside Heather Strommen’s Home

Heather Strommen started a blog four years ago to document the restoration of her 1937 Colonial home on Lake Minnetonka for friends and family. That project morphed into the Instagram account @sweetshadylane, where she posts...
The exterior of a modern north woods home designed by Strand Design.

A Crisp and Clean Cabin

Having a cabin “up North,” seemingly a Midwest tradition if not a residency requirement, used to conjure visions of a rather ramshackle structure. Plain and heavy on the outside, dark on the inside, perhaps...
The exterior of a home built by SALA Architects features a patio with the home's owners lounging on it.

Moving to a Simpler Life

Stephen and Annie Roche had two things in mind when they began looking for lake property: retirement and downsizing. Their kids had grown up and left the nest. Their house in Corcoran seemed too big for just...
An outdoor pizza oven surrounded by a low wall of Waukesha white stone.

Backyard Pizza Parties

Nothing lures neighbors like the smell of pizza cooking in a wood-fired oven. That’s what Rocky and Gigi DiGiacomo found out shortly after building a cozy pizza patio in their Minnetonka backyard. They got...
A drip tray above a sink is a clever way to store dishes while also drying them.

In-cupboard Drip Tray

This upper cabinet in this sleek kitchen, courtesy of Puustelli, the Finnish maker, conceals a secret: a built-in slotted dish rack with a removable drip tray beneath. It’s nothing new in Finland, says Anna...
A sabbath chair made by Grant Kaihoi.

Minnesota Makers: Grant Kaihoi

“My goal is the same: to help you create a better life, with my hands and a tree”
Melissa Coleman’s kitchen features neatly organized drawers and minimal cabinets with notches in place of pulls.

Inside “Faux Martha” Melissa Coleman’s Mod Farmhouse

Find out how she pairs minimalism with modern farmhouse
The open living spaces are tied together with reclaimed wood beams, posts, and ceilings.

Wisconsin Retreat Showcases Rustic Finishes and Textures

A Wisconsin lake home is a showcase of organic finishes and textures
Living walls of herbs and vegetables frame the outdoor fireplace.

Asian-Inspired Landscape Evolves with Homeowners’ Preferences

Fanciful landscape evolves with homeowners’ preferences
The red bedroom: Each bedroom features an ensuite bath, a white-oak tray ceiling, and a twin and a queen bed.

Lake Minnetonka Getaway Made for Entertaining

No cabin commute for this busy family. Their lake place is 30 minutes from home