Top Twin Cities architects will converge on the beautiful Hotel Ivy in Downtown Minneapolis this Thursday evening, and the time is perfect to see and hear about some of the best new homes around. The scene is the RAVE Awards, produced by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Besides the program’s keynote—architect Charles D. Liddy…
We at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine have known for months that this
year’s ASID Showcase Home would be pretty cool. My colleagues and I
worked with a team of 40-plus interior designers, architects, and
contractors on the renovation of the 1951 home in Edina’s Sunnyslope
neighborhood—and although the project maintains the home’s mid-century
modern roots, it also features the latest…
As someone who covers the homes beat for a living, I suppose I should
have a healthier do-it-yourself spirit. Although I come from a family
of successful DIYers and can point to beautiful DIY projects I’ve seen
in the field, I personally know to call in the professionals for nearly
Over the weekend The New York…
Since opening late last year, Casa Verde Design has shown Minnesotans that environmentally friendly home products can work into homes of all styles, including elegant traditionals. With Earth Day quickly approaching (tomorrow, Wednesday!), the time is perfect to check out the show room if you haven’t already. Join Casa Verde staff designers Rosemary Merrill and Liz Schupanitz along with notable chefs, furniture designers,…
I’m often asked for ideas on mixing furniture of different styles to create a comfortable, personal look. It’s tough to explain succinctly, but this two-minute video with Martha O’Hara from Martha O’Hara Interiors, shot in the living room, dining room, and kitchen at the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Idea Home at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, does a pretty good job. You’ll see how Martha’s team…
It has been a pretty crazy week for my colleagues and me! We finished the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Idea Home at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show,
and the response from the media and show attendees has been phenomenal.
So phenomenal that I’ve been at…
Over lunch, I stopped by my favorite Skyway convenience shop and saw a wonderful stack of Mpls.St.Paul Home magazines
on the newsstand. Yes, our latest issue is at newsstands now! If you
haven’t yet seen it, make sure to grab one. (Only $3.99!) This issue…
Jennifer Vervoort-Smith is known for filling her boutique, Soleil Brule
(recently relocated from Wayzata to Gaviidae Common), with beautiful
home accessories from buying trips to Morocco. Some of the most
eye-catching come in small packages—and at fantastically small prices.
out this beautiful chandelier ($1,428) I spotted on a visit to the new
Vivid Home store in Bryn Mawr. I love the fixture because it works
across so many styles, thanks to its blending of traditional (the scale
and overall shape) and modern (the form) elements….
One of the best parts of my job is visiting architects, designers, and
other creative people in their workspaces. It’s so inspiring to see
where they come up with ideas and how their walls, bookshelves, and
desks play into that. In our Winter 2009 issue of Mpls.St.Paul Home (coming out in late January), we visit trend expert Robin Culbreath at her…