Kim Palmer

Reporter, Editor | Home+Garden | Homes
Phone: 612-673-4784
Kim Palmer covers architecture, design, décor, gardening, landscaping and home-related lifestyle trends. She also blogs for Homegirls and Greengirls on StarTribune.com.

Recent content from Kim Palmer

Before & After: Designer transforms her guest bath

The challenge: The guest bath in Linda Waddell’s Burnsville home was functional but hardly a showcase.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 02:15 PM

Some Minnesotans garden under the snow

Season-extending structures are helping some Minnesota gardeners defy winter. “It’s so uplifting to see green when it’s kind of bleak outside,” one advocate says.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 09:25 AM

A fresh, fun and modern take on holiday decor

Two design pros deck their halls in dramatically different styles, and share their tips for adding festive flair. Lucy Penfield likes modern and funky.

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Santa collector puts the ho-ho-ho in holidays

After searching for Santas all over the globe, a Minneapolis man has discovered the character’s universal appeal.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 08:01 PM

2013: Edina opens historic homes to discourage teardowns

Preservationists have organized an Edina Historic Home Tour. It’s billed as a celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary and a fundraiser for the Edina Historical Society, but it has another mission: to foster appreciation of Edina’s historic housing stock.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 03:25 PM

Ruddy brown Marsala crowned as new hue for 2015

The experts have crowned a controversial new hue for 2015 that triggers flashbacks to the 1970s.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 03:38 PM

What's new for holiday decor?

The freshest seasonal trimmings borrow from the ski chalet, the seashore and the great outdoors.

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Learning curve: Designing for autism

After her son was diagnosed with autism, a local interior designer schooled herself on how to create environments with his needs in mind. Now she shares her expertise.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 07:43 PM

Before & After: Makeover for a master suite

Empty nesters Tom and Mary Inglis loved their longtime neighborhood and their setting on Otter Lake in Hutchinson, Minn. But they’d never loved their bedroom.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 02:35 PM

Where does Garth hang out between shows? In this backstage retreat

Where do the country headliners hang out between shows? In their own “elegant cowboy” retreat.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 05:33 AM

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