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

Recent content from Kim Palmer

Reinventing the '60s: Creating an open floor plan

In Minnetonka, removing the "elephant in the room" -- a double-sided, floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace -- made space for a young family.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 01:54 PM

Makeover tips for '60s homes

Before you reinvent your 1960s-built home, consider these challenges. First thing: What to do with a split-level?

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 01:51 PM

Makeover mantras for '50s homes

Before you reinvent your 1950s-built home, consider these tips. First step: Take your time.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 01:20 PM

Back from the '50s: Giving a rambler a modern redo

Interior designer Laura Bischoff had always lived in 1920s-era houses — until she decided it would be fun to “dabble in a rambler.”

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:38 AM

Back from the '50s: Redoing a ranch home

In St. Louis Park, homeowners create the ranch of their dreams — with help from a family pro.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:36 AM

Back-yard chicken trend comes home to roost

Back-yard coops are still popular, but some owners get rid of birds when winter approaches.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 10:09 PM

Edible Estate ends growing season

The Edible Estate landscape makeover in Woodbury ends the growing season with piles of produce — and an even closer-knit neighborhood.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Take an inside look at Jimmy Jam's former estate on Lake Minnetonka

Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Jam’s former lake home comes with pools, a theater, exercise studio, 12 garage stalls — and Janet Jackson’s guest suite.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Using color theory when arranging flowers

Remember learning about rainbows and prisms in elementary school? You can use those same lessons when combining flowers and foliage to create a beautiful bouquet.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 01:39 PM

Gender-identity conversation comes out of the closet

Some members of the GLBT community are challenging the norm that everyone must live as one gender or the other.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 07:13 AM

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