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

With better economy comes fewer 'shared households'

As the recession winds down, renters and other "additional adults" in U.S. homes are decreasing.

Updated: January 26, 2013, - 07:39 AM

Art background creates a painterly garden

Schooled in art, a gardener relies on what she learned to create beauty in her own back yard.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 06:20 AM

ASID showcase home is a Victorian showplace

This year's showcase home is a 19th-century St. Paul survivor getting transformed for a new role.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 06:53 PM

Fit for a family

A not-so-big addition created just the right space for a new family-friendly kitchen and mudroom.

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 10:53 AM

Before & After: Kitchen redux

A new kitchen lives large without adding square footage.

Updated: January 07, 2013, - 09:48 AM

Give your decor a winter boost

Light, color and creative rearranging can refresh your home for the indoor months ahead.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 12:48 PM

Holiday heirlooms: Readers share their stories

We asked readers to share their favorite holiday decorations, and the stories behind them. They made us laugh, cry and marvel at the many ways to celebrate the season. Here's a sampling.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 07:43 AM

Holiday heirlooms: Tokens from the heart

Readers share their most cherished holiday decorating traditions, full of hope, ingenuity and even a dose of humor.

Updated: December 23, 2012, - 04:50 PM

A puzzling approach to Christmas decor

A couple's Christmas-puzzle gift ritual inspired their decorations.

Updated: December 18, 2012, - 01:49 PM

Deck the halls with hopes of selling

Listing your home over the holidays? The old rule used to be don't - and if you do, don't decorate. But today, a few festive touches can put buyers in the mood to make an offer.

Updated: December 15, 2012, - 04:47 PM

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