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

Help for your holiday plants

Are your poinsettias pooped by New Year’s? Garden expert Melinda Myers answers holiday horticultural questions.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 06:38 PM

Setting a festive holiday table

Layers, items you have around the house, plus a bit of bling can bring holiday cheer to everyday dining.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 04:19 PM

New style recipe for kitchens?

Website survey reveals younger homeowners prefer a contemporary look. Over 45s still lean traditional.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 03:29 PM

Share your favorite holiday heirloom

Unpack your seasonal decor, relive your holiday memories and share them with us and fellow readers.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 03:31 PM

Home 'flipping' goes high-end in Twin Cities, takes on high stakes

Instead of snapping up low-priced foreclosures and sprucing them up with paint and new carpet for a quick profit, a growing subset of investors are now turning to million-dollar properties.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 10:29 AM

Before & After: Woodbury family room gets a modest makeover

A ‘stale, generic’ room is transformed into an inviting family gathering spot, using Craigslist finds, repurposed accessories, spray paint and custom art.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 04:20 PM

Does your house have what it takes to be a showcase home?

Designers are looking for next spring’s showcase home. Do you – and your house – have what it takes?

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Reinventing the '60s: Going beyond a closed-off kitchen

In Edina, a split-entry home loses a wall — and gains a gathering spot. "Most people today want an open concept,” says the builder.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Formal vegetable garden in St. Paul is beautiful, productive

St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood is a long way from the French countryside. But Eileen and Bill Troxel have managed to create a little slice of Provence in their back yard.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 08:32 AM

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

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