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

Holiday heirlooms: Readers share their tales from the heart

Readers share their most personal holiday keepsakes – and the stories that make them precious. These tales from the heart include a star that wasn’t just an ornament; it was a promise.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 03:02 PM

Holiday heirlooms: More readers' cherished treasures

Tales from the heart: Readers share their most personal holiday keepsakes -- and the stories that make them precious.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 03:01 PM

Holiday heirlooms: Remembering a quiet dad

Growing up in Columbia Heights, Deborah Jindra never had much in common with her father. S

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Holiday heirlooms: Family bonds over 'Charlie's Angel'

Christmas of 1997 marked a new beginning for Dave and Lynda Ruce.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 02:49 PM

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

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