Decorative ceramics

Decorative ceramics

Ursula Hargens' work reveals any number of small surprises -- perhaps a luminous butterfly or gypsy moth hiding in the vines.

Personality

March 30, 2015
Personality
Your home reflects your personality through the accessories you choose, the way you mix styles, the pieces that reflect your interests and tastes.

The elements of style ... and taste

March 30, 2015
The elements of style ... and taste
You've probably had the experience of walking into a room -- maybe even one in your own home! -- and instantly feeling relaxed and cozy. In other rooms, you've noticed feeling restless and on edge. Annoyed. Bored. Overwhelmed.
Variety
January 10

A look inside the Obamas' enormous post-White House home

The Obama family will rent a mansion located just two miles from the White House.
Variety
January 6

You can now smash things for fun in St. Paul's new Break Room

The Break Room encourages you to pick up a sledgehammer and safely blow off steam in a satisfyingly destructive way.
Variety
May 7, 2016

Gallery: Homegazing: Kirby Puckett's lake 'cabin'

The baseball great and his family retreated to their secluded Wisconsin getaway home for fishing, fun and precious privacy.
Local
April 30, 2016

Gallery: Revision on the river

Home of the Month: A smart layout and handcrafted elements by local artisans turned a summer cabin into a year-round home in Hudson, Wis.
Variety
April 21, 2016

Gallery: Home of the Month selections

Twelve winning home designs display a wide range of styles, sizes and project types, from period-sensitive remodeling to new modern houses.
Variety
April 1, 2016

Gallery: Retro rejuvenation

Building out – instead of tearing down – was the key to the transformation of a 1950s Edina split-level.
Variety
March 25, 2016

Gallery: Backyard eggs fill the baskets with color

There's no need to dye eggs this time of year when there are chickens in backyard coops throughout Minneapolis doing the job just fine. Devon Anderson and Michael McNally of Minneapolis have three hens, including Laura, a barred rock hen who's peeking out of her coop. They collect eggs ranging in color from blue and brown to cream. Phyllis Kahn raises hens on Nicollet Island, and one of them produced this peach-speckled egg. A cuckoo Maran kept by Dan Brady and his neighbors in northeast Minneapolis gave us the brown-speckled egg. The small, cream-colored egg is from the barred rock hen kept by Scott Horne and Margie Siegel of Minneapolis.
Variety
March 18, 2016

Gallery: My Favorite Room: It's a guy thing

A man cave in Minnetrista is filled with ducks, fish and rustic furniture
@home
March 12, 2016

Gallery: A home for all seasons

Edina remodel was engineered to get the best of winter
Variety
March 7, 2016

AIA MN Home of the Month: Keeping in character

A classic 1920s foursquare in St. Paul is revitalized with an expansive renovation that remains true to the home's vintage charm.
Variety
February 25, 2016

Photos: New-fashioned Craftsman in Woodbury

Get an inside look at a new Woodbury house tailor-made for a 21st-century family – featured on the Parade of Homes.
Local
February 16, 2016

Student's coffee table design wins international prize

Sometimes limited space is the mother of invention, and that's what inspired a college student from St. Michael to design an award-winning coffee table and chairs.
Variety
December 10, 2015

Bright ideas

Holiday mood lighting ranges from battery-operated LED micro-lights to old-school wax candles.
Variety
July 28, 2015

Thousands of fireplaces, stoves recalled by Hearth and Home of Lakeville

Recalls involve natural gas and pellet stove heaters.
@home
March 30, 2015

Upholstery, hardwood, rugs: Don't throw it, fix it!

1. FRESH UPHOLSTERY Myth: Reupholstering is only for fancy antique chairs. Truth: Valuable antiques and family heirlooms are always great candidates for re-upholstery jobs. But…
@home
March 30, 2015

Modern furniture from Minnesota

If you're shopping for furniture, check out these small companies — the state's newest purveyors of a modern design tradition.
@home
March 30, 2015

Plenty of ways to turn your trash into cash

If you've ever walked into a secondhand shop with a big box of items,you already know this: Sometimes selling secondhand stuff barely covers the gas to get to the store.
@home
March 30, 2015

Spring cleaning: Tips for purging your unwanted stuff

Time to weed through the stuff stashed in your closets and drawers and the cobwebby corners of your basement, to decide which items to keep and which to give away or toss.
@home
March 30, 2015
(Left to right) Store owner Julie Kearns and organizer Beth DeZiel sit...

New life for old stuff

Rescued and presented in second-hand stores, the merchandise becomes often lovely, surprisingly useful, and fully functional.
@home
March 30, 2015

Functionality

Even minor inconveniences can get to you after a while.