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.
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December 10, 2015

Bright ideas

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

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

Recalls involve natural gas and pellet stove heaters.
July 19, 2015

Google local search results questioned by study

The company may be manipulating you.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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.
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March 30, 2015
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New life for old stuff

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

Functionality

Even minor inconveniences can get to you after a while.
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March 30, 2015

Color

Color is one of the major influences on a room's mood, and paint one of the cheapest ways to dramatically alter it.
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March 30, 2015
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Light

Let there be light from many different sources, the designers agreed.
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March 30, 2015
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Felted upholstery

If you think you know about felting, forget it. St. Paul-based Debra Manderfeld's work "is not like anything anyone else is doing," according to Ann Pifer, owner of The Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul.
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March 30, 2015
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Hand-blown glassware

Most glassblowers work with spectacular colors. Think brilliant red bowls and long-neck vases streaked with psychedelic rivers of yellow and blue.
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March 30, 2015
Joey McLeister,Special to the Star Tribune,Cottage Grove,MN August08,2...

Squared Furniture

Squared Furniture is so carefully composed, it's not surprising that the company's founder, Christopher Dela Pole, majored in art.
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March 30, 2015
Doll House Illustration, for the niche publication, a large ' miniatur...

A winter survival guide for your house

How to get through this winter without burst pipes, broken furnaces, heat loss and other problems that can plague the Minnesota homeowner.
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March 30, 2015

10 ways to choose colors

The choice is overwhelming, so how do you pick the right paint for your decor?
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March 30, 2015

10 ways to clean up

Mary Lazarus is a master of cleaning pleasantries. Here, the co-founder of Minneapolis-based Vestiges collectible tea towels (www. vestigesinc.com), and former co-owner of Caldrea and Mrs. Meyers cleaning-product companies, shares 10 tips for making housecleaning a less onerous chore.
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March 30, 2015

10 tips for arranging furniture

An interior designer offers 10 tips for better furniture arrangements.
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March 30, 2015

10 ways to save power

Here are 10 tips for reducing your energy spending, ranging from several steps that won't cost you a thing, to inexpensive measures, to larger investments that will help you reap big savings.
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March 30, 2015

Meet the anti-diva behind Target designs

In charge of keeping apparel and home goods affordably stylish, Julie Guggemos puts the "Tar-zhay" in Target without leaving behind her down-home roots.
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