Matt Kiser and Chris Nichol at their dining table, with its centerpiece of finial ornaments and trees in the background, of course.

20 Christmas trees decorate one downtown Minneapolis condo

Two downtown dwellers celebrate the season with 20 themed Christmas trees in one festive condo.

Twin Cities designers weigh in on Color of the Year

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Living Coral color palette in a living room designed by Massucco Warner Miller.
Twin Cities design pros are either big fans or unimpressed by Pantone's audacious Living Coral.

Twin Cities designer offers a peek inside her own holiday-decorated home

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Designer Sandy LaMendola’s cat napped on the merlot-hued tree skirt fashioned from leftover drapery fabric. The Fraser fir is adorned with layers of
St. Paul designer embraces down-to-earth festive style
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Home listings: What $360,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Maple Grove Built in 1979, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has 2,074 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, hardwood floors,…
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Home plan: Fresh modern twist on country style

Home plan: Fresh modern twist on country style

PLAN 927-986 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,073 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 Stories: 1 Bonus space: 651 sq. ft. Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Daylight basement, slab This country…
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This kitchen features counters of soapstone, a quarried stone.

5 alternatives to granite counters

Granite countertops have long been a favorite of homeowners and designers alike. But as styles evolve, other choices are growing more popular. Here’s a look…
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Holiday shopping and decorating, growing your own apples

Last call for holiday inspirationNeed some last-minute ideas for holiday decorating? Dec. 16 marks the final opportunity to tour this year's Bachman's Holiday Ideas…
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Bill Kozyra, left, wipes down his 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 in his private garage at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Mich. His two car condos can store up to

Luxury garages are latest status symbol

Why settle for just a place to park — when you can eat, party and even sleep next to your wheels?
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Bathroom remodel will leave tenants without shower

Q: My husband and I have an issue with our landlord, who told us today that he is planning to start remodeling our bathroom. The…
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How birds filled an empty nest

100 pounds of seed, and TWO cardinals!
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Common Grackles not so common anymore

Whip-poor-wills also in population decline
Beautiful Garden contest winners Jim and Sally Strand tend an Asian-inspired garden complete with 23 distinct planting areas in their Plymouth yard. T
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Holiday home fragrance candles.

5 tips for helping candles last longer

Get your candles off to a good start and you'll be able to ring in the New Year with them.
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December 11
This white-throated sparrow and the one shown below are variations of the same species.

White-throated sparrows aren't all alike

White-throated sparrows are aptly named, but are intolerant of birds that look just like them.
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December 11

Vases have signatures, but not signature style

Watch out for fraudulent markings on glassware.
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December 11
This double-duty boathouse/home combo on Gull Lake is on the market for $2.599 million.

$2.6M cabin on Gull Lake features luxury boathouse

Up North getaway home on the water comes with easy, remote-controlled mechanical boat-launch system.
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December 11

Carbon monoxide = CO (houses don't need CO2 detectors)

There are many common misconceptions and misunderstandings about furnaces, water heaters, and carbon monoxide that I hear repeated on a daily basis.
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1522 Hillside in north Minneapolis, rehabbed by Nicole Curtis.

She's ready to sell: TV's Nicole Curtis completes her 'last' Minneapolis rehab

Visitors can see Nicole Curtis' controversial north Minneapolis renovation at an open house Dec. 9.
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Birds: which species nest here, and how are they doing?

Birds: which species nest here, and how are they doing?

eBird from Cornell Lab offers animated migration maps, population trends, and more
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Waterlily light sculptures from the “Winter Lights” display at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Textile Center sale, winter lights at the Arboretum, glogg tours and more.

Winter wonderlandsLove the brisk wintry weather? Or would you rather stay cozy inside, munching on cookies and listening to live music? The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum…
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Burnsville
Built in 1963, this three-bedroom, two-bath house has 1,844 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, newer windows, hardwood f

Home listings: What $270,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Burnsville Built in 1963, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house has 1,844 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, newer windows, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen,…
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In designer Liz Knutson's home, a Santa figure watches over the basement bar.

Designing sisters team up to create Scandinavian-inspired holiday home decor

Design pros offer a peek inside their own homes and share their tips for festive seasonal decor.
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Home plan: City farmhouse fits on a narrow lot

City farmhouse fits on a narrow lot

PLAN 430-180 Total finished sq. ft.: 1,969 • Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 • Stories: 2 • Foundation: Daylight basement, crawl space, slab An open layout…
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Bathroom remodels that are built to last include features like curbless showers that allow homeowners to age in place.

5 reasons to remodel your bathroom

If you’ve been pining for new granite countertops, hoping to spruce up those outdated bathroom cabinets or longing for a larger, more luxurious spa-style bathtub,…