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Monday May 19th, 2014

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Celebrating American-made Style in a Minneapolis Home

When I first met Rita Mehta at the end of last summer, she had just launched The American Edit, a website focused on celebrating American-made style. After lunch, we lingered in the street for a solid thirty minutes chatting about our favorite designers, with Rita recommending countless local boutiques for me (a Minneapolis newbie at…

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Monday March 31st, 2014

Monday October 7th, 2013

Monday February 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Alison and Jeff Allen

Three years ago, Alison and Jeff Allen moved into this 100-year-old home in the heart of South Minneapolis with their two young boys, Finn (4) and Gus (1). The couple had always wanted to live in one of these old houses but quickly realized that they’d need to do some decorative tweaking if they wanted…

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Monday October 29th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Chris & Dave Plantan

Chris and Dave Plantan have lived in their Minneapolis, Minnesota, home for the past 15 years. It has survived two children, two dogs and loads of entertaining. Even with their children off in California now, it’s a place they’ll always call home and a comfortable space to recharge. Chris describes their style as whimsical traditional and…

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Monday September 17th, 2012

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sneak peek: katherine and mac mcmillan

Growing up in Brooklyn Heights, Katherine McMillan was surrounded by a very classic East Coast decorating style. Now that she and her husband, Mac, are living with their children in this southwest Minneapolis home, they strive to achieve that old East Coast style mixed with modern functional pieces. They want a space that feels lived…

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Monday June 18th, 2012

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sneak peek: mary jo and steve hoffman

Located just 15 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mary Jo Hoffman and her family live tucked away on a sheltered remnant of 30 acres of woods and lake, one acre of which they call home. The overarching style of the house is something they call “prior-owner-with-good-taste,” as it features many 1970s-era renovations…

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Monday November 21st, 2011

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sneak peek: carla & jack fahden

Carla Fahden and her husband, Jack, have lived in this Tudor-style house in St. Louis Park, MN (just outside of Minneapolis), for the past three years. Just this past year, they remodeled both the kitchen and bathroom. Carla loves an imperfect, mismatched style of decorating. Though it may look effortless, she carefully orchestrates each and…

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Monday October 10th, 2011

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sneak peek: anne ulku

As someone who has recently started working from home on a more full-time basis, I’m always interested to see the creative ways people use their space to mix their work and personal life. Anne Ulku is a freelance graphic designer based in Minneapolis who primarily works in print, balancing a mix of client work with…

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Monday March 7th, 2011

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sneak peek: anne m. cramer

sneak peek: anne m. cramer

If you’ve seen Anne M. Cramer’s collection for Spring 2011, you’ll know why Grace instantly demanded that we do a peek with her. Let’s just say I wasn’t kidding when I started the peeks today mentioning that we have a major stripe affinity. Six years ago, when this house came on the market, in Minneapolis,…

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Monday September 13th, 2010

Monday November 16th, 2009

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sneak peek: katie kirk {eight hour day}

sneak peek: katie kirk {eight hour day}

so many homes we feature in our “sneak peeks” feature beautiful white shells and bright colors, and are located in some major coastal city. so today is an extra refreshing look into the minneapolis, minnesota home (and studio!) of katie kirk and nathan strandberg.  together the talented couple make up eighthourday, a multi-disciplinary, multi-talented design…

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