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Camille LeFevre

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Camille LeFevre has been writing about architecture and design for local and national publications throughout her career as an arts journalist. Her love of home as a place of sanctuary, inspiration, and community is profound, whether she’s teaching Pilates out of her home studio in Saint Paul or welcoming guests to her family house in Sedona.

Legacy on the Lake

Photos by Corey GafferWell over a century ago, Leigh Olson’s grandfather purchased 160 acres of wooded land on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula...

The Goods: Tapis Decor

Photos courtesy Tapis DecorJacqueline (Jackie) Cox opened her showroom Tapis Decor in International Market Square during the 2008 recession. “The market had just collapsed,”...

5 Ways to Maximize Small Spaces

Photos by Kory Kevin ReckingerAre you living, working, playing, and relaxing in small home, condo, or apartment? And wondering how to fit it all...

A Light, Bright, and Durable Home for an Active Family

Photos courtesy Interior Impressions“Oftentimes, there will be nerf footballs flying through the room,” mused Amy Leferink’s client, who has three boys and a dog....

Chisel Architecture Trademarks its Pattern of Life® Approach to Design

Photos by Alyssa Lee of Chisel Architecture's "Equestrian Gables" ProjectNearly every residential architecture firm purports to design homes that reflect their clients’ needs and...

Home Style of the Month: Contemporary Rustic

Photos by Scott AmundsonIn today’s style parlance, the descriptor “rustic” often gets applied to residences ranging from tiny log cabins to sprawling mountain retreats,...

The District Edina Plans to Begin Construction in Fall 2020

Photos courtesy The District EdinaJust steps from beautiful Nine-Mile Creek, on a wooded three-acre lot, is a white three-level building long used as office...
Lighted stairs lead down to the swim-up bar, dining table, and grill area, all of which overlook the surrounding wetlands.

A Saltwater Oasis

Photos courtesy Mom's Design BuildMaximizing Minnesota’s short summer months is challenging when a third of the home property is a wetland that can’t be...

Cyrus Artisan Rugs Offers Luxury Hand-Woven and Hand-Tied Rugs for Comfort Underfoot

Photos courtesy Cyrus Artisan RugsFor five generations, beginning in Iran, Alex Farahan’s family has worked in the luxury hand-woven and hand-tied rug business. His...

Tips for Upping Your Outdoor Living Spaces this Summer

Photos courtesy Southview DesignThe scene is set for summer in the cities: Play it safe and avoid exposing yourself and your family members to...

7 Flowers to Outlast the Summer Heat

Avid gardeners never give up, even when storms, heat, humidity, or drought threaten to bring summer’s blooms to end. To discover which flowering plants...

Residential Design Firm Nguyen Architects and Resilience Following Fire

Photos courtesy Nguyen ArchitectsAfter George Floyd’s murder on May 25, protestors and rioters took to the streets in an uprising that brought international attention...