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Lianna Matt McLernon

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Lianna Matt McLernon is an associate editor at Greenspring Media, which publishes Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home. She writes for the travel, style, and arts and culture blogs, but her favorite topic (not-so-secretly) is theater.

Artist Annie Hejny Explores the Depth of Water

Photos by Nate Ryan When the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis hosted one of its monthly open-studio events, people visiting Annie Hejny’s studio found...

Bathroom Designs to Last the Decades

Photos by Alyssa LeeSt. Paul’s Summit Avenue is known for its grand, historic homes, but when one couple decided they wanted to “age in...

Not An Escape, But A Home

Photos by Lakelight Photography The moment you arrive at Jane and J.R. Spalj’s home, you know it’s going to have some spectacular views.It’s impossible not...

7 Products for Ultimate Poolside Panache

Land & Sea Wall ArtAdd a bit of paradise to your pool house with this framed canvas of the ocean waves lapping up against...

Shop Global, Local

Hammock ChairWhile this Bohemian hammock chair ($125) was made by artisans in Nicaragua, you can find it at Ten Thousand Villages, a national fair-trade...
The exterior of the Lake Pulakis house. Photo by Jordan Powers

A Mountain Modern Home on the Shores of Lake Pulaski

A home's abundance of wood stays modern with uncluttered views and contrasting materials
Tea towels and coasters at Fox Run

The Goods: Fox Run

Photos courtesy Heidi DernerThe journey of Fox Run’s new brick-and-mortar flagship store in Arbor Lakes may be somewhat prototypical of a Minnesota maker and...
The gables and columns give just a hint of the traditional molding and details of this new build.

Sneak Peek: 2020 Luxury Home Tour

Photos by Katelyn BloomquistOur 19th annual Luxury Home Tour kicks off on Friday, July 31, with 15 stunning homes, and our design and editorial...
This Post and Paint work of art forever captures the everyday dynamics between two pets.

From Your Camera to the Canvas

Photos courtesy of Post and Paint Whether it’s the perfect vacation view or a selfie of you and your pet, you can turn your memories...
Plein air by Hannah C. Heyer. Heyer was one of the 2020 Red Wing Plein Air artists, although this piece was created in Texas earlier in the year.

Take Home a Piece of Red Wing’s Beauty and Community

 Hearing longtime plein air artist Joshua Cunningham describe the Red Wing area is almost like seeing it formed over time. First, he says, the...
Shayla Owodunni, founder of the Plant Penthouse

The Plant Penthouse Is Open

Photos courtesy Shayla Owodunni When Lakeville native Shayla Owodunni was younger, she wasn’t known as a plant person—but her parents were. “Their Birds of Paradise...
Owners (and husband and wife) Joe Hasler and Adrianna Fie at their store, Flotsam + Fork

The Goods: Flotsam + Fork

Read how this South Minneapolis storefront got established and how its owners are helping their community rebuild after the death of George Floyd