Front exterior of a Scandinavian style home in Minnesota

There may be no better time in history to own a home that makes daily life feel like being on vacation.

California Closets helps design more than just closets to create custom organization spaces to fit you. “We really want to see what [customers’] needs are,” says Brandy Ward, CEO of California Closets’ Minnesota franchise.

Steve Peckham and Katie Boylan moved from Chicago to Edina seven years ago. They ended up purchasing the first home they toured because it provided most everything on their wish list.

The Pantone Color Institute has spoken and designated Greenery as the 2017 color of the year. “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings,” the institute says.

Some forward-thinking house hunters decided to bring their architect along when searching for their new home in Edina. Ben Awes, of CITYDESKSTUDIO in St. Paul, was on hand to help this family decide if the house they were considering could be renovated to meet their needs.

When Melissa Oszcustowicz, her brother Adam and their parents Karen and Richard decided to move back to Minnesota in 2005, they had already planted cocoa trees in Hawaii. Then Karen was battling cancer, and Richard was struggling with his heart.

The 2017 Parade of Homes starts March 4. Last year, six Edina homes were featured. This year, there are seven brand-new homes and nine remodeled homes featured in the Edina area.

We could all use a splash of color this time of year in Minnesota. So we
asked a few top local experts to suggest some shades and palettes for
interior design, fashion and beauty.

Spruce Up Your Space

The Front Hall

The old saying tells us that home is where the heart is. And since home is where we spend most of our time, this year, let home guide your gift giving.

There’s nearly a 100-year difference between Tim and Michele Pronley’s recently constructed English Tudor-style home and many of its neighboring historic revivals in the Edina Country Club District.

Late fall’s sunshine can spotlight the lackluster areas of our homes. And if you find that you want to improve the aura of your dated kitchen and bath, it may be a good time to rejuvenate those spaces.