As I’m writing this, it’s still decidedly winter outside; but by the time you read this issue of Edina Magazine, I’m hoping spring weather will be upon us, even if we still have a freak snowstorm at some point this month!
After a winter of snuggling up and hibernating, I’m ready to burst out of my cocoon, throw open the windows and shake the proverbial—and literal—dust off. I currently live in a rented apartment, so there will be no garden preparations, landscaping or renovation projects for me—things that many homeowners begin to undertake as the weather warms. But as I’ve worked on our April homes issue, I’ve found myself getting ideas for small apartment refreshes, as well as tucking away ideas for the future.
I loved learning from Tajalli Missaghi—owner of The Petal, a floral design studio in Edina—about how to design your own floral arrangements. I may not be able to paint my walls, but a colorful floral arrangement does wonders to refresh a room—as do sculptural houseplants. In dreaming of my someday-house, I was endlessly inspired by the Arden Avenue home project. And I don’t have to be a homeowner to appreciate the home histories, local and national, shared on HouseNovel, a home history website started last year by an Edina native.
With these articles, and plenty of others, I hope you’ll also take some time this month to pause the frenzy of spring cleaning and house projects to kick back and see what some of your fellow Edina residents are up to!