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The first things you notice when you step foot inside this newly built modern Scandinavianstyle home are the open-concept floor plan, light and bright rooms, quality finishes and efficient use of space.

One of the more interesting aspects of this home goods store is its ability to mix utilitarian items like home sprays and scented candles as best-sellers alongside larger country-style furniture.

It can be easy for suburban areas to look and feel like the same place. But with 145 acres of restored native prairie surrounding it, Inspiration doesn’t run that risk. The land was first imagined as a space for homes in 2004.

If your decorating habits are anything like mine, you have hundreds of paint samples in kitchen drawers for paint projects you’ve been intending to do forever; you might have well-worn living room curtains that you’ve been meaning to replace, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

If you’ve bought or sold a home in the past decade or two, you might be familiar with the concept of staging—preparing a residence for sale in the real estate market, which might include placement of furniture or other changes to interior and exterior décor.

Our Best of the St. Croix Valley celebration continues this month with all of the winners in our homes-related categories. That’s right: Last October, you voted, and last month we presented the majority of winners in the readers’ choice survey.

Anyone who knows the St. Croix Valley appreciates its impressive combination of rich colors and textures that evoke wonder in the eye of the beholder.

After you’ve removed the jack-o-lanterns from your front steps, does the idea of decorating the outside of your home feel like a daunting task? Does hanging the wreath that’s adorned your door for years look more bedraggled than bedazzling?

Eerie creaks coming from a darkened hallway. Visions of ghostly shadows. Strange phenomena that raises the hair on the back of your neck. It’s Halloween, when thoughts go to hauntings, full moons and scares after dark. But for some in the St.

There is a family home on North Everett Street that looks like the others in its wooded Stillwater neighborhood. Inside, it is quite unique. Although those in the home aren’t related, the residents, staff and volunteers at Hope House of St. Croix Valley do constitute a family, of sorts.

The Warden’s House Museum is kicking off its summer season with an open house, a free affair that will give guests a sneak peek at this season’s exciting exhibits. The residence was built in 1853 to house the territorial prison’s warden and family.

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