Adorned Homes

A White Bear Lake boutique interior design company is taking a new approach to full-service home offerings. The passion project of longtime area resident Katie Kurtz, Adorned Homes encompasses all things real estate, remodeling and furnishings.

Getting a fresh start can mean a variety of things: moving to a new place, getting all the house chores done before the start of a new week, getting a fresh haircut before starting a new job, or redecorating the house.

It’s that time of year when the top of many New Year’s resolution lists reads: Get Organized . . . For real this time. And DeeDee Welles, owner of Details Organizing It All, is just the gal to help you do it.

Emily and Ed Cox of Cox Contracting have been helping local families create their dream homes for over 22 years.

Utilizing a warehouse containing nearly 900 pieces of furniture, Mahtomedi resident Ilaria Barion began her home staging endeavors in 2005 in New York City.

Laura and John Aubrey came to White Bear in 1857. With strong feelings about the importance of education and religious instruction, they committed their time here to improving the opportunities for both.

As we age, so do our loved ones, which can bring serious health problems into our everyday lives. There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and White Bear Lake has its share.

When Mark Olson was in seventh grade, he told his parents he was going to be a carpenter. “Everything I did from that point on, through school and classes, it was kind of my focus,” he says.

In 2000, a group of citizens and civic leaders met to begin what would become a decade-long discussion about a new vision for the site of the renowned boat manufacturer Johnson Boatworks.

Settling into fall means starting to enjoy the warmth of home and hearth. One local homeowner recently remodeled her formal living room to center on a newly installed fireplace, which offers special comfort to her family in more ways than one.

Carol Huso’s Mahtomedi home, built in 1995, has been through a lot. Huso, an interior designer, and her husband raised three sons, now 27, 24 and 21, in the home and didn’t have much time, or the money, to make updates.