Homes

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.

For years, Sandy Law walked her dog along a block of historic homes lined by 100-year-old oak trees just steps from the picturesque lakeside. Her favorite house? The one on the corner with a white picket fence.

’Tis the season for twinkle lights!

A feature story on homes usually involves a big home or elaborate remodel, because, let’s face it, we live in a culture where “bigger is better.” But there’s a growing movement that has people re-evaluating the idea of the American dream, and local expert Jim Wilkins is making dreams of an energy

For most people, moats are the things of fairy tales or medieval times long, long ago. Filled with crocodiles and accessible only by drawbridge, they surround grand castles and protect the kings and queens that live within. But that’s just for most people.

Christina Miller from Christina Lynn Interiors created a vignette in her White Bear Lake store of all items listed in this story.

Orange you glad it’s summertime? We sure are! As Mother Nature puts on her cheerful best in your garden—perhaps in a row of tulips or a cloud of daffodils—we encourage you to bring some color indoors, too.

The soothing sounds of babbling brooks and trickling waterfalls are a natural source of relaxation. But you need not travel far to enjoy such splendor; a beautiful and relaxing water oasis can be created in your own backyard.

Have you ever driven by a home and said, “I want to live there one day.” After 20 years in the making, White Bear Lake residents Marilyn and Jim Muellner are one couple that made such a dream a reality, proving the phrase “Anything worth having is worth waiting for.”

No one wants a child to be hospitalized any day of the year, let alone on Christmas. But as part of one of the largest children’s health care organizations in the United States, the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of St. Paul is a home for the holidays for many Minnesota kids.

After 20 years of living in their Lino Lakes home, the Squires family was tired of their tiny, dark kitchen, whose walls cut off more than just homeowner Michelle Squires’ desire to cook. “We seriously looked into moving, but we really love our neighborhood and our lot,” says Michelle Squires.

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