Emily Howald Sefton


Emily Howald Sefton moved to the Twin Cities after a five-year stint in Chicago, where she perfected the art of creating order amid chaos (also known as magazine deadlines). Upon her arrival in Minneapolis, Emily quickly said "I Do" to the role of Weddings editor and after a few years of veils and venues, Emily added wallpaper and wainscoting to her scope by becoming the Deputy Editor of Home & Design. Prior to earning a paycheck, Emily earned her master's degree from Northwestern University and her B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. When she’s not busy exploring the nearest wedding venue or testing the newest chaise lounge, Emily spends time with her husband, daughter, son, and mini-labradoodle. You might catch her raving about the Green Bay Packers (Note: She is not, nor will she ever be, a Vikings fan) or teetering in uncomfortably high heels. 

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Local pros you'll want to follow on Instagram as they hit the New York runway. more

Oct 7, 2016 12:00 AM Aisle File

The newly rebranded Paper + Cloth boutique in Wayzata can plan, paper, and outfit your wedding. more

Sep 19, 2016 12:01 PM Aisle File

A new local app makes coordinating carpools a breeze. more

Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Fam


Photo by Photogen Inc.

Heed these tips from local photographers on how to get great shots on your wedding day. more

Sep 12, 2016 9:00 AM Aisle File

The charming boutique relocates to a bigger and more centrally located spot. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Aisle File

Annika Bridal joins the long list of must-stop shops at 50th & France that cater to brides-to-be. more

Aug 19, 2016 8:32 AM Aisle File

Inside a chef's home

Photos by Eliesa Johnson

At work, these Twin Cities chefs have fully stocked kitchens that make the gourmands among us swoon, but what about when they're off the clock? more

May 5, 2016 1:28 PM , Home & Design

Choosing the right venue for you is no walk in the park. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider the advice of these seasoned pros about what to consider when looking for a venue in the Twin Cities. more

Apr 11, 2016 9:56 AM Aisle File

Handwoven blankets by Dianne Nordt

Photos by Jennifer Whalen and Wing Ta

Twin Cities stylemakers’ designed vignettes showcase trends at this year’s American Craft Council Show. more

Mar 17, 2016 9:13 AM Home & Design


Photos by Eliesa Johnson

A pro shares tips on how to create a stylish, yet functional, terrace to get the most out of Minnesota's short summers. more

Mar 3, 2016 9:20 AM Home & Design

From see-through chiffon to lingerie-like lace, designers are playing peekaboo with this season’s wedding dress styles. more

Mar 1, 2016 10:33 AM Weddings

Consider these tips on how to stay cool and calm in the spotlight. more

Feb 19, 2016 1:21 PM Aisle File

Consider these five boutique workouts that are editor approved to get you aisle ready. more

Jan 11, 2016 4:36 PM Aisle File

Let our roundup of the Twin Cities best of the best be your starting point for planning your wedding. more

Jan 7, 2016 11:19 AM Diamond Awards

A kids playroom designed by Natalie Talley in Edina, Minnesota.

Photos by Troy Thies

This Edina couple turned to interior designer Natalie Talley to create a room comfortable enough for family movie nights, yet colorful and playful so the kids could call it their own. more

Jan 7, 2016 9:52 AM Home & Design

If you're up to the sport of finding your dream wedding dress on sample, consider these tips from local pros before you hit the racks. more

Dec 14, 2015 8:26 AM Aisle File

Pink and orange chairs RO/LU

Photos courtesy of Ro/Lu

RO/LU Studio blurs the line between art and furniture. more

Dec 8, 2015 1:56 PM Home & Design

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