Jennifer Blaise Kramer


Jennifer was raised among sawdust with a family immersed in construction and development and she’s been writing about home and design ever since. A native Californian, Jennifer received a master's degree in journalism from Boston University, fell in love with a New Englander, and then moved to Minneapolis—twice. In addition to working as a senior editor for Mpls.St.Paul, she’s written for national and regional publications including Boston, Sky, and Coastal Living. She lives in Linden Hills with her husband, two kids, and black lab. You can usually find them all covered in paint, knee deep in some home project or escaping the mess at her happy place: Hunt + Gather.

Karin Phillips’s modern cottage is a fresh take on a century-old home on Lake of the Isles. more

Jul 24, 2017 9:25 AM Home & Design

Blogger Melissa Coleman, better known as “the fauxmartha,” builds her dream home. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM Home & Design 1 Comments

Elementary shapes get a cool, Nordic design spin. more

Jun 14, 2016 3:47 PM Home & Design

The classics never go out of style. These of-the-moment designs show how to freshen up the look with young twists on old favorites. more

Apr 13, 2016 9:59 AM Home & Design


Photos by Caitlin Abrams

Mother Nature brightens rooms year round with brilliant botanical-inspired motifs. more

Nov 3, 2015 8:51 AM Home & Design

Martha McQuade's desk

Photo by Wing Ta

How to get the look of Martha McQuade's simple workspace. more

Jan 20, 2015 11:39 AM Home & Design


Photo by Eliesa Johnson

Beauty Bets' Elizabeth Dehn opens her home, a place full of Southern charm in Minnesota. more

Oct 14, 2014 12:00 AM Home & Design

Cabin in Vadnais Heights

John Christenson for Loll Designs

A survey of cabins in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin that reimagine what a cabin should be. more

Jul 16, 2014 10:57 AM Home & Design

white IKEA and custom cabinetry kitchen

Photo by Adan Torres Fotografia

Jennifer Blaise Kramer tells the story of how Jennaea Gearhart sought the advice of local architects Christine Albertsson and Todd Hansen. more

Jul 14, 2014 1:50 PM Home & Design

Linda Mack explores Madeline Island cottages in her new book. We sneak an excerpt. more

Jul 8, 2014 12:00 AM Home & Design

Laundry room inspiration from Minneapolis designer Jennaea Gearhart and some temporary wallpaper from Chasing Paper. more

Jun 23, 2014 8:51 AM Home & Design

Loll Designs birdhouses

Photo by Steve Henke

Innovative design firm Loll updates the classic birdhouse with a recycled modern look. more

Jun 17, 2014 10:06 AM Home & Design

Julia, age 4, visits the Children's Theatre to review its production of Cat in the Hat. more

Jun 4, 2014 11:55 AM The Fam

Brighten up your patio with vibrant twists on retro chairs, from adirondack to loungers. more

May 30, 2014 12:00 AM Home & Design

Warners' Stellian kitchen appliance showroom in Edina has a whole new look. more

May 21, 2014 11:50 AM Home & Design

Sarah and Nathan Kreykes in their Kenwood living room

Photos by Wing Ta of Canary Grey

The desire for classic architecture meets modern livability in a Kenwood-area home. more

May 19, 2014 11:02 AM Home & Design

Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design editor Jennifer Blaise Kramer talks to Simon Pearce about success, branding, and advice for craftspeople. more

Apr 24, 2014 3:44 PM Home & Design

Girl on a dock in Door County, Wisconsin

Photo by Ashley Camper

Pile in the minivan; your vacation has arrived. more

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Geoffry Emerson and Lynda Kauls' airy entryway

Photo by Wing Ta of Canary Grey

The old Lowry Hill home of Geoffrey Emerson and Lynda Kauls is brought into this century with help from Rehkamp Larson Architects, Alecia Stevens, and Choice Wood Company. more

Apr 8, 2014 2:08 PM Home & Design

Patricia Engle in her Edina Kitchen, designed by Kerry Ciardelli of Victory Home & Interiors

Room Photo by Steve Hanke

A kitchen refresh in Edina in blue and white and glam, designed by Kerry Ciardelli of Victory Home & Interiors. more

Apr 7, 2014 12:00 AM Home & Design