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.

A designing duo who are serial remodelers take on their Tudor in this before-and-after reveal. Read more

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

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

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Elementary shapes get a cool, Nordic design spin. Read more

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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. Read more

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Photos by Caitlin Abrams

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

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Martha McQuade's desk

Photo by Wing Ta

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

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Photo by Eliesa Johnson

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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

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Loll Designs birdhouses

Photo by Steve Henke

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

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

The Fam

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

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

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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. Read more

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

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Girl on a dock in Door County, Wisconsin

Photo by Ashley Camper

Pile in the minivan; your vacation has arrived. Read 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. Read more

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