Kelly Ryan Kegans


The daughter of an Air Force pilot, Kelly is used to moving frequently. But she didn’t have to travel far to join the Mpls.St.Paul staff, having most recently led the Better Homes and Gardens Home Design staff, which is based in Des Moines. Before that, Kelly was accustomed to the warmer climes of the south and saying “hey, y’all” when she was a reporter for several Texas-based magazines and daily newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News. Kelly brings with her extensive experience producing vibrant visual story packages and leading talented editorial teams in creating award-winning content that engages, inspires, and informs.

Melissa Rappaport Schifman

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

The author of "Building a Sustainable Home: Practical Green Design Choices for Your Health, Wealth, and Soul" gives tips for going green. Read more

Home & Design

Open Up

Photos by Judith Marilyn

Rooted in a couple’s combined history, a new farmhouse takes shape in Hudson, blending Swedish heritage (his) and homegrown family connections (hers). Read more

Home & Design

Three of our editors hit up the Northwoods-modern shop to find goodies from around the globe. Read more

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Creekwood Hill

Photographs by Jennifer Kamrath/Sage E Imagery

Lea Johnson of Creekwood Hill gathers her creative gal pals to dish up styling and entertaining tips for a festive and Pinterest-worthy gathering. Read more

Home & Design

Marilyn Garber

photographs by Debra Van De Weghe

Ever wanted to create botanical art? The Minnesota School of Botanical Art, one of only a handful nationwide, blossoms into its 20th season. Read more

Home & Design

Light pink pastel tile samples and paint

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Paint companies reveal color picks for next year that go from light and ethereal to dark and moody. Read more

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Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Courtesy of Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the late architect's creative process at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Read more

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HGTV Urban Oasis Minneapolis Home

Courtesy of HGTV

The HGTV show Urban Oasis turns a 1920s home near Minnehaha Falls into a Scandinavian-inspired farmhouse. Read more

Home & Design

Dining Room

Photos by Spacecrafting

A few clever design moves took this blah build in Minneapolis to lively and layered by introducing some statement-making touches. Read more

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Marine Museum

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Winona’s maritime museum offers waves of inspiration for a marine mood. Read more

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Ornamental Grasses

Illustrations by Nina Chakrabarti

A visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum yields grasses that can be showoffs in the garden year-round. Read more

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Des Moines

Illustration by Drue Wagner

A visit to the design capital of Iowa is not a joke. Read more

Travel & Visitors

Interior designer Lucy Penfield brings her signature style of colorful layers, playful twists on tradition, and sassy surprises to a new Cape Dutch home near Lake Minnetonka. Read more

Home & Design

Storybook Cottage

Photo by Spacecrafting

After years of trying on houses that were too new or too big, this family of four created a storybook cottage that is just right. Read more

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Golden Rule Vintage Portraits

Photo by Tiffany Kokal

A shoppable art exhibition at Golden Rule in Excelsior features vintage portraits of women. Read more

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MacPhail Center for Music

Photograph by Andrea Rugg

The Minneapolis architect designed many prominent buildings throughout the Twin Cities. Read more

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Sarah Schultz Living Room

Photographs by Jeff Johnson

The executive director of the American Craft Council settles into a new home back in her old neighborhood. Read more

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Ann Mathews and Becky Burley

Photographs by Josh Grubbs

Becky Burley and Ann Mathews combine their individual looks at home with a singular style. Read more

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The Reading Room in St. Paul

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

What do you get when you cross Amtrak, civil rights, and a library? Read more

Arts & Culture

Incorporate those peachy champagne tones in tile, linens, and every chalky vase in between. Read more

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