Melinda Nelson


Melinda is the editor of Mpls. St.Paul Home and a regular contributor to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Prior to joining MSP, Melinda was the editor of Sun Country Airlines magazine and a longtime writer/marketing consultant in the design, technology, healthcare, and financial services industries.

Ever since Lars Mason, director of academic affairs at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), introduced me to the work of artist Samantha French, I’ve been enthralled by her bright, intensely evocative paintings of sunshine, wat... more

Dec 18, 2013 1:14 PM Home & Design

Tom and Linda Van Bruggen are perfectly at home in a year-round lake house designed by Charles Stinson. more

Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM Home & Design

Moving is stressful! Now that you’ve acclimated to your new neighborhood, it’s time to pamper yourself. Make new friends at the gym, get a new ’do, and shop at our claim to fame: Mall of America. more

Jun 18, 2013 12:47 PM , Newcomer's Guide

Whether you’ve lived in the Twin Cities for years or just moved to the area, there’s always something new and exciting to discover. We’re happy to share it with you. more

Jun 18, 2013 12:47 PM , Newcomer's Guide

We've created a list of luxury and concierge-style living options in the area. more

Jun 18, 2013 12:47 PM , Newcomer's Guide

These coffee table books will inspire your summer hosting plans, and it's all available from twin cities retailers. more

Jun 1, 2013 8:27 AM Arts & Culture

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the designers who worked on this year's Showcase Home. more

May 1, 2013 2:44 PM , Home & Design

The Junior League of Saint Paul and the Cathedral Hill Montessori School are community partners of the ASID MN Showcase Home. more

May 1, 2013 2:42 PM , Home & Design

The longtime sponsor of the ASID MN Showcase Home are a perfect fit for the program. more

May 1, 2013 2:41 PM , Home & Design

A sweet space for the Blessings' oldest daughter (and an amazing view), designed by Katie Lewis and Angie Picotte. more

May 1, 2013 2:34 PM , Home & Design

Earth tones and some fun fox fabric by Rob Edman and Laura Engen welcome young Weston to his room. more

May 1, 2013 2:33 PM , Home & Design

The family room becomes a private retreat with intriguing angled ceilings, designed by Ethan Allen. more

May 1, 2013 2:31 PM , Home & Design

Jodi Mellin and Katie Radcliffe mix sophisticated colors, fabrics, and textures for a one-of-a-kind baby room. more

May 1, 2013 2:28 PM , Home & Design

“Your laundry room doesn’t have to be boring." Kristen Sheikh designs a fun and funky task room. more

May 1, 2013 2:18 PM , Home & Design

The homey effect from a sloped ceiling is extended through vintage-style decor by Mary Maney. more

May 1, 2013 2:16 PM , Home & Design

A bathroom full of whimsy and character arose from the partnership of Lori Handberg and Diane Lumpkin. more

May 1, 2013 2:14 PM , Home & Design

The Blessings' bedroom gets an organic and geometric union of elements by Kimberly Herrick. more

May 1, 2013 2:12 PM , Home & Design

Tailored bedding provides a custom touch to one of the B&B's suites, created by Designs By Martina and Brooke Voss Design. more

May 1, 2013 2:07 PM , Home & Design

Twist Interior Design takes on the library suite, creating an intriguing backdrop for intellectual pursuits. more

May 1, 2013 2:05 PM , Home & Design

A bright, inviting, and luxurious suite by Desi Interior Design is a treat for guests of the B&B. more

May 1, 2013 2:00 PM , , Home & Design