Homes Featured in Midwest Living

Take an insiders' look at some of the most inspiring homes throughout the Midwest, and get ideas for decorating your own home.

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How to Create an Artful Living Room

In the home of Des Moines gallery owner Liz Lidgett, a cozy and stylish living room becomes an ever-changing showcase of art, music and found treasures.
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House Tour: Ranch Renovation

Following a trusty recipe—equal parts handcrafted, new and renewed—a Kansas couple transforms a nondescript ’80s home into an enviable family oasis.
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House Tour: Simple Everlasting

The Christmas tree isn’t the only evergreen in this Illinois home. Swags and posies brighten every space—and timeless design defines every room.
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House Tour: Split the Difference

A St. Louis couple perfects the art of compromise with a house that’s classic on the front, modern on the back, and a creative balance of everything else on the inside.
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How a Midwest Artist Transformed Her Retreat Home

Artist Kristi Kohut blurs the boundaries between land and water, work and home at her family’s colorful and airy lake retreat in Wisconsin.
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True to Size Buying Guide

After 30 summers in an outdated midcentury cabin, Deanne and Jill Johnson finally decide to renovate—bringing big changes in livability but keeping the tiny footprint Our buying guide gives tips on how they got the look.
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House Tour: True to Size

A Minnesota family spent a generation of happy summers in a midcentury cabin with more quirks than square feet. When they finally renovated, they changed a lot—but not the tiny footprint.
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House Tour: Different Strokes

Artist and designer Jana Bek refreshed her Michigan home in turquoise, coral and seafoam green. But please, her boys politely requested, pull back on the pink.
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House Tour: Best Chalet'ed Plans

At the foot of a northern Michigan ski hill, a retro A-frame cabin shelters comfy furniture, homespun decorations and dreams of making a seasonal hideaway.