Home & Garden

TCL In Your Town: Shopping in Saint Louis Park  

Style and Fashion Editor of MPLS St. Paul Magazine, Madeline Nachbar, shared her favorite shops in St. Louis Park. 

Decorating with Vintage Items  

Bria Hammel of Bria Hammel Interiors stopped by the TCL studio with tips on how to incorporate vintage decor into our homes. 

Indoor Cactus Care  

Home and Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr says a cactus planter is a D-I-Y idea that’s popping up all over social media. He stopped by to share how easy and shared his tips on indoor cactus care. 

Laminate Floor Options

Do not toss out laminate flooring as an option for your home. Professional design consultant Kelli Kaufer stopped by to share how laminate is making a comeback and how it could save you a lot of cash.

Sweet Peas Floral  

The owner of local floral shop Sweet Peas, Tara Carlson, stopped by the TCL studio to chat about her experience at the Rose Parade. 

Upsize, Downsize or Stay Put with Desrochers Realty Group  

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty break down the scenarios where you might want to upsize, downsize or stay in your existing home.

2019 Home Trends  

Mike Berger, senior editor at Midwest Home Magazine, stopped by with five trends his team are seeing in homes for 2019. None of them involve cans of beige paint.

Holiday Floral Topiaries   Back To Top

Home and Garden expert Larry  Pfarr stopped by to show how to use plants to decorate for the holidays and then turn those same decorations into something that will work for the rest of the winter too.

Things to Do Now To Sell Your Home in 2019   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Exp Realty shared their advice on things to do right now to get your home ready for selling in 2019. It's a great time to do everything from fixing that leaky faucet to getting new bedspreads to cleaning out your closets!

Holiday Gifts from the Hardware Store   Back To Top

If holiday shopping is on the agenda this week, save yourself the headache from shopping from store to store. Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware stopped by with holiday gift ideas.

Hosting Over the Holidays   Back To Top

Interior Designer Bria Hammel stopped by with some tips on how to make your home ready for overnight guests during the holiday season. 

Haute House Studios   Back To Top

TCL In Your Town takes us to the city of Edina where for 10-years, two amazingly talented women have been making every day just a little more beautiful. Bridget Connell and Marsha Hunt are the talent behind Haute House Studios, an Edina based Floral and Event Design Company. They’re known for their wedding arrangements, but their holiday displays are not to be missed. Bridget and Marsha stopped by the TCL Studio to show Elizabeth how to add fresh fruit and ornaments to an arrangement to create a festive look in your own home.

Fall to Winter Home Decor   Back To Top

Professional Interior Designer Kelli Kaufer stopped by the TCL studio to give us some tips on how to reuse decor items from fall to the holidays. 

Becoming a "Snowbird" with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet shared their advice on becoming a "snowbird" and getting another place down south. 

Holiday Hosting with IKEA   Back To Top

The food usually takes center stage during the holidays but there's decorating and gift-giving too. IKEA’S Customer Experience Manager, Ross Anderson stopped with ideas on how to set the table for the holidays, to impress your guests and some fun toys for under the tree.  For more information on, click here.

 

Dressing the Thanksgiving Table   Back To Top

Happy Thanksgiving from Twin Cities Live! We’re cookin’ up the turkey and stuffing but first it’s time to set the perfect table!  Our Thanksgiving table was created by the one and only DIY expert Danielle Rode.  Danielle follows a basic tablescape formula.

St. Croix Cleaners “Coats for a Cause”   Back To Top

Minnesota winters are cold. So, staying warm and looking good for a job interview can be tricky, especially when you don’t have the proper coat to wear.

Products from Minnesota   Back To Top

There are all sorts of cool products on the market and some of the most interesting ideas come from right here in Minnesota. Emily Engberg highlights three of them.

Liferoom by Minnesota Sunrooms   Back To Top

Lucie Cutts of Maple Grove is the mother of a military son.  Son Tyler serves in the Navy.  Lucie was just elected president of Blue Star Mothers of Minnesota, an organization that supports military moms, their families, and veterans.  She was all the winner of a Liferoom from Minnesota Sunrooms.

Make Your Couch Cozy   Back To Top

Interior Designer Susie Ries shares tips on how to make your couch even more cozy.

TCL Trend Report: Holiday Entertaining   Back To Top

It’s that time of year when families and friends are getting together for holiday parties and celebrations. Ridgedale Center has all sorts of options to make your decorating easy and sometimes it’s as simple as changing your linens and accents on the table. Jodi Mayers & Style Partners will even help you pick out what’s best for your theme. Jodi shows off three different themes. Thanksgiving, non-traditional and traditional. Here’s the list of items and where they can be found at Ridgedale Center.

Planter Subscription Service   Back To Top

Wow your guests before they even walk in your front door this holiday season. Simple and Grand is a planter subscription service where they will deliver finished planters right to your home. And as Steve and Elizabeth found out, it's not so easy to make a beautiful looking planter on your own. 

Hidden Home "Money Sucks" with Desrochers Realty Group   Back To Top

When buying, building or just owning a home, there are often "hidden" costs that go way beyond the purchase price. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share what you should watch for and how to get ready.

Holiday Decorating with Bria Hammel   Back To Top

Interior Designer and founder of "Brooke and Lou" line, Bria Hammel, stopped by with holiday decorating tips that you can use all year. 

Pumpkin Carving Tools and Tricks   Back To Top

Senior Producer Christian Unser carved a pumpkin in just 7 minutes! All it takes is the right tools. He stopped by to share his favorites!

Fall Tablescaping   Back To Top

Professional Design Consultant Kelli Kaufer gave us fall tablescaping tips to help wow your guests this season. 

Enjoy Your Garden in Your House All Winter   Back To Top

Although winter is coming, you don't need to ditch your garden altogether. Ryan McEnaney from Bailey Nurseries stopped by with what you can do to bring your garden inside. Best of all, no lugging dirt is necessary.

Seasonal Swap   Back To Top

It’s finally a safe bet that you can put away all your summer clothes and swap it out with your sweaters, sweatshirts, and boots.  Professional organizer, Louise Kurzeka, has some ways that will make this switch a lot more organized.

Midwest Home Luxury Loft & Condo Tour   Back To Top

It’s becoming a popular trend. Folks are selling their big homes and heading to condo and apartment living. Midwest Home’s 2018 Luxury Loft and Condo Tour is a great way to see what’s out there. Some of the spots on the tour are even available to buy or to rent.

How to Winterize Your Home   Back To Top

TV Host and DIY Expert, Matt Muenster, stopped by to give us some tips on how to get your house ready for the cold weather. 

Mistakes of Home Sellers   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnett explain some of the mistakes that sellers often make when putting their homes on the market.  

Home-Buying Mistakes   Back To Top

Julie and Daniel Desrochers with Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet see people make easily avoidable mistakes all the time. They stopped by to help TCL viewers avoid those same pitfalls. For a link to their website, click here

Construction2Style: Renovate for Money?   Back To Top

Do you always order in food? Then you may want to rethink installing luxury appliances in your kitchen remodel. The team behind Construction2Style will be at Junk Bonanza in Minneapolis September 20th, 21st and 22nd to talk all things renovation. They’ll be answering questions like “Where should I spend my money?” and “Will adding a bathroom really get me more bang for buck?”  Morgan Molitor from Construction2Style stopped by the TCL studio to give us a preview!

All Energy Solar   Back To Top

Paying the electric bill is something that most of us have to do and never expect to pay it off. But Elizabeth takes us to Apple Valley to meet a family that’s powering their house with the sun and expects to not only eliminate their electric bill but actually get paid by the electric company instead. It’s all thanks to solar panels from All Energy Solar. Ryan Buege from All Energy Solar explains why Minnesota is great place to harness the power of the sun.

The Flight of the Monarch   Back To Top

The monarch butterfly makes a 2,000 plus mile trek from Minnesota to the same mountains of Mexico every autumn. It's a migration that is a mystery to many scientists. The Twin Cities Live were curious about the insect and called up Cora Lund Preston from the non-profit, Monarch Joint Venture, to educated us.

Fall Parade of Homes   Back To Top

Four hundred and twenty seven homes are featured in this year’s Fall Parade of Homes. The tour allows you to go inside and get ideas for your own home. Some of the homes are even for sale.

Products for Projects with Frattallone's   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live's Handyman, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware, shares products to help you tackle fall projects in your yard and around your home.

Pumpkin Praise or Pumpkin Pass   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson shares a roundup of limited edition pumpkin flavored producs to see if they get some "pumpkin praise" or a "pumpkin pass." 

Sleep Sherpa   Back To Top

If you spend much time online, you might be noticing more and more mattress advertisements popping up.  Most have pretty pictures and convincing online videos that make the whole process look easy.  Not to mention, most mattresses that sold online come with great deals.  A win-win, right?  Well, there’s one catch.  You can’t test it out until it’s in your house.  And that is a risk that some potential buyers aren’t willing to take on.

Fall Garden Checklist   Back To Top

Ryan McEnaney from Bailey Nurseries helps you get your garden ready for fall. Find out what you need to do now, and what you'll want to finish before the end of October.

Deck the Walls   Back To Top

The art curator for the Twin Cities Live set, Nicole Kappus Solheid, answers your questions about hanging art in your home, including how high off the ground it should be.

5 Simple Ways to Create a more Life-friendly Home   Back To Top

Interior Designer and creator of home decor line Brooke & Lou, Bria Hammel stopped by to share five simple ways you can make your home more life-friendly this fall.

Bags, Bags, Bags   Back To Top

Linda Snyder from the AAA Minneapolis Travel Store in Saint Louis Park stopped by with bags of all sizes, including one perfect to use if you're headed out to the Minnesota State Fair.

Simple and Grand   Back To Top

Flowers can change the look and the mood of any house, but it’s a lot of work when you have a busy schedule. That’s where Simple and Grand comes in. Their name says it all. They put together gorgeous plants and flowers and they deliver them to your door. This subscription service basically does the hard work for you.

Transition Your Garden Into Fall   Back To Top

Ryan McEnaney from Bailey Nurseries helps your container gardens through the dog days of summer. He shares flowers that can handle the heat and bloom well into fall.

Minnesota Shower and Bath   Back To Top

Everyone wants a home they are proud of, but for Shirley Miezwa of Brooklyn Center, that certainly wasn’t the case. She hated her bathroom so much that she wasn’t inviting friends over because she didn’t want them to use her bathroom. Shirley is a big Twin Cities Live fan and after watching the show, she entered the bathroom makeover contest with our friends at Minnesota Shower & Bath. Shirley won a bathroom makeover worth up to $10,000.

Lu's Reviews: Backpacks   Back To Top

Steve's wife, Lu, stopped by to give her take on kids' backpacks. Her favorite is from a store that doesn't sell any clothing.  

Products to Help Your House Smell Great   Back To Top

Our handyman, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shared some of his favorite products to help you eliminate those stinky places in your home.

Shiplap with Construction2Style   Back To Top

If you’re a project person, maybe you like to DIY. Or maybe you hire a pro. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to have professionals in your home for free showing you step by step how to transform your space?  This week the couple from Construction2Style, Morgan and Jamie Molitor, teamed up with Lowe’s for a very special project. Morgan stopped by our show to tell us all about The UpSkill Project and teach Steve and Elizabeth all about one of the hottest home trends, Shiplap! 

Talkin' Tile   Back To Top

HGTV and DIY Network designer Kelli Kaufer stops by to share what's hot in the world of tile, along with advice on how install it yourself.