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in full bloom

Fun in Full Bloom

Lisa Thibodeau works hard—dirt-under-her-nails, dog-tired hard—as a flower grower, but right around the time that her sunflowers have grown sky-high, she slows down to savor the beauty surrounding her. “Farming is a busy job...
living room design

Calm, Cool & Collected

When the homeowners of a 1932 classic brick home in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood reached out to interior designers Kristine Renee and Deborah Costa of Design Alchemy, they had two goals in mind: to...
pillows cushion

Cushion Confidential

THE SECRET TO A PATIO that looks pulled together and inviting? Outdoor pillows are an effortless and inexpensive way to freshen up a space that’s designed for relaxation. Our favorites feature playful prints and...
art

How to Hang Art

Helpful advice from an expert. WHETHER IT’S A TEMPERA PAINTING your daughter made in preschool or a museum-worthy masterpiece, art looks better when it’s well-placed in a room. We asked David Saalsaa, a professional art...
picnic

The Good Life

Transform an ordinary picnic into a special occasion. PICNIC SEASON HAS ARRIVED! Time to savor the finer things in life: sunshine, cool breezes and good food shared with loved ones. With a little effort, you...
spring fling

Spring Fling

A local designer shares the secrets behind her low-key approach to entertaining. When Sacramento interior designer Kristine Renee entertains, you won’t find her fussing over a complicated dinner menu or stressing out about composing perfect...
take me home

Take Me Home

An art and animal lover lives the good life in an Auburn farmhouse. When Tamara Diederichs reached out to Laura Neuman of PepperJack Interiors to help her design a farmhouse on a tree-studded 20-acre parcel...
blankets statement

Blanket Statement

FOR PARENTS WHO PREFER to wrap their little ones in style, look no further than Newcastle Classics. Headquartered in the quaint foothill town of Newcastle in Placer County, the company specializes in children’s items—swaddles,...
plants

It’s Only Natural

A fetching shop in Sacramento celebrates the outdoors with plants, art and more. WHEN AUSTIN McMANUS AND MEL ELIGON moved to Sacramento after stints in New York City and Los Angeles, the couple sought to...
Dig In

Dig In

A valuable gardening resource has sprouted in Sacramento. Former Sacramento Bee writers Debbie Arrington and Kathy Morrison founded their blog, Sacramento Digs Gardening, to fill a void in local gardening content. Their daily posts...

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in full bloom

Fun in Full Bloom

Lisa Thibodeau works hard—dirt-under-her-nails, dog-tired hard—as a flower grower, but right around the time that her sunflowers have grown sky-high, she slows down to...
tennis

Tennis Obsession

WHAT I’M OBSESSED WITH RIGHT NOW is men’s tennis. My son is on Rio Americano’s tennis team, and I have to admit I have...
art filled world

It’s a Mad Mad Art-Filled World

WALK INTO Jon Stevenson’s Carmichael home and you’ll see art everywhere you look. In the kitchen. The hallways. Even the bathrooms. For Stevenson, the creator...