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ceramics

Happy Accidents

Alejandra and Luis Magaña had no intention of founding a ceramics studio together. In fact, Alejandra confesses she had little affinity for working with clay as an art student in college. “I just wasn’t...
bricks

Bricked Out

“I love the idea of doing something fun but functional,” says David Tracy, the creative mind behind KitCo, a line of build-your-own tabletop lamps made from LEGO-compatible plastic bricks.But these whimsical lamps aren’t exactly...
hotel winters

A Hotel That’s Just Like a Home

When interior designer Karla Avila was tapped to design the lobby and guest rooms for Hotel Winters, the first boutique hotel to open in the quaint town of Winters, the owners had one request:...
bitte toys

Yes, Please!

Bitte, a German word that means “please” and “you’re welcome,” is also the name of a local retailer of children’s goods founded by mother-daughter duo Sara McDonald and Maia McDonald Smith. “I thought it...
office party

The Un-Office Party

AN OFFICE PARTY needn’t be a dull affair. In fact, the folks behind some of Sacramento’s creative agencies are proving that throwing a stylish get-together is all in a day’s work—especially when the office...
lodge life

Lodge Life

"It's just a really magical place. That’s how Christina Valencia describes the community of Serene Lakes atop Donner Summit where she and her husband, Kele Dobrinski, completed a top-to-bottom remodel of an outdated A-frame...
flea market

Finder, Keeper

Franklin John Kakies loves a good flea market. A Sacramento-based interior designer with a deep reverence for history, Kakies is a veteran market-goer with a knack for spotting unusual items, often for a steal....
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...

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ceramics

Happy Accidents

Alejandra and Luis Magaña had no intention of founding a ceramics studio together. In fact, Alejandra confesses she had little affinity for working with...
bricks

Bricked Out

“I love the idea of doing something fun but functional,” says David Tracy, the creative mind behind KitCo, a line of build-your-own tabletop lamps...
flowers

Flowers From Farm to Table

LOCALLY SOURCED food has traditionally been the main focus at Sacramento’s annual farm-to-fork dinner on Tower Bridge. But now, locally grown flowers are getting...