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Honey, I Shrunk the House

SHAVONDA GARDNER was living in a 2,300-square-foot house in Natomas with her wife, Naomi, and their two kids, Michael and Bryanna. One day, she looked around and said, “I want something different. What if...
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Local Decoupage

“I LOVE THE DECOUPAGE TRAYS FROM LOCAL MAKER WHY GIRLS GO ASTRAY, which are handmade in Sacramento. They add color and whimsy to my mostly neutral space. The illustrations Andy Lowry chooses are beautiful...
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The Little House That Roberta Built

For years, Roberta Walker had dreamed of a little house in the woods—a quiet, peaceful place where she could escape the hurly-burly of her busy city life. In 2017, that dream came true when Walker—a...
pretty pollinator

Contain Your Enthusiasm

Want instant gratification in the garden? Try potted plants. Tranquil Garden This serene scene mixes traditional and modern elements to great effect. Shell Game Sculptural succulents are tucked into a whimsical vessel. Tropical Paradise This lush plant combination has a...
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Setting the Table

WHEN TIM AND LINDA ARBOGAST, the couple behind Arbogast Design and Martin Mattox, create a tablescape for an autumn fete, it looks like a Dutch Old Master painting sprung to life. 1. Spanish wine glasses...
The Unbeach House

The Unbeach House

You won’t find seashells and nautical knickknacks in this modern marvel on Washington state’s Puget Sound. By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Nicole Dianne Design: Leyla Jaworski, Design Shop Interiors Wood flooring: DuChateau Kitchen tile: Pental Surfaces Cement tile: Cement Tile...
Experience This

Experience This

On June 2, the Crocker Art Museum will auction off several once-in-a-lifetime “art experiences,” including a tour of Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt’s castle and recent Kanaal project near Antwerp; a Japanese-style dinner for 12...
California Sea-Scapes

The Shape of Water

WHEN SACRAMENTO ARTIST LAURIE WINTHERS moved to Pajaro Dunes a few years ago, she found a unique way to market her colorful California seascapes: via national catalog retailer Serena & Lily. While she’s represented...
The Kitchen Table

Come Together

“I LOVE KITCHEN THINGS that inspire me to cook and gather people together,” says Susan O’Brien, owner of The Kitchen Table, a darling kitchenware store that opened last November in Sacramento. O’Brien, a former...
Editor's Note

Editor’s Note Summer 2018

THE BEACH IS MY HAPPY PLACE. I’ve been going to the Jersey shore with my family since I was a little girl. And even though I’ve lived in California now for almost 30 years,...

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