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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 of the Trumpette baby-fashion brand, art is both an obsession...
modernizing

Out with the Old? No Way

Modernizing doesn’t mean everything has to be brand-new. WHEN IT COMES TO REMODELING, designer Curtis Popp has a motto: “Exploit the good, eliminate the bad. And use a scalpel, not a sledgehammer.” That’s exactly what he...
bathroom

Bath & Beyond

FOR DESIGNERS, a partnership with a major brand is the holy grail. So says Folsom interior designer Leyla Jaworski, who recently teamed up with Delta to design a modern bathroom with a California bohemian...
editor's note summer 2019

Editor’s Note Summer 2019

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE, and not a moment too soon. After a cold, rainy spring, it feels good to finally see the sun again. No matter how old I get, summer reminds me of...
a little bit country

A Little Bit Country

A Loomis couple marries farmhouse ease with contemporary style. ALL GOOD MARRIAGES require a bit of give and take. So it goes for Jamie and Bill Webster. She grew up in the Bay Area and...
french translation kitchen

French Translation

From ranch house to farmhouse, with more than a soupçon of style. What do you do with clients who have a love of French antiques, a yearning for farm animals and a thoroughly outdated 1950s...
Rainbow Home

At the End of the Rainbow

A young family finds joy in an artful new home. After buying and renovating several old homes in the Sacramento region, Britt and Chris Weseley were ready for something new. That’s when they stumbled across...
furniture

What’s Old is New Again

IT WAS AN OLD DRESSER that started Mat Anderson on his career path. He and his wife had just bought a house when Mat decided to fix and refurbish a midcentury dresser for their new...
beast + bounty

Bounty and the Beast

BEAST + BOUNTY, the hot new restaurant in Sacramento’s Ice Blocks development, has been getting rave reviews for its look as well as its food. Michael Hargis, B+B’s owner, handled the design himself, selecting...
a house to blog about

A House to Blog About

BEHIND THE PALE PINK DOOR of a cottage in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood is a vacation rental house with an unusual distinction: It’s a blog-branded Airbnb. Melissa Johnson, author of the Best Friends For Frosting...

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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...
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Tennis Obsession

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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...