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hawks family

The Family That Cooks Together

After spending all day in the kitchen, a professional chef could be forgiven for not wanting to cook when he or she gets home. But Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks don’t have that luxury:...
chic baby nursery

Ooh Baby!

As every mother knows, flexibility is key to successful parenting. It’s also key to creating a chic nursery that can adapt as baby grows up. Just ask interior designer Katrina Stumbos, who kept flexibility...
married with children design

Married with Children

Who says a family home can’t be elegant? Even though they have two active young boys, Michelle and Michael Casagrande didn’t want to settle when remodeling their East Sacramento home. That’s where designer Curtis...
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 in on the act.Organizers of the 2019 dinner asked Loomis...
cast-iron skillet

Cast-Iron Skillet

I really love my cast-iron skillet from Smithey Ironware Co. I use it all the time—for searing meat, making pancakes, baking pineapple upside-down cake, cooking frittatas. It’s my go-to pan. For me, it’s really...
house

The House They Built

As two of the most successful young developers in Sacramento, Katherine Bardis-Miry and her husband, Bay Miry, have lots of experience building things. She (along with her business partner and cousin, Rachel Bardis) developed...
designer kitchen

Family Affair

For the past five years, interior designer Jill Dudensing has worked for only one client, designing his primary residence, his downtown office in the Ice Blocks development and a home in Truckee’s Martis Camp....
pet

Noble Beasts

LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT for your favorite pet lover? Check out Crown & Paw, an online company that can turn a photo of any dog or cat into a replica of a Renaissance...
library

Reading is Fundamental

In this era of open floor plans, it’s a rarity to come across a traditional home library. But for Diane Plumlee and her husband, Mike van den Akker, a library has always been de...
cheese

Say Cheese

JULIE CASSOTTA knows everything there is to know about how to assemble an enticing cheese board. Formerly a cheesemonger in Los Angeles, she now runs Cellar Door Platters, a Sacramento company that creates and...

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Obsessed – Knobs by Belwith Keeler

I AM OBSESSED with these pulls and knobs by Belwith Keeler. I work with cabinet hardware a lot. I like to keep it interesting...
hawks family

The Family That Cooks Together

After spending all day in the kitchen, a professional chef could be forgiven for not wanting to cook when he or she gets home....
chic baby nursery

Ooh Baby!

As every mother knows, flexibility is key to successful parenting. It’s also key to creating a chic nursery that can adapt as baby grows...