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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...
editor's note

Editor’s Note Winter 2019

As we were finishing up this issue of Sacramento Home, the weather finally turned cool and crisp. Fall in Sacramento is glorious, especially after a long, hot summer. When we first started talking about...
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...

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