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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...

Growth Opportunity

Why indoor plants belong in your home. KIFUMI KEPPLER knows a thing or two about houseplants. For nearly five decades, she has advised customers on...

Spring Cleaning

Five frequently forgotten areas you should dust off, declutter and deep clean this season. By Catherine Warmerdam FRONT DOOR It’s easy to forget this area needs attention...

Get Growing

Spring is about to be sprung. Put these four specialty plant nurseries on your must-visit list. By Joan Waters Photography by Kat Alves The Antique Gardener This antique...

Art For Your Walls

When she decorated her living room, Sacramento interior designer Aimee Griffin opted for a luxe touch, covering one wall in hand-painted chinoiserie wallpaper from...

Goodbye, City Life

In Nevada City, an artistic couple embraces the solitude and beauty at the end of a gravel road. By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Kat Alves When Sarah Coleman and Akim...

Cut and Dried

TO WELCOME AUTUMN, floral designer Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas created a stunning wreath of dried flowers, branches and seed pods. With its muted palette of faded...

Plank Expression

Sacramento-based manufacturer Stikwood is taking the interior design world by storm. By Catherine Warmerdam Photo Courtesy of 1 Chic Retreat Inspiration can strike at the most unexpected moments,...

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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

WHAT I’M OBSESSED WITH RIGHT NOW is men’s tennis. My son is on Rio Americano’s tennis team, and I have to admit I have...
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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...