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Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from the WestSound Home & Garden Magazine.

Fuchsia 'Santa Claus'

The Hardy Fuchsias of Fall

It is said that people who love fuchsias, really love them. With three generations of fuchsia lovers in my family, I was destined to fall in love with them too. I remember my grandmother’s hanging baskets overflowing with fuchsia branches smothered in blousy, … read more

Tony's Pizza

Tony’s Pizza, a.k.a. Filippi’s Pizza — Serving Up Memories For Nearly Five Decades

You may call it Filippi’s Pizza or Tony’s Pizza — it depends on how long you have lived on the Kitsap Peninsula. Either way, you will find nostalgia on a pizza pie, served up with a generous helping of Italian family love, at … read more

Designing and Building with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind

Designing and Building with Chemical Sensitivity in Mind

Most design projects begin by drafting and prioritizing the client’s wish list. At the top of the list you will typically find more storage, better lighting, updated finishes, etc. However, when a homeowner has multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), the priorities change, with indoor … read more

Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald — A Tale of Two Sisters and Their Gardens
Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald

A Tale of Two Sisters and Their Gardens

Sisters Jean Boyle and Bethany McDonald live in Suquamish just a short walk from each other. They are often mistaken for twins but one is actually older than the other by nearly two years. McDonald has gardened in Suquamish for 35 years, but … read more

Eight Degrees of Inspiration

Eight Degrees of Inspiration

Elegant angles add interest to a beautiful Bainbridge...

A constricted waterfront lot. Complicated drain field regulations. Dreams of an elegant yet budget-conscious home. Hardly a job for the average architect. What the owners of this construction conundrum at the mouth of Fletcher Bay needed was a puzzle master, and they found … read more

Much Ado About Countertops

Much Ado About Countertops

Tips on selecting the best countertop for your...

Countertops are the workhorse of both the kitchen and the bathroom. They perform a myriad of tasks including food preparation, writing surface for bill paying and homework, buffet serving space, supporting small appliances, facilitating daily hygiene routines and more. They are subjected to … read more

Great Rooms

Your Great Room — Six Beautiful Ways to Create Zones That All Go Together

The trick to designing a beautiful great room...

Most of us love a great room. It’s a latter-day architectural concept that suits a casual lifestyle and allows everyone to talk to the cook and help out with dinner. Perfect for the casual living of the 21st century. Here are some easy … read more

The Captured Garden

The Captured Garden

In the summer of 1829, Dr. Nathaniel Ward placed the chrysalis of an adult sphinx moth in an enclosed glass container so he could observe the moth’s emergence. The soil he placed in the container sprouted seeds and spores, as natural soils will … read more

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