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

Backyard Bird Feeding Makes A Difference

Backyard Bird Feeding Makes A Difference

Bird feeding provides many benefits for winter birds in the Puget Sound area yards. The key to the conservation of bird populations is in providing the habitats needed for their natural reproduction and sustained survival. Interaction and education are the ultimate keys, because … read more

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Matisse Wallpaper

Ways to Add More Color and Interest to Your Home

A bathroom, and especially a powder room, can...

Use Mylar for a Creative Splash This photo shows Tom Piehl, an extraordinarily talented artist, paperhanger and painter, installing large-size panels of Henri Matisse art on the wall from the top of the counter all the way up to the edge where the … read more

Two Favorite Local Restaurants Reimagined
From Expansion to Transformation

Two Favorite Local Restaurants Reimagined

Editor’s Note: In this issue, we revisit restaurant owners we’ve featured in the past to check in following either a major expansion or a complete transformation. In both cases, the resulting restaurants were different enough to invite a second look or — better … read more

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Kitsap consumers meet local producers at Taste the Peninsula Jan. 17 at Port Orchard Public Market on Bay St. downtown.

Taste the Peninsula: Kitsap-Produced, Even Through the Winter

The first annual Taste the Peninsula event filled Port Orchard’s Public Market on a recent Saturday, exploring local businesses and the foods produced right here on the Kitsap Peninsula. There were vendors of food, wine, cider and dairy, as well as artisans. There … read more

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Livingroom
Part 3

Remodeling Trends: Public Spaces

Often people are looking to update the public spaces or entertaining areas of their home. This can include living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, home theatres, powder rooms and outdoor spaces like decks or outdoor kitchens. Living, family and dining rooms are pretty … read more

The Beauty and Effect of Gravel in the Garden

The Beauty and Effect of Gravel in the Garden

Gravel patios or “terraces” are an outdoor element used in home landscapes in Europe for many centuries. Elegant and natural, they are typically made of crushed indigenous stone, widely used for many years because it was a readily available and inexpensive material. The … read more

That Red

That Red

Like shopping and seeing a great pair of shoes that knocks your socks off, but in my case it was a gallon of mismatched paint on a back-corner sale shelf. It was an odd color — not vermilion, not burgundy, not orange and … read more

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Modern Bathroom Design
Part 2

Remodeling Trends: The Master Bath

The second most-popular remodeling project is definitely the master bath. And people have very specific ideas. We do see some common trends. Let’s dive right in. Number one on the list is what we call the party shower. Yep, huge — sometimes as … read more

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