People & Places

West Sound has an incredible number of talented artists, interesting people, fascinating places and popular destinations. We love to share their stories with our readers. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version to see all of what we have to offer!

Alinda Morris Design

Designer Alinda Morris

When interior designer Alinda Morris creates work for a client, the most disappointing feedback to her is that the result is exactly what the client expected. It’s because when she’s done with a home, she wants to see the clients completely wowed. “If … read more

The Hill Home

The Hill Home — A Labor of Love

The narrow, winding drive that leads to the home of Mike and Eileen Hill does little to prepare you for what you are about to see. As you turn the final corner, the tall trees drop away and the driveway opens up into … read more

Elegantly Yours — Red Cedar Farm Offers Country Charm for that Very Special Day

Elegantly Yours

Red Cedar Farm offers country charm for that...

At first glance, Red Cedar Farm in Poulsbo seems like a typical remnant of country life of the yesteryear — complete with rustic barns, old wagon-wheel décor and farm animals. But the elegant atmosphere and the lush landscaping are a tell-tale sign that … read more

Fly Fishing With the Reel Girls (Photo courtesy Mike Canady)
On The Water

Fly Fishing With the Reel Girls

The scene at Titlow Park in Tacoma attracts a few curious glances. Eleven women are spread out across the lawn, fly rods in hand, practicing their roll casts, false casts and presentation casts. The instruction this day is provided by Judy Graham, an … read more

Gig Harbor's Net Sheds Harken Back to Yesteryear
Blast from the Past

Gig Harbor’s Net Sheds Harken Back to Yesteryear

Shortly after the first commercial fishermen began settling in Gig Harbor, net sheds started dotting the waterfront. These wood structures, built on pilings, were simple but their long, rectangular shape made them distinct. For the fishermen, the net sheds provided a convenient way … read more

Heronswood Gardens

Heronswood — Springing Back to Life

Heronswood Gardens in Kingston is springing back to life like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. In 2012, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe purchased the former 15-acre Heronswood Garden and Nursery site in auction from W. Atlee Burpee. In November 2012 a small … read more

Zac Steimle Oceana Ukuleles
Music from the Heart

Luthier’s Ukuleles Built with Tradition

Although Zac Steimle is not a professional musician, he’s been intrigued by the dynamics between an instrument and its player. That natural curiosity, along with a deep appreciation for the art of making string instruments, led him on a journey to start his … read more

Kingston: The Little City by the Sea
Kingston

A Visit to ‘The Little City by the Sea’

Kingston is an enticing destination on a warm weekend for anyone looking to “get away” without driving far. Shopping and dining are among the main attractions but the gorgeous views and the proximity to various parks and other recreational opportunities make Kingston a … read more

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