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Hillside Perch
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A Hillside Perch for Aging in Place

The trend toward abandoning grassy front lawns in favor of perennial beds and vegetable gardening is taking hold, and none is more breathtaking than what Anne and Bob Knapp have created. Their two-story, custom home in Gig Harbor graces the irregularly shaped lot … read more

Mauve

The Color Mauve — Part 2

“We could hardly get through Mauve, Part I,” some might say. Not a popular hue. Some call mauve a neutral. It is a mud pink to a shadowy faded purple. I’ll share a few paintings of the 12-piece “mauve” color-study series. It is … read more

French-Country Elegant Kitchen
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French-Country Elegant Kitchen

A Capodimonte Chandelier is at the Heart of...

Every big project must start somewhere. For Craig and Nicole Downey of Poulsbo, their perfect kitchen began with a chandelier. It was not, however, just any chandelier; this was a classic beauty passed on to the couple by Craig’s parents, who found the … read more

Glass Flowers

Glass ‘Flowers’ For Your Garden

Hansville artist Judy Bryant has done a variety of things in her lifetime. For several years, she worked as a draftsperson at Boeing, where she drew the designs of the captains’ panel of the 737 aircraft onto mylar sheets, using special pens. She … read more

Incredible Kitchens
Design|Build 2020B

Incredible Kitchens

The kitchen is a cornerstone in any home. It’s where we cook dinner and where we gather with friends and family. Everyone wants a beautiful kitchen, but remember, this is a functional space as well. Choose finishes and materials that will stay on … read more

Wurlitzer Manor

The House of Music

Gig Harbor home was built to accommodate a...

The stately, wrought-iron gate at the top of the driveway gives the first clue to what lies beyond: “Wurlitzer Manor.” Wurlitzer Manor, the Gig Harbor home of Barbara Hammerman and Raymond Lavine since 2002, sits atop a bluff overlooking the Tacoma Narrows, with … read more

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The Gift of Gathering

How to Plan a Tablescape for Your Party or Gathering

Editor’s note: This excerpt is adapted from “The Gift of Gathering: Beautiful Tablescapes to Welcome & Celebrate Your Friends and Family” by Bre Doucette, published by Harvest House Publishers. Reprinted with permission. Your table is your foundation. Whether it’s a picnic table, a … read more

Art by Shelly Wilkerson

Ars Poetica — Showcase Fuses Written and Visual Expressions

“Ut pictura poesis,” wrote the Roman poet, Horace. In his seminal guide for fellow poets, “Ars Poetica” (The Art of Poetry), he urged them to write poetry with the same deliberation a painter would give a painting. “As is painting, so is poetry,” … read more

Family Farmhouse Estate

Family Farmhouse Estate Created with Imagination

Norbert and Lisa van Dam of Seattle had historical ties to the South Sound when they bought their Grapeview property. Lisa remembers summers on Treasure Island when she was a girl, and later when their children enjoyed holidays and vacation adventures there. Both … read more

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