Tag: décor

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

A meeting of the minds among homeowners, builder...

When a couple of empty-nesters trade the urban asphalt of Southern California for a leafy-green piece of Bainbridge Island, culture shock is guaranteed. Their first job, therefore, is to buy an umbrella, a pair of Birkenstocks and learn the meaning of “frog rock.” … read more

The Murphy Family Forever Home

House Party — The Murphy Family’s Forever Home

Some houses are best observed in motion. Take, for instance, the home of Sean and Shelley Murphy in Gig Harbor. Sean, a dentist, and Shelley, a former English and Spanish teacher, have four children ranging in age from 5 to 12, so a … read more

Pink

What Next? Pink Ponies?

That ever-charming, disarming pink — it is a color for all seasons and reasons that comes and goes, peeking around every corner to capture our attention. Pink is a cool color that easily teeters the prism from mauve to flamingo, 10 parts white … read more

Is Yellow Mellow

Is Yellow Mellow?

Scary might describe the color yellow, but most would prefer the term “happy.” This happy-face hue may be kitchen-friendly, but otherwise the color is like wild bees mixed with bulls in a rodeo chute. The color we are talking about is primary yellow, … read more

Patricia Peat's Magical Creations — The Armory miniature room

Patricia Peat’s Magical Creations — A Miniature Wonderland

The home and garden of creative artist Patricia Peat is a magically enthralling retreat. She is not only known as an artistic gardener but also for her miniatures, her jewelry and her stained glass creations. In addition, she volunteers at the Kitsap County … read more

Living Christmas Trees

Living Christmas Trees

Rooflines outlined with fairy lights, porches festooned with pine and cedar garlands, and holly bushes brightly displaying their red winter berries remind us the holidays are fast approaching. Nothing says “Christmas” like a beautiful pine or fir tree, laden with shiny glass balls, … read more

Remodel a Home, Discover Your Passion

Remodel a Home, Discover Your Passion

This is the house that Hope built. It perches on a hillside overlooking Henderson Bay in Gig Harbor, set back from the road by six carefully manicured acres, with sweeping views that encompass all the way from Steilacoom to the south, past McNeil … read more

Architectural Adventure

Architectural Adventure

Architect Louis W. Alves gave Poulsbo something to...

On the third of July, the neighbors came, drawn like small boys to a skyrocket. Louis W. and Claudia Alves were long since accustomed to the town’s fascination with their Havn Court home, still under construction. At the local café, talk of their … read more

Tapestry Weavers
Painting with Yarns

Tapestry Artists Give Life to Ancient Art

During the Middle Ages, tapestries were among the highest luxury items in Europe, afforded mostly by royal or wealthy families and religious institutions. They were prized by kings and noblemen for their splendor, portability and practicality. In addition to being high quality and … read more

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