Tag: design

Cush for Your Tush

Some Cush for Your Tush in the Garden

Have a seat, not just any seat. Be it a throne fit for a king or a lowly stool to plant the body down for a quick rest. A garden seat has many purposes in the garden. It comes in all shapes and … read more

Northwest Maritime Center

Community Creates World-Class Facility — Northwest Maritime Center

Port Townsend is a small city, with a population around 10,000. Founded in 1851 on the water of Puget Sound in Jefferson County, it has an energy found in very few other cities in the state. The city has always been known for … read more

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The Kaleidoscope Tomato Cage provides a sturdy support for tomato plants while adding color to the landscape. (Photo courtesy Gardener's Supply Company)

Add Some Extra Appeal to Your Landscape with Garden Art

Adding excitement to your garden is easy. You can create instant, year-round color, structure, motion and fun to your landscape with a bit of garden art. Just like shopping for plants, look for pieces that complement your gardening style. And consider all the … read more

Calhoun exhibit garden ready for judging and viewing by the public

The Magical Transformation of the Washington State Convention Center

Once a year, for the past 29 years, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show has awakened visitors’ senses to the sights and sounds of spring, but the magic does not happen overnight. It’s a choreography that begins during the current show, and work … read more

“A house is made of wood and stone but a home is made of love, alone.”
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Arch Meets Soul — A Wollochet Water View to Call Home

A magnificent vista to Mount Rainier inspired Kathy and Dave Nims to purchase their property without ever having stepped foot on it. That leap of faith was well worth the effort. This view served as inspiration for architect David Fisher and contractor Tom … read more

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Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home

Inspire Your Rooms, Inspire Your Life

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from “Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home” by Melissa Michaels. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon. Used by permission. A home should be more than just something pretty to look at. Our homes should … read more

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Downsize Your Home
Downsizing, Part 1

Downsize Your Home — Upgrade Your Life!

Why downsize? Just look around your home or any other. Americans love stuff, and we consume more than people in any other country. We live in larger homes than any other country. We like having our things — they bring us comfort and … read more

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All sorts of materials were recycled to help retain the soil in the original terraced beds over two decades.

Terracing a Vegetable Garden

The first time we saw our property, we were not smitten. Most of the land sloped significantly and faced north. The house did not make us jump with excitement either, at first. As our choices were pretty limited, we took a second look, … read more

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