Tag: design

Comfy Comfort Zone

How Comfy is Your Comfort Zone?

A great deal has been written about mental comfort zones. The internet is full of Venn diagrams with a puny circle titled “your comfort zone” and a large circle with no overlap titled “this is where the magic happens” — implying that you … read more

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Outdoor Room Fire Pit

DIY Projects to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

Are you taking advantage of your yard and maximizing its potential as a living space? All you need is a bit of time and energy to transform your yard into the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. “There are so … read more

Gig Harbor Garden Tour

A Personal Retrospective on the Gig Harbor Garden Tour

This year, the Gig Harbor Garden Tour is celebrating its 20th anniversary. During the years of my involvement with this event, I have met many generous gardeners as well as volunteers who have dedicated many hours to the tour’s success. On one of … read more

Where Does Art Go?

Where Does Art Go?

Disposing of art is a sensitive subject. Having too much “stuff” can be quite a dilemma — but having too much art, unwanted art or art that doesn’t fit the décor is really a dilemma, because just the word “art” connotes a certain … read more

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Doug Woodside, builder of the Big Chairs of Kingston

New ‘Big Chairs’ Pop Up Around Kingston

“It makes me feel like a child again!” Susan Rodgers smiles as she talks about sitting in one of the big Adirondack chairs that seem to be multiplying around Kingston. You can’t miss the “Big Chairs” if you walk off the ferry or … read more

Kimmel Family Forever Home

A New Day for a Century-Old Cabin

A vintage Lemolo beach retreat lies at the...

In 1920, fishermen dangling a line along the shoreline between Poulsbo and Agate Pass may have noticed a neat little beach cabin standing alone in the quiet shelter of Lemolo’s Brauer Cove. The tiny dwelling was standard for its day, little more than … read more

Tuffeted headboard from Best Quality Furniture

Trends in Home Décor

Products featured at the Vegas Winter Market 2017

Similar to several metropolitan cities, the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, has a dedicated design center — the World Market Center. What is a bit more unique about the Vegas design center is that it hosts two annual “showcase markets” for launching the … read more

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Decorative fences are an effective way to hide composting stations conveniently tucked behind gardens in the landscape.

Enjoy an Attractive and Convenient Composting Station

Make recycling green debris into compost convenient and attractive. Create a space you and your neighbors will appreciate. And locate composting in a convenient area that is easy to access and manage, so you are more likely to do it. You’ll quickly recoup … read more

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