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Tiny Tetons at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Beat the Winter Blues, Plan a Dream Garden

Today the wind is blowing the rain sideways. West Sound has not seen the temperature rise much above the low 40s for over a month. After the winter solstice, many people turn their thoughts to their garden. Every day there are more minutes … read more

Inspiring and Expressing Color
Defining the Essential Trends

Inspiring and Expressing Color

Inspiration is the process of being emotionally stimulated to experience something that influences and encourages: an impulse, a motivator; the vital stroke of energy and movement that lifts us up and moves us forward. Turning inspiration into colorful expression almost instantaneously, social media … read more

Kitchen Islands
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Designing a Kitchen Island — A Kitchen Oasis… without the Palm Trees

Do you have kitchen island envy? You are not alone! The majority of homeowners who have recently or are currently contemplating a kitchen project have or would like to incorporate an island in their project. What makes a kitchen island alluring? There are … read more

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How to Navigate the College Search Process with Your High School Student

Editor’s note: College search should be in high gear if your child is a senior. Since this can be quite overwhelming, WestSound Home & Garden asked Bhavin Parikh, CEO and founder of test-prep company Magoosh, five questions to help parents and students navigate … read more

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Style Trends in the New Year

Design experts typically say that trends should be considered sparingly so you don’t have to overhaul your decor every year. But watching the trends is great when you want to add personal touches and refresh your home now and then. According to a … read more

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Recipes for the Big Game

When hosting a game-day party, you’d think the focus would be on the score or the award-winning commercials, but it’s actually a great reason to indulge in flavor-filled bites. When the big day rolls around, let your guests obsess over the game while … read more

The hardscape and tightly clipped boxwood edging make a big impact at the Heronswood garden in Kingston, regardless of the season.

Garden Standouts for Extraordinary Landscapes

Every once in a while, a garden captures our hearts. Visitors want to linger, spirits are lifted, imaginations awaken. The smallest of gardens can make an enormous impact. What is that extra ingredient that transforms an ordinary landscape into an extraordinary one? Gardens … read more

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How to Find a Quality Contractor in a Strong Market

We are fortunate to have been in a strong building economy for the last year, and it appears that it will continue for some time. The downside for consumers is the availability of quality contractors and tradespeople. The economic downturn wreaked havoc on … read more

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