For the Love of a Dog
Bringing a pet into your house makes it that much more of a home.
At last glance, I counted eleven dogs, one raccoon, one sparrow and four fish in this issue. This is actual proof that people live in the houses we feature!
Over the years, I’ve decorated many homes, adding the perfect touch for warmth, style and design, but the most amazing addition I have ever made was bringing my dog home. Pets are a splendid way to start living the life you’ve been thinking about, and there are so many animals waiting to be adopted.
Our cover story features the elegant and stylish home of David and Kathy Nims. Combining British and Scottish heritages produced an impressive residence, perfect for entertaining in the open floorplan inside and outdoors on the expansive deck. The home was built by by Tom Metzdorf.
Many of our readers are acquainted with Poulsbo natives Scott and Joni Kimmel. What they may not know is that the remodel by Joe Gates Construction of their waterfront home required a 14-foot excavation under their home to add another 1,000 square feet. Daring!
Trends in Home Decor features the very latest in new design products. Some are surprising.
Lennard K’s Boat House in Allyn is our newest restaurant feature. The photos tell a story of delightful food and a good time!
Bainbridge Island’s Eleven Winery boasts two locations, a bevy of volunteers and friends of the winery to boot. Matt, Eric and volunteers from the local wine club help the wine reach the tasting rooms and more.
The garden tours are coming! This issue focuses on two: Gig Harbor Garden Tour and Bainbridge in Bloom. Watch the following issue and our website for more area tours. Also, take a peek behind the scenes at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, highlighting area participants.
For those who love their gardens, a fun topic on how to find the right chairs for your garden, aptly titled Some Cush for Your Tush. Cut and Dried Flowers is a how-to showing you methods to preserve those flowers you love. Meet Olaf Ribeiro, an acclaimed tree guru, well-versed in the saving and preserving of our trees. The Beverage Gardens feature will give you great tips if you are inclined to imbibe your flowers and plants!
Artist Brooke Tucker features her new endeavor, “Elevation,” reviving decoupage with three-dimensional art. Our unsung hero this issue is Walt Le Couteur, founder and executive director of the Kitsap Rescue Mission in Bremerton.
Here it comes… Dog-Proofing Your Yard. Learn what plants are not harmful for your dogs and ideas for your dog to have fun in your yard, too. All my animals are rescued or Humane Society pets. Having a cuddly, furry friend is perfect for achieving a healthy and happy lifestyle. There’s still time!