Welcome Letter

Dee Coppola
Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield

Celebrate a New Beginning

Whether you create an annual list of resolutions or you make decisive decisions to make changes in your home, garden or life, we’ve got tons of ideas for you!

It’s that time of the year — all about winter and welcoming cooler weather. When the cold air moves in, we crave the comforts of home. Our designers search for inspirations from many places and offer practical magic in Design Trends for 2018.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, details the new colors for 2018 (Pantone Ultra Violet), along with Benjamin Moore’s color swatches (think Calente — their color of the year).

Our delightful feature home spotlights the “getaway” Cape Cod of Brian and Holly Jacobsen, on Hood Canal.

Considering a remodel or building your forever home? Architect Christopher Gutsche has insights for you. Designing a kitchen island? We have advice for that, too.

If you’re looking for garden ideas for 2018: Plant a winter garden; garden standouts for extraordinary landscapes, the enchanting garden of Lisa and Glenn Eastep and 60-year celebration of Bainbridge Gardens.

Check out Blue Heron Jewelry and all that glitters in award-winning designs.

Do chocolate and wine make a great match? Find out at The Sip and read about our brew-pub feature, The Slippery Pig in Poulsbo.

If you haven’t been to a library in a while, librarians are keeping up with technology in surprising ways.

Congratulations to our Unsung Hero, Betty Skinner. We are proud to call her “friend.”

Lots of art news: The art beginning in Bremerton, floating art galleries and hands-on art for kids.

Finally, with all the choices for 2018, do you really need a New Year’s resolution list? Make 2018 a fun year!





Dee Coppola
DEE COPPOLA Founding Editorial Director
dee [at] wshg [dot] net
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