Welcome Letter

Jeff and Dan’s Pool Table (Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)
Jeff and Dan’s Pool Table
(Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)

Cueing Up a New Year

New Year’s is the time for making those resolutions — whether it’s getting healthy, both physically and mentally, or organizing your life (see the feature on staying organized for each month of 2019). The mantra is “New Year, New You,” but why not extend this to your home as well. After a busy Christmastime, many of us look to refresh tired or outdated decór to create spaces in our homes, which allows relaxation and escape from the stresses of the day.

This issue features a custom, beach-front home by Kitsap-Trident Homes. Check out the new and remodeled kitchen section for new ideas.

2019 colors are here! The Benjamin Moore color charts are fun to peruse, and advice from international colorist Leatrice Eiseman is exciting. Our 2019 Design Trends features seven interior designers — all with unique perspectives.

The restaurant feature, Cosmo’s Ristorante and Delicatessen in Port Orchard, will have you rethink your resolution’s meal plan!

Timely garden stories include: Bloedel Reserve’s Moss Gardens, a lovely Tapestry Garden, Exciting New Plants for 2019 (check out the Hibiscus) and Camellias.

Special features: Waterfront Mercantiles, Amy Burnett’s The ArtHouse, Potter Dan Barnett, Bainbridge Island’s Schoolhouse Museum and a spotlight on Seabeck. Travel Bug takes us to Antiparos, and we added a column on Travel Tips.

You may wonder why editorial photo has me shooting pool. I’m just trying to stay warm!

Remember, take photos to enter our 2019 Tablescape Contest. And, vote for your faves in the annual Best of West Sound reader survey. We love hearing your ideas!





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