Design & Style

Chic Farmhouse Design for Dash Point Home

When Terry and Kathy Kleeberger decided to upgrade their Dash Point home they envisioned a lighter brighter space. We loved the rustic cozy feel of the house but wanted to update and brighten up the kitchen, says the Kleeberger’s.  The project began in Jan 2019 and was completed that June. They brought in the experts […]

Fall Fashion

As the leaves begin to fall we start to pack away our summer clothes and look at fresh fall clothes and accessories. Check out this list of our favorite fall trends to consider whether you are shopping online or in stores this fall.  Brightly colored handbags  Loud and proud, bright and bold. This look can […]

Point Ruston Stylish Condo Virtually Designed

Condo owners at Point Ruston asked Alinda Morris Design to take on the challenge of designing and installing their dream house in time for them to enjoy the sun in their new home.  “This was such an exciting project,” said Morris. “We are all about creating stylish, eclectic yet clean-line spaces for our clients.” The […]

Jennifer Weddermann: Architect/Metal Artist

“Do what you’re passionate about, and you willmeet people who care about what you do.” That’s the advice of Jennifer Weddermann, a Tacoma architect who also  designs and fabricates metal art. She founded Weddermann Architecture in 2010 in the aftermath of a major recession. Now her certified woman-owned firm is finding its path through the […]

Gift Guide 2020

Slumberkins Collection Not only a plush friend to snuggle with,but also a tool to promote emotional learning. Each “kin” comes with its own individual story and technique to help build healthy routines and bonds between guardian and child. $44 slumberkins.com Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket This coat is lightweight, weather-resistant, extremely compressible and performs its main […]

Get Your Home Holiday Ready

As the holidays approach, many of us think about making improvements to our home. New furniture and décor are a quick and easy way to spruce up your surroundings. At Courtyard Antiques and Home Decor, they offer vintage pieces that you will not find elsewhere. According to owner Laurie Johnson, “Antiques can be mixed in […]

Gift Guide 2018

We scoured the area and compiled this list of our favorite gifts. Glassy Baby: votive glass candles Each hand-blown glass votive is a work of art. As unique as the individual who chooses one, formed by eight hands, born in the USA, each with its own name, one of a kind. Kind of like you. […]

Panowicz Jewelers: Celebrating 70 Years

Even after seven decades, Panowicz Jewelers still holds true to its founding: a legacy of quality, integrity and value. Begun in 1948 by Anton Panowicz Sr., the local-family-owned jewelry store is celebrating its 70th anniversary serving the Olympia community. “Retail has to be about outstanding customer service and care,” says Rob Panowicz, son of the […]

Sharing the Love: Buy a Wedding Dress and Help a Good Cause

Planning a wedding can be costly, but finding a beautiful dress that makes you feel like a million bucks doesn’t have to break your budget. Brides for a Cause, a nonprofit bridal boutique with locations in Tacoma, Seattle and Portland, specializes in connecting budgetconscious brides with the gown of their dreams at a fraction of […]

Fairy-Tale Wedding Love Story

When Emma Guffin and Sam Price envisioned a romantic yet whimsical fairy-tale wedding, they had no idea how wonderful it would be. “We looked at a lot of spots and finally we found the Cooper Creek Inn near Mount Rainier, and it was the perfect wood-inspired backdrop,” the bride said. The couple loves to spend […]