Design & Style

Holiday Market Season in Olympia

The change of season at The Olympia Farmers Market means beautiful fall and winter produce and wonderful handcrafted items from some of your favorite local artisans. Shop local first and grab a handmade centerpiece, holiday-inspired table runner, hand-blown glasses and wood serving tray to present the perfect farm-to-table meal. The Olympia Farmers Market features plenty […]

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 techniques to help build healthy routines and bonds between guardian and child. $44 slumberkins.com Yeti Lunch Box Elevate your meals to go with sleek design, ColdCell™ Flex insulation […]

Home makeover: Going for the Gold

A hot new trend is adding gold or brass accents to a room to add warmth. After living in their home for a little over a year, Gig Harbor residents turned to Signature Design & Cabinetry to do a redesign and makeover of their bathroom. Their vision was to go from small and dark to […]

Fall Fashion Trends

Fall 2020 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 […]

Jennifer Weddermann: Architect/Metal Artist

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 effects of COVID-19. Weddermann’s notable buildings include the Tacoma Police Department Headquarters as well as […]

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,” say the Kleebergers. The project began in January 2019 and was completed that June. The homeowners brought in the […]

City of Lacey Accessory Dwelling Units

An Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU for short, is a second, small dwelling on the same property of a standard single-family home. ADU’s have been around for years, but maybe you’ve called them by other common names like Mother-in-Law or Backyard Cottage or Granny Flat or maybe even Above-Garage Apartment. Whatever you may refer to […]

Tacoma Lutheran Redevelopment Project

Serving Pierce County for over 80 years, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community in North Tacoma. With the planned addition of three buildings filled with condos and apartments, the community is forging ahead on its challenge to continually evolve and modernize. The redevelopment’s goal is to meet the ever-changing needs of […]

5 Trends to Spring Into a New Season

What was once old is fresh and innovative again! You may recognize a few trends on this list from decades gone by. Revisit them now for a look that’s anything but tired. Spring into 2020 with this list of can’t-miss trends: Puffy Sleeves This bold, elegant look adds a feminine flare to any daily outfit, […]

Northwest Contemporary: Artfully Designed

This Pacific Northwest home was designed for a couple who wanted a Northwest Contemporary home that was modern yet warm and inviting. Natural daylighting and extensive use of western red cedar on the exterior and Douglas fir ceilings on the interiors were used to create warmth in the structure. The project began with the homeowners […]