Home & Garden

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 […]

Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery

It’s a season of savings and a chance to “touch and feel” natural bedding products at a new shop in University Place. Mindy and Jason Schaefer recently opened Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery in University Place’s blossoming town center. That’s where to find chemical-free mattresses, bedding, soft Holy Lamb baby gear and comfy cotton robes. “We […]

The Rainier: A New Waterfront Community

Point Ruston’s newest addition is the much-anticipated Rainier Building at Point Ruston. The new building will feature 206 premium homes with 270-degree panoramic waterfront views of Commencement Bay, sweeping from Mount Rainier to the Olympic Mountains.  True to its name, The Rainier Building integrates stunning architecture and interior design that complements the northwest lifestyle. The […]

Drees Celebrates 90 Years of Business

In a world of online shopping, Drees of Olympia still sets the standard in home furnishings and gifts after 90 years. The home furnishings shop on the corner of Washington Street SE and Legion Way SE in Olympia is celebrating its 90th year in business. Housed in a building built in 1890 in downtown Olympia, […]

Holiday Dinner Party Tips

When it comes to planning dinner parties—especially for the holidays—we say keep things simple and focus on enjoying one another’s company. LEAH GROUT Personal Touch Take the time to send an invitation—in the mail, not on Facebook—and then use the same paper and fonts to create a menu for each place setting. In a day […]

Stylish Open Concept in Olympia

When Tony Santolla and Jennifer Fortin decided that they wanted to design and build a new home at Indian Summer in Olympia, they toured the Olympia Master Builders Tour of Homes and were impressed with the work done by Interior Dimensions. “We wanted to create an open, clean space in the home to take full […]

Color Trends for Winter

Whether you’re planning an annual holiday bash or gearing up for a cozy season by the fireplace, you may catch yourself wanting to give your home an extra touch of sophistication for this winter. Color trends change almost by the season, but this winter’s top trending colors for indoor decor are classics that will let […]

Canterwood Kitchen Made Glamorous

Designing a functional and beautiful space in all-white is no easy task. Yet a pair of Puget Sound–based designers, Alinda Morris of Alinda Morris Interior Design and Martin Lyons, met this design challenge in a stunning fashion. The project was an outdated ’90s kitchen and dining area, which was “underwhelming and without any main focal […]

Home Spotlight: Creating a Forever Home

This family home is tucked away ideally in the woods atop a hill in Orting. But the owners wanted a larger space for their growing family. “Our vision was to be in our ‘forever home’ and have a place large enough and set up for entertaining. It was also important to have lots of room […]

Outdoor Decor Trends– Summer 2019

The summer months are a time to soak in the sunlight and recharge before autumn comes again, and what better way to do that than by relaxing outside? This coming summer features some classic and revamped trends for outdoor decor that will bring new life to your patio space. Try a Woven Texture Tables are […]

Timeless Kitchen Design

Sixty-nine percent of homes for sale list the kitchen as a major selling point, compared with 49 percent for the bedroom and 21 percent for the living room. The kitchen is a communal space, where guests and family members meet first thing in the morning for breakfast and late into the night with a few […]

Tastemakers Southern Charm

This beautiful manor home, located in the heart of the Puyallup Valley, shares the style and design of gracious living with all who enter. From the outside the home looks balanced with a symmetry reminiscent of a Southern mansion. Northern Lights Interiors, based in Sumner, has worked with the homeowners for more than 10 years […]

Tree – Naturally Beautiful Furnishings

Nicole Wakley’s childhood dream of opening a furniture store with sustainability and high-quality craftsmanship at its roots came to life in 2005 in Hong Kong. She’d left her job as a corporate attorney and traveled the world. What she discovered was the beauty and simplicity found in vintage wood pieces. These discoveries were what inspired […]

Bathrooms Made Perfect For Seniors

Local family-owned Silverado Showers LLC specializes in low maintenance customized senior showers with easy-to-clean nonporous, solid surface products. According to company owner Larry Leonard, “Silverado can meet your bathroom needs with showers that are professionally installed and guaranteed.” Because of customization and ease of use, a Silverado Shower is perfect for seniors with mobility concerns, […]

New Owner of Olympic Landscape

Olympic Landscape has been designing, building and servicing outdoor residential and commercial spaces in the South Sound for more than 40 years. As an expert landscape contractor, the company creates beautiful outdoor living spaces, unique gathering spaces and specially-themed gardens for homes and businesses. Now the new owner and CEO, Joe Areyano, plans to continue […]

Home Spotlight: 2018 HGTV Dream Home

For its 2018 Dream Home, HGTV selected a 3,500-square-foot waterfront home in Gig Harbor with breathtaking views of Henderson Bay. After an extensive remodel, the home is nothing short of stunning. Floorto-ceiling windows in the great room showcase the waterfront. Plenty of outdoor living space ensures the new owners will enjoy the beauty of the […]

Top Tips For Garden Shopping

Visiting garden centers and nurseries is one of the most popular spring/summer pastimes. Fortunately, our region is home to dozens of nurseries offering a wide variety of plants and other gardening items. But browsing a nursery can quickly become overwhelming or confusing. The following tips will help you get the most out of your next […]

8 Tips For Choosing A Kitchen Designer

Very few homeowners have the knowledge to design, build and install a new kitchen. That’s why many of us employ an expert kitchen designer. But how do you know if you are choosing the right kitchen designer to work with? It comes down to a bit of research and gut feelings. Design mistakes are costly, […]

Clear(ly) Connected Lake House Design

Imagine being one of the first to own property on Clear Lake outside of Graham, Washington. That was the story for one of the original homesteaders on the lake, and the extended family continues to have a deep love of the land and the lake. The homesteader’s grandson, a retired surgeon, sparkles and lights up […]

Olympic Landscape celebrates 40 years

After working for another landscaper who focused mainly on sprinkler systems, Neil Hedman wanted to widen the range of work he could do, offer quality craftsmanship and have a financially sound business. That led him to begin Olympic Landscape and Irrigation in 1977. Now with 30 employees, the company is celebrating 40 years of service […]

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