Home & Garden

Exercise Your Green Thumb All Year Long

As the days begin to get shorter and the drizzly days that accompany the Pacific Northwest autumn season begin to set in, it is important to find ways to stay active and keep your spirits high. Gardening creates a sense of purpose and is a very rewarding activity because it allows people to experience success, […]

The HeART of the Home: Cabinets by Trivonna

Cabinets by Trivonna of Olympia pride themselves on a design experience that is uniquely customized to their individual client’s dreams and wishes. Trivonna brings to life an artful design plan built around their customer’s needs and budget. We’ve all discovered that the ‘heart of the home’ isn’t just for the cook anymore. “The kitchen has […]

Point Ruston Stylish Condo, Virtual Design

Condo owners at Point Ruston asked Alinda Morris Interior 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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wellness Begins At Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery

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 care about organic,” Mindy Schaefer said. “It is about health and the preservation of our natural world.” A baby started the movement. […]

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 of Olympia Demonstrates the Art of Business

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

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 […]

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