Tag: home

(Photo Courtesy Connie Lamont)
Design in 2013

Timeless Interiors

With a new year comes a time of reflection. Whether looking for ways to “freshen up” a space or your entire home, or just updating furniture, spring is the time for renewal. If you are in the throes of a remodel or building … read more

Capturing the Light — A Home to Match the View

Capturing the Light — A Home to Match the View

From the beginning, it was a mismatch that invited the question: Why would you take one of the most jaw-dropping views on Earth and design a house that didn’t take advantage of it? Yet that’s exactly what Elizabeth and Bob lived with for … read more

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

A meeting of the minds among homeowners, builder...

When a couple of empty-nesters trade the urban asphalt of Southern California for a leafy-green piece of Bainbridge Island, culture shock is guaranteed. Their first job, therefore, is to buy an umbrella, a pair of Birkenstocks and learn the meaning of “frog rock.” … read more

The Murphy Family Forever Home

House Party — The Murphy Family’s Forever Home

Some houses are best observed in motion. Take, for instance, the home of Sean and Shelley Murphy in Gig Harbor. Sean, a dentist, and Shelley, a former English and Spanish teacher, have four children ranging in age from 5 to 12, so a … read more

Making an Entrance

Making an Entrance

When first impressions count, what does your front...

For years now, the garage has occupied a predominant place in American home design. Many homeowners don’t even use their front doors, opting instead to drive into the garage and enter the house from there or use a side door, bypassing the formal … read more

Is Yellow Mellow

Is Yellow Mellow?

Scary might describe the color yellow, but most would prefer the term “happy.” This happy-face hue may be kitchen-friendly, but otherwise the color is like wild bees mixed with bulls in a rodeo chute. The color we are talking about is primary yellow, … read more

American Heritage in Bainbridge Island Manzanita Bay

American Heritage

The sons of two American legends were drawn...

By their hundredth year, houses, like humans, have a story to tell. However, while all old-timers have a personal perspective on the past, few have been touched by the history of a nation. On a rise overlooking Bainbridge Island’s magical Manzanita Bay, one … read more

Patricia Peat's Magical Creations — The Armory miniature room

Patricia Peat’s Magical Creations — A Miniature Wonderland

The home and garden of creative artist Patricia Peat is a magically enthralling retreat. She is not only known as an artistic gardener but also for her miniatures, her jewelry and her stained glass creations. In addition, she volunteers at the Kitsap County … read more

Living Christmas Trees

Living Christmas Trees

Rooflines outlined with fairy lights, porches festooned with pine and cedar garlands, and holly bushes brightly displaying their red winter berries remind us the holidays are fast approaching. Nothing says “Christmas” like a beautiful pine or fir tree, laden with shiny glass balls, … read more

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