• Appliances

    Welcome to the New Age

    If you think kitchen appliances are boring, think again. Advances in design and function mean that a home’s hardest-working machines can perform better than ever—and look good doing it, too. We asked Dale Nolt, an appliance expert with Ferguson, to shine a light on the latest and greatest in kitchen appliances. HEAT WAVE After finding […]

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  • Chef Laura Stewart

    Other People’s Kitchens

    WHEN IT COMES TO KITCHENS, Laura Stewart of Indulge Gourmet has seen it all. After nearly a decade as a personal chef and caterer, she has turned out fabulous meals in all kinds of settings, from posh vacation homes to cramped galleys, most of which she had never stepped foot in before showing up for […]

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  • Enamel pitcher

    Kitchen Confidential

    Here’s a little secret: Interior designers shop at Ikea just like the rest of us. They know the Swedish retailer isn’t just a place to buy cheap furniture; it carries a surprising array of stylish items for your home. Here’s a look at some of the retailer’s best kitchen picks. By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by […]

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  • Stripes Forever

    Stripes Forever

    MY SUMMER OBSESSION: FOUTAS. These hand-woven textiles, made of Egyptian cotton, are great beach towels. They’re superabsorbent, don’t hang on to sand, roll up into a tiny bundle and dry quick as a flash. They’re also versatile: You can use them as a tablecloth, a bath towel, a wrap or a throw. I own nine […]

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  • Melamine plates

    Mad for Melamine

    The next time you dine alfresco, ditch the paper plates and elevate the experience with a fetching table setting. These durable melamine plates—all less than $8 apiece—can be mixed and matched for a carefree look that’s pretty enough for company. By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Create + Gather 1. Pier 1 Imports 2. Target 3. […]

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  • The Kitchen We’re Crushing On Right Now Spring 2017

    This stunning kitchen update is a bolt from the blue. Photography by Chad Davies Interior Design: Katrina Stumbos Contractor: Mark Thompson Painter: Rob Miller Carpenter: Jerry Schmit By Catherine Warmerdam WHEN THE HOMEOWNERS of a 1964 Carter Sparks home in Sacramento’s Wilhaggin neighborhood decided to revamp their dark, outdated kitchen, they were intent on respecting the […]

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  • Kitchen Crush

    The Kitchen We’re Crushing on Right Now

    By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Kat Alves Design: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab; Lori Brazier, lead designer Countertops: Dekton by Cosentino Appliances: Ferguson Custom Range Hood: Modern-Aire Pendants: Rejuvenation Barstools: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab Paint: Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist (walls) and Kentucky Haze (island) WHEN YOU HAVE three small children and two dogs (including a puppy!), […]

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  • Force of Nature

    Force of Nature

    By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Kat Alves Architect: Matthew Lechowick, Matthew Lechowick Design Contractor: Don Murphy, Kinetic Partners Cabinets: Platinum Construction Concrete Contractor: Jeremy Gyori, Gyori Development Corporation Tucked into a verdant hillside, this Newcastle home provides endless views of the great, wild outdoors. WHERE MOST PEOPLE ZIG, others zag. Ryan Vanni has been going […]

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  • Governor Jerry Brown

    Keeping Things Cool

    Keeping Things Cool at the Governor’s Mansion by Marybeth Bizjak Jerry Brown has come a long way from the 1970s, when he famously slept on a mattress on the floor during his first stint as governor. Recently, Brown and his wife moved into the historic Governor’s Mansion, which underwent a $4.1 million renovation. Among the […]

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