• Manetti Shrem Art Museum

    Open Invitation

    A new art museum is built with interaction in mind. By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Iwan Baan, Courtesy of SO–IL and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson One of the most architecturally significant buildings to be erected in the United States in the past year is right in Sacramento’s backyard. The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum […]

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  • Plank Expression Stikwood

    Plank Expression

    Sacramento-based manufacturer Stikwood is taking the interior design world by storm. By Catherine Warmerdam Photo Courtesy of 1 Chic Retreat Inspiration can strike at the most unexpected moments, and so it was for Jerry McCall. A master woodworker and self-described “serial entrepreneur,” McCall was on a road trip from Sacramento to Vancouver, B.C., with his wife, […]

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  • Designing the Arena

    Designing the Arena

    By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Jason Sinn When Sacramento Kings executives Chris Granger and Matina Kolokotronis hired David Bradford Lee to design the interiors for the new downtown arena, they gave him one clear directive: to make Golden 1 Center unlike any other arena in the country. Lee was in charge of every bit of […]

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  • Nejiri sacraper garden tool

    Our Must-Have Garden Tool

    By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Jason Sinn IT’S NO SURPRISE that the country that gave us samurai swords and Korin kitchen knives also makes some impressive hand tools for the garden, including this small wonder. The Kusakichi brand Nejiri scraper is a compact hoe with a sharp blade, making it the ideal implement for weeding, […]

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  • Bedroom Haven

    How to Make Your Bedroom a Haven

    By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Donald Satterlee A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP is essential to your health and well-being, which is why the room where you spend one-third of your day ought to function as a sanctuary, a place where you can retreat from the stresses of daily life. Miche Monteiro, a lead designer with Benning […]

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  • Hanging Out in Oak Park

    By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Wes Davis THIS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD is quickly becoming the place to be for Sacramento design obsessives. A slew of new boutiques, design businesses and places to eat and drink have recently opened in the vicinity of Broadway Triangle, architect Ron Vrilakas’ stylish mixed-used development. Here’s a look at some of […]

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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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  • Oh What a Beautiful Morning

    Oh What a Beautiful Morning

    by Catherine Warmerdam Photography by M Portraits Event Planner and Designer Kate Whelan created a spring brunch tableau that proves just how chic a late-morning celebration can be. “Brunch always feels like a bit of an indulgence, so I wanted to capture that elegance but still keep it comfortable enough for a weekend morning,” says […]

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  • Bottle and Barlow

    Place Study: Bottle and Barlow

    by Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Jason Sinn “A barbershop bar was something I’d wanted to do for a really long time,” says Sacramento interior designer Whitney Johnson, who brought the idea to Anthony Giannotti, a close friend who just happens to be the city’s It barber. Giannotti partnered with veteran bartender Jayson Wilde to get the […]

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  • The Right White

    The Right White

    There are Hundreds-no, thousands-of shades of white paint on the market. They range from warm to cool, soft to bright. We asked local designers to share their absolute, all-time favorite. by Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Dave Adams SWISS COFFEE Kelly Moore “It’s my go-to white paint. It doesn’t take on surrounding colors, so you can […]

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