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Staging Savvy

Prepping your home to sell is a little like putting your best self out there at a job interview. You dress to impress and play up your strengths. Same thing with a home sale. Adding...

Home is Where the Art Is

Art sets the tone in a home like nothing else. Individual pieces, acquired over a lifetime, tell stories and create depth, making one home strikingly different from any other. But recognizing art as a potent...

Handsome Spaces

Frank Mecca has much more than a passing interest in design. And it shows. Boy, does it ever. He’s been remodeling his circa 1929 East Sac Tudor since he moved in, and he’s not...

Smart Move

If you've ever had to make more than two big design decisions in a row, you know what doubt feels like. “Did I pick the right color? Is it too shiny? Too dull? Is that...

Making Merry

Ever get one of those robin’s egg-blue boxes tied up with a white satin ribbon? Walking through the door of a home decorated for the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour in East Sac is...

Modern Remodel in Land Park

While some of us might struggle with the idea of adding a bold, modern space to a house built in the early 20th century, Jon and Patti Jensen of Land Park didn’t. Not for...

Home & Garden: Bistro Style

By 10 o’clock on a warm Sacramento morning, designer Lynette Kleinfall has everything in apple-pie order. The breakfast dishes are done, the marble counter wiped clean. The coffee is brewed, the table set for...

Home & Garden: After the Lawn

If you look, you can see hints, Becky Mesker says. Subtle signs that an artist once owned the Sierra Oaks home she bought in 2006. She points out what she calls “little clues”: A...

Soak It Up

THE WALLS ARE BOLD AND BRIGHT and as refreshing as a raspberry sorbet or orange Creamsicle. Far from the subdued colors typical for bathrooms, these spirited tones start working their magic on your senses as...

Home Smart Home

The Honda Smart Home in Davis is a house of superlatives. The appliances are the most efficient. The furnishings are the most environmentally conscious. The construction materials have the lowest possible carbon footprint. Built...

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