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Spicing Things Up

Doctors Rakesh and Swapna Parikh wanted their home—a beautiful but admittedly dated Tuscan-style house—to feel more like home. A modern dwelling that enveloped them in the vibrant hues and beloved rituals of India. Laura Neuman of PepperJack Interiors in...
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Blue Her Mind

It was supposed to be an Airbnb. But after Rebecca Ward came in to select finishes and furnishings, the homeowner of this custom new build had a major change of heart. “The client was so happy with...
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Uno, Dos, Tres

With vacations scratched and camps canceled, Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia are looking ahead to another long stretch of at-home time with their sons, Jack (7), Wyatt (4½) and Adler (2), and dog Murphy....
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Taking a Staycation

Home to: Jessica and Travis Wright and their cats, Suki and Miko Stats: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, back office Neighborhood: Curtis ParkInternationally known as @bontraveler, Jessica Wright has been used to a jam-packed life of jet-setting...
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On the Interior

Not all home offices are filled with leather-bound books or drowning in a menagerie of materials—at least not for these Sacramento-area interior designers. Sometimes they’re as simple as an organized tabletop. Other times, they’re...
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To Market, to Market

“It was your typical ’70s house,” says interior designer Christin Balzer, of Haven Studios, describing the original state of this Granite Bay flip. Her plans for it, however, were anything but typical. She and...
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Putting the “Craft” in Craftsman

Great bones, gorgeous design. Those are the signatures for this three-story Craftsman situated in the heart of East Sacramento. After moving from their longtime home in Rancho Murieta, the owners were eager to put...

Out in the Open

There are countless advantages to open-concept living. But when there aren’t any walls to define your primary living spaces, one small design change can quickly be a catalyst for a full overhaul. That’s exactly...
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A Taste of Spain

“When I think of traditional Spanish design, I see a beautiful blend of cultural motifs influenced in shape and pattern by nearby Morocco, coupled with the warmth of slightly rustic materials like wood and...
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Where the Magic Happens

Pops of color. Pieces of patterned paper. Tools both techy and elementary. A happy greyhound rescue named Baldwin basking in a sunlit spot. An occasional spider creeping out from a corner. Welcome to Christian...