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Mari Tzikas Suarez


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...
taste of spain

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...
illustrator christian robinson

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...
a new spin bar

A New Spin

“No up-to-the-minute host and hostess will be without this fascinating, functional, all-purpose bar…it will immediately become the center of social life in your home.” So reads the original sales catalog for Revolvodor, builder of custom...
making a splash

Making a Splash

Artist Cindy Wilson’s Davis property in Old Willowbank is a place for relaxation, inspiration and celebration. “If you see it and fall in love with it, buy it.” That’s what artist Cindy Wilson says about...
design shop interiors

Boho Appétit!

The talented Design Shop Interiors team shares their elevated and eclectic table-styling secrets. Why are the ladies of Design Shop Interiors breaking bread? Because they’ve had a breakthrough year. In addition to completing their most...
midtown development

The Heart of Midtown

A high-design, mixed-use development celebrates midtown’s diverse, discerning demographic through art. Building: Q19 Neighborhood: Midtown Sacramento Stats: Four stories, 68 residential units and 2,000 square feet of retail Interior Designer: Victoria Tanforan, Pacific Design...
soul happy

Feel Soul Happy

Some have said that one session with intuitive Aimee Leigh of Soul Happy, a sanctuary in historic downtown Folsom, has been more effective than a year’s worth of therapy. That’s because Leigh does things...
Brass & Oak

Home, Home on the Main

Brass & Oak brings high style to Placerville. One fully gutted building. Four furniture vignettes styled and staged. Eight hundred fabric samples folded and arranged. Seven different patterns of wallpapers meticulously hung. Countless throw pillows,...
Corri Chadwick

Hanging with Friends

Influencer Corri Chadwick charms up her walls with her favorite brands on Instagram. Influencer marketing can be a tricky thing, for both the influencer and the people to whom brands are marketing. Is it a...