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Rebecca Plumb and Claire Jones of Happy Hour Design Collective

A Power Hour Pair

“I’ll never design a kitchen or bathroom any other way again,” says Claire Jones, principal designer of Etch & Ivy and co-owner of the new Happy Hour Design Collective, which she opened with friend...

Culinary Arts

Interior designer Savita Sachdeva’s recipe for a dream kitchen? Function, style, sophistication and color. All of these variables are very apparent in the culinary transformation she pulled off for a family in Folsom. Sachdeva,...
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Nest: Placerville Redesign

Kristin and Chuck Mansfield moved from Healdsburg back to his hometown of Placerville, looking for a place to lay down roots. What they found—one of the only true midcentury-modern homes in the area—is now...
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Nest: Tudor With the Color Black

When you turn a patchy grass area into a gorgeous pool, an uneven brick patio into a sleek entertaining space, and a detached garage into a stylish home office and guest quarters, it’s not...
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Garage to Office Transformation

This 600-square-foot space is a virtual classroom, an art and design studio and a hangout space. A place to watch movies, to entertain guests and to exercise. And less than a year ago, it...
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Modern Farmhouse in Davis

It’s a major moment for many designers: designing your own home from the ground up. Except when Marin Wilson of Marin Design Co. dreamed up her growing family’s home in Davis more than four...
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Sexy & the City

When you live in a condo above Sacramento’s sexiest hotel, your home is destined to inherit some of that sex appeal, too. For the woman who inhabits this swank condo, that’s totally OK. In...
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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....