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What's Old is New Again

It is one of Sacramento's grandest houses on Sacramento's grandest street. Mira Flores, a Spanish-style estate built in 1928 by a member of the Crocker family, sits behind gates on a sweeping corner lot on...

Design Legacy

Local architect James Plumb, who died of cancer this past December at age 56, left an indelible mark on the Sacramento region.He was involved in some notable commercial projects, including the restoration of the...

One Room, Three Price Tags

Thumb through design magazines and you’ll see lots of photos of beautiful rooms. But you’ll rarely (if ever) read anything about how much those rooms full of gorgeous furniture cost.Money: It’s the dirty little...

Entertaining With Ease

So you want to throw a party—but you don’t want to spend days planning and prepping? Here’s how.If throwing parties were easy, everyone would do it, right? But the fact is that many...

Bridal Beauty

Looking Perfect on Your WeddingMakeup by Sherri Morris of BrushworxHair by Sheree Manzanares of Avanti Salonand Leia Roten of Lush Salon & SpaHair accessories and tiaras by Loan Concepcion of Bridal...

In The Cellar

What to do with a fabulous collection of wine? Store it in a professionally designed and built wine cellar.Local attorney Bill Kershaw started getting interested in wine in the early 1980s, and by...

RSVP

Almost everybody does some entertaining at the holidays. With all those events on the social calendar, how do you make your party stand out from the pack?We asked local chef Rebecca Reichardt, owner...

The New Kitchen

Ever since the first caveman rearranged his circle of rocks to create a bigger cooking fire, people have been remodeling their kitchens.The urge to make the kitchen bigger and better must be encoded...

Get Cooking

Mistakes to avoidRemodeling a kitchen is a complex and complicated process. Here are some common remodeling mistakes and how to avoid them.Not having a detailed plan. Know where you're going before you start demolition....

Secrets of the Recessionistas

Yeah, the economy stinks. So what? Just because your stocks are in the toilet and your job looks like it could vanish at any second doesn’t mean you have to wear sackcloth. You owe...

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