Sunset Makeover: How I Turned a Random Space into a Dream Dressing Room

For the better part of a year, since moving to California, I’ve been living out of a suitcase and bouncing from one temporary residence to another. So when it came time for my designer, Lynn K. Leonidas, and I to carve out some closet space in my storage-challenged Victorian, I couldn’t resist a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw moment.

5 steps to a high-impact entry garden

The entry garden sets the stage for your modern home. In traditional home designs, a relatively solid exterior wall defined the house’s edge. The modern approach was to make the home’s exterior walls largely of glass and create a garden wall that defined the “edge” of the house, making the garden as much a part of the home as any […]

Editor’s Pick: 3 Perfect Wines for Casual Entertaining

Like most of us who work at Sunset, I love wine. But more than that, I love the way we drink wine in the West—with an attitude of casual celebration, whether it’s at a beach picnic or a backyard BBQ. Thanks to Sunset’s Firstleaf wine club, it’s easier than ever to get the good stuff delivered right to your door. […]

Sunset Makeover: How to Style Your Stairway Like a Pro

More than a mere way to get up and down a home, staircases represent an aesthetic opportunity—whether it’s a subtle design statement or a new seating area. Here, at Sunset’s 2016 Bay Area Idea House—get your tickets now!—interior designer Lauren Geremia let a simple plant and art piece speak volumes. Read on for more styling ideas that turn a stairway into a showstopper.