House Crush

Creative couple transforms Sebastopol ranch house into work of art

by Carole Kelleher for Sonoma Magazine, photography by Rebecca Chotkowski. A creative couple turns an ordinary ranch-style house into a joyful work of art. Carole Watanabe’s drive-by gallery faces Ragle Road in front of her Sebastopol home. Many travelers on Ragle Road in Sebastopol, Sonoma County have done double takes as an unremarkable, 1963 California ranch-style house has been slowly transformed […]

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.

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.  

Sunset Makeover: Get Free Kitchen Design Lessons from HGTV’s Scott McGillivray

Contemplating a kitchen remodel? I’m in the thick of one, and let me tell you, I’ve made some mistakes along the way. If only I’d had HGTV host Scott McGillivray to help me out. Well, thanks to Cambria, now you do—and if you’re in San Francisco on July 28, you can meet McGillivray for yourself.