Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from WestSound Magazine.


Time to Think About Birdhouses

Time to Think About Birdhouses

Late winter may not seem like the perfect time to think about birdhouses, but it is. As the days grow longer and temperatures moderate, our resident birds begin checking out possible nest sites. If your birdhouses are cleaned, repaired and in place during … read more

Benjamin Moore released its 2016 Color of the Year — Simply White OC-117, highlighting white as a timeless and versatile design statement.

Color Trends 2016

Benjamin Moore announced its Color of the Year — Simply White OC-117. The company also unveiled Color Trends 2016, a corresponding palette of 23 colors, to illustrate how white works within the color spectrum. White transcends style, and is seen in traditional, transitional … read more


Bathroom Hardware

Accepting Entries for our Bathroom Decorative Hardware Contest

Love your bathroom bling? WestSound Magazine is inviting readers to enter their decorative bathroom hardware installation into a contest. We all know that decorative hardware is an easy way to add some pizzazz to a space — and the best part, it requires … read more


Volunteer potatoes. On the right are the potatoes from the hugelkultur bed, on the left are ones from a standard bed.

The Mystery of ‘Potato Hollow Heart’

I love a good mystery, and the garden provides many puzzles. Sometimes I am stumped, but it sure is satisfying when the solution presents itself! Last spring, I decided to make use of some rotting pallets we had set aside. The wood was … read more

PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016
Innovation and Impact

Future Color and Design Trends

PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2016

For 2016, the trend forecast is highlighting more innovative color combinations for the home and interiors. As media outlets, including online resources, continue to move toward more evocative, imaginative and innovative uses of color, consumers are being exposed to color stories that are … read more


Finished bowls

Open Studio potters support Empty Bowls event

Hungry kids? In Gig Harbor? Most people would find the idea almost unthinkable in this community of lovely homes and a glistening harbor lined with pleasure-boat marinas. The reality is a much different story, as 25 percent of the students in the Peninsula … read more

Big Kitchen Bowls

Big Kitchen Bowls

The elephant in the room, or in this case, a hundred elephants in the room — a bowl. Everywhere and all the time, there is no shortage of these utilitarian items that have one calling — to hold things. Dictionary defines bowl basically … read more


valentines roses and chocolates

Five Tips for Approaching Your New Love

There’s a sweet scent rolling across the fields. Can you sense it? Do you feel it? That’s the aroma of new love in the air. It’s a glorious feeling, isn’t it? There are secrets untold, mysteries yet to be discovered and new avenues … read more

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’

The Many Faces of Bark

Now that winter is in high gear and the barren deciduous trees lost their leaves months ago, what’s left is their proverbial bones reaching to the sky. When deciduous trees are barren, single specimens can have a stark, architectural look to them. Yet … read more

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