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The Home

Each issue of our magazine showcases new or remodeled homes, including our design series, appliances, and the latest in kitchen and bath features. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version today to see all of what we have to offer!

Creative Tablescapes 2022

Creative Tablescape Competition Winners 2022

WestSound Magazine received an abundance of creative tablescapes. The choices were all wonderful, but our tablescape judges made the difficult decisions — plus, there was a tie for third place. Thank you to all who took the time to submit your tablescapes. And … read more

Heath Wellness
Design|Build

Supporting Health and Wellness Through Human-Centric Lighting, Technology and Comfort (Part 2)

Human Centric Lighting Human-centric lighting (HCL) is the art and science of designing interior lighting systems that mimic natural light, be it daylight or darkness. Exposure to the “right” light can render a positive biological impact on the master clock in your brains … read more

Kitchen Bowls
Contemporary Thrifting with Amy

On the Search for Kitchen Bowls

Let me put the kitchen bowl subject aside while I tell you a short thrifting story. “Contemporary Thrifting” is an article series about one vintage item, preferably post-midcentury, that I find in a community thrift shop. I also like to delve into the … read more

Biophilia
Design|Build

Biophilia: Incorporating Healthy, Natural Concepts Into Your Design

From neighborhood grocery stores to local nurseries and your own backyard, plants bring comfort and health. They bring sensory gifts that you may miss or take for granted in your spinning days’ activities. The physical and spiritual value of plants is part of … read more

Home Wellness Design
Design|Build

Supporting Health and Wellness by Combining Accessible Design with Comfort and Sustainability (Part 1)

Editor’s note: In this multipart article, we examine what is likely to become an enduring trend — health and wellness — and how it’s impacted by the decisions you make about your home environment. What does the combination of accessible design, comfort and … read more

Incredible Kitchens 2022
Design|Build

Incredible Kitchens 2022

The kitchen is a cornerstone in any home. It’s where we cook dinner and where we gather with friends and family. Everyone wants a beautiful kitchen, but remember, this is a functional space as well. Choose finishes and materials that will stay on … read more

Hygge Home

A Hygge Home Balances a Full Life

A Bainbridge Island woman distilled the world into...

Maggie Hansen traveled the world. Then she came to Bainbridge Island, where she put everything she’d discovered about home comfort and convenience into her own little piece of the world. After visiting or living in countries from Spain, Norway and France to Japan, … read more

vintage wok
Contemporary Thrifting with Amy

Goodwill of Port Orchard

Climb aboard for an exciting ride as we enter the world of contemporary thrifting. You’ve heard me say that before, but this time, “turn and run” — the creep meter is registering, and this one makes little sense (at first, anyway). I saw … read more

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake
Our Daily Bread

Chocolate is for Lovers!

A Dessert for Valentine's Day

Chocolate’s journey to becoming popularly associated with love and romance as a decadent indulgence began in Mesopotamia. Believing it had curative powers, the Mayan and Aztec upper classes consumed liquid chocolate mixed with additives such as cornmeal, vanilla and honey. Cacao beans became … read more

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