Letter from Editor


Editor Debby Larsen at a photo shoot.
Photo by Thomas Veneklasen.

Putting the “New” in New Year

We all know what January brings — a growing list of projects around the home! A goal for many of us is starting 2018 with a fresh look to our outdoor spaces. Our cover story highlights the impressive patio and garden of Robbie and Rich Moret. With the expertise of Dean Alexander of Blue Agave Landscape Design the backyard went from blah to beautiful. See the results starting on page 14.

When it comes to our living areas, change can be not just a one-time thing, but an ongoing concept. We profile the home of Anne and Robert Segal, whose interior space is designed to shrink or expand on demand. Read about this amazing “convertible” house, beginning on page 20.

Sometimes it’s just one room that needs a refresh. On page 26, we feature a project by award-winning ASID designer Andrea Rodriquez, who gave a kitchen a colorful makeover.

A mirror can be the ideal way to change the ambience of your living room, bedroom or bathroom. Reflect on some of the unique options from local vendors on page 32.

And although the holidays are over, chances are that cooking and baking may still be occupying your thoughts. Judith Baignet King, the former owner of Culinary Concepts Cooking School, continues to share her expertise throughout the state. Turn to page 30 for two of her favorite recipes.