Letter from the Editor: Home & Garden

A Fine Time For Design

Whether you’re eyeing a remodeling project involving your kitchen, bedroom or bath, or perhaps you’re thinking about designs for a new custom home, we have some pics to inspire you!

Debby Larsen on a photo shoot at the home of Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas. Photo by Thomas Veneklasen.

Once again we publish the annual Design Excellence Awards that were recently handed out by the Arizona South Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). You’ll see a wide range of projects, including some exterior spaces. Peruse our pictorial of winning entries beginning on page 28.

Our featured home this month originally was built in the early 1960s by the Esparza family, and was remodeled by the next generation — Sam Esparza and his wife Jennifer. The makeover retains features that the couple enjoyed about the home, but updates it to be more functional for the 21st century. See their story on page 22.

Many Tucsonans have discovered the benefits of taking part in the Pima County Master Gardener Program, which is now celebrating 35 years. According to the UA Cooperative Extension, “Arizona Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who serve as community educators. They work with the University of Arizona providing research-based information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping to the public.” Learn more about their history and how you can participate starting on page 46.

Lastly, we visited the home of local physician Arianna Sholes-Douglas, who loves to cook for her family when time allows.

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