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Sunset April 2018

SUNSET celebrates your love of Western living. Discover new weekend and day trip destinations, inspiring homes and gardens, and fast and fresh recipes that highlight the West's great local ingredients. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Sunset Publishing Corporation
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love story

I HAVE A PROBLEM: I go crazy over houses and gardens. We’re talking instant, uncontrollable infatuation, the kind that leaves you blindsided and weak in the knees like a teenager. And just like in high school, the object of my affection is rarely the pictureperfect hotshot—the captain of the football team or the turnkey McMansion. Where’s the fun in that? Give me the projects, the fixer-uppers, the diamonds in the rough; the shy boy in the back of the classroom, the creaking Victorian with an attic full of rats. Which is all a roundabout way of saying that makeovers are my jam. This issue is for everyone out there whose heart beats faster for an older home. The first time I met Rusti Porter and Martin Geraghty, owners of Sonoma’s The…

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new & now

Beyond bunnies Hosting Easter this year? Kick things up a notch with our DIY egg-decorating tutorial, elegant spring tabletop ideas, easy succulent baskets, and delicious recipes for your holiday gathering: sunset.com/ easter. Richmond night market We recently spent a day in Richmond, B.C., home of one of the continent’s largest and most impressive outdoor markets. Go on an extended tour of its offerings at sunset.com/richmondmarket. Floral arrangements Turn seasonal blooms into stunning decor: sunset.com/arrangements. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: JOSHUA JOHNSTON; JEFFERY CROSS; THOMAS J. STORY…

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new color crush

TIP: To achieve this level of texture, apply two layers of rounded X brushstrokes over a coat of verticals. Utah stylist and interior designer Meta Coleman became besotted with the mottled, cloudlike finish of limewash after visiting a friend’s home in Sweden. The traditional European wall application made of lime putty, mineral pigment, and water is earthkind and chemical-free. “There’s richness, depth, and dimension to it,” says Coleman, who chose a salmontaupe hue to add warmth and to complement her home’s vintage decor. “It spreads on easily and dries fast; even the accidental drips blend in a little bit. It’s just part of the charm.” To get the look, she applied three coats of Domingue Architectural Finishes in Dusk (from $26/liter, 713/961-5270). DIGITAL BONUS See the step-by-step process in action at sunset.com/limepaintvideo.…

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makeover shortlist

We’re loving the clean-lined throwback to tradition spotted all over this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Here are four of our favorites.…

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cabin fever returns

When architecture and interiors photographer Ben Rahn traveled the country capturing 17 distinctive residences for The Modern A-Frame (Gibbs Smith, 2018; $30), one thing quickly became apparent. “Nobody boring lives in an A-frame,” he says. “They all have interesting stories, and they’re all doing interesting things.” Whether it’s a luxe lodge in Beverly Hills built from a Sears kit in 1963 or a more unusual adaptation that floats off a dock in Seattle, many of the houses he profiles in this shelfie-ready volume are rooted in nostalgia. “What I came to realize is that owners had some sort of childhood connection to A-frames,” Rahn says, be it a cherished vacation rental or a home they watched their father build by hand. “In some cases, they hadn’t even realized it.” CLOCKWISE FROM…

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boot stomping

Don’t have five months—or the cardio regimen—to hike 2,650 miles? Here’s a book that tells you how to tackle the epic Pacific Crest Trail, which turns 50 this year, in two-to nine-day doses. In Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California (Mountaineers Books, 2018; $25), author and photographer Philip Kramer uses his 2013 start-to-finish PCT trip to focus on backpacking the celebrated route, covering the 740-mile Northern California section from Tuolumne Meadows to Donomore Pass. The final in a series of four titles encompassing the entire trail, the book details particulars such as top campsites, water sources, noteworthy side trips, road access, permits, gear, and views—with 150 full-color photographs you’ll wish were poster-size. For daily inspiration (and motivation) follow @hikethepct on Instagram. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BEN RAHN FROM THE MODERN…