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Sunset September 2017

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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behind the scenes

EVER SINCE I WAS A KID, I’ve loved reading about other people’s houses. I’d cut photos from old design magazines and slide them into a scrapbook divided into chapters: “Cabin Life,” “Cottage,” etc. When Pinterest arrived, I would lose hours on the trail of one jaw-dropping interior after another, eventually finding my way to a kitchen remodel with semicustom cabinetry painted in a luminous Farrow & Ball hue. That’s how I came to know of Sarah Sherman Samuel, whose Palm Springs A-frame (page 72) is captured on this month’s cover. There aren’t many houses that are more quintessentially Sunset than an A-frame in Palm Springs. What makes Sarah’s home seem especially appropriate is its seamless mix of high-low elements and its fresh take on nostalgia. (It takes guts to go all…

1 min.
faux-flower master

Tiffanie Turner’s paper blooms demand a double take. From a peony’s wispy stamen to a clenched gathering of ombré petals at the center of a dahlia, her intricate creations are nothing short of magical. In her new book The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals (Watson- Guptill; $25), the San Francisco–based architect turned artist shares step-by-step instructions for dozens of realistic blooms, as well as for projects from paper flower crowns to daisy chains and her signature giant flowers. The meticulous processes she’s forged for bending, coloring, and adhering petals testify to her unflinching floral devotion. “I’m a studier of botany,” says Turner, who was an artist-inresidence at S.F.’s de Young Museum last year. “I just duplicate the reality.”…

1 min.
beach vibes, 2ways

TROPICAL THROWBACK Design firm Official Mfg. Co of Portland drew from midcentury architect Vladimir Ossipoff, the godfather of Hawaiian modern, to inform the revamp of the 251-room Laylow, the latest from Marriott’s Autograph Collection. FIRST IMPRESSIONS Hand-painted plumeria wallpaper by Michael Paulus and vintage hula dashboard dolls are among the eye candy. POOLSIDE Teal cushions, round rattan chairs, and bursts of tropical green lend the rooftop lounge and pool a secluded vibe. BAR SCENE The bar at the Hideout restaurant is made of colorful marmoreal, paired with tiki-inspired trim and vintage stools. BEST DESIGN DETAIL Love the Monsteraleaf wallpaper in your room? Visit the gift shop, where the pattern is repeated on a custom Kiriko hat. RETRO COASTAL A short stroll from the boardwalk, the 1963 Dream Inn is an onlyin- California spot to spend the night.…

1 min.
cool coffee joint

BEST WHEELS Fun, feminine, fierce: That, in a nutshell, is Lady Falcon Coffee Club. Based in San Francisco, the mobile coffee bar is the brainchild of longtime coffee roaster Buffy Maguire, who grew up in the city’s Sunset District and owns several cafes there. Her business may be roving, but it’s rooted in place: The 1948 GMC truck Maguire refurbished and painted sea green inside embodies what she calls “the grit, beauty, and rust” of the Sunset District, with its fog and salt-sprayed pastel homes. Lady Falcon, too, is the namesake of a local women’s bicycling club formed in the 1880s, when corseted ladies were just beginning to enjoy the freedom of going for a ride. Like those women, Lady Falcon Coffee Club bucks pretension, with signature drinks, like a cascara-hibiscus…

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3 spots to sample (yes) goat yoga

BEST STRETCH WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OR Last August, Lainey Morse launched Goat Yoga (left; $45; goatyoga.net), which emphasizes happiness and laughter over concentration and form by taking the practice outdoors and introducing cute goats into the equation. “We were in the middle of the election [cycle], and people were sick of the negativity,” Morse says. “This came at the perfect time; it’s hard to take yourself too seriously when you’re cuddling a goat.” Morse launched a quirky yet appealing trend that draws newbies and pros alike. “It’s less intimidating—the animals create a cheerful distraction,” she says. BERTHOUD, CO At the family-run Just Kidding Acres, 19 baby goats roam freely during the small-group sessions hosted by Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga ($25; rockymountaingoat yoga.com). Cofounder Jim Naron says it’s the billies’ sociable and goofy personalities that people…

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sofa game changer

“Pillows should be used with abundance—they’re fun and easy to decorate with,” says Kelly Bedford Willrich (pictured, on right). The pint-size mercantile she runs with business partner Melanie Mount (on left) puts that principle into practice. Clocking in at a mere 150 square feet, The Cushion Shop by Well Made Home packs every inch of its Marin Country Mart location with custom throw pillows in remarkable fabrics, including a washed indigo by St. Frank and a tie-dye by Raoul Textiles. The shop is known for adding a boho spin to trad interiors. “Right now, we’re in love with overdyed mud cloth pillows, particularly in pinks and blues. We mix them with faded batik in a range of colors,” says Mount. Most of the fabric is typically available only to the…