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Great Regional Magazines-San Francisco Cottages and Gardens

While working on a current project I came across a lovely kitchen that had been featured in SF Cottages and Gardens  This prompted me to take a closer look. I am continually impressed with the content of the regional magazines since many of our national publications have disappeared.   The Cottages and Gardens franchise seems to be doing a great job in the areas they cover.  Let’s take a look at our local version. 
The most recent publication features this gorgeous home in Sonoma by the Amazing Backen, Gillam and Kroeger.  I wrote about Howard Backen’s book here.  My favorite book of all time.  If you don’t have it in your library you should.  You can buy it here.

The design team devised three modern barn structures that enable the homeowners to rest and recharge.:

Some of my favorite spaces from past issues
Architect Ken Lindsteadt and designer Marie Turner Carson undertook a renovation that would respect the home:

Atop Telegraph Hill, leading designers transform the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase house into a chic contemporary home.:

Vibrant paper in bedroom alcove Locust-05:
Tour a Historic Church Transformed into a Cozy Family Home:
Atop Telegraph Hill, leading designers transform the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase house into a chic contemporary home.:
Jeff and Tray Schlarb, the design duo behind Green Couch, create a contemporary oasis for their young family.:

Andrea Cochran Transforms the Grounds of an Atherton Property into a Sublime Formal Garden:

If you would like to see more gorgeousness or  subscribe you can go here.

Reader Interactions



    The environments photographed were beautiful and no one talks about the colors and details of the rooms of the interiors we understand that details and colors would fit right inside an apartment.

  2. Karen says

    What fresh rooms. I love their simplicity and the inviting, casual feel of each room.
    I'll have to check out the magazine online.
    Thanks, Cindy

  3. Holly Boyle says

    My childhood home in Wisconsin was floor to ceiling windows in the living room so you could enjoy the lake view. That first home makes me homesick now that my childhood home has been razed and replaced with a McMansion. I would love to curl up and take a nap on the couch in front of the fire in that first home. Do you think they would mind?

  4. Joni Webb says

    I love that first family room with the blues. The state of magazines is just sad. But I do think it's a sign of the times. The internet had changed the way we get our news. Magazines are included in that.

    • Cindy says

      That is why many of us get our decor fix from you Joni. You put more effort into your posts than many magazines put into an article. I still love magazines because I can refer back to them. However I have to be honest Pinterest is what I use the most.

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