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The ABCs of LEDs

How to get the best from this long-lasting, energy-efficient light source.

There are more than a few reasons to get better acquainted with the mighty light-emitting diode (LED). According to Energy…

Lauren Mang

The Right Shade of White for Every Room

Four rooms, four paint hues

A living room featuring Farrow & Ball “Old White,” No. 4.

Brigitte Long

Illuminating Ideas for Interior Design

A Georgetown interior designer suggests how Seattle home design can lighten up

The living room’s black and white striped rug and printed throw pillows create a sense of energy to complement the

Jennifer McCullum

Home Design Secrets: Top Tips from Seattle’s Experts

Seattle’s top designers on how to get the home you love

Dynamic Decor Dramatic contrasts in color and pattern infuse this Bellevue living room by Brio Design with a bright energy

By Jennifer McCullum with Sheila Cain, Brigitte Long and Lauren Mang

A New Off-Leash Master Plan Has Dog Owners Snarling

Seattle may have a rep as a city with more dogs than kids, but a new master plan for dog parks is in the works—and it’s not making dog owners happy

Winchester, one of Cole Eckerman’s dogs, enjoys a brief rest at the off-leash area in Genesee Park

Elaine Porterfield; additional research by Sarah Murphy

Why Indie Bookstores in Seattle are Thriving

Amazon’s incursion into brick-and-mortar territory could have independent bookstores shaking with fear—again. Instead, they’re not just surviving in Seattle, they’re thriving

A cafe at Ravenna’s Third Place Books invites patrons to sit down and read for awhile

Jean Riley