Color. Size. Style. 2

These are three tools that can rejuvenate your home, and you’ll find articles about them in this issue. For a fresh new color scheme, look outside your window at our natural environment here in Central Oregon, and notice the color palette that surrounds us. Then, integrate those colors into your home, and pair with beautiful contrasts to bring the outside in.

If you’ve ever entertained the idea of transitioning to a smaller home, read the stories of a few bold individuals who have taken big steps to downsize their living spaces.

Step inside this issue’s Open House, showcasing a beautifully designed home at Widgi Creek. Get a glimpse of how the homeowners’ vision for a second home inspired by childhood memories at Mount Bachelor became a reality with this rustic lodge-style home.

This issue also brings you tips for gardening in our challenging high desert climate in our “The Fruits (& Vegetables) of Our Labor” story.

Have you noticed the growing number of distilleries around Bend? Read the story about the rise of whiskey here in our craft beer town and venture out to visit them.

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