Home & Garden

A mom’s home & garden tour

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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From original oak floors and pellet stoves to Gothic-style gables and outdoor aviaries, the Gilroy Assistance League has lined up five historic homes in the heart of Gilroy for its 13th annual Impressions: Home & Garden Tour. With the money raised during the 2016 home tour, [...]

All aflutter with color

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Popular home decor trends like white on white kitchens, and barn door sliders, are no longer at the top of interior designers’ lists, so what are the “hot trends” for 2017? Teri Koss of Design Studio in Morgan Hill, began her career 35 years ago and says she doesn’t [...]

Shelter from the storm

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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After this winter’s storms, local residents realized just how important it is to perform routine checkups on their homes. A key step in ensuring a home’s safety and value is roof maintenance. Tom Sparling, longtime Morgan Hill resident and owner of Calpac Roofing since 1981, [...]

California dreamin’

This morning I heard someone at my local coffee shop say that she has lived in San Jose for 10 years and has never seen the hillsides look so green. I’ve lived here just about as long and I’m seeing not only lush hills, but also my backyard fruit trees exploding in bloom, [...]

Thinning fruit trees in the garden

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

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One of the best things about gardening in Santa Clara County is that, no matter how big your garden or how long you’ve been doing it, you get the sense that we’re all in it together. A heat wave can wilt a single patio garden tomato as easily a 100-foot row of lettuce. [...]

Fences to Furniture

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

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Amid the din of electric tools, chatter and loud music, the Terra Amico woodshop brims with creativity and bustles with energy. A thick layer of dust coats every item in sight, and sunlight beams through large open doors—catching sawdust particles in their wake. Just six years [...]
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