April 2014

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Posh Wallpapers in Haute Hues

Posh Wallpapers in Haute Hues

Smart, cheerful color schemes make interiors smile for spring. Co-produced by interior designer Patrick Mele and CTC&G editorial director D.J. Carey, browse the latest posh papers in haute hues from the trade’s top fabric houses.
Lee Ann Thornton Keeps it Fresh and Young for a Family of Five

Lee Ann Thornton Keeps it Fresh and Young for a Family of Five

Interior designer Lee Ann Thornton likes to plan ahead. So much so that when a young couple seeks her expertise for their home, she often begins by envisioning the baby shower, followed by the tenth birthday party, high school graduation, maybe a wedding in the living room. “I think about families being together and being together in every room of the house,” she says. “I think, too, about every joyous celebration that a family could observe over the years. I design with that in mind.”
Philip Gorrivan's Treehouse Is a Fantasy Come to Life

Philip Gorrivan's Treehouse Is a Fantasy Come to Life

A couple of years ago, designer Philip Gorrivan designed a tree house at his Washington, CT, house for his two kids, but admits that having a tree house was always a fantasy of his. Not wanting anything too cutesy, he dreamed up a structure with a sleek Scandinavian-like feel and had a local carpenter bring his vision to life. Standing 40 feet tall, the structure is clearly the work of a designer.
An 18-Century Farmhouse Gets a New Life in Picturesque Silvermine

An 18-Century Farmhouse Gets a New Life in Picturesque Silvermine

Since the late 17th century, historic Silvermine has morphed from a rural farming community into a coveted suburban neighborhood. It was in this quaint corner of Connecticut with its narrow winding roads meandering through thickly wooded homesteads that Lisa and Eric Hilderbrand set their hopes on finding a remodeling project. “It was 2001, and I was casually seeing what was on the market in the antique fixer-upper department,” says Lisa Hilderbrand, an interior designer. “And there it was: 7,200 square feet, seven fireplaces, seven bedrooms, sleeping porches and a ballroom.”
Eight Questions for Patrick Mele

Eight Questions for Patrick Mele

CTC&G enlisted interior designer Patrick Mele to co-produce its April wallpaper feature, “Express Yourself.” Here, he dishes on his creative process, new company (Sauvage/Savant) and love for patterned papers.
Slowly Navigating the Rivers and Canals of Burgundy on The Amaryllis

Slowly Navigating the Rivers and Canals of Burgundy on The Amaryllis

The Amaryllis, one of five luxury barges operated by Afloat in France, was our hotel (or péniche-hotel, as the locals call it) for exploring Burgundy, floating down the river Saône and the Canal du Centre.
In the Garden

In the Garden

Creative ideas to design the perfect garden oasis in your own back yard - from the latest products to landscapers, furniture and accessories
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