February 2015

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 Designer Robin McGarry Fills a Family Home with Lively Color and Sumptuous Textures

Designer Robin McGarry Fills a Family Home with Lively Color and Sumptuous Textures

Thanks to Netflix, we know that orange is the new black. But a vibrant house proves that orange isn’t alone: Apple green, Chinese red and a host of other colors are having their moment. “I’ve always enjoyed a lot of color—probably overdone it!” says the homeowner. “And I’ve always had color where I lived, but have played with different spectrums.” When she and her family moved into a traditional shingle-style house, she wanted to belie its traditional exterior with a bold statement inside. “When I looked for a designer,” she says, “I focused on designers who used colors I liked.”
Susan Bednar Long Uses a Palette of Pastels to Create Sophisticated, Unified Interiors in This Shingle-Style Weekend Getaway

Susan Bednar Long Uses a Palette of Pastels to Create Sophisticated, Unified Interiors in This Shingle-Style Weekend Getaway

Interior designer Susan Bednar Long probably would not claim color as her strongest suit. Sure, her projects feature well-integrated threads of blue here and some bold red accents there. But by her own admission, she’s no Jamie Drake (well known for his exuberant palettes). So, when a New York City couple tapped Long to design a weekend getaway that felt nothing like their full-time Tribeca digs, a monotone study in gray, she took a giant step outside her comfort zone.
C&G Shop the Look: A Spacious Den with Earth-Tone Accents

C&G Shop the Look: A Spacious Den with Earth-Tone Accents

A Connecticut home awash in pastels gets a healthy dose of chocolate-brown and burnt-orange accents in order to maintain a level of sophistication that is characteristic of designer Susan Bednar Long. Here, inspired pieces in a similar color palette.
C&G Shop the Look: A Graphic Guest Bedroom in a Bold Color Palette

C&G Shop the Look: A Graphic Guest Bedroom in a Bold Color Palette

Interior designer Susan Bednar Long fills a family's weekend getaway with unexpected things and tones that aren't too pure or saturated. Shop for fine home furnishings inspired by her graphic take on an inviting guest bed room.
Taming a Riot of Color is Anthony Baratta’s Specialty, as Shown in this Stratton, Vermont, Retreat

Taming a Riot of Color is Anthony Baratta’s Specialty, as Shown in this Stratton, Vermont, Retreat

Life in this uphill house is all about conquering the surrounding hills. For their second home, situated mid-slope in Stratton, Vermont, a New Canaan couple wanted to be able to open their kitchen door and slalom to the postcard-perfect village below.
A Fairfield County Farmhouse Meets Parisian-inspired Style in a Bright, Modern Space by Gilles Clement

A Fairfield County Farmhouse Meets Parisian-inspired Style in a Bright, Modern Space by Gilles Clement

Say the words “Connecticut farmhouse” and a certain aesthetic comes to mind: classic, traditional, maybe even a bit rustic. For designer Gilles Clement, whose contemporary take on a Fairfield County farmhouse was featured on last spring’s Near & Far Aid house tour, the opposite is true.
Graphic Rugs in Shades of Yellow, Blue and Red

Graphic Rugs in Shades of Yellow, Blue and Red

23 rugs, including selections from Edelman Leather, Stark, Tai Ping, Fort Street Studio, Patterson, Flynn & Martin, Dash and Albert, Aimee Wilder, Elizabeth Eakins, Nanimarquina, The Rug Company, Doris Leslie Blau, Mitchell, Gold + Bob Williams, Orley Shabahang, Ethan Allen, WorkOf and more, to give your interior shape.
Cocktail Rings in Candy Colored Hues

Cocktail Rings in Candy Colored Hues

Sweet rings in hues so addictive, it's hard to pick just one. Instead, try one of each, including Dean Davidson's Castle ring with moonstone, Turner & Tatler emerald-cut kunzite ring set in 14k rose gold, Fleurs de Psydélic's crystal ring set in rose-gold vermeil and more.
Deeds & Don'ts: Romantic Winterludes

Deeds & Don'ts: Romantic Winterludes

February is the month when we celebrate the great indoors. With the weather outside still frightful—some combination of snowy, sleety, gray and cold—few can resist the urge to nest for the next few weeks. So this column is dedicated to places and spaces for just that, whether the nesting’s done at the hearth, in a cozy kitchen or romantic master suite, or all around a home built to accommodate house parties and weekend guests.
Fuel Your Valentine's Day with these 8 Sensual Wines

Fuel Your Valentine's Day with these 8 Sensual Wines

Some wines are just sexier than others, with distinct aromas, textures and tastes that give them innate sex appeal. I’ve long been consumed with finding the wines best suited to fueling red-hot assignations. It turns out that certain winemakers share my compulsion.
 Designer Robin McGarry Fills a Family Home with Lively Color and Sumptuous Textures

Designer Robin McGarry Fills a Family Home with Lively Color and Sumptuous Textures

Thanks to Netflix, we know that orange is the new black. But a vibrant house proves that orange isn’t alone: Apple green, Chinese red and a host of other colors are having their moment. “I’ve always enjoyed a lot of color—probably overdone it!” says the homeowner. “And I’ve always had color where I lived, but have played with different spectrums.” When she and her family moved into a traditional shingle-style house, she wanted to belie its traditional exterior with a bold statement inside. “When I looked for a designer,” she says, “I focused on designers who used colors I liked.”
Susan Bednar Long Uses a Palette of Pastels to Create Sophisticated, Unified Interiors in This Shingle-Style Weekend Getaway

Susan Bednar Long Uses a Palette of Pastels to Create Sophisticated, Unified Interiors in This Shingle-Style Weekend Getaway

Interior designer Susan Bednar Long probably would not claim color as her strongest suit. Sure, her projects feature well-integrated threads of blue here and some bold red accents there. But by her own admission, she’s no Jamie Drake (well known for his exuberant palettes). So, when a New York City couple tapped Long to design a weekend getaway that felt nothing like their full-time Tribeca digs, a monotone study in gray, she took a giant step outside her comfort zone.
Taming a Riot of Color is Anthony Baratta’s Specialty, as Shown in this Stratton, Vermont, Retreat

Taming a Riot of Color is Anthony Baratta’s Specialty, as Shown in this Stratton, Vermont, Retreat

Life in this uphill house is all about conquering the surrounding hills. For their second home, situated mid-slope in Stratton, Vermont, a New Canaan couple wanted to be able to open their kitchen door and slalom to the postcard-perfect village below.
A Fairfield County Farmhouse Meets Parisian-inspired Style in a Bright, Modern Space by Gilles Clement

A Fairfield County Farmhouse Meets Parisian-inspired Style in a Bright, Modern Space by Gilles Clement

Say the words “Connecticut farmhouse” and a certain aesthetic comes to mind: classic, traditional, maybe even a bit rustic. For designer Gilles Clement, whose contemporary take on a Fairfield County farmhouse was featured on last spring’s Near & Far Aid house tour, the opposite is true.
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