June 2013

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A design approach that's steeped in history and decorative arts

A design approach that's steeped in history and decorative arts

An architect and design historian, Thomas Jayne is known for his unique, self-defined "Decoration: Ancient and Modern" approach to interiors.
A light-filled surprise hides behind this Westport home’s traditional exterior

A light-filled surprise hides behind this Westport home’s traditional exterior

To suit the homeowners’ minimalist sensibility, architect Christopher Pagliaro designed a home respectful of the community on the outside, while leaving any hint of classic Connecticut at the doorstep.
Having shellfish?

Having shellfish?

Pick a shellfish, then a cooking method; we've got the perfect wine pairing for all of your favorite under the sea delights.
Designers Anthony Baratta and Susanna Salk share their stylish tablescapes

Designers Anthony Baratta and Susanna Salk share their stylish tablescapes

At this year's Red & White Ball top designers perfected their tablescapes for all to see. The annual event benefited the Metro New York North Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Chef Frederic Kieffer shares tips for entertaining on the water

Chef Frederic Kieffer shares tips for entertaining on the water

Take your next onboard get-together to the next level with these simple yet elegant menu ideas from Chef Frederic Kieffer, chef-owner of the Artisan Restaurant at the Delamar in Southport.
The French connection

The French connection

The American Friends of Versailles will be hosting their sixth Grand Gala Extraordinaire. This year's funds will help to preserve the frescos and architectural details of the Queen's Guard Room. Many of the group's events will contribute to restoring and preserving a piece of Versailles history.
A deep blue sea

A deep blue sea

A recent trip to Paris reveals the color blue's worldwide allure. From fabrics and wallpapers to porcelain and crystal, shades of blue from navy to lagoon appeared at both Paris shows Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off.
Beinfield Architecture and Havilande Whitcomb Design collaborate on a pool pavilion

Beinfield Architecture and Havilande Whitcomb Design collaborate on a pool pavilion

Greek temple and mid-century modern combine in a timeless poolside sanctuary with green features that help it naturally blend into the landscape.
Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour

Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour

Near & Far Aid and media sponsor CTC&G celebrated the art of living at the annual Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour.
Tips on hosting the perfect poolside affair

Tips on hosting the perfect poolside affair

Ina Garten's number one rule is keeping it simple and classic when it comes to hosting summertime get togethers. Design menus that are outdoor friendly, delicious and loaded with knock-'em-dead eye appeal!
Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Slow-roasted Filet of Beef With Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise

Slow-roasted Filet of Beef With Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise

Thyme-roasted Marcona Almonds

Thyme-roasted Marcona Almonds

Feeling blue?

Feeling blue?

Designer Amy Coe reveals her own passion for the color blue and shares her own tips on creating the perfect room using this versatile hue.
Designer Trudy Dujardin brings a Nantucket dream home to life

Designer Trudy Dujardin brings a Nantucket dream home to life

A family-style beach house is transformed into the perfect in-town perch. The traditional six-bedroom shingle-style cottage was one of three being built in a highly sought-after neighborhood that’s just a fifteen-minute walk to town, five minutes to the bike path and beach.
Design Stops Connecticut

Design Stops Connecticut

Cutting edge objects to buy & love
Designers Create Fabulous Tablescapes for The 2013 Red & White Ball

Designers Create Fabulous Tablescapes for The 2013 Red & White Ball

The Metro New York North Chapter of the American Red Cross with media sponsor Cottages & Gardens Publications held the annual Red & White Ball on May 11. Designers helped transform the NetJets Hangar at Westchester County Airport by creating fabulous tablescapes for guests to enjoy. Here are this year’s dazzling designs!
Red & White Ball 2013

Red & White Ball 2013

The Metro New York North Chapter of the American Red Cross and media sponsor Cottages & Gardens Publications held the annual Red & White Ball.
Summer Inspirations: Accessories, Appliances and Gifts

Summer Inspirations: Accessories, Appliances and Gifts

We've discovered some of this summer's must-have products. Give the gift of nautical inspired barware from maker MW Coastal Goods in Mystic to your beach loving friends or test out this pizza lover's dream by firing up Klaff's Artisan Fire outdoor pizza oven to create the perfect pie.
Summer Inspirations: Accessories, Appliances and Gifts Image Gallery

Summer Inspirations: Accessories, Appliances and Gifts Image Gallery

We've discovered some of this summer's must-have products.
Bathe in Luxury

Bathe in Luxury

Refresh your bathroom with new fittings, fixtures and more.
Discover peaceful Enders Island off of the coast of Mystic

Discover peaceful Enders Island off of the coast of Mystic

This little-known gem boasts serene waterfront gardens alongside heavenly views of the Sound. All are welcome to visit this 11-acre island, which is home to the Society of St. Edmund, an order of Catholic priests and brothers.
Inside stories behind Connecticut real estate deals

Inside stories behind Connecticut real estate deals

Connecticut's homes tend to be rich in history. So for our coastal collection of listings, we chose houses that have been lived in by notable people, including artist Helen Frankenthaler, playwright Larry Kramer and novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. See what listings offer lovely "living on the water" settings!
Measured Elegance

Measured Elegance

Update a classic look with one-of-a-kind handsome timepieces by Ralph Lauren to Cartie rand more.
Point One Architects creates a sculptural riverfront modern

Point One Architects creates a sculptural riverfront modern

Architect Rick Staub designed the 9,000-square-foot structure as a series of pods sited on the footprint of the original house, stepped up and angled slightly to capture views of the Connecticut River and the hills of Lyme.
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