October 2014

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A Behind-the-Seams Look at Fall’s Most Fabulous Fabrics

A Behind-the-Seams Look at Fall’s Most Fabulous Fabrics

Editorial Director D.J Carey and designer Kerry Delrose rounded up the season's most alluring fabrics, including those with gradient hues, a splash of lime and all-over tangerine. Get inspired with selections from top designers including Thibaut, Stark, Pollack, Weitzner, Liora Manné, Scumacher, Fonthill, Black Edition, Designers Guild, Kravet and more.
Designer Ellie Cullman's Fairfield County Home is an Ode to Americana

Designer Ellie Cullman's Fairfield County Home is an Ode to Americana

It's like the woman who has had the same hairstyle since high school,” says designer Ellie Cullman. “You have to change and grow if you want to stay modern.” Cullman, cofounder of Manhattan’s venerable decorating firm Cullman & Kravis, practices what she preaches, duly noted in the style evolution of her firm’s inimitable work. Firmly rooted in the traditional, Cullman’s approach to decor has evolved over the past decade: There’s a more modern bent to her classical roots, giving her interiors a younger and fresher feel.
Architect Roger Ferris’ Weston Home Reveals a Sense of Whimsy Through a Contemporary Lens

Architect Roger Ferris’ Weston Home Reveals a Sense of Whimsy Through a Contemporary Lens

Architect Roger Ferris is uncommonly poetic on the subject of renovation, a topic not known for its inherent lyricism. “It’s almost like adding another chapter to a novel that’s already been written,” Ferris says, speaking both of the process of adaptive renovation generally, and his Weston Tudor-house-turned-hybrid-modernist-residence specifically.
A Couple's Western-Style-Meets-Connecticut-Barn Aesthetic Takes Shape in Sharon, CT

A Couple's Western-Style-Meets-Connecticut-Barn Aesthetic Takes Shape in Sharon, CT

When Henry Smedley and Kathy Chow purchased 40 bucolic acres near Sharon in 2003, rather than rush to build their weekend retreat, the Manhattan-based couple opted to take time to understand their surroundings.
Deeds & Don'ts: Rennovated Properties

Deeds & Don'ts: Rennovated Properties

No matter their style, good architects design for the lives that are to be lived in the space. Put another way, a home is well designed only if it suits the lives of its owners—not the other way around. In keeping with the theme of this issue, here are places and spaces that have been beautifully designed or renovated by talented architects, designers or builders. But don’t take our word for it: With the fall real estate market underway, October is a great time to take advantage of weekends packed with open houses.
Connecticut Architects You Should Know

Connecticut Architects You Should Know

Meet some of the most talented and successful architects in the area, experts who understand the importance of a well-designed home.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Celebrates the Launch of Its Fall 2014 Collection

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Celebrates the Launch of Its Fall 2014 Collection

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and media sponsor CTC&G celebrated the launch of its fall 2014 collection. A fabulous luncheon was held at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ showroom in Greenwich with Cottages & Gardens Editorial Director D.J. Carey as the afternoon’s special guest.
CTC&G Toasts Its 10th Anniversary Issue at Fairfield County Antique and Design Center

CTC&G Toasts Its 10th Anniversary Issue at Fairfield County Antique and Design Center

CTC&G toasted its 10th anniversary issue at Fairfield County Antique and Design Center. Guests had the chance to view innovative vignettes designed by four talented designers: Lisa Hilderbrand, Krista Fox, Catherine Cleare and Lynn Morgan.
Designer Ellie Cullman's Fairfield County Home is an Ode to Americana

Designer Ellie Cullman's Fairfield County Home is an Ode to Americana

It's like the woman who has had the same hairstyle since high school,” says designer Ellie Cullman. “You have to change and grow if you want to stay modern.” Cullman, cofounder of Manhattan’s venerable decorating firm Cullman & Kravis, practices what she preaches, duly noted in the style evolution of her firm’s inimitable work. Firmly rooted in the traditional, Cullman’s approach to decor has evolved over the past decade: There’s a more modern bent to her classical roots, giving her interiors a younger and fresher feel.
Architect Roger Ferris' Weston Home Reveals a Sense of Whimsy Through a Contemporary Lens

Architect Roger Ferris' Weston Home Reveals a Sense of Whimsy Through a Contemporary Lens

Architect Roger Ferris is uncommonly poetic on the subject of renovation, a topic not known for its inherent lyricism. “It’s almost like adding another chapter to a novel that’s already been written,” Ferris says, speaking both of the process of adaptive renovation generally, and his Weston Tudor-house-turned-hybrid-modernist-residence specifically.
A Couple's Western-Style-Meets-Connecticut-Barn Aesthetic Takes Shape in Sharon, CT

A Couple's Western-Style-Meets-Connecticut-Barn Aesthetic Takes Shape in Sharon, CT

When Henry Smedley and Kathy Chow purchased 40 bucolic acres near Sharon in 2003, rather than rush to build their weekend retreat, the Manhattan-based couple opted to take time to understand their surroundings.
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