September's must-haves for the design obsessed shopper.
Trudy Dujardin, ASID, is known for sophisticated style, award-winning interiors and graceful, eco-elegant design. A LEED Accredited Professional and a passionate educator on environmental issues, Ms. Dujardin serves as an adjunct professor at Fairfield University, is an author and promotes beautiful design and holistic living through her blog holistichouse.com. Dujardin Design Associates creates interiors worldwide from offices in Westport and Nantucket.
Ring’s End offers customers an unparalleled selection of premium building products, paint and home fashions. Our beautiful showrooms are devoted to windows, doors, moulding, millwork, architectural hardware, kitchens and home fashions. The knowledgeable sales associates at Ring’s End make it easy to select the perfect products for your home. Ring’s End currently operates seven full service lumber and building material locations and eight stand alone paint centers, distinguishing itself as Connecticut’s largest Benjamin Moore retailer.
Twenty-five years ago Lillian August launched her home furnishings business along with the help of her sons Dan and John Weiss. Since then, Lillian August has developed a global reputation as a trend-setting resource for interior designers and homeowners, boasting four retail locations, 30 in-house interior designers, a thriving To The Trade program, online store and licensed furniture line with Hickory White. Love How You Live®
Christopher Peacock began his illustrious career in England in 1982. Whilst following his passion as a professional drummer,he took on a part time job delivering cabinetry for a family friend. He soon realized his talent for art and interior visualization was well suited for the job and his drumming career soon took a back seat to the slightly more lucrative cabinetry business.
Best Plumbing Tile & Stone's Kohler premier showrooms have been focused on providing a wide selection of choice and unrivaled customer service for over 50 years. With constantly updated showrooms and a tile gallery that makes tile selection a breeze. Best offered the area's most comprehensive selection of high quality plumbing fixtures, tile and stone. Unexpected guests are always welcome. Always the Best price.
While the past decade is merely a small portion of Duralee's 60+ year history of serving the design community, they have been filled with a series of important advancements and expansion of the fabric and furniture powerhouse. Ten years ago, Duralee was a different brand. The creation of an in-house marketing department in 2004 gave Duralee a fresh, new brand aesthetic. With the redesign of everything from logos to sample books, Duralee took on the colorful, exuberant persona that they are know for today.
Featured in the September 2014 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Bacco, INC. was included in the Decade of Design feature. Bacco, INC. is a full-service general contracting firm with locations in Fairfield and Westchester. They specialize in the high-end residential market, constructing new custom homes and renovations/additions to existing homes.
To celebrate CTC&G's 10 year anniversary, the following companies reflect back on their own 10 years: Austin Patterson Architects, Bacco, Inc., Best Plumbing Tile & Stone, Christopher Peacock, Dujardin Eco-Elegant Interior Design, Duralee, Lillian August, and Ring's End.
In the September issue of Connecticut Cottages and Gardens the Decade of Design feature includes the innovative and successful architect company, Austin Patterson Disston. Recently celebrating three decades of business, this company has been featured on five of our covers. The firm is known for its fresh and inventive architecture as it includes both traditional and modern design techniques. The firm now has offices in Connecticut and Long Island.
Meet some of the most talented and successful architects in the area, experts who understand the importance of a well-designed home.
Introducing talented and successful designers who have an eye for creating interiors that reflect your personal style.