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Kravet’s New E-Commerce Site Enlists the Eyes of HB Home’s Pat Healing and Dan Barsanti

In mid-April, Kravet announced a new to-the-trade only website, curatedkravet.com, that offers designers a hand-picked selection of ready-to-ship home furnishings and accessories. The initiative partners with an array of tastemakers—including Connecticut’s own Pat Healing and Dan Barsatni of HB Home—to create stylized vignettes for an exclusive, shop-the-room experience.

Decorating Duo Bernt Heiberg and William Cummings Deck Out a Period Cottage in Sag Harbor

The Oslo-born designer, Bernt Heiberg, half the firm of New York–based Heiberg Cummings, was instantly attracted to the small two-story Victorian with its cedar shakes and ornate porch. His partner in all things, William Cummings, who is as American as Colorado, California, and Georgia, where he was raised, was all for it the minute they saw the interior.

Metalworker Kenneth Nilson Puts an Industrial Spin on Lighting

It’s hard to imagine that Kenneth Nilson finds inspiration in bold Moroccan prints and de Gournay wall coverings, given the complex geometric construction and sleek metal frames of his laser-cut light fixtures. He specializes in intricate laser-cut metalwork, much of it sold at Profiles in the New York Design Center, and creates custom commissions for decorators such as Jamie Drake.

Craving Great Food and Drink Under the Stars? Take it Outside!

Explore the city’s seductive outdoor dining options that range from bistros to cafes. Enjoy the open air at these four alfresco eateries: Santina, Tavern on the Green, Cafe Clover and Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro.

Meg Braff Designs a Family-Friendly Southampton Getaway

Designer Meg Braff recently brought a beach house picture to life in the Southampton getaway of Katy Shea, her husband, and their four children. Shea and her husband tied the knot just three years ago and found they needed a vacation spot that was big and bright enough to accommodate their relatively new brood.

Decorator Timothy Whealon Applies His Classic Sensibility to a Modernist, Glass-walled Getaway in Southampton

Timothy Whealon decorated a modernist, glass-walled house he for a young family in Southampton. But while the open floor plan and light-flooded rooms provided an ample canvas for the New York–based designer to create airy, crisp interiors that complement the house’s clean lines and staggering vistas, the project was also a bit of a departure for him.

Designer Melanie Coddington Gives a Castro Victorian a Fresh New Face

Interior designer Melanie Coddington gives a circa-1900 Victorian quiet glamour with a blush palette, chic prints and feminine-but-modern furnishings.

Kykuit, a Historic American Treasure, is Less Than an Hour from Midtown Manhattan

A turn of the century grand country residence located in the Pocantico Hills, is one of total surprise: a stupendous example of American country house living. Kykuit was originally designed by Delano & Aldrich and substantially expanded in the years that followed.

Oscar de la Renta Home's Spring Collection Builds on the Foundation of the House that Oscar Built

Building on the past is a cornerstone of the Oscar de la Renta Home philosophy that’s clearly reflected in the company’s spring 2015 collection. On her first anniversary at ODLR Home, Creative Director Carolina Irving discusses connections between fashion and home, plus tips on creating an elegant tabletop.

Congratulations to the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards

An Apartment in U.N. Plaza Gets Interpreted Anew by Interior Designer Victoria Klein

Before finding her calling as an interior designer, Victoria Klein ventured down a few other creative paths. Architecture came first, followed by set design (via a brief stint in Hollywood) and later fashion design, which Klein jumped into upon resettling in her native New York.

A Springtime Gathering of Garden Critters and Blooms

Give into your inner flower child with these nature-inspired jewels. Tiffany's blue butterfly brooch from the Blue Book Collection, a sapphires and pearl Chickadee brooch, circa 1930, from Steven Fox Jewelry and a diamond Florette bracelet from Carelle all feature elements of the springtime.

Jane Ellsworth’s Garden is an Ode to English Country Style

If you’re a hard-core garden Anglophile and a sucker for the tumbling cacophony of lush mixed borders barely contained within a tidy pattern of low, clipped box, then this is the garden for you. Jane Ellsworth’s Garden has the breezy confidence of a seasoned traveler and the subtle eye of a true artist.

Rising Star: Kapito Muller Interiors

Designers Alyssa Kapito and Vivian Muller discuss their Manhattan-based firm Kapito Muller, completing an Upper West Side apartment for a professional chef and details about their crisp and clean, yet approachable design.

Designer Paul Davis Dreams Up a Soft, Sumptuous Palette for His Greenwich Village Apartment

When Paul Davis opens the door to the inviting abode he shares with his partner, Julio Hernandez, any trace of apartment envy quickly dissolves into utter admiration. Think cool, yet romantic; think collected, yet relaxed; think a soothing study in color and flow. It’s a place you’d want to come home to every night, and also one you might not ever want to leave. With fine bones, exquisite proportions, a working fireplace, and large casement windows, Davis and Hernandez’s Greenwich Village pad could very well be the dream apartment.

Top Designers Tell Us Their Favorite Space-Saving Trick

Get the inside scoop on how top New York designers, including Young Huh, Michelle Smith, Bunny Williams, Darci Hether, Elaine Griffin, Drew McGukin, make the most out of less square footage.

Sip Like a Savant with the Help of Master Sommelier Ian Cauble's New Website

If you’ve ever wished you possessed the erudition of the sommelier who so superbly guided pairings at your last dinner outing, a new online service offers the next best thing. Master Sommelier Ian Cauble and business partner Brandon Carneiro have launched SommSelect, a website for enthusiasts that provides access to their trove of knowledge and a carefully curated selection of wines.

Frances Homan Jue Explores the Wonders of England’s National Trust Gardens

An Elizabethan gatehouse overlooking a garden filled with white roses and ancient yew hedges. The warm, gray-and-ochre stone of castle towers reflected in the water of a moat beneath. These were just a few of the things woven into the fabric of my daily life growing up in Southeast England as we explored nearby historic castles and gardens cared for by the National Trust, a nonprofit organization that conserves more than 350 natural and manmade sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Latest Trends in Outdoor Furniture: Interior Sensibility Meets Outdoor Capability

Create a patio paradise with the latest trends in outdoor furniture including our picks from Ethan Allen, B&B Italia, Dedon, Gloster, Sifas, RH, McGuire, Roche bobois, Tommy Bahama Home, and Arthaus.

This Old Lyme Property Had All the Ingredients for a Stellar Estate, Given a Little Imagination and a Lot of Creativity

When Philip and Robin Schonberger began their quest for the perfect property, he asked her if focusing on waterfront homes might be apropos. It was the 1927 Colonial Revival along the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme with a row of 80-year-old welcoming maples, 10-acre parcel and the river’s slow ripple effect that won them over.

A Native Plant Species Inspires a Home by Schwartz and Architecture

When architect Neal Schwartz and his team first visited their client’s site in the foothills of Sonoma Valley, they entered an otherworldly realm. Far from wanting to disrupt this natural element, he took it as inspiration for the design of a 3,500-square-foot family retreat, which will begin construction this summer.

Art and Function Intertwine in Silvia Song’s Sculptural Wood Tableware

At first glance, one might see Silvia Song as a woodworker or a woodturner. But neither moniker, says the artist, is quite accurate. Instead, Song often describes herself as a “wood potter.” At her studio in the East Bay, she hand-lathes maple, cypress, redwood, white oak and walnut into exquisite bowls, serving boards and butcher blocks that showcase materiality and purity of form.

Ten Essential Accessories for Living the Good Life Al Fresco

From Kate Spade’s Glass water pitcher to Elaine Smith’s sartorial pillows and Merritt’s Artisan tile plates, we bring you the a list of luxury tabletop decor and backyard essentials. Here are ten essential outdoor accessories we love.

Cultivate Your Collection with 12 Gardening Books That Bloom

Presenting 12 Gardening Books that show how to grow a beautiful garden, showcase well-known landscapes, and add inspiration for your garden. Authors Edmund Hollander and Anne Raver, Michael Devine, Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give, Charlotte Moss, Craig LeHoullier, Alexandra d’Arnoux and Bruno de Laubadère, Bunny Guinness, Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo, Toby Musgrave, Bill Noble and Lindsey Taylor, and Andrew Keys

2015 NYC&G IDA Rules & Entry Checklist

Entries for the 2015 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards are now closed! We invited all professionals in the field of interior design, kitchen design, bath design, architecture, landscape design, garden design and product design to submit their most innovative projects in the New York area.

A Verdant Outdoor Oasis on the Connecticut Shoreline

This brick Georgian Revival house on the Connecticut shoreline met many of the needs for a young family on their return to the U.S. from a work sojourn in London, but the property itself was less than desirable. Certainly a challenging situation, but one that Kathryn Herman and her team, including project landscape architect Elizabeth Gonzalez-Guillot, handled with much aplomb.

Home Is Where the Heart Is Designer Showhouse

Twenty four top designers showcased their talents in the classic English regency manor house that is the second Home Is Where the Heart Is Designer Showhouse. NYC&G is proud to be a media sponsor of this great event which benefits the American Heart Association. Tyler Wisler from HGTV's Design Star served as the Honorary Showcase Chair. Kim Radovich, principal designer and president of Kim E. Courtney Interiors Inc., served as Design Chair

Understated Beauty Defines Architect Barbara Chambers’ Mill Valley Home

Ivory shades like White Dove and chalky Clunch predominate in architect Barbara Chambers’ project binders. This rigrously achromatic aesthetic extends from the residences she designs to her own understated wardrobe and even her elegant presence, which whispers rather than shouts.

C&G Shop the Look: An Airy Master Bedroom in a Neutral Color Palette

“Neutrality allows me to infuse my interiors with serenity and a sense of calm,” explains architect Barbara Chambers, whose Larkspur home is a study in understated beauty. “I prefer to let artwork, accessories and, most importantly, people, provide a space with its color.” Here, a collection of striking pieces in a soothing color palette inspired by Chambers' own master bedroom.

Four New Jersey Restaurants with Notable Wine Lists

Thought the Garden State was merely garden variety? Fuhgeddaboutit! Here are four New Jersey gems with wine lists worth crossing the bridge for, including Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Nicholas, Restaurant LaTour at Crystal Springs Resort and Pluckemin Inn

A Spare, Industrially Inspired Home by Aidlin Darling Design Melds Seamlessly into the Mill Valley Landscape

Achieving a meaningful connection with the site of a future home is more than lip service for San Francisco architecture firm Aidlin Darling Design. A recent project saw co-founder Joshua Aidlin and associate principal Kent Chiang camping out on the property in order to truly understand it.

A New Book by San Franciscans Zahid Sardar and Marion Brenner is a Love Letter to the Green Spaces of Paris

Any urban garden is intrinsically surreal, but for his extraordinary 8th arrondissement eighteenth-century garret, American architect Michael Herrman chose architect Le Corbusier’s odd 1929 Champs-Élysées penthouse and rooftop terrace for eccentric bon vivant Charles de Beistegui as a model of “Modern minimalism balanced with the playful extravagance of Surrealism.”

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Haver & Skolnick Architects
Haver & Skolnick Architects creates award-winning homes of timeless design, providing personal service & impeccable attention to detail. For 22 years, Charles Haver, AIA and Stewart Skolnick, AIA have offered a single source for architecture, interior design and landscape architecture, creating seamless environments which are a reflection of their clients’ personalities. The firm has been nationally recognized for comfortable, classic country homes and elegant apartments which reflect history while responding to a contemporary lifestyle.

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Property of Note

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248 Gay Street, Sharon, CT
Expansive & protected western views from this 5BR, 5BA completely renovated home on 18 acres in Sharon, CT. Kitchen, Dining, and Family Room open to an enclosed porch with distant views. Living Room w/fireplace overlooks pastoral views and pond. First-floor master suite with fireplace. 3 Upper BRs and 2 Full BAs. Guest suite w/ full BA & separate entry. Bonus Room in Basement. Heated Gunite Pool. Privately situated.

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196 Wyandanch Lane, Southhampton
World-class Southampton residence, "Wyandanch House" is situated on what is considered the loveliest street in the Village with its canopy of plane trees, from which one can view its entire length to the Atlantic Ocean. The impressive residence, located only a few minutes walk from the beach, is ideal for entertaining. The interiors have been designed by London-based Xenia Interiors to an exceptionally high standard and encompass approximately 14,000 sq.ft. of living space. Amenities include entertaining spaces, timber decks with views over limestone terraces, swimming pool, and Old Town Pond.

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