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Middle Ages Spread

After 75 years at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in upper Manhattan, the gardens still include medieval planting schemes, using plants known in the Middle Ages, since John D. Rockefeller Jr., donated the Unicorn Tapestries to the museum in 1937. The gardens have always been an important part of the concept behind the Cloisters.

French Flair in Design and Food Gives Martinique Its Edge

If you're a Francophile looking for beaches and vistas, upscale boutique hotels and Michelin-trained chefs, then let Martinique beguile all your senses.

After 30 years in the same apartment, a couple makes it sparkle anew

With their daughters grown, Karen and Aaron Diamond had toyed for years with the idea of moving. “We’d been here for almost 35 years,” Karen Diamond says of their three-bedroom apartment in a 1927 building on Riverside Drive. “But we’ve always loved the Upper West Side, and why leave something we loved? So we stayed.”

Design discoveries from New York and beyond

Spring décor in flowery florals and vibrant hues are making waves into your homes. Check out our finds.

My "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with film director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin

As the story goes, Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly in the iconic 1961 American romantic comedy movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" stands in front of the Fifth Avenue flagship store while eating a croissant and ogling the magnificent jewelry in the early morning hours.

For a French transplant to New York, luxury is key among Midtown's madding crowd

Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchman Olivier Canovas was looking to add more flair to his bland one-bedroom in the Trump Park Avenue so he called on decorator Amir Khamneipur to transform the 800-square-foot apartment into a polychromatic showpiece in shades of ebony, gray, cream, and bronze.

Mimi Fong of Luminosus Designs creates a sophisticated look that still works for kids

When a former ex-pat family of four decided to put down roots in Greenwich, they called in designer Mimi Fong to bring them into the 21st century with style.

Peruvian pisco bring exotic flair to the common cocktail

Recently, top shelf piscos have finally begun making a real play in the U.S. The Peruvian grape distillate so popular across Latin America can be rough around the edges. But the premium piscos have great nuanced depth.

Designer Warren Muller creates lighting sculpture born of a marriage between art and design

Calipers, wheels, wooden mallets, deer antlers, candy dishes, an entire Mini Cooper are among the objects Warren Muller assembles into fantastic, sculptural lighitng fixtures destined for museums, offices, restaurants and private homes.

Add unique appeal to every room with these beautiful designs

From classic botanical patterns to eclectic animal prints, uncover a room's visual interest with an array of eye-catching wallcoverings. Patterns from makers like Brunschwig & Fil's to Hermès have the perfect print to add the right amount of attraction to your space.

A trip to Scotland that delivers Old-World luxury and hands on adventure

A tour of Scotland aboard the elegant Royal Scotsman—the Orient Express train, allowed its passengers to take in the countryside while watching sheep-dotted meadows and sipping on afternoon tea and cocktails.

Designer Cecilia Dupire's Upper East Side apartment is filled with bright ideas

It takes a particular vision to blend minimalism and handicraft, yet designer Cecilia Dupire does just that. "I love a setting that has a sense of peace, but I also like to include vivid, colorful hand-worked pieces to add another layer to the design," she says.

In Brooklyn, printmaker Lotta Jansdotter indulges in the quirks of nature

Based in a bright and airy studio in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, Lotta Jansdotter's Scandinavian print empire includes hundreds of different products such as stationery, dresses, ceramics, and now Glimma, a new fabric line with Windham.

A taste of Downton Abbey right here in Litchfield County

The first annual Downton Abbey dinner took place at the beautiful Mayflower Inn right in Litchefield County. The night entailed a motivated group of Downton Abbey devotees, a grand country inn, and an Edwardian dinner menu and décor inspired by the hit Masterpiece sensation on PBS.

Indulge in these timeless timepieces

These luxurious watches are functional time tellers and fabulous arm candy that will complete your look and keep you timely.

Decorate Your Child's Space with Functional Furniture and Fabric with Flair

Children's rooms should be colorful and vibrant and we've got the best products to achieve that perfect look. From Designer Paul Ocepek's crafted MoMa Clockphant (whimsical elephant clock) to cheerful Junior Jungle wallpaper by Jonathan Adler.

These local treasures have recently caught our expert's attention

Delftware pieces add a unique and historical feel to any space. With notes of blue and white, the tin-glazed pottery includes objects ranging from plates, tiles, ornaments and even chandeliers like shown here.

Architect Jo Machinist keeps it minimal and lets the view play its part

When Deirdre Quinn and Kevin Bauer, co-founder of the New York fashion house Lafayette 148, set about renovating their weekend home in a small Rockland County hamlet, they had one objective in mind: maximizing the stunning views, inside and out.

A Wilton home is perfected for a family of five

Designer and 2009 CTC&G IDA winner Leslie May lives by her design philosophy that homeowners should live in every room in their home. May spends her time contributing to her Family Style blog which is dedicated to “making your nest elegant, chic and completely family cozy."

Sexy New York sommeliers tells us where and what to drink

Three Manhattan wine experts reveal the power of their most favorite bottles and inform wine enthusiasts on the next best up and coming wines.

Up close and personal with Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

In Yonkers, NY, "America's Greatest Forgotten Garden" is restored into a beautiful garden escape collaborating all of the unique styles from the Middle East, Persia and Islam.

French designer Guillaume Gentet creates an apartment filled with stylish surprises

Rita Veygman, fashion executive, and her husband, fell in love with a 2,525-square-foot loft. Fed up with an empty apartment, they called on Gentet to help them achieve their perfect home. A sophisticated blend between uptown, downtown, a little European flair with a New York attitude was exactly what they wanted.

Bright and bold design discoveries from New York and beyond

Add the perfect punch of color to your space. Yves Delorme's plush linen and velvet Iosis Berlingot cushion covers can jazz up any sofa or bedding. For those looking to add a sleek piece to their kitchens Carrara's marble top and laser cut metal base dining table offers a brilliant mix of materials for the perfect feel.

Decorator Gideon Mendelson transforms a friend's Upper East Side abode

Donna and Yale Fergang called on Mendelson to help rediscover their 3,300-square-foot space. Mendelson filled their home with an array of patterns, textures, styles, and carefully conceived details to keep the couple and their twin daughters delighted for years to come.

CTC&G's Design Salon

The Glass House in New Canaan recently served as a fitting modern-day salon for a panel of experts gathered for CTC&G's design salon. Experts weighed in on the state of interior design in today's industry and guests were able to pose questions to the panel.

Restoration Specialist Jeffrey Morgan Brings History Back to Life

Jeffrey Morgan, a lifelong resident of Litchfield County, specializes in rescuing and renovating historic 18th-century houses. Morgan builds with a goal in mind to keep visual warmth, a sense of history and a particular light present in his finished products.

Berlin's Appeal Lies in a Successful Blend of Past, Present and Future

Once a fiercely divided city, Berlin has emerged as an energetic metropolis that blends art, music, fashion, design and history into one seamless experience. Berlin's cityscape retains its graceful, elegant past amid new architecture and city planning that add vitality and interest.

Get Inspired for Your Next Design Project with These Local Finds

Transform your space with hand-printed wall coverings from Phillip Jeffries Passport Collection and turn the volume up with the musical Moxie shower head by Kohler. Shopping in the neighborhood? Check out luxury imports at KC, a new boutique from Kerry Cassill located in Westport. The shop offers gifts, bedding and clothing made from luxury-weight Indian fabrics in an array of rich colors, patterns and textures.

Royal Flush: Royal Blue Objects to Add Style to Your Home

We took our cues from from royal blue, a favorite color on the spring 2013 runways—from Milly to Herve Leger. Paired with complementary shades in the same color family, it's more stylish than ever.

Yes, it's big. But Total Wine & More offers more than sheer volume

This latest branch of the fine wine and liquor giant, opened up in Norwalk in December, making it the company's 89th superstore across 14 states. Offering 8,000 different wine brands from around the globe, 2,500 beers and 3,000 different spirits. One thing is for certain: This store is not for the indecisive.

The Magic of Mexico: Discovering the Hidden Charms of Puerto Vallarta and the Costa Alegre

See the discoveries of these hidden charms found in Puerto Vallarta and the Costa Alegre. Puerto Vallarta is a bustling mid-size Mexican city with beautiful beaches, glorious mountains that spill into the Bay of Banderas, and wonderfully quirky architecture and fabulous food at every turn.

Designer Tracy Schneider realigns space to match a changing lifestyle

Barbara Wells of Prudential CT Greenwich was looking to transform a space into a yoga studio large enough to have classes with her friends, but little did she know a one room redesign would evolve into a serene and successful renovation.

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Designer Spotlight

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Liz Pensiero Staging and Designs
Liz Pensiero Staging and Designs is a full-service home staging firm specializing in vacant and occupied staging for real estate purposes. Blending her eye for design and extraordinary market knowledge; Liz has the ability to transform the most challenging spaces into captivating homes that shine through the camera lens and beyond. Her projects are consistently fresh and current; while holding the reputation of proven increased market value, less market time and higher offers.

Liz Pensiero Staging and Designs

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Gallery Spotlight

First Show of the Season, September 7, 2018 6-8PM
Weber Fine Art is delighted to open our first show of the season with an exhibition of paintings and pastels by acclaimed artist Wolf Kahn, on the eve of his 91st birthday. Works from 1990 through 2017, this show will explore the myriad ways that Kahn used color as his primary subject in vivid scenes that excite the senses. We will highlight the unique way in which Kahn bridges the balance between realism and Color Field painting. Kahn's evocative paintings are rooted in deep observation with each season offering new painterly challenges.

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

11 Musket Ridge Road

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