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Summer's Chicest Textiles Take a Cue from the Deep Blue Sea

Add a pop of indigo to decor with one of these blue-hued summer textiles.

New and Notable Design Objects from the Hamptons and Beyond: Outdoor Furniture Made for Summer Fun

Great furniture is a must for enjoying the great outdoors—and the market’s latest offerings are not only weather-resistant and easy to clean, but a lot of fun too.

Step Inside a Contemporary Art-Filled Home Overlooking Three Mile Harbor

Mark Perry’s process as an abstract painter is anything but straightforward. His work, he explains, results from a sort of loose exploration with paint. “I pick up the paint and put it down, leave it alone, do it again, and listen to the inner voice telling me when to stop,” says the artist, who fashions intense, lovely oils, amalgams of color with nature-based titles such as Land & Sea, Earth Green Water Blue, Dunes Revisited, and Accabonac, named for the well-known harbor in Springs.

Tour the Sagaponack Home of an Artist and Fashion Designer Couple

It takes rare vision and prodigious creativity to carve a family home out of a former cinderblock factory, especially one on a steeply sloping Sagaponack lot that had once been quarried for sand. “Basically, we bought a crater covered with weeds and out-of-control poison ivy,” says homeowner Quentin Curry, a multidisciplinary artist and self-styled “idea guy” whose unique talents enabled him, along with his wife, fashion designer Shelley Suh, and Sag Harbor architect Nilay Oza, to create an unconventional 4,600-square-foot compound with what Curry calls “a rural, industrial ranch vibe.”

Four Casual Summer Cocktail Recipes

Try these crowd-pleasing concoctions for hot summer nights!

Landscape Details Founder Michael Derrig is Turning Gardens into Artful Tableaux

Since antiquity, sculptures have been an important component of garden design. Landscape Details founder Michael Derrig considers the placement of sculpture in residential gardens a crucial part of his practice. “In a geometric garden, I like sculptures on the axis,” he says.

Own One of Litchfield County's Grander Estates

One of the grander estates on the Litchfield County market is a historic riverfront property first built in 1757. It's located on 22.8 Woodbury acres overlooking the Pomperaug River. The original farmhouse has been restored but still features exposed beams, stone walls and a beehive oven. The now-4,700-square-foot home also offers a loft-like master suite and a new kitchen with a metal ceiling, Viking appliances and an attached breakfast room.

Plaid Meets Prada When Scottish-Born Architect Kevin O'Sullivan Designs a Home for Art-Loving Clients in Amagansett

"When we met our clients,” recalls Hamptons-based architect Kevin O’Sullivan, “we had no idea that they had a spectacular collection of modern art.” And his clients had no idea that the man they were trusting to design their four-bedroom home had once been accepted to pursue painting and sculpture at the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art in his native Scotland.

Passionate for Both Horses and the Hamptons, Annette and Matt Lauer Bring Bright Side Farm to Life

With a name like Bright Side Farm, good times are sure to follow. For Annette and Matt Lauer, creating an equestrian facility in the Hamptons has been more than good: It has turned into a dream come true.

Textile Designer Sandra Jordan's Search for the World's Softest Fiber Leads to Peruvian Alpacas

Growing up as the daughter of a diplomat in Peru, Sandra Jordan was taught the national legacy of the ancient alpaca. Considered “the gold of the Andes,” alpaca fleece, with its legendary softness, was reserved for the use of Incan royalty. But Jordan’s own impression of the fiber fell short of its lofty history: At the local farmers’ markets she visited with her mother, the fleece she found was scratchy and rough. This textural disconnect between the ideal and the real made an imprint on young Jordan, one that would later inspire her own storied journey.

Pappas Miron Design Puts a Fresh Spin on a Dated 1970s Beach House in Southampton

In the case of a 1970s Colonial-style house in Southampton, a casual question about tile led to a complete gut renovation. Designers Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron, the principals of Pappas Miron Design, were working on their clients’ bathroom renovation in the city when the owners purchased a house in Southampton and nonchalantly asked whether the duo thought the kitchen tile would be easy to change.

C&G Shop the Look: A Breezy Southampton Living Room

When designers Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron, the principals of Pappas Miron Design, re-imagined a 1970s Colonial-style house in Southampton for their clients, relaxation was the guiding principle. The designers started with a neutral palette, using workhorse pieces—sisal rugs and linen upholstery—to create a clean and easy backdrop. “We relied on comfort as a driving force—nothing is so precious that if you sit on it in a wet bathing suit, it will get destroyed,” Miron says. Here, a collection of easy, breezy piece inspired by the home's light-filled living room.

Meet the Designer: Thomas Balsley

In four decades spent creating more than 100 public parks and plazas, Thomas Balsley has received numerous national and international awards for his skill in integrating infrastructure, landscape and architecture. Among his notable designs is colorful Balsley Park in midtown Manhattan, named in his honor.

Perfect Synergy Culminates in a New Collection by Elizabeth Eakins for Holland & Sherry

New to Holland & Sherry showrooms worldwide this spring: an exclusive Elizabeth Eakins–designed line of linens in fresh and versatile jacquards, stripes and solids. We discuss this exciting venture with Bryan Dicker, president, Interiors Division, Holland & Sherry, and Elizabeth Eakins, founder/owner of Elizabeth Eakins, Inc.

Miriam Landsman Hosts an Outdoor Tea Party at her Cotswold-Style Manor House in Greenwich

Growing and arranging flowers IS Miriam Landsman’s life-long passion.Every year, inspired by the blooming of her climbing New Dawn roses, she hosts an outdoor tea party for mothers, daughters and granddaughters at her Cotswold-style manor house in Greenwich. In celebration of summer, friends are invited to participate in the art of conversation and the taking of tea. Creating the scene is like setting a stage reminiscent of early 19th-century England.

3 New Hamptons Resort Developments on the Horizon

Nowhere in the world is real estate sexier—even for George Clooney, arguably one of the sexiest men alive—than in the Hamptons. The two-time Academy Award winner, is just one of the rumored investors in the eight-acre Dune Deck Beach Resort development in Westhampton Beach. The former Hamptons hot spot sold for $19 million to Discovery Land Company CEO Mike Meldman, who also co-owns Casamigos Tequila with Clooney and his pal Rande Gerber, husband of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Step Inside an Urban-Inspired Tahoe Interior

Next generation Tahoe has set up camp and younger, fresher design is following in its wake. This look is what drew a young Bay Area couple with three small children to Martis Camp, a nine-year-old luxury development that has helped define the new Tahoe with its range of architectural styles. The couple hired architect Brendan Riley of Ryan Group Architects to help establish its design guidelines, also calling on Jay Jeffers to craft their urban-inspired interior.

Enhance Your Summer Experience with 13 Alfresco Amenities

Kickstart your summer with such outdoor amenities as stainless steel cabinetry in outdoor kitchen appliances, outdoor dining elements and recreation accessories. Add products to your shopping list like Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, a Jonathan Adler’s mod Okura planter, Shinola’s new women’s Runwell bike and more!

Tour a Sophisticated Hillsborough Estate Designed by Heather Hilliard

When relocating from New York to California, a couple and their three children were prepared to embrace a new lifestyle. Thanks to San Francisco–based interior designer Heather Hilliard, however, transitioning from a SoHo loft to a Hillsborough estate didn’t mean abandoning their downtown aesthetic.

Tour a Light-Filled Rowayton Home Awash in a Palette of White and Blue

According to interior designer Alicia Orrick, even before they met, her client had very clear parameters about where he wanted to live. This included being on the water in Rowayton in a house that didn’t mandate any renovation. “Houses meeting those requirements are scarce at best,” says Orrick. “But he actually found a classic New England shingle-style home built in 2005 in pristine condition.”

Candle Maker Brittany Torres Captures the Essence of the East End

Candle maker Brittany Torres is deeply familiar with the East End and the quirks that make each of its villages distinct, and her collection of six candles reflects those personality differences. To her, the sense of smell is paramount, the driving force behind Hamptons Handpoured, her brand-new line of soy-based handmade candles.

Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Bret Rudy's Chelsea apartment is little more than a crash pad, the 620-square-foot studio was bare-bones to the core, with stark white walls, scant furnishings, and just a few pieces of carefully chosen artwork. When he was ready to take the plunge, he enlisted his friend Greg Shano, a decorator, to make it over.

California Artist Robert Irwin Embarks on His First Permanent Architectural Installation

In the boundaryless space of Marfa, Texas, a broken-down ghost of a building sits devoid of roof and floor. What was once the Fort D.A. Russell Hospital is now an intersection of planes, providing fitting inspiration for artist Robert Irwin’s first permanent structure.

2015 HC&G IDA Rules & Entry Checklist

Entries for the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards have been extended to June 19th! We invite all professionals in the field of interior design, architecture,kitchen design, bath design, landscape design, garden design and product design to submit their most innovative projects in the Hamptons area. This year all entries must be submitted online.

Kerry Delrose Reworks Former Project to Match the Active Lifestyles of a Father and his Three Sons

Raising three teenage boys in a 3,600-square-foot, four-bedroom home isn’t quite close quarters—even less so on four acres in Greenwich’s backcountry. But it isn’t exactly an easy-living ideal, either, especially when Dad describes his sons as "active".

A Series of Terraces and Russell Page-Inspired Landscaping Perform Magic at a Steep One-Acre Property Along the Shepaug River

For Mark Drendel, the ringside seat to a hayfield framing the Shepaug River brought him back to his childhood on his family’s Tennessee farm and he fell for this Litchfield County house. He couldn’t resist the relaxed allure of rocking chairs and a porch swing. The full ambiance of the one-acre property clinched the deal when Drendel and his partner, Chad Conway, bought the Roxbury home in 2002.

A Pair of World Travelers from the West Coast Stop Off in New York—and Decide to Stay Awhile

A career that takes one to international locales might sound exotic, but it isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. For one San Francisco couple, business as usual meant frequent travel to such far-flung destinations as the Far East and Europe, and weekends spent together became the exception, not the rule.

While These Sweet Necklaces Are Utterly Charming on the Outside, the Surprise Inside Is up to You

Beautifully charming necklaces are lockets to hold.

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.

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Designer Spotlight

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Karen Wells Design
Karen Wells Design creates professionally finished, uniquely beautiful interiors. Interior design, furniture design, interior architecture, project management, space planning, and curating collections are our specialty. Each project brings a fresh aesthetic based on the clients tastes, idiosyncrasies, and how they want to live. Interpreting each space for its functionality, refining it through the use of color, texture ,light, art, and furniture proportions allows KWD to create environments called home.

Karen Wells Design

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Builder Spotlight

M&M Custom Homes
M&M Custom Homes is recognized as one of the premier home builders in the Hamptons and throughout Nassau County. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, we provide a superior client experience—creating exceptional value with state-of-the-art construction and unsurpassed design.


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Garden Spotlight

Gardeneering
For thirty three years, every design we create stems from our holistic approach to landscape gardening. Beginning with developing the best possible soil, our attention branches out to address all facets of a project with similar focus. Whether it's hardscape or quality of plant material, the installations are of the highest order -- as is the quality of our estate maintenance services. Every effort is made to blend the client's vision with the aesthetic aspects of the house and property -- ultimately, to create an organic realization.


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Garden Spotlight

Kathryn’s Flower Gardens
Kathryn’s Flower Gardens is committed to providing exquisite cutting gardens, container plantings and unique and heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs, all grown right outside your door. Inspired by the agricultural heritage of the east end, Kathryn’s was created as a sentimental tribute to the owner’s young daughter. Led by a team of experienced horticulturalists, the firm’s sole focus is on providing boutique and personalized containers, flower and vegetable gardens. Located in Sag Harbor, Kathryn’s Flower Gardens is a subsidiary of Summerhill Landscapes.


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HARMONIA INC Creative Landscapes and Fine Stonework
HARMONIA INC was founded out of a profound passion for creating complete landscapes and gardens that co-exist in harmony, with the natural settings that grace each property. Harmonia will design and install a customized landscape complimentary to your visual desires, and your personal lifestyle. “ Our work is a reflection of how you will want to enjoy your property for years to come.” Harmonia Inc is a full service design, installation and maintenance company, beautifying the Hamptons every day. 631-537-9672

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Property of Note

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80 Brookwood Drive
Architecture and setting blend to stunning effect at this sensational Colonial featuring panoramic views of the Hudson River. Convenient to Manhattan, the renovated 5-BR residence offers spectacular living spaces perfectly designed for today’s lifestyle. Expansive formal rooms opening to grand terraces, a sparkling pool, outdoor kitchen and an entire lower level devoted to fun are ideal for entertaining. Especially alluring is the inviting front porch, the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and water views.



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6 Deer Lane, Greenwich, CT
This exceptional new Modern Farmhouse is infused with natural light as walls of floor to ceiling windows creating a casual elegance while maintaining its strong sense of modern style. An unrivaled open floor plan with extensive use of glass creates the perfect balance of indoor-outdoor, West Coast style living, employing clean architectural lines, sophisticated materials and fine craftsmanship. A premier Greenwich CT local on a quiet cul-de-sac with pool and pool house.



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28 East 4th Street, New York, NY
Located within the NoHo Historic District, the intersection of SoHo, the Bowery, the Lower East Side and the Village, 28 East 4th Street is a Classical Revival store-and-loft building featuring cast iron, limestone and brick detailing. Spanning 1,800 square feet with 11 windows facing the north, west, and south, this impressive home dazzles from every angle. Soaring ceilings rise overhead, hardwood floors run underfoot, and ample designer touches set a chic tone throughout. This stunning unit presents a rare opportunity to buy in a historic neighborhood and building with limited sales inventory. Currently configured as a one bedroom with a home office, this expansive floor plan can easily accommodate a second bedroom without sacrificing space.



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35 Hudson Yards, New York, NY
35 Hudson Yards, designed by David Childs/SOM with interiors by Ingrao Inc., will be home to 143 luxurious residences, 22,000SF of private amenities, a world-class Equinox® Club and Spa, an Equinox Hotel®, SoulCycle and two restaurant concepts by Stephen Starr. This exceptional limestone tower will rise 92 stories, offering sweeping panoramic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. Residents will benefit from hotel-style amenities and superior services. Construction under way for 2019 occupancy, pricing from approximately $5MM.

35 Hudson Yards

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727 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT
Stunning 5-acre estate with carbon-free footprint. Masterful Gardner & Larson home with attention to every detail is supported by clean renewable energy from its high-efficiency solar array. Sparkling Christopher Peacock kitchen, new Master Bath by DEANE, whole-house entertainment system, home gym, sauna, theater & extensively designed gardens, punctuated by a stunning pool with spa. Free yourself of utility costs while enjoying ultimate privacy, location, and luxury.

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12 Sunnyside Lane
This sublime Colonial captivates with its New England charm and dazzling 2.7-acre setting featuring beautiful plantings, a formal English garden and bluestone pool. Offering approximately 8600fs of living space, the home hosts spectacular formal rooms, a paneled library, recreation room with a projector screen, sunroom, 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. Front and back patios add further allure to this ADA-compliant home which also offers double railings on stairs as well as elevator service to all 3 floors.



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