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Jessie Black and Lan Jaenicke Collaborate on a Collection Inspired by Architecture

For San Francisco–based fashion designer Lan Jaenicke, shooting the short film Shadows and Light near Beijing’s Summer Palace yielded a work that not only garnered praise, but also an experience that influenced her eponymous women’s wear collection.

A Nonstop Flight from New York, This Captivating City on the Caribbean Coast Really Has Sol

You can walk in virtually any direction in Cartagena and be immediately seduced by the bougainvillea-draped Colonial architecture, the noble churches with their pregnant bell towers, the multitude of convivial alfresco restaurants, the chic shops and informal street-side markets, and vendors selling everything from piping-hot arepas to tiny thimble-sized cups of café.

These Brilliantly Blossoming Rings are Heralding the Call for Spring

Mod designs, pastels, gold and bold colors! Here are five fabulously floral rings to welcome the spring season: Swarovski, Buccellati, Chopard, Hueb, and Cellini Jewelers.

Deeds & Don'ts: Fantasy Island

Regal homes, glamorous apartments and a vision for new possibilities are what's buzzing in New York real estate. Power couple Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller are hoping to build Pier 55, a 2.7-acre floating park in the middle of the Hudson River.The Dakota apartment of the late actress Lauren Bacall is listed for $26 million with Rebecca Edwardson of Warburg Realty. Park Avenue’s Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, on the market for $48 million, could be restored to a single-family home.

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Fringed Accessories for the Home

Tassels and fringe are just the thing for perking up any bag, basket or pillow. Here, a selection of home accessories, including Alicia Adams Alpaca's reversible throw, a fringed shower curtain by Nate Berkus for Target and Anya Hindmarch’s playful handmade leather tassels.

Architect Jonathan Wagner Delivers a Contemporary, Barn-Inspired Home in Darien

Aimee Carpenter, a former graphic designer for Martha Stewart and current craftsman and photographer, brought not only her desires for a rural retreat to the architectural table, but also what Wagner calls her “incredibly imaginative” creative spirit.

The Frick Collection’s Expansion Plans Spark a Garden Preservation Movement

The Frick Collection’s viewing garden on East 70th Street is now faced with potential destruction if the expansion plans of one of the country’s most beloved museums come to fruition. Visitors to the Frick’s website will note that pictures and descriptions of the garden have been completely expunged, along with any indication of its position on a representational map of the museum, as though it never existed.

Rising Star: Lindsay MacRae

Thoughtful decoration and a keen attention to detail. “I like pieces that have special meaning to the homeowner,” says this month's NYC&G Rising Star Lindsay MacRae. “Those are the touches that make clients smile.” The designer is also a believer in combining patterns. “I try to nudge my clients out of their comfort zone. A good mix can be surprising.”

Five Questions for Sophie-Anne Delen

For the past nine years BRAFA has been sponsored by Delen Private Bank. Within the halls of the Tour & Taxis complex Delen has a suite of rooms all beautifully decorated featuring pieces from their private collection of 20th century art and design. We spoke with Anne-Sophie Delen, who works in Marketing and Communications at the family firm, to find out more about Delen’s enlightened endeavors.

Richard Galef's Upstate Oasis

Richard Galef transforms 57 acres in the wilds of Craryville, New York, into an eden of staggering natural beauty. Intricate meditation circles, quaint ponds and idyllic Perennials, Galef creates his very own oasis.

An Enchanting Wilton Colonial Evolves to Meet Changing Needs and Expanding Passions

Ask Jane Bescherer why the home she has lived in for 43 years seems to have an enchanted quality and she will tell you it’s about the trees, or the light, or the handcrafted furnishings and antiques hand-picked over decades. What she doesn’t say is that house is really about her—not in a narcissistic sense, but in a way that is so deeply personal that you’d be inclined to describe it as having soul.

Decorator Robert Passal Plays with Color and Pattern in an Art-Filled Upper East Side Abode

When the 600-square-foot studio next to Ronnie Nagler’s spacious two-bedroom apartment in the Phoenix went on the market in 2010, she and her husband, Stewart, bought it, then turned the entire space into a master suite—with an extra-long bed.

Living Large in a Guest House That Maximizes the Functionality of a Smaller Space

In the real estate market, square footage reigns supreme. But is it true that bigger is always better? Not necessarily, according to architectural designer Ritch Holben of RH Designs.

In Dumbo, Emmanuel Delalain Makes Furniture that Harks Back to his Roots

Emmanuel Delalain, a French native, recalls of the vessel built by his father that transported his family on trips around the world. But the experience forged a lasting impression. Now a craftsman like his father, Delalain makes tables, dressers, and desks that are imbued with evidence of his seafaring youth. His Gabrielle steel desk, for instance, features wave-like ripples across the top.

Designer Jennifer O'Reilly Restores Her Westport Home While Retaining All Its Charm

Before renovating her Westport antique home (which was showcased in last year’s Near & Far Aid house tour), designer Jennifer O’Reilly followed a time-tested piece of advice: She lived in it for a year.

Decorator Mark Zeff Makes Over an El Dorado Apartment for a Very Special Client: His Sister

When Frances Katzen and her husband purchased a three-bedroom Central Park West apartment last spring, she kept things in the family and hired her brother Mark Zeff, a Manhattan-based interior and furniture designer, to take on the decor, furnishings, and reconfiguration of the floor plan.

The Marchetti Family Comes Together Every Sunday to Celebrate Their Love of Food and Each Other!

When famiglia Marchetti—Maria and Antonio, their six children and 16 grandchildren—come together each Sunday for dinner, they need lots of room to prep, cook and sit down together.

Six Streamlined Baths Awash in Modern Style

Noted architects and designers—Michael Merrill, Geoffry De Sousa, Alden Miller, ODADA, Nicole Hollis and Decorist—transform six bay area bathrooms from ho-hum spaces into innovative spa retreats. Awash in modern style, palettes of white, black, gray and beige create seamless connections to San Francisco’s foggy skyline. Marked by craftsmanship, the spaces include materials by such manufacturers as Caesarstone, Waterworks, Kohler, Hansgrohe and Duravit.

Deeds & Don'ts: Romantic Winterludes

February is the month when we celebrate the great indoors. With the weather outside still frightful—some combination of snowy, sleety, gray and cold—few can resist the urge to nest for the next few weeks. So this column is dedicated to places and spaces for just that, whether the nesting’s done at the hearth, in a cozy kitchen or romantic master suite, or all around a home built to accommodate house parties and weekend guests.

Jamie Drake Designs a Model Apartment That's On Top of the World

One57, the 90-story residential tower that the Extell Development Company was recently erected across the street from Carnegie Hall, left little to chance, the recruitment of top New York designer Jamie Drake to create the building’s luxurious model apartment came from an unscheduled meeting in the lobby.

Architectural Furniture

Our guide to the best new products and pursuits from the cultural landscape, including Tom Dixon’s Pylon dining table, the handmade Light Ring by Italian manufacturer Henge for Nido Living and the Element table by Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto.

A Visit With Charlotte Barnes Reveals a Variety of Options Using Her New Line of Furnishings

Stepping into Charlotte Barnes’ Greenwich studio is like entering the home of a good friend who has phenomenal design sense. Barnes has provided ideas on how to use a few select items from her new line of furnishings.

Announcing the 2015 CTC&G IDA Judges

Presenting the five design leaders who will help decide the winners of the prestigious 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards.

Announcing Barbara Sallick as CTC&G 2015 IDA Innovator

Barbara Sallick co-founded Waterworks in 1978 with her husband, Robert, and serves as the company’s senior vice president of design. Using her education and lifelong interests in art and travel, Barbara employs formal principles of architecture and decoration to elevate the bath to a space that is as beautiful, personal and inviting as it is practical.

C&G Shop the Look: A Modernist Living Room

A modern Bernal Heights interior gets an exterior to match, thanks to renowned San Francisco architect Craig Steely. Here, a collection of home furnishings inspired by the home's modernist vibe.

Graphic Rugs in Shades of Yellow, Blue and Red

23 rugs, including selections from Edelman Leather, Stark, Tai Ping, Fort Street Studio, Patterson, Flynn & Martin, Dash and Albert, Aimee Wilder, Elizabeth Eakins, Nanimarquina, The Rug Company, Doris Leslie Blau, Mitchell, Gold + Bob Williams, Orley Shabahang, Ethan Allen, WorkOf and more, to give your interior shape.

Cocktail Rings in Candy Colored Hues

Sweet rings in hues so addictive, it's hard to pick just one. Instead, try one of each, including Dean Davidson's Castle ring with moonstone, Turner & Tatler emerald-cut kunzite ring set in 14k rose gold, Fleurs de Psydélic's crystal ring set in rose-gold vermeil and more.

Roth Martin’s Artful Take on an Italianate Landmark

After stints living in Japan and on the East Coast, Roth Martin was “ready to call San Francisco home again,” says the native of the City by the Bay. For his maiden real estate purchase, he didn’t buy just any home.

Taming a Riot of Color is Anthony Baratta’s Specialty, as Shown in this Stratton, Vermont, Retreat

Life in this uphill house is all about conquering the surrounding hills. For their second home, situated mid-slope in Stratton, Vermont, a New Canaan couple wanted to be able to open their kitchen door and slalom to the postcard-perfect village below.

Deeds & Don'ts: Transbay Ascendant

San Francisco’s newest neighborhood is rapidly taking shape: The Transbay District and neighboring Rincon Hill, anchored by the $4.5 billion Transit Center, is speeding ahead with the promise of providing one of the greatest luxuries in the Bay Area—freedom from traffic—along with some of the best weather in the city and an easy stroll to the Embarcadero and waterfront. No fewer than 10 high-rise condominium projects are in the pipeline for the area, including several designed by globally recognized architecture firms.

C&G TV Presents MAISON&OBJET Paris

C&G TV is proud to present MAISON&OBJET Paris! Kendell Cronstrom, Editor in Chief of NYC&G and HC&G, was given special access to go behind the scenes at MAISON&OBJET, thus providing an inside look at the magnificent Paris show.

A Fairfield County Farmhouse Meets Parisian-inspired Style in a Bright, Modern Space by Gilles Clement

Say the words “Connecticut farmhouse” and a certain aesthetic comes to mind: classic, traditional, maybe even a bit rustic. For designer Gilles Clement, whose contemporary take on a Fairfield County farmhouse was featured on last spring’s Near & Far Aid house tour, the opposite is true.

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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.

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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

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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Garden Spotlight

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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