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Beyond the G&T

A gin and tonic is the very essence of summer. But in the past few years, several distilleries have been producing top-notch, small-batch gins that deserve a lot more than a splash of tonic.

Pottery Barn

During a particularly stressful time as a Washington, D.C., lawyer more than 25 years ago, David Fram made a decision to throw pottery instead of fits.

Perfect Pairings

We’ve hit the town taste testing delicious duos of local eats and drinks. Check out where we went and what we ate!

Perfect Picks!

We’ve found the perfect picks to make any outdoor occasion, fun, fresh and fashion forward.

The Plush Life

Garden designer Victoria Fensterer teaches us the ins and outs of how she designs unique, lushly layered landscapes.

New Products and Styles that are Heating Up this Summer

Indulge this season in new and exciting products for your home and beyond.

What’s Poppin?

Pop-up shops are the reigning darlings of the retail industry. They are an inexpensive way for brands to generate buzz, and, for the consumer, a chance to buy something one might not usually have access to.

Bling It On!

Be the life of the party with these chic and shimmery cocktail rings.

Builder Recognition Innovator Winners

Connecticut builders that you should know.

At Your Service

From dish platters from the 1800s to Danish motif tea sets, our antiques expert is serving up some amazing culinary discoveries.

Revitalizing the Legacy of Lalique

Updating a luxury brand with strong ties to the past can be a challenging mission. But legendary crystal company Lalique is doing just that in a big way.

The New Amped-Up Gin & Tonic

A gin and tonic is the very essence of summer. But in the past few years, several distilleries have been producing top-notch, small-batch gins that deserve a lot more than a splash of tonic.

Mediabistro Interviews Cottages & Gardens

This being the last few weeks before everyone takes off for their cottages in the Hamptons and family compounds in Maine, Michael’s was chock full of A-listers, including Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington and a squadron of social types. I was joined today by Marianne Howatson and Kendell Cronstrom and we had plenty to talk about.

Meet Our 2012 IDA Judges

IDA judges suggest which creative outlets spark the most innovative ideas.

Natural Touch

Geoffrey Nimmer of East End Gardens channels his calm and collective personality in order to create serene organic-landscapes.

Architecture Innovator Winners

Contemporary to classic architecture dominates the landscape in Connecticut.

Vacationing for the Modern Explorer

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls in Zambia, is a destination for adventurous sightseers, who are lured by its attractions, activities and luxury lodgings.

Bathroom Innovator Winners

Unexpected textures play a key role in designing beautiful baths.

Meet the 2012 HC&G IDA Winners

The winners from our second annual Innovation in Design Awards.

Building with Purpose

Yale School of Architecture rebuild the streets of New Haven house by house.

Interior Design Innovator Winners

Neutral pallets take center stage in interior design.

Inspiring Design Projects

The editors of CTC&G hand-picked 12 design projects from IDA finalists that inspire and that we applaud!

Kitchen Innovator Winners

Contemporary goes warm with these three outstanding kitchens.

Painted Patterns

As a young art student studying painting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Casey Dalene scored an internship at Marc Jacobs, and suddenly it hit her. In the fashion world, she realized, “somebody has to make all these fabrics.”

Up Close with Interior Designer Alexa Hampton

We sat down with this year’s Innovator Award Recipient, Alexa Hampton, and found out what makes her tick.

Cutting-edge Bracelets and Cuffs

Glam up your look with these bold statement pieces.

Garden Variety

Beautify any sanctuary with these treasured garden pieces.

Landscape Innovator Winners

From Sharon to Greenwich: imaginative solutions for landscaping grounds of any size.

Totally Cool

Just like lemonade, ice cream, and lazy days at the beach, a great-looking tote is one of summer’s essentials.

Dynamic Duo

Q&A with Elizabeth Lear and Brian Mahoney of Lear & Mahoney Landscape Associates in Southampton.

Tour a Garden Inspired Sag Harbor Rental

Mark Markheim and Philip Saunders infuse their Sag Harbor rental with Garden District charm.

Style Setters

What's your favorite summer sport?

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Designer Spotlight

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Clarity Home Interiors
Clarity is a full service design studio. They approach each project with a fresh eye creating a home that reflects their clients personal style. Clarity Interiors lean toward traditional to transitional with modern details. Their aesthetic is timeless and sophisticated, but without pretense. They design with luxury in mind, while also giving their clients comfortable and relaxed spaces. Striving to exceed all client expectations, Clarity offers the best resources available working in partnership with architects, builders, and tradesman for the highest quality and solutions for your home environment.


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Designer Spotlight

Roughan Interiors
Christina S. Roughan of Roughan Interiors is an award-winning designer who believes her clients’ home should reflect their personal style. Roughan is known for her curated approach to modern/traditional design that creates the ultimate livable interior. Her 20 years of experience allows her to offer a luxurious and refined product that translates from apartments, vacation homes, condominiums and primary residences around the world. Roughan is a full-service design firm with locations in Connecticut and New York City.

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17 Brush Island Road, Darien, CT
Sitting elevated on 1.23 acres with 430 feet of shoreline, with private dock and sandy beach, pool with automatic cover, green roof garden, extensive landscaping and terraces, this custom 7,900 square foot family home exudes warmth and country elegance with water views from nearly every room. With a breathtaking master suite, and incredible architectural and artistic details throughout, Brush Island is a year round oasis where outside spaces integrate seamlessly with unique natural surroundings.



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NO RESERVE AUCTION. Fully Renovated
4 Bedroom Federal Home in
Southport, Connecticut

A coastal gem! Historic home reimagined with no expense spared. Famed architect Jack Franzen and designer Tom Scheerer have created a truly stunning masterpiece of colonial living. Marvelous views of Southport Harbor, Long Island Sound, and the Country Club of Fairfield golf course. Take a stroll to Pequot Yacht Club, shops, restaurants and the train. This seaside home is the ideal New England estate.



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Lake Front Compound in Greenwich
Private compound on 5.7 lakefront acres in the estate section of Greenwich CT. Meticulous attention to detail with luxury finishes and extraordinary workmanship seen throughout this 9 bedroom Georgian Colonial. Guest House with professional recording studio and living quarters. Extensive terraces and gardens, pool, pool pavilion all overlooking lake with its own island.



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53 Myanos Road, New Canaan, CT
The Gratwick House was designed by Mid Century architect Victor Christ-Janer and further enhanced and improved by important architect/owner Harvey Kaufman. Built in 1953, this 3,696 SF 4-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath home sits on a rise with gorgeous views of a stunning oval swimming pool. Large entertaining spaces with floor to ceiling windows look out to a sweeping lawn in back and manicured courtyard to the side. This house is the perfect culmination of architectural significance & livability.



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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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