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Yves Piaget's Rose Gets a Namesake Day at the Peggy Rockefeller's Rose Garden Today

The rain didn’t affect the profusion of the vibrantly colored roses during Piaget's planting of a special rose bush in the famous Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.

Tips on hosting the perfect poolside affair

Ina Garten's number one rule is keeping it simple and classic when it comes to hosting summertime get togethers. Design menus that are outdoor friendly, delicious and loaded with knock-'em-dead eye appeal!

Feeling blue?

Designer Amy Coe reveals her own passion for the color blue and shares her own tips on creating the perfect room using this versatile hue.

Designer Trudy Dujardin brings a Nantucket dream home to life

A family-style beach house is transformed into the perfect in-town perch. The traditional six-bedroom shingle-style cottage was one of three being built in a highly sought-after neighborhood that’s just a fifteen-minute walk to town, five minutes to the bike path and beach.

Designers Create Fabulous Tablescapes for The 2013 Red & White Ball

The Metro New York North Chapter of the American Red Cross with media sponsor Cottages & Gardens Publications held the annual Red & White Ball on May 11. Designers helped transform the NetJets Hangar at Westchester County Airport by creating fabulous tablescapes for guests to enjoy. Here are this year’s dazzling designs!

Summer Inspirations: Accessories, Appliances and Gifts

We've discovered some of this summer's must-have products. Give the gift of nautical inspired barware from maker MW Coastal Goods in Mystic to your beach loving friends or test out this pizza lover's dream by firing up Klaff's Artisan Fire outdoor pizza oven to create the perfect pie.

Style Setters of the Hamptons

We asked those in the know what they are looking forward to most this summer. See what they had to say!

Bathe in Luxury

Refresh your bathroom with new fittings, fixtures and more.

Straight off the vine

Joey and Marc Wolffer follow in their father's footsteps when it comes to wine making. This year they celebrate Wolffer Estate Vineyard's 25th anniversary.

Discover peaceful Enders Island off of the coast of Mystic

This little-known gem boasts serene waterfront gardens alongside heavenly views of the Sound. All are welcome to visit this 11-acre island, which is home to the Society of St. Edmund, an order of Catholic priests and brothers.

New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond

It's summer—time to kick back and relax on seating pieces so attractive, it's hard to tell they're made especially for the outdoors. See what summer loungers we've got our eye on.

Measured Elegance

Update a classic look with one-of-a-kind handsome timepieces by Ralph Lauren to Cartie rand more.

Point One Architects creates a sculptural riverfront modern

Architect Rick Staub designed the 9,000-square-foot structure as a series of pods sited on the footprint of the original house, stepped up and angled slightly to capture views of the Connecticut River and the hills of Lyme.

In East Hampton, the work of bookbinder Paul Vogel speaks volumes

Paul Vogel likes to take his time on a project. Journals, photo albums, and rare book restorations are all specialties the bespoke bookbinder offers, but his favorite of all is creating a book from scratch with just some paper, needle and thread.

These containers make a strong case for beauty

Our expert has discovered antique boxes made for all occasions. For child's play, this circa-1940 wooden nesting box can be easily stacked and used as an interactive toy while a chic 1950's Louis Vuitton steamer trunk can double as decorative storage or a cocktail table.

Some Timely Notions for Dad's Big Day

These handsome timepieces will make big time statements. From Ebel's funky 100 with green alligator strap to the classic Ole Mathiesen stainless steel and blue dial watch with black leather strap, both are sure to fit the many wrists of the men in your life.

Serene Thumb

Simplicty rules in Christopher LaGuardia's landscape designs.

Designer and Sportsman Bobby Dekeyser Celebrates Outdoor Living

High-school dropout, former professional soccer goalie and DEDON founder Bobby Dekeyser has created one of the world's outstanding outdoor furniture design firms, with celebrities such as Brad Pitt waiting in line for his pieces.

Garden Inspiration

Designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch converts a bare-bones garage into a top-of-the-line potting shed.

Landscape designer Thomas Hoblyn discusses his go-to North American flora

From Vita Sackville West’s gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, and Stourhead’s lakeside tulip trees and redwoods to the Pagoda vistas at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Britain’s ornamental landscape owes an abiding debt to the plants of North America.

The Indoors Out: Outdoor Space

Update an outdoor space with unique interior-inspired styles from pre-weathered tables to outdoor concrete bar carts. We've got everything you need to complete your own backyard escape.

From Greenwich to the World

Interior designer Cindy Rinfret shares tips and tricks for elegant yet comfortable designs

A Litchfield County couple creates a Rossiter-inspired home

Working with Sharon architectural consultant Birch Coffey, this couple decided to build a new ‘old’ home that would include a strong sense of the Rossiter style so prevalent in the area.

Treasure Island

Nantucket's charms lure visitors to return again and again. Find out where to go and what to visit.

A Sunday Stroll at the Spring Antiques Show at The Park Avenue Armory

Blue skies, sunshine and tulips blossomed along Park Avenue in Manhattan this past weekend while the third edition of the Art and Antique Dealers League of America spring show took place at the venerable and historic Armory.

Sandra's sanctuary comes to life with help from her friend

Decorator Todd Black completely renovates Sandra Ballentine's Murray Hill apartment into the penthouse of her dreams. With a proper kitchen and quaint terrace space, Black creates the perfect home for Ballentine to entertain and quietly work on her writing.

South Beach Bacchanalia

Each February, 60,000 people descend to Miami to party under white tents with celebrity chefs and wine makers. South Beach's Wine & Food Festival is one of the biggest star-studded events in the food and wine industry today. Check out who came out to party!

Decorator Jenny Wolf's inspiration comes from her clients

A former fashionista who worked as a visual merchandiser for Ralph Lauren, takes a stylish approach to the world of interior design.

Landscape designer Katie Brown creates an easygoing, informal garden on her home turf

There were a number of challenges to creating a garden, including a serious lack of water and tricky topography. Under Katie Brown’s watch, the landscape has become a winding patchwork of calm and cozy, discrete garden spaces, shifting in character from one to the next.

Embrace the great outdoors with a fresh, new look

Whether you are hosting an outdoor gathering or updating your backyard space, we've got just what you are looking for. Create a tranquil space indoors or outdoors with DEDON's multifaceted garden partition or set a table for guests with Link Outdoor's vibrant fabric collection in bright yellows, greens and blues.

Welcome to Derby day

On Saturday, May 4, the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, known as the greatest two minutes in sports, took place at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Here is a list of places in Manhattan that hosted the infamous event.

Decorator Michael Rosenberg completes an Ohio couple's pied-à-terre

After settling on a 14th-floor, 3,400-square-foot apartment in New York City, an Ohio couple's recent transition meant a gut renovation to their new abode. The couple wanted to create a three-bedroom layout that flowed effortlessly and provided ample space for entertaining. They decided to call on decorator Michael Rosenberg.

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Designer Spotlight

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Lovas Architects
Every project is a unique response to each client's lifestyle and programmatic needs as well as site characteristics and surrounding context. We create buildings that harmonize with their environment and dovetail into existing buildings when necessary. Styles are based in classical forms yet designed for a modern lifestyle. We work closely with our clients, to interpret their desires and are committed to providing each project, large or small, with the utmost in personal, specialized attention.

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Builder Spotlight

Ben Krupinski Builder
Ben Krupinski Builder has been building luxury homes of the highest quality for over 30 years. From custom coastal, country and city residences to remodels and historic renovations, they are respected for their integrity and innovation by discerning clients, visionary architects and world-class designers. For projects of both modest and expansive scale, they work to exacting standards delivering consistent excellence through value engineering, deep knowledge and vast resources in the Hamptons, NYC and Connecticut.

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Property of Note

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15 Duck Pond Road, Westport, CT
Welcome to the water’s edge. Poised on Saugatuck Harbor, this gated waterfront oasis boasts open and elegant interiors that take advantage of sweeping views of the marina. Discover a gourmet kosher kitchen, master spa bath with sauna, and home gym. Take in fabulous sunrises, sunsets and rainbows over the water from the inviting balconies and rooftop deck where you have a front row seat for Westport’s Fourth of July fireworks. Minutes from town and train!



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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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