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What’s New

Tropical Punch

Decorator Muriel Brandolini glams up her Hampton Bays getaway with layers of fabric and full-on color

Spirits of the Season

My holiday wish list of notable potables

Winter Wonderland

Get into the holiday spirit by establishing a new Litchfield County tradition

Inside the Governor's Residence: Guest Cottage Living Room, Power Room, Hall, and Study

Check out Catherine Cleare's redesign of the guest cottage.

Color Boards: Guest Cottage Living Room, Powder Room, Hall, and Study

Catherine Cleare reveals her choices for paint, fabric, tile and more.

Did You See Us on WFSB 3 with Scot Haney This Weekend?

Watch editorial director DJ Carey give Better Connecticut's Scot Haney a tour of the newly renovated Governor's mansion.

Deeds and Dont’s

Inside stories behind area real estate deals

Amazing Chairs From Pink Aid!

Talented designers created custom pink chairs that lined the Escada runway at Mitchells during the Pink Chair Fashion Show. As a founding partner, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens helped Mitchells raise $300,000 to support women in their fight against breast cancer.

Falling for Gems

Stunning pieces in green, gold and red celebrate the glorious colors of Autumn

Everyone's Talking About The People's Project!

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens makeover of the Governor's Residence is breaking news all over the state. See who's talking about us!

Designs & Details: Spotlight on the Companies Behind The People's Project

An inside look at some of the contributing companies who generously contributed to The People's Project.

Welcome To The People’s Project

14 Connecticut designers (and artisans, contractors, painters and products) give the Governor’s Residence a modern-day makeover

Editor's Letter: Residence Redux

Insights about this historic issue from editorial director D.J. Carey

A Closer Look Inside the Governor's Residence: Shopping Out of the Box

Shop with the designers behind C&G's makeover of the Governor's Residence.

Inside the Governor's Residence: Jamie Drake's Reception Area Redesign

Inside the Governor's Residence: Philip Gorrivan's Sunroom Redesign

Shopping Out of the Box

Accessories, shops, jewelry, books, people, and gifts

Charlotte Moss

Elegant yet practical, the decorating doyenne shows a real flair for living

Orient Expression

Italian design visionary Mauro Lipparini makes his mark in the new style-conscious-China

See the First Photos Inside the Redecorated Governor's Residence!

Take a look at the first official tour of C&G's makeover of the Residence with Ken Dixon of The Stamford Advocate.

Litchfield, My Muse

Finding design inspiration during the change of seasons

C&G is Turning Heads with Pink Aid

Westport News covers C&G's Pink Aid design event at Mitchells to fight cancer

Grand Central Respite

Check out this amazing photography exhibit that just opened at Vanderbilt Hall

The 18th Century Revisited

Book excerpt from Clarence House: The Art of the Textile-Fabric for the Inspired Home

California Dreamin'

A return to America’s wine roots: Napa and Sonoma valleys

Architects You Should Know

Meet some of the most talented and successful architects in the area, experts who understand the importance of a well-designed home. They can help make your dream home a reality.

Fashion Forward

The new president of Scalamandré looks to the past for the future

From Russia With Love

The "Venice of the North" gallerist is passionate about design

The Unveiling of The People's Project

Governor Dannel Malloy, pictured with DJ Carey of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine, hosted a cocktail reception to celebrate the beautiful refurbished public rooms of the Residence.

It's Showtime

Rooms created by area talent showcase the best in today's design at this year's Designer Showhouse of Westchester

Design Fundamentals

Riverbend showroom offers ideas and inspiration under one roof

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Magazine Helps Preserve Historic Connecticut Governor’s Residence with “People’s Project”

Connecticut Design Community Comes Together to Update Public Spaces of Governor’s Residence.

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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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