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An East Hampton quilter follows her own pattern

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is one of Ameirca's top quilters, but she's hardly the bespectacled grandmother one might expect. Working out of her East Hampton home some might call her the "it girl" of the modern quilt movement.

10 Innovative Products

Our CTC&G IDA judges handpick 10 design projects from IDA winners that inspire—and that we applaud!

Architecture Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Architecture!

Landscape Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Landscape!

Kitchen Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Kitchen!

Bath Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Bath!

Interior Design Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Interior Design!

New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond

We've gathered some great garden finds that will help you perfect your green thumb. From Italian made shears to weatherproof garden stools, you'll have a notable garden in no time.

Master of Irreverent Luxury

We sat down with this year's CTC&G Innovator Award Recipient, Jonathan Adler. Find out what motivates and inspires this talented designer!

Great Ideas from IDA winners

Our CTC&G IDA judges handpick 10 design projects from IDA winners that inspire—and that we applaud!

Heads Up!

Our expert has uncovered unique pieces from all over the world. From a French zinc horse head to Karl Schwartz wire sculptures, these antiques are headed to become the perfect addition to someone's home.

Landscape designer Michael Derrig gets the max out of the minimal

After launching Landscape Details in 2002, Derrig has built his business to become a full-service landscape construction firm. From small jobs to big jobs, Derrig enjoys incorporating pieces throughout the the entire garden.

Hamptons Cocktail Crawl

Our top tippler turns weekend warrior, sipping her way across the East End. See the top places to catch a weekend drink in the Hamptons!

This artist’s pieces are worth the wait

Jack Youngerman has a specific process that brings his paintings on smooth rocks to life, taking the time he needs. With over 60 years of success there’s no need for change.

Collecting doesn’t have to be a childhood pastime

There are no rules, from Karen Boltax’s mid-century glass by Blenko and Per Lütken of Holmegrad to Kim Keller’s seashells; each serves to make an individual happy.

Wine enthusiasts unite at Société du Vin

When creating this exclusive haven, Leslie Alexander and Elvis Restaino spared no expense. For a price of $50,000 100 members can have state of the art storage, receptions and tastings.

Brighten up your summer and beyond!

Summertime is the perfect excuse to bring out your love of bright colors both in and outside of your home. From hammocks to bikes to bar carts, let your love of color sine through.

The secret history of the Hampton's Sylvester Manor

Landscape historian Mac Griswold unveils the truth behind a Shelter Island slave plantation in her new book The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island.

A design approach that's steeped in history and decorative arts

An architect and design historian, Thomas Jayne is known for his unique, self-defined "Decoration: Ancient and Modern" approach to interiors.

A light-filled surprise hides behind this Westport home’s traditional exterior

To suit the homeowners’ minimalist sensibility, architect Christopher Pagliaro designed a home respectful of the community on the outside, while leaving any hint of classic Connecticut at the doorstep.

These stylish table toppers have caught our expert's eye

Silver plated Art Deco knives and 1960s Danish Modern rosewood salt and pepper shakers are sure to bring some table talk to your next dinner party. Check out the rest of our treasured finds!

Having shellfish?

Pick a shellfish, then a cooking method; we've got the perfect wine pairing for all of your favorite under the sea delights.

Designers Anthony Baratta and Susanna Salk share their stylish tablescapes

At this year's Red & White Ball top designers perfected their tablescapes for all to see. The annual event benefited the Metro New York North Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Chef Frederic Kieffer shares tips for entertaining on the water

Take your next onboard get-together to the next level with these simple yet elegant menu ideas from Chef Frederic Kieffer, chef-owner of the Artisan Restaurant at the Delamar in Southport.

The French connection

The American Friends of Versailles will be hosting their sixth Grand Gala Extraordinaire. This year's funds will help to preserve the frescos and architectural details of the Queen's Guard Room. Many of the group's events will contribute to restoring and preserving a piece of Versailles history.

A deep blue sea

A recent trip to Paris reveals the color blue's worldwide allure. From fabrics and wallpapers to porcelain and crystal, shades of blue from navy to lagoon appeared at both Paris shows Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off.

Give it a swirl!

Loosen up and get ready to party with these fun and vibrant summertime pieces.

Beinfield Architecture and Havilande Whitcomb Design collaborate on a pool pavilion

Greek temple and mid-century modern combine in a timeless poolside sanctuary with green features that help it naturally blend into the landscape.

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.

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Builder Spotlight

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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

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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Builder Spotlight

Consiglio Builders
Consiglio Builders is a luxury residential construction company located on the East End of Long Island. We have developed a unique method of residential construction in the Hamptons—we call it "The Considered Approach." It stems from our experience which demonstrates that meticulous planning and transparency throughout the process, combined with our expertise and emphasis on perfection, enable us to deliver consistently the best-constructed homes on time and within budget to our discerning clientele.

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Property of Note

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80 Brookwood Drive, Briarcliff Manor, NY
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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Property of Note

6 Bluewater Lane, Westport, CT
Exquisite Westport Compo Beach residence in the Bluewater Association offers a unique and masterfully executed blend of custom elegance with sophisticated architectural details for an extraordinary LI Sound waterfront experience. Enjoy endless waterviews from the abundance of floor to ceiling windows, French doors and balconies which span the entire length of the house and open to expansive outdoor spaces with terraces, lawns, an al fresco kitchen and a wrap-around infinity pool with spa.

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Property of Note

235 McCagg Road, Kinderhook, NY
Just like a fine Swiss watch, this exceptional property is masterfully designed, precisely constructed, and meticulously cared for. Neatly nestled on 95 acres of rolling fields and woodlands, architect Clark and Green created a structure of glass, stone, and wood, which is elegant, warm, and lighthearted. Absolute privacy, with stunning views and pristine landscaping create a country retreat with a zen like atmosphere. Life will be that much sweeter enjoying the bounty of the Hudson Valley from this extraordinary property.

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Property of Note

12 Sunnyside Lane, Westport, CT
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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