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A Curated Collection of Materials For Floors, Counters and Walls

Color and texture variations add beauty and a sense of history to surfaces. Here, a collection of surface materials to inspire your next design project, including porcelain tile from Nemo Tile, Artistic Tile's Arpell, Aparici's Pashmina textured ceramic wall tile and Thesize's Neolith Iron line.

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Multi-Faceted

Flaunting sharp angles and a futuristic play on lines, today’s cutting-edge accessories are the latest examples of design-world derring-do. Here, a selection of multi-faceted home accessories, including Donghia’s Origami Temko table lamp, the Facet side table by John Lyle Design and geometric Poly bookends by New York–based design studio Egg Collective.

Ballymaloe Cookery School Offers Peace and Plenty on The Emerald Isle

Ballymaloe’s gardens and greenhouses provide an intensive 12-week certification curriculum is for those interested in pursuing a career in the food industry or anyone who aspires to cook more confidently at home. It focuses on basic culinary principles, professional techniques and exposure to international cuisines.

C&G Shop the Look: A Relaxed Three-Season Room

When designer Jennifer O’Reilly restored her antique Westport home, she made a point of creating a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe in every room, including the home's three-season porch, which was outfitted with teak and bamboo furnishings. Here, a collection of inspired items with a similar look and feel.

Architectural Jewelry in Gold and Bronze

These five pieces, including Alexis Bittar's Ribbon cuff, Roberto Coin's Pois Ring, Marmol Radziner's Natural Spirit knuckle ring, Pico Design's Cube earrings and Reed Krakoff's T-Bar cuff, conjure up visions of iconic landmark architecture.

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.

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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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Yankee Custom Builder
Yankee Custom Builder’s priority is maintaining your original concept within budget and on schedule. YCB strives to make the process of building a home gratifying rather than overwhelming by providing clear communication and valuable product knowledge. This allows our clients to feel comfortable every step of the way. Because of our excellence in service, the majority of our business comes from architects & designers who feel confident in recommending us to their valued clients.

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Property of Note

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6 Juniper Point Road, Branford, CT
Classic modernism, refined materials and stunning LI Sound views imbue this steel framed waterfront property with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, open floor plan, concrete radiant heated floors, high ceilings, large rooms and walls of glass. The main floor master is nearly 900 square feet with en-suite guest bedrooms, study and private in-law apartment set apart. A zen-like court-yard features a heated Gunite pool. Shoreline living at its architectural best.

6 Juniper Point Road

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23 Remington Road
23 Remington Road is a 2,759-square-foot home in the River Road neighborhood of Palmetto Bluff. This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home features a living room that effortlessly flows into the kitchen and back porch. Two gas brick fireplaces, custom molding and ample outdoor living space add a layer of charm. Conveniently located, this home is within walking distance of an amenity center and the River Road Preserve, a 120-acre protected maritime forest.

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Historic Wyndecote
Built in the heyday of 19th century Hamptons summers, Wyndecote has been meticulously renovated for which John David Rose won the 2018 AIA Peconic design award for outstanding achievement in historic preservation. The home offers ten bedrooms, eleven baths, three half-baths, and seven fireplaces. Among the refurbished and reinstalled elements are the 70+ “lead” paned windows. Wyndecote was built originally by noted owner-architect Robert H. Henderson, and hosted the Duke of Windsor and the King of Spain among its guests.

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248 Gay Street, Sharon, CT
Expansive & protected western views from this 5BR, 5BA completely renovated home on 18 acres in Sharon, CT. Kitchen, Dining, and Family Room open to an enclosed porch with distant views. Living Room w/fireplace overlooks pastoral views and pond. First-floor master suite with fireplace. 3 Upper BRs and 2 Full BAs. Guest suite w/ full BA & separate entry. Bonus Room in Basement. Heated Gunite Pool. Privately situated.

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