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A Style Diva Jazzes up Her Carnegie Hill Digs with All Her Favorite Things

For fashion editor and new-media maven Cricket Burns, life is a mix of color, memories, Mick Jagger, and Chanel.

Lee Ann Thornton Keeps it Fresh and Young for a Family of Five

Interior designer Lee Ann Thornton likes to plan ahead. So much so that when a young couple seeks her expertise for their home, she often begins by envisioning the baby shower, followed by the tenth birthday party, high school graduation, maybe a wedding in the living room. “I think about families being together and being together in every room of the house,” she says. “I think, too, about every joyous celebration that a family could observe over the years. I design with that in mind.”

George Stacey's Women

Though not nearly as well known as his contemporaries, such as Billy Baldwin and Sister Parish, interior designer George Stacey had a lasting impact on 20th-century decorating—in addition to an impressive client list, as Maureen Footer points out in her new biography, just out from Rizzoli

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Not Your Basic Bookcase

Protect your favorite reads with one of these five case goods.

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Florigami

A collection of patterned objects from MissoniHome, Dash & Albert, Chilewich, Donghia, Haus Interior and Roche Bobois

Get to Know Samuel Amoia of Samuel Amoia Associates

Though just 31, Samuel Amoia is practically an industry veteran. His year-old firm, Samuel Amoia Associates, already has a bevy of projects in the works, including a penthouse at the 1 Hotel & Homes in South Beach and a loft on lower Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, among others.

Posh Wallpapers in Haute Hues

Smart, cheerful color schemes make interiors smile for spring. Co-produced by interior designer Patrick Mele and CTC&G editorial director D.J. Carey, browse the latest posh papers in haute hues from the trade’s top fabric houses.

Designer Sherrill Canet Lends a Sophisticated Air to a Tudor-style Beauty in Syosset

Even though there are no dogs or cats on hand in this new-construction, Tudor-style house in Syosset, petting is allowed, if not encouraged. So exquisite and invitingly textured are all the wall surfaces and furnishings that guests feel compelled to reach out and touch them.

Litchfield County Farm Landscape Plum Creek

What happens when two gardeners make too many forays to Britain and return home laden with visions? An estate emerges and rocks roll. But first, they had to find a way in. Instead of a swank house or even a driveway, the stone walls were the deal clincher. And it’s fortunate that the two found the on-site masonry so compelling, because the rocks played a starring role in the taming of Plum Creek Farm.

Andy Glazer Transforms a Historic Rowayton Boarding House

“Everybody thought I was crazy. But in my mind, that ensures it’s a really good project,” says builder and developer Andy Glazer of the Glazer Group about the landmark building that he transformed into private residences. Originally built in 1848 in the heart of Rowayton as a summer hotel, later used as a private residence and then again as a single room occupancy hotel, Winthrop House sat around for years before Glazer got his hands on it. No stranger to buildings with a history, a good bit of Glazer’s work involves those with a storied past.

A Fairfield County Shoreline Home Awash in Blues and Greens

Certain architectural details, like the house’s turret with its copper bell roof, conjure up an image of a formal interior. Custom built by architect Robert Storm and Bluewater Home Builders, the house is anything but. “The clients found a terrific parcel of land, and they wanted to build their dream home,” says Darren Andreoli of Bluewater Home Builders. Bluewater introduced them to Robin Liotta of HB Home Interior Design to help round out their vision for the inside: transitional, not super modern, and anything but boring.

Architect Nancy Thiel Designs a Classic Farm-Style Residence in Fairfield

The property's proximity to protected wetlands provided natural inspiration for the farmhouse concept. “There’s incredible wildlife on the property, including amazing birds,” says Thiel. “No matter where you walk inside, you feel connected to the outdoors.”

A Couple with an Affinity for Modern Design Transform a Traditional Darien Colonial

Longtime Darien residents John and Lulu McPhee were perfectly content with the 1937 center hall Colonial they bought in 2002. The only thing it needed was a new kitchen. But small house projects have a way of taking on a life of their own, and soon the McPhees were sitting down with an architect and drawing up plans for an ambitious renovation. “Once we got started, the question often wasn’t ‘why do something?’ but ‘why not?’”

Michelle Smith Studio MRS Interiors Greenwich Village Apartment Tour

A native of Morgan City, Louisiana, Smith has been collecting antiques and furniture her entire life, and many of her most beloved pieces can be found throughout her new digs. “I was renovating this apartment while working at a big law firm, and after leaving work each night and checking on the status, I realized that my passion for drawing cabinet elevations and choosing bath fixtures surpassed my interest in reviewing litigation documents.”

32 Decorative Rugs in the Season's Coolest Hues

From the deep blue sea to subtle shades, from unique textures to tones from across the neutral palette, these rugs elevate the appeal of any room. Here, 32 of our favorites.

Tilton Fenwick Puts a Fresh Spin on an Artist's Loft in SoHo

With their trademark being a fresh, contemporary take on traditional design, decorators Suysel dePedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster made their name by employing bold colors and patterns in even the most mundane spaces. Then came a third leap of faith: a client who had just purchased an artist’s loft downtown and wanted to turn it into a warm, kid-friendly environment for her young family.

Inside Painter Robert Kelly's Bowery Studio

The timeworn but still elegant façade of Beethoven Hall, a circa-1860 meeting hall and community center just off the Bowery, hardly evokes the archetype of the quintessential New York artist’s loft. But once inside the live-work space of abstract painter Robert Kelly, you are suddenly immersed in the now. Or at least that’s how it looks on first glance.

David Oldroyd's Design of a Minimalist Russian Hill Aerie

When you can see four bridges,10 church spires, mountains, ocean and most of San Francisco’s architectural landmarks from your 17th-floor apartment in Russian Hill, the sky’s not the limit—it’s the starting point.

The Bay Area’s Dynamic Yoga Tradition Takes Shape in a Retreat by Aidlin Darling Design

Listen closely at break of day, and you might just hear a collective “Om” as thousands of yogis greet the sun. The Bay Area’s tradition of finding balance in Eastern practices is a vital one, and, rising like a materialized mantra over the Sonoma hills, a recent Aidlin Darling Design project—a private retreat featuring a yoga pavilion—is its latest manifestation.

Interior Designer Elizabeth Martin Designs a Family-Friendly Residence in Silicon Valley

While some designers would consider appointing a home from scratch as the ideal situation, Martin believes that incorporating the homeowners’ existing pieces goes a long way. “You can have the most beautiful new furniture, but without personal effects, something’s missing."

Bernard Trainor Artfully Transforms a Rugged Carmel Property into a Picturesque Landscape

“It is such a crazy, difficult site to grow plants on,” notes Trainor of the inhospitable home site in Carmel. “We had to make things grow in rocky crevices. But, in a very rugged environment, you still have to give the client super-livable, comfortable spaces.”

Interior Designer Angela Free Transforms a 1920s Marina Home

To achieve an interior that was classic and tailored yet modern (a Free signature), the designer relied heavily on subtle colors and textures. Throughout the home, walls and ceilings were treated to soothing, contemporary paint colors; the blue-gray palette evokes the foggy neighborhood. “There’s a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors,” notes Free.

Introducing SFC&G's Editor in Chief, Alisa Carroll

Editor in Chief, Alisa Carroll. Alisa has lived in San Francisco for a decade and is deeply engaged with the design community. She has written for many publications, and this month, Rizzoli publishes her first book, Jay Jeffers: Collected Cool, a monograph co-written with the celebrated Bay Area interior designer.

Gray and Gold

Two quintessential San Francisco hues segue from the hills to home

Crimson Horticultural Rarities Expands in Temescal Alley

“We wanted to keep the shop as cozy as possible, to keep the same warm and inviting feel,” says Futeral. “In our old space, you could barely shop, but everyone would say, ‘How amazing! It smells so good!’ We still wanted it to feel like you were engulfed in this little world.”

Randy Tuell and Victoria Reynolds Create Works Rooted in Nature

The artists give us insight into their creative process, which, while rooted in nature, always yields something luxurious.

Local Mission Market Combines a Handcrafted Aesthetic with Tech-Savvy Touches

“There’s a real sense of community here,” says a patron who stops in several times a week. “We know the cheesemonger’s name, and he knows our daughter’s favorite cheese.” That’s just the kind of place Milgrom was striving for, one that values transparency, connection and intimacy.

Scribe Winery Marks its Seventh Year with Three New Vintages

After just seven years, owner-vintners Andrew and Adam Mariani have transformed it into an ecologically minded label with a serious following. This year, the brothers continue to craft their story with three carefully cultivated new vintages.

Earthy Hues of Black, Brown and Gray set the Current Palette for Diamonds

Moodier hues give jewelry an edge

9 Top Designers Share Their Share Their Saturday Design Circuits

We asked a smart set of the city’s top designers, and our editor in chief, where they head for design inspiration on lazy Saturday afternoons (and learned design scouting is fueled more often by cocktails than caffeine).

Behind the Scenes with Design Icon Suzanne Tucker

Suzanne Tucker began her career with legendary California designer Michael Taylor before founding her own firm, Tucker & Marks. In addition to her perennial presence on the AD 100 list, her accomplishments include her sumptuous Suzanne Tucker Home textile line, a collection of china for Royal Limoges and, most recently, her second book, Interiors: The Romance of Design

Mixed-Up Mosaics Turns Shattered Glass into Works of Art

In 1995, after discovering their shared passion for mosaics, co-owners Allison Goldenstein and Lesley Provenzano started making flowerpots and picture frames in a small studio the size of a one-car garage. Today their company makes mosaic artwork, glass-coated furniture, murals, and wall finishings for clients ranging from Las Vegas hotels to movie sets (Sex and the City 2) to the L’Oréal headquarters in Manhattan.

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The Tailored Home
Now with shops in Greenwich and Westport, Jhon Ortiz andThe Tailored Home have become the area’s premier furniture design business. All new designs are created by Jhon and manufactured at his atelier in Norwalk. Stop by their latest shop at 2 Greenwich Avenue to see what you’ve been missing!


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Domus Constructors: Malachowski Project
It was impossible for our clients to resist purchasing the property on this private road in Darien. The exterior facade had not been updated since it was built in 1941 and while some interior updates were relatively recent, the quality and styling did not meet their standards. The project included an addition and complete renovation of the kitchen, and much of the first floor. Upgrading HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems were also completed.


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Haver & Skolnick Architects
Haver & Skolnick Architects creates award-winning homes of timeless design, providing personal service & impeccable attention to detail. For 22 years, Charles Haver, AIA and Stewart Skolnick, AIA have offered a single source for architecture, interior design and landscape architecture, creating seamless environments which are a reflection of their clients’ personalities. The firm has been nationally recognized for comfortable, classic country homes and elegant apartments which reflect history while responding to a contemporary lifestyle.

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WORLD CLASS NEW SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE HOME WITH POOL
Located close to ocean beaches in a very popular section of Southampton Village, this top-to-bottom thoroughly-renovated, transitional/modern residence is done and move-in ready. Light-toned wide-plank flooring, dark-toned accents, wide horizontal wainscoting, superb modern bathrooms, and a brand new ultra- modern kitchen with top appliances have all been installed. The six-bedroom, six-bath home includes a finished lower level, covered patio, back yard with 30'x12' heated Gunite pool, and pool house with attached garage.



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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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