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A Taste of Fall

Ready to begin planning and planting? The greatest rewards are found in marrying easy-to-maintain edible landscapes such as container vegetable gardens, orchards, and grape vines with succulent fall landscapes that are visually compelling. “One of the secrets to creating a meaningful and memorable outdoor space is engaging the user with her natural environment; including edible elements in a finished landscape is a great way of fostering that interaction. Blueberry bushes, pumpkin patches, kale beds, and crabapples bring color and diversity to the seasonal garden palette while also offering scrumptious treats at the dinner table! Edible landscapes provide an easy opportunity of connecting with nature that is regenerative and nurturing for both our minds and bodies,” said Jonathan Tan, Associate Designer, at the LaurelRock Company.

The 2014 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Horses and riders in the ring aren't the only competitors on closing day of the Hampton Classic. Every year, innovative decorators play off equestrian themes, beach topics, end-of-summer flowers, business logos, bright bursts of color, to create table settings for their guests in the ringside VIP tent. The Editor in Chief of HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens), Kendell Cronstrom, selects the winning tables each year. Choosing among the myriad creations isn't easy but here is the outcome this year.

Congratulations to the 2014 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2014 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards! Find out who took home awards in the categories of Kitchen Design, Bath Design, Interior Design, Garden Design, Architecture, and Innovative Product

Christopher Peacock on the Latest Design Trend: Luxury Dressing Rooms

According to lifestyle product designer Christopher Peacock, luxury dressing rooms are the home design trend of today. Peacock is known for transforming raw timbers into cabinetry for kitchens, libraries and bathrooms. He recently utilized his attention to impeccable detail and color to create a show stopping dressing room for the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. The warm, cheerful pink walls of the closet livened the mood of the home and put a smile on the faces of visitors.

32 Hostess Gifts to Bring to Your Next Summer Soirée

Show your appreciation in style with one of these summer-perfect hostess gifts. From Michael Aram's Fig collection mesh-lid serving bowl, which keeps party food pest-free, to stackable, hand-blown uranium glass bowls, designed by Pia Wüstenberg of Utopia & Utility, which make ideal catchalls or petite snack bowls for cocktail parties, consider this roundup a checklist for your next RSVP.

Holiday House Hamptons Extended Thru September 1

By popular demand, we are thrilled to announce that the 2014 Holiday House Hamptons has been extended through Labor Day, September 1st! Buy your tickets now! Love what you see at the show house? Designers from the 2014 Holiday House Hamptons have partnered with online marketplace Chairish to sell items featured in their rooms.

Tea for Two Hundred

Everybody was dressed in white, but the watchword wasn't "Tennis anyone?" – it was "Tea, everyone" at the 17th annual Tea for Two Hundred reception held in the gardens of hosts Gael Hammer and Gary Goodwin in Washington Depot.

Privet House Debuts a Pop-up Series, Kicking off with a Spotlight on Madeline Weinrib

Enter Privet Lives, a shop next door that will feature collaborations with notable designers, artisans and brands whose products are hard to find in the area. When the store opened up next door, Cassano and Lamberston knew that it would be the perfect locale to create a space fit for the spectacular products of Madeline Weinrib, whose work the duo has always coveted. What Cassano describes as “the world of Madeline Weinrib” debuted this past Saturday. She explains, “The small, intimate space is a riot of color and pattern that allows you to get up close and personal and engage with everything.”

Luxury Under Foot: Amy Darrah on Edelman Leather’s Collaboration with Ruckstuhl

On the market for some beautiful custom leather? Edelman Leather is your go-to, and designers have trusted the luxury brand with all of their clients’ leather needs for decades. Looking to bring clients a wider variety of natural, quality materials to enhance their living spaces, the iconic brand met its European match in Ruckstuhl, a Swiss manufacturer with a remarkably similar history in the design industry. A chance introduction by a mutual friend brought Edelman Leather president Amy Darrah and Ruckstuhl CEO Peter Ruckstuhl together, and it was instantly clear that these brands should connect.

Announcing the 2014 HC&G IDA FInalists

HC&G's Innovation in Design Awards honors outstanding design in the categories of Architecture, Interior Design, Kitchen, Bath, Garden Design and Innovative Product Design

Peter Fasano Discusses His Artist Process and Inspiration for His New Collection of Handmade Textiles

It is really exciting for us when somebody comes to us with an idea that allows our thinking to go in a different direction. We have a private client that we’ve been doing a lot of work for recently. She had an idea based loosely on a Monet painting and a botanical print that would incorporate flowers and perennials in her garden. The key in cases like this is to get a client to point to a visual realization in some form that will eliminate nine of the 10 possibilities.

Meet the Designers: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Project Design 2014

The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH-LI) continues in 2014 with Phase II of Project Design, a renovation initiative that will bring together more than 45 of America's leading interior designers. Phase II will continue with the addition of 24 bedrooms, four kitchens, five common areas, laundry rooms and the creation of a brand new fitness center and meditation room.

Editor at Large Covers RMH Pre-construction Party Hosted by NYC&G at Friars Club

With 25 designer mood boards spread throughout the Friar's Club in New York City last week, the design community reveled at what Phase II of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s (RMH-LI) Project Design will soon look like.

Editor at Large Announces ‘Prince of Chintz’ as NYC&G Innovator

Mario Buatta will receive the 2014 Innovator award at NYC&G’s (New York Cottages & Gardens) second annual Innovation in Design Awards on September 17 at the Harvard Club in New York City.

Announcing the 2014 NYC&G Innovation in Design Judges

Presenting the seven design leaders who will help decide the winners of the prestigious NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards.

Editor at Large Share Two-Part Video Segment of CTC&G IDA Highlights

CTC&G recognizes top talent at the Innovation in Design Awards, Part I
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