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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.

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Designer Spotlight

Diana Jonason Interior Design
Diana’s design approach and passion for each project focuses on collaboration and personalized design to ensure each client receives their dream vision. The only way to have a fully successful project is to ensure all your resources are connected- starting with the architect and interior designer. “We both need to be playing on the same team, which ends up being a win-win for all players and the most successful outcome for my clients. My goal is to create an enjoyable experience for everyone, ensuring that each project is creative, exciting and fun- as it should be.

Diana Jonason
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530 Park Avenue, 14A
Striking 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home with open south views of the New York City skyline, and sun flooding through new windows from every room. The fantastic layout offers separation and double bedroom wings, each with designated baths. The chef’s kitchen features handcrafted Smallbone cabinets, Pietra Cardosa granite counters, and Italian porcelain floors. 530 Park Avenue amenities offer concierge, fitness center, children's room, sitting rooms overlooking an antique fountain and garden, media center, and library.

View more details about 530 Park Avenue, 14A
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