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Peruvian pisco bring exotic flair to the common cocktail

Recently, top shelf piscos have finally begun making a real play in the U.S. The Peruvian grape distillate so popular across Latin America can be rough around the edges. But the premium piscos have great nuanced depth.

Designer Warren Muller creates lighting sculpture born of a marriage between art and design

Calipers, wheels, wooden mallets, deer antlers, candy dishes, an entire Mini Cooper are among the objects Warren Muller assembles into fantastic, sculptural lighitng fixtures destined for museums, offices, restaurants and private homes.

Add unique appeal to every room with these beautiful designs

From classic botanical patterns to eclectic animal prints, uncover a room's visual interest with an array of eye-catching wallcoverings. Patterns from makers like Brunschwig & Fil's to Hermès have the perfect print to add the right amount of attraction to your space.

A trip to Scotland that delivers Old-World luxury and hands on adventure

A tour of Scotland aboard the elegant Royal Scotsman—the Orient Express train, allowed its passengers to take in the countryside while watching sheep-dotted meadows and sipping on afternoon tea and cocktails.

Designer Cecilia Dupire's Upper East Side apartment is filled with bright ideas

It takes a particular vision to blend minimalism and handicraft, yet designer Cecilia Dupire does just that. "I love a setting that has a sense of peace, but I also like to include vivid, colorful hand-worked pieces to add another layer to the design," she says.

In Brooklyn, printmaker Lotta Jansdotter indulges in the quirks of nature

Based in a bright and airy studio in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, Lotta Jansdotter's Scandinavian print empire includes hundreds of different products such as stationery, dresses, ceramics, and now Glimma, a new fabric line with Windham.

A taste of Downton Abbey right here in Litchfield County

The first annual Downton Abbey dinner took place at the beautiful Mayflower Inn right in Litchefield County. The night entailed a motivated group of Downton Abbey devotees, a grand country inn, and an Edwardian dinner menu and décor inspired by the hit Masterpiece sensation on PBS.

Indulge in these timeless timepieces

These luxurious watches are functional time tellers and fabulous arm candy that will complete your look and keep you timely.

Decorate Your Child's Space with Functional Furniture and Fabric with Flair

Children's rooms should be colorful and vibrant and we've got the best products to achieve that perfect look. From Designer Paul Ocepek's crafted MoMa Clockphant (whimsical elephant clock) to cheerful Junior Jungle wallpaper by Jonathan Adler.

These local treasures have recently caught our expert's attention

Delftware pieces add a unique and historical feel to any space. With notes of blue and white, the tin-glazed pottery includes objects ranging from plates, tiles, ornaments and even chandeliers like shown here.

Architect Jo Machinist keeps it minimal and lets the view play its part

When Deirdre Quinn and Kevin Bauer, co-founder of the New York fashion house Lafayette 148, set about renovating their weekend home in a small Rockland County hamlet, they had one objective in mind: maximizing the stunning views, inside and out.

A Wilton home is perfected for a family of five

Designer and 2009 CTC&G IDA winner Leslie May lives by her design philosophy that homeowners should live in every room in their home. May spends her time contributing to her Family Style blog which is dedicated to “making your nest elegant, chic and completely family cozy."

Sexy New York sommeliers tells us where and what to drink

Three Manhattan wine experts reveal the power of their most favorite bottles and inform wine enthusiasts on the next best up and coming wines.

Up close and personal with Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

In Yonkers, NY, "America's Greatest Forgotten Garden" is restored into a beautiful garden escape collaborating all of the unique styles from the Middle East, Persia and Islam.

French designer Guillaume Gentet creates an apartment filled with stylish surprises

Rita Veygman, fashion executive, and her husband, fell in love with a 2,525-square-foot loft. Fed up with an empty apartment, they called on Gentet to help them achieve their perfect home. A sophisticated blend between uptown, downtown, a little European flair with a New York attitude was exactly what they wanted.

Bright and bold design discoveries from New York and beyond

Add the perfect punch of color to your space. Yves Delorme's plush linen and velvet Iosis Berlingot cushion covers can jazz up any sofa or bedding. For those looking to add a sleek piece to their kitchens Carrara's marble top and laser cut metal base dining table offers a brilliant mix of materials for the perfect feel.

Decorator Gideon Mendelson transforms a friend's Upper East Side abode

Donna and Yale Fergang called on Mendelson to help rediscover their 3,300-square-foot space. Mendelson filled their home with an array of patterns, textures, styles, and carefully conceived details to keep the couple and their twin daughters delighted for years to come.

CTC&G's Design Salon

The Glass House in New Canaan recently served as a fitting modern-day salon for a panel of experts gathered for CTC&G's design salon. Experts weighed in on the state of interior design in today's industry and guests were able to pose questions to the panel.

Restoration Specialist Jeffrey Morgan Brings History Back to Life

Jeffrey Morgan, a lifelong resident of Litchfield County, specializes in rescuing and renovating historic 18th-century houses. Morgan builds with a goal in mind to keep visual warmth, a sense of history and a particular light present in his finished products.

Berlin's Appeal Lies in a Successful Blend of Past, Present and Future

Once a fiercely divided city, Berlin has emerged as an energetic metropolis that blends art, music, fashion, design and history into one seamless experience. Berlin's cityscape retains its graceful, elegant past amid new architecture and city planning that add vitality and interest.

Get Inspired for Your Next Design Project with These Local Finds

Transform your space with hand-printed wall coverings from Phillip Jeffries Passport Collection and turn the volume up with the musical Moxie shower head by Kohler. Shopping in the neighborhood? Check out luxury imports at KC, a new boutique from Kerry Cassill located in Westport. The shop offers gifts, bedding and clothing made from luxury-weight Indian fabrics in an array of rich colors, patterns and textures.

Royal Flush: Royal Blue Objects to Add Style to Your Home

We took our cues from from royal blue, a favorite color on the spring 2013 runways—from Milly to Herve Leger. Paired with complementary shades in the same color family, it's more stylish than ever.

Yes, it's big. But Total Wine & More offers more than sheer volume

This latest branch of the fine wine and liquor giant, opened up in Norwalk in December, making it the company's 89th superstore across 14 states. Offering 8,000 different wine brands from around the globe, 2,500 beers and 3,000 different spirits. One thing is for certain: This store is not for the indecisive.

The Magic of Mexico: Discovering the Hidden Charms of Puerto Vallarta and the Costa Alegre

See the discoveries of these hidden charms found in Puerto Vallarta and the Costa Alegre. Puerto Vallarta is a bustling mid-size Mexican city with beautiful beaches, glorious mountains that spill into the Bay of Banderas, and wonderfully quirky architecture and fabulous food at every turn.

Designer Tracy Schneider realigns space to match a changing lifestyle

Barbara Wells of Prudential CT Greenwich was looking to transform a space into a yoga studio large enough to have classes with her friends, but little did she know a one room redesign would evolve into a serene and successful renovation.

Michael Bagley Transforms a Manhattan Penthouse into a Modern Abode

High atop New York's legendary police building, Michael Bagley of MB Designers creates an elegant living scheme that works for a busy 21st-century family. Still retaining its original brick walls, the space now acts as a casual family crash pad, complete with a grand piano for impromptu recitals.

Lighten up with our lighting guide with all things bright

From wood fixtures to metals and beyond, reflect the uniqueness of your space with fixtures that add pop, shape or color to any surface.

Antiques Expert Christophe Pourny Brings Everything Back to Life

In his Dumbo studio, Christopher Pourny sticks to old world techniques when cleaning and refinishing antique and vintage furniture. Pourny's work ranges from antique restoration to period finishes and custom reproductions.“Here I am, French, from the other side of the ocean,” recalls Pourny. “I realized I must have done something right to be given this job!” The son of antiques dealers, Pourny was exposed to the world of rarefied furniture early on, while he was growing up in the South of France. “As a kid, I was mesmerized by high-gloss finishes—they would drive me crazy. I always wondered how it was done.”

Blue Bijoux: Go for Understated Jewelry with These Jewels in Heavenly Hues

Exquisite blue bijoux that add just the right amount of pop, such as Bulgari's High Jewelry octagonal cut blue sapphire ring or a pair of divine sapphire and gold drop earrings from Stephen Russell.

Lost and Found: Treasures of the Past

From ancient Greek lekanis to a roaring bronzed-lion motif door handle, these sumptuous antiquities we've discovered have never looked fresher.

A Departure from Cliché to High Design in Cancun

Cancun is more of a general audience type destination than one associated with high design. However, after a recent trip to the Live Aqua resort in Cancun, I can say with conviction that discriminating travelers seeking sleek design might think twice before jetting off to Miami Beach.

Decorator Darren Henault Enjoys the Beauty of His Milbrook Home Both Inside and Out

Henault and his partner Michael Bassett have created a warm, welcoming home for their two daughters and frequent weekend guests. Set in Millbrook, NY their home is surrounded by endless woods and is filled with charming equestrian themed decor throughout. 

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Designer Spotlight

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Liz Pensiero Staging and Designs
Liz Pensiero Staging and Designs is a full-service home staging firm specializing in vacant and occupied staging for real estate purposes. Blending her eye for design and extraordinary market knowledge; Liz has the ability to transform the most challenging spaces into captivating homes that shine through the camera lens and beyond. Her projects are consistently fresh and current; while holding the reputation of proven increased market value, less market time and higher offers.

Liz Pensiero Staging and Designs

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Gallery Spotlight

First Show of the Season, September 7, 2018 6-8PM
Weber Fine Art is delighted to open our first show of the season with an exhibition of paintings and pastels by acclaimed artist Wolf Kahn, on the eve of his 91st birthday. Works from 1990 through 2017, this show will explore the myriad ways that Kahn used color as his primary subject in vivid scenes that excite the senses. We will highlight the unique way in which Kahn bridges the balance between realism and Color Field painting. Kahn's evocative paintings are rooted in deep observation with each season offering new painterly challenges.

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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