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What’s New

Aerin Lauder brings effortless style and a feminine modern approach to the home

Lauder, granddaughter of beauty pioneer Estée Lauder and design chair of Holiday House Hamptons presented by HC&G, is branching out with new fabrics, lighting and home furnishings of her own.

Calligrapher Linda Pasca knowns the write way to get a party started

After two decades of creating swishes and sirls for some of the Hamptons' most exclusive events—from benefit galas to intimate dinners—the ink still hasn't run dry for calligrapher Linda Pasca.

Announcing the 2013 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners

On August 8, HC&G held its third annual Innovation in Design Awards ceremony at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The awards honor the best design projects in the Hamptons with categories in architecture, interior design, kitchen and bath design, garden design and new this year, product design. Discover the 2013 winners!

Street art gains mainstream respect

Galleries and collectors are recognizing that graffiti has evolved far beyond the writing on the wall.

Fashion-forward antique discoveries found in your town

These fashionable one-of-a-kind treasures have caught our expert's attention. See what he's unveiled.

A dream home comes to life in the hands of Stamford designer Carol Brewer

Step inside a 14,500-square-foot family home brimming with state-of-the-art technology and countless custom solutions.

A look into this native of Brazil's colorful character

Unlimited Earth Care's Frederico Azevedo celebrates 20 years of garden design in the Hamptons. Discover what makes his gardens unique.

In the service of. . .

A former butler serves up tales about his experience in domestic service.

Kitchen Ingredients

Transform the heart of your home with these style-boosting design solutions. From cabinetry to appliances and high-tech faucets.

Country house meets city house in a marriage of architecture and interiors

This home by Southport-based architect McKee Patterson, of Austin Patterson Disston Architects, boasts interiors with a warm, modern feel, thanks to Michael Cox and Mary Foley, of Foley & Cox.

Hamptons Style Setters

What is your favorite architectural gem in the Hamptons? We ask those in the know.

Local Hamptons Flavor

Try a picnic with these pairings from the East End's finest purveyors.

New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond

In the final days of summer we've found the best products to make your last beach visit the most relaxing and stylish. From the comfy-chic Turkish coverup by Indagare to Custom Cool's easy fold up festive lounge chair. Check out the others!

Floral designer Lilee Fell creates miracles with flowers

When Fell starts planning for an event, she always extracts a common theme. The menu, color scheme, location, and lighting all play a role in the direction Fell takes for her beautiful floral arrangements.

Flights of Fancy

These local birds of a feather have caught our expert's eye. See what he has discovered!

This Summer's Hamptons Style Setters

What is your foolproof tip for summer entertaining? We ask those in the know.

Endless Summer

Retired surfer dude Pete Harwood proves there's more than one way to ride the waves. Harwood has always lived by the water building surfboards. He no longer builds surfboards for riding but rather surfboard-shaped sculptures.

Socia Studies

Craig James Socia celebrates two decades of designing lush Hamptons landscapes. Currently, Socia is working with more than 50 clients which he considers all to be dream jobs.

Nautical Chart

These ocean inspired treasures have caught our expert's attention. See what local discoveries he's made!

Island Girl

Buttercup Design Group's Vickie Cardaro tells all about gardening and how she she decided to settle on Shelter Island.

New and notable products from the Hamptons and beyond

Throwing a backyard or poolside rendezvous? We've picked the perfect items to make your final days of outdoor summer fun complete. Check them out!

All Abuzz

Get back to nature with these dazzling earthy delights. Add a delicate touch with butterfly earrings by Gem Trends or a bit of glitz to your outfit with a vintage bee brooch doused in gold, rubies, sapphires, and pearls.

The Revolutionaries

Take a look at three innovative moves that changed the wine world. From Super Tuscans to the birth of the screw cap, we've got the next cutting edge ideas in wine.

Shake It Good

Want to pour like the pros? Check out these cocktail recipes from top Hamptons hot spots.

Georgia on My Mind

Draw the curtain back on this beautiful ancient city and former member of the Soviet Union. See what Republic of Georgia has to offer to its travelers.

The Lockwood Legend

Iconic Cottages & Gardens initiative helps preserve Norwalk's Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. See what's been done so far.

CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards

CTC&G held its seventh annual Innovation in Design Awards honoring the best in design and architecture, and introduced a new category this year, Innovative Product Design.

Meet our 2013 IDA Judges

Editor's turn the tables on our IDA Judges. Discover what we asked and how they answered!

An East Hampton quilter follows her own pattern

Victoria Findlay Wolfe is one of Ameirca's top quilters, but she's hardly the bespectacled grandmother one might expect. Working out of her East Hampton home some might call her the "it girl" of the modern quilt movement.

10 Innovative Products

Our CTC&G IDA judges handpick 10 design projects from IDA winners that inspire—and that we applaud!

Architecture Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Architecture!

Landscape Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Landscape!

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Designer Spotlight

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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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Designer Spotlight

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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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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