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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!

Kitchen Innovator Winners

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

Bath Innovator Winners

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

Interior Design Innovator Winners

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

New and notable from the Hamptons and beyond

We've gathered some great garden finds that will help you perfect your green thumb. From Italian made shears to weatherproof garden stools, you'll have a notable garden in no time.

Master of Irreverent Luxury

We sat down with this year's CTC&G Innovator Award Recipient, Jonathan Adler. Find out what motivates and inspires this talented designer!

Great Ideas from IDA winners

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

Heads Up!

Our expert has uncovered unique pieces from all over the world. From a French zinc horse head to Karl Schwartz wire sculptures, these antiques are headed to become the perfect addition to someone's home.

Landscape designer Michael Derrig gets the max out of the minimal

After launching Landscape Details in 2002, Derrig has built his business to become a full-service landscape construction firm. From small jobs to big jobs, Derrig enjoys incorporating pieces throughout the the entire garden.

Hamptons Cocktail Crawl

Our top tippler turns weekend warrior, sipping her way across the East End. See the top places to catch a weekend drink in the Hamptons!

This artist’s pieces are worth the wait

Jack Youngerman has a specific process that brings his paintings on smooth rocks to life, taking the time he needs. With over 60 years of success there’s no need for change.

Collecting doesn’t have to be a childhood pastime

There are no rules, from Karen Boltax’s mid-century glass by Blenko and Per Lütken of Holmegrad to Kim Keller’s seashells; each serves to make an individual happy.

Wine enthusiasts unite at Société du Vin

When creating this exclusive haven, Leslie Alexander and Elvis Restaino spared no expense. For a price of $50,000 100 members can have state of the art storage, receptions and tastings.

Brighten up your summer and beyond!

Summertime is the perfect excuse to bring out your love of bright colors both in and outside of your home. From hammocks to bikes to bar carts, let your love of color sine through.

The secret history of the Hampton's Sylvester Manor

Landscape historian Mac Griswold unveils the truth behind a Shelter Island slave plantation in her new book The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island.

A design approach that's steeped in history and decorative arts

An architect and design historian, Thomas Jayne is known for his unique, self-defined "Decoration: Ancient and Modern" approach to interiors.

A light-filled surprise hides behind this Westport home’s traditional exterior

To suit the homeowners’ minimalist sensibility, architect Christopher Pagliaro designed a home respectful of the community on the outside, while leaving any hint of classic Connecticut at the doorstep.

These stylish table toppers have caught our expert's eye

Silver plated Art Deco knives and 1960s Danish Modern rosewood salt and pepper shakers are sure to bring some table talk to your next dinner party. Check out the rest of our treasured finds!

Having shellfish?

Pick a shellfish, then a cooking method; we've got the perfect wine pairing for all of your favorite under the sea delights.

Designers Anthony Baratta and Susanna Salk share their stylish tablescapes

At this year's Red & White Ball top designers perfected their tablescapes for all to see. The annual event benefited the Metro New York North Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Chef Frederic Kieffer shares tips for entertaining on the water

Take your next onboard get-together to the next level with these simple yet elegant menu ideas from Chef Frederic Kieffer, chef-owner of the Artisan Restaurant at the Delamar in Southport.

The French connection

The American Friends of Versailles will be hosting their sixth Grand Gala Extraordinaire. This year's funds will help to preserve the frescos and architectural details of the Queen's Guard Room. Many of the group's events will contribute to restoring and preserving a piece of Versailles history.

A deep blue sea

A recent trip to Paris reveals the color blue's worldwide allure. From fabrics and wallpapers to porcelain and crystal, shades of blue from navy to lagoon appeared at both Paris shows Maison & Objet and Paris Deco Off.

Give it a swirl!

Loosen up and get ready to party with these fun and vibrant summertime pieces.

Beinfield Architecture and Havilande Whitcomb Design collaborate on a pool pavilion

Greek temple and mid-century modern combine in a timeless poolside sanctuary with green features that help it naturally blend into the landscape.

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Designer Spotlight

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Lovas Architects
Every project is a unique response to each client's lifestyle and programmatic needs as well as site characteristics and surrounding context. We create buildings that harmonize with their environment and dovetail into existing buildings when necessary. Styles are based in classical forms yet designed for a modern lifestyle. We work closely with our clients, to interpret their desires and are committed to providing each project, large or small, with the utmost in personal, specialized attention.

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Builder Spotlight

Ben Krupinski Builder
Ben Krupinski Builder has been building luxury homes of the highest quality for over 30 years. From custom coastal, country and city residences to remodels and historic renovations, they are respected for their integrity and innovation by discerning clients, visionary architects and world-class designers. For projects of both modest and expansive scale, they work to exacting standards delivering consistent excellence through value engineering, deep knowledge and vast resources in the Hamptons, NYC and Connecticut.

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Property of Note

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15 Duck Pond Road, Westport, CT
Welcome to the water’s edge. Poised on Saugatuck Harbor, this gated waterfront oasis boasts open and elegant interiors that take advantage of sweeping views of the marina. Discover a gourmet kosher kitchen, master spa bath with sauna, and home gym. Take in fabulous sunrises, sunsets and rainbows over the water from the inviting balconies and rooftop deck where you have a front row seat for Westport’s Fourth of July fireworks. Minutes from town and train!



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Property of Note

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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