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The Highs and Lows of Different Spirits

When the tequila is flowing, did you ever notice how wild the night gets? How rum seems to bring on tropical island abandon? Is there any substance to these sweeping characterizations or is it just folklore?

Meet designer David Ashen of Dash Design

Noted for creating interiors that integrate the psychology and the physicality of beautiful design, Ashen has recently transformed a 1960s Howard Johnson hotel in Greenwich into the popular Jhouse Hotel and eleven14 restaurant.

Charlotte Moss' Italian Sojourn

Nothing beats days touring Tuscan and Roman gardens than afternoons devoted to shopping and evenings dining on heavenly Italian food, along with a hearty Brunello...

Artist Anthony Goicolea puts an unexpected spin on urban living

In Williamsburg, change has been virtually unknown for decades, Goicolea raised eyebrows when he transformed 1,200-square-foot row houses into a soaring, vaguely brutalist 2,000 square-foot wood and concrete structure into his own...

New York City's gorgeous garden

In Larry Lederman's book titled Magnificent Trees of New York Botanical Garden, he celebrates the garden's trees through a series of beautiful photographs. "This was my way of expressing my feeling for the subject matter," he says.

Our expert talks tables

These antiques are sure to bring charm to any space. A circa-1950 American drum-shaped end table is sleek in design while Robert Guillerme's and Jacques Chambron's oak plant stand has a more dimensional-unqiue look.

Designer Patrick Townsend creates masterful light

In Long Island City lies Patrick Townsend's cavernous workshop where the designer makes intricate light fixtures. Ironically enough, the century-old headquarters of Townsend Design was originally a light bulb factory...

La Formentera

Inspired by a visit to the Spanish island Formentera many years ago, interior designer Juan Montoya has created an idyllic masterpiece on more than a hundred wodded acres in Garrison—and a gorgeous new book, out this month from Monacelli

Interior designer Catherine Cleare's ultimate man cave

"Think of a fabulous cruise ship, or a huge, magnificent hotel," interior designer Catherine Cleare urged her clients as she pitched the idea of turning their unfinished basement into an elegant man cave...

Design discoveries from New York and beyond

Design books, linens, coffee tables and more from makers like Coyuchi, Best & Lloyd and authors Miles Redd and Carolyne Roehm.

Fairfield County Cocktail Crawl

Taste testing some of the area's delicious drinks and best bar bites. Find out who made the list!

Chad McPhail's organic design aesthetic

A SoCal native and Parsons School of Design graduate, McPhail moved to New York 14 years ago to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an interior designer. With recent projects in Brooklyn and downtown, McPhail mixes West Coast and East Coast vibes...

Living Above the Store

At his shop and home in historic Hudson, New York, antiques dealer Vince Mulford creates a multistory cabinet de curiosités.

Interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber's fresh spin on design

With a distinguished career in interior design, Billhuber has worked with clients such as David Bowie and Iman, Mariska Hargitay, and Vogue's Anna Wintour. Popular for taking intimate living spaces (especially living rooms) and creating a fresh look.

Three New York women restaurateurs turn up the heat

Alison Price Becker named her French-American bistro Alison Eighteen elegantly after herself while Laura Maniec went for a more funky name when she opened Corkbuzz, a Union Square restaurant wine bar. Donna Lennard was an antiques dealer before opening...

Hands-On Design Materials for Every Space

We've noted five go-to design resources that will bring unique perspectives to your next project. From tiles to iron and glass to wood and paints.

Decorator Cristiana Mascarenhas designs with Brazilian charm

A couple turns a Central Park West apartment into a New York pied-à-terre thats bright and relaxing. With help from Mascarenhas, the two created a natural setting with accents from Brazilian furniture emporium, Espasso and a palette of...

The Great American House

In his first book, filled with hundreds of inspiring photographs, award winning architect Gil Schafer celebrates traditional architecture for modern living.

Discover New Zealand's surprising and innovative design

Scenery tends to be at the top of the list when travelers think of New Zealand. But visitors to Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and lesser known Taupo, Rotorua and Queenstown can see historic buildings and innovative civic projects with aesthetic...

Wendell Castle's works at Ridgefield's Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

His creations are crafted for everyday living yet cherished as unique art. Castle is a pioneer in the art furniture movement through sculpting unique furniture and incorporating non-traditional techniques.

Favorite finds from the New York Design Trade

Rugs, furniture, lighting and more from makers like Holly Hunt, Jean de Merry, and Stephanie Odegard Collection for the interior design trade.

Delicious Cuisine at New Canaan's Elm restaurant

Chef/owner Brian Lewis made his vision come alive when he opened Elm restaurant. "Rooted in tradition and inspired by the seasons," Elm brings modern American cuisine to the table with a focus on locally farm-driven flavors.

Fabulous fabrics for the Fall Season and Beyond

Venture through Norwalk's historic Lockwood-Mathews mansion and unfold luxurious fabrics in Autumn's richest hues. They'll be sure to sweep you off your feet.

Arts patron Eve Reid's UN Plaza apartment

For furnishings, Reid chose mid-20th-century classics that keep in step with UN Plaza's period glamour, such as a marble-topped oval Saarinen dining table and a vintage Eames chaise lounge.

Analisse Taft enlivens vintage silk screens

Taft visited an old mill in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and stumbled across thousands of vintage silk screens. She saved the screens from an untimely demise and commissioned the factory to use them to make her 16-pattern fabric line, Living Vintage...

Interior designer Michael Van Horn's quirky Hudson Valley home

Van Horn and his partner Tom Gilling found 3,600 square feet of straight-up-and-down modern geometry: a multi-level, multi-windowed circa-1988 contemporary house in historic Chatham, about a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of NYC.

Interior designer Lindsay Hair's beautiful designs

Raleigh, North Carolina native Lindsay Hair followed her dream by opening her own decorating firm in Manhattan in 2008. Her aesthetic is marked by comfortable elegance and strong silhouettes, always reflecting her client's personality.

Jewelry that will make you shine

During the autumn season why not add a little shimmer and surprise to your jewelry collection? From Pomellato Tabou's dome ring in blue topaz to David Yurman's cinnamon cable-wrap necklace, you will be sure to glitter all season.

Inside Designer Jill Stuart's Sagaponack Sanctuary

Fashion designer Jill Stuart’s Sagaponack retreat is a study in good taste.

Interior Designer Amanda Nisbet enlivens a Park Avenue apartment

When it comes to decorating Amanda Nisbet is no stranger to a bold color palette. She prides herself on using the power of colors and textures to set a room's overall mood and feel.

Wine connoisseur Jean-Luc Le Du checks out Long Island's best

On a recent summer Saturday, master sommelier and James Beard Award-winner Jean-Luc Le Du played hooky from his Manhattan wine shop, Le Dus Wines to check out the very best vintages on the North Fork.

Artist Sabina Streeter makes drawings with cinematic flair

"I drew before I spoke," says German artist Sabina Streeter, who has studios in both Sag Harbor, where she now lives, and Munich. Streeter carries her artist's tools whenever she travels in case inspiration strikes...

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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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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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