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Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Whimsical Light Fixtures

As mid-autumn days continue to grow shorter, keep a bright perspective with whimsical light fixtures that send out positive vibes.

In Her Williamsburg Studio, Designer Andreea Avram Rusu Sees the Light

As all creative types know, inspiration can strike almost anywhere. The latest thing to catch lighting designer Andreea Avram Rusu’s eye? The graffiti that adorns New York buildings, which she has captured in photographs over the past several years.

Designer Julie Nightingale Balances a Greenwich Couple's Stand-Out Art Collection with Easy Elegance and Practicality

It’s a common conundrum that most modern-day parents can easily relate to: that moment when a couple realizes that their lives are more about getting their kids to eat their vegetables than getting a table at Per Se.

The Designer Showhouse of New York

What do you get when you take 22 design firms and set them loose on the 55th and 56th floors of the luxury Residences at W New York – Downtown? A showhouse to end all showhouses, full of brilliant decor, amazing ideas, and breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. NYC&G was proud to sponsor the project, which raised funds for the new Lenox Hill HealthPlex in Greenwich Village and set the bar even higher for great design in New York.

What's New, What's Next Book Signing at 200 Lex

A day of book signings and a bunch of brand-new showrooms at the NYDC.

Deeds & Don'ts: Artful Living

With the opening of the new Anderson collection at Stanford in September, and the highly anticipated new SFMOMA and Berkeley Art Museum buildings set to open in 2016, arts development in the Bay Area is booming. Feeling the zeitgeist, arts districts are coalescing as well, making several Bay Area neighborhoods particularly worthy of the gaze.

An Exclusive First Look Into the Studio of Creative Visionary Stanlee Gatti

Like Vishnu’s dream, there is a realm of San Francisco that emerged from the mind of Stanlee Gatti. In that dimension a hundred thousand peonies grow; light radiates from countless candles; and of course, there is a cosmic DJ. As San Francisco’s leading event guru, Gatti merges art, architecture, interiors, floral design and graphics into stellar happenings. Over the past three decades, he has produced events ranging from Oscar parties and opera galas to VIP weddings and chic soirées for the likes of the Gettys, Trainas, and, recently, someone named Kanye.

Designer Ellie Cullman's Fairfield County Home is an Ode to Americana

It's like the woman who has had the same hairstyle since high school,” says designer Ellie Cullman. “You have to change and grow if you want to stay modern.” Cullman, cofounder of Manhattan’s venerable decorating firm Cullman & Kravis, practices what she preaches, duly noted in the style evolution of her firm’s inimitable work. Firmly rooted in the traditional, Cullman’s approach to decor has evolved over the past decade: There’s a more modern bent to her classical roots, giving her interiors a younger and fresher feel.

Architect Roger Ferris’ Weston Home Reveals a Sense of Whimsy Through a Contemporary Lens

Architect Roger Ferris is uncommonly poetic on the subject of renovation, a topic not known for its inherent lyricism. “It’s almost like adding another chapter to a novel that’s already been written,” Ferris says, speaking both of the process of adaptive renovation generally, and his Weston Tudor-house-turned-hybrid-modernist-residence specifically.

A Travel- and Fashion-Inspired Interior Unfolds in Style Guru Stephen Brady's Mission Bay Residence

For Stephen Brady, executive vice president of Creative Services for Gap Inc., home truly is a style statement. With a celebrated career in fashion and décor—including leading roles at Ralph Lauren Home and Williams-Sonoma—Brady is known for crafting iconic retail spaces and destination restaurants (including San Francisco’s debonair Spruce). And while his two-bedroom, park-view Mission Bay condominium certainly has more than a dash of haberdashery—a dressing area in chocolate brown and furniture clad in menswear fabrics—Brady’s artful appointments also tell the story of a global traveler.

From a Blank Canvas, Kem Theilig Creates a Home for Gallerist and Best Friend Lisa Dolby Chadwick

One week before San Francisco’s Bay Lights project went live, gallery owner Lisa Dolby Chadwick and her partner, Ian Schmidt, hosted a fundraiser in their home to benefit the hugely popular Bay Bridge art installation. In attendance was Leo Villareal, creator of the work composed of 25,000 LED lights, who thrilled the guests when he switched on the artwork via his computer. “Everyone gasped,” recalls Dolby Chadwick, whose Russian Hill perch provided the perfect vantage point. “We were all gathered in what we call ‘the view room’ for the magic moment.”

For Designer Campion Platt, a Humble Bungalow on the Water Is the Key to Summertime Fun

Most people would guess that the home of an architect and interior designer is always the biggest and baddest on the block. Not so when it comes to Campion Platt. Nestled in a neighborhood of iron-gated fortresses in the heart of Water Mill, the waterfront bungalow that he shares with his wife, Tatiana, and their three children is anything but amped up. “We’re the last holdouts,” he says. “We’re like the Clampetts!”

A Couple's Western-Style-Meets-Connecticut-Barn Aesthetic Takes Shape in Sharon, CT

When Henry Smedley and Kathy Chow purchased 40 bucolic acres near Sharon in 2003, rather than rush to build their weekend retreat, the Manhattan-based couple opted to take time to understand their surroundings.

A Behind-the-Seams Look at Fall’s Most Fabulous Fabrics

Editorial Director D.J Carey and designer Kerry Delrose rounded up the season's most alluring fabrics, including those with gradient hues, a splash of lime and all-over tangerine. Get inspired with selections from top designers including Thibaut, Stark, Pollack, Weitzner, Liora Manné, Scumacher, Fonthill, Black Edition, Designers Guild, Kravet and more.

Design Objects Inspired by the Fall 2014 Collections of Céline

Avian design elements, including pieces from Schumacher, Trove, San Francisco artist Nick Dong, Soane, Box Clever and Council, and Ironware International help interiors take flight.

The 2014 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners: Kitchen Design

The winning project in the 2014 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards in the category of Interior Design came courtesy of Lorraine Bonaventura Architect, with runner-up going to Deane, Inc. and Finalist Recognition going to Ronald Bricke & Associates as well as DHD Architecture & Interior Design.

The 2014 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners: Architecture

The winning project in the 2014 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards in the category of Architecture came courtesy of Mitchell Studio, with runner-up going to Radoslav Opacic Architects and Finalist Recognition going to Carol Kurth Architecture as well as Lorraine Bonaventure Architect.

Isabelle de Borchgrave Cuts a New Cloth with Sartorially Inspired Home Textiles

Isabelle de Borchgrave was first inspired upon seeing numerous collections within New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. "I wanted to possess each and every one of those costumes," she recalls. "I wanted to recreate them, to make them mine." She decided that "the easiest way was to make sculptures with the first media I ever used: paper." Today, de Borchgrave is best known for her meticulous interpretations of historic costumes that she crafts with paper and paint.

Inside Fashion Designer Dennis Basso's Glamorous Hamptons Getaway

At Basso and Cominotto’s house, any table—from the kitchen to the lounge to the dining room—has plenty of room for an extra chair.

In Sagaponack, Tamara Magel Displays Her Winning Ways, Decorating a House for Clients Near Gibson Beach

Even though this Sagaponack house is just steps from the ocean, you won’t find any sand on the kitchen floor. Or wet beach towels in a pile next to a screen door, or flip-flops by a hose. None of the scraps of summer can be found here, because this house isn’t a part-time beach escape, but rather a year-round, sophisticated home for a couple who came to the conclusion that weekends were just not enough.

In Rioja, High-Design Wineries Are Producing Even-More-Tempting Tempranillos

There’s a rebellion underway in Rioja, the Spanish wine region famous for its reasonably priced, aged red wines. Classicists—devoted to the old ways of aging Tempranillo (the dominant red grape) into restrictive categories (Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva)—are being challenged by modernists inspired by French techniques. The upstarts are excavating for the best terroir, using pricey French oak barrels, and aging their wines just long enough to express the grapes’ true personality.

Rising Star: Sydney Maag

Like a lot of designers, Texas native Sydney Maag has been fussing with furnishings since she was a young kid. “I was always moving the furniture around and changing the rooms in our house,” she says. “Even at nine years old, I was constantly thinking about space, materials, finishes, and how to make a room look better.”

A Visit to a Grand Estate from the Birth of French Baroque

Before there was Versailles, there was Vaux le Vicomte. French-lawyer- turned-finance-minister Nicolas Fouquet finished this aesthetically pioneering French Baroque chateau and garden in 1661, several years before Louis XIV would even begin work on his glittering palace at Versailles, which he would go on to build using the same triumvirate of accomplished, forward-thinking design talents first brought together at Vaux—and many of their ideas, too.

From His San Francisco Studio, Paul Benson Turns Raw Materials Into Refined Furnishings

San Francisco based artist, Paul Benson, is known for turning raw materials into refined furnishings. He works with antique machines and hand tools in his San Francisco studio. His innovative and unique pieces are coveted by A-list designers throughout the nation. And whether an industrially inspired, riveted bedframe or a delicate, hand-turned vessel, each work speaks to a true artist's commitment to his craft.

On Fire Island, Bromley Caldari Architects Reinvents a 1960s A-Frame Overlooking Great South Bay

Several times a day at our home in Fire Island Pines, the same scene plays out. Visitors, in knots of twos or threes, stand unannounced in our entryway, craning their necks to get a glimpse of the suspended staircase dangling like sculpture above the 18-foot-high living room. “Excuse me, but we’ve known this house since we were little, and we’ve been watching it change the past few years, and well . . . .” At this point, my partner, Doug Harris, and I usually invite them in.

Congratulations to the 2014 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2014 NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards! Find out who took home awards in the categories of Kitchen Design, Bath Design, Interior Design, Garden Design, Architecture, and Innovative Product Design.

Fashion Designer Rebecca Taylor Kicks Up Her Heels in an 1890s Park Slope Brownstone

It’s a long way from Down Under to downtown New York—literally and figuratively—but for New Zealand–born fashion designer Rebecca Taylor, the trip has really paid off. After studying her craft at a polytechnic university in the Kiwi capital of Wellington, she decamped for Manhattan in 1992 and never looked back.

In His Duplex Penthouse in Chelsea, Decorator Scott Sanders Brings the Outside In and Vice Versa, Saturating Everything in Bright Color

In the course of his career, Sanders has developed a signature look he calls “New American Style,” and he’s known for designing homes that are rooted in tradition. But this apartment, with its many mid-20th-century pieces by Eames, Wegner, Wormley, Saarinen, and others, is more overtly contemporary than most of the work he has done for his clients. “‘New American Style,’” Sanders elaborates, “is about warmth, and creating spaces people feel comfortable in. There’s no velvet rope.

Designer Tori Golub Puts Her Signature Spin on a Carnegie Hill Apartment

Go with your gut: It’s an instinct that’s been said to lead to the right decision, and in the right direction, more often than not. When Amy and Mitchell Kaneff found themselves in need of a designer for their Park Avenue apartment, they did just that: Mitchell had met Tori Golub through mutual friends and thought of her immediately. The designer’s sensibility, not to mention demeanor, struck him as one that would fall in sync with theirs.

Erin Martin Brings the Loft Life to a Classic St. Helena Victorian

A pair of Virginia transplants who purchased a wine country Victorian commissioned designer Erin Martin to give their home an urbane yet laid-back look. Martin recalls of her initial meeting with them, “The wife was so chic my first thought was Anna Wintour has nothing on this woman!”

Taking Cues From Nature, Georgette Farkas Sets a Table on the Connecticut Coast That’s a Treat for All of the Senses

Farkas likes a menu that has a sense of place—for the party at Flying Point, she used vegetables from her mother’s garden to create a colorful spread of crudités and appetizer salads, and flowers for the tables’ centerpieces. Her mother, Francine Farkas Sears, has always enjoyed cooking and imparted the idea to her daughter that taking the time to invite guests to a meal in your home is like offering a gift.

With An Eye Toward Sustainability, Architect McKee Patterson Upgrades a 20th-Century Colonial

When you’ve completed three major interior design projects with the same couple, you might not be able to finish each other’s sentences but you likely know the answer to “chintz or stripes?” without having to ask the question. So when the owners of an early 20th-century Colonial Revival contacted Paul Stuart Rankin for a fourth go around, he knew just what to do.

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15 Kings Dock Road, Garrison, NY
Enjoy the best that the Hudson Valley has to offer at this 9-acre estate offering awe-inspiring vistas, stunning passive architecture and a unique private deep-water dock on the Hudson River. Sited to take full advantage of the amazing scenery, the three-bedroom residence is a triumph of modernist design featuring airy open-plan living spaces and vast window walls that dramatically frame the blissful water and mountain views. The setting, boasting ¼ mile of frontage along the river, also hosts a two-bedroom guest house, a striking Greek temple/playhouse overlooking the river and a detached garage.

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Nautilus Architects
Christopher Arelt’s practice, Nautilus Architects, involves collaboration and interpretation, with each design evolving in its own way in response to the site, context and client. Chris’ work is seen as a continuation of but also a response to Modernism; or, more specifically, a return to regionalism and artistry, where clients’ projects are developed with the “head, hearts and hands” of all those involved. All of our buildings explore the use of natural light, reveal the inherent beauty of the materials being used, and bring the outdoors in.

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Laura Kaehler Architects
Laura Kaehler Architects is an Award Winning Architectural Firm. Along with Laura Kaehler, AIA, we have a talented staff of 5 architects and designers who create new homes, renovations and additions and apartment renovations. Designing a smaller footprint while obtaining a "big look" with an open floor plan design, better craftsmanship and detailing and richer materials is what we call "Responsible Luxury" and is a key element of our design philosophy.

Laura Kaehler

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Fiona Leonard Interiors
Fiona Leonard Interiors, LLC is a full service design firm that specializes in making a client’s home unique and custom tailored to the owners taste and lifestyle. Projects are personally supervised from initial consultation to installation. Strong relationships with carefully selected creative artisans, highly skilled craftsmen and subcontractors ensures that your project will be in good hands. With over 20 years experience working alongside well established design professionals in Connecticut and Manhattan, Fiona Leonard Interiors, LLC was established.Fiona designs interiors with a casual elegance and timeless approach. Inherent in all her work is Fiona’s passion to combine clean lines and an artistic use of color that is comfortable for the client and reflects their personal lifestyle.

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Daniel Conlon Architects
Wind and weather, the ebb and flow of the tide, changing color and light define the rhythm of coastal living. This recent home embraces the idea with light-filled spaces , expansive views , cozy niches, and outdoor living environments. Landscape terraces and stonework ground the building to the site, while respecting all current building codes. Daniel Conlon Architects, based in Wilton CT, has designed numerous waterfront homes throughout the Northeast.

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25 Fox Run Lane, Greenwich, CT
This storybook home with gorgeous pool, outdoor kitchen, pavilion, fountains and serene gardens is set on 2.4 lush acres. Situated in quiet Mid Country on a private lane, the handsome 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath home features garden-facing rooms replete with custom Tromp l'oeil and wall coverings, state-of-the-art smart home systems, a chef's kitchen, a wet bar and a main level master suite with an inviting terrace. A cabana with gym and wine cellar and a 3-car garage add to the amenities at this magical country setting - just ten minutes to the shops and schools.


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