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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...

Art Nouveau antiques can add pizazz to any room

Our expert dug deep and discovered unique finds all around New York. From a 1910 Drophead Dragonfly hanging shade to a 1916 rosewood and amboyna vanity French-made table.

Little known gems of Loire Valley and Burgundy wines

Over the years, my love affair with all things French has brought me to some of the most seductive wine regions in France. From Bordeaux and Côtes du Rhône to the northern corner where Champagne is produced...

Step Inside a Gray North Sea Home

From pale ash to deep charcoal, model and actor T. R. Pescod sticks to a sensuous, seductive palette in his North Sea beach house.

It Pays to Look Upwards from Time to Time

Back in the day, in the Roaring Twenties, when skyscrapers were as scarce as the architects who designed them, there were a handful of firms, which were slowly transforming the skylines of major cities like Manhattan.

Designer Susan Bednar Long designs swanky cruise ship suites

Designer and CTC&G contributing editor Susan Bednar Long was hired by Oceania Cruises to design three 2,000-square-foot owner's suites on their new ship the Riviera. The results: a perfect blend of modern and traditional.

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Domus Constructors: Malachowski Project
It was impossible for our clients to resist purchasing the property on this private road in Darien. The exterior facade had not been updated since it was built in 1941 and while some interior updates were relatively recent, the quality and styling did not meet their standards. The project included an addition and complete renovation of the kitchen, and much of the first floor. Upgrading HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems were also completed.


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Designer Spotlight

Roughan Interiors
Christina S. Roughan of Roughan Interiors is an award-winning designer who believes her clients’ home should reflect their personal style. Roughan is known for her curated approach to modern/traditional design that creates the ultimate livable interior. Her 20 years of experience allows her to offer a luxurious and refined product that translates from apartments, vacation homes, condominiums and primary residences around the world. Roughan is a full-service design firm with locations in Connecticut and New York City.

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NO RESERVE AUCTION. Fully Renovated
4 Bedroom Federal Home in
Southport, Connecticut

A coastal gem! Historic home reimagined with no expense spared. Famed architect Jack Franzen and designer Tom Scheerer have created a truly stunning masterpiece of colonial living. Marvelous views of Southport Harbor, Long Island Sound, and the Country Club of Fairfield golf course. Take a stroll to Pequot Yacht Club, shops, restaurants and the train. This seaside home is the ideal New England estate.



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45 South Beach Drive, Norwalk, CT
Exceptional and totally renovated luxury seaside residence. Inspired by its original c. 1900 farmhouse roots, the home, moments from beautiful/private Crescent Beach and abutting Bell Island’s private open space land trust, offers incomparable views from just about anywhere in the 5,000+ sq. ft. of beautifully appointed living space. Enjoy an open floor plan, anchored by a spacious and fully-equipped central kitchen which opens to a beautiful family room, wrap-around deck, living room, and that’s just the beginning.



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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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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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