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Glass Acts

From delicate wine glasses to circa-1955 Murano glass bookends, these local glass treasures have caught our expert's attention.

This Manhattan condo is all about modernity, light and spectacular views of the Hudson

Decorator Marie-Christine McNally embraces a Jean Nouvel approach to modern living in New York by transforming her client's eleventh avenue condo into a modern family home for two.

Middle Ages Spread

After 75 years at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in upper Manhattan, the gardens still include medieval planting schemes, using plants known in the Middle Ages, since John D. Rockefeller Jr., donated the Unicorn Tapestries to the museum in 1937. The gardens have always been an important part of the concept behind the Cloisters.

French Flair in Design and Food Gives Martinique Its Edge

If you're a Francophile looking for beaches and vistas, upscale boutique hotels and Michelin-trained chefs, then let Martinique beguile all your senses.

After 30 years in the same apartment, a couple makes it sparkle anew

With their daughters grown, Karen and Aaron Diamond had toyed for years with the idea of moving. “We’d been here for almost 35 years,” Karen Diamond says of their three-bedroom apartment in a 1927 building on Riverside Drive. “But we’ve always loved the Upper West Side, and why leave something we loved? So we stayed.”

Design discoveries from New York and beyond

Spring décor in flowery florals and vibrant hues are making waves into your homes. Check out our finds.

My "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with film director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin

As the story goes, Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly in the iconic 1961 American romantic comedy movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" stands in front of the Fifth Avenue flagship store while eating a croissant and ogling the magnificent jewelry in the early morning hours.

For a French transplant to New York, luxury is key among Midtown's madding crowd

Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchman Olivier Canovas was looking to add more flair to his bland one-bedroom in the Trump Park Avenue so he called on decorator Amir Khamneipur to transform the 800-square-foot apartment into a polychromatic showpiece in shades of ebony, gray, cream, and bronze.

Mimi Fong of Luminosus Designs creates a sophisticated look that still works for kids

When a former ex-pat family of four decided to put down roots in Greenwich, they called in designer Mimi Fong to bring them into the 21st century with style.

Peruvian pisco bring exotic flair to the common cocktail

Recently, top shelf piscos have finally begun making a real play in the U.S. The Peruvian grape distillate so popular across Latin America can be rough around the edges. But the premium piscos have great nuanced depth.

Designer Warren Muller creates lighting sculpture born of a marriage between art and design

Calipers, wheels, wooden mallets, deer antlers, candy dishes, an entire Mini Cooper are among the objects Warren Muller assembles into fantastic, sculptural lighitng fixtures destined for museums, offices, restaurants and private homes.

Add unique appeal to every room with these beautiful designs

From classic botanical patterns to eclectic animal prints, uncover a room's visual interest with an array of eye-catching wallcoverings. Patterns from makers like Brunschwig & Fil's to Hermès have the perfect print to add the right amount of attraction to your space.

A trip to Scotland that delivers Old-World luxury and hands on adventure

A tour of Scotland aboard the elegant Royal Scotsman—the Orient Express train, allowed its passengers to take in the countryside while watching sheep-dotted meadows and sipping on afternoon tea and cocktails.

Designer Cecilia Dupire's Upper East Side apartment is filled with bright ideas

It takes a particular vision to blend minimalism and handicraft, yet designer Cecilia Dupire does just that. "I love a setting that has a sense of peace, but I also like to include vivid, colorful hand-worked pieces to add another layer to the design," she says.

In Brooklyn, printmaker Lotta Jansdotter indulges in the quirks of nature

Based in a bright and airy studio in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, Lotta Jansdotter's Scandinavian print empire includes hundreds of different products such as stationery, dresses, ceramics, and now Glimma, a new fabric line with Windham.

A taste of Downton Abbey right here in Litchfield County

The first annual Downton Abbey dinner took place at the beautiful Mayflower Inn right in Litchefield County. The night entailed a motivated group of Downton Abbey devotees, a grand country inn, and an Edwardian dinner menu and décor inspired by the hit Masterpiece sensation on PBS.

Indulge in these timeless timepieces

These luxurious watches are functional time tellers and fabulous arm candy that will complete your look and keep you timely.

Decorate Your Child's Space with Functional Furniture and Fabric with Flair

Children's rooms should be colorful and vibrant and we've got the best products to achieve that perfect look. From Designer Paul Ocepek's crafted MoMa Clockphant (whimsical elephant clock) to cheerful Junior Jungle wallpaper by Jonathan Adler.

These local treasures have recently caught our expert's attention

Delftware pieces add a unique and historical feel to any space. With notes of blue and white, the tin-glazed pottery includes objects ranging from plates, tiles, ornaments and even chandeliers like shown here.

Architect Jo Machinist keeps it minimal and lets the view play its part

When Deirdre Quinn and Kevin Bauer, co-founder of the New York fashion house Lafayette 148, set about renovating their weekend home in a small Rockland County hamlet, they had one objective in mind: maximizing the stunning views, inside and out.

A Wilton home is perfected for a family of five

Designer and 2009 CTC&G IDA winner Leslie May lives by her design philosophy that homeowners should live in every room in their home. May spends her time contributing to her Family Style blog which is dedicated to “making your nest elegant, chic and completely family cozy."

Sexy New York sommeliers tells us where and what to drink

Three Manhattan wine experts reveal the power of their most favorite bottles and inform wine enthusiasts on the next best up and coming wines.

Up close and personal with Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

In Yonkers, NY, "America's Greatest Forgotten Garden" is restored into a beautiful garden escape collaborating all of the unique styles from the Middle East, Persia and Islam.

French designer Guillaume Gentet creates an apartment filled with stylish surprises

Rita Veygman, fashion executive, and her husband, fell in love with a 2,525-square-foot loft. Fed up with an empty apartment, they called on Gentet to help them achieve their perfect home. A sophisticated blend between uptown, downtown, a little European flair with a New York attitude was exactly what they wanted.

Bright and bold design discoveries from New York and beyond

Add the perfect punch of color to your space. Yves Delorme's plush linen and velvet Iosis Berlingot cushion covers can jazz up any sofa or bedding. For those looking to add a sleek piece to their kitchens Carrara's marble top and laser cut metal base dining table offers a brilliant mix of materials for the perfect feel.

Decorator Gideon Mendelson transforms a friend's Upper East Side abode

Donna and Yale Fergang called on Mendelson to help rediscover their 3,300-square-foot space. Mendelson filled their home with an array of patterns, textures, styles, and carefully conceived details to keep the couple and their twin daughters delighted for years to come.

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Designer Spotlight

English Country Home
Bestselling author Chris Mead sold over 500,000 coffee table books on design, and has been decorating the Hamptons for 30 years. From beach cottages to family summer homes, & NYC Apartments. English Country Home sells an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture, and has everything for the home, and is a must-see destination and a unique shopping experience. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of inventory, English Country specializes in instant gratification and Chris believes interiors should be both beautiful and functional.

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33 Crooked Mile Road, Darien, CT
Magnificent blend of classic Connecticut craftsmanship and style with the ease of contemporary living, filled with natural light and modern flow. Each space has been designed with exquisite attention to detail, from the intimate paneled library to the luxurious master bathroom with heated glass mosaic floor and elegant soaking tub. Set on a private cul-de-sac with a pool surrounded by beautiful gardens, enjoy privacy and serenity in a park-like setting only 5-minutes from Darien town and train.



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20 Juniper Road, Darien, CT
One of the largest waterfront properties in Darien. Magnificent 11-room estate on 7.1 private acres looking south to Long Island Sound and north to Goodwives River and Rings End Bridge. The 8,300 sq.ft. home includes: great room with 12’ ceilings and 2 limestone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, family room with stone fireplace. 10 sets of French doors to expansive flagstone terrace. 5 en-suite bedrooms with water views, 8 bathrooms, full basement with billiard room, astroturf play room, workshop. Includes a pool/spa, outdoor shower and dock and more!



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29 Barn Lane, Bridgehampton
Beautiful 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom home conveniently located between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. This 6,400 SF Dutch Gambrel home is the perfect place to relax or host family and friends this summer. 10’ – 11’ ceilings throughout main level including a designer kitchen featuring breathtaking stonework with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances. The master suite showcases a luxurious bathroom. Finished lower level, upgraded construction features, and integrated concierge services by Chaloners make Barn and Vine the easiest home for you.

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Unprecedented Compound, East Hampton NY
Featured in the Wall Street Journal Mansion section and the New York Post, this luxurious 23-acre compound minutes from East Hampton Village includes an approx. 18,000-sq.ft., 12+ bedroom main house, chic 6-bedroom former carriage house, and charming horse stables with paddocks and riding fields. The Cotswold-inspired main house with heated gunite pool, oversized spa, pool house, and hard-court tennis is framed by stone courtyards, covered arbors, and idyllic gardens.



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265 Thimble Island Road
Lifestyle & Luxury meet the sea in this 4 bedroom waterfront home with panoramic views of the Thimble Islands. This home embraces it’s surrounding & is the epitome of seaside elegance. The interior is caressed with charm & character. The walls of windows bring in the light of illuminating ocean sunrises & by evening the interior space is filled with picturesque evening sunsets. The lush side courtyard & wrap around deck both take on spectacular water views making this home the envy of the most rich & famous.

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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.

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