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Perfect Picks!

We’ve found the perfect picks to make any outdoor occasion, fun, fresh and fashion forward.

The Plush Life

Garden designer Victoria Fensterer teaches us the ins and outs of how she designs unique, lushly layered landscapes.

New Products and Styles that are Heating Up this Summer

Indulge this season in new and exciting products for your home and beyond.

What’s Poppin?

Pop-up shops are the reigning darlings of the retail industry. They are an inexpensive way for brands to generate buzz, and, for the consumer, a chance to buy something one might not usually have access to.

Bling It On!

Be the life of the party with these chic and shimmery cocktail rings.

Builder Recognition Innovator Winners

Connecticut builders that you should know.

At Your Service

From dish platters from the 1800s to Danish motif tea sets, our antiques expert is serving up some amazing culinary discoveries.

Revitalizing the Legacy of Lalique

Updating a luxury brand with strong ties to the past can be a challenging mission. But legendary crystal company Lalique is doing just that in a big way.

The New Amped-Up Gin & Tonic

A gin and tonic is the very essence of summer. But in the past few years, several distilleries have been producing top-notch, small-batch gins that deserve a lot more than a splash of tonic.

Mediabistro Interviews Cottages & Gardens

This being the last few weeks before everyone takes off for their cottages in the Hamptons and family compounds in Maine, Michael’s was chock full of A-listers, including Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington and a squadron of social types. I was joined today by Marianne Howatson and Kendell Cronstrom and we had plenty to talk about.

Meet Our 2012 IDA Judges

IDA judges suggest which creative outlets spark the most innovative ideas.

Natural Touch

Geoffrey Nimmer of East End Gardens channels his calm and collective personality in order to create serene organic-landscapes.

Architecture Innovator Winners

Contemporary to classic architecture dominates the landscape in Connecticut.

Vacationing for the Modern Explorer

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls in Zambia, is a destination for adventurous sightseers, who are lured by its attractions, activities and luxury lodgings.

Bathroom Innovator Winners

Unexpected textures play a key role in designing beautiful baths.

Meet the 2012 HC&G IDA Winners

The winners from our second annual Innovation in Design Awards.

Building with Purpose

Yale School of Architecture rebuild the streets of New Haven house by house.

Interior Design Innovator Winners

Neutral pallets take center stage in interior design.

Inspiring Design Projects

The editors of CTC&G hand-picked 12 design projects from IDA finalists that inspire and that we applaud!

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Designer Spotlight

Diana Jonason Interior Design
Diana’s design approach and passion for each project focuses on collaboration and personalized design to ensure each client receives their dream vision. The only way to have a fully successful project is to ensure all your resources are connected- starting with the architect and interior designer. “We both need to be playing on the same team, which ends up being a win-win for all players and the most successful outcome for my clients. My goal is to create an enjoyable experience for everyone, ensuring that each project is creative, exciting and fun- as it should be.

Diana Jonason
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530 Park Avenue, 14A
Striking 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home with open south views of the New York City skyline, and sun flooding through new windows from every room. The fantastic layout offers separation and double bedroom wings, each with designated baths. The chef’s kitchen features handcrafted Smallbone cabinets, Pietra Cardosa granite counters, and Italian porcelain floors. 530 Park Avenue amenities offer concierge, fitness center, children's room, sitting rooms overlooking an antique fountain and garden, media center, and library.

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