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Lost and Found: Treasures of the Past

From ancient Greek lekanis to a roaring bronzed-lion motif door handle, these sumptuous antiquities we've discovered have never looked fresher.

A Departure from Cliché to High Design in Cancun

Cancun is more of a general audience type destination than one associated with high design. However, after a recent trip to the Live Aqua resort in Cancun, I can say with conviction that discriminating travelers seeking sleek design might think twice before jetting off to Miami Beach.

Decorator Darren Henault Enjoys the Beauty of His Milbrook Home Both Inside and Out

Henault and his partner Michael Bassett have created a warm, welcoming home for their two daughters and frequent weekend guests. Set in Millbrook, NY their home is surrounded by endless woods and is filled with charming equestrian themed decor throughout. 

Pappas + Miron: A Dynamic Duo Making a Reputation for One-of-a-kind Design

Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron of Pappas + Miron have been best friends since childhood. "We had the good fortune of being exposed to design early on," says Miron, who remembers the girls always tagging along with their mothers on flea market sprees throughout their native Connecticut.

Distilleries are Bubbling Up In and Around New York City

Since Governor Andrew Cuomo's two year reign in office, the number of micro-distilleries in New York has increased more than 200 percent, with 12 of New York's 28 brand-new distilleries based in Brooklyn alone. They join the nearly 400 distilleries nationwide. Check out what they're brewing.

Party Animal: Event Planner David Stark Proves How to Have a Really Good Time

In his new book event planner David Stark proves how to have a really good time.

Manhattan's Battery Gardens is Restored and Rejuvenated

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Warrie Price, Founder and President of the Battery Conservancy helps bring the gardens back on track. This year, visitors can look forward to a new and improved park as well as the opening of Battery Green, a three-acre town green with a quarter-mile walking path.

Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors Brings a Gothic NYC Structure Back to Life

Designer Celerie Kemble is known for her independent spirit, whimsical design sensibility, and creative panache. On a tight deadline, Kemble was able to magically transform a Manhattan apartment circa 1927 into a lush and luxurious space using all of her New York resources.

Try this liquid gold

The Balvenie is the only single malt scotch still crafted the traditional. But not much needs to be said for this humble giant, a sip will speak for itself.

Designer Miles Redd brings rooms to life

Miles combines high and low styles with bold, exuberant colors to create his signature brand of cozy glamour. His new tabletop collection will feature an eclectic mix of barware, china, picture frames and other great gifts with whimsical flair.

A winter wonderland

Escape the chill with these activities that make loving winter effortless.

Heat up your winter season

Beat the winter blues with a visit to three luxe waterfront retreats.

These Rugs Put the Fun in Functional

From graphic prints to soft neutrals, and vibrant blues to traditional timeless pieces, we've chosen unique floor coverings that appeal to every style.

Buzz-worthy design discoveries in your town

Time for tea at David's Tea, a new shop in Westport where customers can choose from dozens of loose teas and hot and cold to-go cups. While your at it pop on over to Bel Mondo, a new furniture and accessories shop in Westport offering furnishings and interior design services.

Get a jump on spring with these aquatic shades

Blues and greens are the season's go-to shades. Decorate your space with a chic "Tiffany Blue Console" from Irwin Field Design or lay low in one of Link Outdoor's latest editions, the comfy Echo Low Chaise.

An all-inclusive indulgence at Twin Farms in Vermont

Once owned by author Sinclair Lewis, Twin Farms has now established itself into a five-star Relais & Châteaux Inn renowned for its cuisine and 20 superb rooms, which are uniquely decorated cottages by designer Jed Johnson and Thad Hayes. Come for pure relaxation or embark on the slopes for skiing and snowshoeing.

Don't let these blue beauties out of your sight

Color your jewelry collection with gorgeous blue hues from stunning sapphire and diamond earrings by Simon Teakle to an intricately carved Lapis fish brooch from Sorab & Roshi.

Kitchen designer Chuck Wheelock crafts uniquely personalized kitchens

After joining forces with Mark Maidique in 2006, Chuck and Mark later opened their showroom in Old Greenwich. Wheelock Maidique will be launching new kitchen cabinetry style ranges this new year. Think modern Mediterranean.

Prepare a delicious cheese board paired with the perfect bubbly

Jason Donnelly, fromage expert from Murray's cheese shop, offered valuable insights into different cheeses. He showed us how to create a great board of chèvres.

Go beyond Bali with a visit to Lombok Island

Lombok is just 60 miles from Bali. Get there by ferry or a quick 20-minute flight. Lombok features central peaks ringed with woodland and white sandy beaches. Visitors can roam the museums and history exhibits in the low-key commercial center.

Slice, dice and spice in style with chic kitchen accessories

Sparkle and pizzazz and bright hues make your kitchen more lively and sleek. Try a spout of color with Jonathan Adler’s cast-iron sinks in bold colors and shapes or top your counters with KitchenAid’s Artisan series 5-quart stand mixer.

Today’s trend in kitchens is going against the grain

All-white kitchens may never be a thing of the past, but lately we are seeing a shift in kitchen design. Stainless appliances are being wrapped in elegant wood in a range of colors as homeowners personalize the heart of the home to match the way they live

Coffee-table cachet

We've discovered thirteen fireside reads that will satisfy every bookworm on your list. From topics like gardening and painting to home design and classic reads, there's something for everyone.

What type of wines will your family and friends fall in love with?

From the life of the party to the nature lover, we've paired the perfect bottle for every type of character on your list this season.

We asked and they answered...

Designers like Jamie Drake and Tony Baratta share tips on their favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season. See what they had to say...

Designer Patrick Gallagher gives us a peek into his new collection

Gorgeous colors and European inspiration are woven into an elegant new collection called Patrick Gallagher Tessuti by Patrick Gallagher. From his studio in Rome, Gallagher creates luxurious fabrics and designs for the home in rich, saturated colors.

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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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