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Decorator Tara Seawright Gives a Tantalizing Twist to a Quirky Contemporary in Sagaponack

As a trained chef and owner of the Tribeca restaurant Mulberry & Vine, Michelle Gauthier sees a lot of the kitchen. But since opening the restaurant three years ago, she has found it increasingly difficult to spend time in her own kitchen at her Sagaponack home.

The 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Winners: Interior Design

The winning projects in the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Thornton Design, LLC, Calla McNamara for Able Construction Inc. and Arbonies King Vlock, PC

The 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Winners: Bath

The winning projects in the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Clean Design, Penguin Environment Design LLC and Bonnie Gabrys Interiors.

C&G Shop the Look: A Richly-Textured Coastal Bedroom

Interior designer Lee Ann Thornton believes that just because a house isn’t on the water doesn’t mean it can’t embody the casual elegance of a beachfront property. And that was exactly the attitude she assumed while crafting the interiors of a new home for a pair of empty nesters in Old Greenwich. Here, a selection of home furnishing inspired by Thornton's approach to beachfront living.

The 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Winners: Kitchen

The winning projects in the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of J.E. Masone Architecture & Design, LLC, Mark P. Finaly Architects AIA and Clean Design.

Announcing the 2015 NYC&G Innovation in Design Award Finalists

NYC&G's Innovation in Design Awards honors outstanding design in the categories of Architecture, Interior Design, Kitchen, Bath, Garden Design and Innovative Product Design

In Quogue, Decorator Alexandra Loew Creates a Contemporary Getaway with Old Master Accents

Long before she became an interior designer, Alexandra Loew made documentary films. But her career change—from working with footage to working with yardage—isn’t as radical as it might sound. That’s because both professions, when it comes to Loew, involve extensive research. As a filmmaker, she worked to find the best material to tell a story. As a designer, she does pretty much the same.

The 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Winners: Landscape

The winning projects in the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Artemis Landscape Architects, Inc. with Freddy's Landscape Co., Gregory Lombardi Design and Devore Associates, LLC.

Architect Brandon Jørgensen's First Solo Ground-Up Project Establishes Him as a Stellar Young Modernist

When architect Brandon Jørgensen first presented his sketches for a Napa Valley home to his clients, he could sense their lack of enthusiasm. The couple had originally approached him with a request for a traditional Napa Valley farmhouse, Jørgensen decided to go for broke and present them with his kind of architecture: straight-up modern.

Announcing the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Award Finalists

HC&G's Innovation in Design Awards honors outstanding design in the categories of Architecture, Interior Design, Kitchen, Bath, Garden Design and Innovative Product Design

Summer's Chicest Textiles Take a Cue from the Deep Blue Sea

Add a pop of indigo to decor with one of these blue-hued summer textiles.

New and Notable Design Objects from the Hamptons and Beyond: Outdoor Furniture Made for Summer Fun

Great furniture is a must for enjoying the great outdoors—and the market’s latest offerings are not only weather-resistant and easy to clean, but a lot of fun too.

Step Inside a Contemporary Art-Filled Home Overlooking Three Mile Harbor

Mark Perry’s process as an abstract painter is anything but straightforward. His work, he explains, results from a sort of loose exploration with paint. “I pick up the paint and put it down, leave it alone, do it again, and listen to the inner voice telling me when to stop,” says the artist, who fashions intense, lovely oils, amalgams of color with nature-based titles such as Land & Sea, Earth Green Water Blue, Dunes Revisited, and Accabonac, named for the well-known harbor in Springs.

Tour the Sagaponack Home of an Artist and Fashion Designer Couple

It takes rare vision and prodigious creativity to carve a family home out of a former cinderblock factory, especially one on a steeply sloping Sagaponack lot that had once been quarried for sand. “Basically, we bought a crater covered with weeds and out-of-control poison ivy,” says homeowner Quentin Curry, a multidisciplinary artist and self-styled “idea guy” whose unique talents enabled him, along with his wife, fashion designer Shelley Suh, and Sag Harbor architect Nilay Oza, to create an unconventional 4,600-square-foot compound with what Curry calls “a rural, industrial ranch vibe.”

Four Casual Summer Cocktail Recipes

Try these crowd-pleasing concoctions for hot summer nights!

Landscape Details Founder Michael Derrig is Turning Gardens into Artful Tableaux

Since antiquity, sculptures have been an important component of garden design. Landscape Details founder Michael Derrig considers the placement of sculpture in residential gardens a crucial part of his practice. “In a geometric garden, I like sculptures on the axis,” he says.

Own One of Litchfield County's Grander Estates

One of the grander estates on the Litchfield County market is a historic riverfront property first built in 1757. It's located on 22.8 Woodbury acres overlooking the Pomperaug River. The original farmhouse has been restored but still features exposed beams, stone walls and a beehive oven. The now-4,700-square-foot home also offers a loft-like master suite and a new kitchen with a metal ceiling, Viking appliances and an attached breakfast room.

Plaid Meets Prada When Scottish-Born Architect Kevin O'Sullivan Designs a Home for Art-Loving Clients in Amagansett

"When we met our clients,” recalls Hamptons-based architect Kevin O’Sullivan, “we had no idea that they had a spectacular collection of modern art.” And his clients had no idea that the man they were trusting to design their four-bedroom home had once been accepted to pursue painting and sculpture at the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art in his native Scotland.

Passionate for Both Horses and the Hamptons, Annette and Matt Lauer Bring Bright Side Farm to Life

With a name like Bright Side Farm, good times are sure to follow. For Annette and Matt Lauer, creating an equestrian facility in the Hamptons has been more than good: It has turned into a dream come true.

Textile Designer Sandra Jordan's Search for the World's Softest Fiber Leads to Peruvian Alpacas

Growing up as the daughter of a diplomat in Peru, Sandra Jordan was taught the national legacy of the ancient alpaca. Considered “the gold of the Andes,” alpaca fleece, with its legendary softness, was reserved for the use of Incan royalty. But Jordan’s own impression of the fiber fell short of its lofty history: At the local farmers’ markets she visited with her mother, the fleece she found was scratchy and rough. This textural disconnect between the ideal and the real made an imprint on young Jordan, one that would later inspire her own storied journey.

Pappas Miron Design Puts a Fresh Spin on a Dated 1970s Beach House in Southampton

In the case of a 1970s Colonial-style house in Southampton, a casual question about tile led to a complete gut renovation. Designers Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron, the principals of Pappas Miron Design, were working on their clients’ bathroom renovation in the city when the owners purchased a house in Southampton and nonchalantly asked whether the duo thought the kitchen tile would be easy to change.

C&G Shop the Look: A Breezy Southampton Living Room

When designers Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron, the principals of Pappas Miron Design, re-imagined a 1970s Colonial-style house in Southampton for their clients, relaxation was the guiding principle. The designers started with a neutral palette, using workhorse pieces—sisal rugs and linen upholstery—to create a clean and easy backdrop. “We relied on comfort as a driving force—nothing is so precious that if you sit on it in a wet bathing suit, it will get destroyed,” Miron says. Here, a collection of easy, breezy piece inspired by the home's light-filled living room.

Meet the Designer: Thomas Balsley

In four decades spent creating more than 100 public parks and plazas, Thomas Balsley has received numerous national and international awards for his skill in integrating infrastructure, landscape and architecture. Among his notable designs is colorful Balsley Park in midtown Manhattan, named in his honor.

Perfect Synergy Culminates in a New Collection by Elizabeth Eakins for Holland & Sherry

New to Holland & Sherry showrooms worldwide this spring: an exclusive Elizabeth Eakins–designed line of linens in fresh and versatile jacquards, stripes and solids. We discuss this exciting venture with Bryan Dicker, president, Interiors Division, Holland & Sherry, and Elizabeth Eakins, founder/owner of Elizabeth Eakins, Inc.

Miriam Landsman Hosts an Outdoor Tea Party at her Cotswold-Style Manor House in Greenwich

Growing and arranging flowers IS Miriam Landsman’s life-long passion.Every year, inspired by the blooming of her climbing New Dawn roses, she hosts an outdoor tea party for mothers, daughters and granddaughters at her Cotswold-style manor house in Greenwich. In celebration of summer, friends are invited to participate in the art of conversation and the taking of tea. Creating the scene is like setting a stage reminiscent of early 19th-century England.

3 New Hamptons Resort Developments on the Horizon

Nowhere in the world is real estate sexier—even for George Clooney, arguably one of the sexiest men alive—than in the Hamptons. The two-time Academy Award winner, is just one of the rumored investors in the eight-acre Dune Deck Beach Resort development in Westhampton Beach. The former Hamptons hot spot sold for $19 million to Discovery Land Company CEO Mike Meldman, who also co-owns Casamigos Tequila with Clooney and his pal Rande Gerber, husband of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Step Inside an Urban-Inspired Tahoe Interior

Next generation Tahoe has set up camp and younger, fresher design is following in its wake. This look is what drew a young Bay Area couple with three small children to Martis Camp, a nine-year-old luxury development that has helped define the new Tahoe with its range of architectural styles. The couple hired architect Brendan Riley of Ryan Group Architects to help establish its design guidelines, also calling on Jay Jeffers to craft their urban-inspired interior.

Enhance Your Summer Experience with 13 Alfresco Amenities

Kickstart your summer with such outdoor amenities as stainless steel cabinetry in outdoor kitchen appliances, outdoor dining elements and recreation accessories. Add products to your shopping list like Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, a Jonathan Adler’s mod Okura planter, Shinola’s new women’s Runwell bike and more!

Tour a Sophisticated Hillsborough Estate Designed by Heather Hilliard

When relocating from New York to California, a couple and their three children were prepared to embrace a new lifestyle. Thanks to San Francisco–based interior designer Heather Hilliard, however, transitioning from a SoHo loft to a Hillsborough estate didn’t mean abandoning their downtown aesthetic.

Tour a Light-Filled Rowayton Home Awash in a Palette of White and Blue

According to interior designer Alicia Orrick, even before they met, her client had very clear parameters about where he wanted to live. This included being on the water in Rowayton in a house that didn’t mandate any renovation. “Houses meeting those requirements are scarce at best,” says Orrick. “But he actually found a classic New England shingle-style home built in 2005 in pristine condition.”

Candle Maker Brittany Torres Captures the Essence of the East End

Candle maker Brittany Torres is deeply familiar with the East End and the quirks that make each of its villages distinct, and her collection of six candles reflects those personality differences. To her, the sense of smell is paramount, the driving force behind Hamptons Handpoured, her brand-new line of soy-based handmade candles.

Decorator Greg Shano Gives a Doctor’s Bachelor Pad in Chelsea a Clean Bill of Health

Bret Rudy's Chelsea apartment is little more than a crash pad, the 620-square-foot studio was bare-bones to the core, with stark white walls, scant furnishings, and just a few pieces of carefully chosen artwork. When he was ready to take the plunge, he enlisted his friend Greg Shano, a decorator, to make it over.

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Lovas Architects
Every project is a unique response to each client's lifestyle and programmatic needs as well as site characteristics and surrounding context. We create buildings that harmonize with their environment and dovetail into existing buildings when necessary. Styles are based in classical forms yet designed for a modern lifestyle. We work closely with our clients, to interpret their desires and are committed to providing each project, large or small, with the utmost in personal, specialized attention.

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Ben Krupinski Builder
Ben Krupinski Builder has been building luxury homes of the highest quality for over 30 years. From custom coastal, country and city residences to remodels and historic renovations, they are respected for their integrity and innovation by discerning clients, visionary architects and world-class designers. For projects of both modest and expansive scale, they work to exacting standards delivering consistent excellence through value engineering, deep knowledge and vast resources in the Hamptons, NYC and Connecticut.


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Yankee Custom Builder
Yankee Custom Builder’s priority is maintaining your original concept within budget and on schedule. YCB strives to make the process of building a home gratifying rather than overwhelming by providing clear communication and valuable product knowledge. This allows our clients to feel comfortable every step of the way. Because of our excellence in service, the majority of our business comes from architects & designers who feel confident in recommending us to their valued clients.

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Property of Note

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6 Juniper Point Road, Branford, CT
Classic modernism, refined materials and stunning LI Sound views imbue this steel framed waterfront property with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, open floor plan, concrete radiant heated floors, high ceilings, large rooms and walls of glass. The main floor master is nearly 900 square feet with en-suite guest bedrooms, study and private in-law apartment set apart. A zen-like court-yard features a heated Gunite pool. Shoreline living at its architectural best.

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23 Remington Road
23 Remington Road is a 2,759-square-foot home in the River Road neighborhood of Palmetto Bluff. This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home features a living room that effortlessly flows into the kitchen and back porch. Two gas brick fireplaces, custom molding and ample outdoor living space add a layer of charm. Conveniently located, this home is within walking distance of an amenity center and the River Road Preserve, a 120-acre protected maritime forest.



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Historic Wyndecote
Built in the heyday of 19th century Hamptons summers, Wyndecote has been meticulously renovated for which John David Rose won the 2018 AIA Peconic design award for outstanding achievement in historic preservation. The home offers ten bedrooms, eleven baths, three half-baths, and seven fireplaces. Among the refurbished and reinstalled elements are the 70+ “lead” paned windows. Wyndecote was built originally by noted owner-architect Robert H. Henderson, and hosted the Duke of Windsor and the King of Spain among its guests.

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248 Gay Street, Sharon, CT
Expansive & protected western views from this 5BR, 5BA completely renovated home on 18 acres in Sharon, CT. Kitchen, Dining, and Family Room open to an enclosed porch with distant views. Living Room w/fireplace overlooks pastoral views and pond. First-floor master suite with fireplace. 3 Upper BRs and 2 Full BAs. Guest suite w/ full BA & separate entry. Bonus Room in Basement. Heated Gunite Pool. Privately situated.



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