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A Verdant Outdoor Oasis on the Connecticut Shoreline

This brick Georgian Revival house on the Connecticut shoreline met many of the needs for a young family on their return to the U.S. from a work sojourn in London, but the property itself was less than desirable. Certainly a challenging situation, but one that Kathryn Herman and her team, including project landscape architect Elizabeth Gonzalez-Guillot, handled with much aplomb.

Home Is Where the Heart Is Designer Showhouse

Twenty four top designers showcased their talents in the classic English regency manor house that is the second Home Is Where the Heart Is Designer Showhouse. NYC&G is proud to be a media sponsor of this great event which benefits the American Heart Association. Tyler Wisler from HGTV's Design Star served as the Honorary Showcase Chair. Kim Radovich, principal designer and president of Kim E. Courtney Interiors Inc., served as Design Chair

Understated Beauty Defines Architect Barbara Chambers’ Mill Valley Home

Ivory shades like White Dove and chalky Clunch predominate in architect Barbara Chambers’ project binders. This rigrously achromatic aesthetic extends from the residences she designs to her own understated wardrobe and even her elegant presence, which whispers rather than shouts.

C&G Shop the Look: An Airy Master Bedroom in a Neutral Color Palette

“Neutrality allows me to infuse my interiors with serenity and a sense of calm,” explains architect Barbara Chambers, whose Larkspur home is a study in understated beauty. “I prefer to let artwork, accessories and, most importantly, people, provide a space with its color.” Here, a collection of striking pieces in a soothing color palette inspired by Chambers' own master bedroom.

Four New Jersey Restaurants with Notable Wine Lists

Thought the Garden State was merely garden variety? Fuhgeddaboutit! Here are four New Jersey gems with wine lists worth crossing the bridge for, including Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Nicholas, Restaurant LaTour at Crystal Springs Resort and Pluckemin Inn

A Spare, Industrially Inspired Home by Aidlin Darling Design Melds Seamlessly into the Mill Valley Landscape

Achieving a meaningful connection with the site of a future home is more than lip service for San Francisco architecture firm Aidlin Darling Design. A recent project saw co-founder Joshua Aidlin and associate principal Kent Chiang camping out on the property in order to truly understand it.

A New Book by San Franciscans Zahid Sardar and Marion Brenner is a Love Letter to the Green Spaces of Paris

Any urban garden is intrinsically surreal, but for his extraordinary 8th arrondissement eighteenth-century garret, American architect Michael Herrman chose architect Le Corbusier’s odd 1929 Champs-Élysées penthouse and rooftop terrace for eccentric bon vivant Charles de Beistegui as a model of “Modern minimalism balanced with the playful extravagance of Surrealism.”

Announcing the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Award Finalists!

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

A Terraced Solution Creates a Series of Family-Friendly Outdoor Rooms

With a new home addition complete and a pool under construction, it was time for this homeowner to tackle a sloping landscape. Enter Alice Cooke of Alice Cook Design Associates. Taming a sharp drop in grade, creating terraces and gardens and finding a reasonable way reach the pool were the primary challenges ahead.

Announcing the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards' Judges

Presenting the five design leaders who will help decide the winners of the prestigious HC&G 2015 Innovation in Design Awards.

Enter to Win: $300 Ring's End Gift Card

We’re hosting an exclusive giveaway in partnership with one of this year's CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards sponsors, Ring's End. Enter for a chance to win a $300 Ring's End gift card. One lucky reader will win a $300 gift card for use at any of Ring's End locations or online at www.ringsend.com.

Meet the Designer: Michael DePerno

CTC&G Editor at Large Sharon King Hoge chats with designer Michael DePerno about his experience designing window displays for ABC Carpet and Home, the furniture he designs for his many projects and what lured him back East after a stint in California.

Finding Design Inspiration on a Visit to the Queen of the Adriatic

A recent trip to Venice and tour of the city reveals great design resources. The careful consideration of design is in everything you see—light fixtures, glassware, ironwork and, of course, the architecture.

Northern New Jersey’s Restaurant Latour is a Wine Destination for Smart Connoisseurs

The wine cellar at Restaurant Latour showcases rare bottles and houses advanced wine-scanning machines that ensure authenticiy and extract tastes without decanting the entire bottle.

Striking Home Accessories in Metallic Hues

A fusion of silver and gold, add these metallic home accessories to your collection. Including Oscar de la Renta candlestick holders in a pineapple motif, Michael Aram's Art Deco Rock Ice Bucket, Kim Seybert's metal Timber placemats, Jardin d'Eden stainless steel chair, Michael Wainwright dinnerware, and Baccarat's Heritage scented candle.

Flex Your Star Power with the Same Stunning Jewels Worn by Diane Kruger, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Felicity Jones and Lupita Nyong’o

Now you can look like a celebrity with these awards-show-season standouts.

Set the Table in a Palette of Indigo & Ivory

Add a touch of indigo & ivory to your tabletop by adding one or more of these crisp accessories, including embroidered indigo hem napkins designed by Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs​ , Juliska​ Country Estate Delft blue cake stand, Ralph Lauren​'s Ronan flatware in polished stainless steel and navy, a Blue Altered bow from WorkOf​ and the Vik 2 dining chair by designer Thibault Desombre through Ligne Roset​.

Tour a Greenwich Dream Home Designed by Mary Foley and Michael Cox

Design partners Mary Foley & Michael Cox and would say they don’t have a signature style, exactly, but if you look closely at any of their projects, you’ll see a common thread: sumptuous, elegant and comfortable interiors. There’s an underlying tone of quiet sophistication, but each project is uniquely its own. For clients who bought a Greenwich property intent on transforming it into their dream home, the designers had no trouble getting to know their tastes and personalities. They brought in architect Cormac Byrne, with Jones Byrne Margeotes Partners, to gut the interior and modernize the exterior by changing the color palette to a more natural shingle color and reconfiguring the entrance.

Tour the Comfortably-Modern Home of a Grammy Award–Winning Rock Guitarist

As a Grammy Award–winning rock guitarist and accompanist to the late Johnny Winter, Paul Nelson is used to striking some pretty soulful notes on stage. The Fairfield County home that he shares with his wife, Marion Amundsen, who is his tour manager and sometimes “moonlighting designer,” the chords struck design-wise are melodic. The interiors of a 4,100-square-foot home was reconstructed and decorated in a single season.

Outfit Your Table with Spring's Best Looks

Bring the outdoors in with the blooming home accents, including the Flora plate in Magnolia by Allan Therkelsen for Royal Copenhagen, Design Guild's Shanghai Garden wallpaper, Missoni Home's Flowers teacup, Gien's Bagatelle flora teapot and Villeroy & Boch's Spring Awakening collection.

Paper Is Anything But Passé In Chic Shades, New Pairings And Playful Proportions

CTC&G's annual wallpaper feature, curated by Greenwich-based interior designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch, collects the season's hottest color trends. Hirsch influenced our selection of papers with some of her favorite color combinations, ranging in tones of green and blue, orange and metallic and her new favorite color duo of purple and navy.

Charlotte Moss Shares a Sneak Peek of Her New Book, Garden Inspirations

According to decorator Charlotte Moss, almost any container can be used to display flowers, and virtually every flower is worth showing off. These pictures, culled from Moss’s new book, Garden Inspirations, are proof positive.

Announcing Richard Meier as HC&G 2015 IDA Innovator

Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his own office in New York in 1963. His practice has included major civic commissions in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including courthouses and city halls, museums, corporate headquarters, and housing and private residences. Among his most well-known projects are The Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia; Perry and Charles Street Condominiums in New York, New York; the Canal+ Television Headquarters in Paris, France; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain.

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Blurred Lines

Home accessories designers have been testing the limits of the ever-popular ikat print, as seen in this collection of design finds from West Elm, Hermes, Kim Seybert, Dwell Studio, and Aerin

A French Family Puts a European Spin and a Hipster Twist on an 1851 Townhouse

As virtually every New Yorker knows, Brooklyn is “it” right now. Filled with young families, artsy up-and-comers, spry octogenarians, and scenesters aching for a break from Manhattan’s madcap pace, the city’s coolest borough couldn’t dream of a more varied and fiercely loyal populace. Parts of it have become especially popular with Europeans, notably the French, who are attracted by its well-preserved townhouses and tree-lined streets.

C&G Shop the Look: A Neutral Family Room Accented with Fine Art

International travelers with a growing, eclectic art collection, a Manhattan couple charged designer Mark Epstein with creating a worldly environment that was party-hearty and family-friendly. Here, a collection of pieces inspired by the soothing, neutral interior.

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: For the Birds

Design finds that draw inspiration from winged creatures and take flight, including a birdcage-like LED light fixture from Property Furniture, Erica Tanov's poplin bedding collection, a Marina Abramovic's bird-bedecked dinner plate, and more!

Deeds & Don'ts: Small Homes with Awesome Amenities

It’s not hard to find an impressive big house or a small house with more modest charms. What’s difficult is locating a gem of a home that’s been lavished with fine finishes and awesome amenities but that also clocks in at 3,000 square feet or fewer—or so they say. In actual fact, even in a state known for its grand estates, Connecticut offers a wealth of small wonders, including antique farmhouses, brand-new townhomes and everything in between.

Ceramist Elaine Tian Embraces the Imperfections of Her Craft

Former graphic designer Elaine Tian sat down at a pottery wheel for the first time only three years ago. Since then, under the label Studio Joo, she has been fine-tuning her collection of vessels and light fixtures, many of which are influenced by wabi-sabi, the Japanese philosophy that finds beauty in imperfections.

Kindel Reimagined

Interior design’s “mixmaster” Eric Cohler was tapped by Kindel to design a dramatic space that reflects the 114-year-old luxury furniture brand’s move into the future with updated colors, finishes, hardware and fabric. The result is fresh, modern and energetic, and provides an exciting new look at how traditional furniture can be relevant with how people design and live today. Here, we talk to Cohler about this new collaboration.

Designer Mark Epstein Creates a Soothing Retreat on Long Island's Sands Point

International travelers with a growing, eclectic art collection, charged Designer Mark Epstein with creating a worldly environment that was also family-friendly.

Designer Tamara Eaton Revs Up a Late-19th Century Carroll Gardens Brownstone

The frenzied pace of development in New York City’s hottest borough has made untouched Brooklyn brownstones scarce. An up-and-coming decorator and her adventurous clients rev up a late-19th-century Brooklyn brownstone. In 2010, Benjamin and Jennifer Whitfield, émigrés from Manhattan, found just such a house in Carroll Gardens.

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Designer Spotlight

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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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Builder Spotlight

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.

6 Juniper Point Road

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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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