THE CRAFTSMAN – Handmade Designs Inspired by American Craftsmanship

Some people think craftsmanship is a dying art. After all, it has to compete with the current desire for instant gratification, one-click buying and the must-have-it-tomorrow way of American life. But, fortunately, a core group of artisans still believe in quality and American-made craftsmanship, and they are determined to not let the tradition fade away. Handcrafting is all about a love for design, a passion for perfection and the desire to keep improving. For the creators of handcrafted, quality products, craftsmanship is the center of their lives. It’s the reason they get up and go to work every morning—and they are ...

Look who just turned 10! The Anniversary Issue

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When I think back at our first issue of East Coast Home + Design, it is hard to imagine that 10 years later, we would be publishing issue number 70...Our 10th Anniversary Issue. We have come a long way in these years: updating our design esthetic, improvements in digital photography, a cleaner, modern feel, expansion into the Manhattan market. We shot our first issues on film and drum scanned the images! Can you believe that? 10 years ago we would receive piles of disks with images on them this issue, we received two. We have become the standard in our industry for ...

Bates Masi Architects exhibits ‘old meets new’ in a mid-century kit home renovation in the Hampton’s

Preserving the styles of mid-twenieth century homes isn’t much of a focus for many residents in resort locations such as the Hampton’s. The hamlets, which consist of dwellers eager to start fresh in the community, have a frequent design turnover rate. So when local Amagansett, NY residents chose to preserve parts of their existing Robins Way kit-style home during renovations, architect firm Bates Masi + ARCHITECTS gladly obliged at the opportunity. A good portion of the house’s framing remained, and everything else was gutted down to the basic form of the post and beam. In addition, a larger master bedroom and ...

Steven Mueller Architects Celebrates Twenty Years in Business

When Steven Mueller first established his business as a boutique architectural firm in Greenwich, Connecticut he could not have anticipated the economic ups and downs of the last twenty years. From the building boom in the late nineties to the post-recession renaissance Steven Mueller Architects, LLC has thrived as a boutique architectural firm with a practice centered upon the dreams of his clients.  “Mueller’s skill is transforming those dreams into reality by creating architectural designs that inspirer; he is a gifted story teller with the ability to translate his clients’ ideas into a vision which evokes the very essence of ...

A Restoration & Renovation of Historical Proportions: Janice Parker

The Mission Blend garden romance and historical charm with versatile functionality and contemporary design. Importantly, honor the original design created by the legendary, Ellen Biddle Shipman. Combine two lots, make them work separately and together. A delightful proposition for a modern-day design maven, who fortunately, combines well-honed analytical skills with intuitive artistic sensibilities. However, there were Complications. The westward facing slope was very steep, posing all kinds of issues. The garden pavilion, signature fountain, and sundry masonry was in total disrepair. Retaining walls were in structural failure. Underground spaghetti ruled, it was a counter-intuitive crazy quilt of drainage pipes and utility ...

Guzzetta Launches Leather Accessories

Finally, your elegant office at home or at work can finally look absolutely finished and need not be cluttered by the hodgepodge of standard staplers, tape dispensers, pencil holders and other required desk items. Frustrated with generic items that did not coordinate with the overall look of the office space and inspired by the increase in the number of female executives, Paul Guzzetta and Philip Shortt of Interiors Haberdashery have combined forces with Joey Jacober and his wife Dana Jacober to launch a series of luxurious leather Premier Desks Sets, Deluxe Desk Sets, Travel Desk Sets and Accessory Sets. They ...

Interior Designer Jamie Herzlinger – Artist at Work

Like fine art, all of Jamie Herzlinger’s projects are unique but each one exudes refined elegance while remaining inviting and user friendly.   After spending 20 years in interior design, Herzlinger has gained national respect for her talent to consistently deliver livable luxury and sophistication.  Not surprisingly, her interior design firm, called Jamie Herzlinger Interiors, has earned a coveted spot on Traditional Home’s list of Top 20 Interior Design Firms, participated in the Kips Bay Show House in New York, and recently been named in the Top 50 American Kitchens in Trends International.  She has also been featured on numerous television ...