Hidden Agenda

By Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Permalink 0

A library built to showcase an impressive book collection is often noteworthy, but this private library designed by Sellars Lathrop Architects is truly exceptional. Howard Lathrop worked extensively with the homeowners to create an extraordinary home that was built from the ground up with numerous multi-use spaces and energy efficiency in mind. Born from the homeowner’s academic interests and extensive book collection, the library is designed for both display and use. It’s not just a gorgeous and airy library, however. The space encompasses a full-service bar in one corner and a large dining table to accommodate dinner parties. A central reading ...

Faesy’s Fabulous Folly

By Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Permalink 0

A “garden folly” is decorative architecture created simply to astonish and delight—and this observatory designed by Bob Faesy is no exception. Centrally located on property being developed as a private park, this garden folly encourages walks, interaction with the local environment and appreciation of surrounding views, while also reminding all who use it of the many activities surrounding them. As the homeowners developed this private park, working with Faesy-Smith Architects and local landscape architect Geoff Middeleer, they encouraged native and natural beauty in woodsy areas and carefully cultivated grasses, ferns and flowers. These are wonderful spaces, but also areas that could ...

2015 Annual Interior Designer Issue

By Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Permalink 1

As a reader of this magazine, you know better than most: design is highly personal. When you choose a designer, you are welcoming an individual into your home and your lives. The impact of that interaction will affect you, your family and your friends for a long time to come. Our job is to utilize the most progressive technologies—like metallic inks, die cuts, double and even triple foldout covers—to provide the highest quality images for you, our readers, and to generate interest for our advertisers. The Printing Institute of America (think the Oscars for top-echelon printers in America) likes our style. We ...

Seaside Serenity

By Monday, March 30, 2015 Permalink 0

Combining old and new elements in unforgettable ways in Stamford. Maintaining the delicate balance between antique and modern styles in a home is a challenge for any interior designer, but it is a feat that Donna Benedetto has clearly mastered. Her aesthetic seamlessly blends old and new elements with her own custom-designed pieces, resulting in a sophisticated, layered look. Benedetto’s clients had a special appreciation for this unique “mix not match” approach. Having seen her talents at work when she spent 18 months remodeling their office spaces to exude a sense of homelike comfort, Benedetto’s clients immediately became residential ones when ...

Publishers Letter

By Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Permalink 0

 With 2014 firmly in our rearview mirror, we have had a chance to relect of the past year and we would like to thank all of our partners and readers for making this past year a wonderful one for us. As it marked our 10th Anniversary, we truely appreciate all of the people who offered us congratulations and their continued support. We have also welcomed many new partners into our fold. It is wonderful to see them embrace our publication, understand what true partnerships are and share with us their wonderful projects. We have always positioned ourselves as a community of ...

Your Table is the Heart of the Home!!!

While living in France, I can’t begin to count the hours spent around the table. The majority of my memories of our time overseas is around a table; gatherings with multiple generations, eating, drinking, sharing. In our own home in the Loire Valley, our eat-in area was set up to resemble a small cafe arranged with a leather train bench found at the Paris flea market and cafe chairs. Besides meals and card playing, there were countless discussions with my ‘then’ teenage daughters. Time well spent! In a recent project, I recommended to our design client that we upgrade her kitchen ...