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August 5, 2014
I’ve seen housing markets boom and bust through the years. One factor has always remained constant through these times—homeowners have...
lake champlain home
August 4, 2014
Photography by Jim WestphalenBy Maria LaPianaMany of us, when we make a costly impulse purchase, second-guess ourselves all the way home. And at...
Bec Brittain Echo 1 Pendant Light
August 1, 2014
Cheryl Katz, Contributing EditorI’ve been a fan of Bec Brittain’s lighting since I first came across it at Matter in New York City. But...
International Buddhist Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
July 31, 2014
By Kyle HoepnerI seem to be a pushover for design and construction materials that have some particularly sensuous surface quality to them—I...
Landscape architect Susan Cohen pergola and grasses
July 30, 2014
By Paula M. BodahSusan Cohen loves plants, flowers, trees, and bushes. The Riverside, Connecticut-based landscape architect makes her living...
Elizabeth Hamilton Shangri-La Fabric
July 29, 2014
I often find myself looking to the garden for inspiration for my Elizabeth Hamilton Collection fabrics and wallcoverings. The colors, textures, and...
July 28, 2014
By Cheryl KatzNot to sound alarmist, but this is it—the last few moments in which to take full advantage of easy, breezy, sultry summer days....
July 25, 2014
Maria Lapiana, Contributing EditorWe love Juliska … especially the Field of Flowers collection, which could not be more appropriate for this...
renee zellwener pompret
July 23, 2014
By Maria LaPianaThe Cotton Tavern, a circa 1770 Colonial farmhouse in northeastern Connecticut, represents all that is beautiful and iconic about...
sundries cape cod
July 23, 2014
By Stacy KunstelSurely there’s more to summer than beach reads and tan lines. What about a little sprucing up of your living space? Even if...