Connecticut Trip and a FAB remodel

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Lauren and I just returned from a trip to Connecticut to visit our two new showrooms (Danbury and Norwalk). Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. What a beautiful state- especially in the fall!!

Butterfly Wings Inspire Art Studio Design in Connecticut

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Valerie Schweitzer Architects completed the design of a tiny sanctuary for creativity and reflection in Westport, Connecticut. The post Butterfly Wings Inspire Art Studio Design in Connecticut appeared first on

A Glamazonian 1934 Craftsman Bungalow in Connecticut — House Call

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Location: New Haven, Connecticut. I'm from New York and I met my California-bred hubby, Chris, here in New Haven, Connecticut. Name: Jessica Brigham , her husband, Christopher, two dog-like cats, Marla & Sylvester, and their doofy mutt, Murphy. Size: 2,100 square feet.

Live Like an Architect in this Modern Country House in Connecticut — Property Crush

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This Connecticut escape offers a respite from the city and the chance to live like an architect. Fleeing the city for views of trees instead of skyscrapers doesn't have to mean leaving behind a love of streamlined, forward-thinking design. READ MORE ». Property Crush. Real Estate

A Gutted Connecticut Home Gets A Fantastic Facelift — House Call

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Location: Fairfield, Connecticut. Name: Athena. The basics: 6 months, owned | 1,201 square feet. Athena's home was the ugliest on the block (her words!) but after a thoughtful renovation it is a total suburban stunner. With a kitchen that's to die for and rustic touches throughout, you can tell that it was a labor of love. READ MORE ». House Call. Reader Submissions

Shopping for Antiques — and Inspiration — in Kent

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This weekend we took a drive up Route 7 to Kent, Connecticut, where hiding in plain sight is one of the coolest shops, RT Facts , located in the old Kent Town Hall. The inclement weather and randomness of a flea market instigated their move to a permanent home in Connecticut. Uncategorized antiques Connecticut Inspiration Shopping WaterworksIt has been awhile since I was out and about to check out some of my favorite shops.

Sex And The City Scribe's Connecticut House is on the Market

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As I browsed the listing of another writer's picturesque home , I couldn't help but wonder, was I dreaming of a new home or a new me? Would the saltwater pool cleanse me of all the bad dates, the broken hearts, the nights of too many cocktails and too few dreams come true? What are we really looking for when we look for a new home, a new mate, new shoes? When it comes to the house hunt, are we our own prey? READ MORE ». Real Estate.

This Connecticut Castle is Asking $45 Million — Design News

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There''s a Medieval-style castle in Woodstock, Conn., and it can be yours for $45 million. Completed in 2008, Chrismark Castle comes complete with a moat, drawbridge, and underground 3-car garage. The property is also rumored to have a petting zoo. READ MORE ».

Hudson dimensional tile in Lobster glaze


Check out this inspiring installation shot of our Hudson dimensional tile at our new innovative Connecticut showroom, Wheelock Design. Hudson here is glazed in Lobster glaze. Installations Uncategorized

Connecticut Photographer Alix Martinez’s Very Cool Studio

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So the other day, I’m tooling around the internet perusing the many blogs that I follow, when I came across the site of a photographer. Her name is Alix Martinez, and she specializes in children, baby, and families. In short, … Continue reading → Architecture Design Profile Projects Alix Martinez Alix Martinez Photography Cool Studios Photograph Photographer Photographic studio Photography

UTC Aerospace Systems Opens New MPE Laboratory in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

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UTC Aerospace Systems today opened its new state-of-the-art Materials and Process Engineering (MPE) laboratory in Windsor Locks, Conn. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Pop-Up Shop at Privet House

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Uncategorized Apothecary Bath Connecticut Furnishings New Preston Shopping towelsWe were thrilled to be invited to create a pop-up shop at the eponymous New Preston shop, Privet Lives. A mere, but charming, 250 sf, Privet owner Suzanne Cassano invites brands she loves to create a two monthlong shop for visitors to the village. We are in the good company of Norma Kamali, Alicia Adams, Stubbs and Wootton amongst many others who have been presented there.

Greenery with Pantone + Aldrich Museum

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In light of this new information, I went to the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, to see an exhibit I thought would be a bit of a lark! Uncategorized Connecticut exhibition Greenery Modernist Museum Objects PantoneI just read that the Pantone color of the year is Greenery. We all a love green; it is the color of grass, foliage and vegetables, especially cucumbers, spinach and broccoli.

You Can Live In This Converted Windmill — Design News

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The Essex, Connecticut home is asking $1.85 Pin it. No, we're not blowing hot air—this converted windmill is for sale. million. READ MORE ». Real Estate.

Mid Century Design Icon Jens Risom Dies at 100 — Design News

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Jens Risom, one of the last living pioneers of mid century modern design, died on Friday at his home in New Caanan, Connecticut. (Image credit: Knoll). He was 100. READ MORE ».

Frank Lloyd Wright's Horseshoe-Shaped Tirranna Is For Sale For $7.2 Million — House of the Day

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Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday is this week, and luckily we get to peek inside Tirranna, an astounding private home in Connecticut, that happens to be on the market for $7.2 million. READ MORE ». Real Estate

An (Affordable) 18th Century Colonial With Modern Updates — House of the Day

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This Connecticut home dates back before the Revolutionary War. Like your house with a bit of history? Spoiler alert: the kitchen and baths have been updated since then. READ MORE ». Real Estate

Imposing Log House in Colorado Mirroring Views of the Spectacular Rocky Mountains

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Some of the features of the five-bedroom villa include a four-car garage, outdoor living-room on heated deck, copper clad windows and spectacular slate roof reclaimed from Connecticut.

What to Know About Exterior Functional Wood Window Shutters :: History, Styles & Curb Appeal

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In the article, I’ll also check in with Carpenter, Lenny Addario of Reputation Builders , working in Coastal Connecticut. He recently completed a shutter restoration job in Milford, Connecticut. ” Located near the Connecticut Coast, that makes perfect sense to me. *.

Fabian & David's Sleek Remodeled Rental — House Call

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Location: New Haven, Connecticut. Pin it. Name: Fabian & David. We are Fabian from Germany and David from the United States, two doctoral students at Yale University, and we turned our student rental into a modern, minimalist apartment. READ MORE ». Reader Submissions. House Call.

Featured Design on the Interior Design Society CT

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The Connecticut Interior Design Society is a group of designers, decorators and industry professionals who meet monthly to share, learn, and expand their businesses. I am so excited to share that I am the featured designer this month on the CT Interior Design Society website!

Private Island in Long Island Sound Listed for $11 Million — Design News

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acre strip of land in Long Island Sound near Tarrytown, Connecticut, is on the market for $11 million. Pin it. Want that private island life, but within commuting distance to New York? Tavern Island, a 3.5

25 Years Later: Martha Proves Why She's the OG Fixer Upper In This Renovation Series

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Long before Chip and Joanna were fixing up the worst house in the best neighborhood in Waco and documenting one "modern farmhouse" renovation at a time, Martha was painstakingly restoring an actual 19th century farmhouse in Connecticut and documenting the process step by step.

A Colorful and Kid Friendly Row Home — House Call

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Location: West Hartford, Connecticut. Name: Angela. Our apartment is 900 square feet, and it is a row home from the 1930s. We chose this home because we love places that have a lot of character, and the architectural details with the crown molding, archways, and original hardwood floors was a no brainer for us to move-in. READ MORE ». House Call. Reader Submissions

A Living Room Area Designed For Conversation — House Call

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Location: Simsbury, Connecticut. (Image credit: Submitted by Ariel ). Name: Ariel and Ruby the dog. The basics: 5 months, owned — 1,200 square feet. Sometimes what you've been looking for has been right under your nose the entire time.

Before & After: A Tree House "Estate" In a Shared Boys Bedroom — Professional Project

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Location: Fairfield, Connecticut. Project by: Jenna Piccirillo of PICCISTUDIO. This bedroom needed to house two growing pre-teen boys and provide space for them to sleep, study and hang out with friends.

This House Will Terrify You More Than Any Scary Movie — House of the Day

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While we're no stranger to terrible real estate photos , but this Connecticut house is a whole new level. It's October, the month where anything can scare the crap out of you—even homes for sale. It may look mostly normal on the outside, but the inside is giving me part Grey Gardens, part exploded craft store, with a dash of creepy doll. READ MORE ». Real Estate

A Peek Inside a Charming 450 Square Foot Studio in Stamford — House Call

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Location: Stamford, Connecticut. Name: Lauren , Tulip the cat and Alfee the rabbit. The basics: 4 months, rented | 450 square feet. Lauren's lovely little studio is bright and calm. Using white to keep things light and airy helps the space feel open, but the personal accents keep the space from feeling impersonal or static. READ MORE ». House Call. Reader Submissions

How to Transform Your Home’s Exterior with Natural Stone


Image via: Connecticut Stone. Image via: Connecticut Stone. Whether you are looking for durability or beauty a natural stone combined with other rustic outdoor elements can transform your home’s exterior.

A Family Settles Down in Tokyo — House Call

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Six months ago we moved from a 2,200 square foot home in Darien, Connecticut to a 1,350 square foot apartment in Tokyo, Japan. Name: Leigh. Location: Tokyo, Japan. The challenge was deciding before we moved what furniture would fit and look good while keeping to a maximum of 700 square feet that could be moved internationally. READ MORE ». House Call. Reader Submissions

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Terra Home Ceramics: hand made subway tile with turquoise.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. hand made subway tile with turquoise crackle glaze. This is our most popular glaze. You can see why, right?

Terra Home Ceramics: welcome spring!

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. welcome spring! Welcome Spring! Tulips and carnations in one of my porcelain songbird vases. See the shop for more handpainted vases. Email This. BlogThis!

A Baker's Bold Rental Decorated on a Teeny Budget — House Tour

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Location: West Hartford, Connecticut. Name: Miriam Rieder and her sister Angel. Size: 1,400 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years, renting. As the hardworking owner of Taste By Spellbound bakery, Miriam wanted to live in West Hartford for the hip young vibe of the town. But she also wanted to create a home that could be her oasis away from the rigors of owning a business. And, being self-employed, she needed to find something she could afford on a tiny budget.

Shop Small

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Closer to home, I went to revisit my favorite Connecticut village of New Preston. I saw a sign in a window recently that said SHOP SMALL. I am a vocal advocate for the premise of supporting local businesses.

Women in Stone Connection Conference


Throughout the day, moderator Brie Pfannenbecker (Connecticut Stone), shared information about the progress of the many subcommittees who are working hard to organize and generate resources for the group. The first educational event by the Women In Stone (powered by the MIA) group was held in conjunction with TISE/StonExpo East in Miami, FL on October 19, 2014. Over 50 influential women attended an afternoon of learning about leadership and connecting with their female peers.

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Secluded Home Overlooking River Views Beyond a Glass Wall Fireplace

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Homes like this light-filled Upper West Side apartment or the New Canaan Residence developed by Specht Harpman in Connecticut stay with us thanks to their elegance, simplicity and charm. There is no doubt when it comes to Specht Harpman ‘s architectural talent and hard work.

Terra Home Ceramics: buddha tea bowl

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. buddha tea bowl. In the shop today, and part of the 108 Buddhas Project. Email This. BlogThis! Share to Twitter. Share to Facebook.

Large Taxidermy Bear For Sale! — Marketplace

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Above is a remarkable find: a large bear that was purchased by this photographer in Montana and now resides in storage in Litchfield, Connecticut. (Image credit: Meloni Portraits ).

Going Beyond Builder Grade in a New Home for a Young Family — Professional Project

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Location: Darien, Connecticut. Project by: Mimi Fong of Luminosus Designs. Mimi's clients wanted a little more personalization than the builder grade finishings that were being offered for their new home. In under three months, Mimi not only upgraded the finishings, she tackled floor plan problems and furnished the entire space. We could all use a Mimi in our lives. READ MORE ». Professional Project. Reader Submissions

Take a Seat To Take a Stand Chair-ity Event

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IDS Connecticut supports the Center For Family Justice and we are excited to present this CHAIR-ity” event. Please come see the beautiful chair I created for the Charity Auction!