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!!

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 ».

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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

A Designer's Creative & Colorful Connecticut Home — House Tour

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Location: West Hartford, Connecticut. Name: Angela Belt , her husband Leon and their daughter Brooklyn. Size: 900 square feet. Years Lived In: 8 months, renting. Angela's career revolves around interior design and creativity. As a senior designer and contributing editor for Homepolish and an interior stylist and art director for AphroChic , her work has been featured in publications like Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The Washington Post and more.

This Entire Ghost Town in Connecticut Is For Sale For Under $2 Million

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let us suggest Johnsonville, Connecticut, a small, abandoned mill town in East Haddam that's now on the market for $1.9 If you've been looking for a place to set up your very own Westworld-like theme park (Eastworld?),

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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

Home Decor: Decorating Ideas for an Organized Home


Image via: Connecticut Stone. After the festive season has come and gone, you have to rearrange your home. When your family and friends go back to their homes, the clutter remains.

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.

Kory & Lindsey's Simple Haven — House Tour

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Location: New Haven, Connecticut. Pin it. Name: Kory DeClark and Lindsey Cordova. Size: 900 square feet. Years lived in: 2 years; Rented. When Kory and Lindsey moved to New Haven from Los Angeles, they had a tight budget and only a few items with which to furnish their new apartment.

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.

Terra Home Ceramics: luxe travertine stone shower features our.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. luxe travertine stone shower features our turquoise crackle glaze disc tile. The simple disc motif on this tile has a strong graphic impact and a.

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?

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

Modern Private Residence Defined by Light, Tranquility and Reflection

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Modern Residence Capturing Beautiful Coast Views in Connecticut: Spiral House. Spiral House is an original looking residence designed by Joeb Moore + Partners Architects and located on the coast of Connecticut, USA. Best Of. Apartments. Architecture. Bedroom. Furniture. Ideas. Kitchen.

The Secret History of Thanksgiving (Or, Interesting Tidbits About the Holiday to Bring Up If You're Seated Next to Great Aunt Mary

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Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mr. Timothy Levy Crouch in Ledyard, Connecticut (1940), Library of Congress. Pin it. Thanksgiving: Pilgrims, Indians, harvest, yadda, yadda, right?

Martha Stewart’s Fresh Design and Colors Join the 3D Printing World

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Available from MakerBot’s website and also the company’s stores in New York, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut, the colorful filaments will easily transform into amazing table accessories branded by Martha Stewart’s style.

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.

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

Hand Painted Tiles Inspired by the Tuscan Landscape and Kitchen

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Hand Painted Tiles Inspired by the Tuscan Landscape and Kitchen: Our Italian Sketchbook Collection.

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

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. *.

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.

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

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

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 ).

30 Classic Home Library Design Ideas Imposing Style

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This residential library appearing in a Connecticut home in Crisp Architects ‘ portfolio hints towards the owner’s love for gardening, entertaining and relaxing in their country home. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”. ?

A Baker's Shanghai Apartment Without a Kitchen — House Tour

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The founder of Strictly Cookies and Connecticut native lives in a lane house in the French Concession with high ceilings, a well-stocked bar, and ample room for her second-hand furniture obsession, but lacks a space to prepare a meal from scratch. Name: Lexie Comstock. Location: Former French Concession — Shanghai, China. Size: 800 square feet. Years lived in: 3 years, renting.

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!