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Precious Resource recently scouted a stunning house on Long Island Sound. Not so unusual, you might say. It has an indoor pool. Fairly common, you might think. But the ingenious architecture of the structure made water the focus of the home no matter where you were. Upon entering, I stood five feet from an indoor pool encased in a glass cube, so it formed a central courtyard and every room had views of the pool. In fact, many rooms had views of the pool on one wall and of Long Island Sound on another. It truly blurred the line between indoors and out. It was more jaw-dropping because I drove to the house and didn’t jump on a plane to some tropical island. My eyes kept looking at these two bodies of water the entire time I was in the house! It gave the house a calming vibe and I did not want to leave. ■ Like most people, I am drawn to water in any shape or form. It is my secret energy source. It refreshes me and brings me peace of mind (although I dread heading to the pool to swim laps in the winter!). With summer just ahead, I am thinking more and more about spending as much time as possible in, on or near a body of water. For me it is a liquid asset and I seek it out. But as much as I love it, I am becoming more aware of what a precious asset it is and how scarce it is in different parts of the world. With climate change, this wonderful resource is in danger, even here at home. In fact, nothing annoys me more than driving past a home where the automatic sprinklers are on—in a rainstorm! ■ While attending the National Kitchen & Bath Show in Orlando this past winter, I noticed an increased effort by manufacturers to design products that conserve water with smarter technology. Dishwashers, shower heads and hands-free kitchen faucets, for example, save water while being functional and beautiful. Manufacturers know that design sells, but also that consumers won’t give up what they love just to purchase more environmentally friendly systems. In a sense, beauty and conservation are not mutually exclusive. So it is up to all of us to do our part. And then we all win.

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Water views are easily enjoyed at artist Mary Morant’s home, showcased in the story “Painterly Effect” on page 74.

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SINCE THIS ISSUE IS ALL ABOUT LIVING ON THE WATER, WE ASKED OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO SHARE THEIR FAVORITE COASTAL ESCAPE

LILLY BUNN

St. Barths, in the French West Indies, has always been my favorite place to relax by the sea. I have been going there ever since I was a baby. Maybe it's the rum drinks that make the water look so bright and blue, but I'm not asking questions. Interior designer, Lilly Bunn Interiors, lillybunn.com. “The Four Seasons” (page 56).

ANDREW KOTCHEN

Nantucket is definitely my “happy place.” Whether I’m spending the day on the water with my family or visiting a jobsite, I feel completely inspired and reinvigorated on this uniquely beautiful island. Its influence in my personal and professional life has been profound in terms of both projects and process, teaching me to build within a very specific historical context while providing clients with a livable, modern experience. Founding principal, Workshop/APD, workshopapd.com. “Blurred Lines” (page 46).

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I think my favorite place by the water is where I live right now, right here on the Mill Pond in Westport. The quiet and solitude is like no other—the only noises being the birds or the hum of the oyster boats. For an artist, it is another world. Every day presents a new and different palette. I never take any of it for granted. Artist, marymorant. com. “Painterly Effect” (page 74).

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CTC&G presents the 2022 Junior League of Hartford Designer Showhouse. Award-winning designer and author Anthony Baratta is the Honorary Design Chair, alongside a select group of designers who have transformed this remarkable historic Tudor style home. Guests will have the opportunity to view this exquisite house throughout the month of June and proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Hartford’s mission to support charitable projects and programs in the Greater Hartford Community. Opening Gala, June 3. Open to the public, Saturday, June 4, through Sunday, June 26. 51 Brookside Blvd., West Hartford. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit jlhartford.org.

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GRANDIFLORA Media sponsor CTC&G is proud to present the Grandiflora Garden Tour, an important event and significant fundraiser supporting local nonprofit organization, the Greenwich Botanical Center. Guests are invited to view renowned private gardens in Greenwich and the surrounding communities of Rye, Westport, New Canaan and Stamford. Tickets to the self-guided tour and location information will be mailed a week prior to the event. Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/ grandiflora-garden-tour.

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For a tropical vacation vibe, the Lanai mirror from Serena & Lily fits the bill in natural rattan. The decorative frame is available in Natural or Vintage Indigo. Small, $598; Large, $798,Westport, serenaandlily.com.

PRETTY IN PINK

Pigeon and Poodle’s Abiko collection of bath accessories includes everything you need to dress up a vanity. Saturated swirls of Cherry Blossom pink are cast in translucent resin. Prices range from $82–$410, available through Hoagland’s Greenwich, hoaglands.com, pigeonandpoodle. com.

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WHAT’S NEW

NATURALLY CLEAN

Set out sweet-smelling Saipua hand soaps from Bloomist for a special touch. Scented with cedarwood, clary sage with dill, coffee mint and vetiver, the soaps are handcrafted from natural ingredients with natural fragrances and wrapped in decorative papers. $18 each, bloomist.com.

HAPPY FEET

Treat guests to a pair of soft terry slippers from Weezie, available in white, navy and light blue. Unisex sizes range from small to extra, extra large. $54, monograming, $15, weezietowels.com.

IT’S A WRAP

Summer visitors will appreciate the lightweight, cool and comfortable Matteo Robe from Matouk. Shown here in Peony, the robe is made from 100-percent cotton seersucker. $198, available through the Linen Shop, thelinenshopct.com, matouk.com.

SPA DAY

Pamper company (or yourself) with Luxome’s ultrasoft Plush Performance towels. The dual-loop technology in cotton and microfiber is extra absorbent and fast drying. Sporting an attractive ribbed design, the towels are offered in five colorways, but you can never go wrong with white. Six-piece towel set, $135, luxome.com.

CONNECTICUT MEMORIES WRITE HOME

Crafted from thick cotton paper, Selva stationary from Casa Felix is a thoughtful touch­—guests can write a quick note home or save as a keepsake. Set of 10, $88, personalization additional, casafelix.com.

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The perfect hostess gift or a lovely addition to a bedroom or bath, the Hudson Grace Greenwich candle is a sumptuous blend of gardenia blossom, sun-drenched summer lawn and a hint of citrus peel. The heavyweight glass gives off a beautiful glow. $68, hudsongracesf.com.


WHAT’S NEW

EVERLASTING BLOOMS

Don’t have time to pick fresh flowers for your guest room? Tastemaker Ashley Stark has the perfect, long-lasting solution. Collaborating with Diane James Home, her spring mix of faux florals is set in a beautifully textured vase. $395, ashleystarkhome.com.

SPLASH OF COLOR

BLUSH TONES

The Ondine table lamp from Currey & Company is the perfect reading companion. In a soft blush glaze, the curvy terracotta body is set on a silver-leaf-finish base, topped with an off-white shantung shade. $610, available at Chloe Winston Lighting Design, chloewinstonlighting.com, curreyandcompany.com.

Freshen up a tired bath with a colorful shower curtain. Annie Selke’s graphic Vines design in French Blue on a crisp white ground does the trick in 100-percent cotton percale. $118, annieselke.com.

DREAM MAKER

SLEEP WELL

The bold Regencystyle carving of the Bunny Williams Home Keller bed is softened with a white painted finish for a light, summer look. $8,300, bunnywilliamshome.com.

There is nothing like sleeping in luxurious sheets. Carrying on the family tradition of weaving fine Italian linens, Federico Pratesi designed the ‘Nodo d’Amore’ (knot of love) pattern as a tribute to his mother, Dede. The Dede pillow sham, shown here, is embroidered in turquoise. $410, verderoccia.com.

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DESIGN NOTES

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Westport designer Sam Allen’s coveted interiors are now accessible via a new e-commerce site, The Shop by Sam Allen. “I’ve curated a collection that reflects a Scandinavian-Californian approach to design,” says Allen. “It’s a relaxed, comfortable style of living, yet elevated, that incorporates the clean lines and natural materials of Scandinavian design.” His exclusive, handcrafted furniture– Handmade by The Shop by Sam Allen—is made in New England and deliverable in as little as six weeks. The array of styles includes dining, cocktail and side tables, nightstands, consoles, buffets and benches in a variety of sizes, finishes and wood materials. The Olive dining table, shown here, is fashioned from white oak with a cerused finish. Featuring multiple vendors and artisans, The Shop will continue to evolve, including a downtown Westport storefront/studio opening in August 2022. 203-984-5590, theshopbysamallen.com, samalleninteriors.com.

Stamford-based Accurate Lock & Hardware has introduced a new collection of elegant knobs and levers in collaboration with interior and product designer Thom Filicia. Blending classic forms with a modern sensibility, the assemblage of four styles and 10 finishes includes a mix of textures and materials. “I’m inspired by everything around me—from fashion to automobiles, art, history, people and the natural world,” says Filicia. “I drew from all of those inspirations to create a hardware collection of elegant and sculptural pieces.” Accurate Lock & Hardware’s OldWorld craftsmanship is coupled with modern technology to execute Filicia’s jewelry-like hardware designs. thomfiliciaforaccurate. com.

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Ashley Stark Kenner, the creative director of Stark and a prominent design influencer, has launched an e-commerce destination, Ashley Stark Home. Partnering with Stark and the House of Scalamandré, the site offers rugs and wallpaper, but will also feature a selection of home décor, lighting and tabletop, all hand selected by Stark Kenner. Her first collaboration includes handmade faux florals with Diane James Home. “The Ashley Stark Home brand enables me to connect with my followers in a way that I’ve never been able to before, giving direct access to everything that inspires me and that I am using within my own home,” says Stark Kenner. ashleystarkhome.com.

HOME EDIT

The pandemic was the impetus for New Canaan residents Danielle Kilarjian and Emily Warshowsky to start their home organizing business, Simply Sorted Living. With people spending more time at home, the two women saw the need for efficient space planning, decluttering and organization, allowing clients to focus on the important things in life. “We believe in creating systems that help families maintain order in their homes,” they note. Considering themselves “home therapists,” the pair identifies the things that aren’t working— obstacles hindering daily life—and find solutions that are both functional and beautiful. “Everything should have a home and a place,” says Kilarjian. “The goal is to leave the space filled with things that make you feel great.” Simply Sorted Living has quickly grown to include six organizers with clients throughout Connecticut, Westchester and NYC. To book a consultation, contact simplysortedliving.com. —Mary Fitzgerald

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Hand-carved by master craftsmen, the new Sadie basin from the London Basin Company is beautifully textured with a tribal vibe and accented with two bold black bands. Basin, $1,106; Felix vanity with Carrara top, $1,264; Theo tap in black, $730, londonbasincompany.com.

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ESS, a division of Hansgrohe, offers a Container series of bathroom niches in a variety of sizes and colors, including creme, stainless, black and anthracite, to fit your storage needs. The boxes are aesthetically appealing and easy to install. Prices range from $591–$903, easydrainusa.com.

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MODERN MATTER

The biomorphic design of the Kravet Ferguson stacked knob by Modern Matter is created with a lost-wax casting method, shown here in polished brass. $49, available through Kurrent, kurrentny. com, modern-matter.com.


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ROHL

Rohl’s Apothecary collection is inspired by the angular shapes of antique elixir bottles. The assemblage includes faucets, tub fillers, shower fixtures and accessories displaying beveled edges and chamfered corners. As shown, $1,123, available through Waterware Showrooms, waterwareshowrooms.com, houseofrohl.com.

DELTA

A new wheel handle option lends an industrial aesthetic to Delta’s Trinsic shower fittings. The brand’s H2Okinetic shower technology sculpts the water into a unique wave pattern that provides three times more coverage than a standard shower head, for more intensity and warmth. $362, available through, F.W. Webb, fwwebb. com, deltafaucet.com.

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ANN SACKS

Made in Britain by the Sterlingham Company, this Frameless Mirror achieves an urban-inspired vibe in 6mm-thick mirrored glass, an electroplated finish and knurled detailing. The mirror is offered in round, oval and rectangular shapes and can be ordered in a choice of 16 finishes. $2,140, available through, Torrco, torrco.com, sterlingham.co.uk.

From the Ann Sacks Curated Bath Collection, the fluted, freestanding Claudette bathtub is fashioned from Catia black marble and fitted with a Kallista One bath filler in unlacquered brass. The parquet floor tile is Catia by Kelly Wearstler, and the wall tile is Glacé. Tub, as shown, $37,338, available through Kohler Signature Store, kohler.com, annsacks.com.

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STONE FOREST

Sculptural and show stopping, the freestanding Papillon bathtub is formed from solid blocks of sandstone and refined with a hammer and chisel. $28,750, available through Best Plumbing, Tile & Stone, bestplg.com. stoneforest.com.

Sailing, a Yabu Pushelberg and Fantini collaboration, transports you to a day on the water with its understated design and ode to nautical forms. The taps are offered in a variety of finishes, including matte gun metal, matte copper, pure brass, raw metal, matte British gold and nickel. Pricing upon request, available through Waterware Showrooms, waterwareshowrooms.com, fantini.it.

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BRIZO

The Allaria bath collection from Brizo is a fully customizable suite with a minimalist silhouette. Choose from a square or arc spout, select a handle style—knob, lever or twist—and a finish. Faucet, $679, handles, $260, available through Torrco, torrco.com, brizo.com.

NATIVE TRAILS

Handcrafted, the Topanga floating vanity by Native Trails is made from FSC-certified solid walnut wood and sealed with a low-VOC waterresistant finish. The midcentury-influenced design is available in 30-, 36- and 48-inch sizes, paired here with a NativeStone trough sink. Vanity, $2,590, trough sink, $1,588, available through Bender, benderplumbing.com, nativetrailshome.com.

WATERWORKS

Design and development firm ASH NYC originally designed the Highgate edition of classic fittings for a hotel project, but the pieces are now available to order from Waterworks for residential use. Porcelain handles with brass components are offered in four exuberant and playful shades. A thermostatic control valve trim is shown here in nickel and jade green. $1,210, waterworks.com.

THOMPSON TRADERS

Known for its handcrafted metalwork, Thompson Traders has added the bejeweled Altamira sink to its repertoire. Made-to-order in 18-gauge copper, the vessel is finished in an antique satin gold with a green lacquer exterior. $1,250, available through Modern Plumbing, modernplumbing.biz, thompsontraders.com.

ROOM&BOARD/ CAMBRIA

Collaborating to produce handsome bathroom vanities, Room&Board crafts the Kenwood vanity and Cambria supplies the quartz top and sink. The modern design is made from solid wood in walnut or ash and a choice of stains, sizes and quartz tops. Vanity, $3,699, roomandboard.com, cambriausa.com.

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DURAVIT

Philippe Starck’s White Tulip collection for Duravit was inspired by the organic shape of a tulip in bloom. The freestanding metal console is equipped with a shelf that can be customized in a choice of five high-gloss or satin-matte lacquer finishes or solid oak or walnut. Optional circular chrome handles can be added to each side of the console. $3,500, available through Frank Webb Home, frankwebb.com, duravit.us.


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MOEN

The all-in-one Electronic Cleansing Toilet (eToilet) from Moen provides the hygienic benefits of a bidet plus of the functionality of a toilet. $1,249, moen.com.

TOTO

Designed to replicate the body’s posture at zero gravity, Toto’s Flotation tub releases stress on the joints, providing the ultimate weightless experience. Massage jets add to the therapeutic appeal. $28,324, available through F.W. Webb, frankwebb.com, totousa.com.

ACQUABELLA

A modern alternative to a traditional pedestal sink, the Venet totem from Acquabella is perfect for smaller bathrooms or powder rooms. The cylindrical design is made from Dolotek, an antibacterial mineral composite. $1,600, acquabella.us.

BARIL

Montreal-based Baril, a family-owned manufacturer of residential faucets, has partnered with Canadian luxury fashion house Maison Marie Saint Pierre to create the Marie Collection of bathroom fixtures that are graphic works of modern art, like the black and white shower set shown here. Prices start at $1,195, available through Torrco, torrco.com, barildesign.com.

KOHLER

Rounding out its extensive line of bathroom products, Kohler’s Purist sconce coordinates with many styles and is offered in six finishes. The glass cylinder shade surrounds a decorative lighting element for beautiful and functional illumination. $139, available through Kohler Signature Stores, stores.kohler.com.

PFISTER

Mix and match handles and finishes to customize the newly introduced Verve faucet from Pfister. Available with a ribbon or square spout in polished chrome, nickel, gold or matte black. Choose a handle set in cross, t-handle or lever style for a truly unique faucet. Price upon request, available through Home Depot, homedepot. com, pfisterfaucets.com.

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Nouvel Heritage’s yellow-gold and diamond Business Meeting Mood bangle. $4,700, Mitchell’s, Westport, Richard’s Greenwich, shop. mitchellstores.com.

Tiffany & Co’s double-row hinged bangle in 18k rose gold with diamonds. $22,000, Tiffany & Co., Greenwich, Westport, tiffany.com.

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David Yurman’s Angelika bracelet in sterling silver with pavé diamonds. $2,650, Lux Bond & Green, Westport, lbgreen.com, davidyurman.com.

Oscar Massin’s beaded 18k yellow-gold and lab-grown diamond medium bangle. $12,900, Saks Fifth Avenue, Greenwich, saksfifthavenue.com, oscarmassin.com.

Cartier’s Trinity bracelet in white, yellow and rose gold. $9,600, Cartier, New York, cartier.com.

JLRocks’ Tracey bangle in 14k yellow or white gold. $1,800 each, JLRocks, Greenwich, Westport, jlrocks.com.

Noya Jewelry Design’s 14k gold and diamond open-flex bangle, in white, rose or yellow gold. $3,125 each, Noya Jewelry Design, Westport, noyajewelrydesign.com.

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Get The Point A $25.5-million-dollar palace-like estate on a prestigious point in Greenwich lists with Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich. 917-539-3654.

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for $25.5 million. Designed by VanderHorn Architects, the Normandy-style estate makes a strong first impression with its landscaped front courtyard and, inside, marble-clad reception hall, which gives way to an oak-paneled living room. The nearly 10,000-square-foot interiors also offer a posh main bedroom suite with water views, a marble fireplace, and two opulent bathrooms—one with a gas fireplace and freestanding tub. There are five additional bedrooms, plus the property’s original circa-1928 cottage, with two more bedrooms and an artist’s studio. As for getwet options, the grounds feature a pool and spa, plus access to boating and beaches along nearby Long Island Sound. Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

A waterfall’s on tap at a handsome Old Lyme home transformed by an antiques dealer from a circa-1840 mill. Fully operational until the 1950s, the mill was constructed to take advantage of the rushing waters of a tributary to the Connecticut River. Over the years, it served as a forge, a grist mill, a lumber mill, and a textile mill making fabric for soldiers’ uniforms. Today, the rustic granite structure offers more than 5,000 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a wraparound balcony. It lists for $1,550,000 with Allyson Cotton and Liz Squillacote of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Old Lyme. 860-2276016 and 860-9227017.

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Easy, Breezy This lofty barn-style home offers both a pretty pool and direct access to a cove along the Connecticut River. It lists for $4,250,000 with Jamie Childs of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Essex. 860-501-2110.

A circa-1850s barn from a Massachusetts farm was disassembled and relocated to take pride of place on nine private acres along Hamburg Cove on the Connecticut River in Lyme. H.P. Broom Housewright oversaw the process, which resulted in lovely, lofty interiors, measuring nearly 4,500 square feet. The double-height main living area is especially pleasing, with its exposed beams, twin hearths, and walls of glass doors, which give access to a beautifully landscaped deck and manicured lawns. Just beyond is a pretty pool ringed all around with decorative hedges. All of this awesomeness is sure to attract house guests, and that’s where the stylish, three-story guest house comes in handy. It features a full gym, a sauna, a wood-paneled office with a gas fireplace, and sleeping quarters for five. The property lists for $4,250,000 with Jamie Childs of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. RESORT-QUALITY POOLS & SPA S

Outdoor Oasis This Greenwich estate offers amazing outdoor amenities, including a pool and spa, a handsome pool house with a wet bar, and a dining terrace. It lists for $12,950,000 with Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich. 203-940-2025.

The list of nominees for the market’s most inviting pool terrace starts in Greenwich, on the grounds of a circa 1926 fieldstone manor. Newly constructed by its current owners, the fieldstone pool house features a stone fireplace, wet bar and bathroom, built alongside the pool and spa, which are flanked by outdoor spaces offering a fireplace, kitchen and dining areas. Inside the nearly 9,000-square-foot main house there are additional spaces for entertaining, including a formal living room with an adjacent billiards room, a formal dining room with a fireplace, and a 300-bottle wine cellar. The main bedroom (one of seven) offers a balcony overlooking Long

Island Sound, a dressing room with gas fireplace, and a marble bathroom with a steam shower and gas fireplace. It lists for $12,950,000 with Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty. Finally, in Wilton, there’s a stately home for sale, built to resemble the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, VA. While the 7,000-square-foot interiors are formal and fancy, the three-acre grounds are loads of fun, especially around the pool terrace, offering a pool house with a fitness room, a spa, a firepit and a pool-length bar and outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, keg tap and oversized grill. The resort-like lawns feature tennis and basketball courts and, back inside the main house, there’s a billiards room and a lower-level media room with theater-style seats. It lists for $3,995,000 with Laurie Mortensen of the Rob & Laurie Team, affiliated with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. —Diane di Costanzo

Southern Style This Wilton estate, built to resemble the Governor’s Palace in Virginia, is listed for $3,995,000 with Laurie Mortensen of the Rob & Laurie Team in Ridgefield, affiliated with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. 203-803-3974.

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Natural Environment (this page) In response to flood-plain restrictions, the main house is elevated. But with the help of native grasses and profusions of hydrangea, it appears to nestle comfortably in the landscape. Central Heating (opposite page) In the main house, Workshop APD designed the blackened-steel fireplace fabricated by Blazing Design. See Resources.

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BLURRED LINES A NEW FAMILY COMPOUND ON NANTUCKET EMPHASIZES INSIDE-OUTSIDE CONNECTIONS BY MINDY PANTIEL | PHOTOGRAPHS BY READ MCKENDREE/JBSA

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Star Light (this page) In the main house living room, Arteriors chandeliers composed of natural wood branches are the organic version of the starburst motif. A custom Marc Phillips rug grounds the space. The Christian Woo coffee tables are from the Future Perfect. Indoor Dining (opposite page, top) Anders pendant lights mimic clouds in the main dining room. Workshop/APD designed the table and banquette, and the oak and leather ABI chairs are through Avenue Road. Full Function (opposite page, bottom) A custom floating banquette in a Holland & Sherry fabric is attached to an island made of marble from Ciot in the main kitchen. The café table is from Fern, and the pendant lights are through Allied Maker. See Resources.

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HEN IT COMES TO ARCHITECTURE, you could say the Quakers were the original modernists. As early settlers of Nantucket, they brought their spare religious practices and equally sparse building style to the island in the 1650s. While later residences constructed during the whaling boom would introduce everything from louvered shutters to elaborate pilasters and porticos, it was the Quaker approach that attracted architect and Workshop APD principal Andrew Kotchen when he designed a compound for a Connecticut family. “The Quakers distilled everything down to its simplest form, and it’s that idea of form stripped of all embellishment that we try to apply to everything we do,” says Kotchen. The two structures he conceived—both crafted with white cedar shingles and featuring flat-topped, unadorned pergolas— honor that tradition. It was the enviable harborside locale that first attracted the couple with three grown children to the two-parcel site featuring two independent residences—one with beachfront june 2022 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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Shower Options (opposite page) A glass enclosed shower in the primary bathroom includes a door to an outside shower. The custom vanity sinks are crafted of stone from Ciot, and the sconces are from Apparatus. Good Morning (above) It’s just steps from the main house primary suite to the terrace furnished with Janus et Cie chaises. Storage Space (right) Baskets from West Elm tucked under benches provide additional storage in the mudroom, where the runner is by Merida, and the lighting is from Allied Maker. See Resources.

access and the other located at street level. Razing the existing structures brought the challenges of the property into focus—among them flood-plain restrictions that mandated elevating the lower-level structure, and a dune back between the properties that needed to be maintained. “For the main house, we didn’t want a large structure that would have negative impact from the harbor,” says Kotchen, who along with landscape designer Miroslava Ahern used strategic placement of decks, concrete planters and plant material to help the four-bedroom house meld with the environment. “Grasses were a no brainer,” says Ahern, who mingled beach grasses with a profusion of hydrangeas to soften the arrival sequence. “We were right on the harbor, so it made sense to use something that would survive easily in that environment and was attractive and elegant.” A series of pathways and a winding driveway connect the lower house to the guest house, where the structure intentionally appears like two buildings split apart with a pool in between. Inside the main house, where the emphasis was on maximizing the limited square footage, a double-height entry framing the water views combined with a sculptural staircase draws the eye up and out. “Everything has bifold doors, june 2022 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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Guest Option (opposite page) A Fire Orb fireplace sets a casual tone in the guest house living room along with assorted pillows and throws from Roost and Minzuu. The poufs are through Jayson Home. Outdoor Living (above top) Tuuci umbrellas from Arrowhead provide poolside sun cover. The teak furnishings are from RH. Sleep Quarters (above left) In the bunk room, a runner from the Southern Loom separates a full bed and bunk arrangement, both from Room&Board. The light fixture is from OneFortyThree. Guest Suite (above right) A blanket from the Citizenry tops the bed in the primary guest room, where a chair from Jayson Home is joined by a tree stump side table from West Elm. See Resources.

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Just Beachy All the main house living areas open to the water, where sand and surf are just steps away. Chaises on the main house primary bedroom terrace are from Janus et Cie. See Resources.

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“ALL THE SPACES ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE SITTING ON THE HARBOR” and all the spaces are designed to make you feel like you are sitting on the harbor,” Kotchen explains. The outward focus is evident everywhere, from the living room chaises where someone cuddled up with a good book need only glance up to see the vista to the meticulously formatted kitchen where a floating sofa attached to the marble island mandates the outward gaze of anyone sipping a morning coffee. In the primary suite—with its prime prow-of-the-ship location—the cozy quarters open to a private terrace where the sea grasses lap the edges, and an outdoor shower provides the ultimate intouch-with-nature experience. When the cool ocean breezes blow, a freestanding fireplace in the living room warms the soft upholstered seating. Along with twin chandeliers that spray out an assembly of wooden sticks in a dramatic starburst pattern, the result is a relaxed boho chic vibe with a dose of sophistication. “The homeowners came to the table focused on casual elegance,” notes Kotchen. In the guest house—where the emphasis shifts to the casual end of the spectrum—layers of blue and brown in an array of patterns and textures, and a suspended fireplace all contribute to the more playful atmosphere. “Fun was the operative word,” says Kotchen, about the five-bedroom building that includes a gym and media room. “The idea was to have a completely different experience from the main house, but have spaces that encourage going back and forth.” With the finished product beautifully showcasing the architecture, interior architecture and interior design arms of his company, Kotchen shares that the project is featured in their new book, Workshop/APD Homes: Architecture, Interiors, and the Spaces Between: “The book illustrates the holistic vision of connecting inside to outside that we’ve worked for 20 years to build on Nantucket, and this house embodies that ideal.” ✹ Images by Read Mckendree, from Workshop/APD Homes: Architecture, Interiors, and the Spaces Between by Andrew Kotchen and Matt Berman, Rizzoli New York, 2022.

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Green Peace (this page) In the front hall, Gracie’s Rolling Landscape wallpaper forms a verdant entry complementing a front door in Benjamin Moore’s Heritage Red. The carpet is through ABC Carpet & Home; the bench is from Made Goods. Velvet Underground (opposite page) In the living room, an antique sofa covered in green Holly Hunt velvet and a Christopher Spitzmiller ceramic stool top a sisal rug from Beauvais Carpets. See Resources.

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SEASONS MANHATTAN DESIGNER LILLY BUNN CREATES A YEAR-ROUND SUBURBAN OASIS IN DARIEN BY ANN LOYND BURTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACQUELINE CLAIR

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OR A FAMILY WITH THREE YOUNG children moving into their first house outside of Manhattan, this sprawling 6,000-square-foot home near the water in Darien was their suburban dream come true. They enlisted designer Lilly Bunn (of her eponymous New York City firm) to free the space of its beige origins and create a home that could accommodate every member of the family, all year round. Bunn designed the clients’ previous apartment and was well equipped to transition their existing pieces into the much larger footprint along with new finds. “This area of Darien feels like Nantucket,” Bunn says of the locale’s tall grasses and views of Long Island Sound. “The house was decorated in the same light colors throughout and felt so beachy. We wanted to make it more flexible for all times of year.” For the front living room, the designer envisioned a space where the family could celebrate Christmas. She opted for a high-gloss raspberry paint and layered in rich fabrics, like a sectional covered in green Holly Hunt velvet and a textural John Roselli animal-print bench. “We also lowered the enormous mantel and had Chesneys custom-make something a bit smaller,” Bunn explains. 58

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In Living Color (this photo) The living room is furnished with a custom Chesneys mantel, a sofa in a John Rosselli fabric and a coffee table from BK Antiques. Artwork over the fireplace by Agnes Barley and the drawing over sofa by Rick Shaefer are through Sears-Peyton Gallery. Sand Dune (opposite page) Neutral hues create a more relaxed moment in the family room, which is wrapped in a John Rosselli grasscloth with Raoul Textiles drapery and a carpet from Beauvais Carpets. See Resources.

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“I want you to be able to use a room at all times of the day, all times of the year,” she says. “My projects are always kid friendly, so you can feel comfortable drinking your coffee on the sofa and feel just as comfortable having people over wearing high heels and a cocktail dress in those rooms.” Bunn was able to take advantage of the roomy floor plan and create spaces with varying intentions. For example, the front entryway feels very formal, with its mural-like Gracie wallpaper, antique commode and bright carpet. Meanwhile, the back entry features a mudroom that’s a bit more playful, complete with a bright Schumacher butterfly-motif wallpaper, vintage sofa and desk for schoolwork. “It’s happy and upbeat to welcome the kids home from school,” Bunn says, noting that the mudroom is one of the family’s favorite spaces in the house. “For an evening party, you can put candles by the front door to lead guests to that entrance, then you can leave all of the family stuff in the mudroom. It’s nice to have two entries; in an apartment, you only have one.” Similarly, the homeowners opted to forgo a formal dining room in favor of a large kitchen that could not only host parties and but also serve as the everyday hub. “And the space overlooks the pool, so if someone is in the kitchen cooking, they can still watch the kids outside,” she adds.

Island Time (top) Urban Electric pendants and Hollywood at Home stools anchor the spacious kitchen island. Eat-In Elan (left) An RT Facts table, Lindsey Adelman chandelier and Hollywood at Home chairs elevate the eat-in dining area. Butterfly Effect (opposite page) In the mudroom, Schumacher’s Exotic Butterfly wallpaper offers a cheery welcome alongside a vintage sofa and Circa Lighting sconces. See Resources.

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The kitchen also leads back to the family room, which is decorated in neutrals with a John Roselli grasscloth wallcovering for a lighter vibe. “I like to have a balance of color and no color,” Bunn notes, adding that the primary bedroom was another opportunity for a quiet moment. There, mom and dad enjoy a respite with white Quadrille drapery and a cream Beauvais carpet. Children’s rooms, on the other hand, are always going to have color, the designer explains, thanks to all their toys. But the home wasn’t designed for 62

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the little ones to be relegated to their rooms. “We wanted to create lots of spaces where the family can be together,” Bunn confirms. “They knew that moving from NYC to Connecticut meant they would be entertaining and hosting, and this house would really be the hub for their family to do everything they needed to do. We wanted it to feel like a Connecticut house— cozy and traditional—but to bring in some of the more modern architectural details of the house.” ✹


Press Play (this page) Quadrille’s Henriot Floral fabric lends a touch of color on drapery in a child’s room. The armchair wears a Cowtan & Tout velvet. Quiet Sound (opposite page, left to right) Neutrals reign in the primary bedroom, which has bedside tables from the Lacquer Company. The palette continues to the primary bathroom, where a Christopher Spitzmiller stool and carpet from Beauvais Carpets lend abstract interest. See Resources.

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BROOKS & FALOTICO OUTSIDE INFLUENCES

For a waterfront property in Darien, these homeowners turned to architectural designer Louise Brooks and architect Vincent Falotico, and, after much consideration, the notion of a pared-down modern farmhouse emerged. The primary bathroom, complete with a Waterworks tub, opens onto a balcony taking full advantage of the water views while exuding a sense of calm. PHOTOGRAPH BY ELLEN MCDERMOTT

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+DREAM BATHS At this year’s KBIS, the NKBA reported on the emerging influence of Millennials on the direction of bath design. According to Kerrie Kelly, a Global Connect Advisor for the NKBA, hotel experiences, technology and influences from nature will have a substantial impact on bathroom design over the next three years, with bigger showers, spa features and wet rooms, along with warmer colors, largeformat tiles, natural materials, floating vanities and storage solutions. Those trends appear throughout this year’s bathroom showcase. The rooms—15 different spaces by leading local designers—range from pattern-filled powder rooms to spa-like spaces with room to linger all day. PRODUCED BY CATRIONA BRANCA AND DJ CAREY

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MCBRIEN INTERIORS THE CLASSIC LOOK

For this primary bath renovation, designer Tori McBrien used a spa blue hue in the accent tiles and window treatments that gives the space “a little pop of happiness.” Carrera marble was used for the stone surfaces. The unexpected angular look of the Norwell Lighting light fixtures from Bender echoes the tile layout on the accent wall of the shower. Plumbing fixtures and bath accessories are from the Kohler Margaux Collection. The tub is Kohler Underscore. PHOTOGRAPH BY NEIL LANDINO JR.

D2 INTERIEURS COMPLEMENTARY HUES

For a young family, Denise Davies gave a historic home an updated look with loads of texture, color and pattern. The primary bathroom features an Empire Rosette vanity from RH that’s painted in Ralph Lauren Home’s Club Navy. The mirrors are also from RH. The pulls are from ModShop. The faucets, sconces and tub filler are all from Rejuvenation. The walls are covered in marble tile and Quadrilles’s Bali Isle Camel II on Almost White. PHOTOGRAPH BY JANE BEILES

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Designed by Amy Aidinis Hirsch, this bathroom creates an escape from the hustle of daily life with minimal design, simplistic architecture and organic form. The floor is 12-by-24-inch Absolute Black honed granite. A Waterworks oval freestanding bathtub has a glossy white finish. Faucet is from Dornbracht’s IMO collection finished in polished chrome. PHOTOGRAPH BY AMY VISCHIO


LEONARD + LEESS DESIGN

COLOR + WHIMSY

With an eye to keeping things low maintenance, designers Amy Leonard and Ingrid Leess used easy-to-clean surfaces throughout this new combination guest/ pool house—from wood-look floor tile by Daltile and Modwalls glass subway tile in the shower to quartz countertops and high gloss paint on the shiplap. A portholelike mirror from Maine Cottage is complemented by Pottery Barn sconces. Throw rug is from Dash & Albert. The architect was Andrus Burr of Burr and McCallum Architects. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN GRUEN

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CFK INTERIORS NESTING INSTINCT

Nicknamed the “birdbath,” the inspiration for this powder room came from the John Derian & Astier de Villatte plates on the wall, which the client loved and had received as a gift. Designer Claudia Kalur saw the sink, and it all came together. The mirror is vintage from Privet House; the vanity is custom. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID MCCAUGHAN

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This bathroom, designed by Vincent Falotico, is part of a glass box that includes the primary bedroom. The tub area is separated from the bedroom by a large pocket door, and the wood floor from the bedroom flows into the tub area, so that when standing in the primary bedroom, full views include the glass corners at both sides. The wood of the floating vanity adds some warmth to the room, which is mostly stone and glass. The tile is from Greenwich Marble & Tile; the millwork is by Yuri Construction.

This ensuite bathroom by Denise Davies was designed for a growing boy who loves the color blue. The space captures a fun-yet-sophisticated vibe. Graphic blue and white tile from the Cement Tile Shop, glass shower doors, a floating vanity and a round mirror are in keeping with the modern and updated design. The vanity is from RH, as well as the swing arm wall sconce. The mirror is from Room&Board; faucet is Grohe.

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FUN HOUSE

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ROUGHAN INTERIORS INDUSTRIAL ELEGANCE

The priority for designing this primary bathroom was to give the bathroom an improved flow. The layout had two levels that designer Chris Roughan had to incorporate into one level. All the marble is statuary in either mosiac or slab with hints of bardiglio light. The custom vanity washstand, faucet and bath fixtures are through Waterworks. The sconces are Calliope by Thomas O’Brien through Circa Lighting. PHOTOGRAPH BY JANE BEILES

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This inviting bathroom by designer Jonathan Gordon has room to lounge on an oversized upholstered bench by the window. Flooring is wide steel matte through Sasso Tile Company. The wall sconces are through Connecticut Lighting Centers. The Calacutta Italia QuartzMaster countertop is through Venezia Marble. The vanity and faucets are through Bender. The builder was Mayne Construction. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT NORMAN

D2 INTERIEURS

RELAX + REJUVENATE

Denise Davies completely reconfigured and redesigned this primary bathroom with mother of pearl tiles, a Tyrrell & Laing solid stone soaking tub and a walk-in shower. Roll & Hill sconces flank the custom vanities, which sport Lisa Jarvis hardware. Waterworks fixtures were used throughout the bathroom, which also has heated floors and heated towel bars. Window treatments are custom Lutron shades covered in Quadrille fabric. A hand-blown chandelier is through the Light Factory. PHOTOGRAPH BY JANE BEILES

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ND INTERIORS

PLAYING WITH TEXTURES

The team of Nancy Davilman of ND Interiors and Kimberly Martelli of KTM Architect worked closely with Stephen Moliterno of MJS Contracting to create this primary bathroom that marries rustic and modern elements. The bespoke driftwood vanity by Diffused Productions topped with a bluestone-inspired concrete countertop by Concrete Encounter grounds the space, while the nautically inspired lines of marble sourced at the Tile Shop add visual flair. A steam shower faces the large double vanity. Vanity mirrors are through Rejuvenation. Kohler Purist plumbing is from Best Plumbing. PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN MADDEN

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KAREN BOW INTERIORS SMALL BUT MIGHTY

The objective of this primary bathroom by designer Karen Bow was to maximize a small space with each detail standing on its own. The floor of chevron porcelain tile creates a bit of formality, while a black tub anchors the left side of the room, and the shower anchors the right side directing a visual focus on the book-matched stone vanities with Waterworks sinks and faucets. Lights are from RH; wallpaper is Schumacher. PHOTOGRAPH BY AMY VISCHIO

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FLOOR SHOW

This project by Amy Aidinis Hirsch was part of a new construction “modern yet deconstructed farmhouse” in Darien with architect Dan Conlon. The bathroom’s teal floor is by Mosaic House through Greenwich Tile & Marble. Waterworks single-arm sconces with ribbed glass complement milkglass countertops from Everest Marble. PHOTOGRAPH BY AMY VISCHIO

CFK INTERIORS NOD TO NATURE

This powder room by designer Claudia Kalur is in the basement of the house, next to a screening room that opens with big doors and windows to the back of the property. The goal with the green paper was to bring the outside in, as the property is filled with ferns and trees. The reclaimed wood ceiling is the same throughout the basement, so a dark metal vanity from Waterworks and bronze light fixtures were chosen to complement the rustic feel. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID MCCAUGHAN

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Water, Water Everywhere The reward for climbing to the top story of this home is an attic-level balcony with full-on views of Long Island Sound. Adirondackstyle chairs from Room&Board circle around a concrete gas firepit. See Resources.

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Inside Stories (clockwise across spread from The stairway linking the levels of the main house uses a railing forged by Pacific Iron Works, while concealed window treatments through J. Geiger Shading regulate bright sunlight. The homeowner’s interior designer aunt, Carolyn Malone, designed a custom 90-inch Verellen sofa for the living room. Malone also designed the dining room table and chairs; the Hudson Company supplied antique French oak flooring. See Resources. this page)

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ary Morant likes not only to speak Dutch but also to live like the Dutch. When the noted landscape and portrait painter was living in Holland with her children and then-husband years ago, she learned a new word she still intones: gezellig. “In Holland, the term refers to a home that’s cozy or inviting, lived in,” she says. “I wanted my home here, in Westport, to feel gezellig. Being surrounded by all the things you love creates that feeling.” She refers to her two dwellings that occupy the same uncannily narrow waterfront lot (the main house is a mere 20 feet wide). Her onebedroom cottage, which embodies a gezellig feeling for its Connecticut fisherman’s cottage-like look, fronts Sherwood Mill Pond, while the larger, new house at the opposite end of the lot faces Long Island Sound. A grassy lawn area fills a middle ground between the dwellings. Westport architect Peter Cadoux was commissioned by Morant to gut the existing 1940s-era cottage and reinvent it as a new vernacular-style dwelling, while simultaneously building a brand-new june 2022 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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larger house to replace a decrepit one that had occupied its site for decades. Cadoux, who has designed numerous houses along the Connecticut shoreline, recognized— and welcomed—the dynamic at hand: “It’s always more challenging to design a smaller house that has to live bigger.” By that, he means that he needed to find a way to design a new house with three bedrooms, a cottage with one, and accommodate both on a lot so narrow that one side allows for a seven-and-a-half-foot breezeway and the other a six-inch one. “Peter and the builder did such a great job,” says Morant. “They were able to restore the cottage so that it still feels and looks old, while making a new house that is more midcentury modern, with its open plan and airiness.” Even though Morant had lived in Darien for 30 years, she has yet to forget her Southern roots, having done much of her growing up in Alabama. “The moment I saw this property, I was reminded instantly of Lake Martin—a still, quiet body of water where I spent a lot of time as a girl,” she says. “Just like there, Westport, this Cozy Harbors (clockwise across spread from top) The primary bedroom has a custom bed constructed by Segerson Builders, dressed in an Yves Delorme quilt and Serena & Lily linens; the headboard is upholstered with a Kravet fabric, while a David Weeks sconce provides a reading light. The primary bath has a Victoria + Albert tub. The bed in a guest bedroom is dressed in Carolyn Malone’s Rebecca fabric; the tri-fold room divider is from Urban Outfitters. See Resources.

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spot, is magical. It’s another world.” One tactical element of her past that she insisted on including was “tabby,” a distinctly Southern building material, whose recipe of ingredients requires a mixture of burned oyster shells, sand, water, ash and concrete. Ironically, just behind her Westport property, on Hummock Island, is an oyster farm, and while those shells were not allowed to be used to make tabby (reserved instead to reseed Long Island Sound waters), the relationship between Morant’s land and those of her

girlhood struck her. Cadoux and his team cooked up a version of the material, using it to skin portions of the façade of the main house. “No one had seen that material up here,” says Morant, “and just having it in place now reminds me of the South. Even though this material is new and fresh, it looks old. We love old, decrepit things in the South and anything with a story. This material tells a story to me.” Working in close consort with her aunt, Carolyn Malone, a practicing interior designer in Atlanta,

Cottage Life (clockwise across spread from top) Mary Morant’s Oystermen on the Mill Pond is an apt scene for the patio, where an RH table is fitted with wheels. Masonry and landscape design is by Laurel Rock. In the cottage office, an antique table serves as a desk. The cottage kitchen is equipped with an Ilve Majestic range through Aitoro. See Resources.

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Small Space, Big Effects (clockwise across spread from this page) In the cottage living room, a custom sectional by Lindsey Lane Designs uses a Perennials fabric; the coffee table is through Lillian August; and a pair of Aerin wall sconces flank a large painting by Morant’s mother, H.H. Means. The vaulted space is lit with a series of Tech Lighting track lights, while a Malm fireplace helps warm the room. Ralph Lauren’s Bungalow Stripe fabric covers the walls and headboard of the cottage bedroom; the John Robshaw quilt is through the Linen Shop. See Resources.

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Morant created the interiors of both dwellings. “My aunt and I spent a whole day picking out different whites to use in the main house,” she recalls, the two of them skewing toward warmer whites on the two upstairs levels, including an attic area that features an outdoor deck, and darker hues on the lower level. “When you have this many windows and this much water on both sides, the light changes and the rooms take on different characters,” she says. While much of the prevailing color schemes inside harken to those of the nature outside—sand, water, sky—Morant has accessorized her rooms with her own paintings, as well as objects collected by her late mother, including first-edition books, sculptural Moulthrop bowls, and pewter. “Everything on the built-in bookshelves in the living room are things that mean the most to me. Houses are portraits of the people who create them,” says Morant. “My house tells lot of stories.” ✹ june 2022 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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Page 56–63: Interior design, Lilly Bunn, Lilly Bunn Interiors, lillybunn.com. Front hallway: Wallpaper, Gracie. Commode, BK Antiques. Lamp and lampshade, KRB. Door paint, Benjamin Moore. Carpet, ABC Carpet & Home. Bench, Made Goods. Living room: Rug, Beauvais Carpets. Ceiling wallpaper, Schumacher. Mantel, Chesneys. Bench and leopard fabric, John Rosselli & Associates. Coffee table, BK Antiques. Ceramic stool, Christopher Spitzmiller. Green sectional sofa fabric, Holly Hunt. Sofa, Holly Hunt. Sofa fabric and pillows, John Rosselli & Associates. Sconces, Remains Lighting. Artwork, Agnes Barley and Rick Schaefer from Sears Peyton Gallery. Sconces, Oliver Street Design. Family room: Wallcovering, John Rosselli & Associates.

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Design and architecture, Vincent Falotico, Brooks & Falotico, brooksandfalotico. com. Builder, Robert Lewandowski, L&L Builders, landbuildersllc.com. Millwork, Yuriy Matselyukh, Yuriy’s Construction, yuriysllc.com. Tile, Greenwich Tile & Marble. FUN HOUSE

Interior design, Denise Davies, D2 Interieurs, d2interieurs.com. Tile, Cement Tile Shop. Vanity and sconce, RH. Mirror, Room & Board. Faucet, Grohe. INDUSTRIAL ELEGANCE

Interior design, Christina Roughan, Roughan Interiors, roughaninteriors.com. Vanity washstand, faucet and bath fixtures, Waterworks. Sconces, Circa Lighting. SPA FEEL

Interior design, Jonathan Gordon, Design by the Jonathans, thejonathans.com. Builder, Mayne Construction, mayneconstructionllc. com. Flooring, Sasso Tile Company. Sconces, Connecticut Lighting Centers. Countertop, Venezia Marble. Vanity, sinks and faucets, Bender. Drapery fabric, Raoul Textiles. Carpet, Beauvais Carpets. Chair, Dune. Sectional fabric, Holland & Sherry. Lamps, Christopher Spitzmiller. Console table, BK Antiques. Kitchen: Pendants, The Urban Electric Co. Stools, Hollywood at Home. Eating Area: Table, RT Facts. Chairs, Hollywood at Home. Chair fabric, Holly Hunt. Chandelier, Lindsey Adelman. Mudroom: Wallcovering, Schumacher. Sofa fabric, Cowtan & Tout. Sconces, Circa Lighting. Lampshades, Newport Lamp & Shade Company. Rug, Beauvais Carpets. Primary bedroom: Rug, Beauvais Carpets. Stool, BDDW. Bedside tables, The Lacquer Company. Drapery, Quadrille. Pillows on bed, Fortuny. Primary bath: Stool, Christopher Spitzmiller. Rug, Beauvais Carpets. Child’s room: Drapery fabric, Quadrille. Rug, Beauvais Carpets. Chair fabric, Cowtan & Tout. POSH POWDER ROOMS + DREAM BATHS

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OUTSIDE INFLUENCES

Interior design and architecture, Louise Brooks and Vincent Falotico, Brooks & Falotico, brooksandfalotico.com. Tub, Waterworks. THE CLASSIC LOOK

Interior design, Tori McBrien, McBrien

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Interiors, mcbrieninteriors.com. Light fixture, Bender. Plumbing fixtures, tub and bath accessories, Kohler. COMPLEMENTARY HUES

Interior design, Denise Davies, D2 Interieurs, d2interieurs.com. Vanity and mirrors, RH. Vanity paint, Ralph Lauren. Pulls, ModShop. Faucets, sconces and tub filler, Rejuvenation. Wallpaper, Quadrille. POWER OF BLACK

Interior design, Amy Aidinis Hirsch, Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design, amyhirsch.com. Tub, Waterworks. Faucet, Dornbracht. COLOR + WHIMSY

Interior design, Amy Leonard, Ingrid Leess, Leonard + Leess Design, leonardleessdesign.com. Architecture: Andrus Burr, Burr and McCallum Architects, burrandmccallum.com. Faucet and cabinetry knobs, Kohler. Sink, RH. Floor tile, Daltile. Subway tile, Modwalls. Mirror, Maine Cottage. Sconces, Pottery Barn. Rug, Dash & Albert. Towels, Garnet Hill. NESTING INSTINCT

Interior design, Claudia Kalur. CFK Interiors, cfkinteriors.com. Plates, John Derian. Mirror, Privet House.

RELAX + REJUVENATE

Interior design, Denise Davies, D2 Interieurs, d2interieurs.com. Tub, Tyrrell & Laing. Sconces, Roll & Hill. Vanity hardware, Lisa Jarvis. Fixtures, Waterworks. Window shades, Lutron. Shade fabric, Quadrille. Chandelier, Pelle. PLAYING WITH TEXTURES

Interior design, Nancy Davilman, ND Interiors, ndinteriors.com. Architecture, Kimberly Tutera Martelli, KTM Architect, ktmarchitect.com. Contractor, Stephen Moliterno, MJS Contracting Corp., mjscontractingcorp.com. Vanity, Diffused Productions. Countertop and sinks, Concrete Encounter. Marble, The Tile Shop. Mirrors, Rejuvenation. Plumbing, Kohler from Best Plumbing. SMALL BUT MIGHTY

Interior design, Karen Bow, Karen Bow Interiors, karenbow.com. Architecture, Michael Smith, Michael Smith Architects, michaelsmitharchitects.com. Sinks and faucets, Waterworks. Lighting, RH. Wallpaper, Schumacher. Stone, Everest Marble. FLOOR SHOW

Interior design, Amy Aidinis Hirsch, Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design, amyhirsch.com.

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Pages 46–55: Architecture and interior design: Andrew Kotchen, Workshop APD, workshopapd.com. Landscape design, Miroslava Ahern, ahernllc.com. Living room: Chandelier, Arteriors. Rug, Marc Phillips. Coffee tables, Christian Woo. Chairs, Avenue Road. Side tables, Four Hands and Lawson-Fenning. Lamp, Currey & Company. Beads, Nantucket Looms. Decorative white rings, Mquan Studio. Dining area: Pendant lights, Anders by Pinch. Table, banquette and credenza, Workshop/APD. Chairs, ABI through Avenue Road. Kitchen eating area: Banquette, Workshop APD. Banquette fabric, Holland & Sherry. Marble, countertops Ciot. Cafe table, Fern. Pendant lights, Allied Maker. Sink, Officine Gullo. Faucet, Delta. Dinnerware, Era Ceramics. Primary bathroom: Vanity stone, Ciot. Custom sink, Kreoo. Faucets, Fantini. Sconces, Apparatus. Terrace off primary suite: Chaises, Janus et Cie. Mudroom: Baskets, West Elm. Runner, Merida. Lighting, Allied Maker. Guest house: Living room: Fireplace, Fire Orb. Sofas, Workshop/APD. Rug, ALT for Living. Wall art, Kazi Goods. Coffee tables, Hem. Log baskets, Etsy. Pillows and throws, Roost Collection and Minzuu. Poufs, Jayson Home. Outdoor area: Umbrellas, Tuuci. Furniture, RH. Bunk room: Runner, Southern Loom. Beds, Room & Board. Light fixture, OneFortyThree. Blanket, CB2. Drapery fabric, Cowtan & Tout. Guest house bedroom: Blanket, The Citizenry. Chair, Jayson Home. Stump table, West Elm. Sconces, Rejuvenation. Bolster pillow, John Robshaw.


RESOURCES Architecture, Daniel Conlon, Daniel Conlon Architects, dconlonarchitects.com. Floor tile, Mosaic House. Sconces and faucets, Waterworks. Counters, Everest Marble. NOD TO NATURE

Interior design, Claudia Kalur, CFK Interiors, cfkinteriors.com. Vanity, Waterworks. PAINTERLY EFFECT

Pages 74–83: Artist, Mary Morant, marymorant.com. Architecture, Peter Cadoux, Peter Cadoux Architects, cadouxaia.com. Interior design, Carolyn Malone, Carolyn Malone Interiors, carolynmalone.com. Landscape design, LaurelRock, laurelrock.com. Builder, Segerson Builders, segerson.com. Rooftop balcony: Adirondack chairs, Room & Board. Fire pit, Wayfair. Stairwell: Paint, Farrow & Ball. Railing, Pacific Iron Works. Window treatments, J. Geiger. Living room: Sofa, Verellen. Sofa fabric, Carolyn Malone Interiors. Lighting, Circa Lighting. Floor lamp, Visual Comfort. Flooring, The Hudson Company. Dining room: Table and chairs, Carolyn Malone Interiors. Millwork and cabinetry, JJK Construction. Flooring, The Hudson Company. Ceiling light fixture, Roman and Williams Guild. Paint, Farrow & Ball. Windows and doors, Klar Studio. Primary bedroom, Bed, Segerson Builders. Bedding, Yves Delorme and Serena & Lily. Headboard fabric, Kravet. Sconce, David Weeks. Rug, Fibreworks. Primary bath: Tub, Victoria + Albert. Floors and walls, Connecticut Stone. Bench, Etsy. Paint, Farrow & Ball. Guest bedroom: Bed fabric, Les Indiennes. Artwork, Mary Morant. Bed and screen, Urban Outfitters. Lamp, Circa Lighting. Floors, The Hudson Company. Paint, Farrow & Ball. Patio: Chairs, Remodelista. Pillows, Zara. Table, RH. Artwork, Mary Morant. Cottage kitchen: Range, Ilve. Light, Circa Lighting. Wall paint, Benjamin Moore. Cabinet paint, Farrow & Ball. Cottage office: Light, Visual Comfort. Cottage living room: Sectional, Lindsey Lane Designs. Sectional fabric, Perennials. Coffee table, Lillian August. Chair, Fairfield County Antique & Design Center. Dining table, RH. Dining chairs, The Antique and Artisan Gallery. Cocktail table, Monc XIII. Floors, Chestnut Woodworking & Antique Flooring Company. Beams and ceiling, The Hudson Company. Wall paint, Benjamin Moore. Wall sconces, Aerin. Painting, Mary Morant. Track lighting, Tech Lighting. Fireplace, Malm. Cottage bedroom: Wall and headboard fabric, Ralph Lauren. Quilt, John Robshaw. Paint, Farrow & Ball. Sconces, Hector Finch. Shades, Blinds To Go. Pillows, Kit Kemp and Monc XIII.

ANASTASSIOS MENTIS

SOURCE LIST ABC Carpet & Home, abchome.com Aerin, aerin.com Agnes Barley (see Sears Peyton Gallery) Aitoro, aitoro.com Allied Maker, alliedmaker.com ALT for Living, altforliving.com

Anders (see Perch) Apparatus, apparatusstudio.com Arrowhead Furniture, arrowheadfurniture.com Arteriors, arteriorshome.com Avenue Road, avenue-road.com BDDW, bddw.com Beauvais Carpets, beauvaiscarpets.com Bender, benderplumbing.com Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com Best Plumbing, bestplg.com BK Antiques, bkantiques.com Blinds To Go, blindstogo.com Carolyn Malone Interiors, carolynmalone.com CB2, cb2.com Cement Tile Shop, cementtileshop.com Chesneys, chesneys.com Chestnut Woodworking & Antique Flooring Co., chestnutwoodworking.com Christopher Spitzmiller, christopherspitzmiller.com Ciot, ciot.com Circa Lighting, circalighting.com Concrete Encounter, concreteencounter. com Connecticut Lighting Centers, ctlighting.com Connecticut Stone, connecticutstone.com Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com Currey & Company, curreyandcompany. com Daltile, daltile.com Dash & Albert, annieselke.com David Weeks, davidweeksstudio.com Delta, deltafaucet.com Diffused Productions, 914-964-5449 Dornbracht, dornbracht.com Dune, dune-ny.com Era Ceramics, eraceramics.com Etsy, etsy.com Everest Marble, everestmarble.info Fairfield County Antique & Design Center, fairfieldantiqueanddesign.com Fantini, fantini.it Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com Fern, fernnyc.com Fibreworks (see Redi-Cut Carpets & Rugs) Fire Orb, fireorb.net, Fortuny, fortuny.com Four Hands, fourhands.com Garnet Hill, garnethill.com Gracie, graciestudio.com Greenwich Tile & Marble, greenwichtileandmarble.com Grohe, grohe.com Hector Finch, hectorfinch.com Hem, us.hem.com Holland & Sherry, hollandandsherry.com Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com Hollywood at Home, hollywoodathome. com Ilve (see Aitoro) J. Geiger, jgeigershading.com Janus et Cie, janusetcie.com Jayson Home, jaysonhome.com JJK Construction, jjkconstruction.com John Derian, johnderian.com John Robshaw (see The Linen Shop) John Rosselli & Associates, johnrosselli. com Kazi Goods, kazigoods.com Kit Kemp, kitkemp.com Klar Studio, klarstsudio.com Kohler, stores.kohler.com

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Kravet, kravet.com KRB, krbnyc.com Kreoo, kreoo.com Lawson-Fenning, lawsonfenning.com Les Indiennes, lesindiennes.com Lillian August, lillianaugust.com Lindsey Adelman, lindseyadelman.com Lindsey Lane Designs, lindseylanedesign.com Lisa Jarvis, lisa-jarvis.com Lutron, lutron.com Made Goods, madegoods.com Maine Cottage, maincottage.com Malm, malmfireplaces.com Marc Phillips, marcphillipsrugs.com Mary Morant, marymorant.com Merida, meridastudio.com Minzuu, minzuu.com ModShop, modshop1.com Modwalls, modwalls.com Monc XIII, monc13.com Mosaic House (see Greenwich Tile & Marble) MQuan Studio, mquan.com Nantucket Looms, nantucketlooms.com Newport Lamp & Shade Company, newportlampandshade.com Officine Gullo, officinegullo.com Oliver Street Designs, oliverstreetdesigns.com OneFortyThree, onefortythree.com Pacific Iron Works, 203-334-5842 Pelle (see The Light Factory) Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com Pottery Barn, potterybarn.com Privet House, privethouse.com Quadrille, quadrillefabrics.com Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com Raoul Textiles, raoultextiles.com Redi-Cut Carpets & Rugs, redicarpets. com

Rejuvenation, rejuvenation.com Remains Lighting, remains.com Remodelista, remodelista.com RH, rh.com Rick Schaefer (see Sears Peyton Gallery) Roll & Hill, rollandhill.com Roman and Williams Guild, rwguild.com Room & Board, roomandboard.com Roost Collection, roostcollection.com RT Facts, rtfacts.com Sasso Tile Co., sassotile.com Schumacher, fschumacher.com Sears Peyton Gallery, searspeyton.com Segerson Builders, segerson.com Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com Tech Lighting, techlighting.com The Antique & Artisan Gallery, theantiqueandartisangallery.com The Citizenry, the-citizenry.com The Future Perfect, thefutureperfect.com The Hudson Company, thehudsonco.com The Lacquer Company, thelacquercompany.com The Light Factory, thelightfactory.net The Linen Shop, thelinenshopct.com The Southern Loom, thesouthernloom.com The Tile Shop, tileshop.com The Urban Electric Co., urbanelectric.com Tuuci (see Arrowhead Furniture) Tyrrell & Laing, tandlinternational.com Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.com Venezia Marble, veneziamarble.com Verellen, verellen.biz Victoria + Albert, vandabaths.com Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com Waterworks, waterworks.com Wayfair, wayfair.com West Elm, westelm.com Workshop/APD, workshopapd.com Yves Delorme, yvesdelorme.com Zara, zara.com

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MEET THE DESIGNER

Alisha and Sean McFetridge Designed by climate-conscious couple Alisha and Sean McFetridge, the innovative new RainStick is a plumbing fixture that creates a spa-like shower that cleans and recycles shower water, saving gallons while boosting the rate of flow. Residents of the Okanagan desert region in western Canada, they grew up conscious of water conservation, a concern heightened in their early careers. While working in Kenya for an education charity, Alisha saw students missing school in order to walk hours to fetch water, and Sean’s energy consulting led him to deplore the massive amount of water he saw wasted in restaurant kitchens. Married after meeting at an ecology film festival, their shared concern advanced into a need to do something about water conservation. Realizing bathroom use consumes 50 percent of home water, they zeroed in on the shower, where an average 10-minute session uses up to 26 gallons. Recalling summer jobs where he helped clean and recycle the loop at a city water park, Sean started sketching concept drawings and consulting designers for insight. After several prototypes, and setting up a makeshift “wet laboratory” crate where friends were invited to test showers, the RainStick was launched. rainstickshower.com. How does RainStick work? Instead of going straight down the drain, water sprayed through the nozzle is collected by a pump, cycled through a filter to remove soaps and impurities, disinfected by a UV light, and re-sprayed through the nozzle, recirculating up to 5 times. Simultaneously, the pump increases the rate of flow so the water is ejected with more satisfying pressure. What was your approach to design? A shower is a simple thing: valves of hot and cold water and a drain. We had to keep it extremely simple—durable, easy to clean and maintain. What was the biggest engineering challenge? The pump: We had to find a pump that was small enough, quiet and powerful. It took 18 months to finalize; it was a big component. Why are there top and bottom spout outlets? The lower spout can be engaged for cleaning, and it is a place to attach the optional handheld nozzle. Why can’t I buy one for my current shower? We say it is for new construction and renovation. There is an electrical component, and the main reason is the catchment basin that needs to be installed in the shower floor. Any plumber is familiar with that procedure. The cycling feature can be disengaged so it can also be used any time as a traditional shower. What is the effect? It reverts to regular 1.5 gallonper-minute low flow, and the benefit of the pump’s increased three-gallon flow pressure is lost.

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Smart Soaker The wall-mounted, Wi-Fi– enabled RainStick filters and recycles shower water, significantly decreasing the amount of water used per shower.

What are customers’ reactions? There are two different camps: Some people are passionate about the water savings, others like the experience of doubling the water flow. Why did you include a Wi-Fi component? Using it is optional; it works fine without it. But those who use it can figure out how much energy and water they’re saving and can set their preferences, so you press a button and it goes right to your preferred temperature and flow. You’re married business partners. What’s the division of labor? Sean is CTO, the engineer developing the product. Alisha has a master’s degree in climate change and worked organizing global

events. She is CEO and manages the business end, sales and marketing. What songs do you sing in the shower? Oh, that’s the place to turn on the Calm app. Besides hiking with Milo, your Bernese Mountain Dog, what are your hobbies? We’re lucky, Kelowna has mountains and a lake. In the winter, we ski on the same snow that melts into the lake where we swim and boat in the summer. What is your ultimate goal? Currently, people use about 90 gallons of water per day. Our mission is how to get people to live and thrive with just 13 gallons. —Sharon King Hoge


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