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Editor’s Letter

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Innovator Color is Everything

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Esteemed interior designer Anthony Baratta was honored with the Innovator Award at this year’s CTC&G IDAs, held at the Greenwich Country Club.

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Holidays and welcome to the 14th CTC&G IDAs (Innovation in Design Awards) issue! Because we missed the IDAs last year, we are dedicating this entire issue to these winners. And why not? The winning projects in this issue will inspire you. I promise. ■ As the entries came in, the editors and I were so excited to see that design was alive and well and better than ever across our state. We saw projects that were more layered, more thoughtful and more sophisticated. We saw modern and traditional in equal measure; we saw baths and kitchens that were beautiful in their mix of materials and finishes; we saw architecture that was exciting and gardens that spoke to our need for the outdoors. And this year we added a new category focused on the integrated home, which is a huge trend. ■ To add to the excitement of these awards, we are honoring interior designer Anthony Baratta with our Innovator Award. His projects have graced more magazine covers worldwide than almost any other designer. His enthusiasm for design is contagious and always makes it fun to collaborate. His signature use of color and scale, his love of antiques, and his skill with details make all his projects one of a kind. ■ I am grateful to the many designers (in many fields) who judged these projects, as well as the category of new products. Who knows design better than designers? ■ This was the first time our IDA coverage has appeared in December. And it seems right. After all, this is a gift to you. You give the best presents; you give your best at home and at work; you give of yourself. And that is apparent in every project in this issue. What a gift to be in the world of design in Connecticut right now. Let’s celebrate! appy


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IDA Winners CTC&G is proud to present the winners of our 14th Innovation in Design Awards. These individuals embody the future of design in each of their fields.

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Celebrate the holiday season with the Greenwich Historical Society and its series of special winter events for the whole community. Find something for everyone on your list at the thoughtfully curated Winter Market starting Thursday, December 2 through Saturday, December 4. Thirty five vendors will offer the finest in holiday gifts, jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, flowers and more. A portion of all proceeds will support the historical society’s programs in education, the arts, and historic preservation. The Holiday Festival will take place on Friday, December 3, with a day full of various activities, including wreath decorating, a festival of tabletop trees, gingerbread decorating, candlelight tours, a visit from Santa and more. December 2­–4. Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. For more information on the events, visit greenwichhistory.org/winter-festival.

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MARKET The Clay Art Center will host its highly coveted Clay Holiday Market now through December 24. The market will feature hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by national and regional artists. Shop in person or online for oneof-a-kind gifts created by talented artisans. Now through December 24. Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester, NY. For more information and market hours, visit clayartcenter.org.

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The Kitchen Garden by Natufia provides an innovative solution for indoor gardening, yielding fresh vegetables and herbs year round. The fully integrated and automated hydroponic garden maintains the perfect light, temperataure, water and pH level for optimal plant growth. Since it is a controlled environment, there is no need for pesticides or herbicides. $12,990, natufia.com.

We invited a panel of area designers—Alana Irwin, Amy Leonard, Fiona Leonard, Cami Luppino and Suzanne McGrath—to judge the IDAs category of product design. They selected their top 10 picks from a list of finalists, choosing the products they felt best exemplified innovative design. In addition, CTC&G readers voted on their favorite product on cottagesgardens.com. BY MARY FITZGERALD

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Arteriors’ Workshop/APD collection marks the brand’s first guest designer partnership with a design and architecture firm. The 48 standout pieces of minimalist, architectural lighting, versatile mirrors and decorative accessories are divided into four groupings—Bend, Cut, Glaze and Roll. Emblematic of Workshop/APD’s modern crafted approach, each piece bears the hand of its creators. Price upon request, available through Arteriors, arteriorshome.com.

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In a medley of materials and textures, the Blanche Neige wallcovering from Élitis’ Écrin collection celebrates natural elements and artisan craft. Worked by hand in mother of pearl, abaca, raffia and metallic threads in earthy pigments, the cocoa leaf is elevated to star status and takes on an iridescent quality. Price available upon request, available at the Élitis showroom, D&D, elitis.fr.

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Good looking and cooks like a pro—a winning combination for Italian brand Forza’s Pro-style Gas Range. The design was inspired by the sleek lines of a racecar—from the uniquely shaped window to the selection of six revved-up color kit options. The Infinito grate system provides the largest continuous usable cooking surface with edge-to-edge cast iron grates. Plus, this range has the industry’s widest oven cavity, fitting commercialsize cooking trays. 30-inch range starts at $3,999, forzacucina.com.

TAKING FLIGHT

Samantha Gallacher, of Miami-based Art + Loom, and Kyra Schulhof, of Fayette Studio in Greenwich, combined their talents and expertise to create four bespoke rugs— Watercolor Dot, Etchings, Drifting Wings (shown here) and Vibration. The original designs are knotted in wool and silk and are customizable in color, size and material. Pricing starts at $80 per square foot, available through Fayette Studio, fayettestudio.com.

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Outdoor kitchens are high on homeowner’s wish lists these days and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens delivers with the Elements by Tecno modular collection. Designed by architect and designer Daniel Germani, the cabinetry mimics furniture with accentuated legs and a streamlined frameless silhouette, featuring nesting drawers and integrated handles. Elements can be used as a sideboard, bar or cooking station. Price upon request, available through builders or designers, brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com.

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Delivering restaurant-worthy results, the Monogram Hearth Oven captures the performance of a wood-fired brick oven but delivers consistent temperature control. Special features include preset cooking options and perfectly placed heating zones on both the top and the bottom of the oven. $12,000, available through Aitoro Appliance, aitoro.com, monogram.com.

BLACK MAGIC

Inspired by the ocean and sky at night, the complex composition of Black Tempal quartz by Caesarstone adds dramatic warmth with mineral-like layers floating above a charcoal base. The surface captures the attributes of natural stone in a low-maintenance quartz. $75–$100 per square foot installed, available through Ring’s End, ringsend. com, caesarstoneus/com.

The DUW Wall Recessed Linear Drain from Drains Unlimited is designed to be wall mounted for a nearly invisible profile—blending into its surroundings without detracting from the shower’s decorative surfaces. Available in standard and custom configurations, the product is easy for builders to install and easy for homeowners to clean and maintain. Price upon request, drainsunlimited.com.

JUST PICKED

Handcrafted to order in Norwalk, Diane James Home faux flowers have been wowing designers and homeowners for over 20 years with floral arrangements that are incredibly lifelike and long lasting. In addition to the company’s own designs, Diane James Home has collaborated with such well-known names as Aerin and Gray Malin on exclusive creations. Available at fine retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, through interior designers, online or by appointment at the Norwalk showroom. $265–$675, dianejameshome.com.

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WINDOW DRESSING Hunter Douglas has expanded its Design Studio Featured Artist Series with the help of two distinguished artists, Seema Krish and Marcie Bronkar. The design studio series is the brand’s first foray into soft goods, which includes drapery and side panels, as well as pillows and an expanded assortment of decorative Roman and roller shade options. Seema Krish is a San Franciscobased textile designer whose work borrows from her travels around the world and nature. Krish’s seven custom textile designs include two signature embroideries. Marcie Bronkar, a visual artist from NYC, draws many of her designs from historical period artwork and objects to create her stylized patterns in nuanced colorways. “I feel a responsibility to interpret historical design in a modern way, so it can live in a modern home,” says Bronkar. The two collections are intended to coordinate and complement Hunter Douglas’ existing window blinds and shades. hunterdouglas.com.

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MOD ART Need a quick fix for your empty walls? Developed by event and entertainment industry designers, Spacekit is a modular system for instant wall art—perfect for apartment dwellers or dressing up a home office. Choose from the curated graphic designs available or create your own. Easy-to-mount wall clips won’t damage walls and art panels snap into place. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Spacekits are made from thoughtfully sourced materials (upcycled rice hulls) in a zero-waste manufacturing process. spacekit.com

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A peek inside the latest buzz-worthy design news happening in the area DESIGN REFRESH Arteriors has undergone a transformation with a fresh logo and a newlydesigned website to promote its artisanal lighting, furniture and Arteriors accessories. In addition, designers Celerie Kemble and Ray Booth add their own flair with recently introduced capsule collections. Statement pieces from Kemble include ceramic vases and lamps, polished rattan tables, mirrors and trays. She notes, “In life as in design, it is not perfection you should be after. There’s beauty in the faded and worn, the wellloved and the sentimental.” Referring to the ethos of his assemblage of accessories and lighting, Booth says, “In my work, I strive to blur the lines between old and new. The conversation that is established between ancient and modern form synthesizes into something altogether new.” NYDC, arteriorshome.com. WELCOME HOME In stripes, plaids, camo and animal prints, Scout bags, totes and accessories are must-have staples for the beach, shopping and organization. Now the family-owned,

Washington, DC brand is adding a home collection, consisting of bedding, blankets, beach towels, rugs and storage. “What I love about this collection is how well it pairs with the neutrals that are already in people’s homes,” says former fashion editor and Scout’s Co-founder and Chief Creative Cfficer Deb Waterman Johns. Available at She la la, shopshelala.com and scoutbags.com. WASH AND WEAR Ruggable, the machinewashable rug company, has partnered with renowned potter and designer Jonathan Adler to present a collection of 16 indoor chenille rug designs in 10 different sizes. The rugs reflect Adler’s signature, modern Op Art style in bright bold colors. “Your home should bring you joy. It should be a place where your individuality can shine through,” says Adler. “The rugs in the collection are chic, graphique and an impressive technical feat!” Homes with animals and pets will benefit from Ruggable’s practicality— simply peel off the lightweight cover from the nonslip rug pad and machine wash. ruggable.com. —Mary Fitzgerald Ruggable


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Call of the Wild GO ON AN ADVENTURE WITH YOUR GIFT GIVING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND CHOOSE JEWELRY WITH EXOTIC ANIMAL MOTIFS. B Y H A R R I E T M AY S P O W E L L

Nialaya’s panther ring in 18k goldplated sterling silver. $156, farfetch.com, nialaya.com.

Lydia Courteille’s alligator earrings with diamonds and tsavorites in 18k gold. Price upon request, lydiacourteille.com.

Boucheron’s “Fuzzy, the leopard cat ring” with diamonds and emeralds and black lacquer in 18k pink gold. $42,200, boucheron.com.

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Tiffany & Co's “Save the Wild Lion” brooch with diamonds in 18k gold. $12,000, Tiffany & Co., Greenwich, Westport, tiffany.com.

Dru’s snake ring in 18k yellow gold. $2,125, Mitchells, Westport, Richards, Greenwich, shop.mitchellstores.com, drujewelry.com.

David Webb’s horse bracelet with emeralds, diamonds and enamel in 18k gold and platinum. Price upon request, Mitchells, Westport, shop.mitchellstores. com, davidwebb.com.

Evocateur’s blue-green dragonfly cuff bracelet with Swarovski crystals in 22k gold leaf. $348, Lux Bond & Green, Westport, lbgreen. com, evocateurstyle.com.

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I N N OVAT O R

Color Is Everything

You often say “color is everything.” What does that mean? In my head, color is romance, good energy and good taste. Without color, our lives would not be so interesting. I like my interiors to be experienced like I experience the world. It’s the language that I speak in. Your fearless use of color and pattern is your trademark. What’s a favorite pattern or color combination that stands the test of time? Stars and stripes, floral and ginghams, pink and blue, blue and white with a splash of red.

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In 2020, your first solo book, Decorate Happy: Bold Colorful Interiors, was released. What is “Decorate Happy”? How does one do that? “Decorate Happy” is the feeling you get when you walk into a room and it makes you smile. The formula is still a secret to me. But we like to say that color, comfort and collections make it all work. How do you think the pandemic has influenced people’s design decisions? Total utilization of every space. Long gone are the days of having rooms that are only used once or twice a year. For people who

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are visual especially, it’s super important to create the right setting for conference calls that truly reflects you to a T. What is your own home-office like? My home office is an eight-by-ten room lined with my most coveted collection of design books. I have a simple setup, but everything I need close by. I also feature a pastel portrait of a colonial soldier that I purchased during my residency at Colonial Williamsburg. He’s my favorite. Where do you find design inspiration? A lot of the inspiration comes from art and from the great decorating masters of the past. Always has and always will. If you were in a different industry, what would you do? Art teacher. I grew up painting and drawing, and still do sketches for my work all the time. It’s therapeutic and makes clear what is inside my head. I think it would be fun to share my love for art with others.

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As you celebrate your 40th year in the business, can you offer a top tip for up-and-coming designers? Start a design library and don’t rely solely on internet finds. Some of the best design is nestled in beautiful decorating books. Also, don’t worry about what other people think. Do you. A Full Palette (clockwise across spread from left) Colorful combinations fill these interiors created by Anthony Baratta—a home on Long Island Sound; the historic Palmer House in Williamsburg; a Nantucket home with nautical flair; a Stratton, VT, getaway; and a neo-Colonial home in Fairfield County. anthonybaratta.com.

What was your biggest/favorite memory from your year as Colonial Williamsburg’s Designer in Residence at Palmer House? The infamous Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum parade that occurred twice a day just outside my door. The color, the synchronization, the patriotism and the pageantry is unlike anything else in America. Could you see being a designer in residence again? For my next adventure, I’d love a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. What a treat that would be. What’s your personal credo? Color is Everything!

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That’s a Wrap! T

he year in real estate is ending strong across all key

indicators. Homes are selling quickly and at record-high prices, the rental market is booming, and while mortgage rates have ticked up, they’re still at historic lows. The only not-so-merry-and-bright stats are on the buyers’ side, which is still characterized by bidding wars and low inventory (for more, see “2021: By the Numbers”). That said, we found four new listings worthy of anyone’s gift list. Happy holidays!

A Sound Investment This shoreline Madison home lists for $6,000,000 with Margaret Muir of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Madison. 203-415-9187.

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Our first for-sale home is a family compound on six acres in Madison, with views of a bird-filled salt marsh and Long Island Sound. The 7,100-square-foot main house was designed by a team that included the British design firm Colefax & Fowler, famed for its fabrics

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and wallpaper, as well as its client list, featuring both rock stars and royals. And the interiors do exude a kind of queen-at-home-in-the-countryside appeal—they’re both grand and comfortable, with four en-suite bedrooms, a formal dining room, a cozy library, a billiards room and an indoor resistance pool. There’s also a 1,500-square-foot guest house and a pool house, alongside the chic outdoor pool with a waterfall. The exterior spaces are connected by stone terraces and walkways, and landscaped with pergolas, sculpted hedges and seagrasses. The property lists for $6,000,000 with Margaret Muir of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. Further up the shoreline in Stonington is another coastal spread, the largest residential property in the area, spanning more than 200 acres. It was owned by tenor Sergio Franchi, who also happened to collect antique cars. The story goes that he visited Stonington to buy a car and purchased the property instead because the fields, trees and stone walls reminded him of his native Italy, according to the singer’s widow, Eva Franchi. The classic, red-brick Colonial is just one of five dwellings, a list that includes a former freezer house that Franchi fashioned into a painting studio and a former tool house he turned into a chapel, complete with stained glass windows. Unsurprisingly, the couple loved to entertain, and the 6,300-square-foot main house features a music room with a high domed ceiling, a massive kitchen with a walkin china closet and a lovely sunroom with an indoor pool. It’s offered for $12.6 million by Tammy Tinnerello of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. Bravo! This 200-acre, $12.6-million Stonington home, owned by the late Italian tenor Sergio Franchi, lists with Tammy Tinnerello of the Old Lyme office of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. 860-867-6120.

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NUMBERS

If 2020 was characterized by unprecedented market lows followed by an amazing recovery, 2021 was entirely on the up-and-up—high prices got higher and bidding wars got hotter. Here are some of the market’s latest, greatest stats. CLOSING TIME In Fairfield County, the “days on market” figure fell to its lowest number—48 days from list to close—in 18 years. TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER In Fairfield County, bidding wars accounted for more than 50 percent of all home sales. INVENTORY SHORTAGE In Old Greenwich, inventory was down 58 percent, with only six homes on the market, when comparing September 30, 2021, to the same date in 2020.

NOW VS. THEN The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.14 percent for the week ending October 28, 2021. The all-time high for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 18.63 percent 40 years ago, in October 1981.

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RISING PRICES In Riverside, the singlefamily home’s average sale price rose 16.6 percent, from $2.176 million to $2.538 million, when comparing September 30, 2021, to the same date in 2020.


203 South Lake Trail, Palm Beach Stunning and rare In-Town 12BR/12.5BA Estate with 280’+/- on the Intracoastal Waterway in prime Palm Beach location. Sprawling outdoor spaces on over 1.6 acres of land with 55’ pool, outdoor pizza oven and summer kitchen, tranquil reflection gardens with water features, ponds and garden bridges. Gated access to Lake Trail and to private dock with two boat lifts. Gorgeous sunset views, the convenience of a whole house generator, and 7 car garage. Main house features sweeping water views, lakefront loggias and balconies, six bedrooms, six full baths, and three powder rooms.

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Party Like It’s 1900 This grand Darien home—perfect for house parties—was constructed in 1900. It lists for $4,575,000 with Janine Tienken with Houlihan Lawrence in Darien. 203-246-7518.

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On searles road in the tokeneke neighborhood of Darien, a gracious, circa-1900 manor is on the market for $4,575,000. Starting at the top, there’s a wellappointed office with teak flooring, a porthole-style window and a built-in bar. On the second floor, there’s another office, as well as four bedrooms, including the main suite, which offers a pretty bathroom— literally, a rounded room housing only an oversized, freestanding tub, positioned next to a fireplace and surrounded by paneled walls painted Wedgwood blue. On the main floor, the renovated kitchen has double islands, and there’s also a formal dining room with a gold-leaf ceiling. Down below, there’s a game room with pool and Ping Pong tables, as well as a wine cellar. It lists for $4,575,000 with Janine Tienken with Houlihan Lawrence in Darien.

grand, formal spaces seem purpose-built for holiday house parties, including a coffered-ceiling dining room with a fireplace, a capacious kitchen with a butler’s pantry and a living room with a wall of French doors opening onto a veranda, with steps down to the pool terrace, pool and spa and, beyond that, the tennis court. The main floor also offers a handsome office, complete with built-in cabinetry and a fireplace, while the lower level is the fun zone, equipped with a media room with inside/outside stereo systems, an exercise room, a mahogany bar and a wine room. In all, there are seven bedrooms, including a primary suite with a fireplace and an expansive dressing room with custom closets and cabinetry. It lists with Susan Morelli with Coldwell Banker Realty. — Diane di Costanzo

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Finally, on pequot lane in new Canaan, a 12,000-square-foot, red-brick home has hit the market for $5,985,000. Its

New In New Canaan This handsome red-brick estate lists for $5,985,000 with Susan Morelli with Coldwell Banker Realty in Stamford. 203-912-7840.

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2021 WINNERS After skipping a year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, CTC&G presented its 14th Innovation in Design Awards in October, honoring outstanding projects in the categories of garden, kitchen, interior, bath and small space design, a new section on custom smart home integration, plus architecture and a special shout-out to builders. To select the best of the best, our panel of judges—ceramicist Francis Palmer, architect Joeb Moore, interior designers Kerry Delrose and Young Huh, plus CEDIA Co-CEO Giles Sutton—deliberated over stacks of entries. Read on to find out who took the top three spots in each category. TEXT BY DAVID MASELLO

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Mark P. Finlay Architects, Photo by Jane Beiles

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winner JAMES DOYLE DESIGN ASSOCIATES

Whether seen from Long Island Sound or from the stone-lined parking courtyard, this house appears like a dwelling typical of a northern European country—with its precise formal symmetry, shallow hipped roof, and towering chimneys. James Doyle Design Associates created outdoor spaces in keeping with the style and manner of the house. A long stone drive leads through a pair of custom black mahogany gates and white stucco piers, forms that echo the white stucco house in the near distance. The final run up to the house is lined with tiered hedges of taxus and hornbeam, punctuated by an allée of cherry trees. In the rear of the property, raised seating and dining terraces—defined with boxwood and large planters from Belgium— are separated by a straight stone path that leads directly to the Sound. A vanishing-edge pool takes advantage of the water views, while a backdrop of sheared London planetrees and clean hedges define the space. Precise geometry, natural forms, and undulating water work in concert to create a novel landscape. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NEIL LANDINO JR.

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GARDEN DESIGN finalist ARTEMIS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

This decidedly contemporary, sharp-edged residence needed to blend in with its coastal marshland site, one in which water and grassland, shoreline and terra firma blend and blur. The owners of the eco-friendly house envisioned a landscape that complemented the architecture while acknowledging the surrounding organic forms of nature. The entry is a study in a delicate balance among a permeable paved courtyard, an audible water rill, and a simple palette of soft grasses and Crepe Myrtle trees. Erosion had cut deeply into one side of the property, and after shoring up that area, the designers were able to reintegrate an existing pool and tennis court. Perhaps the cleverest and most visually arresting elements that Artemis Landscape Architects added are curving, sinuous wall segments composed of tumbled river stones that are contained within steel and wire mesh—forms that demarcate areas of the property while honoring the natural shapes and textures of the shoreline. The property now embraces views of the everchanging features of Long Island Sound. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NEIL LANDINO JR.

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finalist ROBIN KRAMER GARDEN DESIGN

Over the years, a once expansive plot of land in Greenwich was subdivided into too many parcels, which meant that a big house like this was left to occupy a small amount of land. The clients wanted many new elements on their land, but would there be room for them all? Robin Kramer Garden Design was, indeed, able to seamlessly add a playing lawn, swimming pool and designated seating areas, along with individual garden spots. Visitors are greeted by a pair of custom modern gates that are balanced by zinc bowl planters. The chief landscaping material used throughout, though, is hedges, which often act as walls to circumscribe areas of the property. The rear of the property was raised by 10 feet to allow for a level lawn and pool; a decorative privet hedge serves as a practical pool fence. A nearby kitchen terrace seating area is planted with magnolias and other fragrant plants that perfume the air in spring. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NEIL LANDINO JR.

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winner K AREN BOW INTERIORS In keeping with the coastal setting of this house, Karen Bow brought in the colors and the light that characterize the Connecticut shoreline. For this kitchen, she chose a dark blue-black, scallop-shell–shaped wall tile, even using it to cover the hood as a way to establish a monochromatic palette in the room. The cabinetry is a light sand-colored oak, with the dovetail joints conspicuously exposed. A large round dining table—its top composed of concrete—is supported by a delicately sculpted cast-iron branch. Additional seating can be had at the spacious island, defined by a subtly articulated twotiered stone surface; the five-seat island functions as both a work and gathering space. The ceiling of the eating area is configured in a chevron pattern—shapes that echo the floor tiles in the kitchen area. The room manages to feel, at once, modern and industrial, as well as chic and coastal cozy. PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY VISCHIO

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finalist MARE DESIGN

Unlike many open-plan kitchens, this room in a new Stamford home seamlessly incorporates a formal eating area, in addition to a more casual one at the island. And yet, even the cream-colored stools at the island are elegantly adorned with a fine nailhead detail that is reflected in the hues and motifs of the dining chairs. A multi-tiered crystal chandelier hangs above the dining table, while a pair of glass globes, chic and understated in design, provide mood and task lighting to the island. The prevailing palette in the room—a gray and white veined marble backsplash, white-on-white custom cabinetry, chrome and stainless-steel hardware, and crystal lighting—creates an overall sense of calm. Here are two spaces in one that function as a kind of sanctuary at the heart of the home. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE BEILES

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This is a kitchen sufficiently large and varied in function that a family could live here all day, which is practically what this large family does. The space features two islands, each with multiple seating; the main one, topped with marble, incorporates a sink for prepping purposes, while the second island features a stainless-steel base and white marble top, which is where the kids often do their homework, in sight of the kitchen cooking activity but safely apart from it. Elsewhere is a dining table set next to a gas-operated fireplace, another seating area with a sofa, a spacious food pantry, and various cooking stations. The most conspicuous decorative element, however, is the use of a glossy navy glass tile as a backsplash, coupled with the same hue used on the windows, fireplace and pantry doors. In a space this large, the color serves to unify it, while keeping each area distinct. PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIE COLE

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winner ADVANCED HOME AUDIO

It seems the only thing missing from this project is a long-stemmed red rose, an appropriate detail when dancing the tango. These homeowners are so passionate about dancing (thus the home’s new moniker, Tango House), that they wanted to build a modern dance studio on the premises, one in which they could not only practice and perform tango steps, but that could also be used to teach the dance—if not also the rumba, cha-cha and foxtrot—to others. The resulting space functions effortlessly, like a perfect dance routine, with state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting techniques that enhance any performance. The designers integrated elements that include the first Lutron Palladiom shading installation in the Northeast (a motorized shade without a fascia, pocket or recess), an automated television that lowers from the ceiling to eye level, an LED lighting scheme that enhances live performance and visual artworks, and a stepped home theater stage where an audience can gather to watch a dance or other performances. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC LAIGNEL

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finalist SUSAN VANECH PROPERTIES

After being rebuilt from the inside out, this expansive house in Westport has re-emerged as one of the smartest homes in all of New England. Its geniuslevel IQ results from more than 70 interoperable connected devices that make use of Apple’s HomeKit automation platform, coupled with a Tesla Powerwall that serves as an energy backup. With the devices in place, set up, and always ready to go, the home is not only secure, but also self-reliant. The technology allows homeowners to use their Apple watch, iPhone or iPad to check on the premises, communicate with visitors, allow specific access, conserve energy and create custom automations. Simple commands can turn on lights, play songs, control temperature, power one of four “smart” televisions, and even ignite the fireplace. While the technology employed in the residence is complex, the resulting lifestyle is calm and relaxing. PHOTOGRAPHY BY VHT STUDIOS

finalist WINDIGO ARCHITECTURE

This barn had stood next to the main house since it was constructed in the 1870s, but a recent snowstorm proved too severe, and the structure collapsed. The homeowners decided not only to rebuild, but to do so by incorporating the latest technology. Architect David Spence designed the new space with two bedrooms, one that appears to float in space, as well as an entertainment room that uses smart technological innovations. An automation system regulates LED lighting and shade controls; audiovisual equipment and a security system are accessed via the owner’s mobile device; and the building’s electricity is generated by solar panels. Exterior features include rooftop rain chains positioned to channel water into concrete basins, and an insulated glass curtain wall made of thermally broken steel frames makes the house appear transparent. Meanwhile, structural insulated panels over a steel frame enhance the building’s R values (the ability to prevent heat loss), while a secondary interior framing system, with spray-foam insulation, accommodates plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARCO RICCA

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winner WORKSHOP/ APD

What had once been a traditional, compartmentalized formal layout was transformed by Workshop/APD into an open floor plan, with rooms that effortlessly meld into one another. And yet, a sense of privacy has been maintained. The clients for this stone-andshingle residence in Greenwich wanted their interiors to work as both formal and relaxed entertaining and living spaces. The first floor is now characterized by a series of multiple living areas, the second floor contains a deluxe and inviting primary suite along with three children’s bedrooms, and the lower level features cozy game and media rooms. While all three floors have a different feel and mood, they do share common materials that foster a pervasive serenity— warm wood floors, ceilings painted with a high gloss finish, a consistent palette of wood and stone and neutral accents, and a layering of fabrics and furnishings. A traditional house has morphed into a bright modern home. PHOTOGRAPHY BY READ MCKENDREE

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finalist FOLEY & COX INTERIORS

The scope of the interior design for this new six-bedroom home in Old Greenwich involved not just simply furnishing the rooms, but also infusing the home with artworks, accessories and lighting that were decidedly unique. The design team delivered with such elements as a two-story Lindsey Adelman light fixture at the entry, Yves Klein gold-leafed cocktail tables in the living room, and a Roll & Hill lighting element in the client’s office that is complemented by a bold and colorful geometric painting by Lloyd Martin and Holland & Sherry wallcovering. The designers also commissioned a hand-painted mural by Anne Harris for a dining room wall and created a custom banquette upholstered in a distinctive woven leather. Working much like curators, the designers assembled a collection of eclectic paintings, sculpture and photography. In that sense, every room has its own identity and character. PHOTOGRAPHY BY FELIPE BASTOS

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finalist CFK INTERIORS

It was the ideal scenario for Claudia Kalur—or for any interior designer—to be involved in the interior design scheme from the very inception of this new home. Because Kalur and her team worked with the architect while plans for the house were still being drawn, she was able to choose the finishes in advance: the hardware for the doors, bathroom fixtures, and even something as specialized as a miniature fence to corral toy sheep for one of the children. The key to this Litchfield County home was that it was to feel like an old farmhouse, despite its being brand new and large (coming in at 6,000 square feet). The finished interiors feel both vintage and modern. Because the client likes bold colors, Kalur responded by alternating neutral hues in places like the entry and primary bedroom to using a vibrant blue shade in the kitchen and a soft green in a bath. It seems as if this new New England–style farmhouse has been on its land for generations. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MCCAUGHAN

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winner K AREN BOW INTERIORS

Creating a primary bathroom is often about creating a balance between function and design, masculine and feminine. Here, Karen Bow Interiors fashioned a bright space that emphasizes the routine of a bath, but one that is also infused with a degree of glamour. The design team created a shower wall as the room’s focal point—one wall is adorned with an arresting abstract flower motif in bookmatched marble. This windowed shower “room”—noted for its large panes of glass—is flanked by matching oak vanities, each of which is accented with brass-finished hardware and backdropped by black matte porcelain tiling. A patterned white marble floor allows details and fixtures, notably a black bathtub positioned by an expansive window, to stand out in the room. Although the room functions as a wholly cohesive space, the shower, bath alcove, and vanities nooks make it feel as if it is a series of individual rooms within a larger one. PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY VISCHIO

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finalist LAURA K AEHLER ARCHITECTS

The design for this New Canaan bathroom began with the discovery of several stone slabs made of blue macauba, a much-coveted grade of quartzite typically quarried in Brazil. The team of designers decided to use the beautiful stonework in the shower, thus making it the centerpiece of the room. The stone is used on the stall’s ceiling and on two of its walls, as well as for a floating bench; a stone mosaic floor tile, made from the same slabs, completes the look. Yet another equally dramatic element in the room is a floating vanity fitted with a concrete sink. The countertop extends to a windowed area, set with an inlaid titanium mirror that serves as a convenient and naturally lit makeup spot. Elsewhere in the room is a glass-walled sauna with one wall of cedar boarding and a custom cedar bench. PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEFAN RADTKE

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finalist HEMINGWAY CONSTRUCTION A first-floor primary bathroom allows for something special—in the case of this Weston house, an exterior hot tub and patio. The outdoor space is accessed via a door next to an expansive indoor soaking tub. Skylights, seamless Fleetwood windows that wrap the corners, and white marble fixtures keep the room bright with natural light, as well as keeping views of the wooded property in focus. An 18-foot-long floating teakwood vanity, topped with a white and gray veined grade of Danby Olympic marble, lines one of the walls. A rectangular window serves to divide the double vanity. The walls of the shower are composed of frameless glass panels, with the long stall equipped with both a showerhead and rain head. Other deluxe features of the room include a private commode fitted with a urinal and electric toilet, electric solar window shades, and heated back and headrests for both the interior and exterior tubs. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARL VERNLUND

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winner MARK P. FINLAY ARCHITECTS

This new barn on a pastoral site in New Canaan assumes many identities—as something transparent yet solid, rustic yet sleek, muted in tone yet vibrantly hued. Mark P. Finlay Architects created a building that relates in scale and materiality to the nearby main house and garage, while functioning as its own distinctive structure. Deep blue accents—on shutters, window trims, doors—visually connect the barn to those other buildings. This two-story structure is meant to be a retreat for the homeowners on their own property. The diminutive dwelling— approximately 1,000 square feet—is fitted with a kitchen, a living space with a lofted sitting area, and incorporates everything from antique timber craftsmen joints to state-of-the-art Lucite shelving. A window wall of glass keeps the building transparent, but when the large doors, suspended on a track, are closed, the barn becomes more inwardly focused. What harkens to a vernacular style is also something completely of our time. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE BEILES

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finalist HAVER & SKOLNICK ARCHITECTS

How easy it is to forget you might be indoors when these glass doors facing the pool are open. This 950-square-foot pool house melds so seamlessly with its site that it’s not always easy to tell outside from inside. In an homage to its Litchfield County setting, Haver & Skolnick Architects designed a building that references the region’s vernacular buildings—barns and cottages that have existed here for centuries. This clean-lined, classic New England saltbox manages to express something old while incorporating new and current features. Its central lounge embraces head-on views of the pool, while the structure’s remaining spaces are occupied by a gym, pantry, powder room, laundry and storage. The interiors are finished with whitewashed pine boards and bluestone slabs, while a centrally positioned fireplace serves to separate the living space from the gym. Indeed, the fireplace is not just a visual element, but also a practical one as its warmth extends the use of the building into all seasons. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT BENSON

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finalist GARA + CO.

What began upon its completion in the 1960s as a tiny summer bungalow on Westport’s Compo Beach is now a fulltime residence for a homeowner who likes to entertain. But with a “dining room” (the former front porch) that measures 135 square feet—and awkwardly so at 17.5 feet by 7.5 feet—finding room for guests proved a challenge. And with a living room just over 200 square feet, not much extra room could be found there. Gara + Co. completely renovated the old bungalow, with an agenda that included installing a chevron-patterned oak floor, building a fireplace from local river rocks, and adding ceiling beams to complement existing structural ones. An all-white palette visually links the rooms. A cleverly designed built-in banquette accommodates multiple guests in the dining room, while a pair of two-seat chaise lounges are used in the living room instead of a sofa. The space may be small, but the living is large. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NEIL LANDINO JR. (EXTERIOR) AND JACOB SNAVELY (INTERIOR)

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winner MURDOCK SOLON ARCHITECTS

When Murdock Solon Architects began designing this Greenwich house, they acknowledged the existing architecture—a grassy, sloping hillside. The firm used this natural topographical feature as inspiration for configuring a long house (240 feet) that appears to be a single story at arrival, but that upon entry reveals a lower level that provides access to other interior rooms and outdoor areas, including a pool and terrace. Inside, the low-slung structure, composed chiefly of red cedar, assumes a classic enfilade arrangement, with rooms accessed via a hallway running along the southern side. The public rooms—living, dining, entertainment, library—meld seamlessly, while the primary suite and guest bedrooms remain private. Yet another thrilling moment of architecture appears inside—a dramatically articulated Corten-clad fireplace that rises to the highest point of the asymmetrical roofline. This element re-emphasizes how the structure celebrates architecture while embracing the meaning of home. PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANK OUDEMAN/OTTO

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finalist NAROFSKY ARCHITECTURE

For more than 30 years, this suburban ranch house had been filled with life, owned by an architect and an artist who added studios and office and wings over time. But upon their passing, the house lay dormant—and deteriorating—for years. The new empty-nester owners wanted Narofsky Architecture to revitalize and reconfigure the home for their needs and those of their visiting children and grandchildren. But local building restrictions prevented the existing volume of the house to increase. The architects were able, however, to repurpose the artist’s studio into a children’s sleeping and recreational wing and the former architect’s domain into a family living area and riverside deck (the Aspetuck River flows just outside). Building codes allowed for a new entryway, mudroom, garage and workshop. An exterior cladding of charcoal-fiber cement panels has transformed the house into something contemporary, while also working to unify its disparate wings and spaces. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHILLIP ENNIS

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finalist SANIEE ARCHITECTS

When a house, even a contemporary one, falls into disrepair and becomes outdated, a common solution is to tear it down and use the lot to build something new. But in this case, Saniee Architects decided to take a more environmentally conscious route and use as much of the existing house as possible for something new (in the process, retaining 80 percent of the original framing and 100 percent of the foundations). One of the major tasks involved replacing windows with energy efficient models, positioning them to take advantage of the natural orientation of the site and maximizing passive energy efficiency. In keeping with the directive to be as “green” as possible, all materials for the updated electrical, lighting and mechanical systems were sourced as close to the home as possible. The architects repositioned the kitchen and family room to be at the actual and spiritual center of the house; bedrooms are now linked by a common deck. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID SUNDBERG/ESTO

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winner HINE BUILDERS

Every contractor, architect and interior designer needs to get one thing always right: measurements. “Accurate measurement is a key challenge,” says Tim Hine, owner of his namesake Southport–based building company, “especially in a Modern home where elements need to be aligned from the beginning.” When he and his team began constructing this house on a steep hillside, keeping everything level was a constant concern. “Many people may not know that a floor-to-ceiling door, with no molding around it and with a mere eighth-of-an-inch or quarter-inch space between the door, wall and ceiling leaves no room for error.” Every project comes down to the smallest details. Hine cites, for instance, the need to accurately calculate the thickness of the fabric used for the automatic window shades, so that when the material recesses into the walls, everything fits. “Once the home was complete, I was able to see its true beauty and appreciate the craftsmanship of the team.” PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANK OUDEMAN/OTTO

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finalist NEW CENTURY REMODELING

When Mario Karas, president of New Century Remodeling, began inspection of the structure of the existing house he came to a quick conclusion. “In my 25 years of experience building houses, I knew this would be the hardest project of all.” Because of the existing structure’s proximity to the Aspetuck River, it had received considerable water damage over the years, and because planning boards restricted changes to the footprint and size the rebuilt building could assume, Karas had to work methodically. “Every single week, the architect would show up with the homeowner and we would solve every issue, problem by problem,” says Karas. He points to establishing a new gas line, relocating the garage—which had been situated beneath the house—to the opposite side of the home, while reconfiguring that space into a living area. “If you do something right from the beginning, attend to the problems right from the start, you can accomplish the right solutions.” PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHILLIP ENNIS

finalist KKD DESIGNBUILD

What looked like a teardown property wound up, instead, being saved—and now lauded. “Although working with existing structures is often more challenging than building a new home,” says Kristen Kilduff Donovan, owner of the Greenwich-based KKD DesignBuild, “I love updating and restoring older homes. It often results in a unique layout with special spaces and has a feeling of history.” In saving this house, which had fallen into severe disrepair, Donovan removed several walls, added numerous windows and skylights, and raised the roofline. In order to modify the original structure and accommodate new storage/attic space, Donovan explains, “I added microllam beams in several areas to allow for the new spans within the ceiling-height restrictions. The biggest challenge was to manage the whole structural aspect.” During the demolition, Donovan recalls finding a box of notecards with a pen-and-ink drawing of the original home. “It was beautiful, and I felt great to have restored it to that same splendor.” PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID SUNDBERG/ESTO

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2021 CT Innovation in Design Awards After a year hiatus, CTC&G hosted its 14th IDAs at the GREENWICH COUNTRY CLUB, honoring top design in Connecticut. 1

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5. Delicious signature cocktails by our VIP Cocktail sponsor xer0 group 6. Anthony Baratta shares a laugh with Erick Espinoza. 7. Pure Insurance’s Jamil Ahmed, Maggie Mehlman, Emily Greenwell, and Mike Valluzzo 8. C&G Media Group CEO and Publication Director Marianne Howatson, architect and designer West Chin and designer Tina Anastasia 9. Interior designers Caryn Bortniker and Gara Morse 10. Sponsors Tony Aitoro of Aitoro Appliance with Gault Stone & Landscape Supplies’ Meredith Donaher and Sam Gault 11. The Greenwich Country Club was abuzz with excitement.


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12. Stark’s Giovanni Uribe with xer0 group’s Rebecca McKeown and Xhovano Dardha 13. Bilotta Kitchen & Home’s Jeni Spaeth, Randy O’Kane, and Kristin Ohnmacht 14. Plexi-Craft’s Paulette & Hans Kretschman with C&G Account Director Lisa Heissan 15. Interior designer and IDA finalist Christin Engh of Mare Design, ASID CT Administrator Kendall Callighan, interior designer Beth Krupa, ASID CT President Britt Newman, ASID CT President Nicole Sweeney Ruffing, ASID CT Student Representative Olivia Powers, and interior designer Lisa Pak 16. Klar Studio Windows & Doors’ Phil Bruce and Magdalena Salamon

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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Gala CTC&G WAS THE PROUD MEDIA SPONSOR of the museum’s annual gala titled “A Mansion for the Ages: Celebrating Architecture & Design” 1

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Pages 60–61: Garden Design WINNER, James Doyle Design Associates, jdda.com. Architect, Mark P. Finlay Architects, markfinlay.com. Builder, Hobbs, Inc., hobbsinc.com. Engineering, Landtech, landtechconsult.com. Landscaping installation, Aquino Garden & Landscape Services, 203-5700598. Masonry, Sandoval’s Landscaping & Masonry Inc., sandovalslm.com. Electrical and lighting, Manny’s Lighting and Electric Corp., mannyslighting.com. Gates, Grand Entrance. Planters, Ateliervierkant. Page 62: Garden Design FINALIST, Artemis Landscape Architects,

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artemisla.com. Landscaping and masonry, Luppino Landscaping and Masonry LLC, luppinolm.com Outdoor lighting, Manny’s Lighting and Electrical Corp, mannyslighting.com. Fencing, Riverside Fence, riversidefence.net. Page 63: Garden Design FINALIST, Robin Kramer Garden Design, robinkramergardendesign.com. Landscape contractor, Roberto Fernandez Landscaping & Estate Management, robertofernandez.com. Masonry, Teixeira Construction, 203-948-2212. Irrigation and landscape lighting, Summer Rain, summerrainsprinklers.com. Outdoor furnishings, Dedon, GandiaBlasco, McKinnon and Harris, Janus et Cie, Link Outdoor, Holly Hunt and Boywonder.

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Pages 64–65: Kitchen Design WINNER, Karen Bow Interiors, karenbow.com. Architect, Vicente-Burin Architects, vbarchitect.com. Builder, ERI Building & Design, eribuild.com. Cabinetry, Licari Woodworking, LLC, licariwoodworking.com. Backsplash tile, Greenwich Tile & Marble. Flooring, Exquisite Surfaces. Countertops, Everest Marble. Antique island light fixtures, L’Antiquarie. Upholstery, Artistic Upholstery. Page 66: Kitchen Design FINALIST, Mare Design, maredesigngreenwich. com. Architect, Granoff Architects, granoffarchitects.com. Cabinetry construction, Byrne Woodworking, Inc., byrnewoodworking.com. Window treatment workroom, Interiors Haberdashery.

Marble and stone, Casatelli Marble & Tile Imports. Lighting, Visual Comfort. Furniture, Wakefield Design Center. Plumbing fixtures, Bender. Hardware, Canaan Hardware & Supply. Dining room chandelier, Arteriors. Dining table and chairs, Cliff Young. Window treatment fabric, Fabricut. Paint, Benjamin Moore. Appliances, Sub-Zero, Wolf. Kitchen stools, Vanguard Furniture. Accessories, Bungalow, Trovare Home, Terrain, Wisteria and Lattice House. Page 67: Kitchen Design FINALIST, Sage Design, sagedesign.com. Construction, Nast Construction, nastconstruction. com. Pendant light over table, Oomph. Pendants over island and sconce by fireplace, The Urban Electric Co.

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Tile backsplash, D&D Homes. Faucets, Perrin & Rowe. Cabinetry, furnishings and accessories, Sage Design. Page 68: Custom Smart Home Integration WINNER, Advanced Home Audio, advancedhomeaudio.com. Page 69: Custom Smart Home Integration FINALIST, Susan Vanech Properties, susanvanech.com. Builder, VanBrodt Estates Builders and Developers, 203-685-2348. General Contractor, Edson Alvarez, 203-952-3632. Technology design and integration, Phil Levieff, Tecknow, tecknowhomes.com. Electrician, Mac Electric, 860-256-9584. Plumber, Omar Reis, 203-550-1077. Doors, Gary Zacchia, Architectural Door Corp., architecturaldoorcorp.com. Fireplace, Dan DeMagistris, Hearth Products, LLC., hearthproductsllc.com. HVAC, Air Dynamics LLC, 203-579-4444. Appliances, Dacor. Automation platform, Apple HomeKit. Powerwall, Tesla. Page 69: Custom Smart Home Integration, FINALIST, Windigo Architecture & Design, David Spence, windigodesign.com. Interior design, Pam Ackerman, pamelaackerman.com. Builder, Davenport Contracting, davenportcontracting.com. Structural design, Joe DiPompeo, Structural Workshop, structuralworkshop.com. Home technology, Precision Audio Visual, pav.us.com. Civil engineer, McChord Engineering Associates, 203-834-0569. Landscape design, Brian Grubb, Providence Design, providencelandscapes.com. Structured insulated panels, Murus. Curtain wall and skylights, Brombal. Mechanical, Viessmann. Home automation, Savant. Lighting and daylight controls, Lutron. Audio/visual, Wisdom. Television lifting apparatus, Future Automation. Light fixture, LightArt. Chairs, Atelier. Table, John Salibello.

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Pages 70–71: Interior Design WINNER, Workshop/APD, workshopapd.com. Design team, Andrew Kotchen, Andrew Kline, Jason Money and Colin Campbell. Interiors team, Michael Ellison and Angela Lee. Builder, SBP Homes, sbphomes.com. Landscape architect, Miroslava Ahern Landscape Design Studio, ahernllc.com. Structural consultant, Craft Engineering Studio, craftengin.com. Family room: Rug, Stark. Console table, Holly Hunt. Sectional and sofa, Rene Cazares. Club chair, Studio Van Den Akker. Page 72: Interior Design FINALIST, Foley & Cox, foleyandcox.com. Architect, Donald William Fairbanks Architect, dwfarchitects.com. Builder, Garrett Wilson Builders, garrettwilsonbuilders. com. Sunroom: Coffee table, Antiques on Old Plank Road. Leather chairs, 1stDibs. Lighting, Foley & Cox Home. Side tables, Mecox Gardens and Chairish. Office: Wallcoverings, Holland & Sherry. Ceiling fixture, Roll & Hill. Carpet, Stark. Artwork, Lloyd Martin.

Interior Design Finalist Foley & Cox Entry hall: Light fixture, Lindsey Adelman. Table, Foley & Cox Home. Vase, Paul Smith. Ottomans, Hickory Chair. Ottoman fabric, Holland & Sherry. Area rug, Liaigre. Stair runner, Merida. Page 73: Interior Design FINALIST, CFK Interiors, Claudia Kalur, cfkinteriors. com. Architect, David Hottenroth, Hottenroth & Joseph, hjnyc.com. Builder, Ruscoe Sedito Construction, ruscoesedito.com. Landscape architect, Dirk Sabin, Sabin Landsape Architects & Environmental Planner, 860-350-2993. Bedroom: Headboard design, CFK Interiors. Fabrics, Colefax & Fowler. Nightstands, Chelsea Textiles. Rug, Prestige. Vanity design, Hottenroth + Joseph Architects. Lighting and fixtures, Waterworks. Dining room: Table, Holland MacRae. Chairs, Privet House. Chair fabric, Rogers & Goffigon. Lighting, Vaughan. Entry hall: Lamps, Christopher Spitzmiller. Chair, Brennan & Mouilleseaux Antiques. Rug, Eighteenth Street Orientals. Pages 74–75: Bath Design WINNER, Karen Bow Interiors, karenbow.com. Architect, Vicente-Burin Architects, vbarchitect.com. Builder, ERI Building & Design, eribuild.com. Vanities, Highland Woodcraft. Shower and vanity stone, Everest Marble. Shower and sink

backsplash, Greenwich Tile & Marble. Floor tiles, Bender. Tub light, Apparatus. Wallpaper, Romo. Hardware, Kallista. Upholstery, Artistic Upholstery. Page 76: Bath Design FINALIST, Laura Kaehler Architects LLC., kaehlerarchitects.com. Architect, Laura Kaehler. Project architect, Mathew Arnot, kaehlerarchitects.com. Interior design, Jack Montgomery Design, jackmontgomerydesign.com. Builder, Hobbs, Inc., hobbsinc.com. Ian Hobbs, Randy Burr and Vic Autore, hobbsinc.com. Tile and stone fabricator, Merolle Brothers Tile & Marble, Inc., merollebrothers. com. Millwork, Sterling Custom Cabinetry, sterling-custom.com. Glass contractor, Ridgefield Glass, ridgefieldglass. com. Custom concrete, Jeff Kuryluk, Concrete Encounter, concreteencounter. com. Metalwork, Maciej Jankowski, Artistic Iron Works LLC, artistic-iw.com. Audio Video and systems integration, Brian Kinas, Phoenix Audio Video & Systems Integration, phoenixaudiovideo.com. Stone, Kathy Stuart, ABC Stone, abcworldwidestone.com. Fixtures, fittings, faucet and shower plumbing fixtures, Dornbracht. Drains, Infinity Drain. Toilet, Toto. Lighting, USAI Lighting. Palladiom motorized shades, Lutron. Tile, Nemo Tile & Stone.

Page 77: Bath Design FINALIST, Hemingway Construction, hemingwayconstruction.com. Hot tub, New Canaan Pool LLC, newcanaanpoolservice.com. Glass, Lynbrook Glass & Architectural Metals Corp, lynbrookglass.com. Cabinetry, Sterling Custom Cabinetry, sterling-custom. com. Shower door, Architectural Shower Door Designs LLC. Windows, Fleetwood. Medicine cabinets, Robern. Pages 78–79: Small Space Design WINNER, Mark P. Finlay Architects, markfinlay.com. Interior design, Kerry Hanson, kerryhansondesign.com. Builder, Hobbs, Inc, hobbsinc.com. Countertops, Felix Lorenzoni Studio, 203-661-2070. Exterior trim paint, Benjamin Moore. Concrete sink, Concrete Encounters. Drawer pulls and door hardware, Rocky Mountain Hardware. Bath sink, Trueform Concrete. Lucite kitchen shelves, Plexicraft. Ceiling fixture, The Urban Electric Co., Windows, Marvin. Page 80: Small Space Design FINALIST, Haver & Skolnick Architects, haversklonickarchitects.com. Architect, interior design and landscape architecture, Stewart Skolnick and Charles Haver. Construction manager, Seth Churchill, Churchill Building Company, churchillbuildingcompany.com.

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Structural engineer, Kevin Chamberlain, DeStefano & Chamberlain, dcstructural.com. Mechanical engineer, Delbert Smith, CES, Consulting Engineering Services, ceseng.com. Civil engineer/surveyor, Curt Smith, Smith & Company, smithsurveyors.com. Landscape planting design, Wesley Stout, Wesley Stout Associates, wesleystout. com. Landscape installation, Brian Cossari, Hoffman Landscapes, Inc, hoffmanlandscapes.com. Lighting consultant, Kenneth Daniel, Westwoods Architectural Lighting Design, westwoodsdesign.com. Audio visual/ Creston consultant, David Barson, Opus AVC, opusavc.com. Pool subcontractor, William Drakeley, Drakeley Pool Company, drakeleypools.com. Decorative light fixtures, Holly Hunt and Itama. Plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware, Sonoma Forge. Interior furniture, Holly Hunt. Fabrics, Great Plains. Carpets, Stark. Accessories, Palecek and Serena & Lily.

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Colefax & Fowler, cowtan.com Concrete Encounter, concreteencounter. com D&D Homes, dndhomesllc.com Dacor (see Planet TV) Dedon, dedon.de Dornbracht, dornbracht.com Eighteenth Street Orientals, 18thstreetorientals.com Everest Marble, everestmarble.info Exquisite Surfaces, xsurfaces.com Fabricut, fabricut.com Fleetwood, fleetwoodusa.com Foley & Cox Home, foleyandcoxhome. com Future Automation, futureautomation.net GandiaBlasco, gandiablasco.com Grand Entrance, grandentrance.com Great Plains (see Holly Hunt) Greenwich Tile & Marble, greenwichtileandmarble.com Hickory Chair, hickorychair.com Highland Woodcraft, 203-758-6625 Holland & Sherry, hollandandsherry.com

Holland MacRae, hollandmacrae.com Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com Hottenroth + Joseph Architects, hjnyc.com Infinity Drain, infinitydrain.com Interiors Haberdashery, interiorshaberdashery.com Itama, itamalighting.com Janus et Cie, janusetcie.com John Salibello, johnsalibello.com Kallista, kallista.com L’Antiquaire, lantiquaire.net Lattice House, latticehousehome.com Liaigre, liaigre.com LightArt, lightart.com Lindsey Adelman, lindseyadelman.com Link Outdoor, linkoutdoor.com Lloyd Martin, lloydmartinpainting.com Lutron, lutron.com Lynbrook Glass & Architectural Metals Corp, lynbrookglass.com Marvin, marvin.com Mason-Art, mason-art.com McKinnon and Harris, mckinnonharris. com Mecox Gardens, mecox.com Merida, meridastudio.com Murus, murus.com Nemo Tile & Stone, nemotile.com Oomph, oomphhome.com Palecek, palecek.com Paul Smith, paulsmith.com Perrin & Rowe, houseofrohl.com Planet TV, planettv.com Plexi-Craft, plexi-craft.com Prestige (see Appletree Design) Privet House, privethouse.com Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com Rene Cazares, renecazares.com RH, rh.com Robern, robern.com. Rocky Mountain Hardware, rockymountainhardware.com Rogers & Goffigon, rogersandgoffigon.com Roll & Hill, rollandhill.com Romo, romo.com Sage Design, sagedesign.com Savant, savant.com Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com Sonoma Forge, sonomaforge.com Stark, starkcarpet.com Sterling Custom Cabinetry, sterling-custom.com Studio Van Den Akker, studiovandenakker Sub-Zero, Wolf, subzero-wolf.com Telsa, tesla.com Terrain, shopterrain.com The Urban Electric Co., urbanelectric. com Toto, totousa.com Trovare Home, trovarehomedesign.com Trueform Concrete, trueformconcrete. com USAI Lighting, usailighting.com Vanguard Furniture, vanguardfurniture. com Vaughan, vaughandesigns.com Viessmann, viessmann.family Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com Wakefield Design Center, wakefielddesigncenter.com Waterworks, waterworks.com Wisdom, wisdomaudio.com Wisteria, wisteria,com

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TENT NEW YORK Two-tone fused old-fashioned glass, Duo Blue/Amber Tumbler. Each glass is individually mouth-blown and hand-finished by skilled artisans in Chiba, Japan. Capacity 9.5 oz. 845.789.1837 / tentnewyork.com @tentnewyork

JL ROCKS Up your bracelet game with the chunky 14K gold link Jess Bracelet. Its sporty, yet chic look is sure to enhance your overall style. Priced at $1,800. 203.454. 4541 / jlrocks.com @jlrocksjewelry

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FAYE KIM DESIGNS Designed by Faye Kim of Westport and handcrafted in her signature 18k green gold, this unique bracelet features 37.80 carats of faceted, natural color diamond beads. 203.226.3511 / fayekim.com @fayekimfinejewelry

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“The landscape of this estate designed by James Doyle Design Associates [page 60] has surprisingly modern notes combined with simple geometry and pared down verdant color.”

“The fireplace of Workshop/APD’s project [page 70] is fantastic, and a living room with multiple seating areas is a win.” KERRY DELROSE

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FRANCES PALMER

“This state-of-the-art project by Advanced Home Audio [page 68] was multilayered and seamlessly integrated into the home’s design, a demonstration of the artistry that can be achieved when a technology integrator and interior designer work in harmony.” “The house designed by Murdoch Solon Architects [page 82] is used as a unifying device that responds to both its interior program and exterior approach.” JOEB MOORE

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“A beautiful dramatic kitchen [page 64], I love Karen Bow Interiors’ backsplash and floor tile combination and the drawer fronts!” YOUNG HUH

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