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Mastering Chiaroscuro A rich palette and sensitive restoration give new life to a couple’s Woodbury home by

david masello

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The Perfect Getaway A home in the Berkshires provides an ideal retreat for an active family of five by

mindy pantiel

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ellen mCdermott

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Storybook Ending An elegant countrystyle chateau gets a sophisticated update by interior designer Laura Michaels Catriona branCa photography by Coley stevens

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Christmas at Home A neutral palette, layered textiles and candlelight create a feeling of coziness Excerpted from Living with Nature: Decorating with the Rhythms of the Seasons text, photography and styling by

marie masureel

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From “Storybook Ending ,” page 68. Photograph by Coley Stevens



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COLUMNS 24

DEPARTMENTS 12

Jewelry

Editor’s Letter

Ring in the New Year

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This holiday, give the gift that keeps on giving with statement rings by

Letter from the CEO

Harriet Mays Powell

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Contributors

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Books Holiday Reading

Book lovers will be thrilled with the gift of design, travel or fashion this year by

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Calendar

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Mary Fitzgerald

What’s New Out of the Box

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We found personalized gifts from local vendors for everyone on your list

Project of Note

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Holiday Dressing

Interior designer Sam Allen shares decorating ideas to add seasonal sparkle

Celebrating George Ross Collected Memories

The magic of photographer George Ross by

CatHryn sCHwing

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Design Notes A peek inside the latest buzz-worthy design news happening in the area by

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Deeds & Don’ts Inside stories behind area real estate deals by

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Mary Fitzgerald

diane di Costanzo

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Parties & Benefits

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Resources

TOP: NEIL LANDINO JR.

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GET TO KNOW ROBERT DEAN ARCHITECTS Take a look at the versatile and eclectic projects of one of Connecticut’s top architecture firms. Based in New Canaan, Robert Dean and his team strive to create homes that are inherently beautiful while being easy to live in. To learn more, visit cottagesgardens.com/ robertdeanarchitects

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Honoring a Friend

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receive many wonderful greeting

cards during the holiday season. Some are so pretty that I like to hold on to them the rest of the year. For me they are visual inspirations. Each year, I have been lucky enough to receive a holiday card from a wonderful friend, photographer and collaborator, George Ross. His cards stood out because he created them and labored over every detail, from the image, to the typeface, to the envelope. George and his girlfriend, stylist Cathryn Schweig, worked for hours on this holiday project, and often they would arrive a little late, but it didn’t matter. ■ George and Cathryn spent time planning and perfecting their vision. Each year was a surprise and more beautiful than the last. One year, several images were created in an accordion-style card, while another, it was an image that looked like an antique print. Regular objects were placed with an ornament or in a dreamlike sequence of snow, rich in texture. The images were always joyful and uplifting. They were too beautiful not to display, so they typically ended on my bulletin board—my constant source of inspiration. The card stayed on the board until the next one arrived at my desk the following year. ■ As an editor, I always felt a moment of joy when I thought of my friend with his huge smile and childlike enthusiasm. This year, unfortunately, there won’t be one of his magical cards, because George passed away in March from Covid. So I thought I would honor his memory and artistry with one of his images on our cover, as well as in the “Celebrating George Ross” column on page 88, written by Cathryn. My holiday wish to you is to find Joy! And spread that through the year. Just as George always did.

dJ carey Editorial Director djcarey@candg.com

George with his ever-present smile dressed in his favorite color, orange!

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the holidays? If you are like me, various groups of your family members will be confined to their own homes, and the big family gettogether will be postponed. It’s a disappointing thought as the upcoming celebrations are our most treasured time and this year will probably be held in different locations. I urge you not to tone down the usual pomp and circumstance but to go all out with decorations and table settings as if everyone were coming and plan a synchronized dinner on Zoom! We have become quite proficient on Zoom, as it has become the go-to facilitator of meetings and virtual events at CTC&G. ■ The meetings I am referring to are those with our design professionals and manufacturers who advertise in our pages. As we navigated through closures and furloughs, we are grateful for the efforts you all have made to continue to make your services available to the influx of new homesteaders in our area and for promoting your wonderful products in our pages. ■ We have high hopes for 2021. I wish all of you a safe and happy New Year.

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CONTRIBUTORS

ANDREW KOTCHEN

“We always set out to exceed a client’s expectations,” says Andrew Kotchen, founding principal of Workshop/ APD. Referencing the ski house retreat in this issue’s “The Perfect Getaway” (page 56), he adds, “It was especially exciting to help realize the long-held dream of a generational home that would serve as a hub of activity for family, friends and guests year-round.” The architecture and design firm, with offices in New York, Nantucket, Greenwich and Minneapolis, is known for its modern and site-specific approach. “The home's design is contextural,” notes Kotchen, “taking full advantage of the site and stunning mountain views, while expressing the family’s fun-loving personalities through décor that is both playful and sophisticated.”

LAURA MICHAELS

DAVID KRAUK AND JON TUTOLO

Although their careers are in the fashion industry, creative directors David Krauk and Jon Tutolo admit that home is where their hearts lie. The couple purchased an 1870 saltbox-style home (see page 46, “Mastering Chiaroscuro”) in 2017 and spent the past several years lovingly restoring it to its original “unassuming” charm. Their style has been described as handsome, and they agree, “We love all the synonyms that are associated with the adjective—classy, refined, tasteful.” Taking their design direction a step further, Krauk and Tutolo add, “We always like to offer a twist. No matter what the project or style we work on, we always bring a surprise or a ‘wow’ moment.” —Mary Fitzgerald

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KOTCHEN: READ MCKENDREE; MICHAELS: COLEY STEVENS; KRAUK AND TUTOLO: ELLEN MCDERMOTT

A former fashion designer, Laura Michaels’ stylish interiors are innately layered with texture, pattern and color. Her artistic vision is evident in the inviting spaces she creates, including the New Canaan home Michaels designed and dressed for the holidays featured in “Storybook Ending” (page 68). “This home blossomed into the holiday spirit.” says Michaels. “It’s the season for cozy fires and family, and this festive home is warm and welcoming.” The Greenwich designer enjoys the challenge of sourcing the perfect combination of materials for her clients and integrating them in unique and unexpected ways. Her eponymous firm, Laura Michaels Design, provides a full-range of services for residential and commercial interiors.


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HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW 2020

TOGETHER AT HOME:

ANTIQUARIUS 2020 Greenwich Historical Society’s premier fundraiser, Antiquarius, celebrates the decorative arts, antiques, architecture and design with its annual House Tour, Holiday Boutique, and Antiques & Design Show. Moving to an online format this year the Antiquarius event will be multifaceted, including daily email inspiration from renowned designers and tastemakers and lively panel discussions via Zoom. CTC&G’s Editorial Director DJ Carey will host a panel on December 4 with architect Douglas VanderHorn, landscape designer James Doyle and interior designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch to discuss working with historic interiors, as well as designing for living “together at home.” Holiday Boutique: November 27–December 6. Virtual Winter Antiques & Design Show: December 2–6, online only. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit greenwichhistory.org/ antiquarius.

The Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) gallery will be transformed into a shopping wonderland with original handcrafted works for the annual Holiday Gift Show from November 27 to December 24. Shop one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists: small ornaments and holiday-related items, as well as jewelry, ceramics and knitted gifts, plus original cards, prints and paintings. Proceeds from the Holiday Gift Show are used to support RAC and its educational outreach. November 27–December 24. Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton. For more information about the show, visit rowaytonarts.org.

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THE CONNECTICUT ART TRAIL The Connecticut Art Trail celebrates 25 years of guiding art aficionados across the state on a journey that includes 22 world-class museums and historic sites. In addition to the collaborative “Made in Connecticut” exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, travelers can “follow the trail” by purchasing the Art Passport to discover bucolic farms, art studios and former artists’ boarding houses, as well as other art museums and exhibitions in vibrant downtowns. Running now through February 7, 2021. For more information and to purchase an Art Passport, call 860-887-6882, ext. 513 or visit ctarttrail.org.

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JEWELRY

Ring in the New Year T H I S H O L I D A Y, G I V E T H E G I F T T H AT K E E P S O N G I V I N G W I T H S TAT E M E N T R I N G S M A D E F R O M S U S TA I N A B LY A N D E T H I C A L LY S O U R C E D G E M S A N D P R E C I O U S M E TA L S B Y H A R R I E T M AY S P O W E L L

Todd Reed’s organic pattern diamond band in 18k yellow gold. $9,165. Mitchell’s, Westport, Richard’s, Greenwich, shop.mitchellstores.com.

Sylvia Furmanovich x Muzo’s bamboo, diamond and Muzo emerald ring. $11,440, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, silviafurmanovich.com.

Sylvia & Cie’s Burmese ruby and diamond cocktail ring set in 18k yellow gold. Price available upon request, Mitchell’s, Westport, Richard’s, Greenwich, shop. mitchellstores.com.

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Faye Kim’s Madagascar ruby, Paraíba tourmaline and tsavorite cocktail ring, set in 18k green gold. $16,500, Faye Kim, Westport, fayekim.com.

Gumuchian’s bezel set diamond ring, set in 18k gold. $13,200, Lux Bond & Green, Westport. lbgreen.com.

Tiffany & Co.’s Schlumberger® sixteenstone ring with diamonds and rubies. $9,400, Tiffany & Co., Greenwich, Westport, tiffany.com.

John Hardy’s bamboo pattern diamond and 18k gold ring. $2,500, Saks Fifth Avenue, Greenwich, saks.com.

Chopard’s high jewelry ring with rubellite tourmalines, pink tourmalines and diamonds, set in 18k rose gold. Price available upon request, Chopard Boutique, NYC, chopard.com/us.

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WHAT’S NEW

Out of the Box WE FOUND PERSONALIZED GIFTS FROM LOCAL VENDORS F O R E V E R Y O N E O N Y O U R L I S T | P RO DU C ED BY MARY F I TZ GERA LD THE BIRD WATCHER

Eleish Van Breems’ boiled wool birdhouse is handcrafted in Sweden and available in three colorways for your bird-watching pleasure. $35, Westport, evbantiques.com.

THE BUDDING ARCHITECT

Support the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan and check out their design shop for unique finds. These architectural candles are handmade by Andrej Urem in Brooklyn NY. The forms are soy based with lead-free cotton wicks and have a burn time of approximately 60 hours. $35 each, New Canaan, designstore.theglasshouse.org.

THE GARDENER

Puzzles have been all the rage during the pandemic, so we were on the lookout for something special. We found it with this 750-piece Dahlias beauty, inspired by the photography and pottery of Weston-resident Frances Palmer. Bring the garden indoors and keep your puzzle fanatic occupied this winter. $20, available through RJ Julia, Madison, rjjulia.com, workman.com.

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WHAT’S NEW

THE ENTERTAINER

Designed by Aurélian Barbry for Georg Jensen, these Sky stitched leather coasters are housed in a mirror polished stainless steel case for a sleek profile. $79, available through Privet House, New Preston, privethouse.com, georgjensen.com.

THE SWEETHEART

Kerri Rosenthal’s Rocks of Love are mini editions of her Evolution of Love painting. The artwork is mounted on Plexiglas and fashioned into a heart—a fitting way to show your family or friends some love. $78, Westport, kerrirosenthal.com.

THE PERFECT PAIR

Celebrate any occasion—or the end of 2020—with these elegant Harcourt Eve flutes with black crystal knobs, hailing from Baccarat’s Reflections collection. $390, available through Lux Bond & Green, Westport, lbgreen.com.

THE SPA LOVER

The Teddy Bear robe from Pottery Barn lives up to its name. Ultra-soft, the robe is great for lounging and is offered in four sizes and five colors, including this pretty blush tone. $79, Westport, potterybarn.com.

THE SNOW BUNNY

THE PET ENTHUSIAST

Who doesn’t want to spoil their best friend? The Bronson bed, by Greenwich-based Neely’s Nest, provides a stylish spot for your pup’s naptime. The rattan base with ball-shaped teakwood feet is paired with a comfy cushion in a choice of fabrics. Prices start at $299, neelysnest.com.

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Created by Audrey Langkammerer of Twisted, these adorable mittens are made from recycled wool and cashmere with a fleece lining. Your purchase will benefit the Rowayton Arts Center. Available at the annual RAC holiday gift show. Child sizes (without thumbs) $24, adult sizes, $35. Rowayton, rowaytonarts.org.


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WHAT’S NEW

THE CRAFTER

Greenwich-based Smoke & Slate sells ready-made knit kits equipped with all the merino wool, tools and instructions needed to create a hat, scarf, cowl or baby blanket. The skill set ranges from beginner to intermediate, and how-to videos are available, should you need a tutorial. Kits start at $55, smokeandslate.com.

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Show her some respect with Jonathan Adler’s Boss Lady needlepoint pillow, hand embroidered in 100-percent wool and backed in a luxe velvet. $98, available through Bloomingdales, Norwalk, bloomingdales.com, jonathanadler.com.

THE DAPPER DAD

Plain Good’s handsome wool cap is made in Italy from 100-percent Harris Tweed. It’s offered in a charcoal or olive tweed and four sizes for a custom fit. $175, New Preston, plain-goods.com.

THE GOURMAND

Handcrafted from high quality oak, this trio of Wood Mood boards from Terrain stand ready to serve up a charcuterie or dessert board. The boards’ oversized handles and modern, free-form shapes are a great addition to a cook’s kitchen, for serving or display. Set of three, $218, Westport, shopterrain.com.

THE FASHIONISTA

Lavish her with jewelry from Olley Court this holiday season. Designed by Julie Cohn, these Mojave Malachite Clay Bronze drop earrings are a stunning choice. Cohn torches the surface of the metal to give the bronze the appearance of ancient gold. $395, Ridgefield, olleycourt.com.

The Alpine whiskey set from Simon Pearce is an ideal gift for the whiskey connoisseur. The Carelian soapstone base can be put in the freezer until cocktail hour. No need to add ice—the base cradles the four handblown Ludlow glasses and keeps the drinks cool for a superb sip. Set, $275, Greenwich, simonpearce.com.

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DESIGN FORWARD Architect West Chin is well known for his modern perspective, and now his high-end style is accessible in Connecticut with the opening of the West | Out East design studio and showroom in Westport, joining established venues in NYC and East Hampton. While each location is aesthetically different, all feature a curated collection of modern furniture, decorative and architectural lighting, kitchen, bathroom and storage solutions and accessories. Brands represented in Westport include Living Divani, Porro, Paola Lenti, Bocci, Flos, Fantini and Kasthall. Owner West Chin states, “We have been interested in the Connecticut design community for a few years. We were seeing a shift from traditional and transitional design in Connecticut to a slightly more contemporary and modern aesthetic. We’re excited to be a modern resource for the CT design community as well as the surrounding areas of Westchester and the New England coast.” 9 Riverside Avenue, Westport, 203-557-8486, westouteast.com. TRANSATLANTIC JOURNEY Pierre Frey presents a new furniture concept, Verso, reminiscent of the era of luxurious transatlantic ocean liners and Pullman lounge cars. Designers David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussalem were inspired by the theme of travel, creating a collection that includes multifunctional, modular pieces. Made in the Pierre Frey workshop in France, the furniture is constructed of solid oak with brass accents and dressed in Pierre Frey’s sumptuous fabrics. Available through the Pierre Frey showroom, D&D, 212-421-0534, pierrefrey.com.

location in Norwalk. Owner Becky Goss explains, “I needed more space and fell in love with the industrial Pierre Frey

NEW ADDRESS We’ve always enjoyed browsing The Flat in Saugatuck and now there’s more to love in the new loft-like

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A peek inside the latest buzz-worthy design news happening in the area feel. The shop is now twice as big, with high ceilings and tons of natural light.” Goss is adept at sourcing one-of-a-kind design finds with a vintage flair. Her expanded inventory includes furniture, art, contemporary lighting, jewelry, fashion, tabletop and accessories, plus upholstered pieces in coveted Robert Kime fabrics. 667 Fort Point St., East Norwalk, 203557-6854, the flatwestport.com. GREAT CAMP STYLE The Adirondack Store & Gallery is back in New Canaan after an 11-year hiatus. Owners Stephen Shin and Christopher English took over the company five years ago and were waiting for the right opportunity to return to New Canaan. They landed the perfect spot on Elm Street and now have 7,000 square feet to show off the brand’s luxury lake and lodge aesthetic, including antiques, fine art and giftware. A furniture gallery features rustic pieces by American-made Old Hickory furniture and the rug gallery offers fine Nemati Collection rugs. The Tall Pines coffee bar is a notable draw, selling Brooklyn’s organic Sey coffee and Adirondack-based Birch Boys’ Chaga tea. “It was a great move to come back,” says Shin, adding that many clients missed the store and are happy to have a piece of the Adirondacks in Connecticut. 39 Elm St., New Canaan, 203-920-1122, adkstore.com.

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING Anthropologie announced an exclusive collaboration of furnishings and tableware with Los Angeles designer Amber Lewis. In addition to operating her namesake design firm, Amber Interiors, Lewis just published her first book, Made For Living. Her laidback California style is apparent in the organic nature and neutral palette of the nearly 40-piece collection. “Anthropologie’s aesthetic has always resonated with my personal style— I’ve always appreciated the collected, bohemian vibe, and it’s something I’ve gravitated towards for years,” says Lewis. The collection will be featured in the Westport store and online. 59 Post Rd. E., Westport, 203-221-0015, anthropologie.com. —Mary Fitzgerald



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Season’s Readings B O O K L O V E R S W I L L B E T H R I L L E D W I T H T H E G I F T O F D E S I G N , T R AV E L O R FA S H I O N T H I S Y E A R

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1. Escapology: Modern Cabins, Cottages and Retreats by Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan (Figure 1 Publishing). Relax and dream of a getaway with design guides McAllister and Ryan. Exploring the relationship between architecture and nature, the featured retreats are beautifully photographed in majestic surroundings, from rustic lake cottages, to mountain lodges, to a magical tree house. $35, figure1pub.com.

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2. Dior in Bloom by Alain Stella, Justine Picardie, Naomi Sachs (Flammarion). This volume blooms with color, celebrating Christian Dior’s love affair with flowers. A portfolio of rose portraits by acclaimed fashion photographer Nick Knight and testimonies by the five artistic directors of the House of Dior illustrate the inextricable link between florals and the brand’s fashion and fragrance creations. $100, editions.flammarion.com. 3. Classic Greenwich Houses by Charles Hilton (The Monacelli Press). Architect Charles Hilton has practiced for more than 30 years in Greenwich and the surrounding areas. This book presents nine of his inspirational projects—from Georgian Colonials to shinglestyle architecture—highlighting the creativity and ingenuity necessary to design homes that honor tradition while integrating modern amenities. $55, monacellipress.com.

4. Southport Cooks This anthology includes more than 160 recipes from community chefs and past Rooms with a View designers, plus photography of scenic Southport. The foreword is by none other than Ina Garten, and the proceeds benefit the good works of Rooms with a View. $40, available at Lattice House or online, roomswithaview.org. 5. Vintage Rolex by David Silver (Pavilion). Celebrating the collection of the Vintage Watch Company in London, this book is packed with largerthan-life photographs of Rolex timepieces, showcasing circa 1910–1990 wrist watches, pocket watches, Submariners, Daytonas and jewel-encrusted Crown collections. $100, pavilionbooks.com. 6. S is for Style: The Schumacher Book of Decoration by Dara Caponigro (Rizzoli New York). This compendium from legendary design house Schumacher presents beloved patterns brought to life through the gorgeous interiors of design luminaires such as Miles Redd, Tom Scheerer, Amanda Lindroth, Celerie Kemble, Veere Greeney and Mark D. Sikes. This book is a great resource, chock full of inspiring ideas and information to fine-tune your own design style. $65, rizzzoliusa.com. 7. De Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors by Claud Cecil Gurney (Rizzoli New York). A must-have book for anyone interested in the history of decorative arts. De Gournay founder Claud Cecil Gurney offers a glimpse into the origins of his family-owned company and its exquisite hand-painted designs. The artisanal wallpapers have graced magazine-worthy rooms by prominent designers, many of which he shares in this book, including Michael S. Smith, Alessandra Branca and Kelly Wearstler. $75, rizzoliusa.com.


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8. Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth (The Monacelli Press). In his second book, acclaimed interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth shares his design vision and process through lush photographs and beautifully decorated interiors, including his own Salisbury, Connecticut home. $60, monacellipress.com. 9. Garden Design Master Class edited by Carl Dellatore (Rizzoli New York). This followup to Dellatore’s best-selling Interior Design Master Class is a compilation of 100 essays by top garden designers, including local notables Janice Parker, Charlotte Moss, Page Dickey and Christopher Spitzmiller. Garden principles are broken down into six thematic sections: theory, process, style, structure, elements and inspiration. $60, rizzoliusa.com. 10. Houses: Robert A.M. Stern Architects by Gary L. Brewer, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani and Roger H. Seifter (The Monacelli Press). RAMSA residential partners offer an intimate look at 17 homes from the last 10 years that showcase a mastery of diverse styles. $85, monacellipress.com. 11. Inside Marrakesh by Meryanne Loum-Martin (Rizzoli New York). If you are craving travel—and who isn’t—visit the exotic interiors, dramatic architecture and lush gardens photographed in this book. Author and proprietor of the award-winning Jnane Tamsna boutique hotel, LoumMartin sums up the appeal of Marrakesh in three words: sensuousness, refinement and mystery. $60, rizzoliusa.com. 12. A Home for All Seasons: Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining by Danielle Rollins (Rizzoli New York). Decorator, fashion designer and hostess extraordinaire Danielle Rollins shares her

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secrets for entertaining at home with tablescapes and party-planning tips. $50, rizzoliusa.com.

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13. Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again by Page Dickey (Timber Press). This book follows celebrated garden writer Page Dickey’s journey to establish a new home and garden. After 34 years of tending to her beloved Duck Hill garden, she starts over, discovering the joy and challenges of an unfamiliar landscape in Falls Village. $28, timberpress.com. 14. Designing History: The Extraordinary Art & Style of the Obama White House by Michael Smith with Margaret Russell (Rizzoli New York). Through photography, archival materials and behind-the-scenes stories, this book documents the history of the White House and designer Michael Smith’s collaboration with the Obamas to decorate and update the residence to reflect the First Family’s youthful spirit. $60, rizzoliusa.com. 15. More Beautiful: All American Decoration by Mark D. Sikes (Rizzoli New York). Following up on his first book, Beautiful, designer Mark D. Sikes shares more of his captivating interiors, including his own Hollywood Hill’s home. His latest tome focuses on mixing design sensibilities: American and European,

traditional and modern, contemporary and classic. $45, rizzoliusa.com.

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16. Make Life Beautiful by Syd & Shea McGee (Harper Horizon). With more than one million Instagram followers, Studio McGee is making its mark on the design world. In their first book, the McGee’s chronicle their rise to success, doling out personal anecdotes, business advice and design pointers. $27, harper-horizon.com. 17. An Entertaining Story by India Hicks (Rizzoli New York). Author, model and entrepreneur India Hicks gives advice on entertaining, incorporating her casual style with royal flair. Input on flower arrangements, table design, recipes and personal anecdotes are included. $50, rizzoliusa.com. –Mary Fitzgerald

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his year, more than ever, your home will be taking center stage for holiday celebrations. So why not bring out your best decorations, add some dramatic flourishes and pull out all the stops? CTC&G asked Westport-based interior designer Sam Allen to share his ideas on how to dress a home for the holidays. Sam mined the treasures at Millie Rae’s—one of his favorite Westport shops—with the help of owner Cheryl Sugel. Terrain, also in Westport, was another excellent source for garlands and greenery. Take a peek at some of the innovative ways Allen decorated his own home for the upcoming festivities. samalleninteriors.com.

A WARM WELCOME Evergreens aren’t the only option for dressing the door. Allen chose magnolia this year, but is also fond of boxwood. “I like to keep it simple,” says Allen. He selected an unadorned wreath and trimmed it with a vintage red and white ribbon. He found this faux magnolia wreath at Terrain and loves the fact that it can be used year after year. See resources.

WINTER WONDERLAND When setting the table, Allen builds around a theme—this year it was mixing metallics. He layered in silver and mercury elements with vintage glassware trimmed in gold. To create visual interest, he plays with scale and proportion. Oversized mercury spheres were placed inside fluted etched-glass vases. For a touch of whimsy, centerpieces were adorned with mini cream-colored feather wreaths. Allen believes fresh flowers are a must for a holiday table. In this case, he chose red roses for a pop of color arranged in silver mint julep cups. Miniature glitter wreaths surround the base of each vase. Allen encourages his clients to bring out their best china and family heirlooms. This table is set with his family’s Wedgewood plates and Tiffany silver. See resources.

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LAYER IN THE DETAILS Allen’s home is filled with beautiful collections, but he adds seasonal touches to up the impact during the holidays. “I am obsessed with blue and white ginger jars and have been collecting them forever,” says Allen. “To make this vignette more festive, I added glass glitter trees in various sizes and filled a pair of ginger jars with green and white parrot tulips.” Elegant white orchids are flanked by winterberries that lend a subtle touch of red. See resources.

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PLAYFUL TOUCHES Allen looks for ways to spread joy. Vintage stone hounds he found at the Antique and Artisan Gallery are festooned with silver wreaths. “I love the idea of giving my guests a taste of what’s to come before they enter my home,” says Allen. See resources.

THE MAIN EVENT A formal living room is decked with soothing neutrals (no screaming red and green here). The mantel is swagged with a magnolia garland from Terrain and paired with tall branches for height, sourced from Diane James Home, and placed in glass hurricanes. A French bamboo armoire sports a faux-fur white wreath placed in front of the mirror and is topped with faux gray fur and glass-glittered sphere trees. “I am a firm believer in using your collections,” says Allen. Glass cloches are used to display silver-colored ornaments on a cake stand and a decorative faux-fur tree sits atop a stack of books. Stockings in French linen— purchased by Allen on a buying trip—are hung by the stone fireplace. See resources.

SEASONAL SPARKLE Allen spreads sparkling elements throughout the house—not just on the tree. He groups one-of-a-kind, like-colored ornaments in containers. Here, he used a large silver bowl on a console from Millie Rae’s. Oversized, glittery-green pinecone ornaments and natural pinecones are scattered throughout, for a festive arrangement. See resources.

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Good Buy, 2020!

old year passes” sounds like something that can’t happen soon enough. But for the Connecticut real estate market, 2020 has been a very good year—and home sales show no sign of slowing down. In Fairfield County, for instance, when comparing October 2020 to October 2019 sales, the number of signed contracts increased more than 104 percent for homes purchased in the $1 million to $2 million range, with Greenwich as a standout, where October contracts jumped 280 percent for homes in that price range. At press time, the homes featured here were still available. But if you like the looks of any of them, act fast. They won’t last long. FAIRFIELD COUNTY FINDS

Cheers! A stylish wine bar (inset photo) is just one of the many amenities on offer in this Darien home, listed for $9.5 million with Bruce Baker of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Darien. 203-912-7061.

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a large office, a library, a gym, a movie theater and a main bedroom with its own deck, along with six additional bedrooms. The five-acre grounds feature a gracious circular drive, framed by allées of trees, gardens designed by Reed Hilderbrand and a Har-Tru tennis court. Rob Johnson of Halstead Property has the listing. COUNTRY & COASTAL ESTATES

Room To Roam This five-acre Greenwich spread lists for $32.5 million with Rob Johnson of Halstead Property in Greenwich. 203-979-2360.

buyers looking to ring in the New Year in a new-construction home, this 8,300-square-foot house is move-in ready. The wide and welcoming front portico opens onto a space that extends to the back terrace—as soon as you enter the home, you can take in expansive views over the plunge pool, back lawns and Long Island Sound. Along the way, you’ll pass a modern wine bar, with bottles suspended from a sculptural, floor-to-ceiling feature, and open-plan access to the dining room and great room. Another big—literally—plus is the main bedroom suite comprising an entire wing, including a private terrace, two room-sized closets, a spa-like bath and a fireplace. There are an additional four bedrooms, as well as an elevator, an outdoor kitchen and a private dock. It’s offered for $9.5 million by Bruce Baker of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. Another grand, gated home is on the Greenwich market, offered for $32.5 million. Built by architect Joeb Moore in 2008, this ivy-covered, manse has a long list of cool features. Starting at the bottom, there’s a secret tunnel that leads to an indoor pool that’s sited in a dramatically modern, freestanding and glass-enclosed structure with a fireplace. At the top of the main house, on the third floor, there’s a billiards room with views to Long Island Sound and New York City. And in between, there’s

In chester, the country home owned by longtIme 60 minutes correspondent Morley Safer is on the market for the first time in decades. It’s being sold by the widow of the multi-Emmy award winner, who died four years ago. Built in 1908, the eclectic cottage is a charming mix of architectural styles, with stone arches, intricate lattice work and Arts & Crafts stained glass. Over the century, additions have included an oversized, glass-walled greenhouse conservatory from England and a writer’s studio with an exposed-beamed ceiling and wood-burning fireplace. There’s also a covered porch that overlooks the swimming pool and a circa-1800s barn that’s been newly equipped to serve as a four-car garage. Tim Boyd of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty lists the seven-acre property for $1,450,000.

Safe At Home The longtime star of 60 Minutes, Morley Safer, owned this Chester home, now listed for $1,450,000 with Tim Boyd with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Essex. 860-304-5524.

At the dawn of the 1960s, jazz icon Dave Brubeck’s bestselling album “Time Out” was on its way to the top of the charts. That’s also when the late great musician purchased land for the home he’d own for the rest of this life, on 7.5 secluded acres in Wilton. Brubeck hired architect Beverley David Thorne to design a dwelling in tune with its natural setting— brooks, rocky outcroppings and trees that change with the seasons. The result: an iconoclastic home informed by both midcentury modernism and Japanese styling. The 6,200-square-foot main house offers a wraparound porch, flagstone terrace, indoor pool, sauna and gym, as well as eight bedrooms. There’s also a music studio that features 20-foot ceilings and a balcony. It lists for $2,750,000 with Monica Webster of Douglas Elliman. 203-952-5226.

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On Point This $22 million Lyme estate, called the Point, lists with Scott Elwell and Michele Ferguson Nichols of the Strong Oestreich Elwell Team at Douglas Elliman in Greenwich. 203940-0444 and 203-434-3713.

Along Connecticut’s northern shores, the most expensive listing on the market is on a private peninsula in Lyme, asking $22 million. Called the Point, the nearly 19-acre spread offers a sandy beach, a boathouse, a 100foot dock and a swimming pool with a stone waterfall feature, as well as a circa-1700s Vermont barn. The main house was completely rebuilt eight years ago, expanded to more than 15,000 square feet and enhanced with state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology. Seemingly designed to banish all thoughts of cabin fever, the interiors come complete with an indoor pool and pool room with a fireplace, an oversized game room, a gym and two separate office spaces. There are six bedrooms in all, including one with dressing and media rooms. It lists with Scott Elwell and Michele Ferguson Nichols of the Strong Oestreich Elwell Team at Douglas Elliman. Finally, on the shores of Washining, one of the Twin Lakes in Litchfield County, a palatial stone-and-shingle home has hit the market for $8.5 million. Although the house is impressive, the 220 feet of private sandy beach is what makes this property a rarity. On 2.68 acres, its back lawns roll down to the sand. The lake side of the house also

embeds sheltered parking for boats, a terrace with an infinity-edge spa and an outdoor fireplace. Step inside from the terrace and you’re in a 50-footlong great room with 12-foot coffered ceilings, a fireplace and a dining area. In all, the 5,124-square-foot home offers four bedrooms, an office and a third-floor space with a kitchen and playroom. It lists for $8.5 million with Patricia Best and Kristine Jennings, both of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. — Diane di Costanzo

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Palace Intrigue This palace-like lake home lists for $8.5 million with Patricia Best and Kristine Jennings, both of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Salisbury. 860-307-0591 and 860-387-8835.


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A RICH PALETTE AND SENSITIVE RESTORATION GIVE NEW LIFE TO A COUPLE’S WOODBURY HOME

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Sitting Pretty (opposite page) A Ralph Lauren striped armchair is the perfect perch for the homeowners’ dog, Gus. This seating area is furnished with a jute rug from Pottery Barn, brass bells from Roost and Filson wool stockings. The walnut stool is a Ray and Charles Eames design through the MoMA Design Store. Essential Elements (this page) Garden shears from Pergola are a go-to when making wreaths and holiday decorations. See Resources.

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ON TUTOLO AND DAVID KRAUK HEAR OFTEN from strangers. Many times, after travelling down the dirt road to their house in Woodbury and parking the car in the driveway, they find notes pinned to their front door. And sometimes, a stranger might knock on the door, needing to ask: “What is your paint color?” They’re all referring to the dark hue chosen for the exterior of the couple’s 1870 saltbox. The answer: Benjamin’s Moore’s Deep River. “We love this color because it changes tones during the day,” says Tutolo, who, like his husband, Krauk, is a freelance creative director. “One part of the day, it’ll look black, but as the day goes on, it’ll change to gray or brown.” “Or,” Krauk adds, “our favorite, hunter green.” The couple has embraced Litchfield County with the zeal of true ye-olde Connecticut Yankees, though both, in fact, hail from Dallas, where they met. They recall the day they discovered the area and their house. “We were in our New York apartment on a cold February weekend and had a bad case of cabin fever,” Krauk recounts. “We’d read about a shop in New Preston called Plain Goods. So, we drove up, met the owners, fell in love with the area, and decided to find a way to stay.” Tutolo adds, “I have always had an affection for Americana and New England, with its changing seasons. A drive through Connecticut in any season confirms that.”

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Curbside Appeal The exterior of the home (this photo) is painted Benjamin Moore’s Deep River. At holiday time, galvanized steel planters from Design Within Reach are filled with miniature blue spruces. Wreaths on a ramshackle shed (top left) are from Dietrich Gardens. See Resources.


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Palette Pleasing (opposite page) A small tree and wrapped gifts are situated right at the entry on the tree table; the large blown-glass ornaments are from Terrain. Setting The Stage In the living room (above), a pair of vintage Knoll sofas flank a coffee table through 1stdibs. A set of antlers is from Evolution, and a horsehair-and-leather window tassel is by Alexandra Kohl. See Resources.

The couple concurs that winter is the coziest time of the year, especially when there’s snowfall. “We’re both suckers for warm apple cider and Christmas carols,” admits Tutolo, “and ever since we’ve been together, we decorate for the holidays.” Their emphasis is on the natural and organic, often gathering hydrangeas and pine branches from their two acres. While they reserve a dining room wall for the biggest statement—a giant wreath they fashion themselves—a table in the entry carries a tabletop tree; and even when it’s not holiday time, some kind of greenery always adorns the surface. It’s there, too, they place their wrapped gifts to each other, color coordinated with black paper and bronze ribbons. A small tree also adorns their master bedroom, an area that was once a rudimentary attic space. “With the tree lights on at night, it creates a beautiful glow from the bed,” says Krauk. And while they like to put out finishing touches, such as Tutolo’s boyhood stuffed Santa, they ultimately have to hide it from Gus, their adorable Maltese-Poodle who, they admit, gets suspicious of anything that’s the same size as him. december 2020 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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Entertaining Spaces The dining room is furnished with an antique table and RH chairs; the evergreen and hydrangea wreath was handmade by David Krauk. See Resources.

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Warm & Cozy (clockwise across spread from left) The kitchen sink is the first stop when preparing many of the holiday decorations, which include hydrangeas picked from the couple’s garden. A guest room features a pair of Design Within Reach twin beds, dressed with Matteo duvets and shams; the boxer photograph is by Thom Jackson. A window bench is fitted with a cushion from Plain Goods upholstered in a Rose Tarlow fabric. The master bedroom is decorated for the holidays with its own Christmas tree and a pinecone wreath; the sheepskin rug is from L.L. Bean; and alabaster lamps through Aero Studios flank the bed. See Resources.

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When they purchased the house, it had been abandoned for years. But upon entering, they could see that its “bones” were intact, though the interior detailing had been updated in ways they decided to change. “We wanted to restore the house, inside and out, to look like it’s of its period,” says Tutolo. They replaced doors, hardware, fixtures and, notably, enclosed a screened-in porch to make it into a dining room. They removed its brick floor, replacing it with hardwood flooring, as a way to warm up the room, aesthetically and actually. The Benjamin Moore Tricorn Black they chose for its walls and shelving sets off their collection of family heirloom pewter ware, while also linking the room to others in the house. While they wanted a neutral palette to prevail throughout, the couple cites a pair of black vintage Knoll leather sofas as the “jumping off point” for all of the home’s purchases. Stairway treads and handrails were painted black, while certain lampshades and other armchairs are also in that hue. “Black is a thread of continuity that carries throughout the house,” says Krauk, with Tutolo adding, “We wanted something in each room to pick up something from a prior room. We wanted the rooms to feel not disconnected.” Upon entering the house every time, Tutolo is aware of “arriving with shoulders tensed, but that drop the moment we get out of the car.” The experience is similar for Krauk, who claims that “when we come in the door, there’s a big mutual exhale.” Maybe also from Gus. ✹


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Chill Spot This home (this photo) in the Berkshires was designed by Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/ APD. In the mudroom (opposite page), an orange, powder-coated chairlift from Ski Lift Designs is the prefect place for removing snowy boots. The wallpaper is by Sarah Von Dreele. See Resources.

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ESPITE THE UNDERCURRENT OF sophistication immediately evident in this Berkshires getaway—from the clean design of the switchback staircase to the sleek stone waterfall treatment on the kitchen island—it’s the playful moments like the bright orange ski lift chair suspended from the mudroom ceiling and a triple-decker bunk bed resembling a jungle gym that tend to stay with you. The indoor basketball court with its pitched wallpapered ceiling just might sway your judgment as well. “We live in a small apartment in New York City, and we wanted a place where the kids could play sports, and friends and family could visit and not worry about putting their feet up or needing a coaster,” explains the wife, admitting she and her husband also considered building in the Hamptons but the enthusiasm of their offspring for skiing over surfing tipped the scales. An alum of nearby Williams College, the husband also had close ties with the area, and the property’s enviable views of Mount Greylock where the couple got engaged 16 years prior might have played a small role in the decision as well. By the time they met with designer Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/APD, their priorities were clear: Comfort was key, rooms with views were essential, and adequate play space for three children, even when the temps dipped below freezing, was a must. The latter would ultimately spawn a separate structure to house the aforementioned basketball court along with a golf simulator, billiards room and fitness center.

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Kitchenwise Design (this page and opposite page, bottom) A steel slatted screen provides some separation between the kitchen and the entry, where the custom rug with leather banding is from Studio Four NYC. Inside the culinary center, Verellen counter stools belly up to a white quartzite island; the range is Sub-Zero; and the custom cabinets are fashioned from the same white oak seen throughout the home. See Resources. But Those Views (opposite page) Living room windows frame the mountain views. Verellen club chairs touting natural sheepskin are cozy all year round. The Tripod nesting tables are through Fair Design. See Resources.

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Balancing Act In the living room, a ceramic 24-antler chandelier from Roll & Hill is a whimsical counterpoint for the clean lines of the Montauk Sofa sectional cloaked in Holly Hunt fabric. The ottomans are covered in Romo fabric; and the area rug is from Marc Phillips. See Resources.

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Laidback Living Doors open fully in the sunroom (above) where seating includes a Rene Cazares sofa in a Sunbrella fabric. Wool pillows are from Alt for Living, the leather ottomans are from Shoppe Amber Interiors, and the coffee table is from the homeowners’ collection. In the field house (right), the basketball court ceiling is finished in a design from Calico Wallpaper, and the pendant lights are by Luminis. See Resources.

A clearing in the midst of the heavily wooded 35-acre property was the obvious locale for the residence. Kotchen envisioned four boxes—a primary living/dining/kitchen space, main floor master bedroom pavilion, tri-level field house, and the garage—all coming together to create a courtyard on the entry side, with huge glass walls opening to Mount Greylock on the other. With its black slate roof, mixed granite retaining walls, and stained charcoal shiplap siding, the gray tones outlined by snow in the winter months recede into the summer greenery and fall colors. About the design Kotchen says, “The architecture is not trying to be shingle style or ultra-contemporary. It’s meant to be a modern interpretation of a mountain cottage.” A simple palette of white oak and dark steel defines the interiors. “Some surfaces are heavily wire-brushed to create a cross texture, while others have lighter brushing,” explains Kotchen, noting the same cut granite used outside repeats on the living room fireplace. “Everything is a brighter, airier version of the exterior.” But in Kotchen’s hands, simple does not translate to boring, and the overall neutral color scheme is intentionally offset with impactful accents— many of those found by looking up. “I wanted to activate the ceiling planes,” says the designer, pointing to the cathedral version in the living room and master suite, and varying wood treatments used throughout. “The variety of beams and trusses creates a hierarchy and a language so each space has a sense of individuality.” 62

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Stairway To Heaven (left) The home’s simple white oak and dark steel palette continues on the switchback staircase, which connects the main level living spaces with the bunkroom and other bedrooms. See Resources.

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Aerial View Skis mounted on the wall (this page) contribute to the mountain house vibe. The builtin bench (opposite page) on the secondfloor landing provides a perfect spot to relax and take in the view. The cushion fabric is by Silver State Textiles, and the pivot wall sconce is by Brendan Ravenhill. See Resources.

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Bunk House (right) Teramo wallpaper through Thibaut provides the backdrop for a custom tripledecker bunk bed fashioned from white oak. See Resources. Suite Sleep (opposite page, top to bottom) The armchairs and Moroccan rug in the main suite are from RH, and the Lewis Wishbone lamp is from LuLu and Georgia. Tibetan lamb ottomans from Homenature complement the cozy environment. Dome pendants from Allied Maker light up the Robern medicine cabinets in the master bathroom, where marble through Stone Source tops the custom vanity. See Resources.

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“WE USED A LOT OF TEXTURE AND PATTERN TO CREATE A RESORT FEEL” In the living room, the double-height geometry with windows to match also signals a slightly elevated, more formal status, with the light-colored upholstery and prescribed seating arrangement following suit. A white ceramic antler chandelier, however, is a playful reminder of the home’s overall intent. That sense of whimsy continues in the family room where chair swings and a live-edge coffee table are part of a more casual ambience capped off with a lower ceiling. In the master suite, Kotchen took advantage of the headspace with a vertical height headboard before bringing in tactile elements like Tibetan lamb ottomans and a geometric Moroccan area rug. “We used a lot of texture and pattern to create a resort-like feel,” he says, noting that similar to elsewhere in the house, it’s all about the views. “The bedroom is like the bow of the ship— from there, they can look out and see the mountains and the entire site.” ✹ 67


Dining Par Excellence (this spread) Pastoral wallpaper murals by Susan Harter line the walls of the dining room. The homeowner purchased the chairs through 1stdibs. For the holidays, Laura Michaels decorated the table with greenery and Simon Pearce hurricanes. See Resources.

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STORYBOOK ENDING An elegant country-style chateau gets a sophisticated update by interior designer Laura Michaels BY CATRIONA BRANCA | PHOTOGRAPHS BY COLEY STEVENS

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WHEN A COUPLE SEARCHING for a home in Connecticut set eyes on a house designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Moisan, it was love at first sight. “The very first time we drove by the home, we fell in love with it—a beautiful stone French residence directly out of a storybook!” notes the husband. “The majestic cobblestone courtyard was something we had never seen. It is truly a country-style chateau. The parklike grounds, pool, spa and gardens gave us the ideal retreat and full-time living space we were looking for.” For interior designer Laura Michaels, who was initially brought in for a small job, the project quickly took on a life of its own. “I was introduced to this client through a stager, who first thought I would handle the window treatments and a little of this and that. However, it blossomed into working on every room in the house,” notes Michaels. “I finished the design of all 70

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rooms—including accessories and artwork—that had been started by the homeowner. I worked with what she had and enhanced it.” Strengthening the design of an already elegant entry foyer was a natural first step. “When I first walked in, I felt that there needed to be a wall mural or texture, something subtle,” says Michaels. “I designed the pattern—an abstract tree of life effect—and worked with Deux Femmes Decorative Arts out of Westport over six months to get it right. They were incredibly patient and really visionary to be able to create exactly what I wanted.” That palette of blue and white threads through the interiors. “The home had a beautiful blue paint in many rooms,” explains the designer. “I tried


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opposite page) The holiday planters that flank the chateau’s front door were created by Nielsen’s Florist. The entry walls sport a wall mural designed by Michaels and executed by Deux Femmes Decorative Arts. In the living room, Michaels adorned the mantel with evergreen boughs, a wreath and topiaries. Visual Comfort sconces and fireplace andirons through Westchester Fireplace deliver a contemporary note to the more traditional space. Lucite curtain rods hold draperies crafted from a Romo fabric with a Holland & Sherry embroidered tape along the edge. See Resources.


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Accent Pieces The stone bust in the music room (this image) is through Laura Michaels Design. The designer filled a dining room china cabinet (top right) with vintage white stoneware. See Resources.

to work with the existing palette and added metallic wallcoverings from Phillip Jeffries to the master suite.” Those hues are complemented by the homeowners’ annual holiday decorations. “The Christmas tree decorations and holiday decor are mainly from Nielsen’s Florist in Darien,” says the wife. “I bought them when we moved into the house for our first Christmas here.” Adds the husband, “We chose the blue palette for the tree ornaments to accent the white marble in the entry, as well as provide a more traditional but eclectic view as you enter the home.” In the dining room, pastoral wallpaper murals by Susan Harter create a “French traditional dining experience and a warm and relaxing atmosphere,” according to the homeowners. These are complemented by window treatments in a Rosemary Hallgarten ombre fabric. “And I filled a built-in china cabinet with vintage white stoneware—pitchers and tureens,” notes Michaels. Festive holiday place settings came from the homeowners’ own collection. “I added hurricanes from Simon Pearce and a lot of greenery, not only to make the table even more inviting, but also to bring the texture and scent of pine, which always makes me think of Christmas,” says the designer. The living room exemplifies the home’s aesthetic of a perfect marriage of old and new. “The traditional bones of the home pair beautifully with the more transitional furnishings,” says Michaels. “It borders on European transitional.” In the family room, which has a more casual vibe, an inviting Serena & Lily sectional is accented by cozy Rosemary Hallgarten throw pillows, fur throws and a collection of sculptural Guaxs glass vases. december december 2020 2019 cottagesgardens.com ctc&g

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Kitchen Cachet (opposite top) Michaels hung holiday wreaths on the windows in the kitchen and adjacent eating area. She tailor-made the table, which has a hammered brass base and a wood top. The chairs sport a Thibaut performance fabric. Savoir Faire (this page and opposite bottom) In the family room, a Serena & Lily sectional is complemented by a collection of Guaxs sculptural vases. The bookcase accessories are through Laura Michaels Design. See Resources.

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Changes to the master suite included removing a massive wall unit in the sitting area in order to create a more inviting space. On the wall opposite the fireplace, Michaels installed custom artwork by Carla Goldberg that pulls in colors from the room. “Carla does these incredible Lucite pieces with colored glass beads,” notes Michaels. A subtle geometric/cubist pattern on the chairs and ottoman is echoed in the vintage glass sconces that flank the fireplace. “Laura did an amazing job with our sitting room off the master,” says the wife. “I love everything about the space.” This project had a storybook ending for homeowner and designer alike. “This experience shows that designers shouldn’t turn down a little job, because you never know where it might go,” says Michaels. “And I got to meet another great client along the way.” ✹

Crème De La Crème (opposite page) The master bedroom sitting room features Vanguard barrel-back chairs in a Cowtan & Tout chenille with Samuel & Sons embroidered tape. Custom artwork by Carla Goldberg is through Blink Art. The wallcovering is through Kravet. Chic Suite (this page top to bottom) Visual Comfort lamps atop CEH lacquer nightstands flank the bed in the master bedroom. Bedding is from Home Boutique of Greenwich. The mirror above the dresser is from Made Goods; the perfume bottles are from Arteriors. See Resources.

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A neutral palette, layered textiles and candlelight create a feeling of coziness

CHRISTMAS AT HOME TEXT, PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING BY MARIE MASUREEL

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ECLUTTERING MAY sound contradictory for the end-of-year period, with often ornate Christmas decorations and festively decorated tables. I therefore opt for a natural holiday, one that is never over the top. I don’t like kitschy Christmases, but I do like them to be cozy and warm. So I don’t exaggerate with my decorations, and above all make sure that the extra decorations I put up for Christmas also fit in with the rest of the decor. Many people place just a tree, but I like to put Christmas touches everywhere in the house. This way the decoration really blends into the interior, rather than having a single—sometimes far too loud—eye-catcher. It doesn’t always have to be a large Christmas tree; a few branches can already be enough to convey the holiday feeling. I also alternate the decorations in the tree. Sometimes I just hang lights in the tree, and I put the balls in a bowl or as decoration on the party table. If an ornament

WOOD Christmas decorations are preferably not too figurative for me; no screaming Santas or jolly red-nosed reindeer. I like graphic shapes such as wreaths, pine tree outlines or the play of stars.

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smashes to the floor, I keep the shards for the Christmas party and sprinkle them on the tablecloth as glitter. In this time of excess, slow living means that the house should not be dripping with kitsch. You can make decorations yourself with natural materials. For example, I love the combination of clay, branches, and linen. The element of fire also comes in handy outside: fire baskets, a winter barbecue, candles, fireworks…creating a fairy-tale atmosphere at nightfall. ✹ Marie Masureel is a renowned interior stylist and photographer with a passion for transforming interior spaces utilizing repurposed elements and found objects from nature, season by season. Using “nature as a mood board,” Living With Nature is the perfect tool for creating a sanctuary at home in any season. rizzoliusa.com.

FIRE A few small candles in a windlight, filled with some snow and mistletoe—quickly made and always atmosphere creating.

NATURE Winter decoration doesn’t have to be expensive or chic. A few flower pots, yogurt pots or a large glass jar are sufficient.

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Resources & More… PROJECT OF NOTE

Pages 36–37: Interior design, Sam Allen, Sam Allen Interiors, samalleninteriors.com. Holiday decorations, Millie Rae’s, millieraesstore.blogspot.com. Magnolia wreath and garland, Terrain, shopterrain. com. Magnolia branches, Diane James Home, dianejameshome.com.

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MASTERING CHIAROSCURO

Pages 46–55: Sitting room: Armchair, Ralph Lauren. Rug, Pottery Barn. Bells, Roost. Stockings, Filson. Stool, MoMA Design Store. Side table, RH. Antler lamp, Etsy. Garden shears, Pergola. Linen towel, Plain Goods. Exterior: Paint, Benjamin Moore. Planters, Design Within Reach. Trees in planters and wreaths, Dietrich Gardens. Dining room: Table, 1stdibs. Chairs, RH. Glass vase, Roman and Williams Guild. Blanket, Pendleton. Ceiling light fixtures, Circa Lighting. Dried poppy pods, Pergola. Tree table: Ornaments, Terrain and Roost. Stoneware vase, The Hidden Acorn. Photograph, Donna Demari. Living room: Sofas and coffee table, 1stdibs. Rug, RH. Vase, Gilles Caffier. Antlers, The Evolution Store. Window tassel, Alexandra Kohl. Photographs, Maxine Helfman. Guest bedroom: Beds, Design Within Reach. Pillows, Etsy. Bed linens, Matteo. Coffee table, 1stdibs. Table lamp, Circa Lighting. Photograph, Thom Jackson. Window bench cushion, Plain Goods. Cushion fabric, Rose Tarlow. Rug, Ralph Lauren. Master bedroom: Bedside tables, RH. Bed linens, Matteo. Sheepskin rug, L.L. Bean. Lamps, Aero Studios. Pinecone wreath, Dietrich Gardens. Candle sconce, Match. THE PERFECT GETAWAY

Pages 56–67: Architecture and interior design, Workshop\APD, workshopapd. com. Landscape design, Miroslava Ahern Landscape Design Studio, ahernllc.com. Mudroom: Chairlift, Ski Lift Designs. Wallpaper, Sarah Von Dreele. Living room: Sectional sofa, Montauk Sofa. Sofa fabric, Holly Hunt. Antler chandelier, Roll & Hill. Fabric on ottomans, Romo. Club chairs, Verellen. Area rug, Marc Phillips. Tripod coffee tables, Fair. Side table, Atelier de Troupe. Table lamp, Regina Andrew. Kitchen: Counter stools, Verellen. Island and countertops, Quartzite. Island wood bar, Berkshire Products. Appliances, Sub-Zero. Faucet, Dornbracht. Sink, Blanco. Lighting, Tech Lighting. Front entry: Rug, Studio Four NYC. Sunroom:

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Pages 68–77: Interior design, Laura Michaels, Laura Michaels Design, lauramichaelsdesign.com. Dining room: Wallpaper, Susan Harter Muralpapers. Drapery fabric, Rosemary Hallgarten. Chairs, 1stdibs. Hurricanes, Simon Pearce. Exterior: Planters, Nielsen’s Florist. Entry: Mural, Deux Femmes Decorative Art. Living room: Sconces and chandelier, Visual Comfort. Drapery fabric, Romo. Tape for draperies, Holland & Sherry. Fireplace andirons, Westchester Fireplace. Music room: Stone bust, Laura Michaels Design. Kitchen: Table, Laura Michaels Design. Chair fabric, Thibaut. Family room: Sectional, Serena & Lily. Pillow fabric and ombré throws, Rosemary Hallgarten. Fur throw, Laura Michaels Design. Vases, Guaxs. Master bedroom sitting room. Chairs, Vanguard Furniture. Chair fabric, Cowtan & Tout. Chair trim, Samuel & Sons. Artwork, Carla Goldberg. Chandelier, Made Goods. Master bedroom: Wallpaper, Kravet. Dresser

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and nightstands, CEH. Lamps, Visual Comfort. Mirror, Made Goods. Bedding, Home Boutique of Greenwich. Perfume bottles, Arteriors.

SOURCE LIST 1stdibs, 1stdibs.com Aero Studios, aerostudios.com Alexandra Kohl, alexandrakohl.com Allied Maker, alliedmaker.com Allied Stone, alliedstoneinc.com Alt for Living, altforliving.com Arteriors, arteriorshome.com Atelier de Troupe, atelierdetroupe.com Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com Berkshire Products, berkshireproducts.com Blanco, blanco.com Blink Art, blink.adcfineart.com Bonesimple Design, bonesimple.com Brendan Ravenhill, brendanravenhill.com Brizo, brizo.com Calico Wallpaper, calicowallpaper.com Carla Goldberg (see Blink Art) CEH (see Laura Michaels Design) Circa Lighting, circalighting.com Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com Design Within Reach, dwr.com Deux Femmes Decorative Art, dfemmes.com Dietrich Gardens, thegardenct.com Donna Demari, donnademari.com Dornbracht, dornbracht.com Etsy, etsy.com Fair, fair-design.com Filson, filson.com Gilles Caffier, gillescaffier.com Guaxs (see Laura Michaels Design) Holland & Sherry, hollandandsherry.com Holly Hunt, hollyhunt.com

Home Boutique of Greenwich, homeboutique.com Homenature, homenature.com Kravet, kravet.com L.L. Bean, llbean.com Laura Michaels Design, lauramichaelsdesign.com Lulu & Georgia, luluandgeorgia.com Luminis, luminis.com Made Goods, madegoods.com Marc Phillips, marcphillipsrugs.com Match, match1995.com Matteo, matteola.com Maxine Helfman, maxinehelfman.com McGee & Co., mcgeeandco.com MoMA Design Store, store.moma.org Montauk Sofa, montauksofa.com Nielsen’s Florist, nielsensflorist.net Pendleton, pendleton-usa.com Pergola, pergolahome.com Plain Goods, plain-goods.com Pottery Barn, potterybarn.com Quartzite (see Allied Stone) Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com Regina Andrew, reginaandrew.com Rene Cazares, renecazares.com RH, rh.com Robern, robern.com Roll & Hill, rollandhill.com Roman and Williams Guild, rwguild.com Romo, romo.com Roost, roostco.com Rose Tarlow, rosetarlow.com Rosemary Hallgarten, rosemaryhallgarten.com Samuel & Sons, samuelandsons.com Sarah Von Dreele, sarahvondreele.com Savel Inc., savelinc.com Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com Shoppe Amber Interiors, shoppeamberinteriordesign.com Silver State Textiles, silverstatetextiles.com Simon Pearce, simonpearce.com Ski Lift Designs, skiliftdesigns.com Stonesource, stonesource.com Studio Four NYC, studiofournyc.com Sub-Zero, subzero-wolf.com Susan Harter Muralpapers, susanharter.com Tech Lighting (see Ylighting) Terrain, shopterrain.com The Citizenry, the-citizenry.com The Evolution Store, theevolutionstore.com The Hidden Acorn, hiddenacorn.com Thibaut, thibautdesign.com Thom Jackson, thomjacksonphoto.com Vanguard Furniture, vanguardfurniture.com Verellen, verellen.biz Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com Westchester Fireplace, westchesterfireplace.com Ylighting, ylighting.com

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CELEBRATING GEORGE ROSS

Collected Memories

This little cabinet was one collected years ago and found on a shelf in the basement. The scale was perfect for the precious items we wanted to display. The assortment ranged from oyster shells, to pine branches, to stones discovered on the side of the road—beautiful in form and texture. We pulled from our archive of special ornaments and added the dried pomegranate. I was the consummate collector and George was the magician behind the lens. —Cathryn Schwing. cathrynschwing.com, georgerossphotographs.net.

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