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An Exercise in Imagination of that particular fern-patterned chintz (carefully washed and applied reverse side out) under our legs on the sofa? We may be perfectly happy with our own houses or apartments, and still enjoy trying out, however briefly, that vicarious taste of a subtly or wildly different existence. Would I have had the courage and trust to let a designer line the entire family room in a lilac-colored silk? With lime velvet settees and a few magenta pillows and onyx lamps thrown in? Maybe not, in real life, yet it’s wonderful to spend a few moments envisioning what a quiet evening in that room could be like.

And the more of those imagined experiences I have, the more I discover that the limits of my taste extend well beyond what I had thought. Many more potential living situations seem not only thinkable, but enticing. And when I find myself in a client’s role, on the receiving end of an architect’s or designer’s advice, I will be that much more open to ideas that might at first sound beyond the pale. After all, being able to conceive the circumstances of a life is the first step toward living it. And I’m spending a lot of time practicing my ability to do that. —Kyle Hoepner

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Featured Homes 68 Sleeping Beauty A savvy designer awakens the inherent beauty in her old Colonial Revival house. Interior design and architecture: Katherine Hodge, Sage Design / Photography: Michael Partenio / Text: Regina Cole / Produced by Stacy Kunstel

78 Four-Part Harmony A Wilton home surrounds its delighted owners in style and comfort with a decidedly personal touch. Interior design: Roch & Chase Interiors / Architecture: Beinfield Architecture / Landscape design: Wesley Stout Associates / Photography: Tria Giovan / Text: Megan Fulweiler / Produced by Stacy Kunstel

90 Layered for Living An interior designer outfits her own Stamford apartment in a mix of black and white, classic and modern. Interior design: Tiffany Eastman Interiors /

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Departments 12 From the Editor 24 Artistry: Paradise Postponed His own art took a back seat while he attended to a teaching career and family. These days, Rex Prescott Walden is back on track, following the muse he detoured from so long ago. By Kris Wilton 30 Outside Interest: Natural Evolution Season by season, a Litchfield County home’s gardens grow ever more colorful and dramatic. By Megan Fulweiler 38 In Our Backyard: Weaving a Success Story In less than two years, Lance Wovens has gone from a prototype pillow to a range of fine woven-leather goods that are fast becoming must-have home accessories. By Allegra Muzzillo ///////

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108 Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. 114 Trade Notes New and noteworthy happenings in the Connecticut design business. 118 Perspectives Connecticut designers choose their favorite things for the home in the color for spring—Monaco Blue. Edited by Erin Marvin 128 New in the Showrooms Unique, beautiful and now appearing in Connecticut shops and showrooms. By Erin Marvin 132 Resources A guide to the professionals and products featured in this issue.

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Paradise Postponed His own art took a back seat while he attended to a teaching career and family. These days, Rex Prescott Walden is back on track, following the muse he detoured from so long ago. ///////////

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ex Prescott Walden is the first to admit that he lives an enviable life. He awakes each morning in a house overlooking Long Island Sound. “I get up and figure out what I can do in the studio or what I can do outside to make the place even better,” he says. There’s plenty to keep him busy on the Guilford property his grandfather once owned, but he’s just as likely to spend the day in his light-filled second-floor studio, looking up from his painting now and then to take in the view westward across the vast blue of the Sound toward the Thimble Islands. “It’s a real charmed life,” Walden says. “But I’m

not taking it for granted.” For one thing, it was a long time coming, a dream deferred for decades while family and career took precedence. “I remember in elementary school I was told by the math teacher to write ‘I will not draw in math class’ a hundred times,” Walden says. “I just couldn’t stop myself.” No matter how he loved it, though, art didn’t seem the practical path for a man who wanted to be able to support a family. Instead Walden became an art teacher at Valley Regional High School in Deep River. Over the years, he earned two masters degrees and rose to the position of chairman of the school’s fine arts department. Teaching left little energy for his own creative work. “I was pretty blown out at the end of the day,” he says. “Plus, I had kids. And kids have to go to soccer.” In 2002, after thirty-one years of

teaching and with the children grown, Walden retired from his first career and plunged right into his second as an artist. A decade later, his work has been shown at galleries across the state and hangs in the collections of the Florence Griswold Museum, New Haven Paint and Clay and the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale–New Haven Hospital. Shortly before he retired, Walden found a stash of old nautical charts the science department had discarded. “I thought, ‘Wow, these things are really handsome,’ ” he recalls. “I was taken by their graphic mystery—no routes, no roads—the viewer commanded the journey.” The charts have become a constant in his abstract, collage-inspired pieces. “They begin the journey people can take when Above left: Convergence (2008), acrylic/collage with found objects, 10″H × 10″W. Above right: Anchor Reef (2012), acrylic/collage with found objects, 48″H × 36″W.

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Artistry Left: Perches (2012), acrylic/collage with found objects, 48″H × 36″W. Below Left: Katama (2006), acrylic/collage with found objects, 10″H × 10″W. Below Right: Maxwell Marsh (2009), acrylic/collage with found objects, 10″H × 10″W. Opposite page, top: Capri (2011), acrylic/collage with found objects, 20½″H × 20½″W. Opposite page, bottom: A Perfectly Good Oar (2002), acrylic/collage with found objects, 82″H × 22″W × 16″D.

they look at my work,” he says. Narrative and journey are integral to the collages, which combine painterly sections with more structural elements such as measuring devices and other found objects. “I’ll use things like rulers to mark the viewer’s steps through this journey they’re taking,” he explains. As for other objects—pencils, old postage stamps, buttons—he says, “They establish some kind of a conversation that the audience has with the piece. People make a very personal connection: they see that object in a way they knew at a certain time in their life and add that to this little journey that’s taking place.” Walden thinks of many of his abstract pieces as seascapes, though not of the storm-tossed variety. “They’re more about serenity and calm and a sense of order,” he says. This peaceful representation of the sea also prevails in the work of one of his heroes, Richard Diebenkorn. “I just fell in love with him the second I saw the ‘Ocean Park’ series,” says Walden. Attending a 1997 show of Diebenkorn’s work at the Whitney, “was like going to church for me,” he adds. He counts Robert Rauschenberg’s use of found objects and Mark Rothko’s distinctive approach to

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color as other inspirations, as well as the postal imagery in author Nick Bantock’s epistolary Griffin and Sabine series. “I got into doing a lot of postal pieces because I thought that was part of the journey, too: the mystery of sending you from one place to another,” Walden says. Walden, of course, has been on quite an unpredictable journey himself. To cap off his last year as a teacher, he gave the graduation speech at school. The next day, he says, “I barely remembered teaching. I went right into my work.” • EDITOR’S NOTE Rex Prescott Walden is represented

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garden evolves, its coherence strengthens. “You could remove all the color and still have the great form—the bones,” says Visnapuu with pride. “I think the owners have something very special. From the start we’ve been a team and every year it’s a journey.”

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Clockwise from top: Myriad flowering shrubs conjure a romantic ambience and complement the Victorian home. Classic New England flowers like coreopsis light up the perennial border. The enormous rocks that dot the property are indigenous to the area. “The rocks have a wonderful form that adds to the landscape,” says the owner. 30  New England Home Connecticut  Spring 2013

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the husband, a highly esteemed architect himself, and Reese Owens, a principal of Greenwich-based Halper Owens Architects. The seven surrounding acres, however, have been an ongoing labor of love. When Visnapuu arrived, much of the hardscape had already been installed, including a serpentine stone wall by Churchill Builders of Woodbury (also the general contractor for the renovations) that separates the front and back yards. The old tennis court had been restored and the husband had swapped out the original pool for a stunning one—along with a pergola—of his own design. Some fruit trees and flowers had been planted here and there, too. “The owners called on me to enhance and add to what they had begun,” Visnapuu explains. Their early meetings, however, generated mutual

excitement, leading to a new conception for a memorable garden that would harmonize with the architecture. Visnapuu launched the plan with a generous perennial bed that creates a river of color and texture that flows along the stone wall. All the classic New England favorites abound, including achillea, heliopsis, iris, lupines, peonies and poppies.

To amend and develop the stonework as she went Visnapuu initially looked to Omeri Masonry, a Woodbury company. As the design progressed she turned to her own in-house masons for walls and steps that are as romantic as they are utilitarian. “A garden shouldn’t reveal its secrets all at once,” says Visnapuu. “Discoveries

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Left: Designer Sandra Visnapuu mowed a path through the apple trees to create a marvelous fairytale-like scene. The path leads to the picking garden and up the steps to the orangery located at the back of the house. Above: The islands surrounding the trees are home to hundreds of bulbs that burst into color for weeks on end every spring.

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nne Arnold and Stefano Bruni may not have set out to build a business together, but a mutual affection for woven leather transformed their fledgling relationship into a full-blown labor of love. Bruni and Arnold, he a Modena-born Italian, she from Connecticut by way of Virginia, met in 2009 when friends introduced them. Like many other couples, they soon acquired a puppy—a happy-go-lucky springer spaniel they call Lance—whose love and affection would eventually earn him their company’s namesake. “Anne and I simply wanted to

Weaving a Success Story In less than two years, Lance Wovens has gone from a prototype pillow to a range of fine woven-leather goods that are fast becoming must-have home accessories. ///////////

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name the company Lance,” says Bruni. “But we figured our title should represent what we do. We weave,” he adds, “and Lance is our inspiration.” One might expect that Bruni, who is no stranger to the fashion world, would have started—and stopped—in creating the Norwalk-based company’s signature woven-leather tote bags. He spent three years in the mid-’80s as a U.S. rep for Benetton, and in 1987, went on to tanning and selling high-end leather to fashion houses like Chanel, Coach, Gucci and Prada. In early 2011, as Bruni was looking to expand his existing leather-supply enterprise, his friend Peter Sallick (who runs

the Danbury-based fixtures giant, Waterworks), suggested he consider moving into the home goods category. “Stefano never contemplated making a finished product with the leather he sold,” says Arnold. But one day, Arnold, who has a passion for home design, was inspired by an old swatch of woven leather Bruni had lying around. “I started imagining things I’d like to do with it,” she says. “I had the idea that we could make beautiful woven-leather pillows.” The couple started with prototype pillows for their own home. “Finally Stefano Above: Pillows in a range of colorways, including,

from left, British Invasion Luggage, Hudson Concord, Luggage, Runway Concord and Watercolor Concord. Left: An array of woven calfskin, ready to be turned into Lance Wovens products.

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said, ‘We have to stop all this creating and actually show these to someone,’ ” recalls Arnold. So in mid-2011, the couple took five versions to Bergdorf Goodman. Its buyer placed an order for their Drake pillow in a color they dubbed Luggage— woven nappa leather in a purple-brownand-rust plaid—on the spot. That August, the couple signed on for the New York International Gift Fair. “That one show helped us to gain exposure and develop a loyal following,” says Arnold, counting retailers such as Space 519 in Chicago, Cavalier in San Francisco and Miami’s ThreadCount among Lance Wovens’

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first—and current—clients. From pillows, the pair quickly expanded their offerings to include totes of various kinds and upholstered furniture. All Lance Wovens products are designed using calfskin, most often using a tanning process that results in the soft, supple material called nappa leather. The duo sketches new patterns on paper and determines3:39 colorsPM “instinctually,” Arnold 3/12/13 Page 1 says, by placing dyed swatches alongside one another. They start with natural

leather for the soft, durable and ultraversatile panels covering everything from their iPad cases to their supple pillows and upholstered benches. Hides are sent to Southeast Asia, where they’re cut into strips of varying lengths and widths. Some are dyed together in a vat, while others are hung individually Left: A placemat in Denim Weave Bark. Above: A

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and hand-stained before being woven. For some products, the weaving takes place first, then the pieces are hand-dyed using sponges or rags. Designs are inspired by the familiar. “We start with recognizable, iconic patterns like plaids and stripes,” says Bruni, “and interpret them in woven leather.” Pop art, everyday objects and the couple’s clothing (a treasured cashmere scarf, Bruni’s favorite flannel shirt and even 1 Half Horizontal template:Layout an old pair of Arnold’s blue jeans) are cheekily riffed on to create their impos-

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sibly chic synthesis of unique colorways and practicality. The woven leather totes? “An unexpected, playful alternative to a canvas boat tote,” says Arnold. And that Drake pillow? It’s loosely based on Stefano’s beloved scarf by Drake’s London. In just a year and a half, Lance Wovens has rolled out scores of products in eight different lines—from blankets to rugs to headboards. Now Arnold and Bruni are looking into working 9/19/12 2:27 PM with Pagenon-leather 1 materials such as jute, cotton and straw. Cashmere will be front-and-center for

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For more than forty-three years of continuous operation, Aqua Pool & Patio, Inc., has been enhancing finer homes throughout southern New England with its unique, custom designed, in-ground Gunite swimming pools. Using our outdoor living room design concept, the staff at Aqua Pool can create special designs for customers’ homes, which accurately reflect their individual lifestyles. Aqua Pool provides a handcrafted addition to the home produced by trained and experienced artisans and craftsmen. While traditional methods and values are important in Aqua’s family-owned business, the company also embraces the advantages of modern technology. Aqua encourages the incorporation of in-floor automatic pool cleaning systems to reduce owner maintenance time to a minimum. It also recommends electronic controls for pool functions and waterfeature controls. The ability for customers to control their

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complete pool environments from inside their hot spas is convenient. The ability to exercise this control from in the home or even from the car is amazing. From stone-covered natural pools tucked away in the woods to classical designs adjacent to the home, Aqua’s designers can fulfill all your wishes. Aqua Pool also can provide Gunite pool renovations. From a simple coping or tile replacement to a complete pool refurbishing, Aqua can give pools a refreshing new look. With the addition of new, upgraded mechanical equipment, Aqua can create the feeling of a brand-new pool. For pool owners with very busy schedules, Aqua also offers pool service, maintenance and repairs. It can provide annual services, including spring openings, weekly cleanings and service and fall closings. In addition, the company offers vacation pool sitting or repairs as needed.


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AUSTIN GANIM LANDSCAPE DESIGN, LLC

Austin Ganim Landscape Design offers a full range of design, installation and maintenance services for properties of all sizes and styles. Whether renovating an existing landscape or starting from scratch, the AGLD team assists clients through the entire process. Influenced by their backgrounds in horticulture, garden design, historic preservation and landscape architecture, as well as hands-on experience in landscape installation and maintenance services, our designs create a seamless transition between the home and garden. The AGLD design/build team can guide your project from start to finish; our staff will meet with you at your property to discuss the scope of work. After the initial consultation, we will determine the appropriate type of services. Our landscape designers or licensed landscape architect will develop a landscape plan custom-tailored to your needs and site conditions, review the material selection with you, and provide an

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estimate. In addition, we will work with you or your project team to coordinate the installation and source specialty materials. We can assist with project phasing and value engineering to help you achieve your desired results. Once the scope of work has been finalized, our skilled crews will install your landscape and hardscape in a timely manner, with the utmost of professionalism. For your landscape to fulfill the design vision, proper maintenance should commence within the first season. Trained professionals who understand not only the appropriate pruning techniques for the specific plant material at your home, but also the desired style are essential. AGLD offers a variety of lawn and landscape maintenance services to keep your property looking its best. Our goal is to create timeless landscapes that our clients are pleased with not only at completion, but for years to come.


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Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC Austin Ganim & Eva Chiamulera, ASLA, PLA 320 Kings Highway Cutoff Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 333-2003 www.AustinGanimLandscapeDesign.com Special Marketing Section 49


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BROWN JORDAN OUTDOOR KITCHENS

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens completes your outdoor living with a wide range of cooking and entertaining possibilities that rival interior kitchens. Years ago, outdoor cooking areas were called “grilling stations.” Today, we talk about outdoor living rooms and entertaining areas in which the kitchen is one component. The addition of seating and multiple gathering areas for more formal entertaining spaces has led to the introduction of color and style in the outdoor room’s décor. With outdoor kitchen solutions, storage and organization become more important. Additional cabinetry affords storage for everything from plates and utensils to paper goods and condiments. When the hosts plan a day with family and friends, they don’t want spend the day running back and forth to the interior kitchen. Prep area is also important. Part of the enjoyment of outdoor entertaining is

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everyone “pitching in to cut this and prepare that.” Specialized cooking appliances come into play to expand outdoor menus. In addition to the grill, even casual cooks want pizza ovens, power burners and ceramic smoker/grills, as well as entertaining and support appliances like bartender centers, ice makers and refrigerators. Lifestyle products such as pergolas, patio heating and insect control systems actually add value to the overall investment as they extend the season and provide a comfortable environment into the night. With Brown Jordan a homeowner can coordinate their outdoor furnishings with a complete kitchen solution. The kitchen still remains the center for casual entertaining …only today the kitchen has moved outside.


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Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens One Grand Street Wallingford, CT 06492 (855) 839-5063 www.brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com BROWN JORDAN is a trademark of Brown Jordan International, Inc. and is used under license to CT Acquisitions, LLC.

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E A RT H S C A P E S Landscape Management & Development, Inc.

For more than seventeen years, Earthscapes has created timeless designs that blend seamlessly with the existing architecture of the home and its surrounding environment. The company accomplishes this by using a dedicated team of creative designers, knowledgeable horticulturists and tireless craftsmen who bring a repertoire of skilled perspectives to make each and every project a unique blend of talent meeting each client’s individual needs. Earthscapes’ goal is to form a valuable and long-lasting relationship with its clients, educating them in the process of hardscape and plant material selection, construction techniques and the delicate ecological balance of a landscape design that harmonizes with their home and family. Our staff researches the best materials and resources for designs, down to the smallest detail, such as choosing the right color cover for a fire-pit or the perfectly scented lilac

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to place near a favorite chair. Earthscapes also offers a full maintenance department to serve all yearly landscaping needs, from the simplest of services, such as lawn mowing and snow plowing, to the more complex all-inclusive services required by many of the finer homes in the area. As caretakers of our clients’ property, Earthscapes helps them identify their property’s specific requirements, makes suggestions and informs them of any issues, so they can make the best decisions for the well-being and keeping of their landscapes. Whether creating a new environment or taking care of an existing landscape, Earthscapes will be there every step of the way to fulfill clients’ visions and maintain their property to its full potential, creating a setting where friends and family will experience the joy and beauty of a functional and timeless outdoor living space.


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Earthscapes Landscape Management & Development, Inc. P.O. Box 1093 New Canaan, CT 06840 (203) 966-2843 www.escapesinc.com Special Marketing Section 53


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ERSKINE-MIDDELEER A S S O C I AT E S L L C

Erskine - Middeleer Associates LLC is an award-winning, fullservice design firm based in Redding, Connecticut, specializing in architecture, landscape architecture, site planning and interiors. Principals Silvia Erskine and Geoffrey Middeleer are committed to a holistic approach to design through the careful integration of architectural and landscape form. Involved with each of their projects from the earliest consultations through the final stages of construction, they create designs that meld the visions of their clients with the historical, regional, and natural contexts of each site. The firm has completed numerous residential projects, including new homes, additions and extensive architectural and landscape renovations. The firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residential landscape work includes a wide range of project types, from shoreline sites to eighteenth-century farm properties. Each project, regardless of size, is approached with the same commitment to site stewardship and

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creative detailing, with special emphasis on quality materials and year-round interest. The natural characteristics of the site and the architecture of the home inform the design of each garden and particular attention is paid to enhancing a sense of place through thoughtful artistic intervention. Plants, stone, water and light are combined to create timeless, elegant spaces. The firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape portfolio also includes municipal and institutional projects. Last year, the firm won an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honor Award for the landscape design of Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve in Westport. Previously, they received an ASLA Merit Award for work at Greens Farms Academy and since 2004 have been involved in the landscape design of Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich. For more information about Erskine - Middeleer Associates LLC, visit their website at www.erskinemiddeleer.com.


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Whether you need a rock wall to enhance your property, a firepit to warm your patio, a built-in barbeque to accentuate your outdoor space, a meandering walkway through your yard and gardens, a stone deck for your swimming pool or decorative landscape pebbles to spruce up your driveway, Gault Stone has one of the largest stone selections in Fairfield County at our brick and stone showrooms. Our expert sales staff will help lead you down the right path, literally. So why should you, like so many other people, choose Gault Stone? Expertise: We have hired the best professionals to help you every step of the way, from the incubation stages of a project through completion. Our staff is known for unparalleled customer service, and because each of our professionals has previous experience in the field, they are well-equipped to answer any questions, or even to act as consultants.

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Heritage: This year mark’s Gault Stone’s 150th anniversary, and we are still solid as a rock, (pun intended)! We have a proven history of being the premier choice for all stone and landscape solutions. Our materials have been used in hundreds of thousands of projects throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties. It’s no wonder our customers keep coming back time and time again. Our heritage has become synonymous with trust, and it’s this trust that has carried us from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first century and beyond. Choice: A Stone for Every Style! With more than 200 different types of products, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. From thinstone to flagstone, bluestone to granite, marble, limestone, to our state of the art fabrication shop, we have it all!


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There’s something about growing vegetables that simplifies life, that literally “grounds” us. Talk to most people about vegetable gardens and they’ll get nostalgic about their parents’ or their grandparents’ garden and wish they could have one of their own. But growing food is not something we’re taught these days; it’s been bumped from life’s curriculum to make room for texting and GPS navigation. That’s where Homefront Farmers comes in. Homefront Farmers designs, builds and maintains organic, raised-bed vegetable gardens throughout Fairfield County. Each carefully crafted garden is designed to be healthy, productive and a beautiful enhancement to the owners’ property. “People want gardens for many reasons,” says John Carlson, founder of Homefront Farmers. “Our clients want to feed their families food that they know is grown in a healthy and sustainable way—food that’s free of chemicals. For other

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clients it’s about lifestyle, teaching their children where food comes from and sharing the experience of watching it grow. And everyone raves about the homegrown taste of fresh organic vegetables picked from their own backyards.” The company has developed an enthusiastic following throughout Fairfield County. And while the look and quality of Homefront Farmers’ gardens is a big attraction, many families who already have gardens also turn to Homefront for help in making them more productive. Through strategies like succession planting and season extension, most gardens in our area can be productive from March through November. Beautifully crafted gardens, healthy, tasty food and benefits to the environment…what’s not to love?


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H U E L S T E R D E S I G N S T U D I O, L L C Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Furniture Design

Huelster Design Studio, LLC offers full-service design expertise encompassing the total residential environment, from architectural and landscape design to custom-designed cabinetry and furniture. For more than two decades our studio has created distinctive new homes and landscapes from Connecticut to California. Understanding the unique qualities of each site is our strength. We create landscapes that enhance the positive aspects while helping to restore the ecological integrity of native environments. Our designs promote a diversity of plant materials that support beneficial insects and wildlife. Landscapes are designed to complement the buildings, delivering seasonal beauty and dramatic vistas. We strive for a harmonious relationship between structures and site as well as the efficient use of space. Traditional methods and materials are integrated with new technologies,

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resulting in dependable, state-of-the-art dwellings. We utilize environmentally responsible materials and methods to design energy-efficient homes and sustainable landscapes. Our talented professionals bring enthusiasm and experience to each project: Principal Kevin Huelster, AIA, landscape architect Katherine Kamen, ASLA, and architect Jane Gitlin, AIA offer a unique and robust set of skills. Drawing upon their extensive knowledge of construction, architectural history, horticulture and joinery, each design project is evaluated and explored to maximize the experiential and aesthetic qualities of the total environment. We view our relationship with our clients as partners in design. The character and style of each project resolves the particular set of desires, challenges and circumstances posed by the client and site. The results are projects that marry our skills and talents with the ideals and spirit of our clients.


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HUELSTER DESIGN STUDIO Huelster Design Studio, LLC 38 Compo Road North Westport, CT 06880 (203) 227-5334 www.huelsterdesign.com Special Marketing Section 61


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If you’re interested in amassing a collection of objects for your home that conveys a strong sense of individuality and energy, you’ve found your creative partner at Marvin Gardens. Owner Amabel Chan constantly searches for home and garden elements that can be used indoors and outdoors— be they antique, vintage, contemporary or traditional. The current range of services offered by Marvin Gardens includes interior and exterior designs, on-site container planting, re-upholstery, custom-made tables, consoles and bookcases, furniture refinishing and contractor service referrals, electrical, plumbing, custom cabinetry, painting, lawn maintenance and stonework. “Our design philosophy encourages risk taking on the homeowner’s part and the willingness to incorporate unusual and unexpected elements,” says Chan. Marvin Gardens’ products include an extremely large

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selection of outdoor iron, cement and stone containers, iron sculpture, architectural elements, wrought-iron garden and driveway gates, antique floorboards and hand-hewn beams. There is also interior furnishing, accessories, lighting, home decor accents and repurposed items. One of Marvin Gardens’ main goals is to determine whether or not the client has furniture/accessories with good form. If so, Chan strives to incorporate these pieces into the design and then move to the design’s “bones.” By the way, Marvin Gardens has moved—but not very far. We're now just 300 feet north of our old location in Wilton, in a larger space at 759 Danbury Road. Stop in to see our latest finds for the home and garden!


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COURTESY OF GEIGERS LANDSCAPE , STONE SUPPLIED BY PARAMOUNT

Paramount Stone has been setting the standard for quality craftsmanship in design, fabrication, and installation of marble, granite and building stone in Connecticut and the tri-state area for twenty years. We do all of our interior and exterior fabrication at our showroom in the heart of the Gold Coast, allowing us to assure the timeliness and quality of all of our products. Though we offer top-of-the-line products, we have custom design solutions for all budgets. No matter how complex or simple the design, our highly trained staff will work with you to complete the project successfully. Our many offerings and capabilities include: • On-site marble and granite fabrication • On-site Indiana limestone and bluestone fabrication • On-site pental quartz, caesarstone and ice stone fabrication • On-site manufacturing of thin stone veneer

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• Design consultation • Free estimates and prompt delivery • Complete line of mason’s tools and supplies • Fully stocked yard • A wide variety of building stone, including bluestone, veneer, wallstone and landscape boulders • On-premise custom fabrication • Tile, thin stone and concrete paving systems We pride ourselves on our motto that clients come first. From the time you walk in the door, we make it our priority to be attentive and to manage your expectations by keeping the lines of communication open. Visit our showroom for an on-site design consultation and let us help guide you to the perfect creation. Visit us at www.paramountstone.com.


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A sav v y d e si g n e r awak e n s th e i n h e r e n t b e a u t y i n h e r o l d C o l o n ia l R e v i va l h o u s e w ith a d o - o v e r that e mphasi z e s its c l a s s i c g o o d l o o k s .

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beauty K a t h e r i n e H o d g e c o n f e s s e s to a penchant for falling for the least lovely house on the street. “Why buy something halfway decent if you can find something really bad and fix it up exactly the way you want?” asks the interior designer. For ten years she has worked largely in renovation design, with layout, cabinetry, kitchens and bathrooms her specialties. She points to her family’s own home in Fairfield to illustrate her weakness. “We were relocating from Washington, D.C., four years ago,” she explains. “The neighborhood appealed right away. Beautiful houses were built in the 1920s with big porches, just four blocks from the beach.” This house, however, was a bit of an orphan. No one had paid it much attention for years, as was obvious by the porches hanging on by splinters and the seriously out-of-date bathrooms. “But I love old houses,” Hodge says. “This Colonial Revival was built with graceful lines and good bones in 1928. And I love being near the beach.” To turn her ugly duckling into a swan, Hodge designed an addition that

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Saturated colors in carpet and upholstery, dark blue silk window treatments, mahogany paneling and an emphasis on warmth and comfort create what designer and homeowner Katherine Hodge calls her “winter room.” Pops of color enliven the small space.

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added approximately 1,500 square feet to the original 3,500-square-foot plan. The new section includes the family room and master suite as well as an enlarged kitchen. Hodge expanded the kitchen by combining the original space with two other small rooms, then adding six feet to the back and connecting the new space to a rear terrace via French doors. “The kitchen is now the biggest room in the house,” she says. While the back of the house was enlarged and given a more contemporary, open look, Hodge kept the original configuration of the front of the house, where living and dining rooms flank a center entry on the first floor and two bedrooms sit on the level above. In the formal dining room, Hodge went with one of her design signatures: soothing, goes-with-anything white. Crisp, pale-painted woodwork, white

Above left: The home is a symmetrically proportioned centerentry Colonial Revival built in 1928. Above right: Twin slipper chairs add a note of color in the living room. Left: The living room’s calm personality speaks with soft brown walls and unfussy window treatments. Right: The designer uses color judiciously, opting for a kitchen with clean lines and a subtle palette.

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“ I ’ m pr e tt y stru ct u r e d , a n d I l ik e traditi o n a l d e si g n w ith c l e a n l i n e s a n d a s u bt l e c o l o r pa l e tt e . I l ik e r e a l ly simp l e a n d l i n e ar archit e ct u ra l d e si g n . ” Spring 2013  New England Home Connecticut 71

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The family room is in the new addition at the rear of the house. Reflective surfaces in the coffee table, side tables and lamps spark a room that’s all about comfort. Soft neutral tones and traditionally designed furniture promote relaxation. RIGHT: Antique bell jar lamps above the dining table hold candles whose light is romantically reflected in a sheet of antique glass set into the dining table top.

lampshades and upholstery fabric shine against a soft, saturated background of warm brown. “I like rooms that show a dark-light contrast,” the designer says. “Against dark walls, pale tones start the room humming. Here, we set two light couches against a backdrop of a brown that has a little green in it. The result is a formal room with great presence.” She eschews much pattern and color; a pair of light-green slipper chairs sounds the living room’s one color note. Simple Roman shades dress the windows. “I look at stuff all day long, and don’t like that many things,” she says. “I’m pretty structured, and I like traditional design with clean lines and a subtle palette. I use color judiciously. And I don’t like heavy window treatments. I like really simple and linear architectural design.” Too much pattern, she believes, competes with any art that hangs on the walls. As devoted collectors, she and her husband, Ron, buy a painting a year. “We tend toward representational art,” she says. “And we are careful in placing pieces. Too many paintings can overwhelm a space and leave no breathing room. Every room should have just one hero.” While a light palette distinguishes most of the rooms in the Hodges’ home, the small den, entered from the living room via a set of French doors, features deep tones of brown and blue. The intensely cozy room is a “winter room,” according to the designer. “We also have a summer room, which is the informal family room. It has neutral colors and lots of light, and opens to the out of doors.” The big transformations happened at the back and the top of the house. What was once a dark attic is now a spacious, light-filled third-floor office for Hodge’s interior design business, Sage Design. This radical change was wrought with dormer and eave windows, white paint and white-upholstered furniture. “The dormers bring tons of light, which I need to look at plans,” Spring 2013  New England Home Connecticut 73

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says the designer. “I also need the white furniture to lay fabrics and other materials against. I love my office!” Below, the spacious new family room features a neutral palette of soft beiges and browns. Hodge introduced a bit of pattern in the tan and chocolate-brown rug and scattered toss pillows in gold and a taupe-and-cream ikat fabric to lend interest to the pair of chocolate-brown sofas. The casual, comfortable room also gets a shot of glamour from a contemporary Venetian mirrored coffee table, a silver metal drum-shaped side table and a pair of Canton jars-turned-lamps behind the sofa. In a departure from the Roman shades that dress most of the windows in the house, Hodge hung simple beige panels that repeat the gentle wall color. Hodge especially enjoys creating kitchens and bathrooms. Millwork of her design usually plays a starring role, as in the gracefully curved fronts of the two vanities in the new master bath. “It’s great when you’re shaving or washing: you can get really close,” she says. The vanity legs are chamfered, adding another grace note. “I try to do open vanities,” Hodge says. “It ensures that they’re not heavy in the room.” While the Hodges don’t make a point of collecting antiques, their dining room and kitchen tables are illuminated by old fixtures. In the kitchen, a handsome metal lantern descends above the table while the dining table is lit by a pair of antique bell-jar lamps that still hold candles. “My husband and I bought the lantern seventeen years ago,” the designer recalls. “In four houses, I have taken light fixtures with me because it’s hard to find good lighting.” The lantern certainly suits the white kitchen, which Hodge says she favors above all the other rooms. With its round center table and farmhouse sink, it’s perfectly suited to the warm livability of this house. “When our three kids are home from school, and we sit around on a Saturday night talking while they are cooking—well, it doesn’t get any better than that,” she says.

Above left: The curved fronts of the master bathroom’s vanities make it easy to lean into the mirror while shaving or applying makeup. Above right: The master bedroom carries out the designer’s serene design scheme with pale-blue walls, white bedding, Lucite bedside tables and symmetrical bookcases. Right: In the garret office, bright light and white walls and upholstery are important to Hodge’s work. The antique lantern was a long-ago antiques shop find.

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“ T h e d o rm e rs bri n g t o n s o f l i g ht, w hich I n e e d t o l o o k at p l a n s . I a l s o u s e th e w hit e f u r n it u r e t o l ay fabrics a n d o th e r mat e ria l s a g ai n st. I l ov e m y o f f ic e ! ” Spring 2013  New England Home Connecticut 75

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The long relationship between a pair that surrounds its delighted owners

Situated in the original part of the house, the bright sitting room is anything but old fashioned, thanks to contemporary art and furnishings. The clever designers devised the spacious, pillow-filled window seat and opted for the symmetry of twin lamps, chairs and tables to enhance congeniality.

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A hand-crafted lantern from the New England Historical Connection lends stature to the entry. Facing page, left to right: A Robert Mangold print and an antique Federal chest marry happily in the sitting room. The hallway was given a decorated floor to dispel its formerly dark state.

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The wife favors a softer approach, while the husband

Goodwin devised a gracious two-story east-to-westfacing addition that includes an airy entry, sunroom and family room with the family’s bedrooms above. Roch and Chase’s affection for their clients shines as they talk about all the steps that brought the place to this handsome pinnacle. They love that the wife grew up with antiques and favors a softer approach, while the husband leans toward clean, crisp lines. And when they point out how well the owners marry old and new—barely giving any credit to themselves—they sound like proud parents. “Our clients are special people. They’ve been totally involved in the whole process and we’ve been with them so long, there’s no need for lots of back and forth when it comes to decisions,” says Roch. This, of course, is a blessing since the decorating has been an organic procedure, too. The end result, though, is seamlessly stylish and livable. Not one note of discord emerges in the melding of centuries, thanks to the soothing palette and the designers’ clever mixing and matching of furniture eras and styles. Moreover, by not confining themselves to any single period, the designers have conjured a fresh tone befitting a modern family. Off the hallway

leans toward clean, crisp lines.

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ood relationships, we all know, build over time. With every year that passes, the bonds of friendship and trust strengthen. Case in point? After almost two decades of working together, the owners of this Wilton home are happily in sync with interior designers John Roch and Gary Chase of Fairfield’s Roch & Chase Interiors. The designers were on the scene before their client’s two children, who are long past nursery days, had even arrived. During this lengthy commitment, the house has evolved from a traditional nineteenth-century home to a stately six-bedroom residence. A grand 4,000-square-foot addition designed by South Norwalk–based architect Bruce Beinfield gives the family the space they need while maintaining the home’s character. “Many New England houses were added on to incrementally as families grew. The way the pieces come together—that wonderful rambling quality—is what makes them charming and that’s what we referenced,” explains Beinfield. Years back, he contrived a kitchen addition for the owners. This time around, in spite of stringent site constraints, Beinfield and project architect Mark

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with its chic painted floor—the “spine of the old house,” as Chase labels it—sit the dining and sitting rooms. The latter could be interpreted as decidedly traditional with its antique sideboard and mirror, custom chandelier dripping prisms and Hepplewhite-style chairs. And what about the wallcovering? “The Kravet paper is reminiscent of damask but in a contemporary way,” Chase says. Slip into the lofty sitting room (an earlier tweak involved lifting the ceiling) and further examples abound of Roch and Chase’s talent for blending past and present. Since this space tends to be more about grown-ups, the designers helped the owners forge an inviting conversation area complete with cushioned window seat. Brass side tables and hand-crafted Christopher Spitzmiller ceramic lamps speak to today. So does the generous cocktail table, expansive enough to hold everyone’s drinks. No guest will ever find himself struggling to balance a wine glass in his lap while trying to snatch a canapé. The hospitable setting also holds a pedigreed chest from Woodbury’s Thomas Schwenke. Above it hangs a print—one of a series of four—by the American minimalist artist Robert Mangold. One might think a patterned backdrop would detract from Mangold’s work. On the contrary, the poetic paper, the same used in the dining room, counterbalances the cool art. Completely in step, the new light-filled family room has its own roster of subtle juxtapositions. Take that streamlined desk tucked behind the sofa, Spring 2013  New England Home Connecticut 83

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A smattering of well-placed color enlivens the family room without upsetting the neutral palette’s serenity. Accessories are primarily limited to books and natural elements like green plants and pickings from the garden to maintain the airy ambience. A saw-horse table by Waldo’s Designs serves as a handy desk, while John Boone’s upholstered club chairs and welcoming sofa guarantee comfort.

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When it came to forging the bath of

their dreams, the couple decided some glam was in order.

for instance. The desk may be of-the-moment, but the chair parked alongside is antique. A sophisticated, contemporary cocktail table, an African stool and a pair of Louis XIII chairs make perfect, if unexpected, partners. The antique seats and a stash of plump sofa pillows wear a vintage coral-hued Osborne & Little fabric: a perfect age-defying foil to the dark wood. Congenial club chairs boost the symmetrical seating arrangement’s comfort level. And a striped custom-colored Stark carpet—more confirmation (as if any were needed) that this is not your grandmother’s house—pulls it all together. Well-tailored window treatments appear only where the homeowners need privacy. In general, the designers have taken every opportunity to invite the landscape in. “The property has a park-like ambience,” says Roch. Designed by New Canaan landscape architect L. Wesley Stout, principal of Wesley Stout Associates, the grounds are lush with myriad evergreens offsetting the architecture. From their bedroom windows, the owners spy green lawn and trees. Their serene retreat is, like the rest of the house, a study of subdued colors. When it came to forging the bath of their dreams, how-

ever, the couple decided some glam was in order. Roch and Chase, recruiting architect Richard Campbell to help, turned up the volume with a bounty of marble not only for countertops but also to clad the walls. A lustrous marble mosaic floor doubles the light. The well-organized space is dazzling yet totally refined (think Grace Kelly). A grid of eighteenthcentury botanicals blooms above the vanities, and linens are white as driven snow. The children’s quarters are adorable. Situated above the sun room, the daughter’s room’s hexagonal shape allows for a super-girly let’s-lounge-all-day window seat. Country Swedish beds upholstered in khaki twill will never seem age-inappropriate but instead can grow up with their owner. A simple Parsons table wedded to a Scandinavian chair is ideal for homework and diary writing. It seems Roch and Chase think of everything in a manner that’s not just immensely creative but also caring. It’s as if when they close their eyes at night, the thoughtful designers need to picture their clients content. In such stylish, comfortable and personal surroundings, no doubt about it, they are. Resources For more information about this home, see page 132.

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Designers Roch and Chase created an upholstered wall, headboard and benches to further the master bedroom’s luxe atmosphere. Facing page, left: A pale-pink carpet and a window seat wrapped in Ultrasuede make the daughter’s room extra special. Facing page, right: In the posh master bath, honed Carrara marble countertops and polished nickel hardware give the custom vanities an added dash of elegance.

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A sectional sofa and antique bench dominate the living room in Tiffany Eastman’s Stamford apartment. Asian touches in the lacquered side table, metal bamboo chairs and a Chinese Chippendale mirror lend age and sophistication to the new space. Right: Eastman turned a crystal punchbowl into a vessel for orchids atop the coffee table.

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L I V I NG Luxuriously stretched out across the nine-foot-long, velvet-covered sectional sofa, Roxy knows exactly how good she’s got it. Down-filled Scalamandré pillows are hers to drool on while she lazily watches touches of crystal refract light in a rainbow of colors across the walls and ceiling of her apartment. The color palette—a mix of soft whites, textured grays and statement pieces in black along with bits of gold and silver—perfectly match her well-groomed coat. She may disagree that the sofa needs to be re-covered, thanks in part to her, but Roxy seems to know how lucky she is to have found a loving owner who also happens to be a talented interior designer. It was a rough start for the two-and-a-half-year-old American bulldog-boxer mix. Abandonment, possible abuse and homelessness were her lot until she found Tiffany Eastman. Now she lives in a newly built high-rise in a developing part of Stamford. Roxy had to get used to the elevator and the sound of her nails clicking on the hardwood floors. Eastman faced her own challenge, filling what looked like a big white box with all the comforts of home. “It had an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows like a loft, but everything was brand new,” says the designer. “This meant I had to create the personality of the space.” The 1,200-square-foot apartment looks as though a collector with a penchant for a touch of Hollywood glam has lived there for years, adding pieces from antiques stores and world travels over time. Silver-framed intaglios and etchings flank a gilt mirror in the zig-zag entryway where Eastman added a vintage modern light fixture that looks like a firework caught mid-explosion. A vintage bureau lacquered stark white and a pair of bull horns hanging high near the ceiling give an “I’ve lived here for years” look. “It’s one of the things that drew me to the space,” Eastman says of the entry hall, which also holds a chrome bench covered in a vinyl that could be mistaken for snakeskin. “You don’t walk directly into a room. There’s a feeling of, ‘What’s around the corner?’ ” From the entrance, a few steps and a turn take you into the main Spring 2013 New eNglaNd Home CoNNeCtiCut 91

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living space banded in ten-foot-high windows. Roxy’s favorite perch—the large sofa—wraps a chow-foot coffee table topped with marble slab. Stacks of fashion and decoration books surround a crystal punchbowl overflowing with white orchids. “The colors are all soothing,” says Eastman of the neutral palette. “I deal with colors all day so I need something calm.” Sheers soften the views, along with an antique Chinese Chippendale mirror Eastman hung over the windows. “I didn’t want there to be any distraction with the views,” she says. “But there’s also not a lot of wall space. The mirror keeps the windows from looking too sterile.” From the mirror-on-window to the objects on the coffee table to the rug-on-rug underneath, it’s clear that layering is key. “I like lots of layers,” says Eastman. “Without layering you’re not able to achieve that character that comes from mixing old with new. These are things that I’ve acquired over the years. It starts to look too special if there’s just one type of look. You need age. Also, classic things are calming.” Sparkle is another theme found in the living room, the guest room-turned-office and the master bedroom and bath. Glints of crystal, silver and gold lend warmth and femininity to the rooms despite some decidedly masculine furniture. “Sparkle is the glamorous undertone,” says Eastman. “The sparkle adds femininity to the heavy sofa and bookcase and to the rectangular headboard in the bedroom.” In her bedroom, Eastman’s layering takes on a three-dimensional role, giving structure to the architecturally devoid space. Above the upholstered headboard punctuated by a geometric nailhead trim hangs a round white mirror with a concave frame and a pair of brackets holding urns. “A painting above the bed would be just a rectangle over a rectangle,” the designer notes. “It would have been much too hard and dimensionally just too flat.” Mirrors on both nightstands draw the eye up, breaking the plane of the headboard, 92  New England Home Connecticut  Spring 2013

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A carpet of faux grass gives the terrace its garden appeal. The striped chairs are from Terrain in Westport. Facing page, clockwise from top left: Metallic and organic mix in the living room’s mercury-glass lamp with cork lampshade. The bookcase, rescued from a consignment shop, has traveled with Eastman to all her apartments, taking on a different color each time. The designer collects blanc de chine figures. A lacquered cabinet provides an anchor for artwork in the entryway. Spring 2013  New England Home Connecticut 93

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Driftwood lamps and a hide pillow lend an organic touch to the custom headboard and nightstands in the master bedroom. Facing page, clockwise from top left: Interior designer Tiffany Eastman. Silver and gold touches give the small office a layer of glamour. In the powder room, a Venetian mirror, slender lamp and ceramic dog add scale to what might otherwise be a forgettable space. Roxy enjoys her favorite perch. 94  New England Home Connecticut  Spring 2013

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while two driftwood lamps give the room movement. One area where Eastman didn’t add layers or organic forms was the kitchen. The dark wood cabinets were not her choice, so she kept the look as neutral as possible. “The kitchen is exposed in the main space so it’s a mix of practical and display,” she says. “I just didn’t want it to stick out so I used very few accessories— that’s my secret when something isn’t your favorite.” Part of living well includes a terrace off the living room where the designer can catch some sun and skyline views while Roxy practices her downward dog on a green outdoor carpet that could easily be taken for grass. Black-and-white striped chairs surround a chrome table with an element of whimsy—a large dog sculpture that came out of a New York City department store display. Just inside the terrace door is Eastman’s office. An Ikea cabinet to which she added some fancy hardware holds her library while the opposite wall holds files and inspirational art. “I’ve considered getting an office outside of the house, but there’s something to be said about being able to wander into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee or a sandwich,” she says. “There’s also something about working on the schemes for beautiful client projects while being surrounded by beautiful things yourself. It’s a warmth that an office just doesn’t have.” Her desk is a consignment store find she had lacquered black, and the silver and gold lamp is a piece her sister found, to which she added a Lucite base. “I’m constantly looking,” says Eastman. “I try not to hang onto things too much. I can always find more stuff that speaks to me and inspires me. That’s the fun part.” Eastman considers Roxy her best find yet and one she’s not parting with anytime soon. As for Roxy, she realizes that the challenge of living with a designer is that things are always changing. She thinks the sofa’s just fine the way it is, though. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 132. Spring 2013  New England Home Connecticut 95

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The Arts and Crafts influence takes a contemporary turn in the staircase crafted by Gregory Clark with its serpentine banister and filigree-inset newel posts. The homeowner, an accomplished craftswomen herself, made the felt throw rug. Facing page: Pendant lights help make a focal point of the family room’s seating arrangement.

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S The raised circles in the custom J.D. Staron rug evoke the stones one might collect during a walk on the nearby beach. Right: A money plant sandwiched between glass forms the top of a side-table crafted by Clark.

ome remodeling projects are fraught with tension. The architect and the builder don’t see eye to eye. The designer and her clients can’t seem to get on the same wavelength. Husband and wife bicker over furniture choices or paint colors. Not so with this waterfront house in Westport. The whole design team, homeowners included, recalls the process fondly, each modestly insisting that everyone else’s talents were the key to the obvious success. The progression from comfortable-enough house to a home that reflects the very souls of its owners began when the couple engaged architect Kenneth R. Nadler. The house, which sits on an enviable parcel overlooking an inlet of Long Island Sound, had been renovated by previous owners who added a second story but left the first level much as it was. The floor plan, with its full bath between the living room and dining rooms, might have made sense for a one-story house, but the new owners didn’t see the need for a large bathroom, complete with cast-iron tub, in the main living area. Besides, says the wife, she and her husband love visits from their large extended family. “An enclosed dining room didn’t work for us,” she says. The kitchen, a tiny galley-style space hemmed in by a wall separating it from a casual eating area, was also wrong for a couple who value entertaining. The stairway leading from the foyer to the upstairs was closed in by a solid wall, wasting an opportunity to bring in light. And in the family room, an enormous built-in cabinet stood in the way of water views. Working with Nadler’s plans, Norwalk builder Bob Bradshaw did away with the bathroom and turned the rooms on either side into one spacious dining space with a cozy sitting area at one end. The old tub found a new home in the builder’s Vermont house. “It’s a beautiful tub; I’m a big believer in recycling,” Bradshaw says. In the kitchen, the interior wall came down, Spring 2013  New England Home Connecticut 101

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expanding the room to include two islands and plenty of countertop and cooking space while keeping the casual eating area. The family room’s transformation began with replacing the built-ins with a big bow window that reclaims the water views. Bradshaw discovered that the second-story floor sat several feet above the family room ceiling. He knocked out the old ceiling, reclaiming the dead space above and giving the room the lofty feel it has today. The entry, of course, is where a home’s interior makes its first impression. When the front door opens on the re-imagined foyer, the simpatico relationship between designer Joyce Clear and her clients becomes beautifully apparent. The homeowners, Clear explains, have an affinity for the Arts and Crafts style, a passion for fine craftsmanship and an adventurous spirit. “As I got to know them, I saw that they have this amazingly creative side to them,” she

“ I h av e n o e g o. I f yo u wo r k i n a n e g o l e s s e n v i ro n m e n t, t h e i d e a s a n d e xc h a n g e s yo u ca n h av e a r e s o p ow e r f u l . ” says, “so I knew I could take the fundamentals of Arts and Crafts and go beyond it, into a more creative application.” The couple already knew Gregory Clark, a Wilton artisan whose furniture they’d long loved. (In fact, Clark, who has worked often with Clear over the years, forged the introduction between designer and clients). “We have a similar mindset about design,” says Clark, who calls his work modernist with an Arts and Crafts execution. “They appreciate the artists’ hand, but they like the work to be advancing the art in some way.” Clear, the homeowners and Clark collaborated on the design of the walnut stair railing, a true work of art with its serpentine banister and newel posts that incorporate a filigree element of laser-cut steel with a bronze finish. Like the white wood paneling that sheaths the stairway and the woven-grass-topped bench that sits alongside, the Arts and Crafts influence is unmistakable, but the result goes well beyond the traditional. And so it is throughout the house. Almost every piece of furniture is custom-made, mostly by Clark. At the base of the walnut and macassar ebony dining table, which the homeowner happily notes can seat two dozen guests when fully expanded, Clark borrowed his own idea from 102  New England Home Connecticut  Spring 2013

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The dining table, which expands to seat two dozen, has an apron of gold coral onyx embellished with metal filigree in an echo of the entry stair. Facing page, top: A textured paper lends a three-dimensional effect to the powder room’s wall. Facing page, bottom: A Robert Motherwell lithograph hangs above the Nakashima sideboard.

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the stairway’s newel posts, creating an apron of gold coral onyx embellished with laser-cut metal filigree. Shaker-influenced chairs outfitted in Bergamo chenille with a subtle metallic gleam make elegant companions to the table, while a Nakashima sideboard against a wall adds an Asian touch. Clear’s design plan for the sitting area at the far end of the room began with a pair of Scandinavian chairs in an antiques store. “There were only two and we wanted four,” she says, “so I said, ‘Let’s invent them.’ ” She conferred with Clark, who crafted the Bolivian rosewood chairs as well as ottoman/coffee table they surround. Both dining and sitting areas are grounded by custom J.D. Staron rugs. Here and throughout the first floor, the palette is soft and earthy, a blend of chocolate brown, coppers and beiges enlivened with light blues inspired by a painting of a sailboat the owners already had that now hangs in the sitting room.

T h e b e d i s n o t h i n g s h o rt o f jaw- d ro p p i n g , w i t h i t s s t e e l f r a m e d h e a d b oa r d o f t r e e b a r k b e tw e e n s h e e t s o f g l a s s . The abstract tapestry above the fireplace set the tone for the family room. The Clark-designed fireplace, with a painted steel frame that holds fossilized marble tiles, makes a worthy display for the tapestry. Sofas with leather-covered frames and plush cushions and a bold coffee table keep company atop a J.D. Staron rug with raised circles inspired by the stones one might find on a walk along the nearby beach. Next to a sofa sits a side table (another Clark creation) whose top sandwiches the silvery leaves of a money plant between sheets of glass. Upstairs renovations included expanding the master suite. Here, Clear added a bright but serene seafoam hue to the palette. She also designed the bed, which is nothing short of jaw-dropping, with its steel-framed headboard of tree bark between sheets of glass. Clear credits teamwork for the beautiful outcome in this house. “I have no ego,” she says with a laugh. “If you work in an egoless environment, the ideas and exchanges you can have are so powerful, and you get a more comprehensive result.” For her clients, the result is not only comprehensive, but beautiful, comfortable and perfectly in tune with who they are. • RESOURCES For more information about this home, see page

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“Every room should have a surprise,” says designer Joyce Clear. The master bedroom has several, from its unique headboard to its steel bench covered in Donghia fabric to the seafoam hue of the bedding. Facing page, top: A collection of pieces from browngrotta arts, in Wilton, sets off a Clark-crafted chest. Facing page, bottom: Clear designed the sitting-area chairs, inspired by a pair she spied in an antiques shop.

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Out and about in celebration of design and architecture in Connecticut

An eager group of design profession-

als found plenty of inspiration at the ­WAKEFIELD DESIGN CENTER’s Market Day, an event filled with seminars and talks (including one led by our own homes editor, Stacy Kunstel), networking opportunities and a chance to catch a first look at the latest trends for the home. These days, being savvy about social media as a marketing tool is just as important as being a talented designer. CLOSET AND STORAGE CONCEPTS

opened its brand-new Norwalk showroom to host a cocktail hour and presentation on how to use the growing number of social media sites to help increase business. It’s a new showroom, too, for ­PHOENIX AUDIO VIDEO. A happy crowd celebrated the grand opening, wandering through the state-of-the-art space in Fairfield as they sipped, nibbled and networked. No one does networking better than the folks at DEANE, who held two of their popular series of intimate gatherings of architects, builders and designers who enjoy cocktails, conversation and a menu of crepes, by Julia Deane of Culinary Works, cooked in the demo kitchens at the company’s New Canaan and Stamford showrooms. Happy anniversary wishes are in order for ALBANO APPLIANCE AND SERVICE, which recently marked its sixtieth anniversary of offering top-ofthe-line appliances. Art lovers had plenty to gaze upon over the winter. Darien designer CAREY KARLAN hosted her annual art show, while THE DRAWING ROOM opened its Cos Cob gallery for an exhibit of contemporary landscape paintings.

WAKEFIELD DESIGN CENTER Peggy Kebabian, New England Home’s Roberta Mancuso, Connie Cooper and John Kebabian / Beth Canon, Connie Giuliani, Al Giuliani and Roberta Mancuso

CLOSET AND STORAGE CONCEPTS Karen Bradbury, Lynn Garelick and John Bradbury / Stephen Desloge and Maureen Judge / Karen Bradbury, Connie Cooper and Helen White

ALBANO APPLIANCE AND SERVICE Matt Giardina and Lisa Grey / Joyce Gallagher and Joyce Sardo / Terry Scarborough and Rob Sanders

PHOENIX AUDIO VIDEO Corey Turnage, Frank Pizzurro Jr. and Barbara Viteri / New England Home’s Roberta Mancuso and Robert Dean / Robert Knorr, Dwayne Clark and Robert Dacundo

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Trade Notes

New and noteworthy happenings in the Connecticut design business By Erin Marvin

Kudos to Redding’s Erskine-Middeleer Associates for receiving an Honor Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) for their work on Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve. The firm developed a design that allows visitors to enjoy the area’s biological diversity without disturbing the preserve’s fragile ecosystems. Georgetown, (203) 762-9017, erskinemiddeleer.com

No need to wait till full-blown spring to see gorgeous gardens in bloom. Due out in April is The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman Design Associates, by Kathryn Herman and James Doyle (2012 inductees to the New England Design Hall of Fame). The 320-page tome from Images Publishing Group features a variety of lush landscapes from the talented duo, diverse in style and size but all sharing “a strong geometry, bold structural forms and clean symmetry.” $35.71, imagespublishinggroup.com; Greenwich, (203) 869-2900, dhda.com

Vinny Sciarretta, head of Darienbased VAS Construction, showed off his remodeling skills on the small screen with the January airing of Connecticut Under Construction on the DIY Network. Joining him in the spotlight was project manager and realty guru Kate Bates. The premiere episode was filmed in Darien and the episode aired again in March. Keep an eye on the DIY Network for more. Darien, (203) 662-3221, ­vasconstruction.com

We knew Connecticut was full of movers and shakers, but this spring will see quite a few physical moves within the industry. Steven Mueller Architects relocated to a historic (but fully renovated) Victorian structure in Greenwich, shown below. You’ll find them at 32 Field Point Road and, when you stop in, be sure to congratulate Mueller on his recent HOBI Award for Best Custom Home Between 9,000–10,000 Square Feet. The project was constructed with Wright Building Company of Westport. Marvin Gardens has also moved—but not by much. The eclectic Wilton shop is now just 300 feet north of its previous location, taking advantage of a larger space at 759 Danbury Road. Stop in to see owner Amabel Chan and her latest one-of-a-kind treasures for the home and garden. Looking for Privet House? The shop’s Warren location closed on March 10 and, starting in mid-April, you’ll find them at their new digs in New Preston—and cohabitating with their old neighbor, VOL. 1 Antiques. Stop by the larger, two-story space at 13 East Shore Road for a great selection of the eclectic home offerings, stunning antiques and, we’re told, a few surprises. Greenwich, (203) 869-3758, stevenmuellerarchitects.com; Westport,

What do you get for a 150th anniversary? A year-long celebration seems fitting, which Gault Energy & Stone kicked off in early February to commemorate being the oldest business in Westport as well as the oldest family-owned and -operated energy company in Fairfield County. An extra surprise was the announcement that Gault Barn has been added to Connecticut’s State Register of Historic Places. Westport, (203) 227-5181, gaultenergy.com

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Highlights from High Point: Oly Studio’s newest line of furnishings and accessories. Presented by Paul Templeman-Holmes Light lunch to follow 1:30 – 2:15 pm Farrow & Ball

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An overview of the newest collections by Nina Campbell, Designers Guild, Christian Lacroix, William Yeoward and Lorca. Presented by Donna Murtha 4:30 – 5:15 pm Talk and book signing by designer Cindy Rinfret

Designer Cindy Rinfret will talk about her newest book, Greenwich Style: Inspired Family Homes. Presented by Cindy Rinfret 12:00 – 5:00 pm Designer Portfolio Review

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Perspectives

Connecticut designers share their favorite resources Edited By Erin Marvin

Monaco Blue: Furniture Pantone’s top color pick for spring 2013 is Monaco Blue. We asked three local designers what items in that bold hue had lately caught their eye.

Judy Fisher

Alessandro Albrizzi Trestle Desk by Liz O’Brien ///

“I can see this hip take on a traditional campaign desk as the perfect piece to use in a beach house. It is stylish and functional and looks great from all angles.” Holland & Sherry, New York City, (212) 355-6241

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“The clean lines of a Parsons table mixed with the graphic circle and stars print—what’s not to love? Crisp and clean with a nod to nautical, this table would look great in a family room.” Lillian August, Norwalk,

“I love the efficient design of this table— the amoeba shape is so well-formed that its two parts make a perfect whole. The gleaming dark blue is the new black!” Webster & Company, Boston, (617) 261-9660, webstercompany.com

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Garden of Persia by Mary McDonald for Schumacher ///

“This striking print, derived from a Persian antique rug, is highlighted in the classic blue and cream colorway and is printed on an incredible textured linen. I can’t wait to use this fabric.” Through molly Hirsch Interiors

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Mrs. Damon’s Garden by Christopher Hyland ///

“In remembrance of a garden he knew in childhood, Christopher Hyland updates his inspiration by the lavish use of contemporary metallic thread. The background is taken from another of his memories: the ultramarineblue Aegean Sea.” Christopher Hyland, New York City, (212) 688-6121, christopherhyland.com

Judy FISHER

Metallic Dream Cow in Cobalt Blue by Edelman Leather ///

“I always make sure I have some shimmer in my rooms and it is everywhere this season...even in unexpected places like this leather from Edelman. It sparkles like the water in Monte Carlo.” edelman leather, New York City, (212) 751-3339, edelmanleather.com

With a background in custom textiles and corporate interiors, Judy Fisher studied at Parsons School of design, Fashion Institute of technology and New york School of design. She established Fisher Interiors in 1992 to focus on fine residential design. Fisher Interiors, Fairfield, (203) 331-1098, fisherinteriors.com

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“This has all the glamour of Monte Carlo but the cord offers a touch of the American seaside. I can’t wait to use it in a house in Palm Beach or the Hamptons, where sparkle and bright blue intersect.”

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Soft Wind by Bernard Chaet ///

“Bernard Chaet combines traditional landscape and modern abstraction. A master of bold color, his expressive brushstrokes brilliantly capture the movement of the clouds, air and atmosphere of Cape Ann.” available through elizabeth Brosnan

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Reflections 3 by Florence Notté ///

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“This piece from Florence Notté is truly captivating. The image is produced on aluminum, giving it true dimension, and the image itself brings you that calmness you instantly feel when by the water.” watershed gallery, Ridgefield, (203) 438-4387, watershedgallery.com

Molly Hirsch has brought flow, balance and harmony to homes across connecticut for the past twenty years. a comprehensive, client-centered approach allows Hirsch to marry classic and contemporary pieces to create timeless design. molly Hirsch Interiors, Ridgefield, (203) 438-1070, mollyhirschinteriors.com

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Monaco Blue: Tabletop

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Dunes and Duchess Four-Arm Candelabra ///

“I’m a little bit obsessed with the Dunes and Duchess candelabra. It is old-school classic but with powerful, bold lines—a true statement to your tabletop.” Wakefield Design Center, Stamford, (203) 358-0818, wakefielddesigncenter.com

Judy Fisher

Mottahedeh Peacock Feathers China ///

“I always recommend great patterns to mix with white dishes, colorful linens and interesting serving pieces. The pop of Monaco Blue on these fabulous peacock plates makes a big splash.” LCRwestport, Westport, (203) 221-7495, lcrwestport.com

Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan

Circa-1910 Awaji Pottery ///

Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan creates elegant spaces that respect the integrity of tradition while remaining aware of the way we live today. The key to her design philosophy? “Listening to what the clients say and acting on it.” Elizabeth Brosnan Hourihan Interiors, Weston, (203) 349-5117

“I was transfixed by the brilliant blue color and clear translucent surface of this Japanese vase. Its graceful form shows off the variety of tones within the iridescent glaze.” Thomas K. Libby, South Norwalk, (203) 854-0500, tklibby.com

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Unique, beautiful and now appearing in Connecticut’s shops and showrooms

Lake Effect You’ll love the organic aesthetic of Lily Pad by Blu Dot, now available at Design Solutions. The playful, threetiered table is made of walnut and steel; pivoting arms allow the round disks to “float” as you see fit. New Canaan, (203) 966-3116, dsnewcanaan.com

Pretty Papers Springtime brings the new Louisane wallpaper and fabric collection by Lorca, distributed by Osborne & Little. Elegant patterns are a nod to the traditional, but the brightly hued palette of fuchsia, sky-blue, burnt orange, lavender and lime feels fresh and modern. Stamford, (203) 359-1500, osborneandlittle.com

Light It Up The Blakes wall light, part of the new Astele line at Circa Antiques, is industrial chic with its weathered brass frame encasing an energy-saving LED light. Beautiful inside or out, it’s the perfect lamp to light your way home. Westport, (203) 222-8642, circaantiques.com

Sculptural Surprise Connecticut artist Marie Suri drew inspiration from the sea for her Double Anemone candle holder. The steel, copper and bronze sculpture is actually made up of two separate holders, which can be pulled apart should you want to add candles to set the mood. Darien Art & Frame, Darien, (203) 202-2873

Illumination Station A modern twist on the traditional, the stately Crystal Obelisk Lamp from Cottage and Bungalow is sure to make a sparkling statement in your coastal home or inland abode. cottageandbungalow.com

Sink Into This Perfect for a man cave or contemporary living room, this tufted leather sectional from Planum is equal parts cool and comfortable with removable headrests and reclining seats. Find it at DesignSourceCT, Hartford, (860) 951-3145, designsourcect.com

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Country Chic The new Country Estate collection from Juliska features of mix of serene pastoral patterns in traditional hues of soft blue and white. Setting your table with these chic plates is sure to present country living at its best. Stamford, (203) 316-9118, juliska.com

Lead On “This year my new focus is to obtain treasures that are significant and one of a kind,” says Amabel Chan of marvin Gardens. We think her new collection of vintage-style lead statuary certainly hits the mark. wilton, (203) 544-2020, marvingardensusa.com

Form and Function Designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, the Thin Edge credenza is all about streamlined style, but with substance: four solid-wood drawers and a two-door cabinet concealing adjustable shelves offer plenty of storage. Available at Design within reach, Stamford, (203) 614-0787, dwr.com

Natural Wonders Part of artist/entomologist Christopher Marley’s new “Reclamation” series, Elegans Prism is a colorful mosaic of beetles and butterflies from Thailand, Java and Cameroon carefully arranged in perfect symmetry. Available at Pergola home, New Preston, (860) 8684769, pergolahome.com

As much art object as accessory, Interlude Home’s Kuranda Teak and Cracked Resin Drum Stool is made of natural teak and cracked resin. A polished finish adds a touch of shine. Available to the trade at wakefield Design Center, Stamford, (203) 358-0818, wakefielddesigncenter.com

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327-6022; pillow fabric from Pierre Frey; desk lamp from Bungalow; slipper chair by Sage Design in Rogers & Goffigon fabric; Lucite bookcase from Dovecote. PAGES 78–87 FOUR-PART HARMONY Architects: Bruce Beinfield and Mark Goodwin, Beinfield Architects, South Norwalk, (203) 8385789, beinfield.com Interior designers: John Roch and Gary Chase, Roch & Chase Interiors, Fairfield, (203) 256-0558 Architect for master bath: Richard Campbell, Richard Swift Campbell Architects, Cornwall, (860) 672-0560 Builder: Koellmer Development, Wilton, (203) 762-3448 Landscape architect: L. Wesley Stout, Wesley Stout Associates, New Canaan, (203) 966-3100, wesleystout.com Pages 78–79: Four Figures prints by Robert Mangold through Pace Prints, paceprints. com; cocktail table by Vaughan Designs, vaughandesigns.com; upholstered chairs by Waldo’s Designs, waldodesigns.com; wallpaper by Kravet, kravet.com; lamps by Christopher Spitzmiller, christopherspitzmiller.com; area carpet by Stark, starkcarpet.com. Page 80: Prints by Robert Motherwell through Pace Prints; custom bench by Roch & Chase Interiors in vintage fabric by Osborne & Little, osborneandlittle. com; custom lantern by New England Historical Connection, nehistoricalconnection.com; area rug by Stark. Page 81: Federal chest from The Schwenke Group, schwenke.com; chair from Waldo Designs; kitchen chandelier by Studio Steel, studiosteel.com. Page 82, 83, 85: Antique chairs from Jennings & Rohn Antiques, jenningsandrohnantiques.com, with fabric from Osborne & Little; sofa and club chairs by John Boone through David Sutherland, davidsutherlandshowroom.com; custom cocktail table by Roch & Chase Interiors; saw horse table by Waldo’s Designs; custom area carpet by Stark. Page 84: Chippendale armchair from Gary Sergeant Antiques, gsergeant.com; antique sideboard from The Schwenke Group; custom dining table by Roch & Chase Interiors; custom chandelier from Rue Faubourg St Honore, Greenwich, (203) 869-7139; side chairs by Waldo’s Designs; carpet by Stark. Page 86: Upholstered beds from Country Swedish, countryswedish.com. Page 87: Upholstered walls, headboard and benches by Roch & Chase Interiors; Mrs. MacDougal night stand from Donghia, donghia. com; Danish armchair from Arenskjold Antiques, arenskjold.com. LAYERED FOR LIVING PAGES 90–95 Interior designer: Tiffany Eastman, Tiffany Eastman Interiors, Stamford, (203) 209-8746, tiffanyeastmaninteriors.com Pages 90–91: Custom sofa by Tiffany Eastman Interiors made by Tudor House Furniture, tudorhousefurniture.com, with Holly Hunt fabric, hollyhunt.com; throws from Montage, montagemodern.com; floor lamp through The Accessory Store, stamfordshades.com; mirror from John Street Antiques, johnstreetantiques.com; carpet from New York Carpet, newyorkcarpetinc.

com; Lucite table from Hamptons Antique Galleries, hamptonsantiquegalleries.com; white Ultrasuede chair fabric from Hinson, hinsonco. com; pillow fabrics from Donghia, donghia.com. Pages 92–93: Chairs from Terrain, shopterrain.com; grass rug from New York Carpet; dog sculpture from Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com. Page 94: Headboard by Tudor House Furniture with Carleton V mohair, carletonvltd.com; pillow fabrics from New York Elegant Fabrics, nyelegantfabrics. com; sheets from Touch of Europe, Westport, (203) 227-3355; lampshades from The Accessory Store; mirrors from J. Pocker and Son, jpocker.com; circle mirror from Antique & Artisan Center, Stamford, (203) 327-6022; nightstands from J. Alexander Collections, jalexanderfurniture.com. Page 95: Desk from Hampton Antique Galleries; chair from Connecticut Antiques Center, Stamford, (203) 355-9335; armoire from Ikea, ikea.com. EASY ACCORD PAGES 98–105 Architect: Kenneth R. Nadler, Kenneth R. Nadler Consulting, Mount Kisco, N.Y., (914) 241-3620, nadlerarchitects.com Interior designer: Joyce G. Clear, Clear Group International, Weston, (203) 858-3432, cleargroupintl.com Builder: Bob Bradshaw, Bradshaw Construction, Norwalk, (203) 858-0337 Lighting consultants: Greenwich Contemporary Lighting, South Norwalk, (203) 622-1441, greenwichcontemporarylighting.com Pages 98–101: Family room coffee table by Gregory Clark, Gregory Clark Collection, Wilton, (203) 762-7235, gregoryclarkcollection.com; sofas designed by Clear Group International; custom rug by J.D. Staron, jdstaron.com; wicker armchair from Walter’s Wicker, walterswicker.com; cold-cast bronze table lamp from the Kentfield Collection by Clodagh, clodagh.com, through Boyd Lighting, boydlighting.com; art above fireplace by Sara Brennan through browngrotta arts, browngrotta. com; fireplace designed and crafted by Gregory Clark; rainbow pendant lamps from Bruck Lighting, brucklighting.com; money-plant side table by Gregory Clark; entry staircase by Gregory Clark; floor lamp from Summer Hill, summerhill.com; Deli Water Hyacinth double bench from Walter’s Wicker. Page 102: Powder room wallpaper from First Editions Wallcoverings and Fabrics, firsteditions. com; sconces by McEwen Lighting Studio, mcewenlighting.com, through Dennis Miller Associates, dennismiller.com. Page 103: Dining table and chairs designed by Joyce Clear and Gregory Clark; chair fabric by Bergamo, bergamofabrics.com; chandelier and sconces by Denis Collura, colluraco.com; sideboard by George Nakashima, nakashimawoodworker. com; lithograph above sideboard by Robert Motherwell through Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, igifineart.com; custom rug by J.D. Staron. Page 104: Chest by Gregory Clark; surrounding art from browngrotta arts; sitting room chairs and ottoman designed by Joyce Clear and Gregory Clark; sitting room rug by J.D. Staron. Page 105: Headboard designed by Joyce Clear, fabricated by 3form, 3-form.com; steel bench fabric by Donghia, donghia.com; sculpture on night table from Isabella Garrucho Fine Art. •

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