New England Home Connecticut Fall 2018

Page 1

Celebrating Fine Design, Architecture, and Building

CT Haute Properties

The state of stylish living from Stamford to Stonington, Bloomfield to Belle Haven

Fall 2018

Display until January 21, 2019

CT-FAL18 Cover.indd 1

9/19/18 5:30 PM

Sound Beach _CT-SPR18_1.00_v2.indd 1 SBP_CT-FAL18_1.00_v2.indd 1

3/13/18 4:52 2:12 PM 9/18/18

full page.indd 1

9/5/18 2:34 PM


20 Broad Street | Norwalk, Ct 06851 203-302-1086 | www.ShoreliNepaiNtiNg.Com

Shoreline-CTSUM16.indd spread.indd 2 Shoreline_2.00_CT-FAL-17_v1.indd Shoreline-CTWIN18.indd 22 Shoreline_2.00_CT-FAL18_v3.indd 22

6/16/16 3/15/16 4:48 4:55 PM PM PM 12/13/17 9/12/17 5:10 3:24 9/6/18 1:17

Shorelin full page

6 4:48 4:55 PM PM 5:10 3:24

We clean and preserve cedar roofs to add beauty and extend their lives! We clean and preserve cedar roofs to add beauty and extend their lives!

20 Broad Street | Norwalk, C t 06851 203-847-5740 | www.CedarroofCoatiNgS.Com

20 Broad | Norwalk, 12 eaSt EAST 49TH FLOOR |Street NEW York YORK CITY 12 49th ST. St. || 11TH 11th Floor, New CitY

C t 06851 | www.CedarroofCoatiNgS.Com 203-302-1086 |203-847-5740 NYChighgloSS.Com

Shoreline_CT-SUM17.indd Shoreline-CTSPR17.indd Shoreline-CTWIN18.indd 33 3 full page.indd 1 Shoreline_CTSPR18_2.00_v1.indd 33 Shoreline_2.00_CT-FAL18_v3.indd

3/15/17 6/7/17 6:08 4:25 12/21/17 AM 12/21/17 1:00 PM PM 2/26/18 5:10 9/6/18 10:37 1:17

spread.indd 2

8/15/18 4:52 PM



spread.indd 3

8/15/18 4:53 PM

spread.indd 2

9/5/18 11:41 AM

spread.indd 3

9/5/18 11:42 AM


EN . . S ...............

. S





DE spread.indd 2




A ............ O R G








Raised Bed Garden Design and Construction Garden Renovation Garden Planning and Maintenance Berry Bushes and Fruit Trees Beekeeping Maple Syrup Tapping


9/11/18 2:24 PM




It might be fall, but it’s a terrific time to build that beautiful new Homefront Farmers organic vegetable garden you always wanted. You’ll beat the spring rush and be up and ready to plant your spring crops as soon as the ground thaws. Whatever the season, Homefront Farmers can provide everything you need to get you growing, because we are the area experts in the design, construction and maintenance of organic vegetable gardens. Know a bit about gardening and just need a helping hand? We do that too. We do as much or as little as you need, all with NOFA (Northeastern Organic Farming Association) approved practices. Call now for your free site evaluation, 203.470.3655. See what Homefront Farmers can bring to your table. 203.470.3655 : : : Like Us on Facebook

spread.indd 3

9/11/18 2:25 PM

spread.indd 2

9/18/18 6:07 PM



spread.indd 3





9/18/18 6:07 PM

decorative plumbing | kitchen & bath cabinetry | lighting | tile & stone

available at BENDER!

visit us at Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven | Norwalk | Torrington | Waterbury

full page.indd 1

8/29/18 4:39 PM

In This Issue

Fall 2018 I Volume 9, Issue 4

140 120


120 TAKE TWO Turning tragedy into triumph, a design team reconvenes and brings a Bloomfield home to a new level of perfection. | Text by Maria LaPiana  | Photography by Michael Partenio  | Produced by Stacy Kunstel

130 OPPOSITES ATTRACT He’s all about modern; her, not so much. In designing a new Greenwich home, it all comes together beautifully. | Text by Debra Judge Silber  | Photography by Michael Partenio  | Produced by Stacy Kunstel

140 PRIVATE PARADISE This luxurious take on a “man cave” is just the thing for a dad who adores his family but craves occasional peace and quiet. | Text by Fred Albert  | Photography by Michael Partenio  | Produced by Stacy Kunstel ON THE COVER: Contemporary and traditional meld happily in a Greenwich home by James Schettino Architects and designer Michelle Morgan Harrison. Photograph by Michael Partenio. To see more of this home, turn to page 130. Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  13

CT-FAL18 TOC.indd 13

9/20/18 11:50 AM

In This Issue

Fall 2018 I Volume 9, Issue 4

57 Perspectives The well-appointed bar cart; Susan Glick imagines a threeseason sanctuary; Gary Shafran of L&M Custom Carpets and Rugs on his innovative business model; Southport’s Lattice House offers a trove of treasures for the home; a new book celebrates grand estates in the Hudson Valley


70 Calendar | Edited by Lynda Simonton


38 18 From the Editor 24 Artistry: String Theory Susan Beallor-Snyder twists, tangles, and knots coarse rope into beautiful representations of emotions within us and the world around us. | By Debra Spark

30 Good Bones: Ship Shape For boat lovers, what could be more appropriate than a waterfront house designed to reference the sea and built to stand forever? | Text by Lisa H. Speidel  | Photography by Warren Jagger

38 Community: Looking Good, Doing Good Beauty and beneficence go hand in hand at Southport’s annual Rooms with a View.

74 Scene & Heard New and noteworthy happenings in the Connecticut design business. | Paula M. Bodah

78 Design Life Our candid camera snaps recent gatherings that celebrate architecture and design. | Edited by Ellie Zee

150 Resources A guide to the professionals and products featured in this issue. 151 Advertiser Index 152 Sketch Pad A custom-designed console table with a midcentury-modern influence marries sleek lines with a rich texture.

| By Debra Judge Silber

44 In the Showrooms Unique, beautiful, and now appearing in Connecticut shops and showrooms. | Edited by Lynda Simonton


48 5 Under 40 Wrap-up Celebrating the young winners of our 2018 5 Under 40 awards.


Special Marketing Section:


14  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 TOC.indd 14

9/20/18 11:50 AM

Extraordinary moments happen on ordinary days. Let’s set the stage for the extraordinary to happen every day.

Our passionate team, cordially invites you to visit our new bulthaup showroom in Greenwich. Together we can create the kitchen of your dreams by exploring the unique materials, technical precision, timeless form and streamlined functionality of bulthaup. bulthaup Greenwich 95 East Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 06830 Tel. +1 203 769 5588

full page.indd 1 Greenwich_b3_RO_4_Detail_203,62x276,225_4c_C.indd 1

9/18/18 11:07 AM 18.09.18 10:39



Fletcher Development's Development's custom custom homes homes are are seamlessly seamlessly tailored tailored to to Fletcher Fletcher Development's custom homes are seamlessly tailored to suite the the unique unique needs, needs, taste taste and and style style of of the the discerning discerning purchaser. purchaser. suite suite the unique needs, taste and style of the discerning purchaser. Creatingyour yourdream dreamambiance ambiancewith withthe thespecific specificfeatures featuresand andfinishes finishes Creating Creating your dream ambiance with the specific features and finishes youdesire desireis isat atthe theheart heartof ofevery everyspectacular spectacularFletcher Fletcherdesign. design. you you desire is at the heart of every spectacular Fletcher design.

fullpage.indd page.indd 111 full full page.indd Fletcher_CT-SUM18_1.00_v3.indd Fletcher_CT-SUM18_1.00_v3.indd Fletcher_CT-SUM18_1.00_v3.indd 111 .smbdeleteAAA2bce9a3 1


3/14/18 6:51PM 3/14/18 3/14/18 6:51 6:51 PM 6/19/18 12:29 6/19/18 6/19/18 12:29 9/6/18 12:29 12:16 PM



Setting the Scene for Fall OCTOBER 17th | 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Learn to set the scene for Fall by discovering the latest trends in interior design and entertaining. Meet design influencers, view new exhibits, get a book signed, savor local food and more while enjoying your tour of the Greenwich Design District.




WAKEFIELD design center


full page.indd 1

9/12/18 4:40 PM

Editor’s Letter

Finding That Elusive Theme


arlier this year, I took part in a panel discussion hosted by Los Angeles designer Mark Brunetz (whom you may remember from his TV days as a co-host for Clean House on the Style Network) at Boston’s Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting showroom. The session brought together editors from five home design publications in the area to address a roomful of local trade professionals on how best to connect with the media. The five of us had very similar, and usually complementary, things to say about most of the questions that were raised. But on one topic I was distinctly the odd man out (well, technically I was the odd man out from start to finish, given that the other four editors were female, but you know what I mean). That topic was themed issues, which are a staple of magazines everywhere—the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is a notorious example that will probably pop into your mind immediately; less controversially, you might think of the periodic “designers’ own homes” or the “before and after” issues produced by Architectural Digest—and we

For subscriptions call 800-765-1225 or visit See additional great content at:

18  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Ed Letter.indd 18

don’t do themed issues per se. When we first started New England Home, we tried dutifully to follow standard practice with themed issues of our own. But we soon became disenchanted with the results. It often felt as if we were throwing together houses and designs that didn’t really coexist comfortably, simply in order to fit the necessary criteria. Or, alternatively, we were having to ignore or delay other wonderful projects because they couldn’t be squeezed into the right mold. As a result, our content is now assembled in much the same way a chef might concoct a tasting menu for her restaurant. We start by hunting up the best ingredients to be found in the market, and then see what can be made from them. Just as you wouldn’t want a succession of toosimilar dishes for your evening repast, we take care that the homes and resources we’re matching up have a pleasing amount of variety; just as you also wouldn’t enjoy too great a cacophony of clashing tastes in a meal, we work to find visual treats that, even though diverse, have some affinity that lets them be served up deliciously together, from architectural appetizer through designer dessert. At that point a theme will sometimes emerge naturally, of its own accord. Looking over the editorial lineup for each issue, in order to tease out any thread that may tie together the stories we have gathered, is something I typically do in preparation for writing this editor’s note and to help in finding the words that go on our cover. But for some issues, like the one you’re reading now, even though I can sense what seems like an underlying harmony—and certainly we’ve assembled a lineup of stories that are very appropriate for the fall season—I can’t quite force it into words. And that’s okay. I think you’ll feel it, all the same. —Kyle Hoepner

Find more at

Our editors and a fascinating lineup of guest blog­gers share beautiful photography, design ideas, and advice every week on the New England Home Design Blog. The site also features ongoing content updates, where you’ll encounter house tours, interviews and commentary, before-and-after stories, and other special items for lovers of great home design.

Sign up for our Design Discoveries editorial ­e-newsletter and get weekly updates on luxury home style, including the latest products, upcoming events, and green ideas.

Portrait by Hornick/Rivlin Studio

9/19/18 6:23 PM

Come experience Gaggenau at Aitoro Appliance. 4 0 1 W E S T P O R T AV E , N O R WA L K , C T 0 6 8 5 1 • 2 0 3 . 8 4 7. 2 4 7 1 • I N F O @ A I T O R O . C O M • A I T O R O . C O M

full page.indd 1

9/18/18 5:31 PM

INTRODUCING OUR Contemporary Boho Collection Moroccan Collection



C O N N E CT I C U T Editor-in-Chief Kyle Hoepner Senior Editor Paula M. Bodah Creative Director Robert Lesser Market and Digital Editor Lynda Simonton Copy Editor Lisa H. Speidel Contributing Editors Karin Lidbeck Brent Stacy Kunstel Debra Judge Silber Contributing Writers Fred Albert, Regina Cole, Bob Curley, Megan Fulweiler, Robert Kiener, Maria LaPiana, Allegra Muzzillo, Dan Shaw, Debra Judge Silber, Lisa H. Speidel Contributing Photographers Robert Benson, John Gould Bessler, Tria Giovan, John Gruen, Laura Moss, Michael Partenio •

Leading source of antique, vintage, modern, and custom rugs. Visit our new showroom in SoNo! SIZE: 8’5” x 11’4”

Leading source of antique, vintage, modern, and custom rugs. Visit our showroom in SoNo!

Editorial Submissions Designers, architects, builders, and homeowners are invited to submit projects for editorial consideration. For information about submitting projects, e-mail ­ Letters to the Editor We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at the above address, fax us at 617-663-6377, or e-mail us at ­ Upcoming Events Are you planning an event that we can feature in our Calendar of Events? E-mail information to, or mail to Calendar Editor, New England Home, 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302, Boston, MA 02118. Parties We welcome photographs from design- or architecture-related parties. Send high-resolution photos with information about the party and the people pictured to

31 – 35 South Main Street | Norwalk, CT 06854 (203) 299-1760 | www.apadaNafiNerugS.CoM

Subscriptions  To subscribe to New England Home ($19.95 for one year) or for customer service, call 800-765-1225 or visit our website,

20  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Masthead.indd 20

9/19/18 6:27 PM


• •


• •


• •


• •



Amazing Amazing Showrooms. Showrooms. Insightful Insightful Advice. Advice. Our customers return to our breathtaking showrooms for design inspiration, Our customers return to our breathtaking showrooms for design inspiration, product selection and the expertise that can only come from those who focus product selection and the expertise that can only come from those who focus exclusively on tile and stone. exclusively on tile and stone.


| |



| |

| |



| |

| |




full page.indd 1

9/7/18 1:52 PM

C O N N E CT I C U T Publisher Kathy Bush-Dutton Associate Publisher, New England Home Connecticut Roberta Thomas Mancuso Sales Manager, New England Home Connecticut Marcia Noble Executive Sales Manager Jill Korff Sales Managers Kim Sansoucy Robin Schubel Tess Woods Marketing Designer Jared Ainscough Production Manager Glenn Sadin Sales and Marketing Coordinator Ellie Zee

r o b e r t

d e a n

a r c h i t e c t s

Robert Bruce Dean, AIA

111 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840


(203) 966-8333

w w w. ro b e r t d e a n a rch i t e c t s . c o m

Advertising Information To receive information about advertising in New England Home, please contact us at 800-609-5154, ext. 713, or Editorial and Advertising Office 530 Harrison Ave., Suite 302 Boston, MA 02118 617-938-3991, 800-609-5154 •

New England Home Magazine, LLC Managing Partners Adam Japko, Chris Legg Finance Manager Kiyomi DeBay Circulation Manager Kurt Coey












2 01 7



2 01 7



2 01 6



2 01 6



Newsstand Manager Bob Moenster




22  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Masthead.indd 22

9/19/18 6:27 PM | Since 1917 | 203.307.4802





Danbury | East Windsor | FairďŹ eld | New Haven | Stamford | Waterbury

full page.indd 1

6/7/18 11:08 AM


String Theory

Susan Beallor-Snyder twists, tangles, and knots coarse rope into beautiful representations of emotions within us and the world around us.

class assignment was to make some• The thing woven in multiples with an inexpensive

material. Susan Beallor-Snyder thought she’d trap a Barbie doll in a sphere of willow. She meant it as a metaphor for herself: at this point in her life, in 2011, she was a woman who felt artistically hampered by her outwardly enviable existence as the wife of an entertainment executive and mother of two children. When she couldn’t find any willow, her professor at Georgia’s Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) suggested she look at Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Abakans. The Polish artist’s large sculptural objects were made of found materials including sisal, wool, and horsehair. The errand inspired Beallor-­Snyder to visit an Atlanta hardware store. As she browsed the rope aisle, she stood at a crossroads in her life. She had


Expectations (2011), natural manila rope and patinated copper, 131"H × 41"W; Inner Struggle (2011), natural manila rope, 115"H × 28"W; detail from Expectations.

| BY DEBRA SPARK | 24  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Artistry.indd 24

Images courtesy of the artist

9/18/18 7:39 PM

Some things aren’t made to endure.

Some things are.

Stylish, handcrafted, and easy to care for, our interior wood shutters have a very long life (and let’s face it, pop, not everything does).


Back Bay Shutter co. Inc. A DESIGNER’S BEST FRIEND.


0 5




full page.indd 1








9/18/18 5:32 PM



been a black-and-white street photographer since her girlhood days roaming the Upper West Side of New York, and she had had a successful career as a jewelry designer, as well as stints in other creative media. And yet, she went for stretches when her artistic side was expressed more through cooking and interior design. Frequent moves for her husband’s work meant she was often unpacking and arranging a new home. Three years earlier, she had been thinking she wanted to make large statement jewelry pieces for exhibition, but the price of gold had gone up, so her idea was cost prohibitive. While she hadn’t entirely

26  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Artistry.indd 26

abandoned jewelry design, she had enrolled at SCAD to explore other artistic avenues. On that day in the hardware store, Beallor-Snyder noticed natural manila rope. She liked its heft and color, the way it felt in her hands. She didn’t know it yet, but in purchasing the rope, she was choosing a new identity, that of a sculptor who knots, wraps, and drapes rope to express her emotional life. She made a piece for class called Inner Struggle, a tightly knotted uterusshaped form with dense, complicated twists. She hung the piece on her dining room wall. When Fay Gold, an influential former Atlanta gallery owner and now art consultant, came to dinner, she said, “You need to do more of these.” Then, an interior design friend asked for five rope pieces to exhibit in her shop. Beallor-Snyder had two more assignments, if of a Women’s Work photo by Emily Followill

9/18/18 7:39 PM

BELOW: The artist in her studio in 2017. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: Broken (2014), natural manila rope, red paint, and steel nails, 100"H × 26"W; Crossroads (2014), natural manila rope, 122"H × 208"W; Women’s Work (2016) at the 2016 Southeastern Designer Showhouse, natural manila rope, 120"H × 44"W; Untitled (2018), natural manila rope, 66"H × 19"W.


different sort, and she was on her way. Now, her children are grown, and she and her husband split their time between New York City, Weston, and Maine. It is in Weston, though, where she finds the solitude she needs to create, in an 1860s barn that serves as her studio. Producing her art is physically painful, a difficulty that she views as a connection with the emotional pain her pieces express. The rope gives her splinters. She sits on the floor working her arm back and forth as she wraps and ties, then climbs a ladder to look down and consider her progress. Her works emerge from the process rather than a preconceived design. She is often inspired by her life, as with Inner Struggle. Broken came out of a difficult time in her marriage and includes splatters of red paint. Her commissioned pieces take their cues from the client or the environment where the work will be displayed. Changing Tides, for example, was made for a luxury residential building by Washington D.C.’s District Wharf and was inspired by the area’s history. The large, organic piece suggests a landscape but also, given the undulations of the rope, the body’s circulatory system. In the last seven years, Beallor-Snyder has produced pieces that hang in museums, including New York’s Children’s Museum of the Arts, as well as private collections. One private owner is Paula ­Wallace, the president and founder of SCAD, who admires the physicality of what she calls Beallor-Snyder’s “supremely inventive” work, as well as the artist’s courage and intellectual rigor. As a jewelry designer, Beallor-Snyder sold her work only to individuals. Now, with gallery and museum exhibitions, she thinks of herself as having a chance to gift beauty to others, which was always her artistic ambition.  EDITOR’S NOTE: To see more of the artist’s work, visit

Since 1882 We deeply value the rugs we create and the people who make them. 203.865.0567 | 73 ELM ST. NEW HAVEN, CT 06510

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  27

CT-FAL18 Artistry.indd 27

9/18/18 7:39 PM

. .

Front Row Kitchens was recently named 2nd place winner in national Plain & Fancy design contest!!

1 1 7 N EW C A NA A N AV E N U E I N O RWA L K , C T 0 6 8 5 0 I 2 0 3 . 8 4 9 . 0 3 0 2 I F R O N T R OWK I TC H E N S . C O M

Front Row_CT-FAL18_1.00_v5.indd 1

8/31/18 10:39 AM


P. 2 0 3 . 5 6 3 . 0 5 5 3


Smith_CT-FAL16_1.00_v1.indd 1 Michael Smith_CT-FAL18_1.00_v1.indd

9/22/16 4:24 2:04 PM 9/19/18

Good Bones

Ship Shape

For boat lovers, what could be more appropriate than a waterfront house designed to reference the sea and built to stand forever?

not a beach person’s place; it’s more of • “It’s a place for boaters,” says the homeowner about

Osbrook Point, a two-mile waterfront spit of land in Stonington. In fact, he and his wife had spotted the area by boat some years earlier and wondered how to reach the fifteen or so houses via land. Fast-forward a decade-plus and the couple discovered a cute but fragile cape with a flat-roofed garage for sale on the coveted stretch. They bought it and spent three summers there before bringing

aboard Westport-based architect Peter Cadoux and Evergreen Building Systems, in Stonington. Together they decided that tearing it down and starting from scratch was the best route. The owners provided a general aesthetic but entrusted Cadoux with the specifics: “We both wanted a boat feel to the house—not too much or too strong, but a bit of a flavor,” says the husband. Practically speaking, they had a few musts: a vacation retreat that could transition into a retirement home;

Visitors arriving via the front door can see clear through the house to the water. A cupola, which opens into a hallway, adds a nice architectural detail and lets in light, while an exaggerated stone chimney helps ground the house.

| TEXT BY LISA H. SPEIDEL | PHOTOGRAPHY BY WARREN JAGGER | 30  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Good Bones.indd 30

9/18/18 8:03 PM

Handcrafted in New Hampshire Custom cabinetry for every room in your home

full page.indd 1

Available direct, nationwide 800-999-4994 •

Work with one of our in-house design professionals

9/18/18 5:33 PM

Good Bones


cedar soffits are coated in marinegrade varnish to resemble the look of a boat hull. Architect Peter Cadoux calls the home’s elegant design “Newport shingle-style.” Copious windows enable the owners to take full advantage of the water views. Doors and screens in the glass sitting room are designed to slide completely open to let the outdoors in.

a property optimized for visits by family and friends; and, of course, a house that maximizes coastal views. Cadoux’s design was influenced by nautical themes and informed by the location. “The positioning and orientation of the house is based on views and sunlight,” he says, pointing out that if you look straight out from the property, you see Fisher’s Island, New York. Look to the left to see Watch Hill, Rhode Island, and to the right for a glimpse of Connecticut’s historic Stonington Village. He calls the architecture “Newport shingle-style,” which speaks to its enhanced exterior detailing and historic roots. The exaggerated roofline, with its flared sweep, lends character, as does the commanding stone chimney, and the brackets on the overhang are an elegant

32  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Good Bones.indd 32

architectural detail. The overall feel is reminiscent of materials found on a stately ship, notes Cadoux, especially the stainless-steel rods of the railings, and the soffits, which are fabricated from natural cedar and treated with five coats of marine-grade varnish. “It looks like the hull of an old Chris-Craft,” he says. As with a boat, it was critical, given the coastal location, to have a low-maintenance exterior. The soffits, for example, are almost always out of the sun, so the varnish will never crack. The trim is all PVC and only needs an occasional power-wash to look ship-shape, the cedar shingles are pre-dipped, front and back, for longevity, and there are engineering components that reduce expansion and contraction. “It’s bullet-proof,” says Cadoux with pride. The tasteful nautical theme continues inside with careful attention paid to the woodwork. Well-placed paneling, some horizontal, some vertical, enhances the seaworthy look, as do the coffered mahogany ceilings in the living room and kitchen. The color scheme of the stones in the fireplace surround was inspired by the beach out front, and the stars on

Top right photo by Barry A. Hyman

9/18/18 8:04 PM

Come visit our new Westport showroom for an interactive stone experience




203.790.9023 Exceptional Products, Personal Service

full page.indd 1

9/5/18 11:25 AM

Good Bones

the mantel—“another level of detail and a bit of an Americana theme,” says Cadoux—reappear on the underside of the exterior fascia. The owners enlisted Wendy Callahan of Studio WHC, in Norwell, Massachusetts, to assist with furnishings and fixtures. She and style consultant

Betsy Juliano opted for a neutral palette, with fabrics that are family- and pet-friendly. “There’s so much beautiful woodwork,” Callahan says, “so we picked simple and classic furniture to complement it and keep the aesthetic light and airy.” The husband’s office ups the nautical ante with a teak and holly floor, treated with a special yacht finish, and horizontal paneling in mahogany. From his window, he says, “I can keep an eye on the boats and pretend I’m outside.” Another space with an extraordinary view is the glassed sitting room. With the push of a button, the three walls of windows or screens can individually slide open or shut, making it the ultimate four-­season spot. “I love rooms that can be multi-functional,” says Cadoux, “and this one can be an open porch, a screened porch, or a cozy sunroom in winter.” When a guest isn’t snoozing on the daybed in

Full-Service Interior Design Serving Fairfield and Westchester Counties. 917-579-6959 | | 34  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Good Bones.indd 34

9/18/18 8:05 PM

LEFT TO RIGHT: The stones in the fireplace surround, chosen to match those on the beach out front, dictate the living room’s earth-tone palette. A barrel ceiling in the master bedroom is both pretty and practical, lending height and depth to a modest-sized room. FACING PAGE: Glossy horizontal mahogany paneling and a teak and holly floor give the husband’s office the feel of a finely crafted yacht.

the four-season room, you may find someone has snuck up to the bunkroom for some shuteye. Cadoux designed the built-ins, complete with bookshelves and drawers, so that the house, together with the five bedrooms, can expand to sleep twenty-one. And once the afternoon naps are done, it’s off

to dinner—how else?—by boat. “Once we’re here,” says the husband, “we don’t use the car again; we go everywhere—restaurants, stores, etcetera—by boat. It’s as if we’re on an island.” A fitting way, indeed, to travel to and from their nautical retreat.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 150.

High end drapery, upholstery and wall uph

High end drapery, upholstery and wall upholster. Contact us at 860-346-4843

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  35

CT-FAL18 Good Bones.indd 35

9/18/18 8:05 PM



The unique patina of birch wood flooring milled from logs that sank centuries ago en route to Canada’s river mills provides quality and character rarely available in today’s market. Minerals in the rivers give this birch wood its silvery-gray, richly varied tones. Standard 3/4” thick tongue and groove boards are milled to your custom specifications. Divers recover these logs one at a time in the spring then send them directly to the mill. Only available for order each spring.

Rustically elegant, our reclaimed 19th century flooring provides an authentic, classic accent to any environment. Naturally, it’s green. Available in Birchwood and Elm. Exclusive Agent. Call 203.520.8865

lindaniels-neh-ad-v1.indd 1 full page.indd 1


Add a touch of timeless character to your next project with the warmth and patina of curated antique wood flooring reclaimed from barn beams milled from Canada’s virgin wood. Marked with the story of Canada’s past and milled to a standard 3/4” thick tongue and groove board (random width, 4”-7”, and length, 3’-14’), these hard wood elm planks can be custom milled to blend with both contemporary and traditional design.

9/4/18 4:09 PM 9/18/18 5:38 PM



Advanced Home Audio Inc. is the preeminent designer of sophisticated music, theater, environment, and lighting systems. We’re known by the area’s best architects, builders, and interior designers for our elegant designs that complement your home and are tailored to your needs.

Advanced Home Audio_CT-SUM17_1.00_v2_fixed.indd 1

9/20/17 1:06 PM


Looking Good, Doing Good

Beauty and beneficence go hand in hand at Southport’s annual Rooms with a View.

know: done right, even a small •Designers space can deliver a big impact.

Nowhere is this better demonstrated than at Rooms with a View, the annual design showcase at Southport Congregational Church. Now in its twentyfourth year, the event, centered on a dozen six-byeight-foot design vignettes, has raised $1.6 million toward the church’s goals of promoting education, assisting the underserved, and feeding the hungry. If that isn’t impact enough, it has been credited with propelling more than a few designers into the spotlight. “One of the fun facts is that, of Architectural Digest’s annual 100 top designers, typically ten to twenty have done Rooms with a View,” says Christopher Philip, proprietor of Lattice House in Southport and the event’s marketing chairman.

The idea for the jewel-box showcase emerged in 1994, as church members grappled with replacing the antique show that had been the congregation’s primary fundraiser. One of those members was the renowned designer Albert Hadley, who championed the idea of a designer showcase consisting of small vignettes. “We weren’t exactly sure what that meant,” recalls the Rev. Laura Whitmore, the church’s associate minister. But the inaugural showcase drew several hundred visitors, making her a believer. “It was amazing, what they could do with three walls and a ceiling!” she says. “And Albert, being who he was, knew tons of people, so it wasn’t hard for him to get people to participate.” It’s impossible to consider RWAV without recognizing Hadley, who guided the event until his death in 2012 and who is remembered as a beloved mentor of so many RWAV alumni. To continue his effort to inspire young talent, Hadley chose designer Thom Filicia, who had worked with him at Parish-Hadley, as honorary chairman. Though no longer in that role, Filicia continues to support Hadley’s legacy accomplishment. “When someone like Albert, who’s so established, encourages you, well, that’s huge,” says Edie van Breems, co-owner with Rhonda Eleish of Westport’s Eleish van Breems and a three-time RWAV designer. In addition to Hadley’s encouragement, she says the small scale of the displays spurs the participation of emerging designers unable to afford the time or expense of a traditional ABOVE: Christina Lake of Forehand + Lake designed this chic bar for Rooms With a View in 2017. LEFT: Legendary designer Albert Hadley, founder of Rooms With a View, in his New York City apartment featuring walls painted in his signature red.

| BY DEBRA JUDGE SILBER | 38  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Rooms With a View.indd 38

Top: Lucas Gubinski, Forehand + Lake

9/20/18 11:27 AM

Cold Outside... Warm Inside New in Electric, the Toasty Comfort of Runtal Radiators Can Now Be Enjoyed by All!

Wall Panels

Towel Radiators


has long been world-renowned as the premium manufacturer of Euro-style radiators for hot water and steam heating systems. We are pleased to introduce a Runtal Electric line that includes Wall Panel, Towel Radiator and Baseboard designs. Suitable for both retro-fit and new construction, Runtal Electric products provide a very efficient and comfortable radiant heat. They are an excellent source of primary or supplemental heat and a problem-solver for areas needing additional heat. They are attractive (available in over 100 colors), durable, quiet and easy to install. For more information or a dealer near you, please call 1-800-526-2621 or online at:

Our Showroom is located at: 187 Neck Road • Ward Hill, MA • 01835 (Haverhill) Tel: 1-800-526-2621

full page.indd 1 NE Home CT Feel Good AD 2.14.18.indd 1

3/15/18 5:19 PM 2/16/18 11:44 AM



ABOVE: Reverend

Laura Whitmore of the Southport Congregational Church with Traci Provost, Stephani Whittaker, and Christina Haas. Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems of Eleish van Breems show off their Linnaeus’s Study from 2003. Thom Filicia deftly mixed artwork, textures, and an eclectic collection of furniture for his room in 2013.

­showhouse. “Albert loved new talent,” says Parker Rogers, RWAV’s current design chairman, who launched his own career with a “gentleman’s study” he created for RWAV fifteen years ago. Together with design co-chair Laura Meyer, Rogers continues to follow Hadley’s original formula in selecting each year’s participants, balancing the number of men and women, new designers and established designers, designers from Connecticut and designers from New York. Invitations go out in the spring, but, Philip notes, “Parker gets calls all year long.” As of September, designers’ big plans for the small spaces were still under wraps, but if tradition holds, they’re sure to involve plenty of outside-thebox thinking. Particularly memorable scenes have included a miniature chapel, a screened porch, and a famous botanist’s study; but every living room and library, dining area and dressing room on display is notable for its creativity and complexity. Along with the designers, more than 100 church volunteers, craftspeople, and support staff will pitch in for the event, which in recent years has drawn 3,000 visitors over its three days. The church, like Hadley, follows something of a formula in selecting organizations it aids. “Our Congregational roots have always supported education as a vital part of the human experience, as it’s what we strongly feel brings communities out of poverty,” Whitmore says. This commitment materializes in support for organizations dedicated to increasing

40  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Rooms With a View.indd 40


Creating vignettes this year around the theme of “We Gather Together” will be: BILLY CEGLIA, Billy Ceglia Designs, ERIC COHLER, Eric Cohler Design, CYNTHIA FERGUSON, Cynthia Ferguson Designs, ferguson

TINA ANASTASIA, Mark P. Finlay Interiors, FRANCINE GARDNER, Interieurs, GAELLE DUDLEY, GL Design, ROBIN HENRY, Robin Henry Studio, JARED HUGHES, Jared Hughes Design, SARAH KAPLAN, Dovecote, CAREY KARLAN, Last Detail Interior Design, LINDSEY LANE, Lindsey Lane Design, DANIELLE ROLLINS, Danielle Rollins Interior Design, Clockise from top left: Phil Nelson, Courtesy of Eleish van Breems, Autumn Pinette/Connecticut Post

9/20/18 11:27 AM



Linen Shop_CT-SPR18_1.00.v2.indd 1

3/15/18 2:19 PM


LEFT: The church’s great hall is transformed with room vignettes. RIGHT: The Gothic Revival-style Southport Congregational Church. BELOW, TOP: RWAV’s design chairman Parker Rogers. BELOW, BOTTOM: Marketing chairman Christopher Philip.

the odds for inner-city children, such as the Adam J. Lewis Academy in Bridgeport and Horizons enrichment programs at Greens Farms Academy and Sacred Heart University; and at Mercy Learning Center, which provides literacy and life-skills training to low-income women. Funds also help care for the homeless through the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Homes for the Brave, and to offer support to the formerly incarcerated, through Emerge Connecticut Inc. and Family ReEntry. Community-building is part of the formula, too, with aid to the Burroughs

Community Center and Bridgeport Council of Churches. A complete list of beneficiaries can be found on the church’s website. “It’s about working collaboratively for a mission greater than yourself,” says Whitmore, who marvels at the designers’ generosity and creativity. “It’s a wonderful thing to unite beauty and service and mission and love and kindness all in one big weekend.”  EDITOR’S NOTE : Rooms with a View runs Thursday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 4 at Southport Congregational Church. For information and tickets, visit

Original Structure


42  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Rooms With a View.indd 42

2015 Project of the Year and 2015 Best New/Old Remodel

Rogers portrait and church interior by Phil Nelson. Exterior courtesy Pam Poling, Southport Congregational Church

9/20/18 1:44 PM


Stamford’s Most Complete Showroom for Design Professionals ProSource offers a dedicated team of experts and private showrooms with the largest selection of home and commercial products at wholesale prices. This one-of-a-kind combination supports our strong relationships with the most talented designers in the business Find out why so many have come to trust the unique solution ProSource offers. We are pleased to announce our Kitchen & Bath Department Coming SOON! Cabinets | Countertops | Sinks | Faucets | Cabinet Hardware | And More

ProSource of Stamford 25 Harbor View Avenue | Stamford, CT 06902 203-602-0607

full page.indd 1

8/28/18 2:25 PM

In The Showrooms



4 3

5 1. Screen Scene Your fireplace will look great with or without a fire burning, thanks to Susan Hable’s fire screen designed for Maitland Smith. | Lillian August, Norwalk and Greenwich, 2. Take Note Look closely and you can see that the nib of a pen is the inspiration for Currey & Company’s Quill chandelier. Polished brass with black accents help make a bold style statement. | Connecticut Lighting Centers, Hartford and Southington, 3. Bear Hug Hlynur V Atlason’s Lína swivel chair doesn’t have a single straight line, resulting in a sumptuous and inviting chair designed to gently embrace anyone lucky enough to sit in it. | Design Within Reach, Stamford and Westport,

4. Custom Confidential Artist Arik Levy’s recent collection for THG Paris allows owners to customize this incredibly elegant faucet to suit their unique style. Shown here is System Métal Quadrillé à Manettes. | Bender, various Connecticut locations,


5. Coming Around A luminous Srera Murano crystal sphere by Carlo Moretti makes a stunning addition to mantel, shelf, or tabletop. | Putnam & Mason, Greenwich, 6. Table Talk Designed and built in-house, this midcentury-inspired cocktail table from I.M. Smitten is handcrafted from birch veneer plywood, resulting in a piece that is functional art. | Trumbull,

| EDITED BY LYNDA SIMONTON | 44  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 In the Showrooms.indd 44

9/18/18 8:09 PM


full page.indd 1

9/20/18 10:46 AM

In The Showrooms





1. Hot Spot Enjoy the cool nights ahead gathered around this COR-TEN steel obelisk chiminea from Terrain. Note the built-in wood storage—handy and handsome. | Terrain, Westport, 2. Maker Made Ceramicist Heather Levine’s limited-edition table lamp brings an earthy touch to any room. Added bonus: the cutout base casts a captivating play of light. | Remains Lighting, Greenwich, 3. Chill Out On-trend finishes, like cobalt blue and matte white, as well as chic pewter and gold hard-

ware are the latest additions to True’s refrigeration roster. | Aitoro, Norwalk, 4. Rock On The rocking chair gets a modern facelift with a woven peeled rattan seat and an elliptical base shaped from teak. | Tusk Home + Design, Westport, 5. Faux and Fabulous Diane James—the longtime designers’ pick for faux floral—adds magnolia leaves to her lineup. The coloration of the stems is just right for fall decor, and they’ll transition beautifully to holiday time. | Diane James, Norwalk,


46  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 In the Showrooms.indd 46

9/18/18 8:09 PM


170 Mason St. Greenwich, CT

full page.indd 1


Tel. 203.489.3800


9/19/18 3:56 PM

0 5 New England Home’s








he fall season kicked off with a bang as the design community came together to celebrate the most promising young regional talent in residential architecture and design at New England Home’s ninth annual 5 Under 40 awards party. Close to 400 people gathered at Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting’s Boston showroom to celebrate this year’s honorees: interior designers Kelly Healy, Calla McNamara, and Sarah Scales, architect Jeremy Roc Jih, and landscape designer Russell D.H. Stott. The happy crowd spilled out into the atrium at 333 Stuart Street, where fantastic floral arrangements by Marc Hall Design added to the festive atmosphere. Guests sipped signature cocktails by Wiggly Bridge Distillery, local beer from Portico Brewing Company, and fine wines from 90+ Cellars while enjoying delicacies prepared by Davio’s restaurant. They were also sent home with a treat from Bisousweet Confections. A photo booth was a popular spot for friends and colleagues to strike a pose. A highlight of the evening was the spirited auction of one-of-a-kind rugs designed by the 5 Under 40 winners and handcrafted by Landry & Arcari’s weavers. Acting as celebrity auctioneer was WGBH radio and television personality Jim Braude, who encouraged a friendly bidding war to raise funds to benefit Barakat, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based charity that supports literacy and education for women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The 5 Under 40 program has raised more than $180,000 for Barakat since its inception. 48  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 5Under40 Recap.indd 48


| 1. Sarah Weilbrenner Viteri, Betsy Perry, and Patricia Espinosa of The Local Vault | 2. Sana Saeed of Barakat | 3. The crowd of almost 400 people enjoying the party | 4. The evening’s celebrity auctioneer Jim Braude, the host of Greater Boston and co-host of Boston Public Radio on WGBH | 5. Sienna MacArthur, Brittney Lombardo, Katherine Elliott, and Elizabeth Tobin of Pinney Designs | 6. New England Home’s editorin-chief Kyle Hoepner with Sean T. Reynolds of Woodmeister Master Builders | 7. Let the bidding begin! | 8. Brian Catapang of Wiggly Bridge Distillery pouring tastings for the crowd. 5




Party photos by Allan Dines

9/19/18 3:37 PM




The Wright The Wright Relationship Relationship MakesMakes All TheAll Difference The Difference For more information For more information call (203) 227-4134 call (203) 227-4134 or email or email

full page.indd Wright_CT-FAL18_1.00_v2.indd 1 full page.indd 1 1

12/5/17 2:42 PM 2:42 PM 9/5/1812/5/17 4:19 PM

0 5 New England Home’s




| 1. Honorees Jeremy Roc Jih, Calla McNamara, Sarah Scales, Kelly Healy, and Russell Stott | 2. Jay Arcari, Ben Arcari Cook, Julie Arcari, and Jeffrey Arcari | 3. This year’s judges, Glen Valentine of Stephen Stimson Associates, Patrick Planeta of Planeta Design Group, and David Foley of Foley Fiore Architecture  | 4. Mark Jordan and Courtney Jones of Karastan | 5. The Hutker Architects team with winner Calla McNamara | 6. Bill Morton of Back Bay Shutter, LaDonna Hyndman, honoree Kelly Healy, and Nancy Sorensen of Back Bay Shutter  | 7. Troy Sober, Gregory Lombardi, Jason Harris, Rebecca Verner, Michael Wasser, and Holly Charbonnier of Gregory Lombardi Design  | 8. New England Home’s publisher Kathy Bush-Dutton with Gregory Sweeney of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | 9. Mark Dinkel of Payne Bouchier, honoree Russell Stott, and Jared Paine and Alex Zook of Payne Bouchier | 10. Tony Montes, Alexa and Angel Centeno, and Renier Beltran of Systems Design & Integration, Inc.









50  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 5Under40 Recap.indd 50


Party photos by Allan Dines

9/19/18 3:37 PM


Celebrating years

Wakefiled- 20 years Section.indd 1

9/20/18 3:02 PM







Wakefiled- 20 years Section.indd 2

9/20/18 3:02 PM

I N S T O C K . S H I P S N E X T D AY.

i n f o @ f l ow de c

www.fl owd


8 55.523.0802



Wakefiled- 20 years Section.indd 3

9/20/18 3:02 PM




Wakefiled- 20 years Section.indd 4

9/20/18 3:02 PM

Trephine Chandelier Atlanta | Dallas | High Point | Las Vegas | New York


Wakefiled- 20 years Section.indd 5

9/20/18 3:02 PM


Join theWakefield Design Center



Wednesday, November 28th

4:30- 7:30pm Wakefield Design Center RSVP at:

Thank You

Wakefield Design Center would like to thank all of our partners and vendors for providing us with inspiration and beautiful products for the past 20 years. We celebrate you and your teams and are looking forward to the next 20. We have three floors (10,000 square feet) showcasing hundreds of home furnishings designed to enrich our designer clients and their visions as well as ultimately enriching their clients’ homes. We are grateful to each and every designer who has shopped with us these last 20 years.


Wakefiled- 20 years Section.indd 6

9/20/18 3:02 PM

•PERSPECTIVES Connecticut Design Considered From Every Angle


3 2 5


Whiskey a Go Go

Whether you take it neat or (literally) on the rocks, enjoying a nice glass of whiskey by the fire is an ideal way to embrace a cool autumn evening. Here is all you need to imbibe in style.

6 7

1. Nara Ice Bucket | Nambé, LCR Interiors, Avon, 2. Bare Pitcher | DBO Home, Sharon, 3. Catrina Cocktail Napkins | Kim Seybert, 4. Litchfield Distillery Assorted Spirits | Available at various ­Connecticut liquor stores, 5. Vega Whiskey Decanter | Baccarat Boutique, Greenwich, 6. Cosmo Bar Set | Mary Jurek Design, Hoagland’s of Greenwich, Greenwich,

7. Alpine Whiskey Glass | Simon Pearce, Greenwich and Westport,


8. Whisky Stones | Simon Pearce, Greenwich and Westport,

| EDITED BY LYNDA SIMONTON | Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  57

CT-FAL18 Perspectives.indd 57

9/19/18 6:38 PM


Style Scheme 2 1 4 3




Triple Play

Susan Glick’s three-season room proves that you don’t need a lot of color to create an exciting space. ¶ Since a three-season room is often bonus space beyond the usual living and family rooms, Glick seized the opportunity to design a spot that’s a respite from the rest of a busy home. The owners can retreat to the room to read, reflect, or enjoy a drink and conversation. ¶ A lush kidney-shaped sofa makes a comfy perch for lounging, while the chic woven chairs from Bernhardt provide additional seating. Other furniture elements are made from rustic wood to help connect the room with the outdoors beyond and enhance the natural vibe. ¶ A show-stopping chandelier from Arteriors provides the wow factor. Eight lights nestled among natural branches cast lively shadows in an organic version of the popular starburst motif. | Susan Glick Interiors, Westport,



| 1. Large hand-carved Gambelina table, Blaxsand, Wakefield Design Center, Stamford,  | 2. Armond mirror, Made Goods, Wakefield Design Center | 3. Silas chair, Bernhardt Interiors, Tusk Home + Design, Westport, | 4. Luna Yukas coffee table, Taracea, available through the designer | 5. Old-wood Kadauma Sumba figures, Blaxsand, Wakefield Design Center | 6. Finch chandelier, Arteriors,  | 7. Kidney sofa, Tomlinson, Wakefield Design Center | Surfaces: a. Graffito fabric by Kelly Wearstler, Lee Jofa, Kravet, Stamford, b. Bermuda hemp wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries, Wakefield Design Center

| EDITED BY LYNDA SIMONTON |  58  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Perspectives.indd 58

Portrait by Neil Landino

9/19/18 6:39 PM

SellarsLathropArchitects llc 1 Kings Highway North Westport Ct 06880 203.222.0229

Sellars Lathrop_CT-FAL18_1.00_v3.indd 1

9/17/18 9:23 PM


Five Questions

Gary Shafran, owner of L&M Custom Carpets and Rugs, on the advantages of being a one-man operation.


You’ve been called a boutique carpet and rug business. Why? My competitors are all large companies that work with a traditional business model. They have expenses such as showrooms, rent, utilities, teams of employees in sales, marketing, customer service, importing, warehousing, and shipping. My business model is quite different. I have none of that. There are no layers of management. My showroom is my SUV. I carry hundreds of samples and pom [thread colors] boxes for my clients. We sell

to the trade only; I made a commitment to the design community that no one would ever see my product when they walked into a store. Our carpets and rugs are manufactured primarily in India and Nepal, where I have highly skilled operations managers who monitor all production, quality, shipping, and sourcing issues. I work with six plants in India and two in Nepal, and each plant has a specialty, a certain construction they are known for. They’re also all certified with the Care & Fair organization to not use child labor.

| INTERVIEW BY ROBERT KIENER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAURA MOSS | 60  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Perspectives.indd 60

9/19/18 6:39 PM


full page.indd 1

6/18/18 4:33 PM



Five Questions

How does your order process work? A designer chooses the pattern, the construction, and the colors from our more than 600 available colors, or they can provide their own design. A computer rendering is provided at no charge within forty-eight hours, followed by a strike-off sample within four weeks. Once the sample is approved, production is usually eight weeks. The designer receives a picture from the overseas plant of their finished rug. The rug is delivered a week or two later. Once it is received and inspected, I contact the designer to schedule delivery or installation. Because the carpets are all made to order, there is no wastage.


What is the role of carpets and rugs in room design? Carpets can transform a space. They add warmth and softness to a room, literally and figuratively, and are the finishing element to a room. With so many homes

in half the time and may cost less than $1,500. Also, many people prefer the lighter flat weave to the saturated-color Persian design that has been popular in the past, although there is still a place for that. Our flat weaves are made from soft, durable New Zealand wools and have a very casual, modern look that is in high demand.

being built with open floor plans, carpets and rugs can also delineate spaces, helping to show, for example, where a dining room ends and a living room or family room begins. I’ve often heard that designers are trained to choose the rug first and then add wallpapers, fabrics, and colors that work with the carpet. But it also works the other way around, by choosing a neutral color carpeting to go with the decor that has already been selected. Gray is our best-selling color, although there are also popular blues and distilled browns.



What is your most popular type of carpet? Flat weaves represent the largest part— about 75 percent—of the products I sell. They are transitional and modern, come in a tremendous variety of colors and patterns, and can be produced relatively quickly and less expensively than traditional carpets. For example, a standard eight-by-ten-foot rug in the best construction, such as a Nepalese Tibetan hand-knot rug, would take as many as sixteen weeks to make and could cost about $5,000. A flat weave can be made

You offer so many exclusive patterns. How do you get these? I can show designers patterns they have never seen before online or elsewhere because many of ours are made specifically for L&M. Having worked with me for more than six years, the carpet mills in India and Nepal have a good understanding of what appeals to American designers. They frequently send me new designs that they think would be popular. I recently received fifteen brand-new flat-weave patterns from India-based designers. I may edit these, saying things like, “That’s too busy, but there is an element I’d like to develop.” So we are constantly adding to our portfolio. | L&M Custom Carpets and Rugs, 201-951-0980,

DANIEL CONLON ARCHITECTS P.O. Box 418, Georgetown, CT 06829 203.544.7988

62  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Perspectives.indd 62

9/19/18 6:39 PM


wxá|zÇ uÉâà|Öâx? tÜà ztÄÄxÜç 9 vty° The destination for design fanatics, art collectors, tea enthusiasts and inspiration see kers 220

east putnam avenue cos cob ct 0 6 8 0 7 203.661.3737

exit 5

exit 4

visit us online for more information on our seasonal sales, design services, art shows, private parties & special events.

Dine & Design at The Drawing Room

Drawing Room_CT-WIN16_1.00_v1.indd 1

12/16/15 11:08 AM


Shop Visit

Lattice House

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of elegant Southport village, a visit to Lattice House is a must. The shop is a cultivated blend of new and vintage objects all selected through owner Christopher Philip’s astute lens. This stylish mix has rewarded the shop with a loyal following. Philip’s enthusiasm for each and every item is contagious, and you’ll find yourself delighting in discovering pottery handmade in nearby Trumbull or slipping your feet into shoes made from antique kilims in Istanbul, just as he did when he carefully chose them for the shop. Tales about stirrup cups used for tossing back a drink before a fox hunt will have you wanting one for your bar cart. And the story behind an antique English tea set will give you a true appreciation

of each cup and saucer. Lattice House distinguishes itself from the crowd with its wonderful selection of wares aimed at pleasing the most discerning gentleman. There’s a wide array of vintage and new barware just right for the mixologist in your life, as well as lovely trinkets, boxes, and art for adding some flair to a desk or dresser. Philip swears by the magical skin-smoothing properties of Proraso shaving supplies from Italy—and since customers come back again and again to stock up on these tonics and lotions, he must be on to something. Philip and his partner, interior designer Parker Rogers, are the proud parents of two pups, and their love of dogs is evident from the wide selection of items designed for four-legged friends: bespoke collars imported from Switzerland, one-of-a-kind leashes crafted from found nautical roping, and custom dog portraits by Pamela Poling are just a few of the irresistible canine goodies. Head on over to Lattice House and become part of the posse of their many loyal customers.

Lattice House 411 Pequot Avenue Southport 203-292-3683

| BY LYNDA SIMONTON |  64  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Perspectives.indd 64

9/19/18 6:39 PM


C E L E B R AT I N G O U R 2 0 T H A N N I V E R S A RY


C O N S T R U C T O R S , G R E E N S FA R M S , C T

Domus-CTFAL18.indd 7 full page.indd 1


L . L . C .




9/19/18 AM 9/20/18 10:48 1:06 PM



Yes, technically the Hudson Valley isn’t part of Connecticut and doesn’t share quite the same Colonial roots as the rest of New England. And yet, when you page through Pieter Estersohn’s gorgeously illustrated Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, you’ll find yourself beguiled by beauties that have a great deal in common with Litchfield County or the North Shore of Massachusetts. Thirty-five homes dating from 1730 to 1946 have been captured by the renowned architectural and interiors photographer, largely country houses built by the grand families

of America’s aristocracy—the Astors, the Aldriches, the Delanos, and so on—on land owned by the influential Livingston clan, who settled the area in the late seventeenth century. Many properties remain in the hands of descendants, while some have been lovingly restored by preservation-minded newer inhabitants such as artist Brice Marden, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, and Richard Jenrette, founder of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. A river journey well worth making for fans of architecture, interiors, and splendid views.  | $85, Rizzoli New York,

ABOVE: The façade of Teviotdale (1774) graces the book’s cover. LEFT: The look of C ­ hiddingstone (1860) today was created for the current owners by Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea of the New York firm M (Group) Architecture and Decoration.

66  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Perspectives.indd 66

Photography by Pieter Estersohn

9/19/18 6:40 PM

IT’S NOT JUST A WINDOW, IT’S PEACE OF MIND. For over 110 years, people have relied on Andersen. With over 100 million windows installed, no other windows are in more homes than the Andersen® 400 Series. Its innovative blend of craftsmanship and style has helped make Andersen the most trusted and most recommended brand of windows and patio doors among contractors.* Why choose anything else?


*Based on 2016 survey of trade contractors. “ENERGY STAR” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are trademarks of Andersen Corporation. ©2018 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved.

29 Prospect Street Ridgefield, CT 06877 203.438.2626 M–F 7 am – 5 pm, Sat. 8 am – 4 pm, Sun. – Closed

Build this Fall... Swim next Spring

No Obligation In-Home Design Consultation

(800) 722-AQUA (2782)

HIC.0503482 • SPB.0000044 • NHC.0010353 • MA. LIC 113981 • RI. LIC 37265 • N.Y. LIC WC 5600-H93 • N.Y. LIC PC 679

page - half horizontals.indd 1

9/19/18 11:56 AM

New England Home and Wakefield Design Center invite you to:

To The Trade Only Market Day Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Presenting the latest trends in home furnishings, new product introductions, book signings, and more… 12:00 – 12:45pm Ryan Korban Determination and the Power of Instagram: A Q&A with Ryan Korban Many influencers in the worlds of fashion, film and music have named Ryan Korban as the designer of choice. Perhaps not coincidentally he has attracted an astounding 126,000+ followers on Instagram. Find out why such celebrities as Kanye West, James Franco and Alexander Wang have chosen Ryan Korban to be their top designer. Ryan will join New England Home Editor Kyle Hoepner for a chat about his influence on social media and the rapid rise of his career. Ryan will be available to sign copies of his second book, Ryan Korban: Interiors newly out from Rizzoli. 1:00 – 1:45pm Young Huh, Denise McGaha, Joni Vanderslice ABCs of Licensing Is licensing the next step for your business? A vibrant panel discussion exploring the designer’s perspective of the product-development world along with invaluable insights into how creative collaborations are enhancing brands and businesses. Sharing their experiences, advice and tips are successful interior designers Young Huh of Young Huh Interior Design, Denise McGaha of Denise McGaha Interiors and Joni Vanderslice of J.Banks Group. Point of views you won’t want to miss that could just invigorate you into jumping into the next phase of your business! 2:00 – 2:45pm Suzanne Kasler Inside her new book: Sophisticated Simplicity Known for designing rooms emphasizing tradition, style and pretty palettes, design icon and best-selling author Suzanne Kasler reflects on her inspirations and catalysts for her creative work. Through images and stories of recent and exclusive never-before-seen homes in the city, country and coastline, Suzanne shares her inspiration and fascinating personal journey in her third book, Sophisticated Simplicity. Suzanne will be available to sign copies of her latest book following her talk.

Ryan Korban

Young Huh

Denise McGaha

Reception to Follow Joni Vanderslice

Designer Portfolio Review By appointment RSVP to: PRESENTED BY:


Wakefield Design Center 652 Glenbrook Road | Stamford, CT 203-358-0818

Suzanne Kasler


Wakefield-TTTD-CTFAL18.indd 2

9/20/18 1:49 PM

Front Row Kitchens is a full-service, family owned business located in Norwalk, CT. Our staff was chosen to design a display for Clarke Distributing that won a 2016 national award. Please visit our showroom to see how exceptional space planning and kitchen design, cultivated from years of experience, yields exceptional results. Front Row Kitchens 117 New Canaan Avenue | Norwalk, CT (203) 849-0302 |

A purveyor of luxury linens and home furnishings since 1974, The Linen Shop offers exceptional quality, unparalleled choice and personalized service. As specialists in custom linens, The Linen Shop is a destination for a devoted clientele of designers and architects. Join our Designer Trade Program and enjoy the many benefits we offer. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your unique design needs from our vast collection of custom styles, fabrics, embroideries, and finishes. Please contact us at for further information about our To the Trade Program benefits. The Linen Shop | (203) 972-0433 21 Elm Street | New Canaan, CT

Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsors!

The Interior Designer’s source for showroom quality custom carpets and rugs at direct prices. Transform your design concept into a custom made carpet or rug at a fraction of the showroom price. L&M works directly with artisans in Nepal and India to bring you Flat Weaves, Kilims, Textures, Soumaks, Hand Knot, Hand Tufted, Hand Loomed Tencel and Hair on Hide Leather construction options. L&M Custom Carpets and Rugs LLC (201) 951-0980

AKDO has been designing, manufacturing, quarrying, and importing superior natural stone and tile to the United States for over two decades. With the exclusive rights to numerous quarries and our own production, we are in a unique position to control the quality of our product down the to the last detail, allowing us to go “far beyond the surface” to ensure customers receive the very best. Additionally, our curated selection of products, including natural stone, glass, ceramic, porcelain, wood and laminate have been designed to work together cohesively in spaces, allowing designers to create any look they desire. AKDO | 1435 State St, Bridgeport, CT 06605 | (203) 336-5199 |

The Local Vault is a new kind of marketplace for new and pre-owned luxury home furnishings and decor. TLV provides a unique opportunity for shoppers to gain access to exclusive brands, to-thetrade only pieces, bespoke furniture, unique and fabulous vintage and antique finds, all conveniently available for sale online. TLV’s team of curators personally vets each and every piece so that you can shop with confidence knowing that each product has received our stamp of approval.. The Local Vault | (203) 536-7235 |

Wakefield-TTTD-CTFAL18.indd 3

9/20/18 1:49 PM



2 3 1 1) Autumn is a perfect season for visiting the iconic Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan. 2) Renowned weaver Helena Hernmarck’s work will be featured at Ridgefield’s Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. 3) Traditional American artisanship, like this piece by Woodstock’s Heidi Howard, is on display at the American Artisan Show at the Wilton Historical Society.

OCTOBER The Glass House Tours Through November 30 Fall is the perfect time to visit the architecturally significant Philip Johnson Glass House and its surrounding landscape. Visitors may also tour several buildings on the property, including art and sculpture galleries. I Thursdays–Sundays. New Canaan, 203-594-9884, Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress October 14–January 19 Helena Hernmarck, one of the most important contemporary woven tapestry artists, will be in residence at The Aldrich this fall. Hernmarck’s work will be on display along with photographs, drawings, prototypes, and more. The artist and her apprentice, Mae Colburn, will be working on her loom at the museum.  I The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, 203-438-4519, Taste & Tour of the Greenwich Design District October 17 Last year’s inaugural Taste & Tour was such a success, it only makes sense to do it again! Explore the many stylish shops and showrooms of the Greenwich Design

The Art of Living With Art November 15

A handful of Connecticut’s most notable gallery owners and other experts consider the myriad ways art can add beauty to your life and your home. You’ll learn just where and how to display artwork for the greatest impact—and even what design and architectural problems art can solve. The panel will be moderated by New England Home’s editor-in-chief Kyle Hoepner and is part of the Luxury Living Talks, a series that explores great design, architecture, and living well.  I 5:30 p.m.—8 p.m., Browngrotta arts, 203-834-0623, Wilton,

70  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Calendar.indd 70

District located along Putnam Avenue. New launches, exclusive products, book signings, and giveaways will be highlighted at the various locations during this festive event. I 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., thegreenwich Tomorrow’s History Gala October 19 Celebrate the town of Westport in style at the classically modern Design Within Reach, where guests will be entertained by Westport’s own Warren Bloom and some of the best young rockers in Fairfield County from School of Rock. Open bar and catering by MCK Gourmet will satisfy even the most particular palates. And a curated silent and live auction will bring out the crowd’s competitive spirit—especially when Westport Auction’s Travis Worrell is working the crowd! All proceeds to benefit Westport Historical Society exhibits and educational programs.  I $125. 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Westport,

NOVEMBER American Artisan Show November 1–3 This nationally recognized show is held on the grounds of the Wilton Historical Society, and draws artisans from across the country. Unique handmade rugs, furniture, textiles, baskets, and more will be on display. I Preview party Friday, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., $100 members, $125 non-members; Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., $10. ReservaThe Glass House photo by Robin Hill

9/18/18 7:43 PM

Audio | Video | Lighting | Shades | Climate | Security | WIFI network Audio | Video | Lighting | Shades | Climate | Security | WIFI network

YOUR DOG LISTENS TO YOU. YOUR HOME SHOULD TOO! Total Smart Home Integration. Simple and intuitive voice and touch control of your home.


Visit www.dig italh or call us at: 914.939.7000 V i s i t w w w.d i g i ta l h o m e s y s te m s .c o m o r c al l us at : 914.939.7000 Digital Home Service_CT-SUM18_1.00_v1b.indd 1

6/21/18 1:54 PM


CraftWestport, considered one of the best craft shows in the nation, is a longstanding Fairfield County tradition.

tions required for preview party. Wilton Historical Society, Wilton, 203-762-7257, Rooms with a View November 1–4 Local in spirit but nationally renowned, the annual Rooms with a View was the innovation of legendary designer Albert Hadley. Twelve interior designers display their creativity through small room vignettes. The festivities launch with a gala on Friday, November 1, followed by a Champagne Tour, Gingerbread House Workshop, and more. I Gala November 1, 6:30–9:30, call for ticket information. Regular viewing hours Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday noon–​5 p.m. $25. Southport Congregational Church, Southport, 203-255-4538, CraftWestport November 3–4 This fine crafts show is the longest-standing indoor craft show in the state and is considered one of the best in the country. The weekend-long event features more than 175 craftspeople. Enjoy this Fairfield County tradition and get a head start on your holiday shopping. The event is sponsored by the Westport Young Women’s League, and all proceeds are given to local charity organizations. I Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10 adults, $9 seniors. Westport, Staples High School, 845-331-7900, The New England Design Hall of Fame Awards November 8 This annual gala, hosted by New England Home, honors residential architects, interior designers, and landscape architects across New England whose work, influence, and community involvement set them at the pinnacle of their profession. Attendees at this invariably sold-out event enjoy stellar views of Boston, signature cocktails, fine cuisine, and plenty of partying with industry insiders. I 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:45 p.m. dinner and awards. The State Room, Boston. Set to Celebrate November 8–10 This annual event sponsored by the Connecticut Valley Garden Club features more than 30 beautiful tablescapes designed by businesses, organizations, and

individuals. Visitors can be inspired by the beautiful table settings, then purchase items for their own homes at the on-site boutique or the popular tabletop tag sale selling donated items. Proceeds support the Heritage Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park. The event kicks off with a gala on November 8, and is open for viewing on November 9 and 10. I Gala 6 p.m.– 8:30 p.m., $125; regular admission 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The Town and County Club, Hartford, Something Old, Something New: The Architecture of Transformation November 13 Author and architect Samuel White is the founding partner of PBDW Architects and author of several books on architecture. Join him as he discusses historic restoration and adaptive reuse with new designs in historic settings. The lecture is one in a series called “The Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library.” I 6-8 p.m. Registration required. New Canaan Library, New Canaan, 26th Annual HOBI Awards November 13 The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut’s HOBI Awards celebrate the best in residential and commercial construction, remodeling, and more. The event kicks off with a cocktail hour followed by a presentation of winning entries and dinner. I 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, Deck the Walls November 16–January 4 Forget the mall and give the gift of art. The Lyme Art Association’s annual holiday show and sale features the works of more than 200 artists. The show includes a wide range of types and sizes of artwork specially designed for holiday gift-giving. I Lyme, 860-434-7802, Small Works Show at AXEL Interiors November 17–January 11 Small is beautiful. Twelve local artists create small works perfect for the art-lover on your list. All the art will be approximately ten inches square, and will be priced at $300. I 203-299-3155, Festival of Trees & Traditions November 29–December 9 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art holds its annual holiday event, featuring trees, wreaths, and festive holiday decor created by community members, organizations, and artists. The event kicks off its 45th year with Art after Dark: Night of Illumination, featuring music, snacks,

a holiday movie, and the opportunity to purchase your favorite decoration or tree on November 29, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. I Regular viewing of Trees & Traditions take place during museum hours. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3 fundraising surcharge is applied to museum admission for this event. Hartford, 860-278-2670, Antiquarius November 30–December 5 Kick off the holiday season with style at this much-anticipated annual event. The festivities include the Greenwich Winter Antique Show, the Holiday House Tour, and the Holiday Boutique. I Visit the Greenwich Historical Society website for full details,

DECEMBER Magic of Christmas December 1–31 Delight in the holiday season at the Florence Griswold Museum. Visitors of all ages can enjoy Miss Florence’s Artist Trees, designer Fantasy Trees, and the Florence Griswold House decorated for an oldfashioned 1910 Christmas. Miss Florence’s Artist Trees features works created on artist palettes by nearly 200 artists from all over the country who have donated to this one-of-a-kind tradition. There are plenty of special events, including Christmas teas, hands-on crafts, and other family-oriented activities. I Old Lyme, 860-434-5542, 24th Annual Woodbury Holiday House Tour December 8 A much-anticipated annual event that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Tour homes decked out for the holiday in this charming Litchfield County town. The event is sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Woodbury and raises funds for local charities, including scholarships and the community food and fuel bank. I 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Woodbury Senior Center, 265 Main Street South, or in advance at local shops. Westport Historical Society Holiday House Tour December 9 Visit beautiful Westport homes decked out in festive holiday decor at this annual event. The self-guided tour is sure to put you in the holiday spirit and inspire you to decorate your own home for the season. I Westport, 203-222-1424, visit for details.  EDITOR’S NOTE: Events are subject to change. Please confirm details with event organizer prior to your visit.

72  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Calendar.indd 72

9/18/18 7:43 PM


200 Pemberwick Rd. Greenwich, CT (203) 861-4200

Cornerstone-half-CTSPR18.indd 1

page - half horizontals.indd 1

3/14/18 3:10 PM

9/19/18 11:57 AM

Scene & Heard BY PAULA M. BODAH

Upscale doesn’t mean stuffy, as Lisa Davenport proves in every one of the chic, polished houses she designs. Her new venture, ShopLDD, reflects her easy, elegant style—a trademarked look she calls Cashmere & Blue Jeans. “It’s not formal or informal, sophisticated or rustic,” she says. “It’s all those things rolled in together.” Scattered about her 1,000-square-foot studio/shop, then, might be a pair of crystal candlesticks next to a pile of old wooden crates, or an Asian hand-painted ceramic stool juxtaposed with a glamorous églomisé-finished dresser. Beyond the curated collection at the studio (which is open “by appointment or by chance”) is a wide variety of home accessories and furniture available through the website. | Durham,,


Laurie Tuttle, Kathleen Rapp, and Lisa Davenport

All in the Family

Mother and daughter design team Brooke and Elise Garden have added an innovative new service to their Garden Designs interior design business. RoomSecret aims to make high-end interior design simpler and more affordThe Sconset Living Room able to clients who don’t necessarily want a long-term, whole-house relationship with a designer. RoomSecret’s website features a changing gallery of living, dining, and bedrooms. A client “unlocks” a room by paying a design fee of just $49. Once in the room, a shopper can buy the entire space, from rugs to furniture to accessories, or purchase any individual piece. Clients can also arrange to talk to a designer to get advice or to answer questions about materials and dimensions of products. I Greenwich,,

A NOD TO TRADITION Beinfield Architecture’s Washburn Award–​winning home in Darien

In her day, Alice Washburn didn’t make any lists of acclaimed American architects. The self-taught designer was already well into middle age in the 1920s when she began building houses in the New Haven area. Today those Colonial Revival homes are recognized for meticulous design and fine craftsmanship, and Washburn is honored by the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects with its annual Alice Washburn Awards celebrating excellence in traditional house design. This year’s winning projects are a new home in Darien by Beinfield Architecture, the renovation of an old barn in Redding by Austin Patterson Disston Architects, and a charming accessory building in Washington, by Haver & Skolnick Architects, designed to protect blueberry bushes from birds. | For a list of all the winners, see

74  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Scene & Heard.indd 74

Community Spirit

Happy twentieth anniversary to the Wakefield Design Center. It’s hard to believe the Stamford showroom has been such a vital part of the design community for Fairfield and Westchester counties for two decades already, maybe because its 7,500 square feet always seem to hold the freshest in new products for the home. More than just a showroom, however, the WDC is also valued for its active service to the design community with its ongoing events and activities that celebrate beautiful design and create a collegial environment for design professionals to give and receive knowledge and inspiration. I Stamford, ­

An expansion is in the works for Robert A. Cardello Architecture. The firm has long had a Robert presence in Norwalk, Cardello and David but as its client base LaPierre expands, Cardello and his team have opened a satellite office on West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. “We wanted to make it easier for new and existing clients to meet with their architect and other members of the design team,” says David LaPierre, RAC’s managing director and a partner in the company. I Norwalk and Greenwich,


ShopLDD photo by Yolanda Christine Cardello photo by Catherine Conroy. Sconset photo by Amanda Villarosa

9/19/18 6:46 PM

Award Winning Integration Firm Serving Satisfied Clients Since 1988 Automated Window Treatments | Home Theater | Home Automation Multi-Room Audio Video Systems | Lighting Control Systems Lighting Design and Fixture Offerings | Telecommunications | Networks 74 Fox Island Road, Port Chester, New York 10573 | (914) 937-9700

ARTEMIS landscape architects, inc 203.683.1808 Connecticut

page - half horizontals.indd 1


New York

Rhode Island

Cape & Islands

9/19/18 11:58 AM

Scene & Heard

For some twenty-five years, as the state of the art for home electronics has been evolving, Innerspace Electronics has been keeping up with the newest technology to offer clients the best in lighting, audio-visual, and home automation products. Now the company has added lighting design services, and is in the process of renovating its showroom to include a lighting lab that will be available to both design professionals and homeowners. Speaking of the latest, the company’s new showroom will offer demonstrations of new “human-centric” lighting that imitates natural light and can be programmed to follow your own circadian rhythms. | Chester, N.Y.,


Kellie Burke

The Hartford-area design community is in the early stages of a renaissance, thanks to the West Hartford Design District, a collection of home improvement, home decor, and construction-related businesses in the city’s New Park Avenue neighborhood. Among the newest design pros to join the fun is Kellie Burke, whose Kellie Burke Home Design Center has taken over a 7,500-square-foot spot in an old industrial warehouse. With its exposed-brick interiors and high ceilings, it’s a perfect home-base for Burke’s interior design business. Clients can browse a selection of fabrics, wallpapers, cabinetry, and more. “It’s a one-stop shop. I can help you pick a fabric or run your whole project,” Burke says. “My favorite thing to do is meet new people and create a painting of their life in their home.” I West Hartford,,


Artistry, Craftsmanship, & Dedication to Excellence 154 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston, CT | (860) 868-2007 |

76  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Scene & Heard.indd 76

9/19/18 6:46 PM

Test driving doesn’t just apply to car buying. Homeowners with a passion for cooking appreciate the chance to try out appliances before they commit. Aitoro Appliance is the first East Coast appliance store to have a Monogram Experience Center, where customers can see the state-of-the-art kitchen appliances from GE in a series of home-like settings and get an up-close look at products from cooktops, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators to specialty appliances like pizza ovens and wine storage. I Norwalk,

Hands-On Experience Tony Aitoro in the Monogram Experience Center at Aitoro

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW The picturesque Litchfield County town of Woodbury has a charming new shop for those who are looking for something a little different. Cedar Meadow is a collaboration between gallery owner James Orsi, Veronica Martin and Veronica Martin, architect and landscape and Brigitte designer James Orsi. The shop—part gallery, part antique store, and part home design boutique—occupies three spacious rooms in an old house that was previously home to Jennings & Rohn antiques. Joining the selection of furniture and accent pieces are a trove of antique and vintage posters and photographs, and a range of beautiful curiosities from the natural world, including sea coral, framed butterflies, and colorful stuffed birds. | Woodbury,


Cedar Meadow photo by Bleacher and Everard

CT-FAL18 Scene & Heard.indd 77


5A SCONSET SQUARE • WESTPORT • • 203 557-6777

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  77

9/19/18 6:46 PM


Networking Event



CT Summer Networking Event at Freddy’s Landscape Company

In celebration of our New England Home Connecticut Summer 2018 issue, friends and colleagues gathered for a special networking event held at Freddy’s Landscape Company, in Fairfield. Hungry guests enjoyed a pig roast on the Freddy’s patio, and sipped cocktails courtesy of Advanced Home Audio.











| 1. New England Home Connecticut’s Roberta Mancuso and Karen Bradbury of Closet & Storage Concepts | 2. Ivana Madrigal, Julio Ocano, Monica Miraballes, Freddy Miraballes, Nicole Miraballes, Bruno Miraballes, Javier Dasilva, and Angel Telesco of Freddy’s Landscape Company | 3. Chris Shea of Domus Constructors and Alexandra Barta of Bender | 4. Angela Legg of Tile America with Chris Barre and Lisa O’Mara of Smart Home and Theater Systems  | 5. Guests enjoying the evening’s festivities | 6. New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Matt Giardina of Front Row Kitchens | 7. Tony Aitoro of Aitoro

78  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Design Life.indd 78


Appliance and Freddy Miraballes | 8. Christine Hiltz, Jan Hiltz, and Rachael Watcke of Jan Hiltz Interiors with Connie Cooper of Connie Cooper Designs  | 9. Garrett Wilson of Garrett Wilson Builders and New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner | 10. Bill Charney of Advanced Home Audio, Tara Vincenta of Artemis Landscape Architects, and Bob Tucker of Huestis Tucker Architects  | 11. Randy Sullivan of Gatehouse Partners and Dana Drugo of Daigle & Travers Insurance | 12. Lynn Garelick of LBG Interior Design, Beth Krupa of Beth Krupa Interiors, and Lisa O’Mara of Smart Home and Theater Systems Photography by Phil Nelson

9/19/18 6:20 PM

ddy's_Layout 1 4/17/18 8:52 AM Page 1 Freddy's_Layout 1 4/17/18 8:52 AM Page 1

Freddy's_Layout 1 4/17/18 8:52 AM Page 1

We’re known by the fine We’re known by the fine company we keep. company we keep.

We’re known by the fine company we keep.

And for that, we thank the A-list LA’s, designers, and architects who trust us with their installations. And landscape for that, we thank the A-list LA’s, designers, and architects who trust us with their And for that, we thank the A-list LA’s, designers, and architects who trust us with their landscape installations. landscape installations. For more than 30 years, our brand has stood for integrity, service, and excellence. Pleasethan keep30 holding us to brand it. For more years, our hashas stood forforintegrity, excellence. For more than 30 years, our brand stood integrity,service, service, and and excellence. PleasePlease keepkeep holding us to holding usit. to it.

Reliable excellence in landscaping, masonry and lighting. Reliable excellence in landscaping, masonry and lighting. Reliable excellence in landscaping, masonry and lighting.

203.855.7854 Offices in Fairfield and Greenwich 203.855.7854 Offices in Fairfield and Greenwich

203.855.7854 Offices in Fairfield and Greenwich

Freddy's_CT-FAL18_1.00.indd 1

9/18/18 2:24 PM

Design Life Luxury Living Talk: Coastal Dream Home

Set on a Mediterranean-style estate overlooking Chimney Cove in Greenwich, our latest Luxury Living Talk featured a panel of six of New England’s top figures in residential design, custom building, and real estate, who explored the opportunities and challenges of building or renovating a waterfront property.











| 1. Nelly Traisman, Antonio Vergara, and Sasha Mohan Black | 2. New England Home’s Debra Judge Silber, Roberta Mancuso, and Kathy BushDutton | 3. Gary Novasel, Debbie Hilton, and Jason Wyman | 4. Ashley Sheping and Nicholas Cuppari | 5. Charles Hilton and Justin Quinn | 6. Patrick Ahearn, Amy Andrews, and Ellen Mosher | 7. New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner and Ian

80  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Design Life.indd 80




Hobbs | 8. Paul Saraiva, Liz Sommer, and Tom Allard | 9. Kathy Sullivan, Kristen Sullivan, and David Newcomb | 10. Patrick Ahearn and Janine Tienken | 11. Joyce Sardo and Ingrid Becker | 12. Amy Andrews, Ellen Mosher, Chris Meyers, and Jeff Marvin | 13. Eric Mauskopf and Ryan Ko

Photography by Karen Sheer

9/19/18 6:20 PM

page - half horizontals.indd 1

9/19/18 11:58 AM

Design Life Dean’s Stove & Spa Open House

Guests cozied up at Dean’s Stove & Spa for an evening of wood-fired pizza and other delightful fare as the ­Plantsville company hosted an open house for residential design and construction industry professionals, to show off its new outdoor kitchens and fireplaces.





Tusk Home and Design

| 1. Chris Baumeister, Chris Scalia, Sean Michanczyk, Jon Bristol, Will Windecker, Craig Spinachi, Lizzie Gutowski, Emily Khelenbeck, and Dean Michanczyk (kneeling) with his dog Nala. | 2. Lora Mazurak and Larry and Taylor Komisar | 3. Chris Baumeister, Sean Michanczyk, Bob Tucker, and New England Home’s Kyle Hoepner | 4. Jeremy Ferguson and Catherine Young

Tusk Home and Design hosted a luncheon to foster awareness of New Story, an organization that raises money to build houses for those in need in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico. Members of the design and building community gathered to discuss ways in which the industry can back the cause.





| 1. Luncheon is served | 2. Sherry Chris, Sarah Weiland, Gina Schapiro Braun, Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, and Cynthia DeLott | 3. Jillian Klaff and Ashley Schapiro | 4. Sarah Weiland, Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, and Laurie Stefanowicz

CEU course at Connecticut Stone

Connecticut Stone combined business and pleasure by hosting “Wine with Stone” at its Stamford showroom. Guests mingled, sipped on wine, and listened to presentations that earned continuing education credits from the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.



82  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Design Life.indd 82




| 1. Barbara Wilson, Steven Mueller, and Connie Cooper | 2. Liz Young, Beth Krupa, and Lynn Garelick  | 3. Howard Lathrop and Ann Sellars Lathrop | 4. Tyra Dellacroce, and Lynn Garelick | 5. Steven Mueller and Beth Krupa

Dean’s Stove, and Connecticut Stone photos by David Sloane Tusk photos courtesy Tusk Home and Design

9/19/18 6:21 PM

26 Industrial Street Warsaw, NY 14569 p 800.570.8283 / 585.786.3880 Call Our Door Experts Today! Interiors | Exteriors | Specialty

page - half verts.indd 1

9/19/18 11:59 AM

Design Life Bender Showroom Opening in New Haven

The Bender family welcomed friends to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Bender showroom in New Haven. 2






| 1. Ramona Eldridge, Joanne Riley, and Jennifer Napolitano | 2. Joe and Laura Share | 3. Max Bender, Jerry Pedulla, and Joe Niesi  | 4. New England Home’s Debra Judge Silber with Kyong Agapiou | 5. Kevin McAlary, Suann Stewart, Brian Yahn, Butch Achey, Tom Price, and Debra Judge Silber | 6. Bill and Stacy Bergantino with New England Home’s Roberta Mancuso


2018 Fall Garden Tour HOSTED BY

Sandra Visnapuu, SEV Design Group On the sprawling lawns of ‘Sumac House’

Saturday, October 13th 2018

9:30 am-2 pm | Washington, Connecticut Tickets $40 per person (includes light bites and beverages, brochure, and country bouquet) The Sumacs, like many neighboring homes in the area were gifted names and given historical interest by its creator and architect, Erick Rossiter. The natural topography of the property and a couple of magnificent trees of age bring elegance and stature but it is the workings of its present owners that are setting the stage for a garden of interest. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Gene Kohn, who founded Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) one of the largest architecture firms in the world. Their combined vision brings a striking difference in direction which can only be realized in such a large setting. The garden is for all seasons but Fall is exceptional in its transformation. MEDIA SPONSOR 84  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Design Life.indd 84

Photography by David Sloane

9/19/18 7:13 PM

Connecticut Appliance & Fireplace Distributors Appliance • Fireplace • Outdoor Living


FULL FIREPLACE PRODUCT LINE A Fireplace, Stove, Insert or Logset for Every Home


Established in 1968, We Have Over A Century of Collective Fireplace Experience.


Onsite Expertise For You or Your Customers


Complete Your Home with CAFD!

Let Us Help You Get The Job DoneRight!

Gas i Wood i Pellet i Fireplaces i Stoves i Inserts i Logsets ı (860)621-9313 50 Graham Place, Southington CT 06489

Magnificent Holiday Group Tours

November 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019 Celebrate a Victorian Holiday Season at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum & Westport Historical Society’s Wheeler House To purchase tickets & for more information:

page - half horizontals.indd 1



9/20/18 1:28 PM


..................... ROOMS with a VIEW THURS, FRI, SAT, SUN

NOV. 1 - 4, 2018 • VIGNETTES OF INTERIOR DESIGN • by thirteen Leading Designers plus

• “The SHOPS” AT RWAV • featuring over thirty specialty vendors WEEKEND EVENTS Thursday Night Opening Gala with Culinary Visionary Chefs • Saturday “All That Jazz” Luncheon with Rondi Charleston• Saturday Night Vignette Champagne Tour & Dinner by Paci • Sunday Gingerbread House Decorating •

Visit for ticket prices & details

SOUTHPORT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 524 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890 203.255.4538 Wallpaper border courtesy of Farrow & Ball: Tessella BP3607

full page.indd 1 Rooms With a View_CT-FAL18_1.00.indd 1

9/15/17 11:54 2:27 PM 9/12/18 AM

Special Advertising Section



Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 Cover.indd 87

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  87

9/19/18 3:22 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Beth Krupa Interiors


ur accessible design team works collaboratively as designers with our clients to achieve the best possible results. We have created a warm and inviting environment where the client doesn’t have to feel intimidated by the process. Our clientele values Beth’s generous nature and her welcoming response when they drop by the studio to say hello. Our specialty is the ability to use Beth’s degree in sociology, combined 88  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

BethKrupa-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 .indd 88

with her study in interior design, to really listen to her clients and get to the heart of what they are trying to achieve. Together we explore the full spectrum of design solutions and possibilities. We appreciate the couple who want their home “done well” but feels stuck or don’t know where to begin. That’s really our strong suit. Our clients tend to have very active lifestyles and value how quickly we can pull together a room created specifically for their young, energetic

families. We think in terms of present needs, but also try to forecast future wants that they can grow into. Since our clients value their home for entertaining family and friends, we want the environments to say “welcome!” and for their guests to leave with a true sense of who they are as a family, to know more about their travels and pursuits, or to just feel a stronger bond with them.


9/19/18 10:36 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊➌➍ This family wanted a casual retreat reminiscent of their favorite vacation spot, Aspen. To lend added warmth to the custom-built fireplace we wrapped the beams with reclaimed wood from an 1880s barn in Maine. Two large copper pendants anchor the inviting conversational seating. ➋ This sweet tropical nursery was completed with a custom handcarved rocking horse.

Beth Krupa Interiors 259-A Sound Beach Ave. Old Greenwich, CT 06870 203-890-9292


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  89

BethKrupa-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 .indd 89

9/19/18 10:36 AM

Special Advertising Section

Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

C Studio Design LLC


Studio Design is a Greenwich-based interior architecture and design studio led by Tiffany Costanzo. Tiffany obtained her master of science in interior design from Pratt Institute, one of the country’s leading design schools, in 2009. Prior to returning to the East Coast, Tiffany lived in London for many years, working at some of the

most prestigious design firms and collaborating on projects in the UK, Switzerland, and Qatar. In 2012, in London, she formed C Studio Design and has gained a reputation for modern, clean, bright, and comfortable interiors that are specifically tailored to each client. When designing, Tiffany draws from her extensive and frequent travels to

Europe, Africa, and Asia while meeting the needs of each client’s lifestyle. C Studio Design focuses not only on design to enhance the quality of life of our clients, but also emphasizes using non-toxic materials whenever possible to ensure better air quality and natural materials in our homes.

90  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

C Studio-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 90

9/19/18 11:01 AM

Special Advertising Section

Our studio creates unique designs drawing from our expertise while reflecting the individual personality and lifestyle of our clients.

C Studio Design LLC 14 Lincoln Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 203-862-4059


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  91

C Studio-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 91

9/19/18 11:01 AM

Special Advertising Section

Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Closet & Storage Concepts


loset & Storage Concepts is a Norwalk-based home organization and storage products company that designs, manufactures, and installs custom closet and storage organization systems. We craft space-saving solutions for closets, mudrooms, pantries, laundry rooms, garages, and home offices, and also fabricate wall units and murphy beds.

The professionally trained storagesystem designers and space-planning consultants at Closet & Storage Concepts will assist you during the entire project—measuring the space, performing a detailed needs-analysis, and making recommendations for maximizing the use of your space. Our designers will create a custom design using our sophisticated CAD program to illustrate what the finished product

will look like through floor plans, elevations, and renderings. We pride ourselves on creating solutions that meet your needs and budget. Our skilled craftsmen will custom manufacture your system in our Norwalk facility, and our team of professional installers will flawlessly construct your closet or storage system at your location.

92  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

Closet & Storage Concepts Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 layout.indd 92

9/19/18 2:59 PM

Special Advertising Section


Closet & Storage Concepts 356 Ely Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854 203-957-3304 – Main Number 203-957-3307 – Fax Number


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  93

Closet & Storage Concepts Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 layout.indd 93

9/19/18 2:59 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Connecticut Stone


othing compares to the beauty and purity of natural stone. With Connecticut Stone by your side, you will be able to provide your clients with custom cuts, innovative applications, and award-winning insight to create the transformation of their dreams. With high-quality products like

94  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CTStone-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 layout.indd 94

ThinStone, quartzite, marble and over 10,000 others, we can help create waterfall islands, custom fireplace mantels, and even integrated trough sinks. We have the experience and on-site design capabilities to work through a designer or architect’s concept for any and all-natural stone projects. No matter how intricate the

design, our dedicated team is ready to help bring your vision to life. Let us help make your design ideas, a reality. Browse our 13,000-squarefoot showroom for a wide selection of native and imported natural stone. Call (203) 882-1000 or visit to get started today!


9/19/18 10:38 AM

Special Advertising Section

The brands Connecticut Stone carries include: AKDO Artistic Tile Walker Zanger New Ravenna Sonoma Tilemakers Dekton Crossville Neolith Caesarstone Silestone Eldorado Stone Oceanside Island Stone

Connecticut Stone 138 Woodmont Road Milford, CT 06460 203-882-1000


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  95

CTStone-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 layout.indd 95

9/19/18 10:38 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Connie Cooper Designs


onnie Cooper Designs is a full-service interior design firm whose goal is to create a home environment that is tailored to the individual client’s personal style, needs, and budget. Connie listens to her clients and guides them in expressing their own personal style—whether it’s traditional, transitional, or modern—to create a look that can be enjoyed for years to come. Connie studied interior design

at Michigan State University and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in textile design at Rhode Island School of Design. Her unusual combinations of color, texture, and pattern grew out of her earlier career designing textiles, floor coverings, and wallpaper. She lived in Asia for seven years with her family, traveling and collecting Asian arts and antiques. This experience helped to nurture her eclectic approach.

Connie’s artistic flair and willingness to go the extra mile ensure that she will find a creative solution for any design challenge. Whether it is one room, a whole house, or new construction, Connie Cooper Designs will create a home that looks fresh and new and will be uniquely yours. In 2016, Connie was a finalist for an A-List award from athome and a winner of the HOBI Award for Interior Design.

96  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

ConnieCooper-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 96

9/19/18 3:17 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ The neutral palette of this ocean front living room helps to bring in the natural beauty of the outside into the room. ➋ Combining a variety of textures—grass cloth, metallic, and shagreen—creates an interesting visual composition. The turquoise glass adds a surprise pop of color. ➌ The use of antique lamps with a modern driftwood console creates an unusual combination of texture and style. ➍ The capiz shell side table adds a “beachy” element to this waterfront living room.

Connie Cooper Designs 58 High Point Road Westport, CT 06880 203-256-9183 connie@conniecooper


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  97

ConnieCooper-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 97

9/19/18 3:17 PM

Special Advertising Section

Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

DesignSourceCT, LLC


ffering a dazzling array of custom interior design resources to and through trade professionals, DesignSourceCT occupies a smartly designed 17,000-square-foot, light-filled showroom conveniently located off I-84 Exit 46 in Hartford. Now in its fourteenth year, DSCT offers professionals throughout the tri-state area exceptional customer service and a comprehensive representation of products from more 98  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

DesignSource-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 .indd 98

than 400 home furnishing vendors, all on one floor. Co-founders and owners, Nancy Zwiener and Richard Ott, provide a curated offering of custom furniture, fabrics, trims, wall coverings, accessories, artwork, drapery hardware, floor covering, lighting, and custom bedding at a variety of price points. For clients requiring immediate availability, a vast selection of occasional pieces, accessories, and lighting can be purchased from showroom inventory.

Through a by-appointment Designer-on-Call program, DesignSourceCT offers retail customers the opportunity to browse the showroom (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.) and meet with one of our on-site designers to discuss their residential design needs. The program is very affordable and helps demystify the process of interior design for those individuals who have not worked with a design professional previously.


9/19/18 3:01 PM

Special Advertising Section

Welcome into this portfolio of thoughtfully designed interiors spaces—from a Designer Showhouse in Hartford to a country estate in Greenwich to a summer retreat on Martha’s Vineyard. See two dramatic and inviting entryways executed with warmth and flair. DesignSourceCT welcomes you to come and see more inspirational home furnishings.

DesignSourceCT, LLC 1429 Park Street, Suite 100 Hartford, CT 06106 860-951-3145

It’s worth your time to come visit our 25,000 s.f. smartly designed, light-filled showroom. DesignSourceCT throughout the tri-state area a service-oriented, comprehensive design showroom. We also invite retail customers to browse the showroom and can provide referrals to our in-house Designers-on-Call.


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  99

DesignSource-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018 .indd 99

9/19/18 3:01 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Dujardin Design


hether relaxing at your country home or living life on New York’s Park Avenue, Dujardin Design Associates creates your sanctuary, where sophisticated style blends seamlessly with eco-elegance. Color and texture quietly marry the beauty of island light or subtly accentuate historic architecture. Family heirlooms and

100  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

Dujardin-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design-2018.indd 100

artwork from world travels are oneof-a-kind treasures, revealing the essence of what you believe: there is an art to living well. Every beautiful touch elevates your mood, your spirit, and your life. Trudy has been honored throughout her career with accolades and distinctions, recognizing her many contributions to the interior design

industry. Recently, she has been a featured speaker at the Westmoor Club, has had articles in ONLY Nantucket, New England Home CT, and New England Home, and is the author of Comfort Zone: Creating the Eco-Elegant Interior, named a top design book of the year by the New York Post.


9/19/18 10:39 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊ High gloss lacquered walls and geometric designs in carpet and fabrics add a touch of modernity to an early 20th century Park Avenue apartment. ➋ Warm and welcoming tones subtly offset richer citrus hues in this Manhattan living room. ➌ Black contemporary open woven furniture overlooks the scenic countryside. ➍ A great room with a massive fireplace and rustic chandelier is made comfortable with soft furnishings in muted tones.

➌ Trudy Dujardin Fellow, American Society of Interior Designers (FASID) LEED Accredited Professional + Interior Design + Construction Senior Fellow, Design Futures Council Member, Sustainable Furnishings Council Nantucket: 508-228-1120 Westport, CT: 203-838-8100

TRUDY DUJARDIN Trudy Dujardin, ASID, LEED Accredited Professional +ID + C

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  101

Dujardin-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design-2018.indd 101

9/19/18 10:39 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Eleish Van Breems


honda Eleish and Edie Van Breems are interior designers with more than 20 years of experience who pride themselves on helping their clients create spaces that are highly personal, eclectic, and inspiring. From country estates to city abodes, Rhonda and Edie work with the finest artisans, builders, and workrooms and are known for their expertise in the layering of textures,

use of the clean neoclassical and contemporary foundations, and the soothing use of color. The Eleish Van Breems approach to design stems from a modern application and interpretation of Scandinavian interiors and form. The objective is to visually succeed in an environment where less is more; clutter is eliminated and natural balance is achieved. Rhonda and Edie are the authors

of three best selling design books, Swedish Interiors (2007, Gibbs Smith), Swedish Country Interiors (2009, Gibbs Smith), and Reflections on Swedish Interiors (2013, Gibbs Smith), and are featured as one of the 100 leading international design firms in Interior Design Master Class (2016, Rizzoli).

102  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

Eleish Van Breems -Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 102

9/20/18 11:05 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊ This 1820s dining room became a sitting room with a Gustavian bench as its centerpiece. ➋ A Hans Wegner console and Saarinen womb chair are a nod to midcentury design. ➌ The keeping room’s painted yellow settee dates from 1760 and is a variation on the English Chippendale style. ➍ A rare 18th-century Rococo mirror hangs in the dining room, overlooking a midcentury Hans Wegner table and wishbone chairs.

Eleish Van Breems 22 Railroad Pl. Westport, CT 06880 203-635-8080


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  103

Eleish Van Breems -Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 103

9/19/18 3:02 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Jan Hiltz Interiors, LLC


an Hiltz, principal and owner of Jan Hiltz Interiors, LLC, has more than 25 years of interior design experience. She is known for her ability to weave a palette of comfort, good taste, and a hint of the unexpected into each of her clients’ homes. Jan has designed projects in London, Connecticut, Boston, Manhattan, Long Island, and Westchester. Her client’s lifestyle is foremost in her creation of

beautiful spaces. She treats each project as if it were her only one; her personal service and attention to each client’s needs are paramount to her success. From project management to dealing with a renovation or guiding a client through the decisions associated with building a new home, Jan makes the process seamless. Her company offers a full-service approach, to include all aspects of

interior design, i.e., custom window treatments and furnishings, space planning, renovations, project management, and contractor administration. She offers sound advice to meet both lifestyle and budget. The enthusiasm from Jan’s clients at the end of each project, as well as the referrals she garners, says it all. You can see more of Jan’s work on Houzz & Instagram-@JanHiltzInteriors.

104  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

janHiltz-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 104

9/19/18 3:04 PM

Special Advertising Section

A young Westport family’s living space. ➊ A cozy plush green velvet sofa adds sophistication and subtle drama to the family’s living room space. ➋ The family room is complimentary but bright and airy and decorated with kid friendly fabrics and durable surfaces for active living. ➌ The breakfast area is highlighted with an over sized shell chandelier to ground a spectacular dining table by Mr. Brown and chairs covered in Christopher Farr indoor/ outdoor fabric.

Jan Hiltz Interiors, LLC 21 Bridge Square Westport, CT 06880 203-331-5578


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  105

janHiltz-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 105

9/19/18 3:04 PM

Special Advertising Section

Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Kellie Burke Interiors


ith twenty years of awardwinning design, Kellie Burke Interiors specializes in creating unique, curated environments designed around their clients’ lifestyles.

From full-service project management to collaboration with architects and builders, they search for the best process that works for the individual needs of each project. Their private 7,500-square-foot design studio allows

for personalized direct sourcing from the U.S. and abroad, as well as a full-service custom cabinetry showroom that is sure to inspire your next kitchen or bath renovation.

106  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

KellieBurke-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 106

9/20/18 1:51 PM

Special Advertising Section

When designing a home, one of Kellie’s philosophies is that “it should feel like a well traveled home and not have a matching, store bought look.” She gravitates toward an ‘Old World’ style with modern, functional accents.

Kellie Burke Interiors 1041 New Britain Avenue West Hartford, CT 06110 860-232-9128


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  107

KellieBurke-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 107

9/20/18 1:51 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

LBG Interior Design


reenwich interior designer, Lynn B. Garelick, ASID, is president and owner of LBG Interior Design, LLC. An accomplished residential interior designer for the past 40 years, she has created a diverse collection of interiors that reflect her clients’ personalities and tastes. These interiors span a broad array of periods, localities, and environments, from American and European traditional, to Far Eastern

and South Pacific, to country and contemporary. She has been a featured designer in The Merrywood Designer Showhouse, The Greenwich Designer Showhouse, and the Westchester Designer Showhouse. Lynn designs unique furnishings and architectural details, and supervises a vast array of fabricators from drapery and furniture workrooms to cabinetmakers and stonecutters. She works with a diverse group of architects,

building contractors and various trade contractors, managing the relationships of all involved on large, detailed and complicated projects, to ensure the successful and most cost-efficient execution of design concepts. Lynn continues to work with clients that she started with 30 years ago; in fact, she now works with the children of many of these clients!

108  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

LBG-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 108

9/20/18 1:36 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ A lovely blue and white color scheme runs throughout this condo renovation in Stamford. ➋ In the same condo, the new master bathroom is ADA compliant. The floor and wall tiles are from Waterworks. ➌ Notice the recessed “sky painted” ceiling in this comfortable paneled den. The white ottoman rolls out from under the coffee table to provide additional seating. ➍ An antique temple Buddha keeps watch over an Asian-motif living room.

➌ Lynn B. Garelick, ASID LBG Interior Design 172 Field Point Road, #7 Greenwich, CT 06830 203-625-8375


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  109

LBG-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 109

9/19/18 10:43 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

The Lewis Design Group


arbara Lewis, principal and owner of The Lewis Design Group, has more than 25 years of interior design experience. With a lifelong passion for design that dates back to her childhood (she is the daughter of a master furniture craftsman) and an education from The New York School of Interior Design, Barbara continues to find inspiration from art, architecture, and 110  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

Lewis-Portfolio fo FiLewis-ne Interior Design- 2018.indd 110

her travels throughout Europe. Her deep understanding and appreciation for fine interiors is reflected in The Lewis Design Group’s projects, which maintain the delicate balance between current trends and timeless style. Barbara has been a collaborator in design show houses, including Greenwich, Rye, Brookville, and Locust Valley. In addition, The Lewis Design Group is acclaimed for tabletop design

and was a featured designer at the Red Cross Red & White Ball in Greenwich this year. The Lewis Design Group offers a boutique, full-service approach. In close collaboration with the client, Barbara is able to define the style of her client’s vision, whether it be classical, transitional, or contemporary.


9/20/18 10:40 AM

Special Advertising Section

➋ ➌

➊ An elegant dining room by The Lewis Design Group is serene and filled with light. ➋ One of The Lewis Design Group’s tabletop designs for the Red Cross Red & White Ball in Greenwich this past spring. ➌ This Long Island sun room by The Lewis Design Group masterfully mixes blue and cream against a neutral backdrop. ➍ The Lewis Design Group specified lighting and fixtures for this chic kitchen upgrade in Scarsdale.

The Lewis Design Group Long Island Design Studio 40 Highland Road Glen Cove NY 11542 Connecticut Design Studio 1455 Washington Blvd Suite 419 Stamford, CT 06902 914-227-0016


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  111

Lewis-Portfolio fo FiLewis-ne Interior Design- 2018.indd 111

9/20/18 10:40 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Lillian August


ith more than 20 in-house interior designers, four locations, unlimited trade resources, and an unprecedented selection of quality products, as well as licensed furniture collections, Lillian August is the premier one-stop resource for design. The Lillian August Design Center in Norwalk boasts 100,000 square feet 112  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

LillianAugust-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 112

and showcases all that this unique company has to offer. In addition, three other Lillian August locations in Fairfield County offer inspiring shopping experiences. Lillian August has grown thanks
to the vision of Lillian, who oversees the design of all licensed collections, and as a result of the entrepreneurial spirit of her sons, Dan and John Weiss, who

continue to develop the Lillian August brand by offering an eclectic selection of quality products from around the globe, along with top-notch design and trade services, and an unparalleled customer experience. For nearly 30 years, Lillian August has been dedicated to helping its clients to Love How You Live.®


9/19/18 3:05 PM

Special Advertising Section

➊ This family room designed by senior designers Nancy Galasso and Richard Cerrone was the cover story of Traditional Home this past summer. ➋ The 100,000-squarefoot Lillian August Design Center in Norwalk boasts a myriad of design resources, including this dedicated project space. ➌ Nancy Galasso and Richard Cerrone, senior designers at Lillian August, designed this great room in Vermont. With its comfortable seating and inviting layout it is a popular place for the family to gather. ➍ An elegant dining room designed by William Lyon, senior designer at Lillian August, for a Greenwich client.

Norwalk Design Center Sono Annex 32 Knight Street, Norwalk, CT 85 Water Street, South 203-847-3314 Norwalk, CT Greenwich Atelier 203-838-0153 195 Greenwich Avenue, Stamford Warehouse Shop Greenwich, CT 47 John Street, Stamford, CT 203-489-3740 203-847-1596


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  113

LillianAugust-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 113

9/19/18 5:16 PM

Special Advertising Section

Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

O&G Industries Masonry Division and Ricci Construction Group


n exquisitely crafted, custom 15,500-square-foot residential project was expertly designed in traditional and contemporary styles with coffered ceilings in the great room and private offices with up-lighting. An important feature of the design is the symmetry seen throughout the home, including the endless view from the grand foyer that directs the eye through the house, across to the center 114  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

Portfolio fo FiO&G-ne Interior Design- 2018-no caption.indd 114

of the pool, into the pool house, on to the centered fieldstone fireplace. The project showcases eight stone fireplaces, one partial and two full kitchens featuring granite and marble countertops and gorgeous tile work, a fabulous butler’s walk-in kitchen pantry with custom built-ins and marble countertops, and seven luxurious full baths, plus a powder room. There is a full bar on the lower level, a custom exercise

room, his and hers offices overlooking the pool, separate his and hers walkin closets with custom built-ins, and a designated room for the dogs that offers a shower and separate door to a gated play area outside. Integrated into every space, find American walnut flooring and custom designed cabinetry from Wood-Mode and Brookhaven. Lastly, dramatic lighting captures all of the fine design throughout the estate.


9/19/18 10:45 AM

O&G Industries Masonry Div. Anita Goerig 203-881-5192

Ricci Construction Group Melanie Ricci 203-272-4323

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  115

Portfolio fo FiO&G-ne Interior Design- 2018-no caption.indd 115

9/19/18 10:45 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊ Portfolio of Fine Interior Design

Sally Scott Interior Design


ounded in 1989, Sally Scott Interior Design is a full-service interior design company providing professional design services throughout New England. The team consists of Sally Scott (owner/designer), Megan Winkler (ASID designer), and Cheryl Holmes (fabrication/administration). Sally understands the importance of establishing a sincere and straightforward relationship with her clients. Listening and interpreting their design 116  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

SallyScott-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 116

goals is a skill she has developed over many years. Megan has been working with Sally for 23 years. Her dedication to the client and to the integrity of design is unsurpassed. Megan’s artistic abilities, her lighthearted nature, and serious commitment to design have made her an indispensable and respected part of the team. Sally and Cheryl have been working the administrative and facilitation piece of the business together for 28 years.

Cheryl’s extensive workroom provides the necessary expertise for research, manufacturing, and development. Her knowledge of the behind-the-scenes aspects of interior design is the foundation of a successful company. Sally and her dedicated staff take pride in their ability to design interiors that are functional, comfortable, inviting, and unique. The tag line: “Make YOUR Nest the Best” says it all!


9/19/18 10:46 AM

Special Advertising Section

➊➋ The tranquil waterfront living room blends textures of wood and stone, exquisite fabrics, and inviting seating. The room’s soft beach colors make an easy transition to the crisp, white custombuilt kitchen. A porcelain damask tile splash, beadboard ceiling, wood and stone countertops, and classic counter stools make this a stunning and functional space. ➌ An unusual palette creates a sumptuous living room. ➍ A nautical map of the Connecticut shoreline gives a vintage table a true sense of place.

Sally Scott Interior Design Guilford, CT 203-458-2903


Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  117

SallyScott-Portfolio fo Fine Interior Design- 2018.indd 117

9/19/18 10:46 AM

May all who enter as guests leave as friends.

203-552-9700 L Ruderman_CT-FAL18_1.00_v3.indd 1

9/19/18 10:13 AM

•FEATURES New England Home Connecticut  •  Fall 2018

Ready For The Cold

Stone walls, a carved African table from the 1940s, a vintage-inspired poster, clubby leather seating warmed by tribal textiles, some cheese, and a good red wine? Check. All set for those chillier evenings to come!

Photography by Michael Partenio

CT-FAL18 Feature opening page.indd 119

What happens when a “man cave” goes far beyond the expected? See “Private Paradise,” page 140.

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  119

9/18/18 7:50 PM

Text by Maria LaPiana  Photography by Michael Partenio  Produced by Stacy Kunstel

Decked out in full seasonal regalia, the facade of the Colonial-era saltbox is largely unchanged since the farmhouse was built in 1721. That constant belies all of the changes that have taken place behind its period doors over time.

120  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 120

9/18/18 5:59 PM

Take Two

Turning tragedy into triumph, a design team reconvenes and brings a Bloomfield home to a new level of perfection.

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  121

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 121

9/18/18 5:59 PM

LEFT: The balcony overlooking the great room was painstakingly and authentically restored, with the ceiling, balustrade, and paneled walls refabricated to match what was there before a devastating fire. RIGHT: The home has been stitched together like a patchwork quilt—with additions, ells, walkways, and wings—over its many years, but has stayed true to its vernacular narrative. BELOW: Designer Kellie Burke, right, with her client.

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Jack Kemper, Kemper Associates Architects Interior design: Kellie Burke, Kellie Burke Interiors Builder: Brian Soraghan, Soraghan Woodworking

122  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 122

9/18/18 5:59 PM

In home renovation, as in life, you don’t often get the chance for a do-over. But that’s exactly what happened in the case of this Bloomfield home. In February 2014, a large-scale add-on transformed the charming but outdated saltbox into a comfortable family home. The redo was thoughtfully designed and expertly executed by a dream team of Connecticut design and building pros, and the homeowners couldn’t have been happier with the result.

A year and a half later, a devastating summer storm caused a power surge that started a fire. The flames engulfed the great room, making their way into the walls and through the roof. Nearly every inch of the 5,000-square-foot home sustained fire or smoke damage. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the renovation—and much of what came before—was fundamentally undone. Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  123

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 123

9/18/18 5:59 PM

ABOVE, LEFT: The renovation redux allowed the design team to make improvements to the great room, including the addition of a custom bar (with red wine storage on the left; white on the right). ABOVE, RIGHT: With the addition of shades and draperies, the window seat went from incidental architectural detail to one of the best seats in the house. FACING PAGE: The great room is a study in contrasts; its rustic backdrop is softened with transitional furnishings in quiet colors and energized with bolder, more modern accents.

It was time to get the band back together. But first, the backstory. In 2013, the couple purchased the circa-1727 farmhouse from the husband’s parents, who had lived there for thirtytwo years. “The house was always perfect for family gatherings,” says Ashley, about her in-laws’ home. “When they put it on the market, we were so sad at the thought of our family not having this magical place to come to. But once we started thinking of the possibilities, we were giddy with excitement.” Ashley says she “saw a home that allowed us to have our own space and plenty of storage. I saw sleeping and living areas that were very modest in size but clutter-free.” She imagined that the family’s belongings would live in oversized closets. The three teenaged children

would have their own rooms in a separate wing, with a shared common space. And there’d be a large mudroom. That vision was translated into viable plans by architect Jack Kemper of Farmington. Builder Brian Soraghan of Barkhamsted brought the plans to life. And it was interior designer Kellie Burke of West Hartford who gave the home its livability and good looks. Burke remembers the challenge of working with low ceilings and small rooms: “We needed to be particularly careful in blending today’s modern needs without sticking out like a sore thumb.” She gives Kemper credit for “creatively adjusting to both the home’s style and the wishes of the client.” “We did our best to be true to the historical details, both inside and out,” says the architect. The new second-floor wing,

124  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 124

9/18/18 5:59 PM

“We cheerfully designed the existing great room in transitional style, with a brightly colored palette to lighten the dark-paneled architecture of the room,” says Kellie Burke.

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  125

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 125

9/18/18 5:59 PM

126  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 126

9/18/18 5:59 PM

The multipurpose sitting room adjacent to the kitchen has always been the family’s go-to gathering place. A sofa with plush pillows invites conversation. FACING PAGE, TOP: The kitchen’s support beams and frieze are reminders of the room’s modest beginnings. The marble surfaces, glazed backsplash, and metal finishes were the shot of glamour that was missing. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The keeping room is home to owner Ashley’s finds; she loves scouting for antiques and unusual pieces, like the blue leather wing chairs and animal-print ottoman, that bring personality to her rooms.

accessible via a newly added stair, was built over an existing bedroom. The addition meant bumping out the footprint of the house, resulting in a larger first-floor space, which boasts a new entry, laundry room, and spacious mudroom. The farmhouse interiors took some surprising turns. Burke introduced a few unexpected materials like stone, Lucite, and leather, “glamming it up here and there,” says Ashley. “We cheerfully designed the existing great room in transitional style, with a brightly colored palette to lighten the dark-paneled architecture of the room,” says Burke. “We washed the floors in a light gray to playfully contradict the heavy stain. The billiard table was painted lacquer white and felted in gray, and we hung giant brass-and-leather Ralph Lauren chandeliers in the rafters.” They widened the opening to the master bedroom and blew out the ceiling, showcasing vintage beams and great light from a window in what was the attic. A small bedroom was turned into a dressing room, a stairwell landing into a walkthrough study.

In the kitchen Burke tried to “create an open layout loaded with practical hidden storage that was so desperately lacking in an older home.”

The fire changed everything. “The air was thick with the smell of burnt wood during the initial walkthrough of the charred rooms,” Burke says. “The place was layered in black soot.” And yet, she remembers feeling a sense of hope—and opportunity. The furnishings would all be reordered, no problem. “After the fire we had to open walls and ceilings to bring things up to code,” remembers Ashley. “It allowed us to bring in modern amenities like upgraded lighting, heating, cooling, and a sound system.”

And all the little quirky things they’d skipped to preserve the historical integrity of the home? They could change them now—guilt-free. Kemper and Soraghan were on board. The builder kept Ashley’s vision intact after the fire, she says. He recreated all the details she loved— including the windows and paneling in the great room. “People who know the house cannot believe it,” she says. The floor plan was opened up and the footprint extended into the courtyard, vastly improving the flow between the kitchen and great room. “It all became Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  127

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 127

9/18/18 5:59 PM

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A lovely pond is just one of the bucolic scenes on the forty-acre property. The master bedroom is a scaled-down space, very much a reflection of the homeowners’ tastes, where soft blue and neutrals form a soothing palette. The master bath, created post-fire by reconfiguring the floor plan just a bit, is a dream come true for Ashley.

so much more inviting and accessible,” says Ashley. They put a few extra touches on the master suite: the stairway and narrow hallway were enlarged, and the tiny hall bath that Ashley had appropriated was elegantly enlarged. Energy-efficient windows were installed throughout; a deck was added off one upstairs bedroom, and new French doors enhanced the connection between the great room and the charming courtyard. The kitchen was seriously made over.

Her mission, says Burke, was “to create an open layout loaded with practical hidden storage that was so desperately lacking in an older home.” She describes the vibe as “farmhouse meets industrial chic.” Ashley found the vintage barn lighting that inspired the palette. Reclaimed wood was mixed with lacquered gray cabinetry and brass hardware. Burke added a coffee bar, cupboards, and sliding barn doors with chalkboard fronts. “I wanted the room to be intriguing yet feel cozy,” she says. A “comfortable disposition” is one of the nicest aspects of the house, says Kem-

128  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 128

9/18/18 5:59 PM

per. Despite its add-ons and back-to-back renovations, “it never feels imposing.” More than that, it’s purposeful. The melding of modern creature comforts with an authentic farmhouse feel was carefully orchestrated. The juxtaposition of playful and sophisticated spaces was deliberate. The mix of old and new was by design. At the end of the day, Burke says that every room in the home does what it should: “It beckons you to come in and feel why it’s there.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 150. Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  129

CT-FAL18 Burke-Bloomfield.indd 129

9/18/18 5:59 PM

Designer Michelle Morgan Harrison added sparkle to the living room by backing the bookshelves with glimmering Phillip Jeffries wallpaper. RIGHT: The balance of classic and modern starts in the entry hall, where a contemporary open stair is combined with Murano glass lighting, and black floors play against white paneled walls.

130  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 130

9/18/18 6:18 PM

Opposites Attract He’s all about modern; her, not so much. In designing a new Greenwich home, it all comes together beautifully.

Text by Debra Judge Silber

Photography by Michael Partenio  Produced by Stacy Kunstel

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  131

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 131

9/18/18 6:18 PM

The pattern on the rug that defines the living room area echoes the interlocking squares on the ceiling. A glass chandelier and crystal sconces make elegant companions to the glossy Striato Olimpico marble of the fireplace.

132  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 132

9/18/18 6:18 PM

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  133

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 133

9/18/18 6:18 PM

A custom dining table by Chaddock anchors the dining area. The chairs, also from Chaddock, are upholstered in velvet on the front and silk on the back. FACING PAGE, TOP: A color palette of gray accented with gold ties the living and dining areas together. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: The two spaces share many features, including twin fireplaces and Vaughan chandeliers.

134  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 134

9/18/18 6:18 PM


everal years of searching still had not yielded

a house Michelle Morgan Harrison’s clients could agree on. “The husband’s taste is very much modern, and hers is very much traditional,” the New Canaan– based designer explains. Finally, though hesitant to take on new construction (“My dad always said, ‘Don’t build; it will lead to divorce,’ ” the wife jokes), the couple took a serious look at a lakeside lot in Greenwich. And they decided to take a chance. While on their house hunt, they discovered Morgan Harrison’s work and brought her on board immediately, along with the father-son architectural team of Jim and James Schettino, also based in New Canaan. They hired Lee Schettino Construction, run by Jim’s son Lee. From the start, the designer and architects encouraged the couple to embrace both perspectives, allowing the design process to take on a yin-yang quality in which their opposing viewpoints would eventually become complementary. “It was him pushing forward and her pulling back,” Morgan Harrison recalls, a dynamic that enabled them to meet in a place where both were comfortable. This evolutionary process began with the structure itself. “They wanted it to be a more traditional house from the street, but more modern in the back,” Morgan Harrison explains. “But then as we moved along, things kind of evolved.” The home’s facade remains that of a stately clapboard colonial with dual chimneys and a center entry marked with a traditional portico. But the roof and window frames are metal, and traditional embellishments were discarded in favor of a simpler look. Jim Schettino points out how those substitutions and subtractions add up to a very different house. “If we had put a wood roof on that house, put in white double-hung windows and a more classical corner board and shutters, it would have morphed into a classical, symmetrical colonial,” he says. Inside, modernism moves up a notch. An open stairway made of thick white-oak treads on steel stringers with slender stainless-steel balusters slices across the front entry. The wife notes that her husband had pressed for an even more contemporary design, but, she says, “I kind of held him back.” Around the corner, as a further compromise, the

PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Jim and James Schettino, James Schettino Architects Interior design: Michelle Morgan Harrison Builder: Lee Schettino Construction

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  135

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 135

9/18/18 6:18 PM

architects added a second, more traditionally styled stairway that winds in a tight rectangle from the home’s lower-level recreation area to the bedrooms on the top floor. Three double doors connect the entry with a great room that encapsulates distinct living and dining areas separated by a transitional hall-like space in between. The wide doorways to these spaces are matched on the opposite wall by French doors that open to a sprawling raised deck that wraps around the back of the house. “One of the things they wanted was to have all the living spaces open to the back,” James Schettino says. “It was kind of a driving force, and a unique thing about the plan.” Also unique is the Schettinos’ use of structural glass panels rather than solid flooring on the center portion of the deck, allowing sunlight to reach the doors and windows of the living and dining area beneath.


he owners “had this really fabulous attitude of enjoying the process,” says Michelle Morgan Harrison. “They took more risks than other homeowners, and I think the house shows that.” The great room’s eleven-foot ceilings are framed with foot-deep cove moldings and bisected by two prominent beams, between which thinner moldings form a grid of interlocking squares. The pattern, inspired by architecture the couple had seen in their travels, reappears on the ceiling of the master bedroom, in the butler’s pantry, and on a mirrored vanity in the master bath. The elaborate ceiling design helps define the room’s distinct spaces, which Morgan Harrison reinforced with the use of rugs, furniture clusters, and a crystal chandelier over each space. Situated at opposite ends, the living and dining areas bookend the room with their matching gray, gold, and lavender palettes, their similar shelving, and their twin fireplaces crafted in striking Striato Olimpico marble. The glittering great room chandeliers are part of a lighting collection that includes Murano glass pendants in the entry hall, a chain-link chandelier over the front stair, and smoky glass globes clustered like grapes on the ceiling of the mudroom. “My original lighting presentation was much more modern, and then we dialed it back,” Morgan Harrison says. But the wife’s positive reaction to those contemporary

136  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 136

9/18/18 6:18 PM

Stone, stainless steel, and crystal blend beautifully in the small but efficient kitchen. FACING PAGE, TOP: Tom Dixon mirror-ball pendants create a playful vibe in the family room, where book-matched slabs of Bianco Elegant marble create a dramatic backdrop for the fireplace and flat-screen TV. FACING PAGE, BOTTOM: Smoked glass globes hang like a cluster of balloons, injecting a note of fun into the hardworking mudroom.

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  137

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 137

9/18/18 6:18 PM

pieces, the designer notes, “gave me a clue of where she was willing to go.” In fact, one of those initial options—a grouping of mirror ball pendants by Tom Dixon—did find a home in the family room. Beneath them, deep purple swivel chairs and sofas piled with pillows invite lingering. “That’s where everyone hangs out,” the wife says. A flat-screen TV is the only ornamentation on a mesmerizing fireplace surround that Morgan Harrison designed from a single slab of Bianco Elegant marble sliced in four sections and book-matched to form a diamond pattern. In the adjacent kitchen, heavily veined Royal Danby marble enlivens the backsplash and spills off the ends of both the appliance counter and the island. A custom range hood combines brushed stainlesssteel panels with polished strapping that references

LEFT: Light from a skylight catches the glossy surface of bookshelves on the first floor of the two-story library, where the palette was inspired by the chalky blue and gray tones in the hide rug. ABOVE: While the home’s overall style is traditional, a standing-seam metal roof and metal window frames nudge it into modern territory. Glass flooring on the center portion of the rear deck enables sunlight to reach the rooms on the lower level.

138  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 138

9/18/18 6:18 PM

the room’s trim details. Alongside the kitchen is the wife’s home office and a homework room for the couple’s three kids, separated by a glass wall. A more luxurious working environment is found in the library at the opposite end of the entry hall. “Here, we wanted to do something special and rich,” says Morgan Harrison, who took her design cues from a blue and gray cowhide rug crisscrossed with silver studs. Bookcases pick up the palette with a coating of super-glossy gray paint. Light from a skylight streams through the two-story space, and a second-floor balcony stocks the children’s favorite titles just a few feet from their bedrooms. Based on a photograph the husband once saw, the

library is a memorable space by any measure, but it’s not the most striking feature of this project, Morgan Harrison says. What sticks with her is the couple’s open-mindedness and willingness to bend to accommodate each other’s sensibility. “They had this really fabulous and healthy attitude of enjoying the process and feeling fortunate that they could do this,” she says. “They took more risks than other homeowners, and I think the house shows that.” And what about the risk involved in creating that balance in a new home? The wife does not hesitate in her answer. “I would love to build again,” she says.  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 150. Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  139

CT-FAL18 Schettino-MMH-Greenwich.indd 139

9/18/18 6:18 PM


Nestled across the yard from the 7,000-square-foot main house, this Ridgefield retreat contains a gym, library, office, and gathering spaces—but no bedrooms, in deference to local building codes. Architect Mark P. Finlay designed it to look like an old outbuilding that had been added onto over the years.

140  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 140

9/18/18 7:20 PM

PRIVATE PARADISE This luxurious take on a “man cave” is just the thing for a dad who adores his family but craves occasional peace and quiet. • TEXT BY FRED ALBERT PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL PARTENIO PRODUCED BY STACY KUNSTEL

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  141

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 141

9/18/18 7:20 PM


PROJECT TEAM Architecture: Mark P. Finlay, Mark P. Finlay Architects and Interiors Interior design: Tina Anastasia, Mark P. Finlay Architects and Interiors Builder: Jeff Andrews, Auburn Landing Landscape design: Tim Paterson, Highland Design Gardens

142  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 142


a Connecticut father of three announced his plans to build a personal retreat across the lawn ••••••••• from his spacious Ridgefield home, friends and relatives told him he was crazy. As a financial services professional, he was inclined to agree. The project made no fiscal sense, as it wouldn’t enhance the property’s resale value or provide a return on his investment should he ever decide to sell. But sometimes, even a money man has to follow his heart. And in this case, that heart craved a private lair that was removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life—a spot where he could work, read, exercise, and enjoy his expansive library in peace. The project was assigned to architect Mark P. Finlay, who decided to nestle the 4,200-square-foot structure deep into

ABOVE: The downhill side of the barn overlooks an auto court. BELOW: The oversize furnishings include an etched-zinc coffee table inlaid with charred oak. FACING PAGE: The great room’s antique oak ceiling rises nearly twenty-two feet and is illuminated by French doors crowned with a solid granite lintel that took a day and a half to hoist into place.

9/18/18 7:20 PM

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  143

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 143

9/18/18 7:20 PM

144  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 144

9/18/18 7:20 PM


The owner is an avid reader who wanted a library where he could consolidate his extensive book collection. Custom shelves crafted from reclaimed white oak surround an antique English library table dating from around 1800. The rug underneath is new, but was designed to look old and distressed.

Not just another “man cave,” the decor defies such easy labeling. “It’s a little more sophisticated and collected than that—and a little more thoughtful,” says Tina Anastasia. •••••••••

its steep, hillside site, so that the ground floor opens onto an auto court in front and the second floor adjoins an elevated terrace and pool out back. A tapestry of pillowed Connecticut fieldstone covers one wing of the T-shaped structure, while the other is finished in dusky antique barnboards. “I wanted it to look like it might have been an old stone outbuilding, and then they added a barn structure to it over the years,” says Finlay, who was assisted on the project by Jay Valade. “The main idea was to make it look like it had been there forever.” To reinforce that notion, he repeated the exterior siding inside, banishing all drywall and covering the floors and ceilings with reclaimed oak and chestnut. State-of-the-art lighting and climate control systems lurk beneath these historic trappings, assuring year-round comfort and ease. “We basically made a modern structure and skinned it inside and out with antique materials,” notes builder Jeff Andrews. The lodge-style aura feels both majestic and cozy, owing to the abundance of natural materials and the way the oversize doors and windows invite the landscape in. Finlay exaggerated the openings to counter the heaviness of the stone walls and admit more sun. “In an antique wood room, the light gets eaten up and it can get very dark very quickly if you’re not careful,” the architect says. Finlay’s client calls his retreat “the barn.” And while it’s tempting to write off the project as just another “man cave,” the decor defies such easy labeling. “It’s a little more Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  145

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 145

9/18/18 7:20 PM

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: The pub room on the lower level boasts an eclectic mix of clubby leather seating and an African table dating back to the 1940s. Industrial-style stools await visitors at the bar, whose rear door leads to a wine cellar with storage for 2,000 bottles. A corner table provides the perfect perch for tastings. The gym upstairs is paneled in antique chestnut and dominated by a Hunt Slonem painting.

sophisticated and collected than that—and a little more thoughtful,” observes interior designer Tina Anastasia. Although she wanted to honor the structure’s masculine air, she was careful to avoid clichés, opting for a mix of patterns, colors, and provenances that gives the interior an eclectic look. In the expansive great room, Anastasia assembled a flotilla of large-scale pieces, mixing clubby Ralph Lauren leather sofas (deep enough to nap in) with soigné sapphire club chairs and a contemporary etched-zinc coffee table that stretches nearly seven feet in length. Fine art photographs by Robert Polidori grace the craggy stone walls. “I’ve always liked art and always collected art,” says the owner, who acquired a number of pieces for the barn, including a trio of works by celebrated neo-


Expressionist Hunt Slonem. The most imposing one, surprisingly enough, hangs above a resistance-training machine in the gym. “I really liked it, but never had a space for it,” he says of the six-by-nine-foot canvas, which lingered at Norwich’s Galerie SoNo for more than a year while he deliberated. “One day, I looked up in the gym and thought, ‘Hey, I could put it right there!’ ” He went out and bought the piece that same day. “I like it,” he muses. “To me, a gym has got to be a space you feel good in.” The neighboring library is wrapped floor-toceiling with books, which rest upon shelves that extend alongside the staircase to the office above. “I own about 10,000 books,” acknowledges the owner, a voracious reader who was only able to squeeze about half his collection into the room. A 200-year-old library table—reputedly from an English monastery—dominates the center of the space, giving him a place to spread out his reading. The ground-floor pub room feels positively intimate by comparison, its low wood ceiling and tufted

146  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 146

9/18/18 7:20 PM

leather seating evoking an old English saloon—save for the hand-carved African table at its center. “We really searched for things that wouldn’t be so typical,” says Anastasia, who also inserted an industrialstyle table and stools into the mix. The latter sidle up to a bar backed by a wine cellar with storage for 2,000 bottles. Summertime entertaining centers around the expansive terrace out back, where generous allweather seating surrounds a commanding granite fireplace, and water cascades from an elevated spa into the sinuous swimming pool below. Across the yard, a wisteria-draped pergola shelters an outdoor kitchen and dining table. Pies are served piping hot from the neighboring pizza oven while sporting events flicker across an eighty-inch TV screen. To enhance the illusion that the barn was built long ago, landscape designer Tim Paterson anchored the grounds with a medley of traditional American trees such as maples and oaks, which he offset with billowing mounds of old-fashioned hydrangea. A Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  147

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 147

9/18/18 7:20 PM

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Al fresco entertaining space was limited at the main house, so the owner made up for it at the barn, where an expansive pergola shelters the outdoor kitchen and dining area, and a pizza oven and an eighty-inch TV keep the party lively. The bluestone terrace is home to a fireplace and all-weather wicker seating. The old, underutilized pool was replaced with a more organic design framed by granite pavers and the occasional protruding boulder.


hornbeam hedge surrounds the pool in a tidy wall of green. (“It’s more traditional and more interesting than using evergreen hedges,” Paterson notes.) Boulders and plants protrude from the pool deck at random intervals,

asserting nature’s presence. While it might seem counterintuitive to include a pool and grill in a place that’s supposed to serve as

a retreat, the dad and husband says it was never his intent to turn his back on family. His kids are welcome to use the pool anytime, and although his wife surrendered all input on the barn to her husband (who’s much more interested in design than she is), she’s a frequent visitor. “She actually loves it just as much as I do,” her spouse says. A trip to the backyard might never replace a trip to the Bahamas, but for the homeowner, the result is nearly identical. “The second I step through the door here, I’m walking into a different place with a different feel and a different reality,” he says. “It’s awfully nice to be able to walk across the lawn and completely escape.”  RESOURCES : For more information about this home, see page 150.

148  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 148

9/18/18 7:20 PM

“The second I step through the door here, I’m walking into a different place with a different feel and a different reality,” says the homeowner. •••••••

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  149

CT-FAL18 Finlay-Ridgefield.indd 149

9/18/18 7:20 PM


A guide to the products and professionals in this issue’s featured homes


Architecture: Peter Cadoux, Peter Cadoux Architects, Westport, 203-227-4304, Interior design: Wendy Callahan, Studio WHC, Norwell, Mass., 781-248-2621, Builder: Evergreen Building Systems, Stonington, 860-415-9510,


Architecture: Jack Kemper, Kemper Associates Architects, Farmington, 860-409-7155, Interior design: Kellie Burke, Kellie Burke Interiors, West Hartford, 860-232-9128, Builder: Brian Soraghan, Soraghan Woodworking, Barkhamsted, 860-379-9837, soraghanwoodworking. net Pages 122–125: Tabari and Kasara bay window drapery fabric from Kravet,; Enchantment roman shade fabric from Robert Allen Design,, through SBR Designs, Hartford, 860-951-7121, with trim from Samuel & Sons,; Petite Zig Zag seat cushion fabric from Quadrille,, fabricated by Oak & Velvet,; Westbury chandelier by Ralph Lauren through Visual Comfort,; sectional from Taylor King,; cocktail table from Hickory Chair,; rug from Rosenfeld Carpet,; blue leather wing chairs from Serena & Lily, Page 126: Kitchen Metro sconces from The Urban Electric Company,; Emerson counter stools from Wisteria,; drawer pulls from Brimfield Antique Flea Market, Page 129: Roman shades in Emir fabric from Lee Jofa,; Pensacola euro-sham front fabric from Kravet, with Bellrose back fabric from Duralee,, and trim by Samuel & Sons; Legna duvet cover from SDH,; bed from Oak & Velvet with headboard fabric from Clarke & Clarke,, through Duralee; alpaca rugs, Peruvian collection, from AMS Imports, Amherst, Mass., 413-461-3535; master bath wallpaper from Cole & Son,


Architecture: Jim and James Schettino, James Schettino Architects, New Canaan, 203-966-5552, Interior design: Michelle Morgan Harrison, Morgan Harrison Home, New Canaan, 203-594-7875, Builder: Lee Schettino, Lee Schettino Construction,

Westport, 203-972-9144, Landscape architecture: Joe Pajonas, Joseph Pajonas Studio, Greenwich, 203-321-5611, Kitchen cabinets: Christopher J. Sculti, CJS Millwork, Stamford, 203-708-0080, Library, master bath, living room cabinetry: Charles and Evan Marsillio, Sterling Custom Cabinetry, Bridgeport, 203-335-5151, Painting: Prelude Painting Corp., Port Chester, N.Y., 914-933-3943, Stone and tile work: Janos Arvai, Point Rock Surfaces, Norwalk, 203-856-1417, Swimming pool: Signature Pools, Norwalk, 203-8667665, Page 131: Metallic silver sisal entry rug from J.D. Staron,; bench from Oly,, upholstered in Robert Allen charcoal velvet, Pages 132–133: Sofas from Theodore Alexander,, in Osborne + Little gray chenille,; pillow fabrics from Beacon Hill,; coffee table from Century,; glass chain-link chandelier from Vaughan,; brushed gold lamps from Regina Andrew Design,; crystal and polished-nickel sconces from Visual Comfort,; Gilded Age bookshelf wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries,; gray silk window fabric from Kravet,, with Schumacher herringbone beaded trim,; Tibetan rug from J.D. Staron. Pages 134–135: Espresso-finish dining table by Chaddock,; chairs by Chaddock with fabrics from Schumacher; gold-studded mirror from Carvers’ Guild,; chandelier from Vaughan; rug from J.D. Staron; black matte vases from Middle Kingdom,; center chandelier by Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort,; glass table from Bernhardt,; small benches from Hickory White,, in gold metallic linen fabric by Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa, Pages 136–137: Family room ceiling lights by Tom Dixon,; sectionals from Wesley Hall,, in Schumacher fabric; swivel chairs from Lee Industries,, in Romo fabric,; cube fabric from Osborne + Little; coffee table from Tritter Feefer,; tulip table from Mr. Brown,; Graciano mudroom ceiling lights from Edge Lighting,; cubby baskets from West Elm,; hardware is from RK International,, through Weed and Duryea, nbslumber. com/weed-and-duryea; Wolf kitchen range,; island faucet from Newport Brass,; crystal pendants by Regina

Andrew Design, island stools from Vanguard, Pages 138–139: Hide rug in library from Castelluxe,; seating cube fabric from Pollack,; curtain fabric from Osborne + Little; deck sofas and Dansk lounge chairs from Gloster,; pillow fabrics from Holly Hunt,, Thibaut,, and Gloster; glass decking from Glass Flooring Systems,


Architecture: Mark P. Finlay, Mark P. Finlay Architects, Southport, 203-254-2388, Interior design: Tina Anastasia, Mark P. Finlay Interiors, Southport, 203-254-2388, Builder: Jeff Andrews, Auburn Landing, Georgetown, 203-544-9859, Landscape design: Tim Paterson, Highland Design, Pound Ridge, N.Y., 914-764-5480, Stone supplier: Bedford Stone & Masonry Supply Corp., Bedford Hills, N.Y., 914-666-6404, Pages 142–143: Indian Cove Lodge tufted sofas, Somerville lounge chairs, and lounge chair fabric from Ralph Lauren,; rug from Palace Oriental Rugs,; art photographs by Robert Polidori, robertpolidori. com; coffee table from Studio Roeper,; chandelier from The Urban Electric Co.,; side chairs from Palecek, Pages 144–145: Hither Hills Studio dining chairs from Ralph Lauren; chandelier from Chaddock,; Mamluk Columbus Sky rug from the Erased Heritage collection at Jan Kath, Pages 146–147: Leather sofa and chairs from Timothy Oulton,; armchair from Ralph Lauren; vintage African cocktail table from Bourgeois Bohème Atelier,; pendant light by John Rosselli & Associates for Ironware International,; dining table from Get Back,; barstools from 1stDibs,; painting in gym by Hunt Slonem,, through Galerie SoNo,; Haiku ceiling fan from Big Ass Fans, Pages 148–149: Sofa, lounge chairs, and coffee table from RH/Restoration Hardware, restorationhardware. com; dining table from Lillian August, lillianaugust. com; dining chairs from Lexington Home Brands,; sconces from Bevolo,

150  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Resources.indd 150

9/20/18 2:05 PM

Ad Index

A helpful resource for finding the advertisers featured in this issue Advanced Home Audio 37

Karen Berkemeyer Home 73 Kebabian’s 27 Kellie Burke Interiors 106–107 L&M Custom Carpets and Rugs, LLC back


Aitoro Appliances 19

Landmark Exteriors 81

Apadana Fine Rugs 20

LBG Interior Design 108–109

Aqua Pool & Patio, Inc. 67

The Lewis Group 110–111

Artemis Landscape Architects 75

Lillian August Furnishings + Design 112–113

Back Bay Shutter Co., Inc. 25

Lin Daniels Kitchen Design 36

Bender 12

Linda Ruderman Interiors 118

Bespoke Designs 77

The Linen Shop 41

Beth Krupa Interiors 88–89

Litchfield Hills Kitchen and Bath 76

Bulthaup of Connecticut 15

Michael Smith Architects 29

C Studio Design, LLC 90–91

Morgan Harrison Home 4–5

Charles Hilton Architects 47

O&G Industries Masonry Division 114–115

Closet and Storage Concepts 92–93

Olga Adler Interiors 45

Connecticut Appliance and Fireplace Distributors 85

Paramount Stone 61

Connecticut Stone Supplies 94–95 Connie Cooper Designs 96–97 Cornerstone Contracting 73 Crown Point Cabinetry 31 Daniel Conlon Architects 62 Dean’s Stove & Spa 81 DesignSourceCT 98–99 Digital Home Systems 71 Dina Spaidal Interiors 34 Domus Constructors, LLC 65 The Drawing Room 63 Dujardin Design Associates, Inc. 100–101 Eleish van Breems 102–103



Robert Dean Architects 22 Rooms with a View 86 Runtal North America, Inc. 39 S&W Building Remodeling, Inc. 42


Sally Scott Interior Design 116–117 Sellars Lathrop Architects, LLC 59 SEV Design 2018 Fall Garden Tour 84 Shope Reno Wharton 1


Shoreline Painting and Drywall 2–3 Sound Beach Partners  inside front cover Tile America 21

Tusk Home + Design 83

Gault Stone & Landscape Supplies 33


Robert A. Cardello Architects, LLC 6–7

Fletcher Development 16

Gatehouse Partners 10–11



Ridgefield Supply Company 67

Torrco 23

Front Row Kitchens, Inc. 28


ProSource of Stamford 43

Finished in Fabric, LLC  35

Freddy’s Landscape and BioNova Natural Swimming Pools 79


Experience the best DECOR SPONSOR

Experiencethe thebest best Experience

Today’s discerning homeowners, interior designers, architects and builders

Upstate Door, Inc. 83

select Wolfers, New England’s premier lighting, motorized shade and complete Today’s discerning homeowners, interior designers, architects builders Today’s discerning homeowners, interior designers, architects andand builders

Wakefield Design Center 51–56, 68–69

smart home integration company as their go-to resource. Experience the select Wolfers, England’s premier lighting, motorized shade complete select Wolfers, NewNew England’s premier lighting, motorized shade andand complete differencesmart – from our selection of the most lighting brands, such smart home integration company as their go-to resource. Experience the home integration company as sought-after their go-to resource. Experience the difference – from selection of the most sought-after lighting brands, such as Hubbardton Forge, to the latest in LED technology – and work withbrands, our expert difference – from our our selection of the most sought-after lighting such

Westport Historical Society 85

as Hubbardton Forge, to latest the latest LED technology – and our expert aswho Hubbardton toyour the in LED technology – and workwork withwith our expert consultants, will helpForge, bring ideas toinlight.


consultants, will help bring ideas to light. consultants, whowho will help bring youryour ideas to light.

Wright Building Company 49

Make an appointment today or stop by one of our showrooms.

Make appointment today or stop by one of our showrooms. Make an an appointment today or stop by one of our showrooms.

Homefront Farmers, LLC 8–9 Greenwich Design District 17 InnerSpace Electronics, Inc. 75 Jan Hiltz Interiors, LLC  104–105 JMKA | architects inside back cover

New England Home Connecticut, Fall 2018 © 2018 by New England Home Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. Editorial and advertising office: New England Home Magazine, LLC, 530 Harrison Ave, Ste 302, Boston, MA 02118, 617-938-3991.

NEHOMEMAG.COM Waltham 1339 Main | 781.890.5995 Waltham 1339 Main St. |St. 781.890.5995

Waltham 1339 Main St. | 781.890.5995

KHJ23496_WOL007_BDW_Ad_7.5x10.375_MECH.indd 1 KHJ23496_WOL007_BDW_Ad_7.5x10.375_MECH.indd 1

4/3/17 4/3/17 6:17 PM6:17 PM

full page.indd 1

7/24/18 10:43 AM 4/3/17 6:17 PM

full page.indd 1 KHJ23496_WOL007_BDW_Ad_7.5x10.375_MECH.indd 1

7/24/18 10:43 AM

full page.indd 1

7/24/18 10:43 AM

Fall 2018 | New England Home Connecticut  151

CT-FAL18 Resources.indd 151

9/20/18 2:15 PM

Sketch Pad

Design Ideas in the Making

friend George Champion • My has often carried my furniture

in his Woodbury store, George Champion Modern Shop, but to my mind the pieces rarely fit in well with his other, mostly midcentury, stock. So, we talked about my doing something specifically for him. I asked what piece of furniture is most universally requested; he answered without hesitation, “Console tables. They’re something everybody needs: a small, tall table to put your keys or mail down on.” (I was especially pleased with this answer, because tables are one of the easiest things to design and produce— chairs being the most difficult.) With midcentury style in mind, I wanted to minimize the number of parts and keep them as thin as possible.

152  New England Home Connecticut | Fall 2018

CT-FAL18 Sketch Pad.indd 152

I re-drew some earlier ideas in this new format, then started tweaking them and tweaking them again. In the end I sent George four drawings. I really liked number four because it was fresh for me. It relates to a table by Italian designer Gio Ponti, but also has a kind of constructivist quality. George also liked number four, and by now I have made about six or eight of the consoles. The wood is treated with a product called Rubio Monocoat, which produces a cerused effect, and then wire-brushed to emphasize the grain. Although the table’s form is simple and sleek, its surface is distinctly textured. | James Schriber, James Schriber Furniture, New Milford, 860-3546452,

Photo by John Kane

9/18/18 8:13 PM




Master Planning

Download our “Project Planning Packet” at



A-List Finalist HOBI Award Winner Innovation and Design Awards Greenwich | Westport 203.222.1222 |

JMKA_CT-SUM18_1.00_v1.indd 1

6/20/18 2:45 PM

Photography by Julia D’Agostino

L&M-CTFAL18.indd 5

Gary Shafran, Principal | 201-951-0980

Interior Design by Prudence Home + Design

9/19/18 10:58 AM

Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.