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108 Down to Earth Tones

126 Barn Again

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Cover photograph by Amy Vischio Neutrals feel warm and welcoming in a Westport home designed for faraway friends and family. 116 Waterfront Winner Casual and formal come together in a Guilford home with all-season appeal. A dilapidated outbuilding transforms into a guesthouse that pays homage to the homeowner’s roots.

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91 Gallery of Fine Architecture

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Here & There

43 Rooms We Love

It’s the attention to detail that makes these primary baths sing.

56 Things We Love

From new introductions to timeless favorites, these pieces bring style to the bath.

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Special Spaces

When it comes to a Greenwich home theater, architect Carol Kurth thinks outside the basement—and beyond the silver screen.

60 Artistry

Paulette Tavormina painstakingly composes photographs that suggest the old masters.

66 Collections

The latest product launches revitalize old favorites and introduce new ones.

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Smith on Style

At the most recent Rooms with a View event in Southport, designers created stylish six-by-eight-foot vignettes to inspire and delight.

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Design Dispatches

Mark your calendars for these must-attend events and read up on industry news.

82 The Scene

A look back at a host of designrelated gatherings.

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In Every Issue

32 Editor’s Note

134 Resources

135 Advertiser Index

136 Last Look

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ine art photographer Paulette Tavormina’s arresting floral compositions on page 60 reference the still-life paintings of seventeenth-century European masters. Tavormina’s creative process is intuitive, and her compositions are layered with her own flowers and found objects, each crafted over time before the artist at last decides they are ready to be photographed. Writer Robert Kiener visited Tavormina’s studio while her garden was still in bloom, but I love sharing her artwork in our winter issue, not only because it embraces the razor’s edge between abundant life and decay, but because I relate to her artistic exploration. I’ve always found my creativity closely tied to the seasons, and in winter, I welcome a stillness often elusive during the rest of the year. My mind synthesizes ideas with greater clarity, and I make sure to devote time to visiting nearby museums, tackling my reading pile, and filling a fresh sketchbook with ideas for the year ahead.

For the benefit of your creative spark (and for my kindred sketchbook keepers out there), we endeavored to deliver even more inspiration for cold winter days. We were drawn to interiors designed for quiet moments as well as for gathering family and friends. Warm wood, much of it repurposed or salvaged, takes center stage, while deeply saturated color envelopes and pretty details add lightness. A curation of dazzling baths may motivate you to pursue your own at-home oases, while a selection of imaginative vignettes from Southport’s Rooms with a View 2022 fundraiser are sure to impress with their ingenuity and clever use of space.

So find a cozy spot, grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage, and dig in. Who knows what ideas this quiet time will spark for the year ahead?

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At another feel-good event for designers and design enthusiasts, friends and supporters of The Community Fund of Darien raised more than $140,000 at their first-ever Designed to Dine: A Community Gathering last November. Monies raised will support programs that focus on basic needs, youth success, and community health in Norwalk, Stamford, and Darien. Thirty Connecticut designers crafted tablescapes for the event. Pictured here (top to bottom) are tabletops by Carey Karlan of Last Detail Interior Design and Prudence Bailey of Prudence Home & Design.

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It’s the attention to detail that makes these primary baths sing.

Designer Melissa Lindsay chose polished nickel for the tub base and the traditional fittings. “Although polished nickel isn’t the easiest to maintain, it has a time-honored quality that you don’t get with something like chrome,” says the designer.

The bath’s focal point comes courtesy of a handpainted de Gournay panel and a soaking tub from Crosswater London.

“The paper adds depth to the space,” says Lindsay.

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TIMELESS BEAUTY

A few years after tackling the rest of this eighteenth-century Ridgefield house, designer Melissa Lindsay was tasked with renovating the primary bath. “The large space lacked functionality, and the existing materials felt cold,” explains Lindsay. “My goal was to bring in an Old World feel.” One of the most critical design choices, according to

Lindsay, was trading in a built-in double vanity for two washstands separated by a cabinet inset with antiqued mirror. “The open washstands with Regency-style metal legs and a traditional curved-stone backsplash are a key element in helping this space feel less like a bath,” says the designer. Lindsay worked with builder Rob Liesegang, who created a false wall

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The shower was kept clean and simple to not detract from the floral panel and tub. For the floor, Lindsay chose an engineered wood with radiant heating to replace the existing gray tile. “The space felt cold and dead, so we wanted to bring in warmth with the wood.”
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behind the vanities to accommodate medicine cabinets. When it came to replacing the tile floor with engineered wood and electric radiant heat, Liesegang had to get creative, as that combination is not an industry standard, and he didn’t want to disturb the living room below. “The floors had also settled, so there was a threeinch discrepancy that we had to level out,” says Liesegang. A streamlined shower allows the freestanding tub and hand-painted de Gournay panel to take center stage. “It’s an elevated design that’s simple but sophisticated,” says Lindsay. “It feels like it has always been there.”

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The stand-up makeup chest is topped with Blue de Savoie marble, which also appears on the washstands. “Using the same stone makes this item feel like it belongs in the room,” says Lindsay.

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The custom design of the chest is based on an antique in Lindsay's own home. Builder Rob Liesegang constructed a false wall to seamlessly integrate the medicine cabinets. Lindsay swapped a built-in double vanity for two washstands with Regency-style metal legs from Palmer Industries and Blue de Savoie marble with a traditional curved backsplash. To offset the lack of storage in the washstands, Lindsay designed a cabinet featuring an antique-mirror door. “It adds an element of interest while playing up the Old World aesthetic,” she says.
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Almost every surface is sheathed in solid stone, including the Pacific Gray marble walls, the Sugar marble moldings and trim, and the waterjet mosaic floors featuring Carrara, Bardiglio, and Pacific Gray marbles.

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For a New Canaan couple who travels extensively, designer Karen Wells created a hotel-like primary bath brimming with carefully considered details and elevated materials. “I wanted to evoke modern European grandeur with a nod to the past,” says Wells, who enlarged the

existing space with the help of builder Hayden Lindsay to accommodate a floating double vanity, a shower, a water closet, and a freestanding soaking tub. Nearly every surface is covered in marble, from the tiled walls to the slab-sheathed shower to the patterned

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Frosted-glass-andnickel accordion shutters provide privacy while allowing natural light to flow into the bath. A niche accommodates a Victoria + Albert tub, which is paired with a Kohler tub filler.
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floor. Even the moldings and trim—the crown, baseboards, and casings—are a contrasting marble. Installing this abundance of solid stone required some additional prep work, however. “We had 2,500 pounds of stone sitting above the living room’s grand piano, so we needed to add more support,” notes Lindsay. “There are also several areas where stone and glass come together, and it’s quite challenging to join those materials.” Other accents include leather insets on the vanity, both frosted and white glass, and nickel framing. A combination of sconces and overhead, under-vanity, and shower lighting is key in providing different moods for different activities, whether it’s applying makeup or enjoying a relaxing soak.

INTERIOR DESIGN: Karen Wells Design

BUILDER: Lindsay Builders

CABINETRY: DEANE

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When the shower is in use, the lighting in the stall automatically turns on, and the vanity mirrors contain a heating element that prevents them from fogging up.
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A floating vanity with leather panels and acrylic pulls features under-cabinet lighting as well as Kelly Wearstler sconces from Visual Comfort. The vanity’s middle cabinet pulls out— almost like a spice rack—to reveal doublesided storage for each of the homeowners’ personal items. The water closet is concealed with frostedglass-and-nickel panels that coordinate with the window shutters.
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Elissia Sigalow knew she wanted something different and bold for the shower enclosure, so she designed a black metal-and-glass grid that complements industrial elements found elsewhere in the home. Inside is a sleek concrete bench.

MODERN MOOD

In conceiving her own Westport home from the ground up, furniture designer Elissia Sigalow had the benefit of a blank canvas. “I’m a minimalist, and I liked the idea of using raw materials with a clean look and modern appeal,” says Sigalow. “Both concrete and industrial touches are themes in the rest of the house, so incorporating a concrete

trough sink, cement tiles, and a black metal-framed shower area pulls it all together.” However, crafting a seamless, contemporary look is more complicated than one might think. “This house has no trim, which means there’s no room for error when blending finishes like tile with the doors and windows,” says builder Jamie Duggan, explaining that

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Cement tile with a hand-painted pattern pulls together the room’s black-and-white palette.
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moldings can hide a lot. “And the floor tile is hand painted, so we needed to be mindful of how we were making cuts, grouting, and sealing so as not to discolor or disturb the minerals in the tile.” To round out the sleek scheme, Sigalow chose a striking soaking tub, designed a simple vanity without hardware, and installed sink fittings “that are a little industrial and remind me of faucets from the 1950s and ’60s,” says the designer. “I thought a lot about materials and texture, and I took inspiration from both European and Scandinavian design.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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BUILDER: Braydan Construction

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lack of hardware on the concrete-topped vanity draws attention to the Watermark sink fittings, which, according to Sigalow, help drive home the industrial look. wanted focus of the room to be the simpleyet-sculptural soaking tub by Victoria + Albert.
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Multimedia Room

Carol Kurth says it’s time to take the media room out of the cavern.

“Most people these days think of a media room as lower level, dark, enclosed,” Kurth says. “But that makes it a real effort to get to.”

Kurth, who is both a licensed

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When it comes to a Greenwich home theater, architect Carol Kurth thinks outside the basement—and beyond the silver screen.
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architect and interior designer, prefers to create media rooms that are centrally located. At this home in Greenwich, it’s right off the main living space on the first floor. “In this case it’s more of a room where the family can hang out,” she says. “It’s casual, it’s not off the beaten track, it functions as a media room, but you can also cozy up there and read a book.”

Which is exactly what the owners like to do. During the day, light pours in through a wall of glass, drawing the

eyes to a water feature in the garden outside. The owner enjoys sitting in a chair by the window, says Kurth. “That’s his special spot.”

When it’s movie time, the room does that well, too. It’s a few steps up from the main entertaining area, so it’s a little bit private but also quick to get to with popcorn and drinks. The top level of a tiered banquet provides a comfortable nook, and there’s plenty of stadium seating on the lower level for a passel of kids. A floor-to-ceiling

FAR LEFT: Just off the main living area, this 300-square-foot media room boasts a water-feature view and stadium seating. Interior designer Laura Bohn chose the lively rug and color scheme, and Advanced Home Audio installed a nearly invisible sound system that includes speakers hidden below the walnut counter. ABOVE: The owner wanted a place to sit and enjoy traditional media. Walnut beams create a warm feel and complement the colors, while a poster brings the movie-theater vibe. LEFT: It took meticulous attention to install the felt soundproofing panels; recessed overhead lighting gives them visual interest.

barn door coupled with blackout blinds closes off the space and creates the feeling of a warm cocoon. A threedimensional felt surface on the back wall that’s accented by lights in a recessed trough above insulates the sound while also providing visual interest.

Cellar-dwelling media rooms are simpler to build, of course, and have far fewer issues with light infiltration and reverberating sound. “We could have put it in the lower level,” Kurth admits, “but this way the room doubles as a family gathering place. It’s more accessible. Everybody loves it.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

ARCHITECTURE:

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INTERIOR DESIGN:

Laura Bohn Design Associates

BUILDER: Legacy Construction Northeast

AUDIO/VIDEO DESIGN: Advanced Home Audio

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Embedded Memories

Paulette Tavormina painstakingly composes photographs that suggest the old masters.

As she walks through the lush garden at her Litchfield home, Paulette Tavormina explains that she is looking for just the right morning glory to help her create the still-life fine-art photograph she’s been working on for almost a week. “Here,” she says excitedly as she spots a slenderstemmed, heart-shaped, purple-blue bloom. “It’s just what I need!”

Later, in her nearby photography studio, she adds the just-picked morning glory to an assortment of flowers, fruits, and vegetables that spill from a small container. After nearly a week of choosing, collecting, arranging, and rearranging, she is finally ready to photograph a composition that resembles the still-life paintings created by seventeenth-century European masters.

Tavormina, who is seventy-three and a former commercial photographer, has earned international acclaim for her evocative images. Nearly twenty years

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Photography courtesy of the artist and Robert Klein Gallery ABOVE: Anthony and Cleopatra (2017), signed, limited edition, archival digital inkjet print. LEFT: Merlin and the Cat (2019), signed, limited edition, archival digital inkjet print.

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ago, after becoming fascinated by a friend’s still-life paintings, she began researching and studying seventeenthcentury still lifes, especially those created by artists from the Dutch Golden Age. “I was hooked,” she remembers.

“The way their work transcended time and place amazed—and inspired—me.”

To gather the elements that make up each still-life image, Tavormina prowls through everything from farm-

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ABOVE: Vanitas IV, Dreams, After A.C. (2015), signed, limited edition, archival digital inkjet print. RIGHT: Artist Paulette Tavormina.
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ers markets to flower stalls to antique shops to her own garden. Her studio is chock-full of drawer after drawer of dried flowers, shells, butterflies, insects, and unusual artifacts—even a human skull— that she has collected to help her create her compositions.

There is both beauty and a deeper sense of narrative and symbolism in her photographs. “I want viewers to enjoy the image but also to see, as well as feel, the emotion I feel when I arrange a leaf just so, or when I add an object that may have

a special, or hidden, meaning,” Tavormina explains. A butterfly, for example, may represent rebirth or the transitory nature of life. A decaying piece of fruit or flower may symbolize mortality.

“A composition may be intensely personal but at the same time can tell universal stories of life and love,” says Tavormina. “Memories can be embedded forever in a moment that is a photograph.”

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Orchard Figs and Pears (2020), signed, limited edition, archival digital inkjet print. Botanical IV (Water Lilies and Poppies) (2013), signed, limited edition, archival digital inkjet print. Dahlias and Figs (2021), signed, limited edition, archival digital inkjet print. EDITOR'S NOTE: Paulette Tavormina is represented by Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, robertkleingallery.com. To see more of her work, visit paulettetavormina.com
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COREY DAMEN JENKINS: TRAD NOUVEAU

Known for his spirited spin on traditional design, Corey Damen Jenkins creates a boldly colored, deeply textured fabric and wallcovering collection featuring graphic animal prints, lively florals, and confident geometrics. Consider this your permission slip to have fun with your decor. Kravet, Stamford, kravet.com

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MOIRE BY ÉLITIS

Élitis puts its own twist on moire, a fabric technique dating back to antiquity, with contemporary colors and highly textured surfaces. The fabrics and wallcoverings are expertly handcrafted in France, making each wave-like pattern a true original. The Brady Collection, Westport, thebradycollection.com

AERIN X FRANCES PALMER

Connecticut potter Frances Palmer has once again partnered with Aerin Lauder to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Lauder’s brand, AERIN. Palmer crafted vessels from white earthenware clay inspired by Lauder’s Rose de Grasse Joyful Bloom fragrance. The luminous creamy white and pale lavender pieces light up a room. aerin.com

NOVECENTO ITALIANO BY ARDECORA

Inspired by Milan’s architectural gem, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Ardecora’s new collection embraces the glamour of Italy during the interwar years. Atrio, shown here, features geometric embroidery on a softly draping jacquard base for a total luxe look. Zimmer + Rohde, Stamford, zimmer-rohde.com

THE TRIANON COLLECTION BY SAMUEL & SONS

This passementerie collection features opulent patterns and lavish color combinations inspired by the ornamentation of the eighteenth-century French château Trianon. Hand-tied tassels, beaded fringes, braids, and rosettes lend Old World charm to your home. Samuel & Sons, Schwartz Design Showrooms, Stamford, schwartzdesignshowroom.com

RAY BOOTH FOR HICKORY CHAIR

McAlpine partner Ray Booth continues his successful collaboration with Hickory Chair with new pieces that debuted at High Point this past fall. The Split Klismos Bench is a perfect example of Booth’s knack for updating classic pieces with an elegantly modern twist. Wakefield Design Center, Stamford, wakefielddesigncenter.com

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Architecture: Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

Photography: Peter Murdoch

Architecture: Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

Architecture: Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

Photography: Peter Murdoch

Photography: Peter Murdoch

Architecture: Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA

Photography: Peter Murdoch

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Chic and Petite

The three hanging pendants reference the northern lights.

“It was symbolic in a way,” says designer Christin Engh. “You had the mirror as the sun, and those fixtures were the stars.”

Northern Lights

For designer Christin Engh of Mare Design, her home country of Norway served as inspiration for her space. And more specifically, the region’s famed northern lights worked their way into her design. “I wanted to create a super cozy space,”

says Engh of her texture-filled room. From the grasscloth wallpaper to the wool chair and ottoman to the touch of plaid on the walls, every surface nurtures and evokes a sense of warmth. Says Engh, “The more texture the merrier!”

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At the most recent Rooms with a View event in Southport, designers created stylish six-by-eight-foot vignettes to inspire and delight.
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It was all about creating a multipurpose room for designer Amy Andrews of Amy Andrews Interior Design. “I wanted a Zen space where you just could kind of melt into it,” says Andrews. “A place you could go read

or you could have a cup of tea, you could have a cocktail, or you could just go and sit and be comfortable.” A plethora of colors, patterns, and plush textures gives the ephemeral space a feeling of permanence.

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Photograph by Stephane Kossmann Slatted walls add extra dimension and a sense of depth. Jim Thompson Fabrics’ Malachite wallcovering in Rose Quartz gives the room an organic touch. It’s the perfect foil to some of the more linear features.
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Simply Glamorous

“I do a lot of blue and white because my clients love it,” says designer Prudence Bailey of Prudence Home & Design. “It’s a popular palette, and a lot of people really want to see a blue-andwhite room.” Bailey put a fresh spin on it, mixing in multiple patterns, including a vibrant fabric

A stenciled hide rug from Saddlemans acts as a stylish— and unexpected—anchor for the room.

for the window treatments. Known for specifying lacquered ceilings in many of her clients’ homes, Bailey invokes a similar effect here with a highgloss wallpaper from Holly Hunt. “I love how it reflects the vintage Murano chandelier,” she says. “It creates a lot of magic in the space.”

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Designer Elena Phillips of Elena Phillips Interiors envisioned a quiet oasis for her room. “I just really wanted to create something soothing and tranquil, more like an escape,” she says. “I wanted

some place you could go and handwrite a note at the desk, or have a friend for a quick conversation, or just be alone. And I felt that it was something that I personally needed.”

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The sculpture is by designer Elena Phillips’s mother, artist Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh. “I love to incorporate sculpture and artwork into all of my projects,” says Phillips. “This piece is very important to me.” Sherwin-Williams Likeable Sand is a crowd pleaser. “People looked really good in the reflection of the mirror,” says Phillips. “I feel like it made everyone glow.”
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Fabulous Folk

The design of Erick Espinoza’s room is deeply personal. “It was an homage to a client who has passed,” says Espinoza, who is with the firm Anthony Baratta, “and she was a lover of all things Americana. And she loved the world.” After she died, one of her hooked

rugs went missing; Espinoza eventually stumbled upon it at an online auction. He won the piece, which ended up being the focal point of the space. Says Espinoza, “It was sort of serendipitous.”

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Photograph by Jane Beiles A custom fabric design by Erick Espinoza and Anthony Baratta envelops the room; it is accented with Sherwin-Williams Resounding Rose paint color. On the floor, the Portuguese needlepoint rug is by Stark. Unfinished quilt tops add pattern to the chair.
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Happy 2023!

William Lyon Designs is starting the year off on the right foot. The firm opened a design studio on Wall Street in Norwalk’s historic district. The new studio houses a creative space for meetings and functions as well as a small showroom displaying a collection of furniture, lighting, art, and accessories carefully selected by Lyon. The studio is open by appointment.

Sister Parish Design also has new digs. In November, the heritage brand opened its first brick-and-mortar storefront in Litchfield. The shop sells Sister Parish Design’s collection of fabrics and wallpapers, vintage furniture, decorative accessories, and seasonal pieces. The creative director and great-granddaughter of Sister Parish, Eliza Harris, designed the shop. Harris drew inspiration from both her grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s iconic Islesboro, Maine, shops.

Spirits were high at the annual Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards this past November. Congratulations to all the winners, including Hobbs and Mackin Architects, who were honored with the Project of the Year award. HSL Building Company and Peter Cadoux

Architects received Custom Home of the Year, and a project from Newquist Building Company was named Remodeled Home of the Year.

Change is in the air at Burr Salvatore Architects. First, architect Mary Burr was named partner, prompting the firm to change its name from Ryan Salvatore Design to Burr Salvatore Architects. More recently, it announced the opening of an office in Darien, which allows the team to be close to the core of their business in Fairfield County. Do you have news to share with New England Home? Email Lynda Simonton at lsimonton@nehomemag.com

››  Fired up: Glass Today

THROUGH FEBRUARY 5

Catch the final month of this exhibit featuring fifty contemporary glassblowers at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Hartford thewadsworth.org

First Impressions: 31st Annual Associate Artist Show

JANUARY 13–MARCH 2

This annual juried exhibition features paintings, sculptures, and works in other media by Lyme Art Association members. Old Lyme lymeartassociation.org

Wallpaper in Historic Houses: Manufacture, Conservation, and Replication

JANUARY 25

Join a Historic New England virtual discussion on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wallcoverings. historicnewengland.org

››  Stanford White

FEBRUARY 6

This Greenwich Decorative Arts Society lecture at Christ Church explores the work of Stanford White, partner in the groundbreaking architectural firm McKim, Mead and White. Greenwich greenwichdecorativearts.org

From Our House to Yours: A Members-Only Virtual Tour of Roseland Cottage

JANUARY 19

Historic New England members can enjoy a virtual tour of this colorful Gothic Revival landmark. historicnewengland.org

Aldrich Projects: Kathleen Ryan: Head and Heart

JANUARY 12–MAY 14

This project brings together two significant works by artist Kathleen Ryan, both dramatically placed in The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Leir Atrium. Ridgefield thealdrich.org

‹‹  Hangama Amiri: A Homage to Home

FEBRUARY 5–JUNE 11

Afghan-Canadian artist Hangama Amiri combines painting and printmaking with layers of fabric to tell stories at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Ridgefield thealdrich.org

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

FEBRUARY 23–26

Get ready for spring with educational seminars, demonstrations, and plenty of gardening inspiration at the Connecticut Convention Center. Hartford ctflowershow.com

‹‹  Sports! More than Just a Game

MARCH 8–SEPTEMBER 3

Head to the Greenwich Historical Society to learn about the area’s sports history, local Olympians, and celebrated athletes.

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New England Design Hall of Fame

The New England Design Hall of Fame commemorated its fifteenth anniversary in November. New England Home’s signature event brought together 530 guests at a sumptuous gala at the InterContinental Boston. Congratulations to architects Colin Flavin and Robert Dean; interior designer Susanne Csongor; landscape designer Michael Coutu; custom builders FBN Construction, represented by Bob Ernst, and Andrew A. Flake, represented by Andrew Flake; and woodworkers Wayne Towle Master Refinishing & Restoration, represented by Wayne Towle.

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Photography by Matt Stone Robert Dean of Robert Dean Architects with his wife Mary Hoskinson-Dean Wayne and Debbie Towle of Wayne Towle Master Refinishing & Restoration Colin Flavin of Flavin Architects is flanked by his wife, Nancy Rappaport (left), and Sarah Lawson of S+H Construction Andrew Flake and Hutker Architects’ Mark Hutker Dazzling event decor by Tyger Productions Inaugural New England Design Hall of Fame judge Ted Landsmark of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy Susan Bijleveld of Finished in Fabric and New England Home’s Roberta Mancuso Heather Wells and SLC Interiors’ Susanne Csongor New England Home’s Kathy Bush-Dutton and Clinton Smith Robert Dean of Robert Dean Architects and Tom Catalano of Catalano Architects 2022 inductees Bob Ernst, Colin Flavin, Robert Dean, Susanne Csongor, Michael Coutu, Andrew Flake, and Wayne Towle The Sudbury Design Group team celebrates Michael Coutu’s (second from left, standing) induction into the Hall of Fame

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Chris Pike of Clarke, Chris Sawicki of Monique’s Bath Showroom, and Jenny Tredeau of Clarke Kevin Heffernan, Hassan Shah, Peter Bacci, and Michael Battista of Monique’s Bath Showroom Aidan Walsh, Ben Devos, Keira Lee, Matt Gillen, Thomas Fraley, and Jason Harris of Gregory Lombardi Design Bob Ernst, Sylvia Dandrata, Jessica Ernst, Bobby Ernst, and Paul Mayer of FBN Construction Guests went home with chocolates courtesy of Hancock Appliance Ivo and Carlotta Cubi of Cumar, New England Home’s Adam Japko, and Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios Tim Davis and Sue Shockley of Marvin with Sabrina DaLomba and Bobby Watts of Supply New England Zhanna Drogobetsky (front row, second from left) and the Casa Design Group strike a pose at their sponsored photography booth Catherine Miller, Joe DiLazzaro, and Tara Haley-Park of Opus Master Builders Howard Raley of Flavin Architects, Robin Gannon of Robin Gannon Interiors, and Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders Tyler Toohey and Eric Hill of Brookes + Hill Custom Builders with Kait Zonfrelli and Ashley Jacobson of System 7 Guests packed the InterContinental Boston

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Architectural Lighting Without Limits at InnerSpace Electronics

In the fall, New England Home Connecticut hosted a continuing education class at InnerSpace Electronics, where guests also networked and viewed product demonstrations. The class covered the fundamentals of color rendition and lighting design and demonstrated how innovative lighting systems can be incorporated into projects.

Celerie Kemble x L&M Custom Carpets at Kanter’s Carpet & Design Center

Last year, designer Celerie Kemble teamed up with L&M Custom Carpets to create a collection of floor coverings that embody Kemble’s personal style. Top industry professionals convened at Kanter’s Carpet & Design Center in White Plains, New York, in September to raise a toast and get an exclusive look at the colorful collection.

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Rocco Rutigliano of InnerSpace Electronics, Pat Miller of Patricia M. Miller Residential Design, and Marc Fuscaldo of Fuscaldo Builders Charles Hilton of Charles Hilton Architects and Irene Ioffe of Granoff Architects Arthur Hanlon of Shope Reno Wharton, Barry Reiner of InnerSpace Electronics, and George Dumitru of Studio Dumitru Architects Heather Rogers of Gatehouse Partners, New England Home’s Roberta Mancuso, Carol Kurth of Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors, Lora Mazurak of Torrco, and Kristen Sullivan of Gatehouse Partners Andrea Reiner of InnerSpace Electronics, Lora Mazurak of Torrco, and Nick Campanelli of Michael D’Angelo Landscape Architecture Val Bazan and Beth Krupa of Beth Krupa Interiors flank New England Home’s Roberta Mancuso Olivia Charney of Olivia Charney Interior Design and George Pusser of Cornerstone Contracting Helen Grubel of Helen Grubel Interior Design and Lora Mazurak of Torrco Dina Spaidal of Dina Spaidal Interiors and Brian Kanter of Kanter’s Carpet & Design Center and L&M Custom Carpets New England Home’s Clinton Smith, Mindy Gerhardt and George Pusser of Cornerstone Contracting, and Laura Michaels of Laura Michaels Design Gary Shafran of L&M Custom Carpets, Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors, and Brian Kanter of Kanter’s Carpet & Design Center and L&M Custom Carpets

HOME B UILD ER S & RE MO DE LERS

The HBRA offers a variety of courses including OSHA10, Energy Codes, CAPS, and productivity and marketing seminars, among others. We are constantly adding to our course curriculum.

The HBRA provides numerous networking opportunities throughout the year at membership meetings, showcases, and at other specialty events. Our main goal is to help you build relationships.

Your 3-in-1 Membership includes lobbying efforts at the national and regulations favorable to the home building industry and to your business.

AWAR DS & REC OG NI TION

Your membership to the HBRA enables you to be eligible for the HBRA Annual awards and the prestigious HOBI Awards.

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 16th - HOBI Awards

November 30th-December 2nd - CAPS Training

The HBRA Retirement Plan powered by TAG Resources is now available and utilize for their businesses.

DIS CO UN T S & RE BATES

The HBRA membership can pay for itself through a variety of discount and rebate programs and special member to member discounts and opportunities.

December 8th - PWB Holiday Luncheon

January 31st, 2023 - International Builder Show

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Fall Networking at Wakefield Design Center

The always stylish Wakefield Design Center helped us fête our fall issue and our special annual publication next CT. Guests socialized and enjoyed refreshments while browsing the recently revamped showroom. Designer Charles Pavarini III, along with coauthor J.

presented and signed copies of their new book, Lighting Beyond Edison

Rooms with a View

Every year, Rooms with a View invites twelve leading designers to create striking vignettes at a weekend-long show at Southport Congregational Church. New England Home Connecticut was a proud sponsor of A Night at The Hadley, a celebration of the greater design community hosted by photographer Amy Vischio.

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Wakefield Design Center photography by Phil Nelson Randall Tarasuk, The Rooms with a View executive and advisory boards: BACK ROW: Parker Rogers, Amy Vischio, Tori Vought, Rosine Chlala, Jessica Ryan, and Adrienne Conzelman. FRONT ROW: Paul Whitmore, Laura Whitmore, Christopher Philip, and Patrick McGettigan BACK ROW: Doniphan Moore of Doniphan Moore Interiors, Rosine Chlala, Benjamin Deaton of Benjamin Deaton Interior Design, Amy Andrews of Amy Andrews Interior Design, Elena Phillips of Elena Phillips Interiors, Elizabeth Bolognino of Elizabeth Bolognino Interiors, and Sydney Frazier of Sydney Frazier Interior Design. FRONT ROW: Prudence Bailey of Prudence Home & Design, Amy Goossens of Amy Goossens Design, Isabella Hamilton of New York School of Interior Design, and Christin Engh of Mare Design New England Home’s Roberta Mancuso, John Kebabian of Kebabian’s Rugs, and Laura Casale of Laura Casale Architect Peggy Kebabian of Kebabian’s Rugs and Lynn Garelick of LBG Interior Design Kendall Norton of Fun-Shway Interior Design, actor Everton George, and William Lyon of William Lyon Designs Charles Pavarini III signed copies of his new book George Snead of Wakefield Design Center with Heidi Holzer and Michael Berman of Heidi Holzer Design and Decorative Work Andrea Crowley and Carlos Rodriguez of Torrco New England Home’s Jenna Talbott and Tara Vincenta of Artemis Landscape Architects Salvatore Zarrella of Construction Management Group and Robert Dean of Robert Dean Architects Antonio Vergara and George Snead of Wakefield Design Center Kristen Sullivan of Gatehouse Partners and Marybeth Woods of Woods Design Beth Cannon of Wakefield Design Center, Charles Pavarini III of Pavarini Design, and Ken Baldwin of GENROSE Stone + Tile

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Christopher Pagliaro Architects was founded as a designoriented studio that believes architecture is a performing art that leads to client satisfaction. The firm has developed a reputation as the creator of exceptional architecture throughout North America. Its guiding principle is that all projects should enhance the complete context within the environment. Each home is exceptionally functional, applying

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Founded in 1999 by principal Michael Smith, the firm’s u nderlying design philosophy centers on the idea that carefully applying the design principles of simplicity, consistency, and authenticity w ill yield a timeless work of architecture, regardless of the style or type of bu ilding.

Michael and his team have designed a wide range of high-quality projects,

including large single-family custom residences, residential renovations, boutique commercial projects, educational facilities, and multi-family residential projects. Michael Smith Architects (MSA) and its current staff have more than seventeen years of experience in a diverse range of projects, focusing primarily on highly customized residential architecture in Fairfield County and the New York City metropolitan area.

“At MSA we believe that every project deserves a unique solution that represents a combination of thoughtful design with an understanding of the client’s priorities. We work to create custom solutions that respond to the client’s wishes, the environment, and the historical context of the project,” Smith says. Further, MSA takes a holistic approach to the design process by considering not just the exterior architecture, but also the design of the

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interior trim, finishes, and cabinetry to create a consistent overall aesthetic that will stand the test of time.

Through its membership in the United States Green Building Council, MSA strives to incorporate many sustainable or green features into its projects wherever possible, and takes great care to integrate these new technologies into each design in a seamless and harmonious way.

103 41 North Main Street, Suite 101 Norwalk, CT 06854 203-563-0553 michaelsmitharchitects.com

Neil Hauck Architects

Neil Hauck Architects is an award-winning design firm with a distinguished portfolio of new homes, renovations, and his toric preservation projects sprinkled throughout the New England landscape. Not tied to any one style or formula, we employ a holistic approach to the design process where each project evolves as a uniq ue response to the client’s hopes and dreams and to the particular

characteristics of the building site. We begin by exploring initial concepts through a series of freehand s ketches, and develop the chosen scheme into a finished design that is presented to the client using state-of-the-art computer modeling techniques and/or physical models. From there, detailed construction documents are prepared that incorporate the full range of exterior and interior design elements. We

provide our clients with the highest level of professional service throughout each phase of a project.

Our completed projects can b e characterized as having clean architectural lines, a rich palette of natural materials, light and airy interiors, and floor plans that provide comfortable circulation between rooms and spaces. We strive to create sustainable designs that will stand the test of time.

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➊ The main body of this house represents a fresh interpretation of the quintessential New England farmhouse.

➋ The attached garage with game room above is a modern barn constructed with authentic post-and-beam framing.

➌ This cozy nook on the second floor provides a wonderful place to snuggle and read.

➍ Located in the link between house and barn, this stair floats from floor to floor. It is constructed of a powder-coated steel frame with Black American Walnut components.

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Patricia M. Miller Residential Design, L LC

Pat Miller has created beautiful homes and living spaces in Fairfield County for more than thirty years. Whether new construction, renovations, or interior space planning, her approach to desig n is to create something special and exciting for each client. In every style home, from modern to traditional to Shingle and more, attention to detail and quality of materials is of the utmost importance.

Pat’s design skills are matched by her sensitivity to the client’s wishes and requirements, which has helped established her as one of the most accomplished and sought-after local designers. Her many renovations over the years reflect how small, simple houses can be transformed into warm, gracious, and inviting homes. Her new homes show how she can take a piece of land and create an exciting new structure from

nothing other than the imaginations of the client and the designer.

Pat creates a concierge service for each of her clients. She is there each step of the way, from crafting the initial design to overseeing the many decisions needed for the final construction, making every project unique and every client special. The result is walking into one’s own home and saying “Wow!”

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Tones EARTH Down to

Neutrals feel warm and welcoming in a Westport home designed for faraway friends and family.

Text by TOVAH MARTIN Photography by READ M C KENDREE In the living room, a pair of English rolled-arm sofas upholstered in Thibaut performance fabric face each other for easy conversation. The vintage Moroccan wool rug brings out the patina of the fireplace surround, while the draperies add another layer of texture.
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Grace Rosenstein did not approach the Cape Cod-style Westport house with a particularly critical eye. She and her husband only had one requirement for their first home: every room needed to be functional for visiting family and friends. At 2,600 square feet, the house checked that box. As for the interior,

the founder and principal of Roan by Grace Rosenstein felt confident she could turn it into the ideal home for her family.

Life leading up to move-in day prepped Rosenstein for homeownership. After earning her master’s degree in design and relocating from Chicago to New York City in 2015, Rosenstein opened her own interior design studio, while her husband reverse commuted to New Canaan. But apartment living rapidly lost its luster, and Rosenstein’s nesting instincts were on high alert. She scoped out Connecticut and zeroed in on Westport, summing up the attraction as “great community, great restaurants, and close to the water.”

Finding the house was a snap, given that she came into the project fully anticipating a total revamp. That said, she didn’t make the mistake of jumping right into the remake. “We lived in the house for a year prior to renovation,” she explains. “It was all uncharted territory, and I wanted to see which rooms we

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ABOVE: Designer Grace Rosenstein added two dormers, a front porch, and a cedar roof to the original Cape Cod-style residence. BELOW: In the family room, painted Benjamin Moore Aganthus Green, a custom sofa that doubles as a daybed sits beside a chair covered in a durable Perennials fabric. FACING PAGE: Visitors enter through a Dutch door painted Benjamin Moore Essex Green. Vintage sketches purchased at a Paris flea market line the walls, and a Charlotte Perriand-inspired woven chair balances the vintage pine console.

gravitated toward, where we entertained, and how we wanted to live.” When Rosenstein gave birth to her first child in 2019, the baby’s nursery was completely ready; the rest of the renovation quickly fell into place.

With a new addition in the family and with most of the couple’s relatives living out of state, the house became a hub for visitors, just as they anticipated.

Rosenstein decided that, above all, she wanted the space to be welcoming. “The vibe that I strove for was inspired by an English B and B,” Rosenstein explains. “It all feels cozy, and nothing is too precious. Everything must be natural with quality materials, but I want this house to look lived in.”

The transformation required far more skill than just fiddling with the

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“The vibe that I strove for was inspired by an English B and B. It all feels cozy, and nothing is too precious.”
—Interior designer Grace Rosenstein

ABOVE: In the expanded kitchen, woven jute stools tuck under the island, while a custom integrated sink overlooks the deck and backyard. RIGHT: The focus of the breakfast room is a Rose Uniacke pendant that hangs above the custom oak trestle table surrounded by chairs covered in a Perennials stripe. FACING PAGE: In the dining room, a pair of handblown glass pendants from Ann-Morris illuminate Rosenstein’s first purchase for the home: an oak farmhouse table. Built-in cabinetry stores chinaware.

window treatments and selecting the right lighting. Although Rosenstein dug deep into her arsenal of knowledge and tools as a professional designer, she never broke a sweat. She raised rooflines, added dormers, installed a porch, updated the millwork, ripped out a wall to expand a former galley kitchen, and added a sunroom.

“I want to tell the story of how we

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ABOVE: In the nursery, Rosenstein used Peter Fasano wallpaper and drapes, which are accented by vintage animal prints found at a Paris flea market. BELOW: The primary bathroom features a custom oak vanity with Waterworks fixtures and Urban Electric Co. brass sconces. FACING

PAGE: Rosenstein designed a pair of signature oak side tables that flank a canopy bed enveloped in Cowtan & Tout check curtains for the guest room.

like to live,” says Rosenstein. “Everything is purposeful and meaningful, but I’m not a rule breaker.” Quiet continuity gives the space a feeling of comfort, and Rosenstein’s decor serves up a steady diet of soft earth tones. “I like when you can’t put your finger on exactly what color a room is painted. That adds richness and style,” Rosenstein says of her creamy walls. Cohesive is a word she uses continually.

The designer sought apropos antiques. She played with textures and harnessed rattan to serve as a leitmotif. Meanwhile, she discovered that suburbanites tend to invite friends over often, providing ample opportunity to share space. Gradually, the Westport house became a harmonious haven for friends and family both near and far.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

ARCHITECTURE:

J.P. Franzen Associates Architects

INTERIOR DESIGN:

Roan by Grace Rosenstein

BUILDER: High Quality Builders

LANDSCAPE DESIGN:

Outdoor Design & Living

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The foyer’s oak paneling and Chippendale-style stairway suggest a sense of formality that is softened by the floor of hexagonal limestone and marble tiles in subtle earth tones. FACING PAGE: A second-floor balcony looks out over the conservatory. Designer Raymond Forehand employed shiplap on the ceiling to add a casual feel to the room.

Waterfront Winner

Casual and formal come together in a Guilford home with all-season appeal.

Photography by AMY VISCHIO
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On approach, this newly built home has all the markings of a beach house. Clinging steadfastly to a rocky cliff with views of Long Island Sound and the Thimble Islands, the Guilford house is reminiscent of the gracious turnof-the-twentieth-century shingled dwellings that dot New England’s coastal landscape, complete with such charms as turrets, a cupola, and a wraparound veranda.

The owners enjoy summery days here, but their true intent was a yearround home, a sanctuary from the hubbub of their New York City lives and the place they’ll retire to when they wrap up their high-powered careers. They pictured themselves in sophisticated surroundings, making the most of the knockout location but not giving in to beachfront cliché.

Designed by architect Nathan Topf, the house stands as a feat of engineering, thanks to the efforts of builder Barry Ertelt. “It’s

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all on ledge on a slope going ABOVE: A second-floor hallway outfitted in Cowtan & Tout metallic tile leads to a balcony overlooking the foyer with its multicolored crystal chandelier from Hammerton Studio. LEFT: An oyster shell mirror in a foyer niche nods to the home’s waterfront location. FACING PAGE: In the less formal of the home’s two dining rooms, chairs of oak and rattan with leather seats from MTC Studio Designs surround the custom dining table. Phillip Jeffries grasscloth in the upper paneling furthers the casual feel.

down to a cliff and to the water, so we had to do a lot of blasting, then rebar everything into the ledge,” he explains. “We’re in a geological movement area, so if we built this on compacted rocks, the whole house could slide.”

With 1,800 yards of concrete and the steel reinforcements, the house is there to stay. “It’ll withstand earthquakes and hurricanes with no damage whatsoever,” Ertelt says.

Designer Raymond Forehand, whose firm was responsible for the interior architecture as well as the decor, chose architectural details rooted in tradition to give the 11,000-square-foot, three-story home a bit more formality than a typical summer house. “My clients’ tastes lean toward the traditional,” he says, in explaining his choice for the grand two-and-a-halfstory foyer’s rift-sawn white oak paneling and the Chippendale-inspired railing of

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ABOVE: A sweet sleeper sofa tucks into a niche in an upper-level guest room. RIGHT: The main level’s palette of quiet earth tones and pale blues becomes deeper and more textured in the lowerlevel family room with its adjoining game room. Schumacher’s Creeping Fern fabric dresses the McGuire lounge chairs, while a nubby Dedar fabric covers the oversized ottoman. FACING PAGE: Urban Electric Co. lights gleam above the Calacatta gold marble island top. Rift-sawn oak gives the cabinetry a furniturelike look. “Because the kitchen is open to the dining and living rooms, we wanted it to be a bit dressier,” says Forehand.
“WE DIDN’T WANT IT TO BE BEACHY, BUT WE ALSO DIDN’T WANT IT TO BE STUFFY.”
—Interior designer Raymond Forehand

the floating staircase. For the floor, he says, “We wanted some formality, but we didn’t want to be over the top with a traditional black-and-white floor.” Instead, he designed hexagonal tiles of limestone and marble in taupe, tan, and cream. “It’s really beautiful, but it doesn’t hit you over the head.”

The foyer leads to a barrel-ceilinged hallway that connects to the main living area. Here, the kitchen, informal dining room, living room, and a sunny conservatory come together in an open

space that brings the formality down a notch. Decorative choices, like a rattanfront console in the dining room and an oyster-shell mirror in the foyer, also help to straddle that line between casual and courtly. “We didn’t want it to be beachy, but we also didn’t want it to be stuffy,” Forehand says.

The designer worked with a palette of soft neutrals and shades of blue throughout the home. “There are a lot of creams and taupes and tans—beachy colors,” he says, “but we also committed to color

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Fireplaces, like this one in the main level’s snug den, have mantels crafted from stone brought from Italy. Wool drapes and a chenille chair with leather cording enhance the cozy feel. FACING PAGE: A faux suede ceiling and sueded wallpaper make the den perfect for curling up with a good book. The formal dining room, with its cherry blossom wallpaper from China Seas, can be glimpsed through the doorway.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The lower-level workout area includes a handsome sauna. A lower-level guest room holds both a queen-size bed with a woven rattan headboard and a pair of bunk beds. Christian LaCroix’s lush Canopy wallpaper makes the room feel like a tropical paradise.

FACING PAGE: Who would ever want to leave a space as heavenly as the all-white primary bathroom?

with blues.” Those blues range from the cornflower drapes in a guest room to the royal blue of a living room ottoman to the almost-navy curtains in the lowerlevel family room.

It took four and a half years to complete the house, thanks to pandemicrelated supply issues in addition to the complexity of the project, Ertelt says. No doubt, the clients’ delight—as well as a 2021 Home Building Industry (HOBI) award for Best Custom Home— made it all worthwhile.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN: Forehand + Partners

ARCHITECTURE: Nathan J Topf Architects

BUILDER: Hallmark Associates

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Barn Again

A dilapidated outbuilding transforms into a guesthouse that pays homage to the homeowner’s roots.

A spiral staircase from The Iron Shop connects the main floor to the loft above. Designer Olivia Charney filled the stairwell walls with dozens of family photos, which she mounted in coordinating frames. “I thought it would be fun to have that walk down memory lane as you were moving up the staircase,” Charney says.

FACING PAGE: The renovation of this Southport barn utilized timbers salvaged from the original structure, including a vertical post bearing the inscription “1892,” which Charney preserved behind a Lucite frame.

Andrew and Michelle Adams’ Federalstyle home has commanded a prominent perch on the Connecticut shoreline for close to two centuries. But when the couple purchased the Southport property five years ago, it came with a less-exalted bonus: a ramshackle barn with dirt floors, no electricity, and questionable prospects.

College history majors, Andrew and Michelle knew right away that they wanted to preserve the structure and transform it into a gathering space for family and guests. “We love how old the barn is and really wanted to honor it,” says Michelle.

Unfortunately, the structure was too dilapidated to use and too close to the lot line to replace. And since it was located in a historic district, any exterior alterations would be strictly regulated. So the Adamses rebuilt the structure, restoring the exterior shell while renovating—and reimagining— everything inside.

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a traditional backsplash material; the effect is echoed in the backs of the McGuire stools.

“We had to support the entire thing, put a whole new foundation underneath, and rebuild it from the inside out,” explains builder Bill Towle, who collaborated on the project with interior designer Olivia Charney and an assist from the architects at GreenSpur in Virginia.

Preserving as much of the old wood as he could, Towle managed to conjure the spirit of the original post-and-beam structure, outlining the edges of each room with craggy hand-hewn timbers—some of which still bear their original hatchet marks. Reclaimed-wood floors and accent walls offer an earthy counterpoint to snowy expanses of nickel-gap siding. A one-story addition on the west end of the barn was transformed into a dining room, with stacking glass doors on two sides that provide panoramic sunset views and easy access to the outdoor kitchen.

The decor blends casual, contemporary comfort with touches of Texas bravado in deference to Andrew, who was raised in the Lone Star State. “When you are Texan, you are definitely proud to be Texan, so we wanted to be able to express that with this

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ABOVE: The 1,700-square-foot barn was rebuilt from the inside out and fitted with broad swinging doors that welcome pool users and partygoers; barn doors on either side (one operable, one not) mimic the originals. LEFT: In a nod to the owner’s Texas roots, a longhorn skull overlooks the kitchen island, where rustic wood is paired with sleek marble. FACING PAGE: Tile America’s handmade subway tile is a textural take on
“WHEN YOU ARE TEXAN, YOU ARE DEFINITELY PROUD TO BE TEXAN, SO WE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO EXPRESS THAT WITH THIS SPACE.”
—INTERIOR DESIGNER OLIVIA CHARNEY

space,” says Charney, who paired the raw wood finishes with touches of leather, blackened steel, and even a coiled lasso (made by a teenage Andrew when he worked in a lasso factory).

A longhorn skull overlooks the kitchen, while the opposing wall sports a vintage replica of the state’s iconic Come and Take It flag, made famous in the 1835 Battle of Gonzales in the Texas Revolution. A

sculpture anchors the bottom of

Frederic

where history of another kind is played out in the dozens of family photos lining the walls. (It took Charney the better part of a day just to hang them.) The loft above is reserved for TV and games, as well as the occasional extra overnight guest.

Most visitors opt for the bedroom on the main floor, which comes with its own

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Remington the spiral staircase, A Ralph Lauren lamp illuminates an RH chaise in a corner of the upstairs loft, which is wrapped in a warm textured wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries. FACING PAGE: A sinuous steel pendant from Noir illuminates a custom table fashioned from salvaged wood and paired with Noir chairs and a bucolic Paula Blackwell painting.

LEFT: A shuffleboard table dominates the upstairs loft, which also includes an overflow sleeping area for guests. BELOW: The Texas ranch aesthetic continues in the bedroom, where leather straps adorn a modified Room & Board bed and Katy Skelton bench.

FACING PAGE: A nineteenth-century French door opens into the pool bath, where a Loon Peak vanity is fitted— appropriately enough—with sliding barn doors.

private bath. The barn’s other bathroom services the neighboring pool and is only accessible from the outside, through a nineteenth-century French pine door that Charney found in Atlanta.

INTERIOR DESIGN: Olivia Charney Interior Design

BUILDER: Towle Custom Builders

LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Southport Design Works

With three sons ages eleven to seventeen, the Adamses make frequent use of the space for parties, football games, and overnight guests. It took a heap of Yankee ingenuity to preserve the old structure, but once you pass through its massive barn doors, it’s the Southern hospitality you remember.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For details, see Resources.

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Resources

A GUIDE TO THE PROFESSIONALS IN THIS ISSUE’S FEATURED HOMES

PERFECTLY EXECUTED

PAGES 43–54

Timeless Beauty

Pages 43–46

Interior design: Melissa Lindsay, Pimlico Interiors by Melissa Lindsay, Westport, 203-972-8166, pimlicointeriors.com

Builder: Robert Liesegang, Liesegang Building & Remodeling, Ridgefield, 203-994-1658, liesegangbuilding.com

Plumbing fixtures: Emily Fasano, Torrco, New Haven, 203-867-4096, torrco.com

Luxurious Lair

Pages 48–50

Interior design: Karen Wells Design, New Canaan and Miami, Fla., 203-273-7897, karenwellsdesign.com

Builder: Lindsay Builders, Fairfield, 203-644-4982, lindsaybuildersct.com

Vanity: DEANE, Stamford, 203-327-7008, deaneinc.com

Glass: Dennis Grimaldi, American

Frameless: A Westport Glass Company, Westport, 203-227-0432, westportglassct.com

Shower slabs: Genrose Stone + Tile, Middletown, 860-346-1923, genrose.com

Plumbing fixtures: Bender, Norwalk, 203-663-0272, benderplumbing.com

Modern Mood

Pages 52–54

Interior design: STOWED, Westport, 203-349-5867, stowedhome.com

Builder: Braydan Construction, Darien, braydanconstruction.com

MULTIMEDIA ROOM

PAGES 58–59

Architecture: Carol Kurth, John Rapetti, Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors, Bedford, N.Y., 914-234-2595, carolkurtharchitects.com

Interior design: Laura Bohn Design Associates, New York, N.Y., 212-646-3636, lbda.com

Builder: Legacy Construction Northeast, White Plains, N.Y., 914-273-4511, legacydevelopmentllc.com

Landscape design: Eric Groft, Oehme, van Sweden, Washington, D.C., ovsla.com

Millwork: Statham Woodwork, Norwalk, 203-831-0629

Audio/video design: Advanced Home Audio, Shelton, 203-922-0051, advancedhomeaudio.com

Decorative painting: Palette Pro, Port Chester, N.Y., 800-687-9470, palette-pro.com

Acoustical fabric: FilzFelt, Getzville, N.Y., 716-446-2380, filzfelt.com

CHIC AND PETITE

PAGES 70–78

Northern Lights

Page 70

Interior design: Christin Engh, Mare Design, Greenwich, 203-984-2230, maredesigngreenwich.com

Gather Around

Page 72

Interior design: Amy Andrews, Amy Andrews Interior Design, 203-900-1700

Simply Glamorous

Page 74

Interior design: Prudence Bailey, Prudence Home & Design, New Canaan, 203-859-9499, prudencehomes.com

A Place for Repose

Page 76

Interior design: Elena Phillips, Elena Phillips Interiors, 203-295-8554, elenaphillipsinteriors.com

Fabulous Folk

Page 78

Interior design: Erick Espinoza, Anthony Baratta, Flanders, N.Y., 212-966-8892, anthonybaratta.com

DOWN TO EARTH TONES

PAGES 108–115

Architecture: J.P. Franzen Associates

Architects, Southport, 203-259-0529, franzenarchitects.com

Interior design: Roan by Grace Rosenstein, Westport, 630-776-7345, atelierroan.co

Builder: High Quality Builders, New Fairfield, 203-942-5397

Cabinetry: Geneva Cabinet Gallery, Geneva, Ill., 630-232-9500, genevacabinetgallery.com

Landscape design: Kelly McGovern, Outdoor Design & Living, Fairfield, 203-259-9630, od-l.myshopify.com

Kitchen design: Lynn Havlicek, Geneva Cabinet Gallery, Geneva, Ill., 630-232-9500, genevacabinetgallery.com

Decorative painting and wallpaper

installation: Peter Millmore, Creative Wall Decor, West Nyack, N.Y., 845-638-4265

Upholstery: Gerardo Gonzalez Upholstery, Stamford, 203-870-1400, gegouph.com

Window coverings: D & D Window Tech, New York, N.Y., 212-688-1181

WATERFRONT WINNER

PAGES 116–125

Architecture: Nathan J. Topf Architects, Woodbridge, 203-393-9397

Interior architecture and design: Raymond Forehand, Forehand + Partners, Fairfield, 203-259-7636, forehandpartners.com

Builder: Barry Ertelt, Hallmark Associates, Guilford, 203-453-0666

Masonry: Fredi’s Masonry, Stamford, 203-906-9899, fredismasonry.com

Tile installation: Felix Lorenzoni Studio, Greenwich, 203-661-2070

Stairway construction: Quality Stairs, Bridgeport, 203-367-8390, qualitystairsinc.com

Millwork: Fairfield County Millwork, Bethany, 203-393-9751, fcmillwork.com

BARN AGAIN

PAGES 126–133

Architectural and interior design: Olivia Charney, Olivia Charney Interior Design, Fairfield, 203-292-5618, oliviacharney.com

Architectural design and builder: Bill Towle, Towle Custom Builders, Fairfield, 203-667-0956, towlebuilders.com

Architectural consultants: GreenSpur, Falls Church, Va., 202-438-3794, greenspur.net

Cabinetry: Geoff Wallace, Wallace Company Woodworking, Milford, 203-876-2233

Landscape design and contracting: Kristina Gates, Southport Design Works, Fairfield, 203-913-1867, southportdesignworks.com

Upholstery and window coverings: Yardstick Decor, Bridgeport, 203-330-0360

Audio/video design: Andrew Russotti, Old Cove L.L.C., New York, N.Y., 212-628-5300, oldcovellc.com

Spiral staircase: The Iron Shop, Broomall, Pa., 800-523-7427, theironshop.com

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Advertiser Index

Advanced Home Audio 40–41

AIA Connecticut 90

Artemis Landscape Architects 2–3

ASID CT 89

Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC 51

Bespoke Designs inside back cover

Beth Krupa Interiors 4–5

Brooks & Falotico Associates, LLP 92–93

California Closets 22–23

Cardello Architects 94–95

Charles Hilton Architects 42

Chloe Winston Lighting Design 85

Christensen Landscape Services 34–35

Christopher Pagliaro Architects 96–97

Christopher Peacock 20–21

Clarke Distribution Corporation 37

Closet & Storage Concepts 36

Connecticut Stone 98–99

CORNERSTONE Contracting 18–19

Crown Point Cabinetry 49

Crown Select 71

Domus Constructors, LLC 53

Eleish Van Breems inside front cover

Freddy & Co. Fine Landscape Services 75

Front Row Kitchens, Inc. 30–31

Fuscaldo Builders 63

Garrett Wilson Builders 77

Gatehouse Partners 24–25

Gault Stone & Landscape Supplies 45

Glengate Company 67

Great Country Timber Frames 57

Hobbs, Inc. 69

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County 87

InnerSpace Electronics, Inc. 100–101

Ives Fence 83

Jan Hiltz Interiors, LLC 61

Karen Berkemeyer Home 14–15

Kebabian’s 81

L&M Custom Carpets, LLC outside back cover

McArdle’s Floral & Garden Design 55

Michael Smith Architects 102–103

Morgan Harrison Home 10–11

Neil Hauck Architects, LLC 104–105

New Energy Works Timberframers 79

Nukitchens 8–9

OKA Direct, LTD 33

Patricia M. Miller Residential Design, LLC 106–107

Quinndico 81

Redwood Construction and Consulting 73

Robert Dean Architects 65

Rosalia Sanni Design 85

Segerson Builders 47

Seventy Acres Landscape Architecture and Design 12–13

Shope Reno Wharton 1

Studio Becc 16–17

The Linen Shop 83

Torrco 26–27

TrimBoard, Inc. 38

Wadia Associates 6–7

Wakefield Design Center 29

William Lyon Designs 39 Your Lighting Source 79

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Flower Child

onnecticut-based artist and 2020 Rhode Island School of Design graduate Hera Ford recently partnered with Schumacher on a collection of textiles and wallpapers featuring graphic hand-drawn florals. The revered textile company discovered the rising star during an online fashion show that included four hand-printed garments Ford created for her thesis. Ford didn’t begin drawing

1. Schumacher x Hera Ford’s Come Back as a Flower in soft black retains some of the artist’s charcoal smudges.

2. Connecticut artist Hera Ford. 3. Schumacher x Hera Ford’s Orchids Have Dreams fabric in soft black.

until she entered RISD and picked up her first charcoal pencil. “It was like drawing with the earth itself,” she says. Citing her grandmother, who grew up on a sharecropping plantation in Mississippi, as her inspiration, Ford populated her designs with ethereal lilies and orchids. Kudos to Schumacher for preserving some of the artist’s smudges in the patterns. fschumacher.com

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