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Fairfield County Antique and Design Center opens

Fairfield County Antique and Design Center opens

The Fairfield County Antique and Design Center (FCADC), a multi-dealer space featuring over 80 dealers of antiques, art and fine home furnishings, has opened for business, according to Geoffrey Walsky, proprietor. Geoff, who has a passion for fine art and antiques and who formed the concept for this venture with his wife, Sharon, explains, “We...
Architectural photographer Jane Beiles: Shooting for the stars

Architectural photographer Jane Beiles: Shooting for the stars

There was no getting around it. For the best view of the magnificent swimming pool and pool house and the stunning countryside around it, Jane Beiles was just going to have to climb to a neighboring rooftop to shoot it. She was on location in North Salem, N.Y., with a photo editor and a client,...
Rooms with a View: "Americanism: Timeless and Timely Design

Rooms with a View: “Americanism: Timeless and Timely Design

Interiors showcase “Rooms with a View” has announced its theme for 2013, “Americanism: Timely and Timeless Design.” The theme, chosen by honorary chairperson and national tastemaker, Thom Filicia, is intended to inspire designers to reflect on the aesthetic of classic simplicity with an unexpected, modern touch, according to spokespersons for the event, which will run...
ABC of Wilton debuts home tour

ABC of Wilton debuts home tour

On May 31, A Better Chance of Wilton (ABC) will host its first home tour, “Opening Our Hearts and Homes for ABC,” to benefit the organization from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Six distinctive homes in Wilton will be open to the public, including a recently constructed farmhouse with a surprisingly modern interior, an historic...

3 Quick Spring Decorating Changes

By Olga Adler – an award-winning interior designer, author of “Distinctive Interiors of Fairfield County” and President of Olga Adler Interiors -  www.olgaadlerinteriors.com. This Week’s Story 3 Quick Spring Decorating Changes My grandmother used to change her decor twice a year. Everything was either heavy and dark or light and bright. Rugs, drapery, pillows, chairs...
Modern Family

Modern Family

I must admit — having lived in New England all my life — that I have a penchant for traditional style. Phrases like “rustic charm,” “wide-plank” wood floors, “beadboard paneling” and “farmhouse sink” are all music to my ears, and I never imagined that I could feel similarly towards a contemporary style home. The thought...
Home Reimagined

Home Reimagined

Beth DeTullio and Julie Mitaro started Centsible Designs in New Canaan in 2009, working with clients throughout Fairfield County. “We target a mid-point market by having transparent, hourly fees with no minimum commitment — creating a high-end look on less than a high-end budget,” Beth says, noting that they also have plenty of experience with...

Part 2: Countertops – can beauty marry function?

The following is a continuation of last month’s Q&A on countertops. To read previous installments of this series, click here. 3)How should the various types of countertops be cared for/cleaned/maintained? Sung Yeung (SY), Manager, Hope Kitchen & Stone Supply, LLC, Bridgeport, (203) 610-6147; www.hopekitchen.com: “Granite and marble need to be sealed every six months to...
Fall for fresh color

Fall for fresh color

I love fashion. I carefully follow fashion trends, even though I may not apply most of them to my own wardrobe. Fashion is one of my biggest inspirations (next to travel) when I design interiors, and for a good reason. Everything that happens in fashion eventually work its way to interiors and home design trends:...
When making fall upgrades — think glass

When making fall upgrades — think glass

Thinking about tackling a few home improvements before winter? According to Ridgefield Glass co-owner John Petchonka, changing out the glass in your home can make a big statement for minimal investment. “Glass accents have the ability to really transform your home,” Petchonka said. “It’s a great way to make a change that’s noticeable, yet not all...
Countertops: Can beauty marry function?

Countertops: Can beauty marry function?

A neighbor and I were walking together recently, and she mentioned that she was thinking about replacing her kitchen countertops. She asked me if I knew anything about the options available, what I thought about granite and what would look good with her traditional kitchen. Coincidentally, I was in the middle of writing this article,...
'Meet the Professionals' home improvement speed dating at The Discovery Museum

‘Meet the Professionals’ home improvement speed dating at The Discovery Museum

Anyone looking to make home improvements dreams of finding just the right architect, contractor or designer to bring their ideas to life. But how to make the right match? It’s almost as hard as dating. First impressions matter; most people know right away if they want to work with someone or not. Now get that...