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September 2014 HomeBriefs

September 2014 HomeBriefs

‘lil Fairy Doors line debuts A line of decorative whimsical fairy doors, intended for both children and adults, has been launched; the doors, available in pink, purple, yellow, green, blue and red, come packaged with a bottle of ‘lil Fairy Dust, mounting supplies and a note to the fairies. The doors can be placed low...
Sam Bridge Nursery offers herb air-drying tips

Sam Bridge Nursery offers herb air-drying tips

If you have an herb garden you know what a great pleasure it is to have access to your own home-grown herbs — ones that are exactly to your taste, rather than a generic supermarket blend. Drying or freezing some of your herbs can give you that pleasure year-round. Along with the taste advantage, your...
Bathroom maintenance 101

Bathroom maintenance 101

Have you inspected your bathroom lately?  Richard Fogel, owner of Grout Rescue CT, a Westport, Conn.-based company, suggests that with every change of season you take time to carefully check your bathroom tub, shower, tile floors, toilet and sink.  Richard, who has been repairing bathrooms professionally for almost a decade, says there is no reason...

May 2014 HomeBriefs

Decorator showroom opens in Darien Post Modern Home, a decorator showroom featuring mid-century modern home décor, including restored and refinished furniture, artwork, mirrors, lighting, and accessories, opened recently at 110 Post Road, Darien, according to owner and Darien native Drew Clark. The store is in a newly renovated 5,000-square-foot showroom in the space formerly occupied...
Spring spruce-up with Brewster Home Fashions wallpaper

Spring spruce-up with Brewster Home Fashions wallpaper

Paula Berberian, a creative director of Brewster Home Fashions, attended Maison et Objet in Paris earlier in the year, and now reports back with her findings on wallpaper trends.“Wallpaper is art, it’s that simple,” Berberian says. “It’s more than just a room accessory, and it is making a strong comeback in today’s decor.” Wallpaper continues...
April 2014 HomeBriefs

April 2014 HomeBriefs

Fleur De Lis on TV West Redding-based Fleur De Lis, an interior design-oriented antiques shop, was featured recently on a segment of “Barry’d Treasure,” an A&E reality spin-off of the hit show “Storage Wars,” according to Fleur De Lis owner Dottie DeLuca. “They were filming between Boston and Lancaster, Pa., and wanted an antiques shop...
Kings Food Markets announces gourmet tasting event

Kings Food Markets announces gourmet tasting event

Beginning Friday, April 4, Kings Food Markets (Kings), 26 Arcadia Rd., Old Greenwich, Conn., will celebrate a weekend-long spring tasting event. Shoppers who attend the event will be welcomed to taste their way through the store as Kings offers three consecutive days of signature samplings and exclusive cooking demonstrations. In addition, Nutritionist Francine G. Blinten, CCN, CNS...
March 2014 HomeBriefs

March 2014 HomeBriefs

Charles Hilton Architects’ projects win HOBI awards Three projects by Charles Hilton Architects won 10 separate 2013 HOBI awards recently. Sponsored by HBRA (Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut), the HOBI (Home Building Industry) awards recognize builders, remodelers and other members of the housing industry for “excellence in home design and construction, home technologies...
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...
Couples DIY, without the stress

Couples DIY, without the stress

Tis the season of low temperatures, lengthy indoor DIY projects, and of course love.  Many families are spending their days inside their homes getting organized and working on renovations this winter. While the quality time is great, working with a spouse on a renovation project can also put a lot of stress on a marriage...
Greenwich author pens kids’ workbook on moving

Greenwich author pens kids’ workbook on moving

Moving is among the top three stressors for kids, who thrive on routine, comfort and familiarity, according to the Employee Relations Council. To help reduce this stress for kids and their parents, Greenwich resident Lori Attanasio Woodring, Ph.D., developed “My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move: A Workbook for Children Moving to a New Home.”...
Betty’s Teas offers autumn flavors

Betty’s Teas offers autumn flavors

  Fall teas have arrived at Betty’s Teas, which opened in August at 162 Main St., New Canaan. The family business, owned by Deidre Lane and her two children, Caitlin and Collin Shapiro, features a wide variety of teas, as well as biscotti, honey and chocolates, virtually all made in Connecticut. “I’ve been a tea...
National Fire Safety Prevention Week tips

National Fire Safety Prevention Week tips

Did you know most fires are caused by ordinary, everyday items you would probably consider safe: a stove burner, a candle, an electric space heater? Fire Safety Prevention Week is next week (October 6-12), and is the perfect time to make sure your home is well prepped in case of emergency. To help, The Family...
Hunter Douglas supports Window Covering Safety Month

Hunter Douglas supports Window Covering Safety Month

In 2003, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council, which includes Hunter Douglas, joined forces to raise awareness of the potential dangers posed to young children by window treatments with cords. They worked together to designate October as “Window Covering Safety Month” to help elevate awareness of the issue....