Flower power: Spring trends

Spring’s celebratory times are on the horizon. Flowers add a festive touch to any type of gathering, such as weddings, proms, graduations, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Local independent florists are anticipating this season with excitement as they embrace the new trends in florals, arrangements, and colors. “Expect prom season and wedding season to be coral … Read more

August 2018 Home Personality: “Flower power”

579 Frogtown Road, New Canaan, Conn. $3,950,000 Christine Saxe, Halstead New Canaan 203-273-1548 Our home of the month: Open and majestic, the land, gardens and setting at 579 Frogtown Road in New Canaan are unparalleled. Comprising over eight acres of rolling meadows, formal perennial gardens and broad, grassy lawns punctuated by elegant garden statuary and … Read more

Modern pools have all the bells and whistles

This is not your grandma’s pool. While the typical backyard pool years ago was a plain rectangle — simple in form and look — today’s pool is sleek and usually custom-made. Shape choices are nearly limitless, and with options ranging from adjoined hot tubs to adding waterfalls and fountains and colorful lighting, the family pool … Read more

Purple reign: Pantone’s color of the year is no shrinking violet

The Pantone Color Institute has announced its 2018 Color of the Year — Ultra Violet — a blue-based purple full of emotion and creative inspiration. “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the … Read more

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