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Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden

Grow Your Own Butterfly Garden »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once pointed... more

Your Modern Cottage: How to Make Large Open Rooms Feel Cozy

Your Modern Cottage: How to Make Large Open Rooms Feel Cozy »

By: Rick Staub

Our modern lifestyles are very different from the past.  And our homes are slowly evolving to embrace the new ways we live and interact with our families. ... more

Succulents Are Always in Season

Succulents Are Always in Season »

By: Veronica Phobes

For some, keeping a simple house plant alive can be an arduous task, however, the modish elegance that indoor greenery adds to the ambiance and stylish décor... more

Your Modern Cottage: A Kitchen Winks at the Past in a Contemporary Crisp Way

Your Modern Cottage: A Kitchen Winks at the Past in a Contemporary Crisp Way »

By: Jennifer Carmichael

In Coffee and Tea, Jennifer delves into the mind of Rick Gedney of Kitchens by Gedney. For some reason, dark cabinetry has never appealed to me. Yet, in... more

Your Modern Cottage: How to Connect an Indoor Space to an Outdoor Destination.

Your Modern Cottage: How to Connect an Indoor Space to an Outdoor Destination. »

By: Rick Staub

We Love this Space – Why? It is almost impossible not to love this space created by Brandon Architects.  The design draws us in.  Thus, we become... more

Your Modern Cottage: West End’s Story

Your Modern Cottage: West End’s Story »

By: Jennifer Carmichael

Prewar Apartment Lightens Up Fit for a modern cottage by the beach, this room is actually home to an apartment in a prewar building (built prior to WWII) on... more

Think the Tick Threat Grows with the Grass?

Think the Tick Threat Grows with the Grass? »

By: Jane Hodgins

Not Necessarily.. When Susannah Lerman talked with fellow researchers and friends about her study of the effects of less frequent lawn mowing to improve... more

Your Modern Cottage: A Coastal Retreat with Classic Details

Your Modern Cottage: A Coastal Retreat with Classic Details »

By: Rick Staub

A Coastal Charmer on an Awesome Site There is something really special that happens when great design meets awesome sites.  Homeowners with a vision... more

Your Modern Cottage

Your Modern Cottage »

By: Veronica Phobes

Summer is on Coastal Connecticut’s radar and we’re creating new, fun and exciting content that focuses on a revolution to transform Your home into... more

Exploring Contemporary Asian Art

Exploring Contemporary Asian Art »

By: Elyse Major

This March, browngrotta arts, Wilton, Connecticut, presents An Unexpected Approach: Exploring Asian Contemporary Art, an online exhibition featuring 21... more

Antiquing in the Litchfield Hills

Antiquing in the Litchfield Hills »

By: Jennifer Carmichael

Located in northwestern Connecticut, Litchfield County is not only known for its rolling hills and natural beauty, but also for being a mecca for... more

Homemade Holidays

Homemade Holidays »

By: Mar-Li Colyar

The idea of potpourri that simmers on the stove all day and I am so glad I finally tried it! And especially that I tried it on a cold, winter weekend. I just... more

A peaceful, insightful, meaningful environment

A peaceful, insightful, meaningful environment »

By: Karena Garrity

For many of us, the holiday season equals the season of anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the help of the 5,000-year-old, ancient design idea... more

Landscape Sculptures Displayed on Park-Like Grounds in Historic Village

Landscape Sculptures Displayed on Park-Like Grounds in Historic Village »

By: Tom Soboleski

Gilbert Boro, owner and curator of the Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, CT, proudly announces Summer Sculpture Showcase 2018: An Exhibit of Unique... more

The Lost Art of Handmade Tile

The Lost Art of Handmade Tile »

By: Trisha Mattern

It’s a ceramic tile collection inspired by art and crafted by hand. The charm of old world carving and design is brought back to life by Quemere... more

Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening

Native Plants for Low-Maintenance Gardening »

By: Katie Kuchta

Growing a successful, low-maintenance garden in Connecticut is all about finding the right plant, for the right place, at the right time. At least, that’s... more

Vintage rugs tell a story

Vintage rugs tell a story »

By: Erica Sunshine

Vintage rugs tell a story. Not only a story about where it has been, but also a story of how it was made, and whose hands expertly crafted it. The intricacy... more

Let’s make a Blind date

Let’s make a Blind date »

By: Karena Garrity

It may be cold outside, but you can add warmth to any room with window treatments. It’s a no brainer that a well-dressed window can make or break a... more

THTSMB – The Votes Come Alive

THTSMB – The Votes Come Alive »

By: Eric Trumpold

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Tiling through Social Media

Tiling through Social Media »

By: Karena Garrity

Juxtaposing old school customer service, innovative social media fun and quality distinctive products, Tile America has linked up with Nicole White and Mike... more