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The House that Social Media Built Window Treatments

The House that Social Media Built Window Treatments »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Dabbling in something new, Nicole and Mike of The House that Social Media Built decided to try their hand at window treatments. Shades, shutters, blinds,... more

Is the CT Shoreline the New Hamptons?

Is the CT Shoreline the New Hamptons? »

By: Jaimeson Murphy

People are saying that coastal Connecticut is "the new Hamptons." Are they right? Our friends, Nicole White and Mike Riccio, the brilliant minds behind The... more

5-Bedroom Perfection on the Water in Stunning Fairfield

5-Bedroom Perfection on the Water in Stunning Fairfield »

By: Rob Marchese

It really is perfection on the waterfront: behold an immaculate 3300 square foot, fully renovated home on a private strip of Fairfield Beach Road in scenic... more

The House That Social Media Built and a Kick-ass Kitchen and Table

The House That Social Media Built and a Kick-ass Kitchen and Table »

By: Rob Marchese

The idea to use a rustic table in their latest Madison, CT refurb project was fortuitous for Nicole White and Mike Riccio, the innovators behind The House That... more

The House that Social Media Built

The House that Social Media Built »

By: Rob Marchese

Imagine “crowdsourcing” the interior design of select homes; inviting social media friends to vote on the best looks and then see their wishes come to life... more

Your Own Backyard Oasis With M&M Garden Designs

Your Own Backyard Oasis With M&M Garden Designs »

By: Micaela English

In the beloved book, The Secret Garden, we find the following line: "If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden". This same... more

The Fabulous Reality of Your New Dream Kitchen

The Fabulous Reality of Your New Dream Kitchen »

By: Sherri Daley

The Fabulous Reality of Your New Dream Kitchen Induction Cooking, porcelain countertops, and futuristic family meals Not too long ago, a typical Saturday... more

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way »

By: Sherri Daley

Branford Connecticut and the Shoreline Way As tired as they perhaps were of wearing scratchy animal skin clothes, the Mattabesec Indians could have used... more

Sweet Fragrance and Verdant Floral Studio

Sweet Fragrance and Verdant Floral Studio »

By: Sherri Daley

“Orchids are strong,” says Norma Satizabal, founder, owner, and creative director of Verdant Floral Studio in Stonington, Connecticut. “They can... more

Spring Aromas for the Home

Spring Aromas for the Home »

By: Sherri Daley

Finding your special olfactory signature with Spring aromas for the home Indoor living has advantages—like protection against thunderstorms and... more

Indoor Living

Indoor Living »

By: Elyse Major

Coastal Interior Design Local designers share masterful tips to overcome décor tedium Don't Just Sit There … Do Something You've binge-watched... more

Al Fresco Style

Al Fresco Style »

By: Leslie Singer

Coastline shops hold surprises for every al fresco host Photography by Susie Cushner. Stylist, Diana Hartman Gathering with friends and lingering for... more

Coastal Tree Houses

Coastal Tree Houses »

By: Staff

Tree houses are all about friends and fun. That's why we're happy for our friends, carpenters James and Ryan McCarthy, for going out on a limb with their fun... more

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme

The White Elephant Sale in Old Lyme »

By: Lindsay Rizza

A white elephant has symbolic meaning that differs depending where you are. In a widespread interpretation, a “white elephant” is an item that has no... more

The Bibliophile’s Friend

The Bibliophile’s Friend »

By: Leslie Singer

Fashionable, practical gear for coastal bookworms Personal partialities are intrinsic to happiness. This applies across a wide range, from how we like our... more

The CSA Kitchen: Organic Cooking

The CSA Kitchen: Organic Cooking »

By: Karena Garrity

Community Support Agriculture (CSA) produce adds another dimension of flavor when cooking. If you’re fortunate enough to get some CSA items, try these great... more

Gardening That Draws In The Birds

Gardening That Draws In The Birds »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

While leading a bird watching tour in northern India the famed British ornithologist, David Bassil Hunt, was killed by a Bengal tiger. This fate is highly... more

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth

Great Connecticut Homes: An Oasis in Killingworth »

By: Staff

Joe Karban lives what would many people would call “the life.” He runs a major fashion house in NYC surrounded by the trappings, excitement and... more

How To Buy Transplants

How To Buy Transplants »

By: Staff

While purchasing vegetable transplants from the nursery or garden shop is much easier than growing them, buying blindly could mean a poor harvest,
or even... more

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Talk about laying on a guilt trip 
on home gardeners. The fall Brussels sprouts are barely harvested when the new mail-order seed catalogs start arriving,... more