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Diana James Offers Advice on Living Swell

If you walked into Living Swell, the Marblehead boutique owned by veteran designer Diana James, and didn’t want to leave,…

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Special Invitation: Bespoke Designs in Westport, Connecticut

She calls herself a paperpreneuer and a purveyor of obsessive details (loving a clever turn of phrase as much as a beautifully engraved invitation). In fact, Shari Lebowitz is a businesswoman who fell into her niche unexpectedly—but quickly made herself comfortable. Lebowitz is

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Design Destination: The Greenwich Design District

The traffic cop raises a gloved hand to guide me through the phalanx of cars that appears, to the occasional…

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Vintage Vinyl®: A New Era in Flooring

In home decor, it’s a beautiful (but all too rare) thing when form and function meet smack in the middle; especially in an instance where both are of equal importance, like flooring. But that’s precisely what you get with

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Five Essential Pieces for your Coastal Home

Whether your home is on the ocean, intra-coastal, lake—or even landlocked—these pieces will give your home chic coastal style. Just…

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Stamford’s Waterside Design District

True, the “Waterside” in its name does set an expectation that Stamford’s newest design destination involves boardwalks and beach grass in addition to samples and swatches.

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Bright Makes Right: Silver for Today’s Table

Sure, you can eat off paper plates, drink out of Styrofoam cups, shovel in the food with a spork. But that’s not dining. Elegance at the table is a gift to

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Shopping Sconset Square in Westport, Connecticut

There are certain steps worth following to ensure a well-designed home: find yourself a great designer who shares your vision, build a foundation of impeccable furniture, and then add surprise and delight with exquisite accessories. Sconset Square, a neat package of five design destinations tucked

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Shopping in Darien, Connecticut

Strolling the Post Road in Darien feels like time-travelling to the set of one of Douglas Sirk’s 1950s Technicolor melodramas like All That Heaven Allows. On its picture-postcard main

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Cottage and Garden, Newport, Rhode Island

For about seven years now, Michael Sederback has been the buyer, stylist, and all-around visual guy for Cottage and ­Garden. The store, founded

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carvers' guild

Carvers’ Guild

To get to Carvers’ Guild you drive off a two-lane road in West ­Groton, Massachusetts, a narrow byway meanders down to a cluster of nineteenth-century mill buildings that

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R. T. Facts Kent, Connecticut

Not-So-Secret Treasure: R.T. Facts in Kent, Connecticut

R. T. Facts in Kent, Connecticut How do you separate the super-serious designer from the merely serious? Had

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Retail Rapture: Shopping in New Preston, Connecticut

It’s said you can’t buy good taste, but in the northwestern Connecticut village of New Preston, you actually

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JS Gallery Wellfleet, MA

Design Destination: JS Gallery

JS Gallery Wellfleet, Massachusetts There are a number of reasons to recommend Wellfleet—a small Cape Cod town that sits halfway between

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Good Nights

We spend a third of our lives there, refreshing and recharging our minds and bodies. So why don’t our beds…

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