Monthly Archive for November, 2010

: November, 2010

Window Shopping

Compiled by Devon Fleming Pop-Up Portraits Ridgefield photographer and graphic artist Roy Weinstein takes a family photo and creates a piece that is definitely á la Warhol. $1,000 and up, Roy

Dream, Green Livingroom

Being green is so much more than recycling your cans and bottles. Every room in your house can be a healthier space when you consider the environment in your design. Think about what your furniture is

Before & After: My Bedroom Dresser

What do you get when you briefly stop by Goodwill one Sunday afternoon and spend $9.99? You get this lovely mid-century dresser with a faux pickling exterior. I love that little detail at the bottom

Chilean merlot and the lost grape of Bordeaux

By Alistair Highet Perhaps no country on Earth is as geographically suited to the production of red wines as Chile. The primary grape growing region of the valley to the east and south of Santiago has

Window Shopping

Compiled by Devon Fleming Lots of Room This contemporary double sofa, part of a private line by designer Linda Ruderman, has plenty of seating space and is perfect for a large room. Starts at $12,000,

10 strategies for enduring winter

By Merci Miglino With apologies to T.S. Elliot, yesterday I really did measure my life out in coffee spoons. It wasn’t just any coffee but that rare, exotic blend that defies explanation: Green

Room to Grow: Decorating for ’tweens is a challenge

By Beth Cooney So your kids “crib” is looking so yesterday. The Winnie-the-Pooh border circa preschool makes you (and your third-grader) cringe. The High School Musical pillows in your daughter’s room

A Custom Kitchen: Organizing small space starts with good design

Problem: The cluttered kitchen in this Ridgefield home had what interior designer Olga Adler called “dysfunctional” storage. Small drawers and limited shelf space forced the homeowner to leave lots of

What’s It Worth? Tips for determining your antique’s value

By Maria LaPiana The zip of packing tape being stripped from dusty boxes… the clink of china pieces being arranged on tables… the sighs of men and women carrying heavy, framed paintings from cars into

The Launch Party

We were so excited to host life@home’s launch party this week. About 90 well-wishers and advertisers attended the event, which was at Fairfield Museum and History Center, a really terrific place to