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Window Shopping

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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 Weinstein Studio, 28 Mead Ridge Road, Ridgefield, (203) 431-4381. www.royweinstein photography.com. Window Shopping highlights furnishings, décor and seasonal items from local stores in Fairfield […] [Read More]

Dream, Green Livingroom

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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 made from, where it is made (local? USA?) and don’t forget that one of the greenest ways to decorate […] [Read More]

Before & After: My Bedroom Dresser

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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 where the wood connects from one gorgeous tapered leg to the other. Yes, she had a few rough years where […] [Read More]

Chilean merlot and the lost grape of Bordeaux

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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 some astonishing features: First, the sun almost never stops shining, and while there is some pollution close to the […] [Read More]

Window Shopping

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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, Linda Ruderman Interiors Inc., 19 E. Elm St., Greenwich, (203) 552-9700. www.lindaruderman.com. Window Shopping highlights furnishings, décor and seasonal items […] [Read More]

10 strategies for enduring winter

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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 Mountain’s Special Edition Summer Blueberry. I know what you’re thinking. Blueberry coffee? You cannot be serious. Oh, but when it comes to […] [Read More]
Categories: General, House Blend

Room to Grow: Decorating for ’tweens is a challenge

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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 are frayed and besides, her Zac Efron crush has gone the way of Team Edward. It’s time to update the kid rooms in a […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interior Decor
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A Custom Kitchen: Organizing small space starts with good design

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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 appliances and everything from spices to cooking oils on the counter tops. Solution: Adler swapped locations for the stove and refrigerator for better placement and […] [Read More]

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

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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 a warehouse to find out what they are worth. On a recent afternoon I sat quietly, observing the comings and […] [Read More]
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The Launch Party

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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 host an event if you’re ever in the market. Want to find out more? Click here to see photos and details. [Read More]
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