Author: Christopher Lombardo

A collection of products and services geared for the designer in all of us.

Our Connecticut editors reveal their favorites for design inspiration.

Interior designer Ron Marshall lent CTC&G his home, antiques and eye for color to create these 12 vignettes of fabulous fall fabrics.

It's the dawn of a new era where all that glitters is not gold.

Atop Telegraph Hill, leading designers transform the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase house into a chic contemporary home.

Lisa Lori is opening a new type of lifestyle shop in Greenwich this spring.

"Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood," the new exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, celebrates Thomas Moser's lifelong commitment to woodworking.

Clarke has revamped its crown jewel English Country kitchen into a stunning new display.

It is no secret that wallpaper is making its way off walls and into other parts of our interiors–on ceilings, bookshelves and as art installments–but designer Jennifer Paganelli stretches the boundaries of what wallpaper can be.

Serenity, Rose Quartz and Benjamin Moore's Color Trends 2016 selection of Simply White inspired these refined design finds.

The local artisans from this month's "Crafting the Heart-to-Hand Connection" are featured in upcoming craft shows in the area showcasing their handmade, luxury goods.

Last month’s Designer Showhouse on the Green was filled with innovative room designs and unique decorative pieces—from a living living room clock to hand-cut paper window shades, this showhouse had it all. Recently, we had a chance to talk to a few of the innovators behind the room-stealing items, who shed some light on the inspiration and design process behind these pieces of art.

Some thoughts from Connecticut Cottages & Gardens’ Editorial Director, D.J. Carey, on the Designer Showhouse on the Green

Lifestyle guru and former Westport resident Martha Stewart has a new book out this month all about scrumptious starters. Though the name seems to say it all—Martha Stewart’s Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails (Clarkson Potter, 2015)—we’ve got the inside scoop on how to throw the ultimate soiree from the hostess-with-the-mostest herself.