Author: Jamie Marshall

It's cozy, modern and fresh all at the same time.

The exterior setting is serene and tranquil while designer Anne Hepfer infused the inside of the home with an exuberant—and unexpected—palette of blues, greens, yellows and pinks.

The exterior setting is serene and tranquil while designer Anne Hepfer infused the inside of the home with an exuberant—and unexpected—palette of blues, greens, yellows and pinks.

When a young couple from Manhattan traded their Upper East Side apartment for a house in the suburbs, they set about marrying their urban aesthetic with the home's more traditional lines.

When a young couple from Manhattan traded their Upper East Side apartment for a house in the suburbs, they set about marrying their urban aesthetic with the home's more traditional lines.

Design duo Forehand and Lake deliver simply sophisticated interiors in a new Compo Beach colonial.

Touches of nature and strings of lights create a classic Christmas in a vintage Riverside Colonial.

Lynn Morgan and James Doyle skillfully use a cheerful palette to take this estate from drab to fab — inside and out.

The homeowner wanted "everything to feel clean and livable, but not so modern you couldn't figure out how to sit on a couch," and designer Graham Veysey delivered.

Christmas rings in loud and clear throughout every inch of Beth duPont’s Rowayton home.

When designer Beth Schoenherr first met the owners of this New Canaan shingle-style residence built by Country Club Homes, the mandate was clear: “They bought the house in the spring, and they wanted to be in by summer,” she recalls. With just a few clues to work with—some pages from a magazine, for instance—Schoenherr viewed the directive as a challenge and an opportunity.

When designer Beth Schoenherr first met the owners of this New Canaan shingle-style residence built by Country Club Homes, the mandate was clear: “They bought the house in the spring, and they wanted to be in by summer,” she recalls. With just a few clues to work with—some pages from a magazine, for instance—Schoenherr viewed the directive as a challenge and an opportunity.

Before renovating her Westport antique home (which was showcased in last year’s Near & Far Aid house tour), designer Jennifer O’Reilly followed a time-tested piece of advice: She lived in it for a year.

Before renovating her Westport antique home (which was showcased in last year’s Near & Far Aid house tour), designer Jennifer O’Reilly followed a time-tested piece of advice: She lived in it for a year.

Say the words “Connecticut farmhouse” and a certain aesthetic comes to mind: classic, traditional, maybe even a bit rustic. For designer Gilles Clement, whose contemporary take on a Fairfield County farmhouse was featured on last spring’s Near & Far Aid house tour, the opposite is true.

Say the words “Connecticut farmhouse” and a certain aesthetic comes to mind: classic, traditional, maybe even a bit rustic. For designer Gilles Clement, whose contemporary take on a Fairfield County farmhouse was featured on last spring’s Near & Far Aid house tour, the opposite is true.