Author: Photographs by Jane Beiles

A sensitive rebuild successfully blends styles in a beloved retreat.

What was once a traditional home within a traditional neighborhood, is now one with interiors that feel decidedly contemporary and young thanks to Alisberg Parker Architects & Interior Design.

A sleek and sophisticated space designed by Atkinson Reilly Design gives off more of a downtown New York City vibe than a traditional Connecticut one.

“I like to mix modern and classic elements; I think they complement each other," says Bo Malpass who merged an early 19th-century barn to meet the needs of a family of four relocating to Connecticut.

“I like to mix modern and classic elements; I think they complement each other," says Bo Malpass who merged an early 19th-century barn to meet the needs of a family of four relocating to Connecticut.

A coastal Normandy-style home gets a revival fit for a family and their rescue dogs.

This all white kitchen offers a fresh take on traditional design.

“The house had so much charm from the start,” says Lindsay. “We only had to add to it and amplify it.”

The clients wanted the house to fit in the vernacular of Connecticut but with a younger outlook.

D2 Interieurs worked with Serena & Lily to fashion a home that was at once livable and sophisticated with a palette that reflects the vibrancy of the young family that lives there.

D2 Interieurs worked with Serena & Lily to fashion a home that was at once livable and sophisticated with a palette that reflects the vibrancy of the young family that lives there.

First rate teamwork between designer Robin Pegue-Shinnick, architect Matt Dougherty and the homeowner made a 1980s spec house into a timeless classic.

A soothing palette of elegant pastels defines these three kitchens by Brooks & Falotico and Pimlico, Deane and Mar Jennings and Michelle Morgan Harrison.