Author: Mindy Pantiel

“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.

The project called for saving and updating an 18th-century gambrel structure and rebuilding everything else.

Architect Christopher Arelt redesigned a photographer's home to embrace the poetic beauty of the landscape.

John Bjørnen was hired by the owners to imbue the structure with personality and vitality.

Says the designer, "It's quirky, organic and totally charming."

For a couple of empty nesters, a new home captures simply sophisticated living at its best.

Caroline Beaupère balances timeless and unique in her airy Milford condo.

Interior designer Amy Aidinis Hirsch delivers a strong dose of pattern and plenty of color to keep things fun and fresh for a young family.

Designer Lili Hart lightens and brightens a young family's traditional Greenwich home.

Architects Susan Alisberg and Ed Parker preserved the antique charm outside while updating the interiors with an eclectic-modern mix.

Interior designer Laura Michaels established an ambience filled with royal hues and a bit of sparkle.

A new home gives a nod to the past while striking a balance between sophistication and practicality.