Author: Susan Bednar Long

A recent trip to Venice and tour of the city reveals great design resources. The careful consideration of design is in everything you see—light fixtures, glassware, ironwork and, of course, the architecture.

We've handpicked a collection of wall coverings that will spruce up any room. From Brett Beldock's sassy animal prints and fanciful florals to patterns by Eskayel which remain traditional with a modern approach to color and scale.

Connecticut's top sources for creative outdoor decorations

Earth friendly resources for designers including this Habitus cork mosaic tile which is recycled from Spanish and Portuguese wine stoppers.

Top to-the-trade fabric sources throughout Connecticut

Creative solutions that savvy designers should know about

Top-of-the-line design solutions for your home

Creative home solutions that every designer should know about

A discriminating designer finds the best pieces for alfresco entertaining