Connecticut Cottages & Gardens - November 2014

Elegant Design Complements Art and Personal Collections to Make This House a Home

A decade ago when a Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum board member went shopping for a weekend getaway, adequate display space for her impressive art collection wasn’t uppermost in her mind. She had a New York apartment for that, so small and cozy was just fine. While the 1920s Colonial Revival she settled on may not have been her dream house (“It had no moldings, no charm, and I really didn’t love it,” she says), she purchased it anyway planning to give it some character and enjoy it as a retreat.

GALLERY Elegant Design Complements Art and Personal Collections to Make This House a Home

A decade ago when a Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum board member went shopping for a weekend getaway, adequate display space for her impressive art collection wasn’t uppermost in her mind. She had a New York apartment for that, so small and cozy was just fine. While the 1920s Colonial Revival she settled on may not have been her dream house (“It had no moldings, no charm, and I really didn’t love it,” she says), she purchased it anyway planning to give it some character and enjoy it as a retreat.

GALLERY Designer Julie Nightingale Balances a Greenwich Couple's Stand-Out Art Collection with Easy Elegance and Practicality Gallery

It’s a common conundrum that most modern-day parents can easily relate to: that moment when a couple realizes that their lives are more about getting their kids to eat their vegetables than getting a table at Per Se. For a couple in Greenwich,environment was found in a surprising place, the hair salon.

2014 Pink: A Passion for Pink Aid

Pink Aid and media sponsor CTC&G hosted the fourth annual Pink Passion Luncheon & Fashion Show at Mitchells of Westport. Guests enjoyed a fashion show featuring the Michael Kors’ spring 2015 line, pink-inspired cocktails, as well as silent and live auctions. CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan gave an emotional speech about her own journey with breast cancer as well as many other stories from inspiring women.