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Break the Mold With These Kitchen Color Options

Say goodbye to boring and break free from the misconception that many homeowners have that says the kitchen must be white. Sure, neutral tones can be elegant, but so can shades of blue and green when executed to perfection! If you’re looking to put a unique spin on your luxury kitchen design, here are a … Read the full article

The Greek Key

“Invention was never far behind tradition.” –Robert Adam This fact is a compelling truth in the world of design. It is nearly impossible for a designer to create something new without borrowing from the past. For many centuries, the Greek Key, or meander, has been a ubiquitous design element. A series of interlocking shapes or … Read the full article

The Harvard Five

The Harvard Five was a group of architects that settled in New Canaan, Connecticut during the 1940s. Influenced by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus movement and head of the architecture program at Harvard, the Five – John Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores,  Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes– made excellent contributions to modern architecture in … Read the full article

Willingham Antiques & Interiors

  The Strickland Road Historic District is a cozy residential area tucked away in Cos Cob. Not long after The Battle of Strickland Plains in 1644, this winding path became known as Strickland Road. Though much has changed since, the beautiful village highway remains true to its history, thanks to the efforts of residents in … Read the full article

Clermont House

“The spirit of Clermont is one of love, loyalty, generosity, and right living and one cannot remain within its walls and harbor thoughts contrary to that spirit—nor live a life unimbued by its enobling influence.” – Peyton Miller, 1927, A Frequent Guest At Clermont   Clermont is the oldest of the mid-Hudson River Valley estates. … Read the full article

18th Century Millwork

In Design and Build a Great 18th Century Room author Jeff Knudsen writes, “In this age of specialization, disciplines are often disconnected; the designer designs, the cabinet maker builds, and the installer installs. As a result, continuity is lost and quality often suffers.” In other words, the quality of the millwork can easily be lost … Read the full article

Kykuit Pergola

  Kykuit has so many magical wonders. Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, the six story stone house and beautiful grounds have been added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The villa, built in the Classical Revival style, is absolutely stunning, a picture of understated elegance. Originally built for one of the … Read the full article

Summer Beam

There are ten kinds of framing timbers which were employed in the colonial house. Their use and their names have remained standard in frame construction for more than two centuries. The summer beam pictured here, is a heavy ceiling beam spanning the middle of a large room. When designing the kitchen, this summer beam was … Read the full article