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Jeffersonian Cuisine

  “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you what you are.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1825 Food is inextricably linked to identity. When studying the culture of a civilization, one of the greatest insights into that culture is through its appetite. What you eat, when you eat, even how you eat are all … Read the full article

Monticello

“Had he been only a philosopher, he would not have endured as he does. Had he been only a legislator, or only a diplomat, or only an inventor, or only an author, or only an educator, or even only a president he would not have endured as he does. He endures because we can see … Read the full article

Contemporary Kitchens

In this relentlessly fast-paced world of design and technology, let’s stop, catch our breath for a moment, and take a look at what defines a ‘contemporary’ kitchen today. We now live in the very public, noisy arena of Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, so it is not surprising that, in the private sector, we … 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

Ask The Designers | Where Is That Brown Suit?

Q: Where is that brown suit? A finely designed Dressing Room is much like a well written diary. After organizing their kitchens, many clients ask for help organizing other rooms in their home. A well designed Master Bedroom/ Dressing Room will help you find where that brown suit is. All of your belongings have a … Read the full article

Media Rooms

This blog is the first of a series of blogs to come, that focus on media rooms. In the 21st century, technology has become an integral part of modern day life. As we move forward in this era of technology, it seems that the media room is increasingly becoming an essential part of the home. … Read the full article

Restoring Homes of the 1970s and 80s | Work Outside of the Kitchen

From time to time, clients reach out to me and ask for help with more than just their kitchens.  I have fond memories of working with clients on their living areas, pantries, bathrooms, closet spaces, window fixtures, and even the exteriors of their homes, among other spaces! This French styled home pictured above was built … Read the full article

Dressing Room Serenity

I find that an organized well thought-out dressing room is where I compose my day in the morning as I am getting dressed. What a great feeling it is to have a place for all of my belongings.  If my surroundings are organized than my mind is clear to think and persevere. At the end of the … Read the full article

Hildene Linen and Ironing Room

“If we are organized backstage, then our lives are less complicated” — Unknown I find it very rewarding to have a linen storage that keeps one’s sheets, towels, tablecloths, placemats and blankets all organized. This wonderful wall of storage built at Robert Todd Lincoln’s home, known as the Hildene Estate, is a major feature of … Read the full article