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Editor's Note

Life has been nonstop lately for the athome team. It seems we’re always on the move: scouting homes, prepping for photo shoots, writing and editing stories. Recently we’ve had the pleasure of perusing more projects than ever before—thanks to the flood of entries that came in for our A-List Awards. After taking in so many homes, we thought this was a good time to pause for a moment and just breathe.

That’s why I want to call your attention to our cover story: Breathing Lessons, p. 36. For this feature on Leslie Cohen’s Westport home, creative director Amy Vischio took a turn behind the lens. In some hauntingly beautiful images, she brings to light the details of Cohen’s well-edited home, which is also eloquently described by our veteran writer Judy Ostrow. Cohen’s gift as a designer is not only knowing which pieces to display, but also knowing what to leave out so that there’s plenty of visual breathing space. Just looking at her house makes me feel calmer, so imagine what it must be like living there!

Other noteworthy articles include several by the super-talented Suzanne Gannon: a feature on a fashion insider’s modern home in Stamford, an interview with modernist icon Jens Risom, and a profile of Greenwich-based textile designer, Laurette Kittle. And we thought we were busy!

About our A-List: In this issue, you’ll find a special program that showcases the competition finalists. At our gala event on September 15 at the Westport Playhouse, we’ll celebrate these inspiring projects and reveal the first-place winners. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, you can get them online at mofflymedia.com. We look forward to seeing you there.

Enjoy the issue, happy decorating, and don’t forget to breathe!

Don’t Miss Our Events
* The A-List Awards, Sept. 15
* 3rd annual Greenwich Design District, Sept. 23