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May/June 2011: Table of Contents


Entertainment Factor
At Donna Craft’s polished and pastoral property, the parties are all about giving back.
by Suzanne Gannon

Inside Story
How a renovation dream team retained the classic exterior of a Redding Coloinial while recasting the interior to rustic contemporary.
by Judy Ostrow

Herb Appeal
At a prestigious Litchfield address, landscape designer Glenn Hillman respects the roots of an historic garden but dials up the color with exceptional herbs.
by Tovah Martin


Editor’s Note

Summer style: sunset shades liven up the honeysuckle trend, outdoor furniture goes modern, butterfly motifs take flight.
Haute Stuff
Vase study: backyard blooms become artful arrangements when placed in one of these chic containers.

Shop Talk
Local design news: two new stores in Westport, Deane’s 50th anniversary, Garden Club of America Flower Show in Stamford.

Designer Shaun Jackson cooks up a colorful kitchen with a bistro feel.

House Parties
Near and Far Party, Young People’s Concert Series, and 80 Years of Life, Love & Art.

Outdoor Living Roundtable
Spring into outdoor projects with some help from the pros. We asked local experts to share their ideas for gardening, landscaping, hardscaping, pools, and more.

at home with... Thom Filicia
With an eye for modern classicism, the design guru and TV personality divulges a few style secrets—plus where you might bump into him
in Connecticut.