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May/June 2012: Table of Contents


Living Color
In a world dominated by safe beiges and subtle prints, meet Karen Bow, a Darien designer who isn’t afraid to lay on the color.
by Riann Smith

Poolside Paradise
In New Canaan, landscape architect Janice Parker makes a splash with a pool plus dining on the side.
by Tovah Martin

Building History
A New Canaan guesthouse gets a renovation perfect for a modern family.
by Ann Kaiser

Time Out
How local designers, architects and builders like to chill out when the weather warms up.
produced by Ann Kaiser

Estate Jewels
Soak up the season with these sensational pieces for the outdoors.  
produced by Carisha Swanson   


Editor’s Letter

Get the Goods
New and Now!; Trade Secrets;  Perk up your home with a refreshing dash of citrus; Go around the world in one culturally inspired shopping trip.

Haute Stuff
Dream Weavers: These all-weather fabrics add style, color and interest to any outdoor space.

Shop Talk
Local design news: New collections, haute happenings and more.

A-list Tips
Entering the A-List? These tips from Amy Vischio will help you get the best shot.

House Parties
A Night of Italian Design; NCD Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Party; Near and Fair Spring Gala; Avon Theatre Film Center Oscar Party.

Shelf Life
Ten new garden books: These gorgeous books will unlock the gates of some of the most beautiful, innovative and historical gardens of our time.

At Home With Grace Bonney
The Design Sponge founder reveals some of her favorite things—including a love for punk rock.