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Memorial Garden

Hidden Treasure — Creating a Memorial Garden

Most gardeners will tell you that they’re devoted to their plot of earth, but tucked away in a corner of Greenfield Hill is a garden that is devoted to people: the memory of those who have passed away, that is.… Read More
Foaling in love

Foaling in Love Again–Raising Million Dollar Babies, like American Pharoah’s foal

It is a bitterly cold February day. The skies threaten snow, the fields have yet to turn from brown to green, and the cherry and oak trees lining the paths at Sunnyfield Farm are still not close to budding. John… Read More

On a Sunday Morning –– Life lessons in the garden

I am a gardener. Not the fancy kind. My gardens evolve much like my cooking, an unplanned painting on a canvas where I throw things together and sometimes it is delicious, yet often it needs more. Always more of something.… Read More
William Caligari

International Designer draws on local roots

His small leather-bound notebook is filled with sketches, notes, measurements, paint swatches, project ideas—and some French writing and a bicycle training diary for good form. What is most revealing is the range of work William Caligari does, from detailed decorating… Read More
Home staging

Stage Fright – Readying Your Home for Sale

It was time to downsize. My husband was semi-retired, and our son a recent graduate. It was hard to justify the expense of living in a 4,500-square-foot home on more than two acres. We loved our house but also had… Read More
Architect Dream House

Global Home – An architect’s dream for sustainable and modern living

Up on a hill, in an area above Black Rock Turnpike, a neighborhood lined with new construction and modest 1960s Capes has a dramatic new neighbor. The contemporary design of this Romanock Road home is the creation of its owner,… Read More
Bill Dodds stained glass maker

Stained Glass Expert

Bill Dodds encountered his first stained-glass window when he was seven. On the way to visiting his grandparents in Pennsylvania, his family made a stop at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City to see where… Read More
Hilary Clinton

Who do people in-the-know call to hang their wallpaper?

Say you want to freshen up your home or office, maybe this time with wallpaper. You look online and then, wanting to get up close and tactile, drop into a design store to burrow into big, fat wallpaper books, sliding… Read More
Black Bear

Black Bears sightings on the rise – where and what to do

Large, black, thick-furred, long of tooth and claw, come April or thereabouts they’ll awake from their winter torpor to a town that has most certainly awoken to them. Maybe you’ve seen one lumbering along with their golly-gee gait, in our… Read More
Tommy Hilfiger Apartment

Decorating for Designer Tommy Hilfiger

High atop NYC’s Plaza Hotel, Eva Lee and Nels Christianson applied their high-end decorative painting skills to the penthouse home of Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, the iconic resort-wear fashion designer. “The views were spectacular,” says Lee, co-owner of Christianson Lee Read More
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