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CEO Marianne Howatson announces New York Cottages & Gardens's debut in March 2012. Building on Cottages & Gardens' outstanding presence in Westchester, NYC&G will reach New York City, Nassau County's Gold Coast and the Hudson Valley.

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Floral Designer Olivier Giugni Falls Hard for a Central Park North Apartment

Floral Designer Olivier Giugni Falls Hard for a Central Park North Apartment

When the native Frenchman spied a glass apartment tower going up at the park’s northern edge, he thought, Why not ask? “The secret is not to be afraid to be adventurous,” he says. “So immediately I put my apartment on 14th Street on the market. It was a fast sell—everything downtown sells like a croissant!”

Architect David Howell Builds a Dream Home for His Family of Four

Architect David Howell Builds a Dream Home for His Family of Four

David Howell had been living in a Union Square loft with his wife, interior designer Steffani Aarons, and their twin daughters and wanted to overcome the somewhat ironic limitations of so much vast, open space. So what’s an architect to do? Find the perfect location, then build a condo to suit his needs.

Designer Mark Epstein’s Eighth Project for Longtime Clients is a Sophisticated Slam-Dunk

Designer Mark Epstein’s Eighth Project for Longtime Clients is a Sophisticated Slam-Dunk

With its expansive avenues and proximity to Central Park, the Upper East Side has a cachet that few other Manhattan neighborhoods can rival—especially for New Yorkers looking for a quiet retreat from the more congested parts of the city.

Interior Designer Jamie Drake Perks Up a Central Park Apartment

Interior Designer Jamie Drake Perks Up a Central Park Apartment

It’s funny how events can unfold: A decision firmly made can, upon reflection, turn out to be completely wrong. One Manhattan couple made this discovery after interviewing designer Jamie Drake about undertaking the renovations on their apartment on Central Park West. Upon choosing to go with someone else, they found themselves calling Drake one year later to rescue them from what was, at least in the short term, an ill-fated decision.

Fashion Executive Jaqui Lividini Injects a Bit of Europe Into Her Carnegie Hill Apartment

Fashion Executive Jaqui Lividini Injects a Bit of Europe Into Her Carnegie Hill Apartment

Quaint and quiet aren’t adjectives typically associated with Manhattan apartments—even when they’re located on the sleepier edges of the Upper East Side. “I don’t even feel like we live in the city,” fashion executive Jaqui Lividini says of the Carnegie Hill home she shares with her longtime partner and their young daughter. “Our apartment overlooks a street full of trees, and sunlight streams in all day. It’s something you don’t always find in New York.”

Decorator Jennifer Post Dreams Up a High-in-the-Sky  Pied-à-Terre in the Middle of Manhattan

Decorator Jennifer Post Dreams Up a High-in-the-Sky Pied-à-Terre in the Middle of Manhattan

Interior designer Jennifer Post, whose clients have included Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez, has built a jewel box in the sky for a couple from Mexico who make monthly pilgrimages to the Big Apple. “The objective was to open up everything that faces the park—I wanted to make it very pure, with bursts of color,” says Post.

Designer Steven Gambrel Returns a Greenwich Village Row House to Its Historic Roots

Designer Steven Gambrel Returns a Greenwich Village Row House to Its Historic Roots

Although some people might argue that Greenwich Village has sold its soul to commercial interests—just take a stroll down Bleecker Street—countless artists, writers, and musicians still make their homes in its historic row houses. The four-story redbrick charmer on these pages is a rescue, lifted from years of abuse by loving owners and the talents of designer Steven Gambrel, whose office is only a few blocks away, off Sheridan Square.

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Build Me Up

Build Me Up

IDA Awards dinner benefits Yale Building Project

If You Can’t Take the Heat…

If You Can’t Take the Heat…

Get over to Bedford Post’s new restaurant

Rooms With A View

Rooms With A View

The “Rooms with a View: 200 Years of American Design” exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury is now open!

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Nowadays, everyone is tightening his or her belt. With the advent of a new season and hope for a stronger economy, here are some tips for adding new furnishings to your home that are current and classic—plus some splurges to indulge in for an enlightened vision for spring

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