Trends and Ideas

At Connecticut Stone, Design Trends Spark New Fireplace Designs

  Fireplaces have been a centerpiece of New England homes for centuries. We’ve devised much better ways to cook our…

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A New Way to Create Beauty and Peace of Mind

We all know the feeling. You’re an hour from home on your way to a relaxing weekend at your beach house when that doubt starts to seep in. “I think I locked the sliding door to the deck. Yes, I am sure I did,” you try to

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The Light You Deserve – Make the Most of It

First came a focus on interior design, which continues to inspire innovative style statements. Then homeowners and designers turned their attention to outdoor living, however long or short the season may be in their region. New

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A Guide to Historic Home Restoration

If you’ve lived in New England for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve had at least a passing thought about restoring an old home. It’s a scenario that’s hard to avoid when a browse through the local real estate

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2017 Trends and Tastemakers

Trends in style seem to be as natural as the annual cycle of the seasons, and tied into a deep human need for variety and change even in the midst of continuity. Evolving trends may

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Trends and Tastemakers 2016

Can it be true that New England was once a design backwater? That architectural excitement happened elsewhere, while stodgy Brahmins made do with their grandparents’ houses and furniture, quietly proud of the threadbare rugs?

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The Descendants

Every once in a while, John Kebabian, owner of Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs in downtown New Haven, gets the thrill of…

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Star Tech

The newest home technology is easy to use, practically invisible, and smarter than ever. Just because a house has all…

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Architect Sally A. DeGan fully endorses the trend toward smaller, but choicer, houses.

Special Focus: Trends and Trendmakers

No passing fancy, the focus for today’s design professionals and their clients is decidedly green. Luckily, smart design also celebrates…

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On the Ropes

We don’t know why it is that, at a particular time, for no apparent reason, certain things become part of…

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Simply Brilliant

Simply Brilliant

  Home automation certainly isn’t a new concept, ­although most agree there was little progress between the Harappans inventing flush…

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Trends and Trendmakers

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE The nature of the product—buildings often take years to make, then stay around for decades or centuries of…

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The Old House

It’s hard to imagine so much history packed into a house Abigail Adams once called “a wren’s nest.” Yet the…

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Haystack Architecture deck

Haystack Architecture: Vision and Legacy

I did not know Edward Barnes well, but our paths crossed on several occasions. Not long before he died, he…

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Book Review: “Yankee Modern: The Houses of Estes/Twombly”

Howard Mansfield, the New Hampshire–based writer who penned the forward to this new book from Princeton Architectural Press, calls the…

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