HOME & DESIGN:

    Fireplaces - Centerpiece of the Home

    With the arctic blast plunging temperatures into a deep freeze, what better way to warm up on a cold winter’s day, then to snuggle up in front of your cozy fireplace. From traditional to ultramodern, wood-burning to gas-lit or ventless, the modern fireplace is the glowing centerpiece of the home...

    Enter Stage Left

    Stories abound about houses that were on the market forever and sold the day after they were staged. Whether true or apocryphal, staging – decluttering and redecorating a house to appeal to buyers — is a subject that creates much agita among sellers...

    Treasure Hunt With A Tour Guide

    Specializing in high-end estate/tag sales and clean-outs, The Clearing House Xchange co-owned by Victoria Collett and her partner, James “Nick” Nicolino, is celebrating its 10th anniversary...

    Bathroom Design - Renew and Refresh

    Renew and refresh in your luxurious new bathroom. Along with the kitchen, it is the main selling point of the house. Here are some of the latest trends in bath design in the Hamptons and on the North Fork...

    Wave Of The Future

    Renew, reuse, recycle: the buzzwords of the new millennium are making their way into homes and vineyards on the North Fork. From solar power to wind turbines to geothermal heating and cooling, green design and renewable energy are the waves of the future...

    Chi-Lightful

    With so many design options to make your home soothing and comfortable, one enduring design practice is the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui. Pronounced “fung shway,” it literally translates into “wind-water”. Feng Shui has a 3,000-year history, and in its simplest terms, is the practice of aligning energy known as “Chi,” to optimize health, happiness, wealth and success...

    Barn Again

    The North Fork of Long Island is known for its rural countryside with endless stretches of land, bountiful vineyards and potato farming heritage, symbolized by the classic barn. Today, a barn can be the frame of a modern home, the studio space of an art gallery, an idyllic bed and breakfast, the architectural interior of a state-of-the-art distillery, or the multi-use space of a vineyard tasting room...