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A-Lister James Schettino Architects

Living Room

Living Room

athome in Fairfield County just announced the A-List Awards finalists and we were so excited to find out that one of the projects we worked on in Greenwich is nominated!  You can’t go wrong when you hire some of the best local talent our area has to offer and this home is proof of that.  The architectural details are the brilliant work of James Schetinno Architects and the refined yet crisp and clean interiors are by Lynn Morgan Design.  And you know who created the floral designs…

Dining Room

Dining Room

The primarily blue and white palette is carried throughout the home with splashes of color here and there.  Every room exudes a sense of comfort and calm and we love all the coffered ceilings and elegant millwork.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Having won last year in the Traditional Architecture Less than 7,000 square feet category, the father (James) and son (Jim) team of James Schettino Architects are poised to do it again this year and we’ll be cheering them on in September.

Bedroom

Bedroom

Dressing Room

Dressing Room

Chair

Chair

For more information on the A-List Awards, click here!

P.S.  A big thanks to Jane Beiles for shooting the project so beautifully and sharing some of her pictures with us.

Photo: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, dressing room and chair

Inspirations

Deck Your Doors…

Sprucing Up!

Sprucing Up!

with wreaths of holly, pine or magnolia – falalalala, lala, lala!  At the rate we’re going with our holiday preparations, a wreath may be the only decorating we get done this year.  But what a beautiful way to let people know you’re in the spirit (even if the inside of your house is bare!)

A Succulent Sensation

A Succulent Sensation

We recently weighed in on an article by Ann Loynd for atHome in Fairfield County on wreaths and wanted to share our thoughts with you.  Besides complementing the color of your door (or walls if hung inside), a wreath can have a theme like a walk in the woods (with added feathers, lichen, pine cones and berries) and be made with a variety of foliage for a range of greens and textures.

Woodland Wreath

Woodland Wreath

We love a luxurious wired ribbon as the crowning touch on a wreath but you can also cluster a group of flowers like amaryllis or roses.

Red Roses

Red Roses

Or, you can opt for an all floral wreath if you live in a warmer climate!

Floral Fantasy

Floral Fantasy

And for those of you who really don’t want to throw your wreath away after every season, you can always buy one of ours!

Frosted Snowball Wreath

Frosted Snowball Wreath

P.S.  That’s what we’re doing this year…  For more advice on door décor, click here!

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The Welcomed Guest

Bedside Beauty

Bedside Beauty

One of us gets to be a guest this Thanksgiving while the other is the “hostess with the mostest” with six family members descending upon her home for the holiday.  So when we were asked to provide our tips for making visitors feel welcome for athome in Fairfield County, we knew exactly what we’d recommend (come late and leave early?!)  Actually, a bedside bouquet and a winter-scented candle are all you need to make a guestroom comfy and warm; your guests will feel so at home, they may never leave!

Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Carolyne Roehm likes to keep holiday munchies on hand in a small pantry and refrigerator on the guestroom’s floor…

Drink and Be Merry!

Drink and Be Merry!

while Cindy Rinfret wants her guests to get the party started with a mini bottle of Patrón Silver on a tray in the guestroom (his and her bottles – what a hoot!)

May We Have Some More?

May We Have Some More?

Local architect Dinyar Wadia is lucky to have married the “best chef around” but he doesn’t let his guests take any turkey home (though she sneaks them some anyway)…

The Perfect Bath

The Perfect Bath

and Barbara Sallick, Co-Founder and SVP of Design of Waterworks, stocks towels and a fragrant bar of soap in baskets for friends and family who spend the night (and makes sure a real clock on the nightstand is set to the right time.)

Lovely Lavender

Lovely Lavender

A spritz of lavender linen spray gives the guestroom a fresh soft scent and New York designer Sara Gilbane swears by scented oval discs in the closet and drawers.

How about you, what do you do to make a guest feel welcomed?

P.S.  Thank you, Ann, for including us among such talented tastemakers!

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