From the Editor: Home Style



Choosing a new living room couch took me far more time than I’d care to admit. I wanted it to have personality, but not so much that I’d get sick of it. It needed to stand out, but not so much that it took over the whole room. It needed to be the furniture version of the perfect dinner guest—fun, interesting and compatible. I am happy to report that more than a year later, I’m still enjoying its company.

The lighting fixtures we install, the artwork we hang, the fabrics we choose…all of it helps our homes tell the tale of who we are. It’s no wonder that there’s a lot of pressure when it comes to making decorating decisions. In this, our annual interior decorating issue, we set out to provide a little guidance and a lot of inspiration.

We all have that friend who is blessed with effortless style. You know the one. She can pair a HomeGoods find with an antique sideboard in a ridiculously chic way. And yet when you do it, it looks like, well, a cheap tchotchke on an expensive table. So for those of us who are not ingrained with an innate ability to turn ordinary houses into style havens, we bring you “An Inside Job: Pulling Off the Perfect Design”. Here, experts weigh in on everything from how to mix patterns and pair the old with the new, to when it’s okay to hang multiple mirrors or art lower than expected. (Sometimes knowing the rules of decorating is just as important as knowing how to break them.)

But great design is about more than knowing—or breaking—the rules. It’s about creating a home. And that’s exactly what our cover story illustrates. Interior designer Lynne Scalo set to work updating this midcountry house for the woman who called it home as a little girl. Now all grown up and living in Greenwich with her husband and two children, she couldn’t pass up the nostalgic opportunity to raise her own children there when the house came on the market. Lynne’s ability to blend family functionality with modern glamour has resulted in a gorgeous showplace for the next generation.

It’s nice to know that you can indeed go home again.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...


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