Home & Garden

ARF Designer Show House and Sale is Saturday

A shuffle of furniture and home décor, donated thrift, repurposed and new pieces, is keeping a group of animal-loving interior decorators and exterior designers moving.

HAH Garden Fair Honors Charles Savage

Charles Savage is the man of the hour at the upcoming Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons Garden Fair — but he’s not entirely sure why.

Celebrate National Gardens Day with LongHouse, Madoo and Bridge Gardens

The goal was to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility.

Babcock Launches “Harbor Helpings” for Those in Need

Thirteen-year-old Lily Babcock, an eighth grader at Pierson Middle-High School, has launched “Harbor Helpings” and hopes to use her knowledge of ceramics to aid families in need in Sag Harbor this holiday season.

LMS Design Offers a Collaborative Approach to Interior Design

Being hands-on is the foundation of Laura Maresca-Sanatore’s work. She learned the kitchen, bath, and interior design business by trade rather than formal education, she promotes collaborative client involvement in every project, and aims to have subcontractors work with — not for — her.

Madoo Conservancy Earns Grant from Preservation League

The Madoo Conservancy was one of eight groups from Long Island and New York City to be awarded a preservation grant from the Preservation League of New York

Greening Up the East End with Greener Pasture Organics

Having met renowned biologist Dr. Alex Shigo and learning about natural systems, Paul Wagner, president of Greener Pastures Organics in Southampton, also learned forests are a top self-sustaining environment.

Phoebe and Belle Collection Reflects North Fork Charm and Spirit

Capturing the casual essence of the North Fork’s laidback lifestyle, Kathy Perretta curates a collection of furnishings and home décor in her Cutchogue store, Phoebe and Belle.

The Way Montauk Used to Feel

n a former life, the 4,000-square-foot home was the Ditch Plains Coast Guard Station, built in 1930 and decommissioned in 1954. The colonial revival-style building was moved to its current location on Benson Drive in Montauk two years later.

Brooklyn Edge Meets East Hampton Flair

LongHouse Reserve will be in full gala mode on Saturday, July 21, during an annual summer benefit celebrating Dustin Yellin + Pioneer Works and Joe Melillo + BAM Next Wave — two honorees who embody the unconventionality and risk-taking the East Hampton reserve stands for itself. “And in homage to Brooklyn from whence they have made their mark — along with our usual LongHouse style, surprises and feast — there will be great beer, really cool music, Bob Dylan bourbon and even a little bit of science,” according to a press release. “The better-then-ever auction will be geared to all the senses. These two great guys from Brooklyn have made and are making a huge leap in our culture and are an innate part of the pulse of the times.” Catch the tail end of “Planters: ON+OFF the Ground IX,” which drew 250 guests at its opening last month, and will remain on view through Saturday, July 28. The first place winners were Hamptons Grass and Bamboo, followed by Gardens by Romi in second place and Soil Inc. in third. The People’s Choice award winner was Geoffrey Nimmer Landscapes. The reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, and tickets to the summer benefit start at $1,250, or $650 for contemporaries age 21 to 35. For more information, call (631) 329-3568 or visit longhouse.org/collections/tickets/products/longhouse-celebrates-brooklyn.

House For Sail

As co-founders of a life coaching business that caters to successful executives, Catherina and Gerry O’Gorman know what it takes to help their clients rediscover what is oftentimes missing from their lives: happiness.

Restored Moran Studio on Full Display

Those overseeing the intricate restoration of the Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio on East Hampton Village’s historic Main Street knew they had their work cut out for them.

House Tours To Benefit John Jermain Memorial Library

Intriguing contemporaries neighboring modern Victorians are met with historic and reclaimed elements in the homes that are part of Sag Harbor’s annual House Tour benefiting the John Jermain Memorial Library. Unique to the homeowner and captivating to its visitors, the walls of these five houses each have their own stories to tell.

Hampton Designer Showhouse Returns to Bridgehampton

More than 20 interior designers will soon descend upon a shingle-style home at 2148 Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton, transforming it into an eclectic beacon of taste.

Blooming Shells Brings Coastal Design to a Waterfront Community

The owner of Blooming Shells in Sag Harbor has carved out a niche for herself with a business catering to interior designers, craft artists and stylists since the early 1980s.

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