Connecticut Cottages & Gardens VISIT OUR NEW SITE: Cottages-Gardens.com
  
April 2007 Cover
Current Issue

Features
Looking Forward
A Cut Above
Clean Design
Keep Off the Grass
Floor Show
Columns
Kitchen IQ
Antiques
Collectibles
Net Worth
Tech Support
Deeds & Don'ts
Wine & Spirits
Departments
Editor's Letter
Out of the Box
Verdant Living
Fabric
Materialism
Calendar
Parties
Meet the Designer
Archive

Special Offers

April 2007


FEATURES

Clean Design

(Page 4 of 4)

As for bedding, to avoid any traces of toxins she repeatedly washed luxurious Italian cotton sheets with baking soda, a natural detergent with no added chemicals. To further avoid dust build-up, most window treatments consist of wood shutters finished in a water-based, low-toxic spray treatment instead of fabric valances and drapes.

Despite the abundance of low-toxic amenities, there's nothing "granola" about the exterior or interior of this house. The overall design is clean and classic with appointments that evoke the romance of a traditional seaside home. Newel posts that echo lighthouses, recessed metal light fixtures, patterned architectural glass and transom windows—all awash in a palette of blues, taupe and whites—lend a nautical air. In addition, an impressive collection of antique scrimshaw and a trove of marine artwork help to make this a ship-shape home in every sense.

ENJOY GREAT DESIGN

READ OUR BLOGS!

CONNECT ON
FACEBOOK & TWITTER

GET ON THE LIST!

AT THE NEW
COTTAGES-GARDENS.COM