I love my house in Connecticut. I was a New Yorker for such a long time and I loved it as a grown up, but no so much as a mom, so we moved to the 'burbs and honestly, I couldn't be happier. My friend, Susie Mendive, is an Art Director and accidental home design expert and is an excellent filter as she perfectly understands my taste. Many of the resources below came from her.
Apparatus Studio for inspiration or investment pieces
BDDW is a small American furniture company specializing in timeless, hardwood pieces. Not overwhelming or overpriced and the pure designs mix well into a range of themes.
Onora Casa for home accents that you “might” have gotten in Mexico if you left the resort.
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. is great for lighting.