Jim Dove, founder of Dove Design Studio, hosted an intimate dinner at the home of Heidi Greene & Michael Kluger for author, designer and ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller. A cocktail reception took place in the couple’s award winning enchanted garden designed in collaboration with Fernando Wong. Heidi told us that the gardens were inspired by their travels to the South of France, and that her husband always wanted to live in France, where they had enjoyed many wonderful moments, but she wanted to live in the U.S., so the garden was their compromise and love project.
The next day, Steven Stolman spoke with Spitzmiller about his new book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm, as part of his “Conversations on Style” at The Society of the Four Arts.
Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own handsome chickens, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In this—his first book—he treats readers to a full year at Clove Brook Farm, his idyllic but always-active country retreat.
Filled with tips on garden-planning, creating seasonal flower arrangements, and living with animals, A YEAR AT CLOVE BROOK FARM is a timely book as we are all focused making the most of our own homes and gardens—even if that’s only a row of herbs in a sunny urban window—and it is the the perfect inspiration for anyone enthralled by the fantasy of full-on farmstead living.
Christopher Spitzmiller’s lamps, tableware, and other ceramics are found in every chic A-list interior, including the White House, and are regularly featured in celebrated publications including Architectural Digest and the Wall Street Journal. He is on the board of the Garden Conservancy and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Clinton Smith is an interior designer, creative director, award-winning journalist, author and editor who has been covering the art of living well for two decades. He was Editor-in-Chief of Veranda for five years and is currently Editor -at-Large for New England Home and Style Editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Lifestyle doyenne Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and the author of many, many books.