For our September Stylemaker issue, television personality Katie Couric welcomed us into her beautiful Hamptons home. Filled with cozy cottage style and a stunning flower-filled yard designed by her sister Clara, a landscape architect, her home is the perfect relaxing getaway.
Katie and Clara also answered our personal style questions –read on for their answers!
KC: Daytime talkshow host
CCB: Principal and founder, CBA Landscape Architects
KC: Keep it simple. I tend to collect things whether I want it or not. With this house, I have to resist the temptation to use it as a place for things that I can’t fit in my New York apartment.
CCB: Don’t over-design
Style is: CCB: A look that captures the imagination.
Favorite Design Trend:
KC: Exotic fabrics-sort of Indian inspired
CCB: Planting flowers in swaths
Can’t live without:
KC: My iPhone
CCD: My iPad
What inspires you?
CCB: Anything of beauty
KC: I can play piano by ear.
I start my day with:
KC: A big cup of joe. Plus, I love flagels-flat bagels.
CCB: A hug and a kiss.
Last book you’ve read:
KC: “The Paris Wife”. I love it. It made me cry.
CCB: “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo
CCB: I could never pick just one.
Words you live by: CCB: In your heart, you know Mom’s right. It’s something our mom always said to us.
Best way to spend $100: KC: Pillows. Definitely pillows.
Coffee or tea? KC: Definitely coffee. But I do drink a lot of tea, too.
Perfect weekend: KC: Finishing a great book, getting a little sun, picking tomatoes from my garden, playing tennis, being with my daughters.
Secret passion: KC: I love Words With Friends.
Favorite escape: CCB: Hiking in Yosemite.
Who was your hero growing up: My older sister, Emily.
Find the full story on Katie and Clara in the September issue of Better Homes and Gardens on sale now!
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