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Behind-the-Scenes with Stylemakers Katie and Clara Couric

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!

 

Day Job:

KC: Daytime talkshow host

CCB: Principal and founder, CBA Landscape Architects

 

Design Advice:

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?

KC: Learning

CCB: Anything of beauty

 

Hidden Talent:

KC: I can play piano by ear.

CCB: Zumba

 

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

 

Perfect flower:

KC: Peonies

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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8 Responses to “ Behind-the-Scenes with Stylemakers Katie and Clara Couric ”

  1. I am searching for a source for the fabric on Katie Couric’s living room chairs in her New York apartment, on her recent talk show. They look as if the material was like an Indian quilt.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed the article with Katie Couric and her sister. I think her home is just beautiful and very welcoming. Is there anyway of finding out where her dining table is from. I’m looking for one like this. You published a lot of information on other stuff but not the table.

  3. Where can I find the white chairs that are used on the set of Katie’s show…..my husband’s aunt (she is 90 going on 65) has a white apartment and is in love with them. The white legs are “perfect”. You wouldn’t believe how I hunted down a white TV with a white remote for her bedroom. Thank you so much for your help.

  4. Where can I find the white chairs that are used on the set of Katie’s show. Love love love them. The white legs are “perfect”.thank You

  5. Can you help me find the COFFEE TABLE pictured in the September 2012 issue, page 36, of Katie Couric’s living room. I tore this page out a year and a half ago thinking I would like to find this table when I redecorate. Well, I’m now ready to do some redecorating, and I haven’t been able to find it anywhere….or anything similar that will work in a smaller space. I’d really appreciate your help!

  6. Can you help me find the COFFEE TABLE pictured in the September 2012 issue, page 36 of BHG, featuring Katie Couric’s living room. I tore this page from my magazine a year and a half ago thinking I would like to find this table when I redecorage. Well, I’m now ready to do some redecorating, and I haven’t been able to find it…..or anything similar, that will work in my smaller space. I’d appreciate your help.

  7. Where can I find the white chairs used on the set of Katie’s show. They are exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you

  8. Where can I purchase the white chairs on Katie’s show? I would like to find them. Thanks!