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Rooms with a View Finale

Today we travel back to Connecticut for a Rooms with a View finale. One of the most glamorous vignettes was a gentleman’s lounge designed by Tiffany Eastman. Walls of Farrow and Ball’s Mole’s Breath, a less than enticing name for a sophisticated deep taupe, featured a subtle chevron pattern executed by Topher Carnes of Finishing Impressions.…
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Rooms with a View 2012 Continued

It’s a good thing designer and blogging friend Lisa Ehrlich is so organized. Due to a family emergency she couldn’t attend the showhouse on Friday, but her lovely space was in perfect order ahead of schedule. Depicting “A Young Lady Starting Out,” the 5’6″ x 8′ vignette “showcases a cultured young lady’s first NYC studio apartment.” I remember my first studio and I only wish it had been this pretty and polished!…
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Rooms with a View 2012 Part 2

Part of the fun of Rooms with a View is discovering the story behind the spaces, especially when they have personal resonance. As Helen Koch said of business partner John Murphy, both below, “John was thrilled to learn he had been chosen for Rooms with a View but even more so when he heard the theme was ‘Design on a Shoestring.’ Rooms with a View 2012John is a hunter gatherer at heart and has trouble passing up a yard sale, fleamarket or antique mart, so he was excited to recently acquire a barrel game table set from a childhood friend in Barrington, RI whose parents had sold their house and were downsizing.…
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Rooms with a View 2012

One of my favorite design events here in Connecticut is Rooms with a View. Originally conceived by Albert Hadley 18 years ago, the popular fundraiser transforms the Southport Congregational Church into a showhouse featuring twelve 5′ x8′ mini rooms created by local and NYC designers.…
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Rooms with a View – Reveal continued

Connie Cooper‘s elegant vignette was intended as a media free space for the next generation. Bombarded by electronics all day long, Connie felt it was important for these young adults to have somewhere to relax and connect as people in real life without texting, emailing or talking on Facebook.…
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Rooms with a View – Reveal #2

I had intended to share 4 rooms a day as I did for the previews, but due to technological issues (leaving my charger at the Apple store), there will be only one room today – that of John Todd Bishop, who is next in line.…
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Rooms with a View Inspiration – Part 3

I’m so excited for the Gala Preview of Rooms with a View this evening and, in anticipation, am presenting today the final group of designers. In case you haven’t noticed, they have been listed on the blog in alphabetical order, in groups of four so as not to overwhelm.…
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Rooms with a View Inspiration – Part 2

Today we are continuing to meet the designers who will be presenting their rooms tomorrow night at the Gala Preview for Rooms with a View. After honing his skills with such distinguished designers such as Albert Hadley, Brian McCarthy and Dennis Rolland, John Todd Bishop opened his eponymous firm in 2007.…
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Rooms with a View

Rooms with a View is one of my favorite design events in Connecticut. Conceived by iconic designer Albert Hadley 17 years ago, the popular fundraiser transforms the Southport Congregational Church into a showhouse featuring 5′ x8′ mini rooms by today’s top and up and coming designers.…
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Rooms With A View

I just got back from the Rooms With A View Gala Preview party. Despite the dismal weather, there was a great turnout for this fun evening. There were tons of design stars there from Bunny Williams and David Easton to Tom Filicia and honoree Albert Hadley.…
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