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.

Here are Bunny and a dapper Albert in Bunny’s booth. I love the blown-up photo of a younger Hadley behind the French doors. The ecclectic room was furnished with many wonderful Beeline pieces from the Eclipse chairs to the fabulous Harvest table and fun Spiral Umbrella Stand, a perfect accessory on this wet evening.

I spent much of the evening with Allison Caccoma, of Caccoma Interiors, a Williams alumna, here in front of the elegant Beveled Edge Mirror We both loved how Bunny handled the ceiling fixture, using a starburst mirror against the lacquer ceiling as a visual segue.

I also ran into Carey Karlan, of Last Detail interior design who recently won At Home magazine’s A-list award in the bedroom category.

In addition to the four featured rooms in the Library by Bunny Williams, David Easton, Tom Filicia and Pamela Banker, there were also 8 wonderful vignettes in the Fellowship Hall. Here is David Kleinberg‘s handsome tailored display.

I also got a quick snap of Thomas Jayne‘s upbeat room with the fabulous hand-painted panels. Don’t you just love banquettes?

All in all, a festive, fun evening and tribute to the “Dean of American Design”, who at 90, deserves every bit of recognition he received for his decades of contributions to the world of design.

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22 Responses to Rooms With A View

  1. mydesignchic says:

    This looked like such a fun event!! Thanks for sharing…

  2. dominique says:

    love the silver framing on the black and white photograph too, nice to see a change from the usual wood….and, of course, the rorshach panels! would love to be in that room when people start describing what, exactly, they see! d

  3. Marisa says:

    SO great to meet you and what a great evening!!!!

  4. So sorry to have missed the opening party – but we were there in product as Thom Felicia borrowed one of our fiddle leaf fig trees for his vignette! Saw Carey’s room at the CFDA showhouse in NYC – she’s a great local talent. Happy weekend!

    • quintessence says:

      Thom’s room was terrific as were all of the vignettes – wish I had photos of each. Want to see CFDA – and Carey is as nice as she is talented!

  5. John J Tackett says:

    As a Parish-Hadley alum that will not be able to attend, I was particularly happy to see these shots of the chic vignettes!

    • quintessence says:

      Lucky you!! What a wonderful creative place to work! Too bad you couldn’t be there – it was a great event!

  6. Karena says:

    Fabulous revent and Bunny is the best….love it all!!
    Come and enter my new Giveaway….I know you will love it!!
    Art by Karena

  7. tori says:

    Wow, stacey! You are doing an incredible job. I look forward to reading your blog and have forwarded to many friends.

  8. Sanity Fair says:

    I am officially your party buddy! Did you bring me a party favor? I really would have liked one of the banquettes… didn’t it fit in your bag?
    FAB fun! Thanks for letting the rest of us “come along”!

    • quintessence says:

      SF – there’s always next year! I would like one of the banquettes also – the perfect favor. Too bad I was driving – I would have liked more champagne!

  9. Gretchen O says:

    Now that sounds like a dreamy evening….great photos…loving the. Mirror on the ceiling.
    Gretchen O.

  10. So much talent gathered in one place! I’ll bet it was a night to remember. Thanks for sharing it with us!!
    ~ Elizabeth

  11. Liz Morten says:

    I love to meet these designers and see what they are up to. I just spent a little time reading down to this post. Hope you are well and ready for the Holiday!

    • quintessence says:

      Hi Liz – yes, this was a fun evening! Everyone’s great but not even remotely ready for the holidays!

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