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Near & Far Aid 2016 Designer House Tour

May 6, 2016

Near & Far Aid House Tour


If you are obsessed with seeing the latest trends in interior decorating, the Near & Far Aid 2016 Designer House Tour is a must. Celebrating the Art of Living, the tour takes place on Friday, May 6, 2016 and “offers patrons an extraordinary opportunity inside a curated selection of exclusive properties in the enclaves of Fairfield, Southport and Westport. The homes celebrate each moment of life, the important occasions, and the simple, everyday events surrounded by imagination, beauty, style, and vision.”

The day begins with breakfast at the elegant Patterson Club with guest speaker, Anthony Baratta, who is globally renown for his colorful interiors. I’ve attend all the Designer Breakfasts, and they are unfailingly fun and informative. The tour begins immediately after the breakfast and with a map in hand, my friends and I can’t wait to see the gorgeous homes. We make sure to squeeze in lunch about halfway through the day to sit and relax and share opinions before seeing the last homes on the tour. This is always such a great experience and something that we look forward to every year.


Near & Far Aid 2016 House Tour

Below is the agenda for the day, if you live in Connecticut this is not to be missed! For all tickets, click HERE.


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A pre-tour Designer Breakfast at the Patterson Club, featuring a presentation by renowned interior designer Anthony Baratta, will take place the morning of the house tour.

Anthony Baratta is one of the most celebrated and respected interior designers of the day. Began his design career over thirty years ago, combining his talents with William Diamond, their firm, Diamond Baratta Design, created colorful and luxurious interiors. Countless magazine covers and editorial placements in luxury shelter and lifestyle publications, Baratta is global renown. He has been featured in such magazines as Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, House Beautiful, House & Garden and Veranda. Upon William’s retirement, Anthony now carries on the work of the firm with his new company, ANTHONY BARATTA. He looks forward to many more years of creating jaw dropping and inspiring interiors around the world, as well as chic, fresh and affordable home décor for his followers and fans alike.

He is especially proud of his two books with William: Diamond Baratta Design, Bullfinch Press and All American, Pointed Leaf Press. He will be available for a book signing, after the presentation.

9:00 -10:30 a.m.
The Patterson Club
Tickets: $75 


The tour offers patrons an extraordinary opportunity inside a curated selection of exclusive properties in the enclaves of Fairfield, Southport and Westport. The homes celebrate each moment of life, the important occasions, and the simple, every day events surrounded by imagination, beauty, style, and vision.

10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 day of tour. 

To purchase day of the tour, please visit Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Office 1583 Post Road, Farifield, CT.


Take a refreshing break during the tour to meet up with friends. Join us for an Afternoon Tea Party, continuous service between 1:00 – 3:00 pm at a magnificent private home with lush and fragrant gardens. Royal Tea Company will be catering this new event for Near & Far Aid.

As you enter the front door of the elegant home you will enjoy the spectacular views of the pool and gardens. A delightful afternoon tea will be served in the home’s first floor entertaining space with access to several terraces with lovely views. Stroll through the gardens or relax and mingle while enjoying a dainty, bountiful array of tea sandwiches and delicious, freshly baked confections as well as a signature tea blend, all in a magnificent private home in Fairfield. Don’t miss the opportunity to have afternoon tea in this lovely home and garden. Space is Limited. Names will be held at the door.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$100 – includes a Designer House Tour Ticket & the Afternoon Tea Party 
$35 – Tea Party Only

For more information about the Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour, contact housetour@nearandfaraid.org

Near & Far Aid 2016 House Tour


May 6, 2016
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