Near and Far Aid Designer House Tour
Friday can’t come soon enough. On Friday, a group of friends and I will partake in one of the most popular CT events of the year, the Near and Far Aid Designer House Tour. We get to go inside six of the chicest homes in Connecticut, and see the work of top interior designers. This year, the tour gives us an in-depth look of what is sure to be six spectacular homes in Southport and Westport. As in previous years, these homes are always beyond gorgeous and leave me filled with ideas and inspiration for my own home. Our day begins with a pre-tour breakfast at the Patterson Club and will feature a presentation by Alexa Hampton, one of my favorite interior designers. I’m excited to see her in person and listen to her insights about interior design, I’m sure it will be both entertaining and interesting.
The Near & Far Aid works to eliminate poverty and has had a positive impact on thousands of people in Fairfield County through the grants they provide to more than 95 local agencies. They have granted over $14,000,000 since the year 2000. Their all-volunteer Board works diligently to ensure the donors’ dollars have maximum impact. Please donate here.
The Designer House Tour on May 8, 2015. Tickets on Sale Now!
FRIDAY, MAY 08, 2015
AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF SIX EXTRAORDINARY HOMES
Southport & Westport
May 08, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A pre-tour Designer Breakfast at the Patterson Club, featuring a presentation by renowned interior designer Alexa Hampton, will take place the morning of the house tour.
As the daughter of interior design legend Mark Hampton, Alexa Hampton learned the language of good design, the vocabulary to speak it, and the elements that define it at a very early age. Now one of America’s most influential designers herself, Alexa Hampton has won countless awards for her design work on houses, apartments, planes, boats, furniture and even cars. She designs with a distinctly European flavor, expertly portraying subtlety and warmth using elements both classic and eclectic.
Alexa Hampton is also the author of two critically praised books: The Language of Interior Design, and Decorating in Detail. She will be available for a book signing of her recent book, Decorating in Detail, after the presentation.
9:00 -10:30 a.m.
The Patterson Club
DESIGNER HOUSE TOUR
The tour offers patrons an extraordinary opportunity inside a curated selection of exclusive properties in the enclaves of 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.
TOAST THE TOUR
To celebrate the 2015 House Tour, Near & Far Aid will host its “Toast the Tour” cocktail reception at the Fairfield County Hunt Club. The celebration will feature a Luxury Car Show presented by Miller Motorcars, savory hors d’ oeuvres, specialty cocktail bar, as well as hand rolled cigars.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fairfield County Hunt Club
Tickets $100; $125 at the door
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