Hi guys! This is a Throw Back Thursday post. Even if you don’t live in New England you will appreciate the idea behind this interior design event and all the photos. You can read about the event below and if you live in Connecticut or New York, click HERE for tickets. The show, located at the Congregational Church in Southport, CT starts tomorrow, Friday, November 10 and run through Sunday. Tickets are only $25.00 and give you access to the designer event, shops and the cafe for the entire weekend. In addition to the the show, there is a Broadway Songbook and Luncheon and my favorite family-friendly activity, Gingerbread House Decorating!
Welcome to Part 2 of “Rooms With a View” showhouse! Today you will get a virtual tour of two more spaces that have been completely transformed. If you missed the previous post, click here to see Part 1. Rooms With a View (RWAV) is the premier design event in Fairfield County created by the Dean Of American Design, Mr. Albert Hadley and now with Honorary Chairman, Thom Filicia. Each year, 12 designers are invited to create 6’ x 8′ vignettes. These mini-rooms (8-foot ceilings and three walls) are staged in the library and great hall of the historic, stone, Gothic Revival style Southport Congregational Church in Southport, CT. RWAV is unique in that it is not a showcase in the traditional sense. It is a sound bite version of a designer show house. The designers are challenged to get an idea across in a small amount of space.
The whole idea is to create the feeling that you are in a room in a home with a view to the outside. Some of the designers mocked up walls and left enough room to insert a backdrop. In the Happy 4th of July space, he used a dutch door with a view to a home that has been decorated with American flags. I was curious about how the space looks unfinished, so let’s start with taking a look at a before and after. This space was designed by John Murphy with Tracker Home Decor. As you might have guessed, the holiday theme he chose was “Happy 4th of July!”
The next space was just as bright and cheerful. It gave me a “Preppy California Beach” vibe with the monogram surf board leaning on the wall and straw hats surrounding a mirror. This space was designed by Lynn Morgan Design. Please click on the link to her website to see her portfolio, it is just amazing!
Come back tomorrow to see more gorgeous rooms…I’ve got more to share!