Joy to the World: 23rd Annual ROOMS WITH A VIEW Interior and Design Show
ROOMS with a VIEW is a high-end interior design show created by late Dean of American Design, Albert Hadley. The 23rd Annual ROOMS with a VIEW show at Southport Congregational Church, entitled, “JOY to the WORLD,” is comprised of 12 designers who are hand picked by a design committee. Each designer will create a five-foot-by-eight-foot room setting around the theme “JOY to the WORLD.” The Gothic style fellowship hall, at Southport Congregational Church, as well as the church library will be made over into a mini-show house for the weekend event, while the classrooms in the two-story education wing hosts The SHOPS at ROOMS with a VIEW featuring 30 vendors selling jewelry, home accessories, antique prints, art and unique items of clothing. The SHOPS at ROOMS with a VIEW Café will serve delicious homemade lunches and desserts. Proceeds from ROOMS with a VIEW help support the ministries and missions of Southport Congregational Church, particularly for 13 charities within the Greater Bridgeport area.
The gala preview party, Friday, November 10th, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., tickets begin at $150. Guests will be treated to wine and beverages, fabulous hors d’oeuvres by seven local Culinary Visionaries as well as a silent auction. ROOMS with a VIEW is open to the public Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 12, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. General admission to the show is $25. Tickets for all events may be purchase online at www.southportucc.org. General Admission and Gala tickets may also be purchased at the door.
This year’s show designers are:
From Connecticut: Raymond Forehand & Christina Lake, Forehand+Lake; Krista Fox, Krista Fox Interiors; Travis Grimm, Travis Grimm Interiors; Amy Hirsch, Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design; Tori McBrien & Keri McKay, McBrien Interiors, Keri McKay Interiors; Narthex Design by Geoffrey Walsky, Iconic Modern; Chapel Design by Parker Rogers, Parker & Co.
From New York: John Douglas Eason, John Douglas Eason Interiors; Liliane Hart, Liliane Hart Interiors; Kellie Sirignano & Franklin Salasky, Kellie Franklin; Laura Michaels, Laura Michaels Design; Robert Passal, Putnam & Mason; Anthony Pippo & Julie Owen, Cocobolo; and Grace Rosenstein, Grace Rosenstein Design. In addition, Designers Geoffrey Walsky of Iconic Modern Home, and Parker Rogers of Parker & Co. will be adding design elements to the church’s Narthex and Chapel, respectively.
Among The SHOPS at ROOMS with a VIEW vendors are Asylum Distillery who proiduce small batch distilled spirits made from CT grown non-GMO corn; Deedles&Shay who carry unique & contemporary jewelry, snakeskin cuffs and clutches; Lattice House which carries stylish home accessories that are beautiful and unique and Le Rouge by Aarti, handmade chocolates and cakes for a discerning global palette, plus 25+ more!
There are three special events to round out the weekend. A Topiary Workshop with Sal Gilbertie will take place on Friday, November 10th at 10:30am ($60). Lunch at “Sardi’s” with a Broadway Songbook Cabaret Show featuring Broadway Singers Susan Terry and Frank Root and Broadway Voice Coach Phillip Bettencourt will take place on Saturday, November 11th at 1pm ($75). Sunday wraps up with a design your own Gingerbread House decorating workshop ($60).
Southport Congregational Church is located at 524 Pequot Avenue in historic Southport Village. Take the Southport Exit 19, I-95 N. For more information or a Gala invitation, please call (203) 255-4538 or visit our website at www.southportucc.org.