Digital Event to Benefit the Wilton Historical Society

2020 Innovation Design Award Winner Anthony Baratta and Designer Phillip Thomas in (virtual) conversation with DJ Carey, Editorial Director, CTC&G

on Zoom

What are objects of desire? They are objects with stories to tell, objects that tell your story. 

On Thursday, October 1 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, the Wilton Historical Society will present “Objects of Desire: Then and Now”.  The Zoom event will bring together the star power of Anthony Baratta, recent winner of the prestigious Innovation Design Award and renowned designer Phillip Thomas with DJ Carey, Editor of CTC&G for a lively and informative in-depth conversation about their approach to using “objects of desire” in interior design. 

The Wilton Historical Society was unable to hold its Spring 2020 fundraiser “Objects of Desire: Style for the Garden and Home”.  This event was inspired by the show, which brings a carefully edited, eclectic mix of antique to vintage to mid-century to contemporary one-of-a-kind garden accents, fine furniture, accessories, found objects and art to a two-day show. Make it a party – the Gold Party Ticket includes the program and a party bag for Wilton pick up, which features Tapas for Two by Barcelona; full bottle of Donelan Family wine; a copy of Anthony Baratta’s book “Decorate Happy” and CTC&G magazine. 

Both designers are adept at creating environments that incorporate objects with stories to tell, and each has an unmistakable look. Anthony Baratta’s “American distinctive style” includes bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability.  “Closely studying the past pushed me into the future,” he said recently about his own home renovation in a 1755 brick house in Colonial Williamsburg, which he will discuss.  Phillip Thomas’s elegant and polished contemporary interiors are uplifted by his unerring feel for just the right found object to make it extraordinary. DJ Carey is the Editorial Director of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.  Dj Carey’s extensive knowledge of design, architecture, entertaining, crafts, and decorative arts contributes to her success as an editor and interviewer. 


Gold Party Ticket: $125 program plus party bag (party bag for Wilton pick up: Tapas for Two by Barcelona; full bottle Donelan Family wine; a copy of “Decorate Happy” by Anthony Baratta (value $45); and CTC&G magazine).  

Silver ticket: $75 program and book

Bronze ticket: $50 program  



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