I participated in Rooms with a View at Southport Congregational Church this year. The theme was “We Gather Together” so I wanted to a create a space where I would personally like to gather. As the season changes and the weather turns a little cooler, I imagine myself in a sunroom surrounded by warmth and the outdoors. I tented the ceiling to give the space a cabana like feel and covered the walls and furniture in a floral Peter Fasano print. I added a calamondin tree and stag horn fern to the space because both plants belong indoors this time of year in Connecticut. The blue and white ginger jars and antique chinoiserie mirror add an Asian element to the space while the camel side table feels more Middle Eastern (and an animal you may see outside a tent in the desert). The layers and prints add interest to the space so that you may sit down and stay a while.
I hope you were able to visit this year, and if not, please try to go for the 25th Anniversary next year!
Thank you to all of the vendors that made my space possible, I could not have done it with you!
Bunny Williams Home– chaise lounge
Kostas Upholstery– all upholstery and tented ceiling
Circa Lighting– floor lamp and bell jar lantern
Antique and Artisan Gallery– mirror, chair, side table, and blue and white accessories
Lydia Marie Elizabeth– watercolor rendering of space