by Marisa Marcantonio

My designer friends are hard at work on their vignettes for Rooms With A View, the wonderful annual display of design at the Southport Congregational Church in Southport, CT. My hometown! Thom Filicia is the Honorary Chairman, and this year's theme is Design on A Shoestring, honoring the creation of the late, great Albert Hadley. In its 18th year, is always a display of enormous creativity, as 5x8 booths are transformed into designed spaces. The Gala event has been moved to Friday, November 2, at 6:30pm and the show goes on.
Come and visit the installations open to the public 10:00 am until 5:00pm November 2-3, and from 11:00-5:00 November 4th created by:

Bachman Brown 
Allison Caccoma 
Topher Carnes with Rebecca Soskin 
Lynde Easterlin 
Lynn Ehrlich 
Jack Franzen, Ann Franzen, Katrina Franzen, Jody Foote - J.P. Franzen Architects 
Jennifer Gresinger
 Ryan Humphrey 
John Murphy 
Paola Salinas 
Kelley Schutte 
Sean Michael Waters


by Marisa Marcantonio

With Albert Hadley officially retiring and closing his eponymous design firm, attending this year's Rooms with a View Vignettes is a must! Mr. Hadley, referred to as The Dean of American Design, founded the event sixteen years ago, and has served as it's chairman. Honoring his years of dedication and service are Parish Hadley and Albert Hadley alums Pamela Banker, Libby Cameron, Suzanne Earls Carr, David Easton, Thom Filicia, Thomas Jayne, David Kleinberg, Brian McCarthy, Brian Murphy, Nicholas Pentacost, Harry Heismann, Michael Whaley and Bunny Williams. They will transform their 5 x 8 spaces. This fantastic annual event is held at the Southport Congregational Church in my hometown, and draws design enthusiasts from far and near that come to see the creative vignettes and shop in The Marketplace boutiques. Don't miss it.
Here is the scoop:
The Gala Preview Party, Thursday November 4th 6:30-9:30 pm to order tickets click here.
Show hours to visit Friday, November 5th and Saturday the 6th 10am-5pm and Sunday, November 7th 11am-5pm

For more information visit
Rooms with a View
See you there!