RUMINATIONS


Tonight I attended Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Fall Collection Launch Party in Greenwich.  I had so much fun catching up with familiar faces and perusing all of the beautiful vignettes that I pulled together this little recap of the event for you.  Sponsored by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Magazine, the evening featured three room scenes expertly crafted by some of my favorite Fairfield County based designers — and composed solely of Mitchell Gold furniture, rugs and accessories.

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Designers Charlotte Barnes, Sam Allen and Amy Hirsch with CTC&G’s CEO, Marianne Howatson

The area’s creative community and design enthusiasts alike came out en masse to toast to the new collection and to the three fabulous featured designers.

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Mitchell Gold’s spacious Greenwich store buzzed with a lively crowd, happily chatting away and noshing on the tasty selection of hors d’ouevres.

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Sam Allen and Friends

Turning our attention to the room scenes, first up is the accomplished designer, Charlotte Barnes, of Charlotte Barnes Interior Design:

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With Charlotte Barnes, standing in her “Empty Nesters” room scene

Charlotte’s calling card is highly personal, tailored interiors layered with interesting textures and -oftentimes- high impact graphic fabrics:

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Room by Charlotte Barnes

Knowing a thing or two about the subject, the theme of Charlotte’s vignette for Mitchell Gold is aptly: “Empty Nesters.”

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I love the comfortable seating arrangement, exciting selection of throw pillows and  thoughtful choice of artwork — which really brings the room to life.  With the gorgeous photograph of feathers above the sofa, Mick Jagger on the neighboring wall…

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Charlotte Barnes’ Mitchell Gold Vignette

…and the witty placement of a smoking and drinking Jack Nicholson above the bar, it’s the perfect space for quiet conversation, unwinding or entertaining.

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Next up, the über talented Sam Allen of Sam Allen Interiors — in attendance with brilliant lamp designer, Christopher Spitzmiller.

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Sam Allen and Christopher Spitzmiller

(Had to include this playful picture of Chirstopher Spitzmiller and his colorful, one-of-a-kind creations.)

Christopher Spitmiller

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Sam’s aesthetic is glamorous and youthful:

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Room by Sam Allen

Fitting, therefore, that his room scene is titled “Fresh and Young Glamour.”

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His room features a traditional, symmetrical layout but suprises and dazzles with reflective surfaces and playful textures from the rug, to the throw pillows to the shiny and sumptuous upholstered ottoman.

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Sam Allen’s Mitchell Gold Vignette

Love this chic & cozy chair!

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Finally, the lovely and gifted Amy Hirsch of Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design

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With Amy Hirsch

whose signature look is beautiful, serene interiors with clean lines and impeccable details:

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Room by Amy Hirsch

Amy designed a dining room for a Back-Country retreat,

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anchored by this show stopping, dramatic sculpture and gracious console in an unexpected, tart shade of green.

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Amy Hirsch’s Mitchell Gold Vignette

She chose a dining table with an earthy, organic feel – befitting a Back Country hideaway- and surrounded it with a variety of seating options…all with rich textures and subtle colors.  I love how the bold rug lends graphic impact to this sophisticated composition.

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Amy Hirsch’s Mitchell Gold Vignette

Guests at the Mitchell Gold event were given the chance to vote for their favorite room scene.  Stay tuned to CTC&G to find out which talented designer claims this bragging right.  If you live in Greenwich or surrounds, be sure to stop in and admire these creative interpretations.  Or -better yet- give one of these designers a call for help crafting a look that perfectly suits your own unique lifestyle.

xo,

Cath

 

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Photos: Photos of designers’ work from their respective FB pages.  US Flag: “The Weblicist.”  All other images: CT.

 



TENNIS ANYONE? STAND & DELIVER
TENNIS ANYONE?
STAND & DELIVER