May 10, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
TICKETS $65.00 IN ADVANCE, $75.00 DAY OF TOUR
Near & Far Aid’s 2019 Designer House Tour presents a lovely day filled with wow-factor interiors and design inspiration. This year, each stop on the tour will feature additional experiences for patrons including refreshments, cocktails and even a Pop-Up accessories shop! Read below for a sneak peak of what we have in store for you!
This inspiring waterfront residence on Fairfield’s coastline was created for Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, the founder of The Cancer Couch, and a breast cancer survivor. It is modeled after Ocean House, a timelessly elegant luxury hotel in Watch Hill, R.I., the family’s “favorite place in the world”. This whimsical family home was designed by Sarah Weiland of Tusk Design, as well as Gina Schapiro of GRACE Design, and is a true celebration of life and an appreciation for the ocean.
“Who doesn’t want to live on the beach?” It’s a rhetorical question asked by Andrea Cross, who lives steps from Long Island Sound. This sophisticated and elegant home is a collection of old and new, of beloved family antiques through mid-century modern furniture, and the contemporary pieces made by the innovative craftspeople she represents in her design firm and showroom, AXEL Interiors in Norwalk.
The New Traditional
Danielle Perdue, homeowner and founder of DK Decor, designed her family-friendly home to revolve around the dramatic play of old and new. She chose a neutral background of whites and grays with pops of blue throughout. Danielle mixes antiques with contemporary furniture and artwork to create what she calls a “magical puzzle”. She chose traditional, classic pieces and balanced them with “a splash of modern art.” The result is a traditional house that still feels fresh and current.
Travel down the rabbit hole to Alice’s Wonderland in this contemporary house on a knoll above Long Island Sound. This truly unique home, designed by Heidi Holzer, of Heidi Holzer Design & Decorative Work, is infused with playfulness and joy, and incorporates many elements of the homeowners’ lives, including music, poetry, art sports, birds, and the natural elements. Blink and risk missing many unusual features, like the champagne bar with gold leaf walls, poetry emblazoned on the walls, and the Alice in Wonderland themed dressing room!