This year’s event promises to be a wonderful success as well. Interior Inspirations will again be held at the historic Lyme Art Association.
We welcomed over 2,000 visitors during the 2010 event which included interior design enthusiasts who not only enjoyed viewing the design vignettes, inspirational speakers and boutique offerings, but they also discussed future projects with designers onsite, bought books for author signatures and purchased gifts for family and friends. Drawing visitors from New York to Massachusetts we introduced many people to the delightful treasures of Southeastern Connecticut on a lovely autumn weekend.
Eight designers, including Honorary Chair Larry Laslo (profiled in the May 2012 Elle Décor), will transform the Lyme Art Association into an exquisite designer vignette showcase. Vignettes will be “unveiled” at our Thursday, October 25th preview party from 6 PM to 9 PM. The designers include; Larry Laslo, Patricia Spratt, Thomas Rose, Virginia Linburg, Marily MacKinnon, Nina Cuccio Peck, Dennis Pough, and Galway Stallard.
A carefully selected boutique of artisanal and luxury items will provide visitors the chance to purchase just the right gift for a wonderful remembrance of their weekend. The boutique will be located on the ground floor of Lyme Art Association and will be open during vignette viewing hours. The vendors include:
Jo Malone – An exclusive lifestyle collection of scents for the bath, body and home. Peaceable Hill Paperie- Original watercolor stationary on linen stock, gift tags, gift enclosures notepads, placecards, thank you cards tied with grosgrain ribbon.
Anita Designs – A collection of unique, modern patchwork home furnishing accessories, organic linen, gifts and glitter.
Charlotte Meyer – Beautiful handcrafted jewelry, one of a kind pieces that make a statement with anything in your wardrobe.
Ellen Raines Martin – Couture collection of scarves, shawls, wraps and capes that go day into evening.
Jacaranda Living – Fine embroidered linens and handmade gifts.
Pough Interiors – Lacquer trays, ceramics, candlesticks, design books, faux florals, decorative accent pieces. Child and Family Table – Faux furs for you and home, exclusively created Interior Inspiration linens by Patricia Spratt, baubles and bangles, child and family gifts.
Order a box lunch or make reservations for a leisurely lunch at the newly renovated Old Lyme Inn.
Speaker Series 2012
A speaker series, including best-selling authors Jane Green and Alexandra Stoddard, will provide a weekend of inspiration. The speaker series will be held across the street at the Old Lyme Inn. A total of eight talks will be given, at The Old Lyme Inn, including a roundtable of the featured vignette designers. The speakers include Larry Laslo, Jane Green, Peter Romaniello, Alexandra Stoddard, Louis Raymond, Roxanne Coady, Priscilla Martel and D.J Carey.
- Friday 10:30 AM– Louis Raymond – More Colorful Than Ever: Clashing & Coordinating in the Garden of a Lifetime
- Friday 12:30 PM– Larry Laslo – Artisan Inspirations
- Friday 2:30 PM– Roundtable moderated by DJ Carey,editorial director of Connecticut Cottage & Gardens
- Saturday 10:30 AM– Peter Romaniello- Residential Lighting: Balancing Technology with Aesthetics
- Saturday 12:30 PM– Priscilla Martel – You’ve Got Taste: Exploring the Emotional Power of our Most Personal Sense
- Saturday 2:30 PM– Jane Green – An Afternoon with Jane Green
- Sunday 11AM– Roxanne Coady – The How and Why of building a library in the digital age
- Sunday 1PM– Alexandra Stoddard- Interior Inspiration: Living the Good Life
Tickets for these events can be purchased online, at the Bowerbird in Old Lyme, at Child and Family Agency in New London. If questions, contact 860-443-2896 x 1403.
Special sponsors of the weekend of events include media sponsor, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and The Robert Allen Group . This incredible event would not be possible without the generous support of our following sponsors.
Old Lyme Inn
Designer Vignette Sponsors