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Designers Share Secrets In The Teahouse At Day Of Design

Robert Couturier Design.

When you’re in interior design mode, it helps to be in a place and with people that excite and motivate you. Because really, how inspired do you feel at one of those weekend how-to workshops at the Home Depot?

On Saturday, June 13, a Day of Design offers the opportunity to talk style, design and décor with some of the most renowned interior designers and industry gurus, in a setting whose aesthetic reflects the discussion — the Mayflower Grace in Washington, Conn. Design experts who live or have weekend homes in Litchfield County will joined by NYC-based designers to share some of their secrets during a full day of panels and al fresco lunch. There will be a book signing with Robert Couturier and his book, ‘“Designing Paradises” and Susanna Salk with several of her new design book titles including “Be Your Own Decorator” and “Decorate Fearlessly.”

Stacey Bewkes, Robert Couturier and Susanna Salk.

“It’s like conversing with friends in a country house setting,” said Sarah Parker Young, a marketing and PR consultant who single handedly put together the first event last year. “We hold the panel discussions in the teahouse and lunch on the patio. Attendees can chat with the designers in an intimate setting.”

In the morning, the design experts will discuss how to curate, style and display collections, and examine the elements of design that make the strongest statement. In the afternoon, Robert Couturier will discuss the residences he has built and decorated throughout the world.

The Day of Design finishes with a meet-the-designer cocktail party, which leads to another reason to attend. “It’s a good networking event,” Parker Young said, sotto voce.

The event last year was so well received that Parker Young didn’t have to produce it solo this year.  Presenters include John-Richard, a Mississippi based luxury furniture and accessories company, plus New England Home Magazine, The Matthews Group at William Raveis Real Estate, The Cooper Group and Alan Barry Photography.

At Day of Design, 2014.

The Mayflower Grace space is grand but the event is designed to be limited in number of participants, and reservations are required.

Day of Design
Saturday, June 13
Mayflower Grace, Washington, CT
To reserve your place, call (860) 868-9466

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