A Star-Filled Day Coming at the Wakefield Design Center

April 15, 2014

By Stacy Kunstel 

Met any design stars lately? Join us at the Wakefield Design Center in Stamford on May 1, 2014, for a day full of elbow-rubbing with interior design icons, artists, industry leaders, and nationally known bloggers.

Things kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with a personal talk by Thomas O’Brien, who has created some of the most pinnable interiors of the last twenty years and created an empire of home furnishings and accessories. He’ll also be signing copies of his book Aero, which will be available for purchase at the event or can be preordered by emailing [email protected].

Photo courtesy of Harry N. Abrams

Beacon Hill design director Alexis Audette will present new fabrics, and then I’ll be conducting a panel discussion with artist-designer Kerri Rosenthal, designer Tiffany Eastman, and designer-blogger Jennifer Mehditash on building your design business online.

Kerri Rosenthal’s own home was recently featured in New England Home Connecticut. You can take a peek at it here. Photo by Michael Partenio

Designer Tiffany Eastman’s Stamford apartment has also appeared recently in the pages of New England Home Connecticut—you can see it here. Photo by John Gould Bessler

After a chance to peruse exquisite passementerie by Samuel and Sons (presented by designer Lori Weitzner), Stacey Bewkes, known for her blog Quintessence, will sit down for a Q&A with author, designer, and TV personality Thom Filicia.

The living room from Thom Filicia’s upstate–New York lakefront vacation house. His book American Beauty, which chronicles the renovation of this home, will also be available for purchase at the event or through preorder by emailing [email protected]. Photo by Eric Piasecki, courtesy of Thom Filicia

New England Home editor Kyle Hoepner and I invite you to bring to us any projects you’d like us to review or consider for publication in the magazine. We’ll be meeting with designers throughout the day.

To register for the event, email [email protected] and for more information email [email protected].