Design in Depth: Having a Ball

May 16, 2012

By Stacy Kunstel

A few weeks ago I attended the Greenwich chapter of the American Red Cross’s annual Red and White Ball. This event provides immediate aid to those in need, including food, shelter, medical assistance and emergency supplies.

It also provides an evening of beautiful tablescapes for ticket holders. Thirty-odd tables were decorated by local interior designers, some of whom were on hand to discuss their themes. Here’s a peek at a few of those designs.

I’m not sure how designer Moshe Aelyon got the only rectangular table of the evening (all the others were round), but he carried the red and white theme through with cans of Campbell’s soup, all of which were donated after the party.

Interior designer Olga Adler used the word “help†in a dozen languages on the chair backs of her red-and-white themed table.

Soon-to-be-graduating seniors in design at Fairfield University and ASID members Bethany Armstrong and Jennifer Orr played out the spring blockbuster, The Hunger Games, in their tablescape.

The table by Stark Carpet, designed by Christopher Matson, was a frenzy of color and aluminum.

Olley Court, a home store in Ridgefield, pulled together an amazing wire sculpture of a horse that appeared to be grazing among the potted herbs on the table.

A rotating Buddha served as the centerpiece for Lynn Garelick‘s tablescape.

Carey Karlan spent hours covering a plain lampshade with decorative flowers for her red-and-white centerpiece.

Marti Easton of Marti Easton Interiors teamed with Greenwich Orchids to create her pink and green spring-like table.

The only garden pavilion in the house was by Mia Schipani of RMS Residential, who teamed with Amy Andrews from Katherine Cowdin Interiors.

A stunning spray of tulips topped the table done by Carmiña Roth Interiors.

The surprise of the night came from Catherine Cleare, who created the gala’s first biker-inspired tablescape.