Near & Far Aid 2016 Designer House Tour Celebrates the Art of Living

 Near & Far Aid 2016 Designer House Tour Celebrates the Art of Living - Image Molly Patton Design

Near & Far Aid 2016 Designer House Tour Celebrates the Art of Living - Image Molly Patton Design

Near & Far Aid, a Fairfield County philanthropic organization  will hold its annual Designer House Tour on Friday, May 6th with six exclusive homes decorated by renowned designers in the gold coast enclaves of Fairfield, Southport and Westport. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Art of Living."

Kicking off the day’s event is a pre-tour Designer Power breakfast at the Patterson Club in Fairfield featuring visionary designer Anthony Baratta, one of the country's most celebrated and respected interior designers. His work has graced and been featured in countless luxury, shelter and lifestyle publications including Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, House Beautiful, House & Garden and Veranda. The designer will be discussing the many ways in which color and design can be used in the home. He will also be available to sign his most recent book, All-American, The Exuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta.

During the afternoon take a refreshing break and enjoy an Afternoon Tea Party at a magnificent private home with lush and fragrant gardens. A continuous service is being offered between 1:00 – 3:00 pm and will be catered by The Royal Tea Company. As you enter the front door of the elegant home you will enjoy the spectacular views of the pool and gardens. The afternoon tea will be served in the home’s first floor entertaining space with access to several terraces with lovely views. Stroll through the gardens or relax and mingle while enjoying a dainty, bountiful array of tea sandwiches and delicious, freshly baked confections as well as a signature tea blend, all in a magnificent private home in Fairfield.

Ticket prices for the Designer House Tour are $65 in advance or $75 on the day of the tour. The Designer Breakfast is $75.

“Near & Far Aid’s Designer House tour provides an inside look of some of the area’s most exquisite homes that are decorated by top-tier designers while helping to support our organization’s mission to target poverty in our backyard,” said Jessica Grutkowski, co-chair of the house tour and Southport resident.

“The house tour has become a spring-time tradition and it is a fun-filled day of touring amazing homes, getting design inspiration and unique décor ideas for your own home,” added co-chair, Christine Enea Yeranossian of Fairfield.

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About Near & Far Aid

Near & Far Aid provides funding for agencies and programs in Fairfield County that are working to break the cycle of poverty. We work with other community leaders and funders to forge partnerships with a common goal of strengthening our community. For over 60 years, Near & Far Aid has remained an all-volunteer organization, currently working with more than 100 local agencies that address the causes and effects of poverty, and has granted over $14 million since 2000.