2022 Junior League of Hartford Designer Showhouse Presented by CTC&G

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2022 Junior League of Hartford


Presented by Exclusive Media Partner CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens)

51 Brookside Boulevard WEST HARTFORD • JUNE 3 – 26, 2022



n behalf of the Junior League of Hartford, welcome to Show House 2022! This home beautifully showcases the talent of our 16 distinguished designers while preserving the architectural character unique to a 1930s Tudor. We hope you enjoy your tour while learning about the Junior League of Hartford’s projects and programs.

Welcome to the Junior League of Hartford’s 15th

DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE We Extend a Heartfelt Thank You to the Following Supporters

Jared & Marsha Jacobskind

For allowing us to use their home to be transformed into the 2022 Decorator Show House.

The Talented Designers, Artists, Tradesman and Landscapers Who have volunteered their time and talent to transform 51 Brookside Boulevard

As you tour the many rooms and expansive grounds, and look through the Show House program, please recognize the individuals, corporations, companies, and stores that contributed to Show House 2022. Without their support, Show House would not be possible. We ask that you join us in thanking the individuals and businesses by patronizing them, now and in the future.

Our Show House Council, and the Junior League of Hartford Members

The volunteer hours dedicated to Show House 2022 are a testament to the desire of our members to make a difference in the community in which we live. We thank each and everyone one of you for your dedication.

Since 1921, the Junior League of Hartford has been committed to advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration and training. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is exclusively educational and charitable, and we are one of 295 members of the Association of Junior Leagues International, AJLI.

Kathryn Joerg

Over the past four years, we have partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford to implement the SMART Girls Program, which gives girls aged 8 to 18 the tools to develop healthy lifestyles, positive self-esteem, and great relationships. On any given day, our members could be participating in career panels, teaching workout classes, crafting vision boards, or talking about self-care with the participants. Additionally, the League continues to support the needs of our community partners through single day volunteer opportunities organized by our Done in a Day (DIAD) committee. These are shorter projects where League members contribute time and resources to external organizations in need of assistance. You might find us in the community creating food baskets during the holidays, making blankets for sick kids or even helping formerly homeless families move into their apartments. We create a space for all members to develop lifelong friendships and a strong network while giving back to their community. We support our members’ development through educational sessions designed to enhance their own personal and professional skills. These sessions have included training on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Closing the Gender Investing Gap, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, and so many more.


am pleased to share that I am serving as the Design Chair of the Junior League of Hartford’s 2022 Designer Show House, presented by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens. This project, having been delayed for a year by the pandemic, will raise muchneeded funds to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford - and all of the programs the organization offers to support and empower young people as they carve out their own unique paths. By lending your support to this event, you are an integral part of this effort - and for this you have my sincere thanks. While Connecticut has always been a beacon in the landscape of New England design, I’ve enjoyed getting to know the burgeoning Tony Baratta design scene in the Hartford area, as well as the incredibly talented designers - both local and those from further afield - who have transformed this gracious home into an inspiring homage to the intersection of luxury design and modern family living. The 2022 Designer Show House would not be possible without the generous support and dedication of CTC&G, the designers, sponsors, advertisers, volunteers and staff - and I would be remiss if I did not mention my team Erick Espinoza and Jaime Magoon, who have executed a beautiful vision for the Primary Bedroom. We hope you enjoy touring the Show House as much as we have enjoyed being a part of this project. With gratitude, Tony Baratta Honorary Design Chair

The Junior League of Hartford is able to continue its legacy of impactful service in the Greater Hartford community because of supporters like you. If you love Show House 2022 as much as we do, tell a friend, follow us on our social channels and visit us at our next fundraiser. We sincerely appreciate your support. Warmest regards,

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Kathryn Joerg President 2022-2023

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onnecticut Cottages & Gardens (CTC&G) is honored to be the exclusive media partner of the 2022 Junior League of Hartford Designer Show House. What an exciting opportunity to highlight the talented designers and artisans of the Hartford area and around the state. We are no strangers to Hartford. In fact, this is the second time our magazine has been asked to reimagine an historic house in Hartford. In 2011, CTC&G produced a total refresh of the Governor’s Mansion on Prospect Avenue. It feels wonderful to focus on the talents in this part of the state once again. Sixteen designers have been asked to rework and reimagine a 1930s Tudorstyle home and its grounds. Unlike newer built homes with large open floor plans, this historic house has many smaller rooms. Its architectural style has charm and does not reveal its character all at once. The spaces here are positioned to take in light and views of the outdoors. In this post-covid era, this layout seems better suited for the new work-from-home lifestyle. What an amazing testament to the resiliency of good design.


DJ Carey Editor-in-chief Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

This is truly a house that inspires. We are so confident in the work of these designers and artisans that we will devote our July/August issue to the show house and design-driven points of interest in the Hartford area. We have asked the world-renowned designer Anthony Baratta to be the Honorary Design chair. Tony was the 2021 winner of our magazine’s annual “Innovator” award. He not only brings endless enthusiasm for decorating but is adept at reworking an historic house for today’s needs. One of his many accomplishments was being asked to reimagine many of the buildings in Colonial Williamsburg. What an honor! At Cottages & Gardens we have a history of being involved in show houses. We take very seriously our role in promoting good design that exists throughout our great state. We also know the importance of this show house to the surrounding community and the local design business. We are pleased to be part of the preeminent fundraiser for the Junior League of Hartford. Monies raised will go to fund some of The League’s most important charitable initiatives. We are all members of this community and are delighted to do our part.


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he Junior League of Hartford, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The JLH is part of an international organization of 196,000 members in 295 Junior Leagues in four countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain). It was established by founding member Mary Harriman in New York City in 1901.

The Harboring F. Sidney and Sarah-Louise Holt Home

51 Brookside Boulevard, West Hartford, CT


The Jacobskind Family

he Jacobskinds are honored to donate the use of their family home for The 2022 Junior League of Hartford Designer Show House. Having only heard about the West Hartford community three weeks prior to falling in love with 51 Brookside Blvd., Jared and Marsha followed a whim to relocate, and consider it one of their best decisions. Since moving to West Hartford in 2019, Jared has pursued his career in dentistry and Marsha has spent time raising their two daughters and supporting the marketing efforts of local small businesses. Their adventurous nature inspired them to temporarily uproot their young children, spending time with extended family during the preparation and showing of The Designer Show House. They hope you enjoy your tour of the house and find appreciation for the historical charm and natural surroundings, while supporting the Junior League of Hartford’s mission and impact in the Greater Hartford community.

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“Located in a highly desirable neighborhood, this Tudor stands out for its architecture, as well as reasons that transcend its handsome brick and decorative half-timber exterior. Still, it is that exterior, with its tall but narrow multi-pane and oriel windows, prominent chimney, and asymmetrical front facing gables, that makes a powerful first impression. This home has all the character of an English country manor. While its resulting curb appeal is undeniable, the artistry in its design, that is obvious from the street, turns out to be but a small part of its charm. Adding immeasurably to this property’s desirability is its location overlooking Trout Brook. This babbling stream passes through the property on its western edge, providing both wonderful views from the home and backyard, along with a gentle, soothing soundtrack that can only be generated by water moving over polished stones.”

–Hartford Courant 4-5-19

In June 1937, a Building Permit was filed for a $33,000.00 residence to be built in a new neighborhood off North Main Street. Completed in February 1938, it would be home to Frederick Sidney aka F. Sidney Holt, and his wife SarahLouise née Ellsworth. F. Sidney was born in California, becoming a newspaper and advertising man before moving to New York as an Editor for the Associated Press, and eventually joining the Aetna Fire Insurance Company in 1928. He rose through the ranks and became Assistant Secretary. “Mrs. F. Sidney Holt”, as referenced in Hartford Society columns, hosted many charity events such as the Women’s Club Garden Days, Fashion Show Tea scholarship fundraisers, and Garden Club Christmas tours. It seems this harboring home most heartily welcomes efforts to raise awareness and funds for wonderful causes, as subsequent owners did the same in various forms, and continuing to this day with the mission of the Junior League of Hartford.

The Junior League of Hartford, Inc. (JLH) currently includes approximately 400 members from the Greater Hartford area. Of those, just over 100 are “active” members and the remainder are “sustaining” members. In addition, each year we welcome approximately 25 provisional members, who are testing out membership in our organization for a year. Our members come from the Greater Hartford area representing Avon, Hartford, Glastonbury, Middletown, Simsbury, Suffield, West Hartford, Windsor and others. 1921: The Junior League of Hartford was incorporated. Maternal Milk Station project. The station provided donated milk to save the lives of premature and undernourished infants and operated until the invention of canned milk and baby formula. The Children’s Museum and the Pre-School Project for Union Settlement. Camp Hemlocks, a summer camp designed for disabled children and adults. Now run by Oak Hill, the camp will continue to provide outdoor recreational facilities for disabled children and adults. 1948: JLH opened the Clothes Horse, a League-run thrift store that offered quality used clothing and household items to the community at affordable prices, while raising funds to support League projects for over 68 years. 1950s: The JLH worked with the American School for the Deaf to establish a Film Captioning Bureau to add subtitles to motion pictures. The first operation of its kind, this project garnered international recognition and was so successful that it was adopted by the US Department of Education and expanded nationwide. Children’s Theater Workshops were a staple of JLH life for more than half a century. Of special note were League-run puppet shows performed at no cost to educate and entertain children. 1980s: JLH volunteers became increasingly concerned with the social pressures impacting children. Our Phone Friends project provided an after-school help-line for “latch-key” kids. Staffed by JLH volunteers, Phone Friends gave children someone to talk to, help with homework, or other adult assistance. Similarly our GATE project (Gain Awareness Through Education) created a substance abuse prevention program designed to educate parents, teachers, and students about the dangers of juvenile drug use. 1986: JLH’s Sustaining members began to provide monthly meals at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in Hartford. Our

“Souper Sustainers” continue to prepare and serve meals to approximately 120 clients each month. 1990s: The JLH was a founding sponsor of Christmas in April, now known as Rebuilding Together Hartford. This important program is dedicated to repairing and rehabilitating the homes of elderly, low income, and disabled homeowners. 2000s: JLH collaborated with Center City Churches and The Children’s Trust Fund to create a program to strengthen families, reduce school truancy, and prevent child abuse and neglect. Recognized as a model program with demonstrated success, Family School Connection became state-funded and was replicated at sites throughout Connecticut. 2010s: The organization focused on alleviating hunger in Hartford. Over 120,000 people in Greater Hartford are living with hunger, and it is estimated that 50,000 of them are children. To serve some of these children, the JLH began the Backpack Program to provide child-friendly, nutritious, and nonperishable food when school meals were unavailable. Since 2013, the John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency has overseen the Backpack project. They will soon expand the program to other Connecticut schools in not only Hartford but also Hamden, Bristol, Bridgeport, and Waterbury. The JLH also collaborated with Chrysalis Center and Foodshare to launch Freshplace, an innovative model for addressing hunger. Open since July 2010, Freshplace is a client-choice food pantry serving those in need in Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood. Currently, the JLH is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford for their SMART Girls Program.

Women building better communities - join us!

The Junior League of Hartford is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

We will be holding information sessions in August. Email jlhnewmembers@gmail.com for more information!

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The 2022 Designer Show House is presented by Exclusive Media Partner Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and supported through the generosity of both local and national sponsors including:

DIAMOND: $10,000 +

The MIALE Team at Keller Williams Legacy Partners

Acknowledgements 2022 HONORARY DESIGN CHAIR:

Anthony Baratta

BRONZE: $2,500 +

Ethan Allen Hoffman Auto John Boyle Decorating Center Rings End/Benjamin Moore York Wallcoverings CRYSTAL: $1,000 +

Carroll Tax Firm, Inc Penn Lincoln Strategies West Hartford Electric


ASC Gardens Amarosa Wine ARTISAN West Hartford Barn Door Blooms Bert’s Pizzeria Black Bamboo Brewery Legitimus Carmody Law Firm Cora Cora Dino’s Pizza Disheveled Diva

FLORA Gathering Board Llc Hartford Baking Company HERON Brand Design Kevin Connor Insurance Luna Pizza Maximum Beverage Michelle Domenica Design Quiver Spirits The Place 2 Be Zohara


Johndrow Wealth Management Keating Agency Insurance

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(Upstairs and downstairs)



mccoryinteriors.com kristen@mccoryinteriors.com 860.922.8727

fionaleonardinteriors.com fiona@fionaleonardinteriors.com 203.662.0857

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risten McCory from McCory Interiors delivers her hallmark mix of color and style to this year’s Junior League Designer Showhouse. Rooted in the elegant swirls of Robert Passal’s dramatic “Renzo” wallcovering, McCory’s foyer and landing marries thoughtful, modern touches with the home’s classic detailing in a manner designed to make every visitor feel that they have, indeed, arrived. Upstairs, Kristen created a color and palettedrenched sitting area ideal for either quiet moments or memorable events.


• Wallpaper: “Renzo” by Robert Passel in lilac To the Trade at Somerselle, LLC/ Somerselle.com • Bench: The Local Vault, Cos Cob, CT/TheLocalVault.com • Bench Cushion Fabric: Lee Jofa, “Maisie Linen” in Tan / Leaf • Pillows: Clarke & Clarke, “Mansour” in Damson Kravet, 4070-1115 Grey Watkins, “Lark Stripe” in Bluebell Fabricut, “Darcy” Fabricut, “Calders” Fringe S. Harris, “Moxie Mohair” Silver State, “Lido” in Aubergine • Window Treatment: Avant Garde. “Noah” • Lighting (All): Visual Comfort • Art: Designer’s Collection Raoul Morren - MMC • Runner: Stanton Carpet, “Ticking Stripe 2” in Tuxedo • Benjamin Moore- Trim- Silver Satin

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s principal of Fiona Leonard Interiors, Fiona creates spaces that build simplicity and beauty around everyday life. Her approach is to pare back each client’s desired aesthetic to its most essential form, then develop it through layered, livable selections. With palette, textiles, art and objects that are consistently elevated and edited, she reflects a homeowner’s truest aspirations with finished designs that inspire a sense of place.

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Prior to launching her eponymous design firm, Fiona honed her lifelong interest in art and design into the practical skills and craft of the trade through tenures at the firms of renowned designers and mentors. There she began cultivating relationships with foremost artisans, textile houses, craftsmen and subcontractors throughout Fairfield County and New York City, which continue to serve her clients today. She lives in Darien, Connecticut with her husband, three children and pampered pets.

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25 Norwood Road West Hartford, CT 06117 860.677.5000

www.camden-grace.com Interiors@camden-grace.com West Hartford

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ho lives here? How will they use the space? All good design starts with these questions.

Our fictional clients have left London behind to be closer to their grandchildren in New England. They want to incorporate heirloom pieces, without the room feeling stodgy. It’s important the space feel cozy when it’s just the two of them but easily accommodates guests for entertaining. She hates a messy table and wants a separate space for sending correspondence. His priority is showcasing his collection of spirits. Viola - we juxtaposed classic casegoods with modern art and contemporary forms to give the room an edge. The vintage bamboo secretary serves double duty as a bar for

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parties and as a desk for the every day. Sumptuous silk clad walls meet hand printed textiles for a collected and timeless look. Designers Jeanne Barber, Julia Zajac and Corey Hunton of Camden Grace Interiors worked together to create this dining room. Curating an environment that meets clients’ needs, reflects clients’ lifestyles, and inspires clients daily is our greatest passion and honor. We believe thoughtful, enduring design evokes a feeling—whether it’s cozy and serene or airy and bright—we strive to understand how you want to feel and how you live in your space. Our collaborative and holistic approach to design focuses on balance and personal details, resulting in a home that feels tailormade for for you.


Wallcovering: Phillip Jefferies Ceiling and Trim Paint: Setting Plaster (Farrow & Ball) Accent Paint: Dark Burgundy (Benjamin Moore) Drapery Fabric: Greenhouse Fabrics Fabric Workroom: Windows by Four Console: Chairish Console Skirt Fabric: Pierre Frey Dining Table: Antique Dining Chairs: Vintage Dining Chair Fabric: Anna Spiro Textiles c/o Studio Four NYC Upholsterer: George Cyr Secretary: Antique Ottoman: Liberty of London Rug: Stark Ceiling Fixture: Visual Comfort c/o Light New England Table Lamps: OKA Convex Mirrors: Vintage Art: Kate Pelletier Wallpaper Installation: Gary Melendy Paint: Seamus Painting Electrician: Venora Electric Amy Archambault - Rendering



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he kitchen and the wall color was a given since it was recently done. I accessorized it with antique and new items to make it feel like someone is living there. The area at the end of the kitchen is for children to do homework or a puzzle on the antique desk under the bay window. The stool is also an antique. Under the other window is an antique bench where the seat lifts for storage of toys or games. The child's chair and the other chair are old. The colorful floral rug is the focal point of the room. The colors in the room are pulled from the rug. The window treatment fabric is not floral so as to avoid competing with the beautiful rug. The bar area gives the parents a choice of wines in their four decanters. Look at the beautiful accessories above the bar and over the refrigerator. All accessories are for sale. CREDITS:

Miles Whitman, Mallory Edrich, Samantha Edrich, Marc Edrich, Deb Staley, Jeanne Conrad Fabric Bench: Brunschwig and Fils Light Fixture over sink: Visual Comfort Drapery labor: Windows by Four Installation: Creative Installations Electrician: Venora Mover: B and B Hauling Rendering: Rory Dlugos A Functional Kitchen for the Family.

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Kelly Hernsdorf www.ethanallen.com

www.katesmithinteriors.com kate@katesmithinteriors.com 203.662.0857





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When I think about West Hartford in June, I instinctively picture the roses in Elizabeth Park. As a child, I thought it was named for my Grandmother, Elizabeth, the best gardener I knew. I wanted this room to bring the feeling of the rose garden to life. Colorful and feminine with a mix of natural elements and bright glossy accents.

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he inspiration began to honor the English roots of this 1938 Tudor style home. Tudor design suggests heavy oak chests, lattice work, and the color gold. To modernize this atheistic, a dark oak wood vanity was sourced through Waterware Showrooms, a partner with Bertch Cabinetry. The Kohler faucet, featuring a handsome pinstripe in a rich polished nickel finish, and the HanStone quartz countertop in a subtle ivory marble pattern, add a vintage feel to the space; also, both sponsored by Waterware Showroom’s extensive product line. The pale golden Schumacher wallcoverings incorporate elements of lattice work. Belvedere enhances the ceiling with a delicate trellis pattern, while Burley, a floral handblocked pattern covers the walls. Schumacher’s collaboration with Veere Grenney, a London based designer known for his subtle contrast between modern and classic, creates the perfect nod in the powder room of this home.


Waterware Showrooms of Plimpton & Hills: Kitchen/ Bath/ Plumbing Fixtures/ Lighting/Tile Experts in CT for over 30 years J. Vidal Painting & Remodeling: CT based business offering Residential & Commercial Services Schumacher Wallcoverings: An American based Design House Rings End Wethersfield Paint Center: CT based Lumber & Buildings Retailer Light NE (Light New England): Independent Representative for Visual Comfort & Co The Sewing Loft of Avon: CT based Workroom specializing in Window Treatments

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laundry room is usually a utilitarian space but in this home the design has elevated the room into a place you want to be. The daily chore of laundry is now more tolerable and possibly even fun in this small discrete space next to the main gathering area of the home. The open shelving METHOD is NEAT organized with a clutter-free look. The closed cabinet accommodates laundry and cleaning supplies in NEAT Method modern bins. The wallpaper adds a little sunshine to the space while the jute scatter rug adds some texture underfoot.


he Butler’s pantry showcases NEAT Method spice jars, canisters and bins. The pantry is well organized and displays the contents with both form and function in mind. Custom labels pull together the space and everything in its proper place. The drawers are outfitted with NEAT Method acacia drawer dividers for the families hot beverages and Grab & Go snacks. The walls are clad in a jade, hydrangea paper that transforms this walkthrough, utilitarian space into an inviting area all its own. The vintage runner compliments the gilded wallcovering, the brass accents of the canisters and hardware. To top it all off, the antique, Baccarat crystal fixture was gifted to the homeowners by one of the owners of The Residences at The Plaza Hotel. The fixture is reminiscent of the crystal-work featured in the historic hotel.

Laundry Room Credits : All Organizational Items: NEAT Method Wallpaper: York Wallcoverings Rug: Etsy Wallpaper Installation: E&D Decorating

Pantry Credits: All Organizational Items: NEAT Method Wallpaper: York Wallcoverings Runner: Etsy Wallpaper Installation: E&D Decorating Crystal Flushmount: Antique by Owner

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rick Espinoza and Jaime Magoon, lead designers for Anthony Baratta, appreciated the opportunity to reimagine the primary bedroom in this lovely 1920s tudor home. They are both Connecticut residents, which makes this project close to their hearts.

Working with Anthony has forever inspired their love of classic American design. For their rendition of the room, Baratta’s team was inspired by one of America’s most influential decorators, Sister Parish, and her charming, whimsical design sense. Just as she enjoyed a nice mix of pattern and unexpected combinations of furniture styles, Anthony Baratta LLC strives to make their spaces layered but fresh, unpredictable, yet always happy.

BEDROOM ONE (And Dressing Room)

KATHRYN HUNT STUDIO New York City info@kathrynhuntstudio.com 631.240.3871

The base of this room is a floorcloth, from Spicher and Company, whose design originates from the American Folk Art Museum Collection. They layered this big pattern with other classics: • Sheraton-style beds from the former home of Andrew Carnegie II, Manchester-bythe-Sea, Massachusetts • “Dolly” fabric by Sister Parish, as the backdrop for the beds • “Serendipity” wallpaper designed by Albert Hadley, Sister Parish’s partner and CT resident for years • Quilts, from Garnet Hill, reinterpreted from a historic quilt found in the archives at Shelburne Museum in VT, dated back to the 1840’s-1860’s • Other country house staples: ticking stripe, gingham, tattersall and grosgrain ribbon



As Jaime said, “We strived to make the space a celebration of American heritage, while keeping it upbeat and relaxed, in true Connecticut country house style”.


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legant and moody, a replication of the home, this bedroom boasts an eye catching canopy bed in florals, bespoke check grasscloth wallcovering to give impression of a trellis, Diane Hill Botanicals, and essential natural fibers all with a color palette “dans le jardin”...


Bed Canopy and Window Treatments: Custom through The Shade Store using Kelly Venturaa and Holland & Sherry Fabrics Wallpapers by Kathryn Hunt Studio Ceiling Finish: Sean Platt Plaster Fabric for bench Lake August Bedding by John Robshaw Painting through: Renaissance Man Specail Assistance: S.J. Burns and the Yankee Painter Upholstery through Oak & Velvet Custom Raffia Shelf Art by Kayce Hughes Art by Kathryn Hunt

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www.vanessabrennan.com info@vanessabrennan.com 917.443.3098

www.robinjonesdesigns.com robin@robinjonesdesigns.com 860.989.3670


obin Jones has created a soothing, richly layered contemporary bedroom. A custom made bed channel upholstered with brass nailhead detail and pillows in various neutral tones offers rest to its lucky inhabitant. Bedside chest in cerused oak with antique mirror, handmade nickel lamps, exquisite crystal accessories and a mid century convex mirror made of gilded nails complete the bed wall covered in a fun Nina Campbell tone on tone paper. Further adding to the restful scenario is an iconic Eames lounge and ottoman in white leather. A cerused oak and lacquered linen sideboard frame the opposite wall and offer a framework for an exquisite oil by Paul Batch. The multilayered window treatments, in luxury neutrals frame a view from the lucite armchair. Colorful floral arrangements and a beautiful wool and cotton Nepalese carpet complement the colorful wallpaper.




Bed: Newel Antiques Sconces: Shades of Light Trunk: Charish Table Lamp: Newport Lamp Shade and Company Dressing table: Antique and Artisan Gallery Stool: Fairfield County Antique and Design Center Butterfly artwork: Kenise Barnes Fine Art Side table (by bed): Montage Antiques Rattan chair: Charish Side table (by chair): Oomph Wallpaper: Schumacher Indian Arbre Rug: Annie Selke

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Carpet by J. Namnoun Rug Gallery 92 Weston St, Hartford, CT Eames Lounge/ottoman, Lucite Armchair from Revival Home 558 New Park Ave., West Hartford, CT Custom Bed, Bedding, Pillows, Upholstery, Window treatments by The Custom Shop 194 New London Tnpk., Glastonbury, CT Wallpaper installation Jay Tormay Paperhanging Plantsville CT Landscape painting by Paul Batch www.paulbatchpainting.com Pastel Still Life from Kocian Depasqua Antiques 451 Main Street, Woodbury, CT

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140 Old Barn Road Fairfield, CT 06824 • P: 203-520-0598



www.skmdesignllc.com stacy@skmdesignllc.com 917.887.4282


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elcome to this whimsical hideaway in the quiet suburbs-the perfect place to unpack your bags and enjoy a weekend in the country beneath the trees. This quaint hideaway mirrors the surrounding storybook setting filled with fresh air, fragrant smells and the sights of nature from sunrise to sunset.

CT&G Showhouse

The angled ceilings of the room are canvased in a historic toile patterned wallpaper, framed in a moody painted teal trim and finished with bespoke details. The antique walnut twin beds ground the room and give the space a sense of authenticity and character. Tailored bedding, unexpected textiles, and rugs in mixed textures add to the patina and endless layers of the space.


cedar closet becomes a room for inspiration, reading and writing. The bright, modern design purposely contrasts with the existing traditional house palette and details. Intended as an unexpected environment, opening the door recalls the “wardrobe portal” in The Chronicals of Narnia books.

The dark cedar walls are painted mostly white, with bold carpet tiles providing a punch of color. Built-in shelving ties the recessed window wall and adjacent wall together. A comfy lounge chair provides a cozy reading spot.



Artwork = Robyn Miller Design www.robynmillerdesign.com Built in shelving = HB Woodworking hbwoodworking.com

Clg Light Custom Shelves

Carpet = Flor www.flor.com Desk chair = To be determined Lounge chair = PB Teen

Trim paint color: Benjamin Moore Fort Pierce Green Wallcovering: Spinney Teal Toile by Brewster Home Fashions Vintage twin beds: Chairish Seagrass Rug: Rush House Lamps: Visual Comfort with Anthropologie lampshades Gingham fabric: Bermuda Check in Parma by Schumacher Floral fabric: Tulips by Ottoline Needlepoint Accent Stool: Palm Beach Regency

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Desk Chair Lounge chair

Carpet Tiles

JLH Showhouse Cedar Closet

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MOREAU DESIGNS jmoreaudesigns@gmail.com www.moreaudesigns.com 860.751.9286


he finishes, furniture and fixtures are inspired by or are a part of nature, this is blurring the lines between outdoors and indoors and is Biophilic Design. The tree trunk console from Phillip’s Collection was a harvested downed tree, the palm tree fabric from Mokum is the perfect natural balance of color and scale. The light mimics a hibiscus flower in shape and is handmade from Hubbardton Forge. Curated pieces from a trek through a local farm and Monger’s Market make up an interesting patio display with sustainability in mind. I imagine on a warm summer day sitting here and reading a book on the swinging day bed, or on the patio with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The babbling brook, birds chirping, and a cool breeze will do wonders for your soul. CREDITS:

Ring’s End - paint Hubbardton Forge – Hibiscus Light Phillip’s Collection – Bridge console, tree stump stools, egg mirror, planters and wall art Sewing Loft of Avon – Cushions and pillows Amy Archambault - Rendering Thank you to the following people: Nancy Butler, Lyric Hill Farm for the collaboration of the patio space, thank you for your creativity and energetic spirit! Bob Caruso, Two Old Gent’s Handymen for the screen repair and installation Bryan Moreau, for completing my “honey do list” that was never ending….

n o ti ec n n co s u io n o m r a h “The to nature in life”




ith the height of the house, we would like to bring the garden out more for an inviting arrival. An evergreen hedge gives a feeling throughout all seasons. Using plants to welcome you will always be everlasting and warm. We hope you enjoy our fun foundation planting that we custom designed specifically for this house!


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Special Events JUNE 3 – 26, 2022

June 4, 2022 Books and Brunch with Anthony Barrata (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

Join us for brunch at the Show House with the Honorary Chair, Anthony Barrata. Tour the home, enjoy a meet & greet with Mr. Barrata and finish with a light brunch and mimosas. A limited number of tickets are being sold.

June 9, 2022 Script & Sip (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Calligraphy is the artistic process of creating intricate and magical words and symbols through hand coordination and practice…well, lots of practice! Join us for a Calligraphy Class led by the great Debby Reelitz who has been professionally perfecting calligraphy and teaching and displaying her art for over 20 years. You’ll be the “designer” for the evening as you partake in the class, sip on some wine while you script, and take an artistic-break to walk through the true Designers’ artpieces of their rooms in the Show House.

SHOW HOUSE Friday Evening

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Sponsored by Amarose Wines June 10th, 17th, 24th, from 5 pm - 8 pm


June 16, 2022 FLOW Networking Event with the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce (5:00 – 7:00 pm)

Meet-&-Greet with the young professionals associated with the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce FLOW for an evening to network with up-and-coming businesses and colleagues at the JLH Show House. There will be wine and beer along with tidbits from some of our local Blue Back Square and Downtown West Hartford restaurants as well as gift baskets… as long as you bring your business cards to drop in the fish bowl! Credit: Gucci 30 Junior League of Hartford SHOW HOUSE 2022

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SHOW HOUSE SPONSORS Alabaster Sponsor ($2500 & up) Junior League of Hartford Past Presidents Carle Mowell - in honor of Sustainers, New and Old Soapstone Sponsor ($500-$999) Sally M. Richter Ann E. Thomas

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and the 2022 Show House. It is an honor to align with you in collaboration and support of community projects and charitable organizations serving the Greater Hartford Region. Contact: Taylor A. Shea | tshea@rc.com | 860.275.8305 www.rc.com

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Quartzite Sponsor ($250-$499) Wendy Avery Laura Cardillo Lynne Carey Bria Day Peggy Lorence Rosemarie & Jack Papa Ann Louise Price Sally M. Richter Marilyn Ridolfo Susan Sappington In honor of Maggie Willard & Sally Richter Allison Schmitz Kathleen Schuster Nancy Woodward Granite Sponsor ($100-$249) Valerie Bischof Beverly Boyle Carlene Bush Kyra Dorsey Gina Detmar-Pines In memory of Josephine R. Brown & Grace Brown Sargente Kate Fisher Christiana Gianopulos Mary Lynne Gorman Carolyn VanNewkirk Hoffman Julie Krug Nancy La Perla Mary McKone Jessica Pieri The Sweeney & Towne Children In honor of Whitney Sweeney & Molly Towne Sarah Thrall Molly Towne Magrieta Willard Holly Wilson Quartz Sponsor (up to $99) Jennifer Byrne Susan V Ida Franklin Jessica Gagnon Julie Krug Julie Runkle Susan Varnum-Smith Rubin Coreen Majka Sunde

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