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Cocktails with the Governor

An Invitation to a Party

Last night, we had the honor of joining Governor and Mrs. Malloy for the private unveiling of The People’s Project, a.k.a. the renovation and refurbishment of the Governor’s residence in Hartford, Connecticut.  To celebrate the house’s 100th anniversary, a non-for-profit organization has been working to give it the ultimate birthday present in the form of some “cosmetic” surgery – not a major overhaul but some interior plumping and primping which was sorely needed.

Paula Perlini - Martha's Vineyard

Who best to gather a group of talented local designers to help with the subtle “touch-ups” but our friends at Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.

Catherine Cleare - Sasco Hill Bedroom

Catherine Cleare - Sasco Hill Dining Room

Sadly, we were told to leave our cameras at home since the entire November issue is dedicated to the project but we can tell you which designers finished their room with our flowers…  Paula Perlini, Sandra Morgan and Catherine Cleare!

Sandra Morgan - Westchester Entry

Sandra Morgan - Darien Living Room

Photos via House Beautiful, Cleare Interiors and Sandra Morgan Interiors

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  • Reply The enchanted home October 5, 2011 at 5:30 am

    This promises to be fantastic… about this not long ago and am excited to see it!! Lots of great talent involved, sounds like fun evening.

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 5, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I always love Sandra Morgan’s interiors! Can’t wait to see that November issue!!

  • Reply The Zhush October 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    That entry hall is divine! The flowers are the perfect touch.

  • Reply barbara October 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    can’t wait to see the finished product–must have been such a fun evening!

  • Reply stitchfork October 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Fun! Please share the photos when they are published – would love to see!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Kelly Market October 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Congrats – looks like a great project! And I have to agree with Zhush on the entry hall – it’s perfect! xxKelly

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita October 6, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Love the photos – what great interiors! And the DJ flowers are the perfect addition to the space!

  • Reply Beth Dempsey October 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    So glad you are a part of the PP. Looking forward to sharing all the great images

  • Reply quintessence October 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Such an exciting project. Can’t wait to see the November CT Cottages & Gardens issue. Lucky you to be a part of living history!

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