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Rooms with a View

Events, The Latest Buzz

The Show Must Go On!

Design on a Shoestring

Hurricane Sandy blew in this week leaving a path of destruction up and down the East Coast and we’re on Day 5 of no power (which also means no phone, no Internet, no heat and no water!)  But, thankfully, our families are fine and while it does take some time and patience to get around (and we’re going a bit stir crazy with the boys out of school!), we’re faring better than many.

Bachman Brown

Given that many events (including Halloween!) have been rescheduled for next week, you might be looking for something to do to break up the monotony of checking the electric company’s website to see when power will be restored.  Rooms With A View in at the Southport Congregational Church is still on and the twelve designer vignettes are sure to take your mind off of the past week.

Allison Caccoma – Rooms With a View 2012

We’re looking forward to seeing what the designers (the likes of Allison Caccoma and Bachman Brown) did for this year’s theme, “Design on a Shoestring.”  We know blogging gal pal, Lisa Ehrlich’s room will be fabulous, as will Paola Salinas’ from Style Never Sleeps.

Lisa Ehrlich – Hamptontoes

Paola Salinas

Perhaps we’ll even get a chance to meet Thom Filicia, the honorary chairman, who used our fiddle fig tree in his vignette two years ago!

Thom Filicia – Rooms With A View 2010

So if you need something fun to pass the time, you know where to find us…  For more information about the event, click here!

P.S.  We hope to be back and blogging next week as power comes back to our neck of the woods.  In the meantime, we hope you all are safe and sound!

Photos via Bachman Brown Design, House Beautiful, Hamptontoes, Style Never Sleeps and Southport Congregational Church


Fabulous Finds, The Latest Buzz

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Luxe Magazine - New York Edition

When Luxe Magazine called to ask if Diane would be willing to offer up some of her “local gems” for their Insider’s Guide, we jumped at the opportunity.  After all, living and working in Connecticut for over thirty years has allowed us to fill our address book with fun finds.   Here are some of our favorite spots if you happen to be in our neck of the woods!

Insider's Guide to Connecticut

“Go-to” Design Store – Pimlico in New Canaan for its delightful atmosphere where vintage meets modern and the traditional is tempered by the unexpected.

Divine Designs at Pimlico

“Must-see” Fall Event – Rooms with a View, founded by dear friend Albert Hadley, where twelve designers transform the Southport Congregational Church into stylish vignettes.  This year’s theme is “The Next Generation” showcasing new local talent – how fun!

Rooms with a View 2010 - Thom Felicia

“Shop-til-you-drop” Fashion – if you’re looking for the latest styles from Milly, Rebecca Taylor and DVF, Togs in Greenwich will satisfy your urge to splurge.

Terrific Togs

Meals “To Go” – you haven’t had take-out until you’ve tried Nicholas Roberts‘s Naked Portabella Club with roasted red pepper, arugula and goat cheese or the Crawfish Beignet Wrap with Cajun aiolo… so yummy, you’ll never order from a deli again.

Best Bites in Town

Hope your weekend is filled with fabulous finds like these!

P.S.  We’re celebrating our third year online at Diane James Home and giving you all a gift of 20% off your entire order.  Just use coupon code 2011bday at checkout – valid through October 24th!

Photos via Luxe Magazine, Pimlico, Stacy Style, Togs and Nicholas Roberts