Friday, June 4, 2010


Over 400 guests attended the Greenwich Red Cross’s Red & White Ball on Saturday, May 15th at a fun and unusual venue, the Net Jets Hangar at the Westchester Airport. This year’s theme, “Stand by Me” embodied the mission of the Red Cross to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies, and the fete featured designer tabletops from a host of designers. The event raised more than $740,000 to support the programs and services of the Greenwich Chapter that provide immediate humanitarian aid – food, shelter, financial assistance, temporary housing, mental health support and emergency supplies to those in need. If all this kindness if making you reach for your check book, reach out to them here, at The Red Cross.
The following designers channeled their creative and charitable energy:
Ashley Allen Home, Bardin Palomo, Betteridge Jewelers and Warren Lagerloef, Carey Karlan - Last Detail, Carolyn Dempsey Design, Cheryle Janelli of Cocoon, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, Gardiner Larson, Gregory McGuire of McGuire Home, Hoagland's of Greenwich, House of Flowers, Jewels by Viggi and Amy Hirsch, Julianne Stirling of Stirling Design Associates, LLC, Kat Burki, Linda Ruderman Interiors, Lynnens Inc with Dransfield & Ross, MacKenzie Childs, Marcia Tucker Interiors, Muse Interiors, Richards, NancyMarcantonio for Baby Decorator, Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems for Eleish van Breems, The Flower Bar, Tom Farrington, and ZdM Design Studio.

Marcia Tucker created a tented fantasy with porcelain birds and small flower arrangements around the table. Mixing high and low, she used a blue and white embroidered napkin, beautiful china and chic white plates from CB2.

Adorable!! Nancy Marcantonio of NHM Interiors (go mom!) and her custom nursery design company Baby Decorator created a playful children's table in blue, pink and orange, replete with giant balloons and adorable knit dolls sitting in a chair and on a BMW push car. Colorful Gerber Daisies rose from their vases amidst turquoise and pink rick rack napkins and matching custom octagonal plates. Guests got mod lunch boxes as a take home gift.

Bright baby flatware with binkies for napkin rings.

Cottages and Gardens Magazine's table with flowers arranged by Phillip Gorrivan, china from Frances Palmer and William Yeoward Crystal.

The smart, energetic super talented Edie and Rhonda of Van Breems used stunning Fortuny fabrics for their Gustavian chairs seats and tablecloth, and a ring of orchids surrounded a little leaf-woven pagoda. See more of their furniture at Eleish Van Breems.

Lynnens of Greenwich used Dransfield and Ross table accessories, brass nautical lanterns and a festive paisley print.

Jewels by Viggi used gold- edged L'Objet plates on a red and yellow ikat tablecloth, placing their jewels in a teacup flower arrangement.

Muse Interiors also used a gorgeous ikat for their table, and brought in the summer entertaining classic--foldable tortoise - finish chairs.

Hoagland's table with Hermes's covetable Balcon red and white china.

Photos from Cottages & Gardens by Paul Johnson
Ashley Allan's table has a huge arrangement of just cut garden peonies. White stemware played off the pomegranate colored swirly fabric.


Rhonda said...

Great Job!!!! Thank you so much for the mention!!! We LOVE your blog, you, and your wonderful mom!!!!
Such talented ladies the both of you are, and it was such a pleasure to do this event with you!
XO Rhonda and Edie

Nancy Marcantonio said...

Thank you, Marisa, for your support, your style, your sense of humor, and your love! It was so much fun bringing Baby Decorator to the Red Cross Ball!
Love to you from Mom!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

lovely :)

Studio Style KB said...

LOVE the children's table by your mother (NHM Interiors), it was the closest to ours so, I got to see it progress in all its fabulousness:) Kat Burki