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FCA&DC was pleased to host a fundraiser for WPKN on Thursday, October 30, "Antique & Blues" featuring live blues performances by Bobby Paltauf Jr. and Charlie Karp, live stream programming from DJs Al Bell, Bill Nolan and Bob Shapiro.  The event was held in Leclerc Contemporary Gallery and was emcee'ed by WPKN GM Steve DiConstanza, with generous contributions by Fountainhead Wine and Wilson's BBQ.

On October 16th, FCA&DC hosted the 10th Anniversary celebration of East Coast Home & Design magazine.  Shelly McCormick Kolk and Matthew Kolk welcomed advertisers and designers, along with supporters  and the Center's dealers in Leclerc Contemporary Gallery with a beautifully presented menu from "Festivities".  The Center stayed open for shopping and the Gallery featured "Necessity" it's most recent show.  Raffle items included champagne, design books, a half page ad in the magazine.  Congratulations, ECH&D!


Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Fairfield County Antique & Design Center


FCA&DC hosted the 10th Anniversary of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens on September 11, 2014 with a special event in their onsite art gallery and event space, Leclerc Contemporary.  Designers Lisa Hilderbrand, Krista Fox, Catherine Cleare and Lynn Morgan were invited to set up unique vignettes in the gallery, using antiques and modern design pieces that they gathered from the over 80 vendors in the Center.  The results were stunning as each designer each created a visually inspirational "room", unique to their own design esthetic, showing  various ways to  artfully mix antique pieces with vintage modern and new design elements. Over 200 design enthusiasts stopped by to celebrate with CTC&G editor DJ Carey and staff, as well as to congratulate the designers on their conribution. Sangria bar and Paella station were provided by Barcelona & Bartaco

HOME Magazine August 2014 "Sitting Pretty"


Sofa shopping checklist
As a sofa is typically both the most used and largest piece of furniture in a room, homeowners need to carefully consider all the elements of color and style, scale, placement, comfort and durability when making this very important purchase, according to Barbara March, manager, sales & marketing, for Norwalk’s Fairfield Antique & Design Center (www.fairfieldantiqueanddesign.com).

Scale and placement are the first on the list, she says: “Where is the sofa going to be and how much room is available in that space? Not everyone has room for a massive sectional and something too diminutive can seem lost in a large room, if all by itself.”

While color and style are a matter of individual preference, homeowners should not be afraid to mix and match. “A mid century modern style sofa with a more streamlined profile can look perfectly at home mixed in with more traditional decorative accessories, as might a traditional sofa, such as a Chesterfield be integrated into an updated design by using unexpected design element such as an abstract painting,” Barbara explains. Color can be either used as a “pop” or a focal point to anchor a room or as a neutral to blend harmoniously with the other furnishings.

Durability is also important to consider, not only in terms of construction but also in terms of upholstery. Silk linen may be fine in a lightly used formal dining room but would not hold up to the daily demands of a young family, for example.

Finally, comfort is essential: “Your sofa is most likely be the most used piece of furniture in the room,” Barbara contends. “It’s important to ask lots of questions about construction, materials used warranties, etc. and of course, sit on it! If it’s not comfortable in the show room it’s unlikely to become so in your living room.”


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