DESIGNER PARTNERS

Susan Scully

Founder, Watson's Catering
Susan Scully
Honorary Co-Chair

Susan has spent over 20 years as one of the most well respected and beloved entertainment gurus in Greenwich and the surrounding area. This year, we celebrate her lasting contributions to the thousands of celebrations she has sprinkled her “fairy dust,” helping to create memories for Greenwich residents for years. Sue gained notoriety through her innovative approach to party planning, always conscious of creating the most unique, memorable event for her clients. “I get great satisfaction being able to change the ordinary into the extraordinary. We pride ourselves in delivering more than just great food; we deliver the total experience. It’s what makes the job so much fun for us and such a success for our clients.” You can email Susan at susan@watsonscatering.com. Watson’s has been serving the Greenwich community for over 25 years and has won Moffly Media’s “Best of Greenwich” caterer eight times since 2010. Watson’s is a full service catering and event planning firm executing phenomenal events in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, and New York City. We are known for our exquisite food as well as professional and courteous service. Our goal with every event, whether it be a wedding, private affair, corporate event or non-profit gala, is to attend to every detail so you can fully enjoy your party.

Patrick Mele

Patrick Mele

Recognized by Architectural Digest, Vogue, Departures and New York Magazine for his unique approach to the worlds of decoration and design, Patrick Mele culls the best from the past and present in an effort to create environments that feel timeless. With a passion for wide ranging style, Patrick cultivates dynamic rooms that tell a layered story based on their architecture, location and the people inhabiting them. With a degree in Art History and Cultural Studies from New York University’s Gallatin School, his aesthetic has been informed by the evolution and interplay between art, architecture, decorative-arts and fashion throughout history. Established in 2011, Patrick’s namesake firm has worked on projects in a variety of locations including New York, Connecticut, Washington D.C, London and St. Barths. Patrick’s professional experience includes some of America’s most iconic retail brands, such as: Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Bond No. 9., Schumacher, and David Yurman.

Eddie Ross

Eddie Ross

Eddie Ross is the Co-founder and Chief Content Creator of Maximalist Studios, specializing in environmental photography for the home design and consumer products industries. He has worked as a design, decorating and food editor for Better Homes & Gardens, Food Network, Martha Stewart Living and House Beautiful. Recognized by design aficionados for his inventive, out-of-the-box approach to decorating and entertaining, Eddie consistently re-imagines the aesthetic possibilities in secondhand finds, imbuing them with a chic and colorful sophistication within everyone’s reach. His sold-out tours of antique markets across the country have empowered devoted followers to find the best things they can and, at the same time, to give new life to what they may already own. A trained chef from the Culinary Institute of America, Eddie has styled parties and table settings featured in House Beautiful, Southern Living and InStyle. His design work has been published in Domino, Vanity Fair, Country Living and the New York Times. He has also appeared in Bravo’s interior design competition series Top Design and entertaining specials for HGTV. Eddie lectures widely on the living arts, from food and flowers, to gardening, decorating and entertaining. His first book, entitled Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds, was published by Gibbs Smith in September 2015.

Charlotte Barnes

Charlotte Barnes

Award-winning interior design, rooted in spaces that are classic, yet clean and modern, Charlotte Barnes’ aesthetic is grounded in a stylistic mélange of luxurious materials — an eclectic mix of the contemporary and antique with attention to detail and a measured restraint. Known for creating elegant, warm and intimate spaces, Charlotte was honored with an Innovation in Design Award and inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2015. Her work has been featured in publications at home and abroad including British House & Garden, Elle Decor, US House & Garden, CT Cottages & Gardens, New England Home and New American Luxury. An early career in fashion, at Ralph Lauren Womenswear in New York and London and Pomellato USA, Charlotte honed her appreciation for interior design and visual decoration while living abroad. When her own London home was published in British House & Garden in 1995, Charlotte Barnes Interior Design & Decoration, LLC was born. Collection Charlotte Barnes, a 30-piece furniture collection, was launched in 2014. Charlotte designed this furniture collection to provide her clients with access to the special pieces that often will make a room, but can be difficult to find, one-by-one. The 30-item collection includes sofas, chairs, mirrors, bar cabinets, stools, desks, coffee, end and dining tables and lighting. Each design combines classical and contemporary references in a sleek, elegant way. From refined city apartments to residential and commercial spaces in England, Spain, Turkey, Colorado, New York, Connecticut, Florida and The Adirondacks, Charlotte Barnes’ work includes projects in East Hampton, London, New York City, Greenwich, Nantucket, Watch Hill, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Istanbul, Palm Beach and John’s Island.

James Doyle

James Doyle

JDDA has a clear vision – to create beautiful and innovative landscapes that deliver world class designs whilst enriching the lives of the people who use these outdoor spaces. We are as inspired by the future as we have been by the past. As we move forward, we strive to create beautiful and sustainable solutions which blend a unique sense of place with a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of landscape architecture today. We are always inspired by the land we work on, care about how our clients want to live, and what really matters to them. We believe that full collaboration with our clients and all affiliated professionals is fundamental to the success of our projects. We are passionate about design and we are known for our consistent, innovative and sustainable designs and our unwavering attention to detail in crafting. We are innovators with a sensitivity to our changing world. Our work reflects the intersection of nature and art; the juxtaposition of the designed and the natural; with bold, contemporary, dynamic gestures in the form of structural plant material, innovative hardscaping and an infusion of landscape art. We care about the world we live in and our landscapes have the power to become our sanctuaries, to be uplifting, relaxing and thought provoking, with an appreciation for nature

Amy Aidinis Hirsch

Amy Aidinis Hrisch

Since founding her eponymous firm in 2006, Greenwich, Connecticut, native Amy Aidinis Hirsch has been creating one-of-a-kind homes for the most discerning clientele. With expert skills in all aspects of interior design and a unique proven process, her thoughtful design solutions have landed her projects across the country — spanning Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, the Bahamas, Martha’s Vineyard, Manhattan and Connecticut. No matter the locale, she has left a luxurious, yet livable and indelible mark on the homes she’s crafted with each client’s individual lifestyle in mind. Accomplished in both traditional and modern styles, her creative designs are filled with details that are unexpected — regardless of the size and scope of the project. Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interiors handles projects from ideation phase, through construction and project management, to finalizing finishing touches. With quality, innovation and unparalleled execution, this Greenwich, Connecticut boutique firm delivers with meticulous and uncompromising attention to detail, service and style. © Amy Aidinis Hirsch Interior Design, LLC

Douglas VanderHorn

Douglas VanderHorn

DOUGLAS VANDERHORN ARCHITECTS is an architecture firm specializing in residential design within a diverse and distinguishing collection of styles. With an accomplished career spanning over three decades, Douglas VanderHorn creates transformational alterations and distinguished new homes by focusing on the goals and inspirations of each individual client. Founded on careful analysis and excellent planning, each VHA design incorporates innovative building technologies, modern conveniences, and tailor-made features into architectural solutions which are elegant, imaginative, and captivating. Douglas VanderHorn Architects comprises highly dedicated associates with specialties ranging from Classical architecture and historic preservation, to building science and sustainable design. In addition to in-house staff, the firm maintains a network of talented landscape architects, interior decorators, engineers, specialized consultants, contractors, craftsmen and artisans whose experience is called upon as required for each project. While the firm has been involved with over 150 successful projects in various parts of the country, Douglas VanderHorn Architects continues to focus on opportunities to craft beautiful traditional residences in Connecticut and New York.

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