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Saturday, September 26 Local

Top designers, home decor experts come together for ‘Day of Design’ in Greenwich

Connecticut has plenty of trails for those who are fans of chocolate, wine, beer, chowder, pizza, arts and others. In Greenwich, there is a whole district for those who are passionate about design.

The Greenwich Design District, a stretch along Putnam Avenue and surrounding streets, launched last year and continues to attract fans of home design and décor. Nearly 20 retailers and services are part of the collaborative.

Since October, nearly 20 stores, offering custom furniture, designer lighting, art, wallcoverings and décor, have come together under the banner of the Greenwich Design District. Organized by Darien-based marketing and public relations firm Images & Details, it has hosted several events, and plans to hold another this week.

The “Day of Design” runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, with opportunities to meet some of the top names in the business and get to know the local retailers who provide the hardware, plans, shades, lighting, cabinets, fixtures, furniture, bedding, accessories and fabric that make a home. Panel discussions, book talks, book signings, trend reports and meet and greets are planned.

Among the guests are Sophie Donelson, editor of “House Beautiful;” Canadian designer Philip Mitchell; author and designer Lori Weitzner; Tori Mellott, editor of “Traditional Home;” designers Robert Passal and Sandra Morgan; Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson, founders of lighting company Apparatus; and One Kings Lane president Debbie Propst, among others.

“We are hoping this gives visitors a chance to explore and learn about the resources that are right here,” says Beth Dempsey, president and founder of Images & Details. She was the motivating force behind the district’s establishment. “You don’t always have to go into New York City.”

To attend this free event, register on the group’s recently launched website.

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