The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of the Hamptons, Inc. isn’t just your regular adoption center, it’s incredibly inspiring … ARF is located in the East Hamptons outside of NYC, a place best known for being the luxurious playground for the celebrity rich and famous including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, J-Lo, P Diddy, and Kelly Rippa. Even with all the furry fanfare, there are still plenty of precious pups and cats that need a loving home -and this is where ARF comes in.
On Saturday, May 28th the annual Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (www.arfhamptons.org) will hold a cocktail party and sale at the ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack. The Thrift Shop will be transformed into a must-see designer showhouse featuring six rooms styled by some of New York’s most barking interior decorators. The event is Co-Chaired by Gordon Hoppe, Gigi Mahon, Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis and Marshall Watson and this year’s Honorary Chair is Mary McDonald. All proceeds will benefit ARF and the organization’s dedicated work to find loving homes for animals in need!
“Now in its sixth year, the ARF Designer Showhouse is a great kick-off to the summer season! We salute the designers who have brought such creativity to their assignment, and look forward to seeing everyone. Please bring your friends; it is a fun way to support the animals” said Lisa McCarthy, ARF Board President and Co-Chair of the event.
This year’s howling lineup of top designers, who designed rooms for the sixth annual showhouse, includes: Sam Allen, Tracey Cavaniola, Nancy Corzine, John Stedila and Tim Button, Lynda Sylvester and Eldon Wong. All the designers are animal lovers who are donating their time and talent to help the ARF cats and dogs! Each room will feature Thrift Shop items and pieces donated from the designers’ own collections. Unlike traditional showhouses, every item in the ARF designer showhouse will be for sale.
Sag Harbor’s Tracey Cavaniola is creating a “Front Porch.”
Nancy Corzine, one of America’s top designers is setting an elegant bedroom.
John Stedila and Tim Button of Stedila Design in New York City, create spaces for real people that reflect their needs, as in their “Writer’s Summertime Retreat.”
Sylvester & Co.’s Lynda Sylvester’s “The Library Goes to the Dogs” is inspired by her rooms’ fireplace and natural ambiance.
Eldon Wong of Eldon Wong Designs is creating a festive dining room set just for the Barkley Family in his “Dinner Party at Dogtown Abbey.”
The Barking Event Details:
ARF Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse and Sale
Saturday, May 28
Preview Cocktail Party
5:00 PM Exclusive Preview Hour $250
6:00 PM General Admission $150
Sunday and Monday, May 29 and 30
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Suggested Donation $10.00
ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop
17 Montauk Highway
(Corner of Poxabogue Lane)
Sagaponack, NY 11962
Contact: Jean Schiavoni
For more information visit: www.arfhamptons.org