team information

Team Information

The 3rd Annual Design Appétit will be an exciting multi-day event showcasing the unique, one-of-a-kind dining spaces created by the metro’s most creative minds including architectural firms, interior designers, artists and collaborative design teams. The spaces will be open for public viewing by day and will serve as a beautiful event space for private, by invitation only parties each evening.

• The highlight of the event will be the Divine Dining Gala
featuring patron dining in each of the design vignettes, thoughtfully paired with notable area chefs and restaurants to create a memorable dining experience.
• Cocktails by Design featuring delicious bites, cocktails and unique entertainment.

2017 Design Teams

30A Home/ Smith & Pickel/MASS Architects


Neely Design Associates

Norwalk Furniture and Design


HSE Architects

Rees Associates/ GE Johnson

Focus On Home/ VanStavern Design Group

A-Line Designs

Susan Bolner Hamilton

All proceeds from Design Appétit benefit Focus on Home, a not‐for‐profit, IRS recognized 501 (c) 3 organization. The purpose of Focus on Home is to help families integrate into a healthy family lifestyle. We work closely with partnering agencies to identify clients in need and on their personal path to improvement. Our clients are families who are currently living in sub‐standard environments. Once a client has been referred to our program, we will work with them to create a personalized home environment based on their specific needs. We will work with the community to repurpose gently used furniture and housewares in the creation of the client’s home. Enabled with the help of volunteers, Focus on Home will set up the new home environments for our clients; helping those families put their energy, time and resources into creating a positive future. Through our encouragement of volunteerism we are contributing to a stronger sense of community by helping and serving others. Visit www.FocusOnHome.org to learn more.