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Amy O'Brien of Fairfield looks over some items at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Volunteer Anne Dware, left, tends to The Marketplace Cafe at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Christina Lake of Fairfield-based Forehand & Lake design watches Barbra Utting, center, and Roseanna Mihalick, both of Westport, admire her work at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Christina Lake of Fairfield-based Forehand & Lake design watches Barbra Utting, center, and Roseanna Mihalick, both of Westport, admire her work at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Designers Christina Lake, left, and Keri McKay, both of Fairfield, at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Elizabeth Kirkpatrick of Fairfield helps out with the nonprofit Mama Jane's Global Boutique of Southport at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Elizabeth Kirkpatrick of Fairfield helps out with the nonprofit Mama Jane's Global Boutique of Southport at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Gracer Rosenstein of New York City, right, shares about her room design with Kathleen Bivona of Trumbull at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Gracer Rosenstein of New York City, right, shares about her room design with Kathleen Bivona of Trumbull at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Three generations of design admirers are, from left, Leslie Parmiter of Fairfield, daughter Avery, and mother Joann Brown of Dallas, at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Three generations of design admirers are, from left, Leslie Parmiter of Fairfield, daughter Avery, and mother Joann Brown of Dallas, at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Photographer Lorin Klaris of New York City, right, shares about some of her photos with Pauline Schlatter of Norwalk at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, Photographer Lorin Klaris of New York City, right, shares about some of her photos with Pauline Schlatter of Norwalk at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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For the 23rd year the Rooms with a View fundraiser design show took place at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.
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Fairfield designer Tori McBrien talks to a friend at the Rooms with a View design show at Southport Congregational Church, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn.

FAIRFIELD — Affording the opportunity for people to take a literal stroll through a design catalog, the 23rd annual Rooms with a View event took place this weekend at Southport Congregational Church.

About 3,000 people were expected throughout the weekend, which included a gala celebration Friday night.

“It’s a celebration of makers,” said Rosine Chlala, co-chair of the event, “people who really create and bring their passion to the community.

Dozens of designers had their work featured in six-by-eight-foot display areas. There were also a range of artists and vendors selling handmade and vintage items.

Proceeds from the event went to support some of the church’s charity missions.

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