‘ROOMS’ offers design showcase in miniature

ROOMS with A VIEW, Fairfield County’s premier design event, took place Thursday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 15 at Southport Congregational Church, 524 Pequot Ave.

Each year, 12 designers are invited to create 6-foot-by-8-foot vignettes. These mini-rooms (8-foot ceilings and three walls) are staged in the library and great hall of the historic church. The event is intended as a “sound bite version of a designer show house,” according to its website. The designers are challenged to get an idea across in a small amount of space.

ROOMS with a VIEW has raised more than $1,400,000 in past years. Proceeds support the work of the church and its many local and international missions, including Alpha Community Services, Bridgeport Council of Churches, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Burroughs Community Center, Center for Women and Families, Eagle Hill School Scholarship Fund, Emerge, Inc., Family Re-Entry, FSW, Grasmere by the Sea, Homes For The Brave, Horizons, Janus House, The Kennedy Center, Operation Hope, The Pilot House, Project Learn, Prospect House, Simply Smiles, St. George’s Soup Kitchen, and Visiting Nurses of Connecticut.