The Greenwich Historical Society
celebrated interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber here in Greenwich last week at a beautiful luncheon held at the Belle Haven club. The event chairs were Catherine Tompkins and Carrie Wallack and I served as one of the table hostesses! The subject matter and setting were exquisite and a wonderful afternoon was had by all! I donated a fabulous “Jetsetter” gift basket to the raffle that included one of my luxurious cashmere travel sets
(pillow and blanket for chic jet setting), a Getaway combo bag and makeup case
, a Well Appointed House candle
, and a classic St. Regis travel clock…
The invite, from my desk…
Jeffrey gave a wonderful lecture on his experiences in interior design and in putting together his latest book, “The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty”. Some of the attendees of the luncheon, including one of my good friends, is a client of Jeffrey’s — and Carrie Wallack’s home was featured in his slideshow and book. Jeffrey said, “The houses I cherish most are those that speak volumes about the people who live in them. They reveal home truths rather than constructing domestic fiction about desired lifestyles.”
Bilhuber has been likened to a 21st century Billy Baldwin. In addition to designing for celebrity clients like Anna Wintour, David Bowie and Mariska Hargitay — he has worked with Peter Jennings, Hubert de Givenchy, Jenny & Trey Laird, Alison & Leonard Stern, Elsa Peretti and Paul Wilmot, among others.
The tables were beautifully done with table cloths that were made for the event using a patchwork of Quadrille Fabrics, table centerpieces by Greenwich Orchids and table settings by Juliska. Lovely!
Lunch was kicked off with a delicious Carrot and Ginger Soup, followed by Chicken Paillard (yum) and Jeffrey’s favorite “Gin and Juice” sorbet from high Road Craft Ice Cream and Sorbet. Everything was superbly done!
Jeffrey’s fabulous home books were available for purchase.
Take home gifts that were on our seats…(Photo
Event Sponsors included Artistic Upholstery, Greenwich Orchids, Juliska, Quadrille Fabrics and Dovecote. The Well Appointed House was a raffle contributor. See more party pictures here
. It was a lovely afternoon!