The 203 Project

A SUSTAINABLE SHOWHOUSE AT THE DARIEN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PRESENTED BY CTC&G

Welcome! The Darien Community Association is proud to present The 203 Project!

We invited local designers, sponsors and special partners to take the DCA from house to home by giving interior and exterior spaces a “glow up” and opening its doors to the wider community.

Uniquely focused on sustainability and community, The 203 Project challenged designers to embrace existing floor plans and layer new furniture along with reimagined and repurposed pieces to create sophisticated and communal spaces that will remain and leave a lasting impact on the community. Local designers, brands, and partners collaborated to create a once-in-a-lifetime community initiative.

Come see what community talent and generosity can accomplish. Together, we are magical.

Designers: Alicia Sands Tiberio | Carey Karlan | Elena Phillips | Fiona Leonard | Jessica Matteson | Joanne O’Neil | Karen Bow | Christine and Catherine Kelly | Krista Fox | Nielsen’s | Prudence Bailey | Sarina Galu | William Lyon

Exclusive Sponsors: A Little Something White Bridal Boutique | Alchemy Celebrations | Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

Sponsors: AMG Catering & Events | Arhaus | Atria Darien | Baywater Properties LLC | Best in Gourmet | BMW of Darien | Darien Carpet | Darien Chamber of Commerce | DCA Darien Men’s Association | Darien Sport Shop | David Harvey Jewelers | Diane Browne Catering | Farrow & Ball | Gault | Homes203 Team | J.McLaughlin | Luppino Landscaping & Masonry | Michael Joseph’s Catering | Navesink Wealth Management | Nielsen’s Florist and Garden Shop | OKA | Palmer’s Market | Ring’s End | Ruddy Builders | The Gardener’s Center and Florist | The Linen Shop | Tile America | Visual Comfort & Co.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND SHOWHOUSE TOURS

Opening Night Cocktail Party
6:00 – 9:00PM
Be among the first to experience The 203 Project while enjoying specialty drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Mingle with designers, sponsors, partners and VIP guests and be a part of a special tribute to Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Editor-In-Chief, DJ Carey, as she celebrates her 20th anniversary with the magazine. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers.
Members: $100, Non-members $120
SOLD OUT
Friday Morning Showhouse Tour
10:00 – 12:00PM
Join us for the unveiling of the DCA’s Sustainable Showhouse and experience this once in a lifetime community initiative. Stop by anytime between 10am-12pm for a self-guided tour through the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and water in our Garden Wing cafe.
Members $45, Non-members $50
Friday Showhouse Tour and Cafe Lunch
12:00 – 2:00PM
Join us for a delightful afternoon at the DCA’s Sustainable Showhouse. Your journey will begin with a self-guided tour of the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers. Following your tour, enjoy a delicious lunch and complimentary cocktail in our Garden Wing cafe and a presentation by P. Andre Arguimbau, owner of Northeast Woodworking and his father, Darien native and Master painter, Peter Arguimbau. They will discuss their passion for local nautical history, sustainability in woodworking and wood procurement and the importance of community in building your business.
Members $80, Non-members $100
Friday Afternoon Showhouse Tour
2:00 – 4:00PM
Join us for the unveiling of the DCA’s Sustainable Showhouse and experience this once in a lifetime community initiative. Stop by anytime between 2pm-4pm for a self-guided tour through the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and water in our Garden Wing cafe.
Members $45, Non-members $50
Saturday Morning Showhouse Tour
10:00 – 12:00PM
Co-hosted by Stefanie Jones, The Realistic Organizer. Join us for the unveiling of the DCA’s Sustainable Showhouse and experience this once in a lifetime community initiative. Stop by anytime between 10am-12pm for a self-guided tour through the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and water in our Garden Wing cafe.
Members $45, Non-members $50
Saturday Showhouse Tour, Lunch and Speaker Event with Jane Beiles
12:00 – 2:00PM
Join us for a delightful afternoon at the DCA’s Sustainable Showhouse. Your journey will begin with a self-guided tour of the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers. Following your tour, enjoy a delicious  lunch and complimentary cocktail in our Garden Wing cafe as well as a presentation by special guest, Jane Beiles. Jane is an award-winning photographer often featured in the New York Times and is the sole proprietor of Jane Beiles Photography, a business called upon by the finest designers, artists and publications throughout the country. In her presentation, “Capturing the Soul of a Space,” Jane will share insight on how to make the most of every photo and create images to treasure.
Members $100, Non-members $120
Saturday Afternoon Showhouse Tour
2:00 – 4:00PM
Co-hosted by The 203Homes Team at Brown Harris Stevens. Join us for the unveiling of the DCA’s Sustainable Showhouse and experience this once in a lifetime community initiative. Stop by anytime between 2-4pm for a a self-guided tour through the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and water in our Garden Wing cafe.
Members $45, Non-members $50
Sunday Showhouse Tour and Jazz Brunch
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Join us for a family-friendly Sunday afternoon as we proudly celebrate the unveiling of the Sustainable Showhouse at the DCA. Your day will begin with a self-guided tour of the newly and beautifully decorated mansion and gardens of this historic property, which have been refreshed and reimagined by top, local designers. Following your tour, enjoy a fabulous brunch and complimentary cocktail in our Garden Wing cafe while you are entertained by the sweet sounds of the Joel Zelnik Jazz Trio.  Bring your family and experience this once-in-a-lifetime community initiative!
Adults $60, Children $30
SOLD OUT

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BECOME A SPONSOR

For more information about how to support this incredible community project, please contact [email protected].