Tablescape by Kathy Rayner. Photo by Mark Kopko Photography.

On Saturday, May 28th ARF Hamptons hosted a preview cocktail party at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack to launch the benefit designer online auction, chaired by ARF Board members Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis, and Katharine Rayner. Guests got the first look at the online auction which ran from May 28 through June 7 and featured furniture and decorative items for the home donated by longstanding friends and ARF supporters, including some of the most admired designers, artisans, and dealers in the country.

Guests from the Hamptons social and design community attended the special evening. Friends enjoyed wine donated by Kontokosta Winery and hors d’oeuvres as they got the first look at the auction items and shopped exclusive merchandise. The cocktail party also showcased beautifully arranged tablescapes, featuring handpicked décor by top designers and tastemakers David Monn, Everyday Elegance, Cathy Kincaid, Kim Seybert, and Katharine Rayner.

Joining in on the celebration that evening were some very special guests – a selection of ARF dogs and cats available for adoption. Thank you to our event chairs and ARF Board members, Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis, and Kathy Rayner, along with Kontokosta Winery, the Held Family, David Monn, Kim Seybert, Everyday Elegance, Cathy Kincaid, The Sag Harbor Florist, Mark Kopko and Arthur Golabek.

Thank you to all of ARF’s friends who donated merchandise to the auction and to those of you who participated in the auction!

Photos below by Lisa Tamburini.