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Fenimore Lane Design Summit


An Extraordinary Year

Join Interior Designer Ariel Okin and her editorial brand Fenimore Lane at the Mayflower Inn & Spa for a celebration of design on Saturday, May 18th. Journey to the countryside to shop our all-day Design Bazaar or take part in our summit of one-of-a-kind panels and workshops featuring locally and internationally recognized designers and thought-leaders.

  • Saturday, May 18th
  • All day design bazaar summit brought to life by Mitzi
  • Located in Shakespeare Garden
  • Design Bazaar Pass | Book here
  • All Day Passes and Overnight VIP Packages | SOLD OUT

A Celebration of Design in the Countryside

Design Bazaar Pass

  • $55 per guest
  • Includes entry to shopping the bazaar, beverages and light bites
  • Book tickets here

All Day Pass

  • $320 per guest
  • Includes entry to shopping the bazaar, beverages, light bites and access to panels & workshops

VIP Overnight Package

  • $1650 per guest
  • Includes entry to shopping the bazaar, beverages, light bites, access to panels & workshops, accommodations, picnic lunch and one hour discounted design consult with Ariel Okin


11AM - 5PM | Design Bazaar

Shop local and international brands spanning interiors, decor, furniture, fabrics, antiques and fashion in the Design Bazaar. Step inside and discover a treasure trove of style and design, leaving the countryside with unique pieces, antiques, gifts and more.
  • Located in the Shakespeare Garden Tent

  • Open to hotel guests and local visitors

  • Three shopping appointments: 11AM – 1PM | 1-3PM | 3-5PM

11AM - 12PM | Floral Workshop

Participate in a floral arranging workshop with Sarah Worden Natural Design. Bring your beautiful new arrangement home in a keepsake vessel to commemorate your time in the countryside. Learn the basics of flower arranging from A-Z in this one hour course in the Tea House.

12-1PM | Picnic Lunch

Take a break from shopping at the Bazaar in the Shakespeare Garden with our pre-packed picnic lunch, offering up the best of the Mayflower Inn & Spa’s seasonal and local menus, sponsored by Lee Jofa, the industry leader in high-end, to-the-trade home furnishings, including fabrics, furniture, wallcoverings, carpet and trimmings.

1-2PM | Palette Play: Expert Panel on Color In Design with Farrow & Ball

Join us for a panel on color and interior design featuring best-in-class panelists: Interior Designer, Editor in Chief of Fenimore Lane and host of the Talk Shop Design Podcast, Ariel Okin, Founder of beloved interior design sensation, This Oak House, Annie Meyers-Shyer, and Farrow & Ball's Colour Consultant and author, Joa Studholme, in partnership with Farrow & Ball.

2-3PM | How to Complete a Room with Lighting | Panel Brought to you by Mitzi

Join us for a lively and inspiring discussion with interior designers and Mitzi Tastemakers, Ariel Okin, Anthony D’Argenzio of Zio and Sons, on the "how-tos" of decorative lighting and how they've styled some of the most popular fixtures from their Mitzi Tastemaker collections, moderated by Luxe Magazine's Home & Design Editor, Grace Hunt.


Head over to theMini Garden Room to grab a signed copy of Cooking in Real Life, named a "Best Cookbook of Spring 2024" by Food & Wine, Epicurious, Eater and more, as you meet and mingle with the book’s author, Lidey Heuck.


Join celebrated author, cook and recipe developer, Lidey Heuck, for an immersive and hands on cocktail making experience during the Fenimore Lane Design Summit in partnership with Harridan Vodka, on Saturday, May 18th. Embark on an intimate workshop creating Lidey and Mayflower Inn’s specially curated cocktail for the weekend with Harridan Vodka and the freshest, in-season ingredients from our local bounty.
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Interactive Children's Programming With Danrie And Snacks From Cerebelly

We invite guests and children of all ages to join us for the Design Summit. Danrie, a baby and children’s boutique specializing in beautifully made apparel, toys, accessories, will provide complimentary children's programming that is engaging, educational, and fun. Children are also welcome to enjoy Smart Bars from our friends at Cerebelly.
  • Candy necklace making

  • Curated lemonade stand

  • Danrie coloring books

  • Buzzy Seeds, plant your own garden kit

  • Enjoy Smart Bars from Cerebelly

  • Plantoys mini golf and mini croquet


Ariel Okin

Ariel Okin | Fenimore Lane

Ariel Okin is the founder of her eponymous firm, Ariel Okin Interiors. A New York based, full-service interior design firm specializing in luxury residential, commercial, and hospitality projects across the country. Ariel’s signature style can be interpreted as “traditional with a twist” - warm, livable and elegant spaces, with an edited, contemporary and practical approach. A deft use of color, emphasis on clean lines, and mix of bespoke and antique items are hallmarks of her aesthetic, yet not two projects are alike; Ariel believes every home should reflect its owner. Fenimore Lane is the editorial and e-commerce destination of interior designer Ariel Okin.

Elizabeth Hall Events

The founder of Elizabeth Hall Events, Liz Hall is a New York City-based wedding planner and designer serving discerning clientele across New England, Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, and beyond. With work featured everywhere from Over the Moon and Style Me Pretty to The Anti-Bride and The New York Times, Liz’s design concepts consciously blend classic aesthetics with a modern edge.

Discover Mayflower Inn & Spa

Located in the idyllic town of Washington in Connecticut, Mayflower Inn & Spa is an exquisite country retreat, nestled in 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland. Just two hours’ drive from New York City, it is renowned as one of northeast America’s most distinguished luxury hideaways. Memories are made easily when you stay at our boutique hotel in Litchfield County, a portal to a simpler time, where the definitive measure of the good life is in soul-stirring moments rooted in the idyllic countryside.

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