Fifth Annual “5 under 40” Awards Event Benefits Barakat

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On the evening of September 11th, designers from the residential design industry and Bostonians who like great designs and elegant parties, gathered at The Galleria in Boston to benefit Barakat at New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards. The Awards spotlight five talented designers from interior design, landscape design, architecture, and other fields, who are selected winners for their uniquely designed rugs. These rugs are then produced by Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting. Each year, the rugs are auctioned off to highest bidders, with proceeds from the auction benefitting Barakat.


The evening began with attendees networking over small bites and cocktails, before local celebrities Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson began the live auction. The rug designers included J. Brandon Jones (Glen Gate Company, Wilton, CT), Gregory H. Ehrman (Hutker Architects, Vineyard Haven, MA), Alec Tesa (A. Tesa Architecture, Newport, RI), Jill Goldberg (Hudson Interior Designs, Boston, MA), and Pauline Curtiss (Patina, Lincoln, MA). All of the exquisite creations were bid upon earnestly, raising more than $23,000 for Barakat!

Barakat is extremely grateful to all the bidders, donors, as well as New England Home Magazine and Landry & Arcari for hosting this elegant and fantastic event each year. Support like this makes our work of educating and empowering girls and women possible!