Southern Settings: 7 Designer Tablescapes to love (and replicate)

A lot of you may be wondering what I’m doing home so quickly again after Christmas. While this was a bit of a jolly (as I’m trying to make those a regular thing… every two months if I can swing it), it was also for a good cause. This trip came with a greater good in the form of contributing to a local fundraiser in Beaufort. For two days only, a group of eight women, all designers from across the southern states, came together in Beaufort’s famous Verdier House downtown to create contemporary tablescapes for Southern Settings: Beaufort’s Designer Tablescapes. The results were quite simply magical. I felt honoured to be asked to create one of the tables for the event, counting myself as more Southern than British, forever and always. But, I was totally out of my depth. The surrounding talent was above every expectation and deserves recognition. Their ideas were so incredible that I spent hours, on the big night, taking in every detail and taking notes for future party table settings. Let’s just say the flowers alone left everyone with their jaws on the floor. Don’t take my word for it, take a look….

Now, I’ve shared each table I could photograph on the night. I think I may have missed one or two and if I have, apologies to the forgotten designers. Get your pinning fingers ready, as you’re going to love the inspiration for Easter, summer vacation, equestrian themed dinner parties and beyond. There is truly something here for everyone. All designers are noted, with links to their websites displayed before each picture grouping! I’m leaving my table setting out here as I’m recreating it for an actual dinner party here on the island and I’ll share those pictures later next week! 

Without further ado, Southern table settings… 

Kathryn Lott, Southern Living Contributing Editor

Lisa Castle of York Cottage Antiques

 Paige Minear of The Pink Clutch

Jennifer Ferrell of Riverside Design

Ann Higgins of Scout Southern Market and Design

Lisa Mykleby of M Home and Design 

Michiel Perry of Black Southern Belle


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