The Southern Style Now/Traditional Home Showhouse opened on May 18,2016, with a black-tie gala benefiting New Orleans’ Preservation Resource Center. The Evening’s events culminated in the presentation of the first annual Gerrie Bremermann Award for Interior Design, by Bunny Williams and Shaun Smith, to local living legend Gerrie Bremermann.

PAST (2016) keynote SPEAKERS

PAST (2016) featured speakers

PAST (2016) Panel discussions

Artisanal Textiles
Discussion on artisanal textiles with some of the industry’s leading textilers.

The New Traditionalists
Designers debate the meaning of “tradition” in the ever-changing South.

Southern Artists
The South's hottest artists talk about the influence of their homeland on their creative visions.
Our industry's leading public relations experts share sure fire tips, strategies, & solutions.

Southern Bloggers
The South's most prominent design bloggers discuss the region's cultural history, and its latest trends.

The Next South
Five Up & Coming designers discuss what’s next in Southern style.

Southern Entertaining
In the South, parties are big business. Five of the region's top pros discuss the ways entertaining traditions endure, and change with the times.

Panel Discussion & Trunk Show
Lisa Fine, textile & fashion designer, discusses the influence of "place" on her work.

PAST (2016) awards...

The first annual Gerrie Bremermann Award for Lifetime Achievement in Interior Design, awarded by Bunny Williams & Shaun Smith to Gerrie Bremermann...