Details: 2018 in Charleston
DREAMING IN COLOR...
Whether or not we realize it, many of us are cowed by color. So, we’ve pulled together a panel of design experts who revel in color and pattern—to inspire and guide us all through the process of confidently creating the perfect palette....
MY BRAND, MYSELF...
Trying to launch a brand? Trying to merchandise your talents and sense of style? We've convened a panel of experts who'll share the secrets of turning your name into a household name.
WHY I HATE MY CLIENTS...
Of course, we know you love your clients! Your clients are perfect. But other designers have been known to have clients that drove them up a wall and down the other side....On this panel, five designers share tips and advice for surviving those pesky people who pay the bills.
AT HOME WITH ART
A conversation with contemporary southern painters, interior designers and gallerists about building a personal collection of the art you love.
TRENDS & TRADITIONS
What (and who) makes a design trend? Where do they come from? And what determines how long they last? Moderator Lindsey Waldrep, and a panel of designers and editors, will explore these questions, while also considering those design styles and staples that are immune to trends. They’ll decide what’s fleeting, what’s timeless, and how to spot the difference.
THE SECRET LIFE OF SHOWHOUSES
Showhouses are wonderful, career building opportunities where designers can make friends and reputations. But, as anyone who's ever done a showhouse can tell you, they can also be, uh, challenging. Here, five experts share the highs and lows of showhouses. Let's dish!
I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE A TOAST
Ask yourself what’s most special about the South, and it won’t take long before you hit upon the phrase “Southern Hospitality.” Southerners are raised to open our homes to friends and strangers, and to throw anything from a shindig to a formal supper for thirty with ease. This panel analyzes Southern entertaining, and offers tips for welcoming guests with gusto.
THE WELL-DRESSED SOUTHERNER
From gracious ladies to dapper gentlemen, we Southerners are known for our distinct fashion sense. On this panel, five fashion forward Southerners navigate the region's sartorial style.
FEAR OF FABRICS
Some of us are obsessed with fabrics. In fact, some of us have entire, secret closets stuffed with fabrics that we lie to our spouses about (but that’s another story). On this panel, leading interior designers identify emerging trends in textiles, celebrate all-time faves, and discuss their greatest fabric-related challenges. We’ll also pause to acknowledge the fact that ruffle-loving Southerners keep the textile industry in business, thank you very much. Consider this a support group for active textileholics who have no intention of quitting.
GRACIOUS COMMERCIAL SPACES
Are you thinking of branching out into commercial design? Or, are you looking for new ways to enliven your commercial design practice? We've brought together some masters of the field who'll share their secrets on creating warm and welcoming spaces.
Why leave the past behind when you can repurpose it? Is brown furniture out? Does Victoriana have a future? We've pulled together a plucky panel of experts to help you to rediscover your heirlooms, and give new life to old pieces.
SOUTHERN STYLE NEXT
We're bringing together the hippest and most talented up-and-coming Southern designers for a riveting discussion about the evolving landscape of the region's tastes.