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© 2018 by Southern Style Now

KEYNOTE & BOOK SIGNING

Patricia Altschul

 

Patricia Alt​schul—art expert, television sensation, and swan—will take the stage to fascinate with tales of her life of grace and beauty.  With her intelligence and good looks, she’s conquered high society from Manhattan to Charleston, all the while triumphing as a college professor, philanthropist, and famously steadfast friend.  Altschul honors Southern Style Now with her presence, as she discusses her style, her philosophy, and her legendary life.

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KEYNOTE DISCUSSION
Randall Powers, Gale Singer, & Christopher Spitzmiller

 

Timeless and True: Crafting the Future

Our speakers will discuss their individual design processes, and the ways they infuse their creations with a reverence for the past.

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KEYNOTE WORKSHOP

Tara Guerard & Nicki Clendening

The Life of the Party… 

Tara Guerard, whom Vogue ranked as the finest wedding planner in the South, and her style-setting best friend, interior designer Nicki Clendening, will break down the often daunting process of throwing a party. Step by step, they’ll provide instructions on how to plan and execute a stunning, Southern fete. Obviously, Bloody Marys will be served.    

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KEYNOTE & BOOK SIGNING

Miles Redd

 

A once in a generation talent, a master of color and texture, a future “Great American Designer,” Miles Redd will regale us with stories from his brilliant career.    

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KEYNOTE LUNCH AND LEARN & BOOK SIGNING

Carolyne Roehm

 

One of America’s most fabulous creatures, an indispensable figure of the nation’s cultural life, a fabled entertainer and a literary subject of some of country’s most celebrated writers, Carolyne Roehm will speak to us about her style, her past, and her gorgeous new book.

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KEYNOTE LUNCH AND LEARN & BOOK SIGNING

Julia Reed with Courtney Coleman,

Bill Brockschmidt, & James F Carter

Julia Reed is our Dorothy Parker and our Oscar Levant and our Martha Gellhorn and our M.F.K. Fisher.  She’s a national treasure, whose company is a thrill akin to riding the tilt-a-whirl at the state fair.  To have lunch with her is to add a winning page to one’s autobiography.  And Southern Style Now is honored that she’s joining us this year, to discuss the making of her “Mississippi folly.”  She’s joined by her architect, the accomplished James F. Carter, and her decorators, the sublime Brockschmidt & Coleman, for a conversation about the making of a dream house, from conception to blessed completion.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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....

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

At Home with Art

A conversation with contemporary southern painters, interior designers and gallerists about building a personal collection of the art you love. 
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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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!

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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. 

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

 

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

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PANEL DISCSSION

Antiques Anonymous

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.

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DISCOVER CHARLESTON

Southern Style Now Sip & Shop

Join us for a Sip & Shop down King Street, Charleston's premier retail destination!  For three-and-a-half hours on Thursday, November 1st, the city's finest emporia will roll out their red carpets for Southern Style Now. Wine and champagne will be served, special events and demonstrations will be held, DISCOUNTS will be given! Score anything from estate jewelry to cooking equipment at one time only prices. This is a perfect chance to cross a few items off your holiday list, or just to enjoy Charleston's colorful scenery and street life. 

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DISCOVER CHARLESTON

Architecture Tours

Charleston is an architectural wonder, and Southern Style Now attendees will get an informed look at some of the city’s most distinguished buildings, with help from our friends at the Historic Charleston Foundation.   Be sure to sign up quickly, as availability is limited!

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DISCOVER CHARLESTON

Plantation Tour

You can't come to Charleston without experiencing the incredible beauty of its fabled past!  This year, we're thrilled to offer our attendees the opportunity to tour Charleston’s three most gorgeous, fabled plantations: Middleton, Magnolia, & Drayton Hall.  

Be sure to sign up quickly -- limited availability!

 

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DISCOVER CHARLESTON

Guided Tour: Gibbes Museum

Enjoy the glorious Gibbes Museum on an exclusive curatorial tour! You won't want to miss this insider's look into the institution’s enviable collection of Southern art, with a sneak peek behind the scenes into its reserve collection!

Be sure to sign up quickly, as availability is limited!

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ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKSOP

The Art of Wine & Food Pairing

Led by our friends at Emerald Hare 

Looking for the perfect wine to serve with your newest culinary creation?  Lost when it comes to choosing what works best with, say, Lemon Thyme Marinated Chicken?  If so, the fine folks at Emerald Hare are here to help.  And never fear, this will definitely require some sampling of the merchandise!

Be sure to sign up quickly, as availability is limited!

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ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKSOP

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Embroidery

Bespoke Hand Embroidery, Inspired by Southern Monograms 

This year, we're thrilled to be joined by Mariana Barran Goodall, founder of 
Hibiscus Linen, maker of some of the South’s finest linens. Nationally renowned for her ability to breathe new life into an old art form, she's ready to share her expertise with Southern Style Now.

Be sure to sign up quickly, as availability is limited!

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ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKSOP

Embroidering Southern Florals

Bespoke Hand Embroidery, Inspired by Southern Florals 

This year, we're thrilled to be joined by Mariana Barran Goodall, founder of 
Hibiscus Linen, maker of some of the South’s finest linens. Nationally renowned for her ability to breathe new life into an old art form, she's ready to share her expertise with Southern Style Now.

Be sure to sign up quickly, as availability is limited!

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ONE-OF-A-KIND COOKING DEMONSTRATION

Low-Country, High Cuisine

If it's your first time visiting Charleston, here's what you must know...the food is unbeatable! The city’s experiencing a culinary renaissance that's simply unparalleled. So, you should bring your trusty elastic waste pants when you come!  Here, one of the city’s most accomplished chefs instructs some lucky Southern Style Now attendees in the joys of low-country cooking.

Details: 2018 in Charleston

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