Previous Guest Speakers

Through the years, we have been fortunate to have had some of the most talented interior design experts, lifestyle and entertaining guru's join Kappa Tablescapes as our Guest Speakers. They have enchanted us with their wisdom, shared tips, and entertained us with stories. Each is impressive and has been successful in their field. Collectively, it's a remarkable group! We thank each of these professionals who have became a part of the Kappa Tablescapes legacy.

Our elegant event, held in the heart of Dallas, is surrounded by some of our city's most beautiful homes, gardens, and public spaces. We are thankful that our vibrant community generously supports Kappa Tablescapes, our speaker, designers, and beneficiaries. We invite you to join us at Kappa Tablescapes and be inspired by our gifted guest lifestyle and design professional!

2018

Danielle Rollins
A Celebration of Southern Style
Lifestyle designer for home, fashion, and entertaining

2017

Mark Sikes
Forever Blue and Blue
Designer of beautiful interiors, fabrics, lighting, furniture and tabletop

2016

Jan Showers
The Glamorous Style of Jan Showers
Designer, decorator,
tastemaker and gracious host

2015

Jane Scott Hodges
Inspired Style at Home
Founder of exquisite linens, Leontine Linens, with warm Southern charm

2014

Alex Hitz
Classic Southern Cooking with a Twist
Chef, cookbook author, and founder of the My Beverly Hills Kitchen foods.

2013

James Farmer
A Time to Entertain: From Garden to Table
Interior designer, author, and sought-after speaker


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2012

Bryan Batt
With special guests
Lally Brennan & Ti Martin

Of Brennan's and Commander's Palace

Behind the Courtyard Walls: A Love Affair with New Orleans

2011

Bettie Bearden Pardee
Elegance on the Atlantic: Newport, Rhode Island
The "Martha Stewart" of Newport, author, television personality, magazine editor, award winning floral designer, GCA judge and seasoned lecturer.

2010

Hutton Wilkinson
Celebrating the Living Arts
Interior and jewelry designer, designed collaboratively with
Tony Duquette

2009

Martha Hall Foose
Southern Affair
Southern chef and author

2008

Laurie Hickson Smith
"Discovering Home-Find Your Personal Style", author and designer-personality on TLC's 'Trading Spaces'

2007

William Yeoward
British Invasion, Kappa Style
Creative style-maker, bespoke designer from London


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2006

Charles Faudree
Interior designer and author of all things French

(Image: Traditional Homes/Dolores Tipton/Pinterest)

2005

Serena Bass
Cookbook author, James Beard Award winner, extraordinary caterer, and entertaining guru to the stars

2004

Susie Coelho
Home style guru and designer


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2003

Alastair Bruce
British journalist and commentator

2002

Ina Garten
Cookbook author, cooking TV personality and lifestyle designer

(Image: Ina Garten "Barefoot Contessa Parties!")


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2001

John Loring
Design Director, Tiffany & Co.,
author and designer

(Image: Tiffany & Co., press.tiffany.com)

2000

Carolyne Roehm
Author, interior designer, fashion designer, and party planner.

(Image: carolyneroehm.com)

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1999

Mary Emmerling
Designer, author and Creative Director of Country Living

(Image: Country Home)

1998

Barbara Milo Ohrbach
Author, decorator, and collector

(Image: "Tabletops" cover by Barbara Milo Ohrbach)

1997

Frances Schultz
Editor, author, and a passion for decorating, design, food and entertaining.

(Image: portrait by Tiffany Evitts at francesschultz.com)


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1996

1995

Beverly Reese Church
Party planner extraordinaire, author, and designer from New Orleans