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 become 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!
Jennifer Ash Ruddick
American journalist, best-selling author and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker
A Celebration of Southern Style
Lifestyle designer for home, fashion, and entertaining
Forever Blue and Blue
Designer of beautiful interiors, fabrics, lighting, furniture and tabletop
The Glamorous Style of Jan Showers
Designer, decorator, tastemaker and gracious host
Jane Scott Hodges
Inspired Style at Home
Founder of exquisite linens, Leontine Linens, with warm Southern charm
A Time to Entertain: From Garden to Table
Interior designer, author, and sought-after speaker
With special guests
Lally Brennan & Ti Martin
Of Brennan's and Commander's Palace
Behind the Courtyard Walls: A Love Affair with New Orleans
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.
Celebrating the Living Arts
Interior and jewelry designer, designed collaboratively with
Laurie Hickson Smith
"Discovering Home-Find Your Personal Style", author and designer-personality on TLC's 'Trading Spaces'
British Invasion, Kappa Style
Creative style-maker, bespoke designer from London
Interior designer and author of all things French
(Image: Traditional Homes/Dolores Tipton/Pinterest)
Cookbook author, James Beard Award winner, extraordinary caterer, and entertaining guru to the stars
British journalist and commentator
Cookbook author, cooking TV personality and lifestyle designer
(Image: Ina Garten "Barefoot Contessa Parties!")
Design Director, Tiffany & Co.,
author and designer
(Image: Tiffany & Co., press.tiffany.com)
Author, interior designer, fashion designer, and party planner.
Designer, author and Creative Director of Country Living
(Image: Country Home)
Barbara Milo Ohrbach
Author, decorator, and collector
(Image: "Tabletops" cover by Barbara Milo Ohrbach)
Editor, author, and a passion for decorating, design, food and entertaining.
(Image: portrait by Tiffany Evitts at francesschultz.com)
Editor in Chief of Southern Accents and author of Entertaining with Southern Style