Each year the Kappa Tablescapes is a festival of fabulously creative table settings that take up most of the Dallas Country Club to benefit area nonprofits. Held just before everyone goes in overdrive for holiday feasting, the table settings range from the whimsical to the most elegant look this side of Marie Antoinette. And it sounds like this year’s version is going to keep the reputation nicely in place on Sunday, October 17, and Monday, October 18, at the DCC.
But there is gonna be a wee bit of a change this year from recent Tablescapes. Instead of flying in an author or lifestyle guru like James Farmer or Alex Hitz, 2016 Tablescapes Co-Chairs Amy Burgher and Brittany Gaskill are tapping a local design expert — Jan Showers.
According to Brittany, “Kappa Tablescapes is thrilled to features one of Dallas’ top designer talents for our 2016 luncheon, who also happens to be an internationally-renowned interior design superstar. We are so fortunate to have such an inspiring designer, author, entrepreneur and style icon here in our city.”
The timing is just perfect. In addition to her numerous collection of accolades and awards, Jan “is launching a complete lifestyle collection for Kravet Couture, as well as lines for Michael Taylor Designs, Moattar, Inc., and Kyle Bunting. These lines will complement her longstanding signature furniture and lighting collection, available at showrooms around the country.”
Tri Delt Jan commented, “I am so honored and thrilled to be a part of Kappa Tablescapes 2016 because it is one of the most prestigious events of the fall season, and one so many look forward to year after year. We are also very excited to showcase furniture and accessories from my new lifestyle collection from Kravet couture, along with pieces from my own furniture collection, antiques and vintage from our showroom in the Dallas Design District.”
This year’s beneficiaries include ACT Advocates for Transformation, Austin Street Center, Connecting Point of Park Cities, For the Nations Refugee Outreach, Interfaith Family Services, Mercy Street, MD College and Career Pathways and Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. Since the first Tablescapes in 1995, more than $2.2M has been distributed to more than 78 Dallas County beneficiaries.
Amy said, “Over the past 20 years, this group of women has worked diligently to raise over $2.5 million benefiting more than 70 local charities and organizations. We are extremely proud of the philanthropic role Kappa Tablescapes plays in our community.”
Now, it’s up to you to pick whether you’re gonna attend Monday’s Tablescapes by Candlelight or Tuesday’s Tablescapes Luncheon. But why choose? Why not attend both? Tickets are available now!