Southern Style Now 2017

Last year, I had the wonderful pleasure of attending and participating in the inaugural Southern Style Now Festival and Showhouse in New Orleans. Southern Style Now is the brainchild of Robert Leleux, former Editor-in-Chief or Domino and lover of all things Southern. This year, the festival will be moving to Savannah where it will partner with Savannah College of Art and Design. I wasn’t able to participate in the showhouse this time around since my book is keeping me so busy, but I am looking forward to attending the festival and will be speaking on a panel called “What if You Threw a Blog and Nobody Came?” which will take place on Saturday, November 11th at 2:30 pm. Southern Style Now will be “a celebration of interior design marked by panel discussions, art exhibitions, book signings, antiques and architectural trolley tours, a “Sip and Stroll” in the Downtown Design District, shopping, and of course, cocktail parties.”

This year’s line-up of inspiring and accomplished speakers includes Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, Richard Keith Langham, Mary McDonald, Michelle Nussbaumer, Julia Reed, and SCAD’s Paula Wallace. This year’s showhouse will include a great line-up of burgeoning talent including MA Allen, Sally King Benedict, Betsy Berry, Cloth & Kind, Kara Cox, Meredith Ellis, Jared Hughes, Chad James, Denise McGaha, Lisa Mende, Pencil & Paper, Melanie Turner, and Kevin Walsh among others. You can find the full line-up of showhouse designers as well as the event schedule and information on accommodations here.

If you are passionate about design and are looking for a fabulous opportunity to network and learn while having a ball, be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s festival, which will take place in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District November 9th – 11th.

For more coverage of last year’s event, check out my posts from the 2016 festival in New Orleans.


{Photography of the Dauphine Suite which I Designed for Last Year’s Southern Style Now Showhouse by Brittany Ambridge}

2 thoughts on “Southern Style Now 2017

  1. Thank you for this great post on the upcoming SSN Festival in Savannah. So happy you will be there. Just wanted you to know that New York based Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman are designing a stunning dining room for the SSN Traditional Home Show House as well as speaking on a panel with Suzanne Kasler. They both hail from the South so are excited to be participating. Looking forward to introducing Bill and Courtney to you!

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