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By Debbie AndersonFebruary 2, 2022March 1st, 2022No Comments

Table Talk

By Meda Kessler

Hopefully, you have reclaimed your dining table after months of it serving as headquarters for at-home school and office work

If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for table decor, check out this year’s Design Inspirations, the annual fundraiser hosted by Fort Worth alumnae of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi.

Atlanta-based designer Melanie Turner is this year’s featured speaker at Design Inspirations. Photo courtesy of Melanie Turner

From over-the-top floral arrangements to creative place settings, the tabletop displays by some of the area’s most notable designers and creatives help raise money for a good cause while sparking our imagination. (This year’s recipients are Gill Children’s Services and Rivertree Academy.) The featured guest designer is Melanie Turner, whose studio is based in Atlanta. Her shop, Melanie Turner Home + Interiors, is located in Big Sky, Montana. Turner’s work has been featured in national magazines such as House Beautiful and Veranda. Her book, Inviting Interiors, was published last spring and showcases her portfolio, from elegant to funky to sophisticated. The preview party gives guests a chance to meet local designers and Turner, as well as purchase one of her signed books, while enjoying food, beverages and entertainment. Check out  melanieturnerinteriors.com to learn more about the designer.


Design Inspirations This fundraiser organized by Fort Worth alumnae of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi showcases more than 60 themed tables, each featuring unique designs or over-the-top concepts. Preview party with food, refreshments and entertainment, 7-9 p.m. March 2; tickets, $100. Luncheon with keynote speaker, March 3, at Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth. Learn more and order tickets via the website. designinspirations-fw.com