In the thirty years since the Nashville’s Antiques and Garden Show broke onto the scene, Nashville, Tennessee has grown into a design destination all its own, complete with a chic crew of designers and tastemakers who are reinventing the Southern style quo. To kick off this year’s Antiques and Garden Show, Chairish banded with Nashville’s Proper PR to co-host a rollicking dinner party that brought together some of the South’s most stylish tastemakers at Nashville’s Liberty Common. Take a look inside the stylish shindig and see how the fab ladies at Proper PR pulled off a Southern party brimming with haute hospitality.


A Pro-Pattern Tabletop

Nashville design thinks outside the box, so a fun and funky tablescape was a must. To tee up settings with serious savoir-faire, Proper PR employed singer-songwriter (and moonlight creative) Shelly Colvin. To dress the tables, Shelly selected a series of colorful patterned linens designed by Andra Eggleston of the Nashville-based textile brand Electra Eggleston. For a dash of eclectic zing, Shelly loaded up each table with multiple fabrics, overlapping them down the length of the table. Simple green glass bud vases filled with white anemones and plain dishes and glasses were layered on top, so as not to detract from the pattern play. As a final touch, Chairish Print Shop notecards done up in a navy ribbon were the perfect complement to the table’s graphic grandeur.

Guests to Impress

The guest list included a roster of A-list interior designers, as well as a stylish squad of magazine editors, tastemakers, and Chairish sellers. Designers included Chairish Design Insiders Rachel Halvorson and Chad James, as well as Gen and Ben Sohr of Pencil and Paper Co., Hannah Crowell of Crowell & Co. Interiors, and more. On the tastemaker front, Jen Auerbach of Clary Collection and Holly Williams of Nashville’s beloved White’s Mercantile made appearances alongside a bank of other style-makers.

Rose Mary Gorman of Proper PR, Rose Hollinshead of Chairish, Mugs Buckley of Chairish, and Pam Manela of Proper PR
Grace Haynes of Southern Living, Jason Bell of Blackberry Farm Design, Samantha Feuer of Blackberry Farm Design, Zoe Gowen of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Ellen McGauley of Verand
Designer Jessica Stambaugh, designer Connie Vernich, and Rose Mary Gorman of Proper PR
Designer Lauren Bradshaw, designer Rachel Halvorson, singer-songwriter Shelly Colvin, and Jen Auerbach of Clary Collection
Mary Fowler Howell of Pfeffer Torode, Evan Gibbs of Pfeffer Torode, and Pam Manela of Proper PR
Mugs Buckley of Chairish and Gen and Ben Sohr of Pencil and Paper Co.
Photographer Alyssa Rosenheck, designer Fran Keenan, and designer Robin Rains
Photographer Alyssa Rosenheck, designer Rachel Halvorson, and Rose Hollinshead of Chairish
Designer Jessica Stambaugh, designer Lauren Bradshaw, designer Hannah Crowell 
Designer and Chairish seller Robin Rains

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January 10, 2020

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