Southern style is all about packin’ it in- that is to say, more is always more. To achieve a true Southern aesthetic, just when you think you’ve finished that floral arrangement, keep adding for about another five minutes and then maybe, just maybe, you’ve added enough. I live by this design philosophy on a daily basis, so when Paula asked me to design a table for her New Year’s Eve party I knew that I wanted to create a lush, elegant, and truly Southern atmosphere for here and her guests to ring in the New Year.
The best news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune for an over-the-top design. Here’s how to get the look for your own table:
I chose a fresh and clean color palette of whites, crystals, silvers, and just a hint of green. The focal piece of the table are beautiful white flowers of different varieties stuffed into silver wine chiller buckets. Their green leaves add just the right amount of depth and contrast to a simple color scheme. Bringing the outdoors inside with foliage and floral pieces is always a great way to keep things simple and Southern-chic. I also used some of Paula’s etched crystal glasses to add a little more drama.
Takeaway Tip: The glass marbles that are scattered around the table top can be found easily at any craft supple store. They are only a few dollars and really tie the whole table together. Afterwards, you can use them in clear glass vases for decorative floral arrangements.
Brandon Branch is a playful Southern gentleman. His style is equal parts Yankee chic and Southern elegance all muddled together in a monogrammed mint julep cup. An invitation to one of his Savannah dinner parties is the equivalent to getting the golden ticket from Willy Wonka. Brandon holds the position of Design Director for Paula Deen Enterprises and serves as Paula Deen's Personal Assistant. Look for his newest book, co-authored by Paula Deen, Savannah Style.
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Paula Deen is coming to Buffalo, NY to perform a live cooking show and let VIP ticket holders enjoy a delicious Southern feast with a menu created by Paula herself! Both events will be held at Samuel’s Grand Manner in Williamsville, NY which offers a refined elegance in a classically modern setting. The VIP lunch will be held at 12:00pm on February 8th and will go until approximately 2:00pm (doors will open at 11:30am). The lunch will include a hearty helping of Southern style cuisine which is personally selected by Paula, a Southern Cooking Bible cookbook, a photo op with Paula where she will also be signing autographs, a gift package, and preferred seating at that evenings cooking show! The cooking show will begin at 3:00pm on February 8th and run about 60 minutes long (doors will open at 2:15pm). Paula will be cooking up some of her favorite meals live for you at Samuel’s Grand Manor! Seating is unreserved and is “first come, first served”.
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