Robert McAlpine and Susan Ferrier
“Gilt by Association”
Robert McAlpine is owner of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors in Nashville, Atlanta and New York City, and McAlpine Tankersley Architecture in Montgomery, Alabama, and author of two books. Susan Ferrier is an interior designer in partnership with McAlpine, a book author and, together with McAlpine and Ray Booth, a contributor to many industry publications, including Architectural Digest and House & Garden.
Juliana (Juli) Catlin and William Nash
“Southern Antiques Redefined”
As principal of Catlin Design, Juli Catlin has led her firm to more than 30 years of design excellence, and has been featured in many national publications. William Nash is one of the Southeast’s up-and-coming experts in antiques and decorative arts and, in partnership with his father, runs E.W. Nash & Son, an antiques restoration and appraisal firm located in Jacksonville.
Design firm and antiques business owner Jan Showers creates custom pieces for clients that are available in showrooms around the country, and her work has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Town & Country.
CIRCA Interiors & Antiques, Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith
“The Welcoming House”
Co-owners of CIRCA Interiors & Antiques, friends Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith have grown their 35-year-old firm – with locations in Charlotte and Birmingham – into a premier retail destination and design source for home furnishings and interior design expertise.
“Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties”
In addition to writing several books on entertaining, Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Newsweek, for which she writes the “food and drink” column, as well as other publications such as The New York Times and Vogue. Ms. Reed is a regular guest on CNN.