DALLAS – May 8, 2017 – Esteemed interior designer Mark D. Sikes will be the featured speaker for the 2017 Kappa Tablescapes luncheon, presented by the Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma and sponsored by Central Market. The annual two-day fundraising event will be held October 16 and 17 at Dallas Country Club.
“Kappa Tablescapes is so excited to announce Mark D. Sikes as our 2017 luncheon speaker,” states Kappa Tablescapes co-chair Beth Dike. “From his work designing the sets of Nancy Meyers’ movies to Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James boutiques to his fashion line, MDS Stripes, we are thrilled to bring one of the design world’s biggest stars back to Texas.”
Sikes is known for creating beautiful and timeless interiors that embody an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Mark has a talent for mixing American and European, traditional and modern, and new and old sensibilities. He has created celebrated rooms for the Kips Bay Show House in New York, the Grand Garden Halls at Greystone in Beverly Hills and the Southern Living Show House in Birmingham. His first book, Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style, was released in 2016 and quickly made the New York Times Best Sellers list. In addition to his design projects, Mark has furniture, rug and fabric collections with Henredon, Merida and Schumacher. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Veranda and House Beautiful, among other prestigious publications.
“I’ve heard so much about what a wonderful event the Dallas Kappas put on for Tablescapes each year,” added the designer. “When I was in college at Baylor, the Kappas were my best friends, so I also feel like I am going back in time.”
The first opportunity to view the designers’ tables is Monday, October 16 with the Sneak Peek from 3:00-4:30pm, Candlelight First Hour Viewing from 6:30-9:30pm and Candlelight from 7:30-9:30pm. Tickets for all events, including tables for the luncheon on Tuesday, October 17, are available for purchase at https://www.kappadallas.org/KappaTablescapes.aspx.
“Kappa Tablescapes continues it’s philanthropic tradition this year with nine worthy beneficiaries. The Dallas Alumnae Association’s annual event has raised over $2.8 million for over 100 local charities and organizations,” adds co-chair, Mary Hubbard.
The 2017 beneficiaries include Akola Project, Camp Summit, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network, Town North YMCA, Visiting Nurse Association (Meals on Wheels) and Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.
ABOUT KAPPA TABLESCAPES
Founded in 1995, Kappa Tablescapes is a unique two-day fundraising event benefiting Dallas community non-profit organizations that have been nominated, researched and selected by the Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Over the past 20 years, this fundraising event has distributed $2.8 million to more than 100 local beneficiaries.
The concept of Tablescapes features unique, elegant table settings and centerpieces created by Dallas’ premiere floral, event and home decor designers, as well as boutique shops and the city’s landmark retail names. More than 1200 invited guests, underwriters and sponsors attend the beautiful Tablescapes by Candlelight evening event and the Tablescapes Luncheon, which features a celebrity speaker and author. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram