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  Flat styling is definitely an art, which means it takes practice. At the live online class, “Styling 101: What Every Creative Needs to Know to Style Like a Pro,” I will be diving deep into the fundamentals of design as related specifically to product and paper flat lay styling. Today, I’m sharing three tips for […]

April 17, 2018


  Whew! This series of posts may be my longest to date. Why? Because so much goodness happened over the course of the three days we spent in Richmond. And it was so beautifully captured by Rachel Linder of Blue Barn Photography! Each workshop is so unique, and this was no different. The energy of this […]

October 3, 2017

TSOS Richmond: Day One

  Today, we’re sharing the beautiful student work from TSOS Chapel Hill! Grab a cup of coffee and peruse these gorgeous creations! Photography: Ally & Bobby Photography // Instruction: Stephanie Scholl Events // China & Glassware: Southern Vintage Table // Details: Paisley & Jade // Venue: Parlour at Mann’s Chapel  

December 2, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Student Work

  It’s seriously amazing how quickly our workshops feel like home to me. Twice a year I nervously enter a room full of strangers. After the first night we are all comfortable with one another, but by the end of day three I’m begging for the whole group to move to NC so we can […]

December 1, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Day Three

  This week I’m recapping our time in Chapel Hill! In case you missed it, catch up on Day One here.  We woke up to a chilly fall morning on Wednesday, which was perfect because we had a coffee truck waiting on our attendees when they arrived! I had the most amazing pumpkin spice latte […]

November 30, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Day Two

  Writing these blog posts is always a daunting task. Why? Well, because so much happened. So many great conversations, amazing “ah-hah” moments, and too many beautiful moments to count. Writing them down seems to never quite do our experience justice, but I will try! First, we have to say a BIG thank you to […]

November 29, 2016

TSOS Chapel Hill Day One

  I have over 120 AMAZING tabletop designs in my possession after six workshops. And to be honest, I just wanted a fun excuse to round up a few favorites. I hope these amazing creations from past attendees will inspire your Thanksgiving table! Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money […]

November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration Featuring TSOS Student Work

  Today, we are sharing the final sessions from our Charleston school! I’m telling ya – too much beauty. I almost can’t handle it! I love these sessions Corbin Gurkin captured. The first two were normal attendee sessions, but the final two were one-on-one sessions with photographers. There was so much value in this day, […]

October 24, 2016


  Today we are sharing lovely images captured by Jodi Miller Photography at our Charleston school! Jodi was assigned to the house and stables, and I just love how different each look is! Scroll down for more! This first session was styled by Anamaria of Anamarias Eventos. Anamaria came all the way from Honduras and […]

October 10, 2016


  We had so much fun at our Summer Bash in June with both our vendors and our guests! There was so much creative energy that we had to capture it in video for all of you who could not make it. Handspun Cinema has been producing quality, beautiful videos for us for our past […]

August 26, 2016