The 26th Annual Design Inspirations Fundraiser

2019 marks the 26th year for Design Inspirations, a fundraiser supported jointly by volunteers from the Fort Worth Alumnae Associations of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi. Gill Children’s Services, Inc. and Rivertree Academy have been chosen as this year’s charities.

The event itself features over 60 elegantly designed tables, creatively designed by local designers and individuals. Seeing the tables and the amazing character of each one will inspire you to do more with your own beautiful things at home! Guests may view the tables at the Preview Party on Wednesday, February 20th or while enjoying a presentation from our Key Note speaker and lunch on Thursday, February 21st.

Design Inspirations is pleased to announce that James Farmer will be our 2019 speaker.

Southern born and bred, James is a professional garden, floral and interior designer; cook; author and lifestyle expert. In addition, Farmer’s work has been published in various magazines including Southern Living, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Home, Southern Lady, Country Living, Flower and more. He is also a frequent guest on television and radio. Farmer’s natural Southern grace and warm personality light up any room. A skilled and entertaining speaker, Farmer is truly a fresh voice for his generation. Whether he is designing a custom and cozy living room, discussing plans for a perfect summer picnic, using everyday items to create exquisite tabletops, creating gorgeous flower arrangements and wreaths, or making his grandmother’s skillet peach pie, Farmer masterfully guides his audience through the art of elegant garden living. James enjoy signing his books as well as meeting and visiting with his audience after his lectures.

James Farmer is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling garden book, A Time to Plant; Sip & Savor; Porch Living; Wreaths For All Seasons; A Time To Cook; Dinner on the Grounds; A Time to Celebrate and A Place to Call Home.

A Place to Call Home is his most recent publication and it is also his first interior design book featuring eleven homes from Sea Island to Atlanta to St. Louis and will be featured at 2019 Design Inspirations.

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Be the FIRST to View All of the Beautifully Designed Tables at the Preview Party Featuring Dinner, Cocktails and Entertainment! Join us for a SNEAK PEEK of all the fabulous tables decorated by our best local designers and supporting businesses. At the Preview Party, you will be among the FIRST to catch a glimpse of the inspiring, creative, beautiful tables while enjoying a scrumptious dinner and refreshments. Come be inspired and entertained with fun music and plenty of time to chat with friends and the designers themselves!
Wednesday, February 20th, 7-9pm at Ridglea Country Club.

For ticket information email us at info@designinspirations-fw.com.

What We Do

Design Inspirations is a fundraiser supported jointly by volunteers from the Fort Worth alumnae clubs of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi.


Contact Us

If you have a vision or idea for a table top design and would like to share and have it viewed by the over 800 individuals who attend the event each year, we would welcome your inquiry
Or, if you would like to contact us for more information, please take a minute to fill out the form below.


Laura Barclay


Amber Robertson


Duffy Bloemendal


Design Inspirations