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Design in Mind Speakers

Design in Mind Talks During Illumination Charleston Weekend

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Historic Charleston Foundation is pleased to host four Design in Mind Talks which are part of the Illumination Charleston weekend (December 2-5, 2021). Tickets are available for each talk or in a package.

The schedule for these talks is:

Friday, December 3 at 10 am | Panel Discussion: Preservation as Inspiration | Join Southern Living Editor-in-Chief, Sid Evans, in a “Preservation as Inspiration” discussion with the designers of the historic homes on tour: Betsy Berry, Ceara Donnelley, Keith Langham, and Jill Sharp Weeks.

Friday, December 3 at 1 pm | Alessandra Branca | Born and raised in Rome, Alessandra has called Chicago home for 30+ years. She acquired her love of classical beauty from her Italian upbringing and those roots still speak to her soul today. She believes living well involves comfort, elegance and a touch of whimsical and she interjects this in her wide spectrum of projects.

Saturday, December 4 at 10 am | Ashley Whittaker | Described as the “neo-traditionalist,” Ashley Whittaker reveals her fresh and modern perspective on traditional design and architecture in all of her work. The New York City decorator offers distinctly classic taste and chic sophistication to residential decoration and interior design.

Saturday, December 4 at 1 pm | India Hicks | Designer, entrepreneur, author, and mother of five, India Hicks was born in London, England. Her father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last Viceroy of India. India has often made bold life choices, which have led to a multi-faceted, unexpected life journey. She has authored four design books, modeled for Ralph Lauren, among others, and been an on-air personality for networks ranging from Bravo to the BBC.

IMPORTANT:  PER THE POLICY OF OUR LOCATION HOST FOR THE DESIGN IN MIND TALKS, WE RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT ALL ATTENDEES WEAR A MASK COVERING THE NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN INSIDE THIS EVENT SPACE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADHERENCE TO THIS POLICY AND RESPECT FOR THEIR REQUEST.

* When you are ready to purchase, you will be redirected to SquadUp, a  ticketing software company who is managing ticket sales for IlluminationCharleston.com.

In addition to the generous sponsors below,
HCF would also like to recognize these individuals who helped light up HCF events during the Illumination Charleston weekend:

Claire and Jim Allen

Scottie and David Hoffman

Thank you!

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