Entertain for every season of the year with one of the South’s most acclaimed luxury interior designers and tastemakers. Join Shayla Copas on a tour of sixteen glamorous celebrations ranging from Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby to traditional gatherings such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve, and at venues as diverse as the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and a show-stopping horse stable. In addition to ideas and sources for tabletop settings and clever details, Copas shares themed menus and mouth-watering recipes from contributing chefs. With more than 250 luscious color photographs, this book will elevate readers’ creativity as they plan their next luncheon, dinner, or poolside soiree.
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This book is filled with great pictures and ideas to throw your next big party. From traditional Holidays gatherings to fun family get together this book has it all : decorations,recipes and table escapes to make any party a success. With Summer coming up this is perfect time to read this and have a great party!
Shayla Copas Photography by Janet Warlick
About the Author
National award-winning designer, speaker, author, brand ambassador, and philanthropist Shayla Copas, one of the South’s most acclaimed luxury designers and tastemakers, has created unique and innovative interiors for an array of residential, commercial, and event clients throughout her more than 20-year career.
Shayla’s design has what she calls a “Southern Glam” appeal, with glitz, glamour, pattern, and color as her trademarks. She is often referred to as a “color guru” because of her keen eye for color, texture, and balance. Her eye for color and pattern can be easily spotted throughout her event designs as she loves to add unexpected interest to the parties, balls, and gatherings she orchestrates. This has earned her the reputation as a tabletop and entertaining trendsetter, garnering Copas a 2019 placement on “Salonniere’s top 100 party hosts in America” list. Shayla is well-known for her event design and entertaining talents. She has designed and implemented more than 50 major events, including the Arkansas Inaugural Ball.
In 2015, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Shayla to the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Commission. As a commissioner, she has worked with the state’s first family on the mansion’s renovation and design. Her firm has donated countless hours to the mansion project, winning national recognition in 2017 during the Designer of the Year awards for the Interior Design Society.
Shayla’s work has been featured in print regionally and nationally. She can be seen at industry events as well as various markets and conferences making trend forecasts, speaking on panel discussions, and is serving as a Style Spotter in 2019 for the High Point Market Authority. Her love of the design industry, manufacturers, partners, and fellow designers is contagious as she makes it a priority to encourage, elevate, and collaborate.