When interior decorator Kim Regas helps set the Thanksgiving table this month at her parents’ Buckhead home on Westminster Heath, she will first lay the heirloom needlepoint table runner that has graced the family table for decades. “The heirloom table runner is the inspiration for color. I married traditional Thanksgiving colors of browns and golds with more trending colors of hydrangea blues and blush,” says Kim, whose residential design firm, Regas Interiors, has been based in Roswell for nearly 20 years.
Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Terrence Lee Croft have been hosting holiday gatherings in their traditional home for 18 years, where Kim says her deeply rooted traditions began. “My mom’s gift of hospitality is deep in my bones and memories of the holidays also run deep. I wanted to honor those precious years by pairing a traditional table with contemporary items this year.”
The family centerpiece pumpkin is always dressed in traditional fall foliage. “I gave it a little twist on tradition by adding in the hydrangeas and white pumpkins," says Kim. "The creamware is a classic traditional staple while the Italian blown glass grapes add a pop of sparkle and color to the table setting. The dark brown seedy glass goblets are a twist on traditional stemware and add some unexpected flair to the table setting."
Regas Interiors handles design of small beachfront condos and 20,000-square-foot Buckhead estates. “The canvas we begin with is often cluttered or out of date. As we take the journey together, we create new beauty from an existing space, and a renewed sense of pride in the house the client calls home.”
This month, Kim looks forward to celebrating with her brother and his family, her parents and many nieces and nephews. The place cards are original, used year after year for the family. “This table scape is dedicated to my devoted parents, for giving me a lifetime of wonderful traditions and fond memories of holiday celebrations. Thank you for loving deeply and loving well.”