Thank you California Homes for supporting Decorative Arts Society in the March/April 2020 issue.

Decorative Arts Society provides grants to 15 nonprofits during the COVID-19 crisis

(See full article in STU NEWS April 2021)




Lecture Series 2020-2021

September through June

Links will be sent for each lecture to be watched at your convenience. Lectures are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Click on Speaker names to read biographies.

Tara Shaw, Designer & Antique Dealer

Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques


Stephanie Booth Shafran, Tastemaker and Hostess

You’re Invited: Elegant Entertaining


Tom Savage, Director of External Affairs, Winterthur Museum

More than America’s Treasure House: Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur Museum


Mark D. Sikes, Interior Designer

More Beautiful: All American Decorating


Matthew Smyth, Interior Designer

Through a Designer’s Eye: A Focus on Interiors


Ray Booth, Interior Designer

Evocative Interiors


Barry Dixon, Interior Designer

Outside In: Looking at Gardens and Views from our Window for Interior Inspiration


Christopher Spitzmiller, Ceramicist and Craftsman

A Year at Clove Brook Farm


Brooke and Steve Giannetti, Interior Designer & Architect

Patina Homes


Ron Fuchs, Curator at Reeves Museum of Ceramics, Washington and Lee University

Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Market

Cambra Sklarz, Decorative Arts Trust Emerging Scholar and Grant Recipient of Decorative Arts Society

Ecological Perspectives on Early American Material Culture


Melanie Turner, Interior Decorator

Inviting Interiors


Timothy Corrigan, Interior Designer

Adventures with Chateaux


Decorative Arts Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership group committed to improving the lives of women and children in Orange County, CA. We invest in organizations and programs that help and empower them to achieve their potential as responsible contributing members of our community.

Our members appreciate design and decoration and are interested in learning about current trends as well as historic perspective. For its members and guests, Decorative Arts Society sponsors an annual lecture series on the decorative arts featuring experts in the fields of interior design, architecture, landscape design, and other decorative arts.


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Board of Directors 2020 -2021

Laraine Eggleston, President

Sandra Ayres
Hyla Bertea
Cathi Bledsoe
Dianne Cannon
Angela Cord
Ann Dennis
Elana Donovan
Kim Donahue


Carolyn Garrett
Adrienne Garrison
Barbara Glabman
Marlene Hamontree
Madeline Hayward
Sharon Henwood
Pam Howard
Mary Anna Jeppe

Maureen Madigan
Bonnie McClellan
Marion Palley
Shelby Rigg
Carole Steele
Diana Tomei