Some hosts have a knack for turning entertaining into an art form. Just think of the legendary Louis XIV and his opulent parties at the Palace of Versailles. Or, more locally, cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her Gilded Age galas at Mar-a-Lago. Keeping with this legacy of merriment and good taste, we presented five area designers with a festive challenge: create captivating tablescapes inspired by revered hosts, hostesses, or events. The results are sure to elicit revelry of the hautest order.
Photography by: Jerry Rabinowitz