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July 30th, 2021

Table Talk with Meghan Hess

Meghan resides in a quaint coastal town on Long Island, New York with her husband and three rescue Main Coone cats. Meghan comes from a background of Interior Design and Wedding Styling. With an impeccable eye for details, Meghan's passions lie in styled shoots, social media influencing and tablescape styling.


What is inspiring you right now?

Coming out of the pandemic I am happy to see people gathering and celebrating with lots of colors and patterns!


What are your favorite entertaining pieces in your home?

Our kitchen island tends to be the place where we usually gather around - I love to place a rattan tray in the center with fresh flowers, votives and charcuterie.


What are your current three favorite finds from the Freshly Set websites?

The Estrella Placemats, Orchid Napkin Rings and the Red Gingham Tablecloth.  



What is your home decor style?

I tend to be a maximalist when it comes to decorating. I'd define my style as preppy, colorful and a hint of bohemian.


What events will you use Freshly Set for?

Al fresco dining with my husband and girlfriends!


Who are your dream dinner party guests?

Jenna Bush, Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama and Reese Witherspoon.



What is the most inspiring event you ever attended and why?

The New York Botanical Gardens Orchid Dinner at The Plaza Hotel. I was honored to be amongst the most talented stylists and see their creativity brought to life amongst some of the most ornate and divine floral centerpieces I've ever seen.


Words to live and entertain by?

"She was the first to give a toast, and the last to say goodnight."


Your go-to hostess gift?

I personally don't drink wine, but if my host does I will bring a bottle of wine or a dessert.


If you could invite six insta-friends to your next party, who would they be?

@_sweetaffairs, @tomsamet, @csh_flowers, @theprintsprincess, @eileenkathrynboyd, @funkandswagger

Patterns or solids? Patterns.

Head of the table or in the middle? Head of the table.

Ideal dinner location? Outdoors.

Stemmed or Stemless? Stemmed.

Serving Style? Served.

Lighting? Candlesticks indoors, votives outdoors.

Seating arrangement? Place Cards

Atmosphere? Thoughtful but casual.

Music? Fun mix with a hint of jazz.

Beverage of choice? Cocktail.

Follow Meghan on IG at @miss.meghan.

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