MEET THE FOUNDER
Deborah Shearer is the founder, creative mind, and hostess behind Table + Dine, a lifestyle and marketing studio filling the creative needs of like-minded brands in the home, tabletop and housewares markets around the world. With a background in merchandising and marketing, the entrepreneur, tabletop expert and hostess helps to grow brands by putting to use her retail experience, mixing it with her passion for entertaining and making any event special. For those who aren’t familiar with her, she’s also been known to do some organizing.
While creating content, curating product and growing a brand is serious business, Deborah believes a celebrated life is all about good smells coming from the kitchen, signature cocktails, delightful dinner parties, and sharing the little things with friends and family around the table. She believes you should always save room for dessert, a toast is never optional and entertaining should be incredibly fun.
Deborah lives in Marin County, CA with her husband and always-adorable pup, Sammy. When she’s not spending time with her daughter Allie, designing, styling or producing a photo shoot, you can usually find her planning her next extraordinary dinner party.
"We call it “dinner and a love story”. One night over dinner at one our favorite San Francisco restaurants, Cotogna, my daughter Allie and I talked about our love for entertaining with good food, wine and our favorite people around the table. I’d been in the tabletop business for as long as I could remember and Allie followed my lead since she could twirl in a party dress. Together, we’ve cooked, baked, catered and hosted countless dinner parties, holidays and events. That night at Cotogna, we decided to build a company that revolved around our mutual love for entertaining, and Table + Dine was born. Shortly after, we launched our online retail store with over 10K products to set the perfect table and make it easy for the customer to shop with some of the best brands in the business.
When Allie had an incredible offer in the real estate market last year, I decided it was time to do something other than retail, so I re-invented Table + Dine - taking it from a online retail store to a marketing studio - consulting, sharing experiences, designing, setting tables and telling the story of products through content and imagery for brands. Looking mostly to chase my passions, I’ve carved out my own little space of the universe, morphing from a buyer, merchandiser and marketer to a designer, stylist, writer, editor, creative director, florist, and some days, even a chef. The best part, I get to do all the things I've learned and love - every, single, day.