June 25, 2015 • PEOPLE

PLEASE MEET: Claire Lindley Reeve & Courtland Smith Stevens



Two gals who appreciate monograms as much we do—Courtland Smith Stevens left, Claire Lindley Reeve right. Photo: Catherine Lovett

Let us introduce you to Claire Lindley Reeve and Courtland Smith Stevens (aka Courty), the owners of Number Four Eleven, an incredibly chic design store in the historic district of Savannah.

Courtland and Claire love linens as much as we do, which is why we turned to them to create custom embroidered designs for Draper James.


Fancy a cocktail and a clever napkin to go with it? Number Four Eleven designed these Southern Sayings Cocktail Napkins just for us.

Want to know more about Courtland and Claire? They answered our Draper James Seven—seven questions that define a Southern style maker. Read on to see what they each had to say.

What is your favorite Southern city?
CLAIRE: Savannah is my favorite Southern city, but I always like to visit my college town, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.COURTLAND: Savannah!

Favorite Southern restaurant?
CLAIRE: I love Michaels Genuine in Miami and Empire State South in Atlanta.

COURTLAND: I have three: The Grey in Savannah, The Ordinary and Cru Cafe, both in Charleston.

Favorite Southern tradition?
CLAIRE: The almost 200-year-old Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

COURTLAND: The Married Women’s Card Club, a club for Savannah’s prominent married ladies—you are kicked out if you get a divorce! The club was made famous in John Berendt’s bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Sweet tea or unsweetened?
CLAIRE: Half and half.

COURTLAND: Absolutely unsweetened.

Cowboy boots or heels?
CLAIRE: Heels.


How do you describe Southern style?
CLAIRE: Southern style to me is having traditions, but mixing them up in a fresh way: antiques with modern art, monograms with crisp tailored bedding.

COURTLAND: Southern style is traditional (big time!), but authentic. The most stylish Southerners I know are trending forward, but always holding onto a little of the past.

Describe your style.
CLAIRE:  Jeans with a tee and chunky jewelry, and I always love a good navy and white stripe.

COURTLAND: Simple and clean; never a mess and never really overly put together.