Our Story - Meet the Founders

About Krister and Carrie Allen 

Our Story

Husband and wife team Krister and Carrie Allen founded August Table to cultivate gracious living in the kitchen and around the table. With a luxe farmhouse and Parisian boho aesthetic, they want to spark creativity, clean simplicity, a natural freshness, and beauty. 

They work with an amazing team at a small factory in India to design their own block-printed textile patterns for napkins, tablecloths, and scarves.  Additionally, they get great pleasure in knowing that they are providing a source of income to many village families in an environmentally positive approach. Using cloth napkins is gentle on the environment; our napkins get better and softer with each wash and add a touch of boho while adding elegance to your meal.

Carrie Earle Allen

Carrie Earle Allen is both co-owner and co-founder of August Table. August Table is Carrie’s life-long dream. She was inspired by spending summers at her grandparents’ property in Virginia, nestled next to the water of the Chesapeake Bay.  Her grandmother was the ultimate southern hostess and made everything from scratch, yet she always kept things simple and elegant. Carrie has always loved to gather friends and family to her table.

An entrepreneur by nature, Carrie led and launched many successful endeavors over the years from co-founding, with a Harvard professor, an innovative education program that she grew to 23 sites globally, to more recently as Managing Partner of CIC Captains of Innovation. She created a corporate innovation consulting firm, where she and her team coach fortune 500 companies to stay innovative, seek new technologies and businesses, and connect with startups globally. 

Krister Randolph Allen

Krister Allen is both co-owner and co-founder of August Table.  Krister has had a life-long commitment to beautiful design and architecture.  He is the owner of Straight Line Building Design where he’s designed commercial and residential projects ranging from large multi-structure complexes and waterfront estates to small 250 sq. ft wilderness cabins in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.