One of the most popular events of the season is the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville coming up on February 2-4. Celebrating its 28th year, it is the longest-running event of its kind. I am excited to be Nashville Bound next week to return to this very special show.
This year’s theme, A Sense of Place, resonates with so much I have been writing about here of late and I am honored to be moderating a panel (on Saturday at 2 pm) of notable design friends to discuss how to incorporate and tell our own stories at home with beauty and authenticity. Joining me will be my video partner in crime, author and stylist Susanna Salk and esteemed designers Timothy Corrigan, Beth Webb and Richard Keith Langham, all of whom have books they will be signing after the talk. I’m sure it will be a fun, informative and lively discussion.
This is a very social show with an abundance of great events. Kicking off the show is the festive preview party on Thursday, February 1, where early shoppers can nab their picks.
Other talks include the Keynote Lecture on Friday at 11 am with Charles, 9th Earl Spencer who will discuss the story of Althorp, the estate he runs and owns,
where, for over 500 years, 19 generations of the Spencer family have lived.
On Saturday morning at 11, master floral designer Lewis Miller will offer a floral design lecture and demonstration.
In addition to his stunning florals and event work, he is famous for his Flowers for the People project, where he flower flash bombs NYC with beauty and surprise in gestures of creativity and generosity
And on Saturday at 2 pm, architect Gil Schafer and designer Rita Konig will be discussing the Art of Collaboration.
While they will be discussing the topic in general, you may remember their great collaboration on this Mill Valley, California house that appeared in ELLE DECOR.
photo: Eric Piasecki
There are other parties and events throughout the three days of the show. For tickets, visit the website http://antiquesandgardenshow.com/tickets/. I hope to see you there! Many thanks to Kim Holbrook and Robin Puryear, General Chairmen of the show, for inviting me. You can follow along here and on Instagram for behind the scenes moments and favorite finds from the show!