Thu, Feb 2 6:30 PM
The spectacular Opening Night kick-off gala of the largest and most respected Antiques & Garden Show in the US is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 2017 Preview Party will celebrate the Show’s Honorary Chair, New York architect Gil Schafer, with live music, handcrafted cocktails, light-fare local tastings, and perhaps even a Nashville celebrity or two previewing and shopping the 2017 Show early with a stylish sell-out crowd from all over the country.
Keynote Lecture - Nate Berkus
Fri, Feb 3 11:00 AM (60 min)
Nate Berkus has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers since his first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, VOGUE, InStyle, O Magazine, People and ELLE DECOR, which included him on their “A-List” of the world’s top designers. He has authored two New York Times bestselling books: Home Rules (2005) and The Things That Matter (2012). Audiences will soon see him on TLC in a new show tentatively called Married to Design.
Brooke and Steve Giannetti Design and Garden Lecture
Fri, Feb 3 2:00 PM (60 min)
Steve Giannetti is a renowned architect, and Brooke Giannetti is an interior decorator and writer of the design blog Velvet and Linen. Co-authors of the design blockbuster book Patina Style, they also own Giannetti Home, a store that sells furniture and products for the home in their signature “Patina style.” Brooke and Steve’s newly released book, Patina Farm, is an account of the couple’s collaboration and creativity on building their own Patina Farm in Ojai, California.
The Bourbon Party
Fri, Feb 3 6:30 PM (120 min)
The new Friday night bourbon and whiskey tasting party that brought the house down last year with its delicious mixture of boots, barbecue, special bourbons and live bluegrass music on the Show floor. Dress “Nashville cocktail-casual,” bring friends and sip the night away while you shop the largest, most unique collection of antiques and garden fare in the country.
Design Panel Lecture
Sat, Feb 4 11:00 AM (60 min)
Mary McDonald is an award winning, internationally published Los Angeles-based interior designer. She is one of the stars of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators & Property Envy series, and has been ranked as one of House Beautiful’s Top 100 Designers.
Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design. Their recently published book, Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors, showcases their chic and elegant design.
Nathan Turner is a Los Angeles-based interior designer and one of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators. Nathan’s designs, parties and products have been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, ELLE DECOR, Veranda and House Beautiful.
Robert Leleux is the author of three books, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End and Southern Style Now. Robert is also the founder of the Southern Style Now Festival & Showhouse.
Tara Guérard Event Planning and Design Lecture
Sat, Feb 4 2:00 PM (60 min)
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading tastemakers, style expert Tara Guérard, has been featured in Food & Wine, InStyle, Southern Living, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Town & Country Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, The Nate Berkus Show and the Style Network. Named by Vogue as one of the country’s top wedding planners, Tara is the author of two books, Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South and Weddings by Tara Guérard.