By DONNA VISSMAN
Last year, when we visited the Antiques and Garden Show, Gwyneth Paltrow headlined the event, giving us advice on interior design and announcing her latest skincare project, read more about that here.
This year the Antiques and Garden Show announced that American interior designer, author and television personality Nate Berkus will headline the Keynote Program. The 27th annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville at the Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, will take place on February 3 – 5, 2017.
Each year, the Antiques and Garden Show presents more than 150 fine antiques and horticultural dealers, making it the largest show of its kind in the country. Proceeds from the show will benefit Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art and the charities of the Economic Club of Nashville (ECON).
Berkus, a renowned interior designer, who has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, and television shows will present his take on the show’s theme this year – Cultivated Style – at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 3.
“Your home should tell the story of who you are. What you love most, collected and assembled in one place,” Berkus says. “Whether it’s a family heirloom, or a piece you found on your travels. Everywhere your eye goes in your home, it should land on something that resonates.”
Berkus will sign copies of his book, The Things That Matter, following his presentation.
Other notable participants at the show include:
Brooke and Steve Giannetti, California-based design duo and authors of Patina Style and Patina Farm
Mary McDonald, an LA-based award-winning interior designer and star of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators” and “Property Envy”
Robert Leleux, author and founder of the Southern Style Now Festival
Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, interior design power couple behind Carrier and Company Interiors in New York City and authors of Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors
Nathan Turner, California-based interior designer and special projects editor at Architectural Digest
Tara Guérard, Charleston-based award winning wedding and event planner
General Chairmen Linda Graham and Mary Smith said the line-up of speakers was chosen because of the diversity of their design backgrounds.
“From traditional architecture, landscape and interior design to wedding and event planning, the speakers this year have such unique design styles.” Graham said. ” We want attendees to be entertained and take home a few tips from some of the top designers in the country.”
This year, the show will be larger than ever and celebrate Gil Schafer of G. P. Schafer Architect, PLLC as Honorary Chairman.
“Gil has served on our national advisory board for years and has always been a loyal patron of the show,” said Smith. “We are thrilled to honor him to say thank you for all of his contributions to the show.”
Tickets are now available at www.antiquesandgardenshow.com. For the
latest show updates and speaker schedule, follow the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville on Facebook, Twitter (@antiquesgarden) and Instagram (@antiquesandgardenshow).