antiques & garden show
Carrying the theme Cutivated Style, the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville returns to the Music City Center February 3-5. American interior designer, author, and television personality Nate Berkus will headline the keynote program at the 27th annual event
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 – on Friday, February 3 at 11 a.m.
“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
The volunteer-managed, three-day charity event draws more than 10,000 visitors. Visitors will find an exhibition and shopping opportunity with representation from extraordinary antique, art, and horticultural dealers. It is the ultimate destination for ardent antique collectors, avid gardeners, those seeking design inspiration, and anyone who enjoys a breath of spring in the midst of winter.
Patrick Larkin, who serves as senior vice president of gardens for Cheekwood, and Sarah Lowe, botanical garden and horticulture manager at Cheekwood, are among the garden designers for the event. Also presenting garden designs are Scott Dismukes, founding principal at Firma, a landscaping architecture and planning firm; Phillipe Chadwick, who has a strong reputation in Nashville for crafting memorable weddings and impressive visual spectacles for events and who occasionally hosts Volunteer Gardener on NPT; Troy Rhone, a Birmingham-based garden designer whose projects extend from coast to coast, and Lee and Will Greathouse, who are responsible for the installation and management of countless landscape projects throughout Nashville.
Antique booths will feature premier international and domestic dealers exhibiting stunning examples of porcelain, silver, jewelry, oriental rugs, paintings, and finely crafted furniture and lighting. Horticulture booths feature architectural elements for the home and garden, exquisite garden related furnishings, orchids, unusual plant material, and whimsical accessories for the home.
For information/tickets call 615/ 352-1282 or visit www.antiquesandgardenshow.com.