2015 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

2015 has many exciting happening underway for The English Room.  

I am so honored to be invited to the Antique & Garden Show of Nashville as a blogger covering this exclusive event with a thrilling line up of design stars. This is the premier antiques show in the United States.

Read all about it and I hope to see you in vibrant Nashville later this month. 


The ANTIQUES & GARDEN SHOW OF NASHVILLE combines spectacular garden spaces, fine antiques, and horticultural items into one outstanding three-day show. Located in the MUSIC CITY CENTER in vibrant downtown Nashville, the show’s 150+ exhibitors, renowned experts and fabulous gardens make it the ultimate destination for new and ardent antique collectors, avid gardeners, those seeking design inspiration, and anyone who enjoys a breath of spring in the midst of winter. Over the past 24 years, the volunteer-managed show has raised nearly $6 million for Cheekwood and for ECON.


January 30 – February 1, 2015
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, January 29
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Preview Party

Friday, January 30
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Show open

11:00 a.m. Keynote Lecture, Diane Keaton
1:00 p.m. A Southern Garden Tour: Garden & Gun Lecture
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday Night Party

Saturday, January 31
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Show open

11:00 a.m. Blackberry Farm’s Kreis Beall with Suzanne Kasler
1:00 p.m. Saturday Design Panel
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Music in the Gardens

Sunday, February 1
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Show open


dianekeaton-webKeynote Speaker: Friday, January 30, 11:00 a.m.

Shifting effortlessly from comedy to drama and back again, Diane Keaton has established herself as an iconic and versatile actress who continues to captivate audiences all over the world. When not acting, Keaton has also proven herself to be an accomplished director, producer, best-selling author and fashion icon.

An accomplished author, Keaton has published many books on a range of subjects, including art (Clown Paintings),  crime photography (Local News: Tabloid Pictures From The Los Angeles Herald Express 1936-1961), and architecture (California Romantica, House). Then Again, Keaton’s touching memoir and love letter to her mother Dorothy, was critically heralded and a New York Times best-seller. Keaton recently published another best-seller,  Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty.  Read more >

AlexaHampton-webLecture Moderator: Alexa Hampton

Hampton is the author of two critically praised books: The Language of Interior Design,  and Decorating in Detail and contributed an essay for Charlotte Moss’ book,  A Visual Life. She is also a contributing columnist for the The Wall Street Journal’s Saturday “Off Duty” section. Hampton posts on facebook, twitter, and pinterest under Alexa Hampton Inc. and frequently lectures on design around the country and in China  

Read more >


GardenGun-HaskellHarrisgardengun-RWDA SOUTHERN GARDEN TOUR, BY GARDEN & GUN

Friday, January 30, 1:00 p.m.

For the editors of Garden & Gun, the search for great Southern gardens is about more than just the beauty of grand landscapes: It’s about discovering the stories behind the lush green spaces and meeting the personalities who bring them to life. Come along on a retrospective tour of the diverse gardens photographed for the magazine over the past seven years, from a Hill Country oasis in Texas by Sarah Lake to the revival of a Charles Gillette gem in the Virginia countryside and go behind the scenes with Style Director Haskell Harris to learn the secrets of what attracted the editors to each Southern property from the start.  Read more >


Saturday, January 31, 11:00 a.m.

Kreis Beall, the multi-talented founder of the acclaimed luxury destination Blackberry Farm, defies simple description. As entrepreneurial as she is artistic, the Tennessee native’s varied experiences — hotel proprietor, chef,  photographer,  interior designer, intrepid traveler — all share a common thread. That thread is Beall’s passion for the art of living, her love of beauty and her knack for transforming big dreams into real, uncontrived elegance. Read more >

Inspired by the many different genres of style,  Suzanne Kasler has mastered the unexpected juxtapositions of style and design. An expression of style can take many different forms – fashion, art, architecture, design. Incorporating the personal collections of her clients with fine art and antiques, contemporary pieces and custom-designed furniture, Suzanne creates meaningful interiors that straddle a rare middle ground between sophisticate and ingénue. Read more.

SATURDAY DESIGN PANEL christopherspitzmiller-webmarkham_ robertsportrait-webJaneScotthodges-webmichaeldevine-web

Saturday, January 31, 1:00 p.m.

Michael Devine was raised in Illinois where his passion for all aspects of design was nurtured. He studied art history at the Ecole du Louvre, French at the Sorbonne and cooking at the Ritz Escoffier. Read more >

Jane Scott Hodges. From early on in her career, Jane Scott Hodges has set herself apart from her contemporaries in the design community with her custom linens that are at once beautiful and practical for today’s reality of muddy paw prints and spilled cocktails. At the heart of Jane Scott’s effort has been to pair luxury with real life in a way never before done. Read more >

Markham Roberts, a New York based interior designer, known for his ability to work in any design vernacular, brings a modern approach to classic design. Having trained with Mark Hampton before opening his own firm in 1997, Markham takes on a wide variety of projects across the country. Read more >

Christopher Spitzmiller’s iconic ceramic lamp designs draw inspiration from classical forms and traditional gem like glazes. He began his career in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. where he worked out of an old school house near Dumbarton Oaks.  Shortly thereafter, his work received critical acclaim and his reputation as a noteworthy ceramicist began to emerge. Read more >

MargotShaw-webPanel Moderator: Margot Shaw of flower Magazine

Since its debut in March of 2007,  flower has continued to grow at a steady pace, recently moving from quarterly to bimonthly, and available in all 50 U.S. states and 17 countries. Read more >

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  1. As the largest show of its kind in the United States, it has served as a protype for major shows throughout the U.S.
  2. More than 1, 000 patrons attend the Preview Party and Opening night and between 10, 000 and 15, 000 attend the three-day Show.
  3. In the past 25 years, the volunteer-managed show has raised nearly $6 million for Cheekwood and for ECON.
  4. Past lecturers include: HRH Prince Edward,
    Lady Carnarvon, Charlotte Moss, Mario Buatta, Albert Hadley, Bunny Williams, Colin Cowie, Martha Stewart, Jennifer Boles, Gil Schafer, Nina Campbell, Bobby McAlpine, Michael Bruno, Alexa Hampton, Ryan Gainey and many more.
  5. Our National Advisory Committee is comprised of some of the most spectacular names in design, including: Charlotte Moss, Bunny Williams, Carolyn Englefield, Alexa Hampton, and Margot Shaw.


  • The Show reaches a broad audience: ardent collectors, avid gardeners, those following the latest design trends, and everyone who enjoys a breath of spring in the middle of winter.
  • More than 1, 000 patrons attend the Preview Party and Opening night.
  • Nashville itself! Recently dubbed the nation’s latest “it” city by the New York Times, Nashville is ranked in the top five regions for job growth, has a growing restaurant scene, and vibrant downtown atmosphere.
  • More than 10, 000 attendees visit the Antiques & Garden Show each year, and this number continues to grow as we expand the Show in our new home, Music City Center!


Cheekwood is Nashville’s beloved 55-acre estate, Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. It has just recently been awarded the honor of “Top 10 Best Public Gardens” in the USA Today Reader’s Choice awards. Cheekwood brings art, education and horticulture to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, impacting our region by enhancing the lives of many through
its Outreach and Educational Programs. Thousands of school children visit annually allowing them to experience the beauty of the relationship between art and horticulture and to grow to have an appreciation for culture in their community.

The Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for over 20 various charities with a focus on children and families in the Nashville area. ECON provides a dynamic forum for community leaders to discuss economic, social and political issues of special interest to Nashvillians.


Music City Center

201 5th Avenue South

Nashville, TN

37203 musiccitycenter.com


General Admission:

$20 at the door, $15 in advance (purchased by January 26). All tickets are run-of-show (attend as many days as you like)

Seniors 65 (or older), Active Military & Students:

$12 at the door or in advance

Group Pricing available for Run-of-Show tickets and Lectures. GroupEvents@AntiquesAndGardenShow.com

For more information please visit AntiquesAndGardenShow.com


I sure hope to see you in Music City later this month.  It is an event NOT to miss!!!

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