The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is returning for its 28th year, February 2-4, 2018, with quite the impressive lineup of speakers including Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, as the keynote speaker.

Other lectures will feature internationally renowned designers, architects and writers:

  • Richard Keith Langham, seasoned decorator and author of upcoming book “About Decorating”
  • Stacey Bewkes, founder and writer of popular design blog Quintessence
  • Susanna Salk, designer, stylist and stager as well as an author of many best-selling design books, most recently, “At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life”
  • Timothy Corrigan, internationally renowned interior designer and author of “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé”
  • Lewis Miller, distinguished Master floral designer and author of “Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangement”
  • Gil Schafer III, New York City-based architect and author of “The Great American House” and “A Place to Call Home”
  • Rita Konig, international interior designer and talented columnist for British House and Garden

Each speaker will infuse this year’s Show theme, A Sense of Place, into their talks. A sense of place is defined as a unique collection of qualities and characteristics that provide meaning to a location. Sense of place is what makes one home different from another, but sense of place is also what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about. With the show being the largest antique and art show of its kind in the country, the theme is the perfect way to highlight what makes your space your own and meaningful to your friends and family.

This year, the Show will be headlined with a lecture full of history as Charles, 9th Earl Spencer discusses the story of Althorp, an estate where 19 generations of the Spencer family have resided. Their driving passions have included art, books, and priceless antiquities, culminating in one of the finest collections in the world. Earl Spencer will share how he navigates the blend of rich family history and the demands of running a modern estate visited by thousands.

Make sure to buy your tickets to the festive parties, intriguing lectures and a general admission ticket to peruse the Show floor at the Music City Center: http://antiquesandgardenshow.com/tickets/.

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