July 15, 2024
Sweet Sixteen: Antiques at The Gardens Never Goes Out of Style

Sweet Sixteen: Antiques at The Gardens Never Goes Out of Style

By Donna Cornelius

From furniture built long ago to designers whose aesthetics are shaping modern sensibilities, Antiques at the Gardens is a showcase for timeless splendor.

The 16th once-a-year function, hosted by the Mates of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, kicks off Sept. 29 and runs by Oct. 2. It incorporates 12 speakers, 22 sellers and about 150 volunteers – all doing work collectively to assist the Gardens and to educate and entertain people who attend.

First Horizon Lender is the presenting sponsor of this year’s show, which capabilities textile sponsor Sister Parish Design and style as well as talks and reserve signings by nationally and internationally acclaimed inside designers, floral designers, architects, landscape architects and household furniture designers. 

Sellers will provide an array of tempting goods: home furniture, high-quality art, classic and good jewelry, silver, rugs and textiles, property decor and yard extras. 

This year’s lineup features Antique Cupboard, Beth Poindexter Luxe, Black Sheep Antiques, Blackwell Botanicals, Brocante French Antiques, Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs, D.R. Grissom Collection Estate & Wonderful Jewellery, Edwin C. Skinner, Gum Tree Farm Patterns, Hedgerow Antiques, Justin Westbrook, Madison James, Maison de France, McDonough Great Art, Pennoyer Newman, Piggy Kitchen area, Recreo Jewellery, Roger D. Winter season, Ltd., Thomas M. Fortner Antiques, Quite Vintage Villa, Effectively + Speculate Artist Collective and Whitehall Antiques.

Antiques at the Gardens draws people from all above Alabama and the Southeast. Proceeds benefit the ongoing stewardship and enhancement of the Gardens, academic plans and outreach activities.

Antiques at the Gardens will get off to a festive begin Sept. 29 with Gala in the Gardens, a glittering celebration honoring longtime BBG supporters Maggie and Will Brooke. Guests will enter by way of a distinctive backyard entrance established by Millhouse Howell as they prepare to dance, sip cocktails and have on discussions below the stars.

Speakers at the Show

Here’s the timetable for the rest of the event:

Friday, Sept. 30 Show hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shop the Display with Exhibit Ambassador Richard Keith Langham, 9:30 a.m. 

Born in Alabama and based in Manhattan, Langham, previously mentioned, has been a power in the decorating earth for much more than 30 years. Just after graduating from the Trend Institute of Technological innovation in New York and researching at the Review Centre for the Heritage of Great and Decorative Arts in London, he then apprenticed with structure legend Mark Hampton. Langham expended 10 decades with Irvine & Fleming in advance of founding his own organization in 1990. His signature rooms communicate to the previous in a fresh new way with luscious colour, pattern and couture detailing. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as soon as proclaimed him to have “a sorcerer’s eye.”

Pink Diamond Lecture Series: Ken Fulk, 11 a.m. (adopted by a e-book signing)

For extra than 30 years, inside designer Ken Fulk, under, has crafted enchanting areas close to the planet. He’s been named to the Architectural Digest Advertisement100 and Elle Decor A-Listing and has been two times nominated for a James Beard Award for his hospitality initiatives. He’s regarded for his blend of cinematic flair and layered spaces that pay out homage to the standard influences of his Virginia upbringing. His e-book, “The Movie in My Mind,” usually takes visitors behind the scenes of some of his most extravagant endeavors. Fulk has gained international acclaim with extensively released household and hospitality assignments. In 2018, he launched Saint Joseph’s Arts Basis, a nonprofit committed to supporting regional artists at revitalized historic landmarks in San Francisco and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Red Diamond Lecture Series: Lewis Miller, 2 p.m. (adopted by a e book signing)

Lewis Miller, over, was born and raised in California farm nation, in which he formulated a respect for nature at a quite young age. Miller, earlier mentioned, is the founder of LMD New York, Lewis Miller Design, one of the leading floral style and design properties in New York Town, with a new second workplace in West Palm Beach front, Florida. Miller’s clients contain top market professionals in manner, layout, photography, artwork route and architecture. He is the author of “Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangement” and “Flower Flash.” Miller is identified for his Flower Flashes, avenue art floral installations repurposed from gatherings to create pop-up street installations. He focuses on bouquets and fantasy, reworking vital life times in his clients’ lives into magical, eternal reminiscences. His intention is to continue on this work and bring pleasure and shock to urban neighborhoods and town dwellers.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Show hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Veranda panel: Brandon Ingram, Janice Parker, Stephen Sills and Summer Thornton Editor-in-Chief Brandon Ingram, 11 a.m. (adopted by reserve signings)

Brandon Ingram

This Georgia native’s C. Brandon Ingram Design and style is an Atlanta-based household layout business with important focus on custom properties, historic renovations and architectural interiors. A Ga Tech alumnus and four-time winner of the prestigious Philip Trammell Shutze Award for excellence in Classical Design and style from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Artwork, Ingram, higher than, has built basic, regular residences throughout the region.

Janice Parker

Born and elevated in New York Metropolis, Janice Parker, subsequent site best, studied at Parsons Faculty of Layout and then with John Brookes at the Clock Residence University of Yard Design and style in England, throughout which time she also labored in the floral business, coming up with for situations and spaces. Her business, Janice Parker Landscape Architects, has conceptualized and directed modern landscape architecture for personal and general public clientele globally. The agency has gained various awards, like the Veranda Finest in Out of doors Living Awards in 2020 and 2022 its work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Moments, Veranda and other publications.

Stephen Sills

Stephen Sills, underneath, is renowned for his means not only to design and style revolutionary and gorgeous rooms but also to establish an atmosphere of luxury and relaxed. With a clean method to classicism, Sills delivers collectively furnishings that span 4 hundreds of years and impressive options of surfaces, textures and colors. His perform has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Town and Nation, Vogue, Veranda, W, New York Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s Ad100 and is a person of its 30 Deans of American Style and design. Sills’ 3rd monograph, “Stephen Sills – A Eyesight for Structure,” will be available this tumble.

Summer Thornton

Summer season Thornton, above, is acknowledged for decorating with the wildest abandon to make daring and colorful interiors that give households lifetime. Her initial guide, “Wonderland: Adventures in Decorating,” debuted in March. Her operate has been showcased in Ad, Veranda, Elle Décor, Residence Attractive, the Wall Avenue Journal, New York Instances and other publications. She is frequently named to special lists, such as Sotheby’s checklist of the best 20 Designers to Look at. Her design and style inspires far more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. 

Moderator: Steele Marcoux

Marcoux is the editor-in-main at Veranda magazine. She qualified prospects editorial initiatives and addresses style and design traits, architecture and vacation.

Alex Papachristidis, introduced by Flower magazine, 2 p.m. (followed by a guide signing)

Papachristidis’ work has been published in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Dwelling and Back garden, Southern Accents, InStyle and the New York Situations, and he has been named to the 2016 Advertisement 100 Listing, Elle Décor’s A-Record of 25 Inside Designers and, several situations, to the New York Spaces’ Major 50 Designer List.

The designer is the writer of “The Age of Class: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis” and a new guide, “The Sophisticated Daily life: Rooms That Welcome and Inspire.” He also has a tabletop enterprise referred to as Each day Class on Instagram. (See tale on site 18.)

Sunday, Oct. 2 Show hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hosted by James Farmer

Producing a return overall look at the exhibit is James Farmer a Southern creator, interior designer and speaker recognized for his skill to make wonderfully common and welcoming homes. Farmer, higher than, is the writer of several ideal-providing guides. His most the latest publication, “Arriving House,” capabilities layout initiatives from the farmlands of Ga to the Connecticut countryside. His perform also has been released in Southern Living, House Gorgeous, Common House, Southern House, Flower and other publications.

Sunday with Kreis Beall, 11:30 a.m. (followed by a guide signing)

Kreis Beall, underneath, is co-founder of Blackberry Farm, an award-successful, 70-space vacation resort in the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee and one of the country’s leading destinations. This Tennessee indigenous weaves together various encounters – resort proprietor, prepare dinner, photographer, interior designer, traveler – all sharing common threads: Beall’s enthusiasm for the artwork of living, her adore of attractiveness and her knack for transforming massive dreams into genuine, uncontrived class. She is a fixture in the journey and entertaining world and routinely appears in well known home and layout magazines. 

Residence Lovely panel: Betsy Brown, Jeffrey Dungan and Grant Trick moderator: Carisha Swanson, Property Gorgeous magazine director of editorial distinctive initiatives. 2 p.m. (adopted by ebook signings)

Betsy Brown

Betsy Brown, below, was raised in Birmingham by a wildly imaginative Southern mother – an antiques vendor who was obsessed with layout. Her namesake agency, Betsy Brown Inc., specializes in at ease, collected spaces wherever modernist sensibilities sort the basis and antiquities create exquisite pressure and equilibrium. Her work has been featured in publications worldwide, and she’s gained awards that involve Southeastern Designer of the Calendar year by Veranda magazine and the Atlanta Attractive Arts Heart and Major 125 Designers by House Beautiful magazine. 

Jeffrey Dungan

Jeffrey Dungan is principal of Alabama-centered Jeffrey Dungan Architects. His inventive function can be viewed in his indigenous South and through North and Central America. Dungan has been honored with the 2017 Southeast Architect of the Calendar year award by Veranda magazine and the Atlanta Attractive Arts Middle as very well as a lot of awards from the American Institute of Architects. In 2018 and 2019, he been given the prestigious Palladio Award, the only countrywide award for classical architecture. Dungan, earlier mentioned, is the writer of “The Mother nature of Household: Making Timeless Homes.”

Grant Trick

Furniture maker and artisan Grant Trick, beneath, is the founder of his namesake furnishings upholstery workroom in Birmingham. Trick started his occupation as a sportswear designer in New York. Resourceful stints as a showroom designer and propmaker for several fashion makes allowed him to master the production art of custom upholstery and smooth furnishings. He has since returned to his Southern roots in Alabama, exactly where he hand-tailors, hand-tufts and hand-sews custom parts for the structure field.

Moderator: Carisha Swanson 

Panel moderator Carisha Swanson is director of editorial exclusive tasks at Household Lovely journal. She functions with models and partners to produce revolutionary editorial initiatives in the electronic, video and print spaces.


Books will be readily available to invest in at Leaf & Petal’s store at The Gardens.

Some situations have constrained seating and need additional tickets. For additional info and to acquire tickets, stop by www.bbgardens.org/antiques. Abide by the show on Facebook and Instagram @antiquesgardensbham.