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Guest Speakers

Antiques at the Gardens 2022

Antiques at the Gardens is pleased to welcome these nationally and internationally acclaimed interior designers, floral designers, architects, landscape architects, and furniture designers to our 16th annual show.

Richard Keith Langham

2022 Show Ambassador

Alabama born and Manhattan based, Keith has been a force in the decorating world for more than 30 years. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and studying at the Study Center for the History of Fine and Decorative Arts in London, he then apprenticed with design legend Mark Hampton.

Keith spent 10 years with Irvine & Fleming before founding his own firm in 1990. His keen eye and ebullient talent serve well in assembling his signature rooms—those that speak to the past in a fresh way and are brimming with luscious color, pattern, and couture detailing. Perhaps no one summed up his aesthetics more than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who once proclaimed him to have “a sorcerer’s eye.”

Ken Fulk

Red Diamond Lecture (Friday, September 30)

For over 30 years interior designer and world-builder extraordinaire Ken Fulk has crafted some of the most enchanting spaces around the globe. From homes, hotels, restaurants, and bars to members clubs, private planes, and unforgettable events, no one can throw a party or infuse a space with as much personality and provenance as Ken Fulk. The designer—who has been named to Architectural Digest’s AD100, Elle Decor’s A-List and has been twice nominated for a James Beard Award for his hospitality projects—is known for his signature blend of cinematic flair and layered spaces that pay homage to the traditional influences of his Virginian upbringing.

He is the author of The Movie in My Mind, in which he takes readers behind the scenes of some of his most extravagant endeavors. Renowned for his layered interiors, high-concept hospitality brands and unforgettable parties, Fulk has gained international acclaim with widely published residential and hospitality projects. As a co-founder and creative director of properties ranging from historic hotels in New Orleans and the Berkshires to New York’s Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Noda and Sonoma County’s plant-based dining destination, Little Saint, Fulk has expanded his impact far beyond the boundaries of design. In 2018, he founded Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting local artists at revitalized historic landmarks in San Francisco and Provincetown.

Lewis Miller

Red Diamond Lecture (Friday, September 30)

Creator of the viral Flower Flash, Lewis Miller was born and raised in California farm country, where he developed a respect for nature at a very young age. Miller is the founder of LMD New York, Lewis Miller Design, one of the premier floral design houses in New York City, with a new second office in West Palm Beach, Florida. Miller’s clients include the world’s leading industry professionals in fashion, design, photography, art direction, and architecture, including Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and JP Morgan Chase. He is the author of Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangement and FLOWER FLASH. Miller’s Flower Flashes are street art floral installations repurposed from events to create pop-up street installations.

Miller focuses on flowers and fantasy, transforming key life moments in his client’s lives into magical, everlasting memories. The impetus for the Flower Flashes was to re-create just a sliver of that sentiment and offer it to everyday New Yorkers and tourists.  His main vision is to create an emotional response through flowers—to brighten and beautify someone’s day and to make them smile, the way one smiles when they witness a random act of kindness. Miller continues to share Flower Flashes with New Yorkers and has created them as well in Los Angeles, Miami, Charlottesville, and Nashville. His goal is to continue this work and bring joy and surprise to urban neighborhoods and city dwellers.

Brandon Ingram

VERANDA Panel (Saturday, October 1)

Georgia native Brandon Ingram’s eponymous firm, C. Brandon Ingram Design, is an Atlanta-based residential design firm with major concentration on custom homes, historic renovations, and architectural interiors. Drawing inspiration from classic and traditional architecture of the past, the firm artistically crafts homes that are rooted in history, but that are also unique and of their time. A sense of charm, character, and familiarity created through subtle, honest details has become a hallmark of the CBI portfolio.

A Georgia Tech alumnus and four-time winner of the prestigious Philip Trammell Shutze Award for excellence in Classical Design from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Ingram has designed classic, traditional homes across the country.

Janice Parker

VERANDA Panel (Saturday, October 1)

Born and raised in New York City, Janice Parker studied at Parsons School of Design and then with John Brookes at the Clock House School of Garden Design in England, during which time she also worked in the floral business, designing extensively for public and private events and spaces. Her firm, Janice Parker Landscape Architects, has conceptualized and directed innovative landscape architecture for private and public clients globally.

Under her guidance, Janice Parker Landscape Architects has been honored with multiple awards, including the Stanford White Award for Garden Design (multiple years), the Professional Merit Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (multiple years), Interior Design’s Best of Year Award for Residential Landscape in 2020, and VERANDA’s Best in Outdoor Living Awards in 2020 and 2022. Janice was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2017. Her firm’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, VERANDA, The Washington Post Online, Vogue, and Luxe Interiors + Design. She is the author of Designing a Vision, showcasing her studio’s approach to the art of design.

Stephen Sills

VERANDA Panel (Saturday, October 1)

Stephen Sills is recognized as a unique artistic voice in the interior design world. He is renowned for his ability not only to design innovative and beautiful rooms but also to establish a pervasive atmosphere of luxury and calm. With a fresh approach to classicism, Sills brings together furnishings that span four centuries and innovative choices of surfaces, textures, and colors. Architectural Digest described his work as “a lucid synthesis of opulence, rigor, and surprise.”

His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Town and Country, Vogue, T Magazine, The World of Interiors, VERANDA, W, New York Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. He is a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and is one of its “30 Deans of American Design.” His Bedford residence is included in Dominic Bradbury’s American Designers at Home and HGTV’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Homes. Elle Décor named him a “titan of design” and Stephen routinely appears on its annual “A List.” Sills’ third monograph, Stephen Sills—A Vision for Design, will be available this fall.

Summer Thornton

VERANDA Panel (Saturday, October 1)

Summer Thornton is known for decorating with the wildest abandon to create fearlessly bold and colorful interiors that give homes life. Her first book, Wonderland: Adventures in Decorating, debuted in March and was an immediate No. 1 new release and best seller. Her work has been featured in AD, VERANDA, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more.

She is regularly named to exclusive lists of the top designers in the world including the 1stDibs 50 list and Sotheby’s list of the top 20 Designers to Watch. Her style inspires 100K+ followers on Instagram and is often imitated but never replicated. Headquartered in Chicago, her firm works on projects throughout North America.

Alex Papachristidis

Presented by FLOWER magazine (Saturday, October 1)

The work of interior decorator Alex Papachristidis has been described as thoughtful, personal, sophisticated, and eclectic. Having mastered the skill of fusing modern and traditional elements, he has inspired editors, designers, and clients alike to use the word “fresh” to define his elegant approach, color palette, and the delightful details that make even a small room sizzle with style. Born and raised in New York City, Papachristidis got his first big commission—a large Manhattan apartment—while a student at Parsons School of Design.

Today, Papachristidis’ interiors can be found all over the world. He designed the dining room of the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, and his work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Southern Accents, InStyle, and The New York Times. He is the author of The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis and is a four-time participant in the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House and The Hampton Designer Showhouse. Papachristidis was named to the 2016 AD100 List, Elle Décor’s “A-List of 25 Interior Designers,” and for several years in a row has been on the New York Spaces “Top 50 Designers List.”

James Farmer

Sunday Host (Sunday, October 2)

James Farmer is a Southern author, interior designer, and speaker known for his ability to create beautifully familiar and welcoming homes. To Farmer, a home engages all of the senses—the pleasantries of colors and materials, the feel of the doorknob warmed by the sun, the smell of fresh laundry, the sound of the closing door, and the taste of supper on the table.

Farmer is the author of The Wall Street Journal best-selling books A Time to Plant, Sip & Savor, Porch Living, Wreaths For All Seasons, A Time To Cook, Dinner on the Grounds, A Time to Celebrate, and A Place to Call Home.  His most recent publication, Arriving Home, features design projects from the farmlands of Georgia to the rolling countryside of Connecticut.

His work also has been published in various magazines including Southern Living, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Home, FLOWER, and more. As a frequent event speaker and guest, he lights up the room with his natural grace and warmth. Whether designing homes or sharing his gardening expertise, he is truly a fresh voice for his generation.

Born and raised in Georgia, he proudly has built his business in his hometown of Perry.

Kreis Beall

Sunday with Kreis Beall, sponsored by The Travel Studio (Sunday, October 2)

Kreis Beall is co-founder of Blackberry Farm, an award-winning, 70-room Relais & Chateaux hotel and resort in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee and one of the country’s premier destinations. As entrepreneurial as she is artistic, this Tennessee native weaves together varied experiences—hotel proprietor, cook, photographer, interior designer, intrepid traveler—all sharing common threads: Beall’s passion for the art of living, her love of beauty, and her knack for transforming big dreams into real, uncontrived elegance.

Born with the gift of hospitality, Beall helped create one of the nation’s most renowned resort destinations, Blackberry Farm. Like her grandmother and mother before her, Beall works tirelessly to curate thoughtful, hospitable environments and experiences. She’s often overheard saying, “The answer is yes … what’s the question?”—and means it. For decades, she has been a fixture in the travel and entertaining world and frequently appears in the pages of popular home and design magazines. She is also author of The Great Blue Hills of God, based on her challenges including the loss of her house, her health, and her husband.

Betsy Brown

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Panel (Sunday, October 2)

Betsy Brown was raised in Birmingham by a wildly creative, Southern mother—an antiques dealer who was obsessed with design. Growing up, her house was in a constant state of flux as her mother swapped out critical pieces and experimented with different fabrics and wallpapers. It was understood within the family that she and her older sister would both study interior design, a decision that has filled her life with a passion that she couldn’t have imagined at a young age. Her namesake firm, Betsy Brown Inc., specializes in comfortable, collected spaces where modernist sensibilities form the foundation, and antiquities create exquisite tension and balance.

Brown’s body of work is filled with intelligent homes that genuinely reflect her clients’ true nature. She has been honored with numerous awards, including Southeastern Designer of the Year by VERANDA magazine and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and Top 125 Designers by House Beautiful. Her work has been featured in VERANDA, Milieu, House Beautiful, Est Magazine, AD Spain, AD Mexico, Vogue Living, House & Home Canada, Elle Décoration France, Casa Vogue Brazil, and The Wall Street Journal.

Jeffrey Dungan

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Panel (Sunday, October 2)

Jeffrey Dungan is principal of Alabama-based Jeffrey Dungan Architects. His creative work can be seen in his native South and throughout North and Central America. Recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture, he is a fresh voice in the industry. Dungan has been honored with the 2017 Southeast Architect of the Year award by VERANDA magazine and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center as well as numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects.

In 2018 and again in 2019 he received the prestigious Palladio Award, the only national award for classical architecture. He was also honored with two Shutze awards from the ICAA. Dungan is the author of The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses. The eight featured residences span across the United States and are designed to reflect the particularities of their location and unique environments to create a home that feels authentic and timeless. Through each chapter, Dungan explores different materials and architectural elements that help create what he calls “the forever home.”

Grant Trick

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Panel (Sunday, October 2)

Furniture maker and artisan Grant Trick is the founder of his namesake furniture upholstery workroom in Birmingham, Ala. Trick began his career as a sportswear designer in New York, where he perfected pattern-making skills that are fundamental to his approach to furniture today.

Creative stints as a showroom designer and propmaker for various fashion brands allowed him to master the manufacturing art of custom upholstery and soft furnishings. He has since returned to his Southern roots in Alabama, where he hand-tailors, hand-tufts, and hand-sews custom pieces for the design industry. Trick’s namesake furniture line, the Grant Trick Collection, is available through select trade showrooms.