Guest Lecturers

 

Miles Redd-Friday, December 6, 2013

Sierra Exif JPEGMiles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. His unique aesthetic vision is characterized by playful mélanges of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures. Drawing on inspirations ranging from Richard Avedon fashion photographs to Rene Gruau illustrations, Redd has crafted interiors for a wide array of venues.

His trademark approach to design has brought to life rooms infused with boldness, fantasy, and sophistication. Miles Redd embarked on his interior design career after graduating from NYU, honing his skills with luminary antiques dealer John Rosselli and decorator Bunny Williams. In 1998 he opened his own design firm in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood. He has been creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home since 2003. His work has been featured in Vogue, W, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Veranda, and Architectural Digest.

Bunny Williams & John Rosselli-Saturday, December 7, 2013

porch_263_lr (1)Bunny Williams and John Rosselli have an extraordinary sense of style and passion for entertaining that has established them as one of the design world’s power couples. Bunny Williams is a designer with a modern vision, a sense of history, and the confidence to take the unexpected path. Williams’ style is classic, but never predictable.

Currently, Bunny Williams has a thriving design practice and a widely acclaimed home furnishings collection, Bunny Williams Home. With her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, Williams owns Treillage Ltd., two unique decorative home and garden shops in New York. Her fourth book, Scrapbook for Living published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, offers Williams’ inspiring tips for organizing and personalizing a home.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bunny’s decorating DNA combines her upbringing and appreciation for gracious Southern living, with her hands-on training at the venerable firms of Stair & Co. Antiques and Parish Hadley Inc. Her knowledge of the decorative arts and well-honed skills as a designer have kept clients knocking on her door for almost 40 years.

John Rosselli opened his first shop in New York City over half a century ago. It immediately became a destination to those in the world of design and decoration and his name has become synonymous with the best of the best. A self-described insatiable shopper with an obsession for antiques and collecting, John Rosselli travels the world in pursuit of not only the best but the unusual, and what he likes to describe as “whimsical” items that make you smile.

Born in Newton, New Jersey, John attended art school in Newark, New Jersey before moving to New York City, where his first work was as a decorative painter. This early experience would later serve as the basis for his own business of fine reproductions, including lighting, furniture and accessories. In addition to Treillage, Rosselli has showrooms in D.C., Chicago and DCOTA.

Bunny and John share an apartment in New York City, a country house in Connecticut, the subject of her second book An Affair with a House, and a villa near the sea in Punta Cana, DR.

Danielle Rollins-Saturday, December 7, 2013

DDR photo by PMAuthor of bestseller Soiree Entertaining with Style (Rizzoli 2012), contributing editor for Veranda, and lifestyle editor for LuxeCrush.com, Danielle Rollins is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leading lifestyle experts. Veranda calls Danielle a “genuine expert-a natural born entertainer” and Southern Living, to which she has been a frequent contributor, proclaims her “Atlanta’s preeminent hostess and tastemaker.” Danielle mixes a dash of glamour with an approachable flair to inspire and encourage others to celebrate any and every opportunity to create a memory. Her eye for detail and her uniquely chic views are evident on her website, www. DanielleDRollins.com.

Especially meaningful to Danielle are the contributions she has made to the Atlanta community. She is particularly proud of her efforts in establishing one of the city’s most popular events, Women of Style and Substance Annual Luncheon Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which was inspired by the healthcare professionals who cared for her daughter following a near fatal accident. She is dedicated to issues involving children’s healthcare and education. A native of Dallas, TX, Danielle now lives in Atlanta with her children and a menagerie of animals.

Workshops

 

James Farmer

Saturday, December 7, 2013 – Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, December 8, 2013 – Cooking Demonstration

WB_AAS_2012_IMG_James_Farmer_WebJames Farmer is a Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook and garden-to-table lifestyle expert. He is a young, fresh voice for his generation on how to incorporate elegant seasonal garden living into one’s life either on a grand scale or modest budget. James was taught as a young boy in Middle Georgia how to pull vegetables, herbs and flowers from the family farm and kitchen garden to provide much of the food, decor and flavor of his family’s everyday life. He learned how to be a “hyper-seasonal” cook at the side of his grandmother whose southern heirloom recipes he revitalized for contemporary tastes.

With a passion for the land, James earned a degree in gardening design and opened a landscape company in 2005. At the same time, because of his love for entertaining from the garden, he began creating floral arrangements and consulting on food for private parties and weddings making a “James Farmer Party” in demand in the South. Farmer is Editor-At-Large for Southern Living and is the author the Wall Street Journal best selling garden book, A Time To Plant (2011), Sip & Savor (2012), Porch Living (2012), Wreaths For All Seasons (2012) and A Time To Cook (2013).

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Juliana Catlin-Friday, December 6, 2013

Juliana Catlin photoAs Principal of Catlin Design, Juliana Catlin has led her firm to over 30 years of design excellence. She has a degree from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Design in Architecture. Not only has Juliana won numerous awards and been featured in many national publications, she has been a leader on ethical and professional standards in the design profession and speaks nationally on visionary leadership. Past National President and a Fellow Member of ASID, Juliana also served as the Inaugural Chair of the ASID Foundation Board.

Antiques have been a lifelong passion for Juliana and she shares her expertise with the design community as well as the public. With her knowledge of fine period furniture, she enjoys helping you refine your antique collecting.

State Approved CEU – 3 Hours Credit to Licensed Interior Designers and Architects for lecture and self-directed show tour.

 

 

 

E. William Nash, IV-Friday, December 6, 2013

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William Nash is one of the Southeast’s up-and-coming experts in antiques and decorative arts. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Georgia, as well as a certificate in Appraisal Studies in Antiques and Fine Art from the University of Georgia in partnership with the American Society of Appraisers. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida and a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. William is carrying on the trade and tradition of his father, Bill III, who has been named “second to none” in Jacksonville for his work as an antiques restorer and conservator. Together, William and his father run E.W. Nash & Son, an antiques restoration and appraisal firm located in Jacksonville, Florida. One of the nation’s youngest in his field, William has a passion for history, tradition, and collecting, and is revitalizing the world of antiques for the next generation. He and his wife, Leanna, live in Jacksonville’s historic district of Avondale with their two children, Laurie and William V. When he is not in his workshop or out in the field appraising, William enjoys restoring and maintaining his 1924 home, which he affectionately calls “Nash Abbey.” You can learn more about William and his work at their website, www.ewnash.com.