Lectures

Thursday, October 13 at 11am

English Castles & Country Houses: Stories of Patronage, Restoration & Modern Interpretation
 
PANELISTS: Emma Burns, Martin Chapman, Dominic Evans-Freke and Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners
 
MODERATOR: Hamish Bowles
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join Hamish Bowles, Honorary Show Chair and EIC of The World of Interiors – arguably the most iconic design and decoration magazine – as he moderates a discussion on English heritage, past, present and future, with Emma Burns and Philip Hooper of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Martin Chapman, Curator European Decorative Arts & Sculpture at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Dominic Evans-Freke, Co-Owner and Director at de Gournay and the Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners. From trailblazing stewardship to cutting-edge creativity, from refined craftsmanship to passionate patronage – no stone will be left unturned. The British are coming!
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:
Claud Gurney – de Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors (Rizzoli, 2020)
Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners – The Accidental Duchess (Macmillan, 2022)


Thursday, October 13 at 2:30pm

Rooms To Remember: Making Luxury Livable
 
PANELISTS: Catherine Kwong, Stewart Manger and Alex Papachristidis
 
MODERATOR: Steele Marcoux
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join Steele Marcoux, Editor in Chief of Veranda magazine, as she moderates an inspiring discussion with acclaimed interior designers Catherine Kwong, Stewart Manger and Alex Papachristidis. This panel of experts will explore what it takes to design truly timeless rooms, memorable spaces that transcend trends. Learn all about the designers’ penchant for endless exploration and innate curiosity, as well as their passion for the decorative arts as they share tales, tips and tricks from their storied careers.
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:
Stewart Manger – Romancing the Home (Rizzoli, 2022)
Alex Papachristidis – The Elegant Life (Rizzoli, 2022)
Steele Marcoux – At Home in the South – Interior Design Reimagined (Hearst Home, 2022)


Thursday, October 13, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Book Signing Jubilee (Free with Thursday Admission)
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join us for an unprecedented gathering of experts in the fields of architecture, design and the decorative arts. Don’t miss the chance to peruse their latest publications, chat with your favorite author and pick up a signed book.
 
Featured authors include:
Aldous Bertram – Dragons & Pagodas: A Celebration of Chinoiserie
Pietro Cicognani – Pietro Cicognani: Architecture & Design
Orlando Diaz-Azcuy – Soul
Diane Dorrans Saeks – Parisian by Design: Interiors by David Jimenez 
Jamie Drake – Bold 
Ken Fulk – The Movie in my Mind
Claud Gurney – de Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors 
Jiun Ho – Jiun Ho: Experience
Maria Hummer-Tuttle – Objects of Desire
Shelley Johnstone Paschke – A Loving Table
Philip Meza – Inventing the California Look
Stewart Manger – Romancing the Home
Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners – The Accidental Duchess 
Steele Marcoux – At Home in the South – Interior Design Reimagined
Richard Mishaan – Richard Mishaan Design: Architecture and Interiors
Alex Papachristidis – The Elegant Life
Jonathan Rachman – Currently Classic: Jonathan Rachman Design
Mark D. Sikes – More Beautiful
Stephen Sills – A Vision for Design
Michael S. Smith – Designing History: The Extraordinary Art & Style of the Obama White House
Suzanne Tucker – Extraordinary Interiors
Steven Volpe – Rooms


Friday, October 14 at 11:00 am

The Hunt for and Joy of Living with Art, Antiques & Objects
 
PANELISTS: Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Richard Mishaan, Noz Nozawa and Stephen Sills
 
MODERATOR: Alisa Carroll
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join us for an inspiring and though-provoking discussion with seasoned design professionals and collectors Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Richard Mishaan, Noz Nozawa and Stephen Sills. Learn what draws these experts to certain pieces and how they develop collections and environments that are personal, unique and meaningful.
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:
Maria Hummer-Tuttle – Objects of Desire (Vendome Press, 2022)
Richard Mishaan – Richard Mishaan Design: Architecture and Interiors (Vendome Press, 2022)
Stephen Sills – A Vision for Design (Rizzoli, 2022)


Friday, October 14 at 2:30pm

Inside Outside – The Art of Folly in Gardens, Interiors  & Architecture 
 
PANELISTS: Aldous Bertram, Pietro Cicognani and Suzanne Rheinstein
 
MODERATOR: Michael Boodro
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join Michael Boodro, host of The Chairish Podcast and advisor to the Design Leadership Network, as he guides a dazzling conversation with acclaimed interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein, international architect Pietro Cicognani, and artist/author/designer Aldous Bertram. This esteemed panel will take us on the creative journey of inside and outside, exploring the splendor of  gardens, design and architecture – extravagant, eccentric and utterly enchanting.
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:
Aldous Bertram – Dragons & Pagodas: A Celebration of Chinoiserie (Vendome Press, 2021)
Pietro Cicognani – Pietro Cicognani: Architecture & Design (Vendome Press, 2020)


Friday, October 14 at 4:30pm

California Dreaming: The Enduring Legacy
 

PANELISTS: Ken Fulk, Christine Lin, Philip Meza, and Suzanne Tucker

MODERATOR: Mayer Rus
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join us for a dynamic dialogue with “the Californians”: Ken Fulk, Christine Lin, Philip Meza and Suzanne Tucker. This expert panel will explore the importance and vibrance of California design – pioneering, groundbreaking and iconic – as seen through the lens of its past, present, and future.
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings and cocktails honoring iconic San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon in the Authors’ Alcove at 5:00pm:
Ken Fulk – The Movie in my Mind (Assouline, 2022)
Fred Lyon and Philip Meza – Inventing the California Look: Interiors by Frances Elkins, Michael Taylor, John Dickinson, and Other Design Innovators (Rizzoli, 2022)
Suzanne Tucker – Extraordinary Interiors (Monacelli Press, 2022)


Saturday, October 15 at 11:00am

East Meets West: Curating the Perfect Mix Coast to Coast 

PANELISTS: Jamie Drake, Mark D. Sikes, Summer Thornton and Kendall Wilkinson
 
MODERATOR: Ron Woodson
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join a lively discussion exploring the idiosyncrasies and similarities of East and West Coast designers. Jamie Drake and Summer Thornton represent the East Coast, Kendall Wilkinson and Mark D. Sikes will speak for the West Coast. Expect our esteemed panelists to spill some trade secrets and share the best behind-the-scenes stories.
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:
Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson – Bold (Rizzoli, 2022)
Summer Thornton – Wonderland: Adventures in Decorating (Rizzoli, 2022)
Mark D. Sikes – More Beautiful (Rizzoli, 2020)


Saturday, October 15 at 2:30pm

Building the Dream – The Art of Creative Collaboration

 
Suzanne Tucker in conversation with Michael S. Smith
 
DESCRIPTION
Please join Show Chair Suzanne Tucker as she interviews acclaimed interior designer and White House decorator, Michael S. Smith, on the crucial art of creative collaboration between architects and decorators, landscape designers, artisans, and clients. As close colleagues, Michael and Suzanne will delve into the art of successful design – thoughtful communication, the cross pollination of ideas and inspiration, and the ultimate shared joy of outstanding results.
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:
Michael S. Smith – Designing History: The Extraordinary Art & Style of the Obama White House (Rizzoli, 2020)
Suzanne Tucker – Extraordinary Interiors (Monacelli Press, 2022)


Sunday, October 16 at noon

The Art of Entertaining: Cuisine, Table, Flowers, and Everything In Between

PANELISTS: Cathy B. Graham and Alex Hitz
 
MODERATOR: Alex Papachristidis
 
DESCRIPTION
The San Francisco Fall Show invites you to join a lively discussion on the art of entertaining. Panelists include interior designer and Everyday Elegance owner Alex Papachristidis, artist, collector, and entertaining guru Cathy B. Graham and celebrity chef Alex Hitz. This dream team will share their sources of inspiration as well as tips and tricks for the aspiring “hostess with the mostest”.
 
Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:
Cathy B. Graham – Full Bloom (Vendome Press, 2022)
Alex Hitz – Occasions to Celebrate: Cooking and Entertaining with Style (Rizzoli, 2022)
Alex Papachristidis – The Elegant Life (Rizzoli, 2022)