Thursday, October 12 at 11am

The State of Good Taste: Who Decides Anyway?


Please join Stellene Volandes, author and Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country, as she interviews 2023 San Francisco Fall Show Honorary Chair Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of the luxury women’s fashion e-commerce platform Moda Operandi and Artistic Director of the Home Collection at Tiffany & Co. Prepare to be inspired by the ultimate tastemaker as she explores the definition of good taste (who decides anyway?) and the elusive “je ne sais quoi” that defines timeless style and effortless chic – and learn what is catching her eye at the San Francisco Fall Show!

Thursday, October 12 at 2:30pm

Designer Dialogues
PANELISTS: Nina Campbell and David Kleinberg
MODERATOR: Mitchell Owens

Please join Mitchell Owens, American Editor of The World of Interiors, as he guides an inspiring conversation between two forces of nature: British design legend Nina Campbell and her American counterpart David Kleinberg. An expert in the history of style, Mitch will drill deep into the subject of collecting and design – past, present and future – and creative sparks are guaranteed to fly!

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:

Nina CampbellA House in Maine (Rizzoli, 2023)

Thursday, October 12 at 4:30pm

The Intersection of Art & Design
PANELISTS: Jean Liu, Alfredo Paredes and Brigette Romanek

Please join William Li, Founder of Armature Projects, as he moderates an engaging discussion that aims to explore the dynamic and symbiotic relationship between art and design. Through thought-provoking conversations, inspiring anecdotes, and captivating examples, designers Jean Liu, Alfredo Paredes and Brigette Romanek will illustrate how art and design mutually shape and inform one another, blurring the boundaries between them.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:

Brigette RomanekLivable Luxe (Chronicle Chroma, 2023)

Friday, October 13 at 11:00am

Crafting an American Identity: Mexico and California’s shared design legacy in the decorative arts, from mission to modernism

PANELISTS: Diane Dorrans Saeks, Scott Powell and Suzanne Tucker
MODERATOR: Newell Turner

Please join author, editor and design consultant Newell Turner as he delves deep into the design history connection between Mexico and California. Expert panelists Diane Dorrans Saeks, Scott Powell and Suzanne Tucker will explore the blending of architectural styles, decorative arts, and cultural influences that have shaped California’s design landscape, with a spotlight on the work of legendary designers John Dickinson, Frances Elkins, and Michael Taylor.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:

Scott PowellFrances Elkins: Visionary American Designer (Rizzoli, 2023)
Newell TurnerMexico: A Journey Through Design (Vendome, 2023)
Suzanne TuckerExtraordinary Interiors (The Monacelli Press, 2022)23)
Diane Dorrans Saeks – Parisian by Design: Interiors by David Jimenez (Rizzoli, 2022)

Friday October 13 at 2:30pm

Cultivating Beauty: Houses & Gardens

PANELISTS: Richard Hallberg, Paolo Moschino, Brian Sawyer and Philip Vergeylen
MODERATOR: Leslie Newsom Rascoe

Please join Leslie Newsom Rascoe, Design Director of MILIEU magazine, as she moderates an inspiring discussion with acclaimed designers Richard Hallberg, Paolo Moschino, Philip Vergeylen, and Brian Sawyer. Together, they will delve into the fascinating world of creating harmonious and beautiful living spaces and share their insights, experiences and tips on how to cultivate beauty in both houses and gardens, exploring the interplay between indoor and outdoor aesthetics.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:

Richard HallbergWorlds of Wonder (Rizzoli, 2023)
Paolo Moschino and Philip VergeylenAn Entertaining Life (Vendome, 2023)
Brian SawyerSawyer/Berson: Houses and Landscapes (Rizzoli, 2023)

Friday October 13 at 4:30pm

The Accidental Jeweler


Please join renowned jewelry designer, antiques collector and garden lover Elizabeth Locke for a fascinating lecture on the restoration of her historic Virginia farmhouse – home to an extraordinary collection of 19th century antiques – and the creation of her garden. Elizabeth will share personal and professional experiences, highlighting the defining moments that inspired her as a collector and refined her artistic vision as a designer. Her passion for jewelry and antiquities, her creative process, her deep love of Venice and the inspirations that have influenced her distinctive style are bound to resonate!

Saturday, October 14 at 11:00am

Next Generation Collecting:  Putting a Personal Spin on Art and Antiques 

PANELISTS: Jake Arnold, Heidi Caillier and Noz Nozawa
MODERATOR: Michael Diaz-Griffith

Please join Michael Diaz-Griffith, author and Executive Director and COO of the Design Leadership Network, as he guides a diverse panel of experts to shed light on evolving trends in collecting art and antiques. Interior designers Jake Arnold, Heidi Caillier and Noz Nozawa will provide fresh perspectives and add personal touches to this timeless practice.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:

Jake ArnoldRedefining Comfort (Rizzoli, 2023)
Heidi CaillierMemories of Home (Rizzoli, 2023)
Michael Diaz-GriffithThe New Antiquarians: At Home with Young Collectors  (The Monacelli Press, 2023)

Saturday October 14 at 2:30 pm

Creativity, Collaboration & Collecting 

PANELISTS: Stan Dixon and Palmer Weiss
MODERATOR: Suzanne Tucker

Please join show chair Suzanne Tucker as she moderates an inspiring conversation between dynamic duo architect Stan Dixon and interior designer Palmer Weiss. Together, they will explore how successful partnerships fuel innovation and push creative boundaries.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:

Stan DixonHome: The Residential Architecture of D. Stanley Dixon (Rizzoli, 2023)

Saturday, October 14 at 4:30pm

On the Hunt:  What to Know When Shopping an Art & Antiques Show (among other places)

PANELISTS: Caroline Brinckerhoff, Robert Domergue and Paul Vincent Wiseman
MODERATOR: Alisa Carroll

Join us for a conversation with three prominent experts on the dos and don’ts of shopping for art and antiques. Interior designer Paul Vincent Wiseman, art consultant Caroline Brinckerhoff and antiques dealer and collector Robert Domergue have each spent years perfecting their craft and countless hours on the hunt for beautiful pieces for the home. They will bring their unique perspectives to the stage, sharing their top tips and practical suggestions on where to look, what to ask, and what to know, and will share personal anecdotes on their favorite finds, as well as “the ones that got away.” Moderated by the writer Alisa Carroll.

Sunday October 15 at noon

Design Legends and Icons of the 20th Century: Learning from the Past and Stepping Into the Future

With a firm belief that our daily lives are enriched by art and antiques and a delightful sense of humor, renowned author and design historian Emily Evans Eerdmans will present a can’t-miss keynote lecture on three 20th-century interior design icons: Henri Samuel, Madeleine Castaing, and her late friend and mentor Mario Buatta. Emily will explore their impact and lasting legacy, as their influence continues to shape and inspire modern design.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for book signings in the Authors’ Alcove, featuring:

Emily Evans EerdmansMario Buatta: Anatomy of a Decorator (Rizzoli, 2023)