Schedule

Opening Night Preview Gala

  • October 2, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Show Floor, Festival Pavilion
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The Opening Night Preview Gala has been called “the highlight of the San Francisco Social Season” and attracts nearly 2,000 patrons of the arts who come to shop, see friends, old and new, and enjoy an evening of great food, drink, art, antiques, and design. Stunning Designer Vignettes flank the Grand Entry Hall and the Pavilion shines for one of the best parties in town. The Preview Gala is known for its live music, caviar and vodka bars, and sumptuous dinner buffets and dessert stations. It is an evening not to be missed!

Sponsored by Sotheby’s International Realty

Patrons at 2018 Preview Gala

2019 Lecture Series

  • 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

  • Lecture Theatre

Each year the Fall Show presents some of the most prominent names in the worlds of art, antiques, design, architecture, and history who share their knowledge and insight into their areas of expertise. Lectures take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Show at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Presenting Sponsor: HEWN
Principal Sponsor: The St. Regis San Francisco

Authors’ Alcove: Book Signings

Prominent authors and lecturers of the Show sign their books in the Authors’ Alcove at scheduled times throughout show days, most of them following a lecture. Past authors include Nina Campbell, Jay Jeffers, Aerin Lauder, Charlotte Moss, and Hutton Wilkinson.

Sponsored by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation / Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer

Madeline’s World of Wonder: Searching Far and Wide for the Beautiful and the Marvelous

  • October 3, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Lecture Theater
  • Tickets $10

Madeline Stuart is hailed as an icon for her exceptional design work, fabulous shoes, take-no-prisoners honesty, and wicked sense of humor. Learn how this pro spots and scores the pieces that bring joie and vivre to an otherwise “perfectly nice room.”

Book signing to follow the lecture

Madeline Stuart headshot

Madeline Stuart for her new book “No Place Like Home: Interiors by Madeline Stuart” by Madeline Stuart (Rizzoli, 2019)

Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D8.

Book No Place Like Home Book Cover

Fawn Galli for her new book “Magical Rooms: Elements of Interior Design” (Rizzoli, 2019)

Known for her witty and whimsical interiors with a bohemian flair, Brooklyn-based designer Fawn Galli shows us how to create magical rooms ourselves without breaking the bank.

Magical Rooms book cover

A Slice of England

  • October 3, 2019
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Lecture Theater
  • Tickets $10

Designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother of five, India Hicks, will explore her British heritage and how she has expressed it in her newly finished English country house in Oxfordshire.

Book signing to follow the lecture

India Hicks headshot

India Hicks for her book “India Hicks: A Slice of England” (Rizzoli, 2018)

Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D14.

india hicks book cover

The Continental Divide: Curating Collections from Around the Globe

  • October 4, 2019
  • 11:00 a.m.

  • Lecture Theater, Festival Pavilion
  • Tickets $10

Designer panelists Veere Grenney and Rush Jenkins with the moderator Wendy Moonan, a noted architecture and design writer, will discuss their experiences working with some of the world’s most astonishing clients and collections from the past and the present. Greeney and Jenkins will shed light on how their own travels and respective backgrounds have influenced their design sensibilities.

Book signings to follow the lecture.

Veere Grenney, Rush Jenkins, Wendy Moonan

Rush Jenkins for his new book “Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living” (Vendome Press, 2019)

Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D8.

Veere Grenney for his book “A Point of View: On Decorating” (Rizzoli, 2018)

Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D8.

Wendy Moonan for her book “New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms” (Rizzoli, 2018)

Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D8.

Estee Stanley for her book “In Comfort and Style” (Rizzoli, 2019)

The Los Angeles celebrity-home interior designer’s first book reveals how to achieve laid-back luxury through her casual-yet-elegant decorating style, which mixes tailored, lived-in pieces with an airy, inviting spirit.

Estee Stanley book cover

My Love Affair with Houses, My Passion for Collecting

  • October 4, 2019
  • 2:30 p.m.

  • Lecture Theatre
  • Tickets $10

Bunny Williams, esteemed interior designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, gardener, and collector, takes us on a journey through the houses she has decorated and loved. She will offer insight and practical tips on design, collecting, gardening, and entertaining that she has cultivated since her start at Parish Hadley. She offers personal secrets for choosing classics and recounts great stories of the best pieces.

Cultural Partners: The Garden Conservancy and Filoli

Bunny Williams Portrait

Bunny Williams for her new book “Love Affairs with Houses” (Abrams, 2019)

Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D8.

The Collectors Quorum: The How-To of Developing an Eye for Furniture, Art, and Design

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  • October 5, 2019
  • 11:00 a.m.

  • Lecture Theatre, Festival Pavilion
  • Tickets $10

Join Show Chair Suzanne Tucker as she moderates an inspiring discussion with George Brazil, Bay Area designer and co-owner of SagreraBrazil Design, Meaghan Roddy, Senior International Specialist and Senior VP of the Design Department at Phillips Auction House, and Hutton Wilkinson, famed interior designer, master jeweler, author and owner/creative director/president of Tony Duquette Inc.

Learn from this panel of experts how to hone in on that special find – whether it is art, antiques or jewelry – and how to develop a collection that is personal, unique and meaningful. Aimed at both novices and seasoned collectors, don’t miss the opportunity to learn behind-the-scene tips and tricks from the experts!

Cultural Partner: American Decorative Arts Forum

George Brazil, Hutton Wilkinson, Meaghan Roddy, Suzanne Tucker

Hutton Wilkinson for his book “Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge” (Abrams, 2018)

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Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D8.

Fred Lyon for his new book “Vineyards”

Book signing and sales taking place in Peter Fetterman Gallery’s booth #A2.

Fred Lyon Vineyards book cover

Living Elegantly Today: Around the World with Timothy Corrigan

  • October 5, 2019
  • 2:30 p.m.

  • Lecture Theatre
  • Tickets $10

Leading interior designer, Timothy Corrigan will transport you to a royal residence in Paris, a beach villa in the Middle East, to a glamorous Hollywood home, each unique residence full of vibrant colors, textures, and styles. He will highlight the building blocks of successful decoration, including scale and proportion, symmetry, architectural details, the power of color, drama lessons, art and mirrors, layering, comfort, and details. This is a trip not to be missed!

Cultural Partner: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Tim Corrigan headshot

Brunch with Enterprise for Youth

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Enterprise for Youth’s Board of Directors invites you to a special brunch at the Show honoring Enterprise’s founder Glady Thacher. Enjoy a delicious brunch in a spectacular setting with a bird’s eye view of San Francisco Bay and celebrate Glady’s visionary goal of creating opportunity for San Francisco youth and the 50th Anniversary of Enterprise.

Glady Thacher

Timothy Corrigan for his new book “The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today” (Rizzoli, 2019)

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  • October 5, 2019
  • 3:30 p.m.

  • Authors' Alcove

Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D8.