So excited for the 2018 Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show! 


I truly believe the homes of Omaha, Nebraska get prettier each September thanks to the Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show. Even when I promise myself I don’t need one more thing, there always seems to be something I can add to a room to make it a little better. And sometimes, a lot better! There is always inspiration to be found during the weekend of the Show.
New dealers are welcomed each year, joining a collection of favorite dealers from years past. The speakers are always a highlight, and in recent years, educational talks have been added to the weekend. The Antique and Design Academy talks this year include Cynthia Nouri from Sasha Nicholas and Rebecca Vizard, aka B.Viz, of Once Upon a Pillow.
Our Luncheon Speakers are Miles Redd on Friday, Steven Stolman on Saturday, and Matt Stamp on Sunday.
Miles Redd opened his own design firm in 1988 after working with Bunny Williams and John Rosselli, which had to be about as inspiring as it gets. Although Redd studied at some of New York’s best design schools, they further exposed him to the arts of antiques dealership, shopping, and timeless decorating. 
Now, of course, he is a regular in top shelf publications, and I’m so excited to hear him in person! He inspired a post I did on my love of lacquer a few years ago. (here)
A book signing will follow his lecture…


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Steven Stolman first came into my life years ago when I shopped in one of his eponymous shops in Florida. I bought darling skirts and pants made from favorite designer fabrics. I was obsessed. Apparently, so were a lot of other fans. His unique designs cut from decorative fabrics have been described as a cult favorite among the smart set. 
Stolman also served as President of Scalamandre, the renowned textiles house. He spearheaded an extraordinary brand expansion strategy that included distinctive collections of china and crystal, deluxe bedding, lighting, upholstered furniture, decorative accessories and paper goods that continue to sell worldwide. 
Several books penned by Mr. Stolmam…
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Very excited about Matt Stamp on Sunday! 
If you’ve never been to the Sunday event, this is the year to go! Matt Stamp is a Master Sommelier and co-founder of Compline, a new wine bar, restaurant, and wine merchant in the heart of downtown Napa. Matt worked as a sommelier in some of the top restaurants in wine country, including French Laundry and the Farmhouse Inn.  He began his career right here in Omaha at V. Mertz Restaurant, his family’s fine-dining institution.


Matt has served as Education Director for the Guild of Sommeliers,   serves as Vice Chair on the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Board of Directors, is a contributor to Decanter Magazine, and was selected as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” wine professionals. 
The luncheon will include a wine and food pairing panel, followed by a delicious lunch featuring a filet and shrimp from Omaha Steaks! What a wonderful opportunity to toast the Show’s 15th anniversary!

Get inspired at the Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show! A unique and special shopping experience, exclusive educational opportunities, and entertaining lecture luncheons all in one place! 

September 20 -23, 2018 

Visit the following websites to find out more about the speakers and special guests:

Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show

Miles Redd

Steven Stolman

Sasha Nicholas

Rebecca Vizard

Here’s an old post inspired by the Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show featuring a few things from the Show!

Here’s a post featuring the Dealer Dinner Party I hosted a few years ago. I loved doing this party!