The 61st Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show, held from Nov. 21-24, is a shopping paradise for the experienced antiques collector with 50 premier dealers from the U.S. and Europe. From Victorian pottery for Majolica lovers to rare mid-19th Century furniture for the savvy interior designer, guests will find special items. In addition, the four-day show includes a series of lectures that delve into the world of antiques and collecting.
The Bobby Sue Smith Cohn Forum Lecture Series presents Celerie Kemble; Elissa "Ellie" Cullman and Tracey Pruzan; Danielle Rollins; and Alexa Hampton.
Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. - Celerie Kemble
Celerie Kemble, known for her expertise in home interiors, is a partner at Kemble Interiors, New York, and has spent the past 15 years cultivating a portfolio of much publicized residential and commercial interiors that are as unique and diverse as her international clientele. After her talk, she will sign copies of her books Black and White (and a Little in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections and Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste: Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist.
Nov. 21, 2 p.m. - Elissa "Ellie" Cullman and Tracey Pruzan
Author, designer and founding partner at Cullman & Kravis, Elissa "Ellie" Cullman will speak with her colleague Tracey Pruzan. Cullman was featured in Architectural Digest's AD 100 list for more than a decade. She is also acknowledged for her expertise in researching, authenticating and documenting art and antiques collections. Tracey Pruzan joined Cullman & Kravis as project manager in 1992 and she has published many articles on decorating and on antiques. Cullman and Pruzan will join forces to discuss their decorating style and their new book, The Detailed Interior: Decoration Up Close with Cullman & Kravis. A book signing will follow the talk.
Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m. - Danielle Rollins
Author of bestseller Soirée Entertaining with Style, contributing editor for Veranda and lifestyle editor for LuxeCrush.com Danielle Rollins is quickly becoming one of the nation's leading lifestyle experts. Channeling the style of Grace Kelly, the wit of Lucille Ball and the decorating and entertaining approach of Dorothy Draper (mixed with a little fantasy from the ever-imaginative, flamboyant Elsie de Wolfe), she inspires and encourages others to celebrate any and every opportunity to create a memory. A book signing will follow the talk.
Nov. 23, 2 p.m. - Alexa Hampton
Alexa Hampton has been president of Mark Hampton, her iconic father's interior design company, since 1998. She has been named one of Architectural Digest's AD 100 top interior designers every year since 2002 and has been included in House Beautiful's list of America's 100 Best Designers every year since 1999. In 2012, she became the first female designer to win the International Market Centers' Design Icon Award. Hampton will speak about her books Alexa Hampton: Decorating in Detail and Alexa Hampton: The Language of Interior Design. She will sign copies following the forum.