Speakers


KEYNOTE LECTURE

Friday, February 1   •   11 a.m.

Designing, Building and Living in Paradise

Faith Hill with Ray Booth and Bobby McAlpine moderated by Leslie Newsom Rascoe, MILIEU's design director.


Grammy-winning superstar Faith Hill, alongside interior designer Ray Booth and architect Bobby McAlpine, will bring the tropics to Music City with a cultivated discussion on the design and construction of Faith and husband Tim McGraw’s Bahamian island home and the serenity of living in a private paradise. Leslie Newsom Rascoe, MILIEU’s design director, will lead the conversation highlighting the collaboration between architect, designer and client, as well as the planning process and special challenges posed by the island project. Faith, Ray and Bobby will also share the inspiration behind the design of the several other homes they have built together, including Faith and Tim’s family home in Nashville and other houses that are more than 100 years old.

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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN LECTURE

Friday, February 1   •   2 p.m.

Pillow Talk: A Design Scene Power Couple Builds Their Dream Country Home

Interior Designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer moderated by Susanna Salk


Interior Designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer, whom 1st dibs called ‘a power couple in the New York design scene,’ come from different ends of the aesthetic scale, and yet in their work together they have found unexpected inspiration in their singular approaches to design. Join them, and acclaimed author and design expert Susanna Salk, for a lively conversation as they open the doors to various inspiring projects from around the country and take you on a tour of their own exuberant country house, a personal collaboration that leads to a rich, coherent and colorful design—with some surprising results. There is nothing more revealing than someone’s own home, and in this talk you will experience the behind-the-curtain anecdotes and stories that reveal how a house really comes together, and how this charming couple achieved true aesthetic harmony.

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LIFESTYLE LECTURE

Saturday, February 2  •  11 a.m.

Design & Style: A Constant Thread


Lifestyle icon Carolyne Roehm has been a part of American design culture for more than four decades with a storied career spanning the world of fashion, decorative arts, gardening, entertaining and publishing. A discerning eye and passion for beauty led her into the world of flowers, where her books on the subject have been hailed as the best in their field. In her thirteenth book, Design & Style: A Constant Thread, to be released in October 2018, Carolyne reminisces on her remarkable life and the constant creative thread that has remained unchanged throughout. Hear some of the most memorable and insightful stories from the book by Carolyne, a woman hailed by the late design legend Bill Blass as “the ultimate tastemaker.”

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ENTERTAINING + FLORAL LECTURE

Saturday, February 2   •   2 p.m.

Farm-to-Table Florals & Flavors


Join Greg Campbell and Erick New, co-owners of Garden District in Memphis, Tennessee, and Elizabeth Heiskell, a cookbook author and celebrity chef who operated a catering business and vegetable farm in Oxford, Mississippi until she reinvented her culinary path as a regular on “TODAY Show.” Greg, Erick and Elizabeth have been intertwined for more than 20 years. It all started with Elizabeth’s wedding in the middle of a Mississippi Delta cotton field in the pouring rain. This event should have ended their friendship, but instead it bonded them as friends for life.

Elizabeth will share stories from the Delta flatlands to the Oxford hills while demonstrating her favorite seasonal vegetable dishes––recipes you can prepare in a few minutes and impress your guests with time and time again. Greg and Erick will complement Elizabeth’s creations with tablescapes using flowers sourced from family-owned farms across the U.S. and abroad that are showcased in their new book Florists to the Field.

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