Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show Unveils 2013 Design Experts

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The Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show is entering its tenth year of bringing renowned experts in antiques, gardening, the various fields of design and art to Omaha. The show has grown in stature to become one of the region's most anticipated events and has announced Carolyne Roehm, Eddie Ross, Kathryn Ireland and Danielle Rollins as its lineup of design experts, authors and trendsetters for 2013.

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The Lauritzen Gardens Antique and Garden Show unveiled its 2013 lineup of design experts, authors and trendsetters to serve as keynote lecturers at the highly-anticipated event to be held September 26-29. In its tenth year, guests can anticipate a spectacular celebration of a decade of treasures at the garden.

Carolyne Roehm, the Friday luncheon speaker, has been viewed for more than two decades as one of this country's trendsetters in fashion, elegance, and taste making. Roehm has been described as one of the world's best-dressed women, one of the most beautiful and charming women in New York, driven and highly organized. She worked for Oscar de la Renta for ten years as a house model and designer and was President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Roehm’s passion for beauty extends beyond fashion into the world of flowers, entertaining, garden design, and interior and product design. Flowers, Roehm’s latest book, is a floral photographic journey through her gardens.

The Friday evening event, Cocktails and Collectibles, will feature Eddie Ross and his approach to giving new life to old things. Ross has a devout group of followers for his daily blog on affordable decorating and entertaining; he is a lifestyle expert and former Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living.

Kathryn Ireland, interior designer to the stars and featured decorator on Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators, will address guests for the brunch on Saturday, September 28. With a style described as “comfortable, bohemian, and family- friendly,” Ireland will outline her approach to Timeless Interiors, also the name of her recent book.

Self-described domestic diva, Danielle Rollins will be speaking on Sunday, September 29. In Soiree, her recently published first book, Rollins emphasizes gracious living and stylish entertaining by focusing on the simple things that can be done to make life’s occasions memorable.

With the backdrop of one of the Midwest’s premier botanical gardens, the one-of-a-kind event brings together approximately 30 national and international antique dealers with all genres of antiques and collectibles of exceptional quality and extraordinary style.

For advance ticket sales and complete show details, including a preliminary list of exhibitors, please visit

Lauritzen Gardens is an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility. This 100-acre botanical garden, comprised of several outdoor garden areas, creates a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. The visitor and education center includes the 5,000-square-foot floral display hall, a café, gift shop, horticultural library and rental spaces.

Lauritzen Gardens is conveniently located in the beautiful riverfront hills at First and Bancroft Streets and is close to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Old Market. For more information, please call (402) 346-4002.

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