Antiques at the Gardens | Tastemakers

 Tastemakers have their fingers on the pulse of what's new in design. They're interior designers, landscape designers, floral designers, creators, and innovators. Tastemakers inspire us with their style and ideas about how we can live stylishly, practically, and comfortably. Each year, a distinguished group comes to Antiques at the Gardens to help guide our own creativity forward.

Interested in being a tastemaker for our 2020 show? Click this link to apply. Applications are due February 28, 2020.



Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by ARC Realty


Becky Boyle Interiors


Becky Boyle Interiors is a full-service interior design firm with offices in Los Angeles, California, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to forming her eponymous firm, Becky worked in New York City as a designer until moving to Los Angeles, where she held the senior position at Mark D. Sikes Interiors for many years. She currently splits her time between California and North Carolina and loves being able to incorporate both aesthetics into her designs. Having been raised in the South, and having spent her adult life in New York and California, Becky gravitates toward creating spaces that feel detailed and approachable; big in design, but wrapped in warmth. She specializes in incorporating classic inherited pieces with new and youthful style, marrying the client’s views and needs with her design vision. Becky is currently working on projects all over the United States, from a children’s clothing store in Los Angeles to ground-up renovations in San Francisco and Birmingham to homes around Los Angeles and Charlotte.

 Blackjack Horticulture


Blackjack Horticulture, Inc., specializes in landscape management, installation, floriculture, and masonry/hardscapes. While primarily focused in the Birmingham area, Blackjack has worked throughout the Southeast and serves residential and commercial clients. With over 20 years of experience, Blackjack strives to achieve complete client satisfaction by building relationships and performing with excellence,integrity, and reliability. These values have shaped the company since its beginning. Blackjack Horticulture has grown to employ over 60 men and women, maintaining a reputation for quality landscapes and exceptional service.

Jared Hughes Designs


Jared Hughes is a globally inspired Atlanta designer with deep roots in the South. His penchant for antiques and architecture are at the heart of his work, and his fascination with fabrics is the starting point for nearly all his design projects. His obsession with color allows him to rethink the past and create livable, layered spaces. With 10 years’ experience in residential, event, and floral design, Hughes’ breadth of experience allows him to produce projects that feel timeless and classic with an unexpected twist. He is just as likely to glean inspiration from graffiti as from priceless art, old auction catalogs, or Charleston architecture. Hughes was recently named as a House Beautiful Next Wave recipient as well as A Rising Star of Design by Traditional Home. His work has been featured in both national and regional publications including House Beautiful, Traditional Home, and Garden & Gun.

Parkes & Lamb Interiors


Parkes & Lamb Interiors is a boutique interior design firm founded by friends Blair Parkes and Susan Lamb based in Nashville, Tennessee. PLI’s distinct aesthetic creates interiors that are polished and refined yet effortlessly personal. Through their unique design approach, PLI develops a comprehensive plan suited to each individual project resulting in beautiful, comfortable interiors that reflect their clients’ tastes, interests, and lifestyles. PLI works on projects across the Southeast, ranging from decorating to renovations to new construction jobs and frequently teams up with builders and contractors. Through our unique strengths and perspectives PLI works to create spaces that blend new and old, high and low, modern and traditional styles on all budgets.

Virginia Cheek Designs


Virginia Cheek Designs is a full-service interior design firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Virginia studied Interior Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Originally from Birmingham, she worked under decorators on the East and West Coasts before founding her own practice in January 2015. At Virginia Cheek Designs, we aim to to create intentional, timeless interiors for our clients, whatever their personal style. While we have an affinity for raw materials and natural elements, our work is very client-dependent. We welcome the challenge of bringing each client’s unique tastes and personality to life by creating interiors that are both authentic and deeply personal. Virginia currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and two children.