Celebrate La Florida with Juli Catlin & William Nash

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On the heels of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary and in honor of our Show’s theme, “Viva Espana”, Juli and I are excited to take you through the antiques, architecture, and overall style of “La Florida.”

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In our lecture, “Florida Architecture and Style: From Ponce de Leon to Lilly Pulitzer,” designer extraordinaire Juli Catlin and I will take you on an exciting ride from early 16th century swamps to mid-century metropolises. We will, as usual, weave in a history lesson with design tips. As we give a nod to “Viva Espana,” you will learn about Florida’s Spanish beginning, as well the rich revival period of the 1920s.

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We’ll cover the Spanish, the French, the English, the Southerners, the Americans, and everybody in between.

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Florida has a rich and diverse history, and all of these groups played a part in its culture and design formation.

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From cattle ranches to cracker cottages….

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From Palm Beach mansions to Key West shacks….

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….right down to the gems in our own backyard.

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We’ll particularly enjoy talking about our very own historic architecture in Riverside, Avondale, San Marco and San Jose and the eclectic styles that make up “Old Florida” in Jacksonville.

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From the ancient tiles of St. Augustine to the vintage patterns of Lilly Pulitzer, this lecture is one you don’t want to miss. We’ll cover everything from furniture to drapes to roof tiles to eaves.

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Please join us December 4th at 11:30 at the Show! And don’t forget that interior designers and architects receive 3.0 Florida State Approved CEUs.

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See y’all there!

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