Seminar Series

A Masterclass in Australian Design

The Seminar Series at Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) is one of Australia’s most respected annual line-ups of interior design thought leaders and tastemakers.

This year will be ‘A Masterclass in Australian Design’, with a phenomenal cast of Australia’s most sought-after designers including Collette Dinnigan, David Hicks, Jason Grant, Anna Spiro, James Treble, Cameron Kimber, Adelaide Bragg, Shaynna Blaze, Natalee Bowen and Jamie Durie.

Don’t miss these glamorous showcases and practical workshops over the four days of the show, which will leave you alight with inspiration!

Thursday 14 July, 10.30am – 11.15pm

ELEVATED INTERIORS

DAVID HICKS
In Conversation with Lucy Feagins, Editor of The Design Files

David Hicks is one of Australia’s best-known designers.

A keen advocate of streamlined, well-resolved spaces combined with an elegant and sophisticated decorative layering, Hicks has revolutionised modern design and has created a unique international style, for which he is well known and in constant demand.

Established in 2000, Hicks’ eponymous studio is Australia’s premier luxury-oriented, lifestyle driven, design and development company.

With an expansive and diverse portfolio, and a reputation for creating exceptional built environments, the studio delivers unique outcomes for private homes, multi-residential, hospitality and retail.

Celebrating their 22nd year, the studio has delivered over 200 private homes, 300 retail and hospitality projects and the most high-end, luxury residential apartments in Australia, with their unique, personalised approach.

Hicks has won numerous national and international design awards, been featured frequently in leading publications, and published a book – A Private World of Interiors (Thames & Hudson, 2016).

Join one of Australia’s most renowned interior designers in conversation with Lucy Feagins, Editor of The Design Files, as he lays bare his holistic approach, which considers architecture, interior design, and decoration as one.

This seminar is unmissable for those who wish to take an elevated, integrated approach to interior design.

: @davidhicksdesign

$65

Thursday 14 July, 12pm – 12.50pm

A ROMANCE WITH DESIGN

Collette Dinnigan
In Conversation with Stephen Todd, Director of Sydney Design Week

Be inspired by one of Australia’s most renowned creatives. Famously known for her fashion, Collette Dinnigan was the first Australian to launch a ready-to-wear collection in Paris, going on to show 33 times.

Her inimitable eye for design has travelled into homewares with Collette Dinnigan Ceramica, inspired by her time in Southern Italy’s regions of Puglia and Basilicata. Along with a wallpaper range for Porter’s Paints, Collette also designed high-end interiors that are informed by her passion for textiles and colour, including luxury penthouse suites at Bannisters by the Sea, as well as her own properties in Roma and her1880s property near Bowral.

In 2021, Collette ventured out of her comfort zone to join Channel 10’s Celebrity Master Chef, an experience she loved, making it to the final three in a thrilling grand finale.

An unmissable opportunity to see Collette in conversation with Stephen Todd, Director of Sydney Design Week, as they delve into her aesthetic, inspirations and her lifelong romance with design.

: @collettedinnigan

$75

Thursday 14th July 3.30pm – 5pm

TRADE TUTORIAL:
DULUX COLOUR APPLICATION AND TRAINING

ANDREA LUCENA-ORR, DuluxGroup

Australia is blessed with unique light and landscapes. Join one of our foremost voices on colour, Andrea Lucena-Orr, for this practical workshop on how to apply colour for both interiors and exteriors, for either commercial or residential projects, in a quintessentially Australian way.

Colour and Communications Manager for DuluxGroup, Andrea has a strong background in colour and design, and has been working with colour for over twenty-five years. She executes colour training, trends and colour forecasting and presents her findings to trade, retail, and media – and her recommendations play an integral part in Dulux marketing strategies.

A member of the international Colour Marketing Group (CMG), Andrea scours the globe in pursuit of her passion for colour forecasting.

This session is essential for interior designers, decorators and design students who want a practical grounding in the application of colour.

: @duluxaus

$55

Thursday 14th July 3.30pm – 4.20pm

EXHIBITION DESIGN TOUR

JAMES TREBLE

Get the most out of the exhibition by joining James Treble for this insightful tour around the show, which will give you ideas on how to adapt standout, forward-thinking products from selected exhibitors – in a way that’s perfect for Australian homes.

The tour will focus on cleverly using exhibitor products for longevity and sustainability, plus practical design tips from one of the most in-demand designers in the business!

James Treble is an award-winning interior designer, TV presenter and writer with over 25 years’ experience in the building & design industry. In addition to his vast expertise and experience in the construction and renovation of new homes, he is a qualified real estate agent, colour consultant and interior designer.

James is also well known for various roles on Australian TV over the past 10 years, including six years as the resident Interior Design expert on the popular program The Living Room. James is currently the presenter of Open Homes Australia and the host of Renovate or Rebuild, both for the 9 network.

In 2021 James was awarded the NSW Fellowship from the Design Institute of Australia, for his contribution to the design industry and the continuous support and education of new interior designers.

Whether you’re an experienced decorator or designer – or new to the field – this will be an entertaining tour that leave you brimming with ideas!

: @designerjamestreble

$65

Thursday 14th July 3.45 – 4.30pm

RESTRAINED SPLENDOUR

CAMERON KIMBER, Cameron Kimber Design
In Conversation with ROBYN HOLT

Be inspired by one of Australia’s most in-demand interior designers. Cameron Kimber’s stunning interiors span residential and commercial properties across the country, and Internationally with his work featured extensively in Vogue Living, Australian House & Garden and Belle, as well as many international publications.

Kimber’s designs effortlessly combine relaxation and style. With an emphasis on combining beautiful pieces, textual details and great fabrications, his interiors have a sense of belonging. He achieves a restrained splendour with an added dash of magic, giving every room a feel of welcoming high comfort.

Join Cameron Kimber in conversation with former Conde Nast executive Robyn Holt, who launched Architectural Digest to Eastern Europe and was Editor of Vogue Living in Australia…they discuss all elements of design and how to create rooms which look like they’ve existed forever.

$65

Friday 15 July, 10.30am – 11.15am

LAYERED ELEGANCE

ADELAIDE BRAGG
+ Lisa Green, GreenScenes Media and Head of Marketing & Communications at TerraCycle ANZ

For thirty years, Adelaide Bragg has created beautiful, timeless interiors that still possess colour, warmth, and tactility.

Originally from Sydney, Adelaide moved the business to Melbourne in 2003 and her studio Adelaide Bragg & Associates is firmly established as a go-to for bespoke, end-to-end interiors across Australia. With extraordinary private projects across the country, Adelaide has brought interiors to life with her magical touch.

Join Adelaide Bragg in conversation with Lisa Green, former Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden magazine, for a special insight into Adelaide’s design perspective and how she goes about layering interiors that will stand the test of time.

: @adelaidebragg

$65

Friday 15th July 11.00 – 11.50pm

EXHIBITION DESIGN TOUR

JAMES TREBLE

Get the most out of the exhibition by joining James Treble for this insightful tour around the show, which will give you ideas on how to adapt standout, forward-thinking products from selected exhibitors – in a way that’s perfect for Australian homes.

The tour will focus on cleverly using exhibitor products for longevity and sustainability, plus practical design tips from one of the most in-demand designers in the business!

James Treble is an award-winning interior designer, TV presenter and writer with over 25 years’ experience in the building & design industry. In addition to his vast expertise and experience in the construction and renovation of new homes, he is a qualified real estate agent, colour consultant and interior designer.

James is also well known for various roles on Australian TV over the past 10 years, including six years as the resident Interior Design expert on the popular program The Living Room. James is currently the host of Open Homes Australia and a judge on Renovate or Rebuild.

In 2021 James was awarded the NSW Fellowship from the Design Institute of Australia, for his contribution to the design industry and the continuous support and education of new interior designers.

Whether you’re an experienced decorator or designer – or new to the field – this will be an entertaining tour that leave you brimming with ideas!

: @designerjamestreble

$65

Friday 15th July 11am – 12.30pm

Design Online: Social Media & Marketing Workshop

ROWENA MURRAY, KENOBI DIGITAL

Sharpen up your social skills with Row Murray! Row has been a digital marketing specialist for over 15 years, with her own agency Kenobi Digital. She has run major digital projects for household-name brands such as Flexicar, Hertz, Broad Radio, Priceline Pharmacy, 7-Eleven Stores, Swinburne University, Melbourne University, SkyBus, John Frieda Haircare and more.

Row has also worked with a range of stylists, artists, designers and agencies as she’s supported their businesses to pivot into successful digital landscapes – allowing business owners to meet their clients and customers wherever they are.

Your digital and social presence is more important than ever before – yet many businesses are stuck in outdated processes and platforms.

Join Row for this workshop to update your digital and social strategy for the brave new world of 2022. From the latest social media tools and unravelling TikTok, to an integrated web, mobile and purchasing experience, Row will help you elevate your game.

Friday 15 July, 12pm – 12.50pm

CONNECTING THROUGH DESIGN

SHAYNNA BLAZE

Shaynna Blaze is a pivotal part of the Australian design landscape, with a storied career in media. An award-winning Interior Designer, Author, Creative Director, Producer and TV personality, she is perhaps best known for her role as a Judge on TV juggernauts The Block and Selling Houses Australia.

Her Interior Design business, Blank Canvas Interiors, has created stunning interiors across both residential and commercial spaces for more than thirty years. She has an unerring eye for style and also lends her expertise to the design of countless beautiful products for the home, in collaboration with brands including Molmic, Urban Road and One World Lighting – plus a hugely successful homewares range for Harris Scarfe.

When it comes to design, Shaynna loves to inspire others with the impact it has on our social environment, and the influence it has on how we live and communicate. Her famous ability to balance style with the personal, a great use of space and an Australian colour palette, has made her one of the most sought-after design voices in the country. Don’t miss this chance to be inspired by Shaynna on how to create connection through design.

: @shaynnablaze

$75

Friday 15 July, 1.15pm – 2pm

FEEL GOOD SPACES

JASON GRANT, in conversation with Lisa Green
+ Lisa Green, GreenScenes Media and Head of Marketing & Communications at TerraCycle ANZ

Design is so much more than just aesthetics. Our interiors can impact the way we function every day – and ultimately completely revolutionise our lives. Join one of Australia’s most celebrated interior stylists and now interior designer, Jason Grant, to discover how to transform interiors into spaces that make you feel good.

Starting his career styling pages and homes for magazines, Jason Grant’s work has been featured in Belle, Wish Magazine, Country Style, Real Living, Inside Out Magazine and more.

Jason has worked with a wide range of Australian brands, including King Living, Mark Tuckey, Sheridan, Canon Australia, Samsung and more, with signature paint, tile, rug and textiles collections. He is also the author of three style books with Hardie Grant. Evolving into a multifaceted creative with a main focus on residential and commercial interior design and creative consulting, Jason loves to create feel good spaces.

Known for his signature aesthetic and design phrases – feel good, natural Australian and coastal cool style – Jason’s most recent dream design project was the reimagining of the Blue Water Motel in Kingscliff NSW.

A keen advocate of creating spaces that not only look good but make you feel good too, Jason loves to create with visual storytelling, decorating and creating spaces full of atmosphere.

Join Jason in conversation with Lisa Green, former Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden and design consultant, as he shares his insights and the essential ingredients to create feel good spaces.

: @mrjasongrant

$65

Friday 15 July, 2pm – 3.30pm

Spark Joy! KonMari Method Workshop

SALLY FLOWER, Home Sanctuary

Sally Flower is a sustainability expert and master KonMari consultant with a mission to help people find a simpler, lighter way of living that sparks joy.

Sally was the first Australian trained by Marie Kondo in the famous KonMari Method TM, the organising and decluttering philosophy which can radically transform lives.

She is also a wellness consultant, mindfulness coach and climate change consultant, with a Masters of Environment from Melbourne University and trained yoga instructor.

Home Sanctuary is built on the solid foundation of her love for the environment and passion for reducing consumerism. Sally’s goal is to change the way we purchase, to motivate and help our community to make purposeful choices that inspire us to live as the best version of ourselves.

Sally has worked with large household names such as Kmart Australia, Mirvac and Hill’s Hoist, just to name a few. She’s regularly called on as a voice for sustainable organising by the media, having appeared on the likes of Sunrise, ABC, 7News and many more.

Join Sally for this interactive workshop which will show you how to harness the power of the KonMari method to optimise spaces for yourself and your clients.

Doing so not only improves health and wellbeing – it is a more sustainable way to live.

The workshop will also feature a practical demonstration of the KonMari method.

: @homesanct

$55

Friday 15 July, 2.30pm – 3.15pm

A MASTERCLASS IN PATTERN

ANNA SPIRO
+ Lisa Green, GreenScenes Media and Head of Marketing & Communications at TerraCycle ANZ

Anna Spiro is the Director and Head Interior Designer at Anna Spiro Design, the co-founder of ‘Anna Spiro Textiles’ and the author of best sellers ‘Absolutely Beautiful Things’ and ‘A Life in Pattern.’

Her globally adored style is unapologetically maximalist and a paean to comfort, as evidenced by her collaborations with de Gournay, Anthropologie and Designer Rugs.

Anna’s devotion to the craft of working with pattern on pattern on pattern, combined with her intuitive layering of colours, objects old and new, art, books, and foraged treasures, creates irrepressible spaces that sing with individuality.

Anna’s work has been featured in many publications including House and Garden UK, The Wall Street Journal, various issues of Vogue Living, Veranda magazine, Belle Magazine, and the highly acclaimed Andrew Martin Interior Design Awards yearly publication. She has an excellent reputation within the industry and has worked on many residential and numerous commercial projects throughout Australia.

A must for lovers of pattern, this session will reveal how Anna creates her stunning textiles and crafts interiors that are unique, comfortable, and awe-inspiring.

: @annaspiro

$65

Friday 15 July, 3.45pm – 4.30pm

SIXTH SENSE DESIGN

GEORGIA EZRA w/JEN BISHOP

Georgia Ezra is an Interior Designer & Director of Melbourne-based interior design practice Studio Ezra, as well as artisan tile purveyors Tiles of Ezra and handmade homewares collection AHW. Sourcing inspiration and treasures from across the globe, Georgia has a soothing yet stylishly exotic aesthetic which is empowering, healthy and beautiful.

Studio Ezra’s approach is holistic when designing both residential and commercial spaces, allowing the client to walk away with a complete package. Great emphasis is placed on every aspect of the space and how it impacts the way one feels on a sensory level, concentrating largely on custom made design and placing incredible attention to detail, one can expect a final product of great quality and exclusivity.

End your day at Decor + Design by joining Georgia in conversation with design journalist Jen Bishop, the bubbly founder of one of Australia’s most popular design sites, Interiors Addict. Take a deep dive into some of Georgia’s favourite projects and how she designs spaces which nourish the sixth sense and elevate our internal and spiritual health.

: @georgia.ezra

$65

Saturday 16 July 2022. 10.30 – 11.15am

FUTURE CLASSICS

DAVID FLACK
+ Lisa Green, GreenScenes Media and Head of Marketing & Communications at TerraCycle ANZ

David Flack is a Melbourne-based designer renowned for multi-faceted, experimental, residential, hospitality, commercial and retail environments.

Launched in 2014 by David and co-principal Mark Robinson, Flack Studio is driven by a sense of adventure that embraces historical research and contemporary innovation.

With showstopping projects include Troye Sivan’s Melbourne home and the new Ace Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney, Flack Studio has received many awards, including a 2022 debut on Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100 list of the world’s top designers.

As the scion of a construction business family, David has a deep-seated understanding of the built environment; as a sophisticated traveller with an appreciation for art and culture, he is attuned to the potential of interiors to not just provide shelter from the world but to create one’s own identity within it.

Respectful of the architecture that precedes him, Flack is particularly adept at creating environments that resonate with their era – and echo into the future.

Join David in conversation with Lisa Green, former Editor of AH&G, to uncover the approach behind his most loved projects.

: @flackstudio

$65

Saturday 16th July, 11.30 – 1pm

Trade Tutorial: Ultimate Hamptons Styling Masterclass

NATALEE BOWEN, Indah Island

Perth-based designer Natalee Bowen has become the Australian go-to expert for Hamptons styling, with her business Indah Island. Her work has received many industry accolades and been featured on TV programs such as Dream Homes, Ready Set Reno, Luxury Homes Revealed, Best Houses Australia, and Through the Front Gate.

Natalee has a unique style that incorporates the traditional style of the Hamptons with the tropical lushness of the Australian coastline.

With Hamptons-style in hot demand, this interactive workshop will give you the tools you need to implement it faultlessly for your clients. It will include inspiration from the magnificent Hamptons Farm Estate and styling tips through demonstrations.

: @indahisland

$55

Saturday 16th July, 11.45am – 12.30pm

AUSTRALIAN ART & COLOUR

Sonia Simpfendorfer, Nexus Designs
+ Lisa Green, GreenScenes Media and Head of Marketing & Communications at TerraCycle ANZ

Australia is blessed with an awe-inspiring colour palette. From our golden coastlines to the rich terracotta of the desert, the salt-washed green of our native flora and the bright blue of the sky, it is unique.

Join Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director of renowned Australian design studio Nexus Designs, to be inspired in choosing colour palettes and Australian artworks that complement our extraordinary light and landscape and can also be transported internationally.

Nexus Designs was founded five decades ago by Janne Faulkner AM. The pioneering designer’s book ‘Using Australian Colour’, co-authored with Harley Anstee, is a bible for interior designers. Faulkner was also famous for being one of the first designers to champion Australian artists.

Simpfendorfer and her team carry on that legacy, creating enduring designs that express authenticity and bring delight. Multi-disciplinary to the core, Nexus offers a truly integrated design service, working across sectors both domestically and internationally. They have recently completed a project in Tribeca, New York and are currently in the middle of a project on Shelter Island in The Hamptons.

Find out how Sonia brings Australian colour & style to clients around the world, plus how to integrate Australian art beautifully into interiors.

: @nexus_designs

$65

Saturday 16th July, 1pm – 1.50pm

EXHIBITION DESIGN TOUR

JAMES TREBLE

Get the most out of the exhibition by joining James Treble for this insightful tour around the show, which will give you ideas on how to adapt standout, forward-thinking products from selected exhibitors – in a way that’s perfect for Australian homes.

The tour will focus on cleverly using exhibitor products for longevity and sustainability, plus practical design tips from one of the most in-demand designers in the business!

James Treble is an award-winning interior designer, TV presenter and writer with over 25 years’ experience in the building & design industry. In addition to his vast expertise and experience in the construction and renovation of new homes, he is a qualified real estate agent, colour consultant and interior designer.

James is also well known for various roles on Australian TV over the past 10 years, including six years as the resident Interior Design expert on the popular program The Living Room. James is currently the host of Open Homes Australia and a judge on Renovate or Rebuild.

In 2021 James was awarded the NSW Fellowship from the Design Institute of Australia, for his contribution to the design industry and the continuous support and education of new interior designers.

Whether you’re an experienced decorator or designer – or new to the field – this will be an entertaining tour that leave you brimming with ideas!

: @designerjamestreble

$65

Saturday 16th July, 2pm – 3.30pm

AVENUE OF DESIGN: An Afternoon Soirée

Celebrate Australian creativity with an afternoon of conversation and inspiration.
Join the designers after the talk for a glass of champagne and canapés.

Host Tanya Buchanan, Editor In Chief Australian House & Garden, Belle will be joined by well-known designers Tigger Hall, Lucinda Kimpton, Justin Bishop, Melissa Balzan, Camilla Molders and Maggie Fulton as they talk about their creative practice, and how they created the beautiful vignettes on display at the 2022 Avenue of Design at Decor + Design.

A 30-minute discussion will be followed by an hour of drinks and delicious canapés – the perfect way to finish a day of design inspiration.


$65

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Sunday 17th July 11.00am – 11.50am

EXHIBITION DESIGN TOUR

JAMES TREBLE

Get the most out of the exhibition by joining James Treble for this insightful tour around the show, which will give you ideas on how to adapt standout, forward-thinking products from selected exhibitors – in a way that’s perfect for Australian homes.

The tour will focus on cleverly using exhibitor products for longevity and sustainability, plus practical design tips from one of the most in-demand designers in the business!

James Treble is an award-winning interior designer, TV presenter and writer with over 25 years’ experience in the building & design industry. In addition to his vast expertise and experience in the construction and renovation of new homes, he is a qualified real estate agent, colour consultant and interior designer.

James is also well known for various roles on Australian TV over the past 10 years, including six years as the resident Interior Design expert on the popular program The Living Room. James is currently the host of Open Homes Australia and a judge on Renovate or Rebuild.

In 2021 James was awarded the NSW Fellowship from the Design Institute of Australia, for his contribution to the design industry and the continuous support and education of new interior designers.

Whether you’re an experienced decorator or designer – or new to the field – this will be an entertaining tour that leave you brimming with ideas!

: @designerjamestreble

$65

Sunday 17 July, 12pm – 12.45pm

GOOD DESIGN, INSIDE & OUT

JAMIE DURIE

Meet one of Australia’s best-known faces of design and be inspired with insider tips for the trade on how he creates beautiful spaces that connect us to nature, inside and out.

Jamie Durie OAM is an award-winning international designer, author and TV presenter. His multi-disciplinary design practice Durie Design has received more than 38 international design awards and specialises in the areas of concept architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and industrial/furniture design. His furniture has retailed in more than 200 department stores throughout Australia and continues to sell today in over 16 European countries.

The author of 12 bestselling books, Jamie has also hosted over 54 prime-time lifestyle/design shows on television, airing in over 90 countries worldwide – including regular appearances on Oprah as a celebrity designer. Most recently he was the host of Channel 7’s House Rules in 2020, host of Curb Appeal Extreme, USA 2021and host and co-creator of a new Eco-Design show called Growing Home premiering in 2022.

Jamie is a committed environmentalist who works with numerous environmental organisations and in 2013 was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for Services to the Environment & Design.

This session is a must for anybody who wants to create good design, inside and out.

: @jamiedurie

$65