Australian House & Garden
Seminar Series


The Australian House & Garden Seminar Series at Decor + Design 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 line up of some of Australia’s most sought-after designers. Curated by Skye Rytenskild, Decor + Design’s Creative Director, and co-hosted by Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden, the 2021 program’s theme will put a greater focus than ever on homegrown design, sustainability, plus how design can help shape a post-pandemic world for the better.



Victoria Redshaw is a Futurist at Scarlet Opus, one of the UK’s leading Trend Forecasting agencies. Over the past eight years, her design forecasts have become a legendary feature of Decor + Design.

As we design a new world, Victoria’s insights are more crucial than ever. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge regarding interiors, fashion, sustainability, technology, history and politics, Victoria will analyse and interpret the global forces shaping interior design trends. Discover the colours patterns, materials, finishes and styles which will dominate interior design and products in the coming year. Be inspired and arm yourself with the knowledge to make the right design decisions.

Due to international travel restrictions, this year’s exclusive trends forecast will be a virtual broadcast. Available to access from July 1 and viewable for two months.

: @scarlet_opus

Decor + Design Live, 15 – 18 JULY, Melbourne Exhibition Centre


Join charismatic design expert James Treble for a tour around the buzzing exhibition floor at Decor + Design and the Australian International Furniture Fair. James will identify and translate international trends for the interior design industry, in a tour oozing with practical tips and ideas, and sizzling with wit and insider knowledge.

Discover the furniture, soft furnishings, lighting, textiles and art consumers will be searching for in the coming year, plus the global forces shaping the future.

The Practical Design Trend Tour is essential for designers, decorators and retailers who want to be ahead of the curve, rather than chasing it.

Book alone or as part of the Trends Package with Victoria Redshaw’s Virtual Major Design Trends 2022 forecast.

THURSDAY 15 JULY: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
FRIDAY 16 JULY: 11.30am – 12.30pm
SATURDAY 17 JULY: 11.30am – 12.30pm
SUNDAY 18 JULY: 11.30am – 12.30pm

: @designerjamestreble


THURSDAY 15 JULY | 10.30am – 11.15am


Kate Nixon, Interiors Editor, Australian House & Garden
Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief, Australian House & Garden

Join Kate Nixon and Tanya Buchanan for a masterclass on styling interiors in a quintessentially Australian way.

As Editor-in-Chief of both Australian House & Garden and Belle magazine, Tanya Buchanan is one of the most respected voices in Australian design.

Kate Nixon is a leading Australian stylist and designer and the Interiors Editor of Australian House & Garden. She is also the founder and director of Studio Kate, an award-winning interior design firm, and proprietor of CASA by Studio Kate, an iconic home boutique that is the retail face of the studio offering custom product and furnishings.

With a diverse career in interiors, food styling and writing spanning nearly two decades, and a thirteen-year tenure as Houses Editor and Interiors Editor at AH&G, Kate is one of Australia’s foremost experts on interiors styling.

Don’t miss this session to discover the secrets behind styling interiors for Australia’s top home magazine titles.

: @katenixon_busatti

THURSDAY 15 JULY | 12pm – 12.45pm


JEREMY BULL, Principal, Alexander & CO.
In conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden

Architect Jeremy Bull is Principal and Founder of Alexander &CO.

The Practice was born eight years ago from an eagerness to experience humanity and imperfections at work while challenging the human-made sense of things. The practice spirit is built upon a foundation of the people who design, build, and manufacture but also the people who belong to place. Exploring this ‘spirit of place’ through craftsmanship, innovation, and timelessness is at the very essence of Alexander &CO.

As an active member of the wider design community, Jeremy is committed to sharing his experiences and is a keen advocate for sustainability. Alexander &CO’s portfolio spans expansive residential and commercial projects, plus iconic hospitality spaces such as the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Burleigh Pavilion, The Imperial and more.

Both the practice and portfolio of projects are globally recognised through prestigious awards programs as well as many international and local design publications.

Join Jeremy in conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden, to discover how he tells the story of a place.

: @alexander_andco

THURSDAY 15 JULY | 3.00pm – 3.45pm


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, 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 with elegance. With an emphasis on beautiful pieces that last more than one lifetime, his interiors always have a restrained grandeur; softened by eye-catching colours and patterns, a touch of the unexpected and layered comfort.

Join Cameron Kimber in conversation with former Editor of Vogue Living and roving design expert Robyn Holt, as they discuss how to create rooms which look like they’ve existed forever.

THURSDAY 15 JULY | 3.30pm-5pm


SALLY FLOWER, Home Sanctuary

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

The first Australian trained by Marie Kondo in the famous KonMari Method TM, Sally is also a wellness consultant, mindfulness coach and climate change advocate, currently completing a Masters of Environment at Melbourne University.

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 for media, having appeared on the likes of Sunrise, ABC, 7News and many more.

Join Sally for this hands-on workshop which will show you how to harness the power of the KonMari method and sustainable organising for interior design, including helping clients set and meet intentions. The workshop will also feature a practical demonstration of the KonMari method.

: @homesanct


FRIDAY 16 JULY | 10.30am – 11.15am


In Conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden

Miriam (Mim) Fanning is the Founder and Principal Interior Designer at the award-winning multi-disciplinary practice Mim Design, respected for its creativity, high end finishes and attention to detail.
Miriam founded Mim Design in the year 2000, following her role as Associate Director at a large design firm where she worked on both Australian and international projects.
As one of Australia’s leading architecture and interior design firms, Mim Design is now recognised for its diverse portfolio spanning high end residential, retail, hospitality and commercial projects. The continuity of architecture and interior design is a philosophy central to the practice – as evidenced by the recent inaugural appointment of a Director of Architecture, to their growing team of 26.

A frequent speaker at top-tier national and international events, Mim sees every project as a design opportunity to think differently and bring fresh, timeless ideas, along with tailored planning and a sense of proportion.

Join Mim in conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden, as she shares how to bring a fresh perspective to each project, to produce unique and individual design results that not only reflect the client or their brand but also enhances their lives.

: @mimdesignstudio

FRIDAY 16 JULY | 10.30am – 12pm


Bree Leech

Join Bree for this practical workshop on how to style and direct photography for interiors products for maximum visual impact and retail success.

Bree Leech uses her unique combination of interior design and industry skills to create visually stunning projects, from private interiors to creative marketing campaigns for leading Australian brands.

With over 25 years’ experience in various design disciplines within the commercial & residential interior industry, Bree brings her insightful knowledge of the design world to any project.

An experienced trend forecaster, Bree has provided key information and creative services to Australian companies such as Laminex, Reece Bathrooms & Godfrey Hirst Carpets and each year works closely with Dulux Australia to produce their Colour Forecast and colour marketing initiatives.

This workshop is essential for interior designers, decorators and retailers who want to discover the secrets to styling products for success.

: @breeleech

FRIDAY 16 JULY | 12pm – 1pm


Adelaide Bragg, Adelaide Bragg & Associates
Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of House & Garden magazine.

Adelaide Bragg & Associates are synonymous with interiors that possess classic beauty, charm and a gorgeous Australian aesthetic.

Originally from Sydney, Adelaide moved the business to Melbourne in 2003 and it is firmly established as a go-to for bespoke, end-to-end interiors across Australia. Decorating extraordinary private projects for Australia’s best-known families across the country, Adelaide’s timeless interiors are notable for their stunning use of fabric and multi-layered approach.

Join Adelaide Bragg in conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden magazine, for a special insight into Adelaide’s design perspective and how she goes about creating layered interiors that are magical to step into.

: @adelaidebragg

FRIDAY 16 JULY | 1.14pm – 2.00pm


Thomas Hamel & Becky Yager, Thomas Hamel & Associates
In Conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden

Thomas Hamel is one of Australia’s leading tastemakers. Born in Virginia, Hamel studied design in New York and London before working at the world-renowned Parish-Hadley design studio, where he developed his signature aesthetic – a timelessness that references significant trends but never depends on the tides of fashion to make a mark, and which combines global cultural influences in a fluid manner that he refers to as “cross-pollination” and “intelligent editing.” He founded his eponymous design firm in Sydney in 1991, becoming a fixture of both the local and international design community.

His Creative Director Becky Yager is also an American, joining the team in 2016. She has a wealth of experience in high-end residential interior design, having worked for Nate Berkus, Tom Stringer Design Partners, Alessandra Branca and Frank Ponterio. Her award-winning work has been featured in Architectural Digest and many other publications.

Join Thomas and Becky in conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden, as these two stylish Americans show how they execute their global aesthetic, tailored perfectly to the Australian lifestyle.

: @thomashamel
: @thomashamelstudio

FRIDAY 16 JULY | 2.30pm – 4pm

Workshop | How to Build a Thriving Design Business

James Treble
Jen Bishop, Interiors Addict

Our lovable Decor + Design ambassador James Treble is a design polymath – a qualified Interior Designer, Real Estate agent, TV Presenter, Writer and Speaker. He is currently one of the presenters on the lifestyle TV show Open Homes Australia and a design judge on Renovate or Rebuild; he was also the resident Interior Designer on Network TEN’s The Living Room for six years.

Former journalist and magazine editor Jen Bishop is Founder, Publisher and Owner of Interiors Addict, one of Australia’s leading lifestyle and interior design blogs. Her lively passion and deep design knowledge has earned her a huge following, as has her belief that everyone should get joy from their home, whatever their budget and whether they rent or own.

With a great rapport, join these two dynamos for a practical workshop in which they’ll share their secrets to building a successful design business, from effective project management to networking and creating an engaged online community.

: @designerjamestreble
: @interiorsaddict

FRIDAY 16 JULY | 2.30pm – 3.15pm


Sarah-Jane Pyke, Arent & Pyke
Juliette Arent Squadrito, Arent & Pyke

Arent & Pyke is a celebrated Sydney-based design practice. Established in 2007, Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke have finely tuned their philosophy around what it means to make a space sing. They now lead a collaborative team and are sought after in transforming diverse residential spaces around the country.

While their practice has won multiple awards and is a leader in the field, Arent & Pyke remain intensely connected to the emotionality of design. Their aesthetic and practical decisions are made in integrated response to their relationships with the client, consultants, the space and the environment.

Join Sarah-Jane and Juliette in conversation with Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden, as they reveal the fundamental elements which help them create liveable, honest and breathtakingly beautiful interiors.

: @arentpykestudio


SATURDAY 17 JULY | 11.45am – 12.30pm


Andrea Lucena-Orr, DuluxGroup
Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden

The Antipodes are blessed with unique light and colour. Great design adapts international colour trends to reflect and offset our cities and landscapes in a quintessentially Australian way.

Join Andrea Lucena-Orr from DuluxGroup and Tanya Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House &Garden, as they discuss how to perfect the science of Australian colour.

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 to learn from Australia’s foremost experts on colour.

: @duluxaus