International Seminar Series 2018

The 2018 International Seminar Series, sponsored by Australian House & Garden, will be celebrating 15 year of design inspiration by bringing together an all-star line-up of international and Australian design experts. In addition to the seminar series Decor + Design will host interactive workshop style sessions.
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Creating Happy Spaces: The Zen of Style


10:30am – 11:15am, 19th July 2018

Join renowned Sydney stylist Megan Morton for an entertaining, visual voyage into her inimitable interiors and spaces.

Megan creates atmospheres that make people obscenely happy. She has worked her ‘house-whispering’ magic for everyone from celebrities and magazines to her next door neighbours. Her work has been featured on the covers of glossy magazines all over the globe, including Elle Decoration UK, Vanity Fair, Vogue Living and Inside Out. She is also the author of four award-winning books.

Megan’s use of unconventional colour, eclectic pieces and strong imagery have made her a firm favourite with the fashion, food and art fraternity. Her latest enterprise The School is a globally reaching classroom that connects people with their passions.

This session will provide lashings of inspiration on how to create unique, uplifting and stylish spaces.



11:45am – 12:45pm, 19th July 2018

Victoria Redshaw is a Futurist at one of the UK’s leading Trend Forecasting agencies, Scarlet Opus. Her prescience as a Trend Forecaster is impressive, consistently providing accurate trend insights at Decor + Design. We are excited to welcome her back in 2018.

Join Victoria for a keynote seminar that will give you exclusive insights into the Macro Design Trends for 2019 and beyond.

Victoria will analyse and explain the international influences behind each trend and reveal the colours, patterns, materials, finishes and styles which will dominate room schemes and interiors products.

Workshop: Practical Tips for Creating Everyday Luxury

JAMES TREBLE, Treble Studios, The Living Room (AUS)

3:00pm – 4:30pm, 19th July 2018

The charming James Treble is an award-winning interior designer, TV presenter and writer with over twenty years’ experience in the building & design industry. James is a Renaissance man in the design world – a qualified real estate agent, kitchen and bathroom designer and a qualified interior designer.

He currently appears on Network TEN’s The Living Room and is a regular on Sky News’ Real Estate Show and Tim Webster’s 2UE Show Talking Lifestyle and on 2GB.

This workshop is designed to give you an arsenal of practical tips to create everyday luxury, without breaking the budget.

Join James to create mood boards and palettes to suit the Australian luxury style, and learn how to create a cohesive look with charm.

Whether you’re an experienced decorator or designer – or new to the field – this workshop promises to hugely entertaining and a great opportunity to get hands on with James Treble!

How to Flackify! Create Lasting Impact With Colour

DAVID FLACK, FLACK STUDIOS (AUS), In Conversation with Lisa Green

10:30am – 11:15am, 20th July 2018

Melbourne-based interior architect David Flack has created a huge splash on the Australian design scene in a relatively short space of time.

With award-winning projects spanning residential, hospitality and commercial interiors, Flack Studios is renowned for bringing visions to life with an amazing use of colour and a collaborative approach.

From Ginger & Smart’s playfully polished flagship store to Melbourne restaurant Entrecôte’s artful chic, the Flack aesthetic is unmistakable – a design signature which has been described as “slightly bonkers nostalgic modernism”.

Join David Flack in conversation with Lisa Green, Editor in Chief of Australian House & Garden. We’ll uncover the technique behind some of his most memorable interiors and in particular how he uses colour for incredible lasting impact.

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Luxury Style Files


12:00pm – 1:00pm, 20th July 2018

Martyn Lawrence Bullard hardly needs an introduction. As one of the world’s most renowned interior designers, he is widely lauded for his trademark glamour and flair for the exotic. Curating sophisticated interiors for Hollywood A-listers and global glitterati, Martyn’s impressive mastery of a broad range of styles has garnered international acclaim.
Martyn’s work has appeared in over 4,000 publications worldwide. One of his more recent covers of Architectural Digest, featuring the homes of Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, was one of the publication’s best-selling issues of all time.

His A-list clientele include Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Tommy Hilfiger, Cher, Ellen Pompeo, and Eva Mendes, to name but a few.

Beyond his exquisite residential portfolio, Martyn has also overseen the design of premier hospitality properties around the world, and was a lead cast member of the critically acclaimed Million Dollar Decorators on the Bravo Network.

This session is a must-attend for anyone in design industry, to be inspired by one of the world’s top interior designers. Don’t miss this session for unique, behind-the-scenes insights into some of Martyn’s most exclusive projects.

Designing Timeless Interiors

MIM FANNING, Mim Design (AUS), In Conversation with Lisa Green, Editor in Chief, AH&G

1:30pm – 2:15pm, 20th July 2018

Miriam (Mim) Fanning is the Founder & Managing Director of Mim Design, an award-winning Melbourne practice known for its creativity, high-end finishes and attention to detail. They produce unique and individual design results that also enhance lives.

Internationally recognised, Mim Design has spent more than 20 years curating a diverse portfolio spanning high-end residential, retail, hospitality and corporate projects. Mim Design’s spaces are sophisticated and polished, while still being a genuine reflection of the client or brand. The results are world class, award-winning and timeless.

Join Mim Fanning in conversation with Lisa Green, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden, for an inside look at the work and inspiration of one of Australia’s premier designers.

Australian Luxury with Greg Natale

GREG NATALE, Greg Natale Design (AUS), In Conversation with Lisa Green, Editor of AH&G

4:00pm – 4:40pm, 20th July 2018

Greg Natale is a multi-award winning interior designer who is known for his masterly use of pattern and colour, and his tailored, glamorous and sophisticated spaces.

Since the launch of Greg Natale Design in 2001, Greg has driven the creation of a new Australian interior; one which is unafraid of big, bold notes, while still being considered, intricate and measured.

Greg’s designs have been featured in numerous local and international publications and he has many awards to his name, including International Luxury Designer of the Year for 2016 at High Point Market.

Don’t miss this session with one of Australia’s most sought-after interior designers. It will be jam-packed with gorgeous visuals and Greg Natale’s inimitable flair.

In the words of Jonathan Adler, “Greg Natale definitely has ‘it’. His rooms are designed with such sureness that they look as if they were always meant to be.”

WORKSHOP: Creating Luxury That Lasts


1:00pm – 2:30pm, 20th July 2018

Deanne Jolly is known for her tenacity and refreshingly honest, straight-shooting personality – which is quite the contrast to her soft, classic and contemporary interior design style!

Without doubt one of the most successful contestants to come out of powerhouse franchise The Block, Dea and her former AFL ruckman husband Darren now manage their own design and construction company D + D Homes. They’ve smashed records with their renovations, including the original luxurious South Yarra renovation that netted them a windfall of almost $1 million at auction.

Dea prides herself on “knowing the market, and delivering high quality classic designs that last”, a life mantra which has proved successful over and over again.
Dea’s proven style creds and ability to engage an audience has seen her lend an expert hand to leading industry brands including Dulux, National Tiles, Linen & Moore, Coco Republic, Harvey Norman Domayne, Adairs and Miele.

Join Dea for this entertaining workshop on creating luxury that lasts. This is also a must-attend for anyone looking for insights into what the market really wants when it comes to interiors.


MASSIMO SPERONI, Massimo Interiors

12:00pm – 12:45pm 21st July 2018

Melbourne-based interior designer Massimo Speroni was born in Milan and prides himself on his Italian heritage.

His beautiful interiors are characterised by extraordinary attention to detail and lavish elegance. They possess an innate grandeur, without sacrificing comfort! His eponymous studio Massimo Interiors has furnished some of the most exclusive residences in Melbourne.

We’re delighted to have Massimo Speroni on board for 2018 as our ‘man on the ground’ at the Milan Furniture Fair (Salone del Mobile), with an exclusive coverage on Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Massimo will be presenting a behind the scenes look at all the trends and standout pieces from this year.

This session will be the Ultimate Guide to Milan…unmissable for anyone in the design sector!

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15th edition of Decor + Design is now open. 

19-22 July 2018
Melbourne Exhibition Centre

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