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Decorex Virtual

Bathroom Bliss
10:00 - 10:45
Interiors Editor
Country & Town House
Studio Duggan

It may be one of the smallest rooms in the house but there is so much to think about when it comes to planning and designing a bathroom. Are you after a spa-like sanctuary or a space injected with colour and pzazz, how do you mix mood and task lighting and what’s the best way to allocate budget. Carole Annett of Country & Town House navigates a path through the soap suds with the guidance of interior designers Charu Ghandi of Elicyon and Tiffany Duggan.

Bold British Design: Exploring The Magic Of Craft & Artistry In A Contemporary Collection
11:30 - 12:15
Hitomi Hosono
Sculptor & Silversmith
Hal Messel
Editor, Stylist & Brand Consultant

Designer Lizzie Deshayes (Fromental), sculptor and silversmith Hal Messel and ceramic artist Hitomi Hosono in conversation with creative director and author of new book 'Bold British Design' Emilio Pimentel-Reid .

These three leading designers highlight the role of art and craft in creating their striking contemporary collections ranging from hand painted and embroidered wallpaper to modern silver and highly sought after ceramics.

Join them as they share their vision and inspiration combining a passion for heritage and history with wit, modernity and attitude- while giving us a glimpse into their own creative spaces.

The Beauty’s In The Detail: Upholstery In The Hands Of Interior Designers
12:30 - 13:15
Interior Designer & Founder
Country Life
Interior Designer
Turner Pocock

Tara Craig founded Ensemblier to create custom upholstery handmade by British artisans using natural materials and built to last a lifestyle. Having long admired this craftsmanship, interior designers Joanna Plant and Bunny Turner have commissioned headboards which are now part of a new collaborative designer series. Country Life’s Giles Kime hosts a lively panel talk and asks how do these interior designers add by value to what they provide.

Encouraging Diversity In Design
15:00 - 15:45
Creative Director
Studio Ashby
Dauley Design
MF Studio

In this panel discussion, chaired by BIID President Lester Bennett, designers Sophie Ashby, Alexandria Dauley and May Fawzy will discuss diversity in interior design. The panel will talk about the current landscape, explore how to encourage more young talent from diverse backgrounds into the industry and discuss how to develop a more diverse, inclusive and equitable UK interior design profession.