Agenda

Making a lasting impression with design
11:00 - 11:45
Panel discussion
Ella Doran
Project Manager
Lincrusta
Ella Jade Interiors
Creative Director
John Cullen Lighting

This panel will focus on the use of texture and lighting to create moods within interior spaces.

In conversation with Turner Pocock
12:00 - 12:45
Seminar
House & Garden
Decoration Editor
Interior designer
Turner Pocock
Interior designer
Turner Pocock

Gabby Deeming, House & Garden's Decoration Editor, talks to VIP Lounge designers, Emma Pocock and Bunny Turner.

In conversation with Martin Hulbert Design
13:00 - 13:45
Seminar
Interiors Editor
Country & Town House
Interior designer
Martin Hulbert Design
Interior designer
Martin Hulbert Design
How Technology is Impacting Home Design Today
14:00 - 14:45
Seminar
UK Brand Ambassador
Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design and its mission from day one has been to create the best experience for home design by delivering the best technology and products. Last year Houzz won "Best App" at the inaugural Google Play Awards, and this year it was included in CNBC's Disruptor 50 list, at number 6. 

40 million users visit Houzz every month, connecting with over 1.5 million home improvement professionals, across more than 60 trade categories. This community is collaborating together using technology to make the home renovation and design process better for everyone.

In this session, UK Brand Ambassador, Melissa McCafferty will share how Houzz is constantly innovating and developing tools to help designers work smarter. Melissa will also share examples how technology is changing the way designers and homeowners are working together – you no longer need to rely on your local networks to secure projects. Houzz will also reveal the 4 finalists of the #SketchChallenge, a competition where the Houzz professional community were invited to solve a Houzz user's design dilemma using tools powered by technology. Voting will take place during the show with the winner announced on the last day of Decorex.

 

Using art within interior design
15:00 - 15:45
Seminar
The Perception of Interior Design
16:00 - 16:45
Panel discussion
Eporta
Tessuto Interiors
Staffan Tollgard Design Group

Cushion-fluffing? Housewives passing the time? Or creative entrepreneurs often managing multi million pound budgets and working at a global scale...  This panel discussion will look at how the profession of Interior Design is perceived, ask why so many common misconceptions persist in this industry and how this effects the role of the Interior Designer and commercial viability of the profession. Crucially it will also address the question of what can be done by Interior Designers themselves, as well as industry bodies to change this.