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Modelling a business for design: what you need to know
11:00 - 11:45
Interior designer
Run for the Hills
Leon Black
Interior designer
Lambart & Browne

In this talk, BIID President Charles Leon and panellists Anna Burles, Freddy van Zevenbergen and Polly Williams will be discussing the challenges of running project-based design companies where a creative environment is essential, but often hard to maintain.  They will be exploring the concept of “creativity-on-demand” and whether designers are able to turn it on when they need it.

Lighting, landscape and interiors: How to create a perfect luxury residence
12:00 - 12:45
Joanna Trading
Garden Designer
Stephen Woodhams Design

Advice from leading industry experts on how to create a beautiful domestic setting.

Holiday House London
13:00 - 13:45
Holiday House Hampton’s, New York
NH Design
Taylor Howes
Interior designer
Rachel Laxer Interiors
Holiday House
Interior Style Hunter

In this talk about the inaugural Holiday House London, Founder Iris Dankner and interiors​ marketing ​expert​ Grant Pierrus will talk with veteran designers Nicky Haslam, ​Karen Howes  and Rachel Laxer about what the introduction of a “showhouse” means for the U.K. home design market. We will touch on the history of showhouses in the U.S., which includes philanthropic groups enlisting top interior designers to redecorate grand houses from top to bottom.

Long before the days of the internet and ​popular interiors tv programmes, these projects have given the general public a peek into extraordinary homes and exquisite interiors while raising money for important causes. Showhouses also give designers free reign to realize their own vision and creativity without the direction of a client, resulting in design-forward spaces that provide inspiring ideas for showing and combining home decor, antiques and art. We will share and discuss images of some of the most unique Holiday House rooms from our NYC and the Hamptons showhouses and ask our talented panelists to talk about their previous showhouse experiences and the beautiful things they have planned for Holiday House London.

Global Design Today
15:00 - 15:45
Cathy Kincaid Interiors
Amanda Lindroth
Mally Skok Design

Tuscan style in Tulsa? Chintz in Chicago? Ikats in Indiana? Join VERANDA magazine Editor in Chief Clinton Smith for an intimate chat with three globetrotting design talents for a conversation on global design today—in particular, translating European cultures to American markets. People often want the world brought home to them, and it’s the designers and architects who have to interpret their client’s wanderlust—without falling into cliché. Texas designer Cathy Kincaid (a Dallas-based Anglophile with clients on both sides of the pond), Amanda Lindroth (a Nassau-based decorating doyenne with a Palm Beach outpost and international clientele), and Mally Skok (the Boston-based textile maven by way of South Africa), come together to share their expertise and insight on translating international design in an intimate, intelligent way.


THE WOOL RENAISSANCE: leading design experts discuss whether wool is the ultimate fibre for 21st century homes
16:00 - 16:45
Colefax & Fowler
Mark Alexander
Campaign for Wool
Firmdale Hotels
Interiors editor
Country Life

Country Life in association with British wool will host a fascinating discussion on the resurgence of wool as the must have fibre for interiors. Hosted by Country Life’s interiors editor, Giles Kime.