Experts Theatre Schedule

The Experts Theatre is the perfect hub to gather invaluable insight and inspiration from leading industry professionals.

These thought-provoking talks will cover a variety of topics including interiors, gardens, art, ceramics, notable artists and collections, and much more. 

Experts Theatre 2019

Wed 19 Jun 12:30 to 13:15

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Speakers:

Harriet Forde
BIID, President Elect
Brian Woulfe
Designed by Woulfe
Rosie Winston
Clifton Interiors Design
Henry Prideaux
Henry Prideaux Interior Design

Presentation title

How an Interior Designer can add value to your project

Harriet Forde, BIID president-elect will be chairing the discussion and will be joined by BIID Member and interior designer Brian Woulfe of Designed by Woulfe, Rosie Winston and Henry Prideaux.

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Thu 20 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Elizabeth Metcalf
Features Writer, House & Garden
Lucy Hammond Giles
Interior Designer
Allyson McDermott
Historic Wallpaper Specialist

Presentation title

Where the past meets the present: How historic interiors inform today's decoration

Interior decorator Lucy Hammond-Giles and bespoke wallpaper maker and conservator, Allyson McDermott will discuss how historic interiors inform decoration today with Elizabeth Metcalf, Features Writer, House & Garden.

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Fri 21 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Laura Houldsworth
Executive Editor, House & Garden
Irene Gunter
Creative Director and Founder of Gunter & Co Interiors
Steven Parsons
Brand Director, Wools of New Zealand

Presentation title

A Guide to choosing rugs and carpets

Gain insight from the professionals on how and what to choose when investing in a new floor covering whether your preference is sisal, wool carpets, runners or a query on rug shapes and size. Laura Houldsworth, Executive Editor at House & Garden, will be in conversation with interior designer Irene Gunter (Creative Director and Founder of Gunter & Co) and wool expert Steven Parsons (Brand Director at Wools of New Zealand) to help you with your decision making. 

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Sat 22 Jun 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

David Nicholls
Deputy Editor, House & Garden
Salvesen Graham
Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham, Salvesen Graham.

Presentation title

Lessons from the past: how to use traditional decorating ideas in a modern way

David Nicholls, House & Garden talks to Salvesen Graham, one of London's most sought after design studios, and features on House & Garden's list of Top 100 Interior Designers (published in the June issue). Headed up by Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham, the firm is known for its distinctly modern take on classic decorating ideas and techniques. Lessons from the past is an opportunity for guests to find out what some of Nicole and Mary's tricks are, where they find inspiration, and how to put your own individual spin on the tried and tested ideas that have been handed down to us from the greats.

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Sat 22 Jun 15:00 to 15:45

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Speakers:

Lindsay Blair
Editor, Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine
Georgina Townshend
Features Editor, Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine
Lauren Gilberthorpe
Interior Designer
Graham Robinson
Design Manager at Halcyon Interiors

Presentation title

Kitchen design: How to create a space that works for you

Panel discussion hosted by Lindsey Blair, Editor, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms in conversation with Georgina Townshend, Features Editor, Lauren Gilberthorpe, Interior Designer and and founder of Lauren Gilberthorpe Interiors, and Graham Robinson, Design Manager at Halcyon Interiors flagship showroom.

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