HOME Living Hub

The HOME Living Hub seminar stage is your place for all the latest advice for your renovation or building project. Our experts will be giving presentations on everything from property finance and renovation budgets to interior design and landscaping.

With Design Curtains as the stage sponsor and Universal Magazines as the media partner, the stage is certain to inspire. Sessions run for approximately 30 minutes each, first-in best dressed seating.

Friday 24 March

11.00am
Cassandra Martin & James Treble
Design Curtains / United Interiors
'Changing your Interior Environment to Suit your Mood'

11.45am
Joumana Moore & John Eussen
VERVE Interior Design Centre
'The Revolution in Interior Design'

12.30pm
James Treble
United Interiors
'Adding Value to your Home Through Clever Design and Styling'

1.15pm
Inge Jabara
Inge Jabara Landscapes
'DIY Designer Landscape'

2.00pm
Cassandra Martin
Design Curtains
'The Effectiveness of Interior Expression'

2.45pm
Kate Harris
GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia)
'How to Design and Find Certified Sustainable and Healthier Products and Services for Wherever you Live, Work and Play'

3.30pm
Marina Watson - Affordable Rooms
Michelle Begley - Nuevue
Scott Skipworth - Torrens University
'Property Style your Home Turning 'For Sale' into 'Sold''

4.15pm
Darren Hughes
Tiny Houses
'The Tiny House Movement :Living Large, in Tiny Spaces'

Saturday 25 March

11.00am
Cassandra Martin & James Treble
Design Curtains / United Interiors
'Changing your Interior Environment to Suit your Mood'

11.45am
Marina Watson - Affordable Rooms
Michelle Begley - Nuevue
Scott Skipworth - Torrens University
'Property Style your Home Turning 'For Sale' into 'Sold''

12.30pm
James Treble
United Interiors
'Adding Value to your Home Through Clever Design and Styling'

1.15pm Inge Jabara
Inge Jabara Landscapes
'DIY Designer Landscape'

2.00pm
Cassandra Martin
Design Curtains
'The Effectiveness of Interior Expression'

2.45pm
Joumana Moore & John Eussen
VERVE Interior Design Centre
'The Revolution in Interior Design'

3.30pm
Effie Zahos
Money Mag
'Renovating on a Budget'

4.15pm
Darren Hughes
Tiny Houses
'The Tiny House Movement: Living Large, in Tiny Spaces'

5.00pm
Kate Harris
GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia)
'How to Design and Find Certified Sustainable and Healthier Products and Services for Wherever you Live, Work and Play'

Sunday 26 March

10.30am
Darren Hughes
Tiny Houses
'The Tiny House Movement: Living Large, in Tiny Spaces'

11.00am
Cassandra Martin & James Treble
Design Curtains / United Interiors
'Changing your Interior Environment to Suit your Mood'

11.45am
Joumana Moore & John Eussen
VERVE Interior Design Centre
'The Revolution in Interior Design'

12.30pm
James Treble
United Interiors
'Adding Value to your Home Through Clever Design and Styling'

1.15pm
Inge Jabara
Inge Jabara Landscapes
'DIY Designer Landscape'

2.00pm
Cassandra Martin
Design Curtains
'The Effectiveness of Interior Expression'

2.45pm
Effie Zahos
Money Mag
'Renovating on a Budget'

3.30pm
Marina Watson - Affordable Rooms
Michelle Begley - Nuevue
Scott Skipworth - Torrens University
'Property Style your Home Turning 'For Sale' into 'Sold''

4.15pm
Kate Harris
GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia)
'How to Design and Find Certified Sustainable and Healthier Products and Services for Wherever you Live, Work and Play'

John Eussen | Eussen living

Carving out his own path in the interiors and design industry has led John into several inspired roles, such as global environmental work with the Australian Conservation Foundation, consultancy for various sustainable living and modern decorating lifestyle conferences and design exhibitions.
Design Commentator, John Eussen is a long-standing and highly respected figurehead in the design and interiors industry, specializing in innovative design concepts, new interior decorating practices, and sustainable health and lifestyle trends.

Cassandra Martin | Design Curtains

With a formal education in Interior Design and Architectural Drafting, Cassandra began her career in Corporate Interior Design obtaining invaluable experience that fuelled her desire towards the broader creative scope of Residential Interior Design. Since then she’s honed her skills over the past 20 years. Cassandra’s specialised craft is to create personalised interiors that evoke a true sense of belonging for her clients and an emotional response in prospective buyers for properties preparing for sale.

James Treble | United Interiors & The Living Room

James Treble is an award winning Interior Designer, TV presenter and writer, with over twenty years experience in the building & design industry. He is a qualified Real Estate Agent, kitchen and bathroom designer and qualified Interior Designer.
James has been the Interior Design expert on Network TEN’s The Living Room for the past 5 years, is a regular on Sky Real Estate show, & works on 2UE with Tim Webster “Talking Lifestyle” show.
He writes on all things design for HOMES + and shares his love of responsible design as Ambassador for Planet Ark. James is also brand ambassador for United Interiors.

Marina Watson | Affordable Rooms

With 25yrs in Interior Design and Property Styling, her experience creates stylish designs that increase a property’s value. Marina has been a regular contributor to lifestyle television: Sky Real Estate on Fox and several Interior Design magazines including the Home Beautiful front cover. Also winning design awards at Sydney Furniture Show and Interbuild Sydney show. A speaker at the Renovate & Build Home Show seminars. Style For Success with Marina Watson Property Styling Tips is a great triumph.

Michelle Begley | Nuevue

Nuevue has a large selection of window and soft furnishing solutions for your indoor and outdoor areas, our products include blinds, curtains, shutters, awnings, upholstery, soft furnishings, fabrics, art tracking and motorisation. They take pride in offering the highest quality products and services to all of our clients including architects, decorators and home owners on commercial and domestic projects. The Nuevue convenient mobile showroom enables us to work with you through the design process within the space. The passionate team will guide you from initial consultation through to installation.

Effie Zahos | Money Magazine

Effie is Money’s editor and a regular personal finance expert on Channel Nine’s Today Show and A Current Affair. She moved from corporate to TV in 1997, kick- starting her career in journalism as head researcher for Channel Nine’s successful Money Show. She now writes for Money magazine, specialising in consumer banking issues. She’s also a regular on radio stations across Australia with her own Word on Money segments and an author of a children’s financial literacy book, The Great $20 Adventure.

Inge Jabara | Inge Jabara Landscapes

Inge is brimming with garden ideas and innovations for creative Australian landscapes, and is a sought-after speaker and subject.
As IJL’s Founder and Chief Designer, Inge leads a team of passionate landscape architects and tradespeople, who all share her belief that gardens should reflect the personality and lifestyle of their owners.

Kate Harris | GECA

Kate has an extensive background in leadership, capacity building and education aimed at finding sustainable solutions for the future.
She also draws on her diverse experience in the performing arts, executive coaching, cultural change and organisational development, helping individuals, organisations and communities to create a better future.

Scott Skipworth | Torrens University

Scott Skipworth brings over 20 years of industry and academic experience to his role as Program Director of Torrens University’s Interior Design courses. Year after year Billy Blue College of Design achieves success in graduate employability. Billy Blue is now the Design Vertical of Torrens University Australia, so graduates earn a university academic qualification along with industry connected skills. Torrens University offers Diploma, Bachelor, Master and PhD programs.

Joumana Moore | VERVE Interior Design Centre

Joumana Moore is one of Sydney's only lady builder! By paying close attention to the thing that matter most in your home... the finishes. Joumana is one of a select few able to produce high quality finishes by offering a unique service consisting of interior design, construction and project management.