Colour Your World Stage

The Colour Your World seminar stage, sponsored by Design Curtains and International Floorcoverings Australia, is your place for all the latest home design and renovation tips.

 

Timetable available for download here:

FRIDAY

11:00AM How clever interior design can enhance wellbeing.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

11:45AM Changing Rooms - Playing with colours, textures and accessories to upgrade and add value to your interior space.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

12.30PM What you need to know about renovating a kitchen & bathroom.
Joumana Moore, VERVE Interior Design Centre

1:15PM Creating sustainable interiors.
Kate St James & Catherine Whitting, St James Whitting

2:00PM Changing Rooms - Playing with colours, textures and accessories to upgrade and add value to your interior space.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

2:45PM Property styling and interior design.
Naomi Brand, Brand Collective Property Styling

3:30PM Downsizing with practicality.
Design Curtains, International Floor Coverings & The Design Rooms

SATURDAY

11:00AM Changing Rooms - Playing with colours, textures and accessories to upgrade and add value to your interior space.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

11.45PM Creating sustainable interiors.
Kate St James & Catherine Whitting, St James Whitting

12:30PM Changing Rooms - Playing with colours, textures and accessories to upgrade and add value to your interior space.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

1:15PM Talking Authentic design with Athena X Levendi.
Athena X Levendi, Real Housewives of Sydney

2:00PM What you need to know about renovating a kitchen & bathroom.
Joumana Moore, VERVE Interior Design Centre

2:45PM The importance of the 5th Room and the social impact on the family.
Nick Hadji, Outdoor Designer Store

3:30PM Downsizing with practicality.
Design Curtains, International Floor Coverings & The Design Rooms

SUNDAY

11:00AM Property styling and interior design.
Naomi Brand, Brand Collective Property Styling

11:45AM Changing Rooms - Playing with colours, textures and accessories to upgrade and add value to your interior space.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

12.30PM How clever interior design can enhance wellbeing.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

1:15PM Creating sustainable interiors.
Kate St James & Catherine Whitting, St James Whitting

2:00PM Changing Rooms - Playing with colours, textures and accessories to upgrade and add value to your interior space.
Cassandra Martin & David Crook, Design Curtains & International Floor Coverings

2:45PM The importance of the 5th Room and the social impact on the family.
Nick Hadji, Outdoor Designer Store

3:30PM Downsizing with practicality.
Design Curtains, International Floor Coverings & The Design Rooms

Speaker Profiles

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 interest in the broader creative scope of residential interior design, where she has honed her skills for the past 20 years. Her specialised craft is to create personalised interiors that evoke a true sense of belonging for clients and an emotional response in prospective buyers for properties preparing for sale.

David Crook

INTERNATIONAL FLOOR COVERINGS

David has promoted the benefits of sisal flooring with a passion that’s unparalleled. Considered a leader in his field, he is known for his “can-do” approach and an expertise that means no job is too difficult to undertake. He also has an infectious enthusiasm for the unique properties of sisal.

With a long and proven track record in the industry, International Floorcoverings has leveraged its expertise to extend its offering beyond the company’s original ‘keystone’ of sisal. The collection now includes wools, wool blends and a variety of other fibres suitable for a wide range of applications.

MC: John Eussen

EUSSEN LIFESTYLE

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. 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.

Joumana Moore

VERVE INTERIOR DESIGN

Joumana Moore, Founder, Director and one of Sydney’s only female builders has used her 19 years’ experience in the field to provide Sydney’s newest selecting, sourcing and specifying centre for the design community and beyond. Joumana derives her unique business model from her experiences in running an established interior design company and making this process seamless.

Athena X Levendi

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SYDNEY

Athena Xenakis a Sydney based artist with a Greek heritage. Born in Australia in 1975, raised in Athens Greece with a formative education in Athens Greece. 1993-1995 Diploma in fashion and textile design ATCO Athens, Returning to Australia in 1997. Completed a Bachelor in fine arts 1999, at NAS with a major in sculpture, National Art School Darlinghurst Sydney. Since then she has partaken in numerous group exhibitions whilst practicing art and developing, her methodology at Comber street studios. Simultaneously pursuing her interests in interiors, working on various styling projects and consulting visual solutions in the aesthetic domain.

Kate St James

ST JAMES WHITTING

Kate St James is a well-known and respected interior designer with more than 35 years experience in the industry. Along with her interior design credentials, she is also the founding editor of Grand Designs Australia magazine, former editor-in-chief of Home Design and a number of additional home design titles. Kate Currently edits a number of Grand Designs Australia magazine special issues. Along with business partner Catherine Whitting, Kate consults to residential, commercial and hospitality clients to design and fitout projects that consider the health and wellbeing of inhabitants and the environment.

Catherine Whitting

ST JAMES WHITTING

Catherine Whitting is an artist, interior designer and design lecturer. With more than 20 years experience in the industry, Catherine's work includes high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

Nick Hadji

OUTDOOR DESIGNER STORE

Nick is the Managing Director and Founder of Outdoor Designer Store; an exclusive platform connecting landscapers and designers with luxury products and suppliers, providing an online showroom for their clients.

Their mission is to curate a unique collection from leading brands and boutique manufacturers and make those products available for outdoor design projects.

Naomi Brand

Naomi Leigh Brand is the owner and Creative Director of Brand Collective Property Styling. Naomi studied Interior Design at the Commercial Arts Training College while she worked in the corporate sphere.

Naomi opened her own interior styling company, Brand Collective Property Styling, in 2013 and has seen exponential growth since then. Her work has been seen in print media, and she has spoken on styling at numerous events on the process and understanding of transformative space, design and styling technique.