Design & Renovate Seminars
The Design Renovate Decorate seminar series, proudly sponsored by Resene, is your destination for all the latest home renovating, design, decorating, building and home improvement trends, ideas, tips & advice. Come and listen to our expert speakers share their experience and know-how to give you the right advice, inspiration, ideas and knowledge to complete your next project.
Ask the experts questions about your next project to get the right advice. Everything from kitchen & bathroom renovations; interior design and colour trends; outdoor spaces and landscaping advice; and creating and energy efficient home!
2018 Daily Seminar Programme
10.30am – KITCHEN RENOVATION: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO THE PROCESS & TRENDS TO CONSIDER
Let Paul guide you through the key decisions that you will be asked during your kitchen renovation project to ensure an effective transition from ‘inspiration’ to ‘installation’.
Paul Collins – Kitchen Studio
11.30am – COLOUR TRENDS
Learn about the new, the fun and the frivolous in the colour world and how to bring the right colours into your home.
Resene Colour Consultant
12.00pm – INTERIOR DESIGN: TRENDS, TIPS & IDEAS
See the latest trends and ideas for improving the look of your home. Follow these simple steps to ensure a more relaxed and exciting home design project. Areas covered include: bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, window treatments, colours and more.
Esther Harris – Embellish Design Ltd
1.00pm – PROFESSIONAL COLOUR SECRETS
Learn the professional secrets that will help you get the best results for you and your home.
Resene Colour Consultant
1.30pm – LANDSCAPING 101: HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT BACKYARD SPACE
Let Karl walk you through the design to construction process of creating practical, creative and personalised landscaping solutions that complement a range of spaces. Karl will offer tips, expert advice, trends and great ideas for functional and stylish outdoor spaces.
Karl Odell – One Square Rate Landscaping
2.00pm – HOW TO ENSURE AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME?
Find out how a house loses its energy after the sun has gone down, and how to stop it from happening. Robert will speak about the 5 principles of Passive House to achieve this: 1. Thermal insulation; 2. Windows; 3. Air tightness; 4. Adequate ventilation strategy; and 5. Thermal bridging.
Robert Whitehouse – Whitehouse Builders
- Please note, seminar topics and time may be subject to change
Colour Trends and New Styles. What is hot and what is not in the Trend forecast for 2018-2020. Learn about the new, the fun and the frivolous in the colour world and whether it means the end of your favourite neutrals.More info
Paul CollinsKitchen Studio
Paul and wife Karen, owners of Kitchen Studio, love meeting and working with their clients and helping them transform their kitchen space and with it, often their lifestyles. The kitchen renovation project is one of the most disruptive improvement projects you will undertake in your lifetime. This seminar has been developed to guide you through the key decisions that you will be asked to make at all stages of the project from “Inspiration to Installation”.More info
Esther HarrisEmbellish Design Ltd
With many clients over the years of all different styles, budgets and needs, I still like to offer the client their own design – not mine. Having the experience in the paint industry, joinery design and manufacturing, building industry and tutoring interior design and architecture gives my clients professional knowledgeable advice that they can depend on.More info
Karl OdellOne Square Rate
I have been involved in the Canterbury landscape industry for the past 13 years, specialising in new home landscape design and construction. Landscaping is an essential part of a new home build and truly enhances the enjoyment of living in a new home. Combining what I learnt completing a degree in landscape architecture with hands on construction experience I enjoy being able to turn a client brief into concept through to completion of the construction.More info