Design & Renovate Seminars

The Design Renovate Decorate seminar series, proudly sponsored by Resene, is the destination for the latest home renovating, design, decorating, building and home improvement trends, ideas, tips & advice. Hosted by a range of industry experts, our 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 home improvement project to get the right advice. Topics cover everything from kitchen & bathroom renovations; interior design and colour trends; outdoor spaces and landscaping advice; and creating and energy efficient home!

The 2019 Seminar Timetables will be posted here approx. 3-weeks prior to the Home Show dates.

Expert speakers from 2018:

Becca Long


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.

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Paul Collins

Kitchen 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”.

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Esther Harris

Embellish 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.

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Karl Odell

One 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.

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