Free 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.

 

Come along and 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 an energy efficient home!

2020 SEMINAR TIMETABLE

FRIDAY

10.30am

TAKING A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO OVERCOMING COMMON KITCHEN DESIGN CHALLENGES

Paul Collins – Kitchen Studio

 

11.30am

LIVE DEMO: HOW TO APPLY WALLPAPER THE RIGHT WAY, FIRST TIME

Andrew Gill – Gill Paint & Paper

 

12.00pm

COLOUR TRENDS AND PROFESSIONAL COLOUR SECRETS AND TIPS

Rebecca Long – Resene

 

12.30pm

MAXIMISING YOUR SPACE WITHIN YOUR HOME USING CREATIVE & CLEVER DESIGN

Rex Lawrence – Build Right Builders

 

1.00pm

LANDSCAPING 101 – HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT LANDSCAPE

Karl Odell – One Square Rate

 

1.30pm

HOW TO BUILD AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME USING THE 5 PASSIVE HOUSE PRINCIPLES

Robert Whitehouse – Whitehouse Builders

 

2.00pm

LIVE DEMO: SPECIAL PAINT EFFECTS & HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE THEM

Jackie Nicholls

 

2.30pm

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS – BEAUTY & THE BUDGET

Michelle Laming – Ellen Estate

 

3.00pm

6 EASY WAYS TO CREATE FLOW AND COHESIVE STYLE IN YOUR HOME

Tui Short – Living Spaces Interior Design

SATURDAY

10.30am

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS – BEAUTY & THE BUDGET

Michelle Laming – Ellen Estate

 

11.00am

HOW TO BUILD AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME USING THE 5 PASSIVE HOUSE PRINCIPLES

Robert Whitehouse – Whitehouse Builders

 

11.30am

LIVE DEMO: HOW TO APPLY WALLPAPER THE RIGHT WAY, FIRST TIME

Andrew Gill – Gill Paint & Paper

 

12.00pm

COLOUR TRENDS AND PROFESSIONAL COLOUR SECRETS AND TIPS

Rebecca Long – Resene

 

12.30pm

TAKING A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO OVERCOMING COMMON KITCHEN DESIGN CHALLENGES

Paul Collins – Kitchen Studio

 

1.30pm

6 EASY WAYS TO CREATE FLOW AND COHESIVE STYLE IN YOUR HOME

Tui Short – Living Spaces Interior Design

 

2.00pm

LIVE DEMO: SPECIAL PAINT EFFECTS & HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE THEM

Jackie Nicholls

 

2.30pm

LANDSCAPING 101 – HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT LANDSCAPE

Karl Odell – One Square Rate

 

3.00pm

MAXIMISING YOUR SPACE WITHIN YOUR HOME USING CREATIVE & CLEVER DESIGN

Rex Lawrence – Build Right Builders

SUNDAY

10.30am

LANDSCAPING 101 – HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT LANDSCAPE

Karl Odell – One Square Rate

 

11.00am

MAXIMISING YOUR SPACE WITHIN YOUR HOME USING CREATIVE & CLEVER DESIGN

Rex Lawrence – Build Right Builders

 

11.30am

LIVE DEMO: HOW TO APPLY WALLPAPER THE RIGHT WAY, FIRST TIME

Andrew Gill – Gill Paint & Paper

 

12.00pm

TAKING A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO OVERCOMING COMMON KITCHEN DESIGN CHALLENGES

Paul Collins – Kitchen Studio

 

1.00pm

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS – BEAUTY & THE BUDGET

Michelle Laming – Ellen Estate

 

1.30pm

HOW TO BUILD AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME USING THE 5 PASSIVE HOUSE PRINCIPLES

Robert Whitehouse – Whitehouse Builders

 

2.00pm

LIVE DEMO: SPECIAL PAINT EFFECTS & HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE THEM

Jackie Nicholls

 

2.30pm

6 EASY WAYS TO CREATE FLOW AND COHESIVE STYLE IN YOUR HOME

Tui Short – Living Spaces Interior Design

Seminar Speakers:

Becca Long

Resene

Colour Trends and New Styles. What is hot and what is not in the Trend forecast for 2019-2020. 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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Tui Short

Living Spaces Interior Design

I love helping my clients create a home that looks good, works well and feels great to be in. My interior design service is authentic, real-world and affordable. By taking a ‘fresh-eyes’ approach, I’ll help you determine what improvements you’d like to make, and work with you to bring it all together. Using colour, texture, light and form to create homes that look good, work well and feel great is something I love to do. I offer an affordable and realistic design service which will help you make the most of your home.

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Karl Odell

One Square Rate

Karl has been involved with the Canterbury landscape industry for 15-years specialising in new home landscape design and construction. Combining what he learnt while completing a degree in landscape architecture, with hands on construction experience, Karl enjoys being able to turn a client brief into concept through to completion of the construction.

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Robert Whitehouse

Whitehouse Builders

Robert is the Director of Whitehouse Builders and Energy Efficient homes and has been building homes in Christchurch for the last 17 years. He is a LBP qualified builder and is Passive house trades person certified. In short, he’s rather qualified and knows what he’s talking about so for the right building advice, come and see what Robert has to say.

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