My five “must-sees” at Decor + Design 2018

One of Australia’s most-loved events is back for its 2018 edition chock full of immersive experiences for us interiors lovers… I am of course talking about Decor + Design Melbourne.

Now in its 15th year, Decor + Design is Australia’s leading interiors trade show, featuring an impressive line up of designers, speakers, events and experiences.

So pop the 19th to 22nd July in your diary and come along to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to explore furniture, homewares, lighting, decor, artwork and more at Decor + Design 2018…. a.k.a. interiors heaven!!

I’ve rounded up my top five “must see” items at this year’s event, so take a read!

1. How NOT to style a space – with Megan Morton

This talk instantly grabbed my attention with its title. We all hear tips about how to style spaces… but how often do we hear what we should avoid doing? Megan Morton is a renowned stylist who has styled covers for the likes of Vanity Fair, Vogue Living and Inside Out AND she is the author of four award-winning books, while also heading up The School – a creative workshop series. In this session, Megan will share what not to do to create unique, uplifting and stylish spaces.

2. Creating Forever Homes with Three Birds Renovations

You only have to take one look at my Instagram to know that I’m a BIG fan of Three Birds Renovations‘ work. Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless and Lana Taylor are known as the ‘Renovation Queens’ and since starting their business in 2014, they have carved out their mark in the industry with a look best known as ‘modern coastal with a hint of Hamptons’ (see their stuuuuunning Santorini-inspired Australian home renovation on the blog here). This session is going to be full of insights about how to create ‘forever homes’ that stand the test of time. 

3. How to Flackify! Create Lasting Impact With Colour – with David Flack of Flack Studio

I feel as though Melbourne-based interior architect David Flack is someone who knows what he likes and sticks to his guns; unafraid of ruffling a few feathers (which I love!). Under his company Flack Studio, David has created a huge splash on the Australian design scene in a few short years. Winning awards for projects across residential, hospitality and commercial interiors, the team have become known for their playful and often unconventional use of colour. In this session, David will be in conversation with Lisa Green, Editor in Chief of Australian House & Garden, sharing how he uses colour to create incredible lasting impact.

4. Daily Trend Tours with Victoria Redshaw & Phil Pond

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to hear “what’s hot” from the experts themselves. At this year’s Decor + Design, futurists Victoria Redshaw and Phil Pond are running multiple daily “working” tours of the show, taking you through 2018 and 2019 trends first in theory, then in practice. How fun and a great opportunity to see the show through their expert, forward-seeing eyes.

5. Design Laneway and Wall St

Now this is a great idea! We know that Melbourne is known the world over for its laneways – so this year’s Decor + Design is creating a laneway of its own. Wander along it and you’ll find a collection of “micro” exhibitors including textile designers and surface artists. I see it as a win:win. It’s a chance for independant studios to receive access and exposure to this major audience of designers and retailers, while allowing us – the attendees – a chance to discover the lesser known creators.

So there you have it: my top pick of this year’s event. But there is so much more – including 500 brands exhibiting their wares! Head over to the Decor + Design website to explore the full program, and register over here.

This post proudly sponsored by Decor + Design. Images: Decor + Design.

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