2019 Theatre & Workshops
Experts Theatre 2019
Where the past meets the present: how historic interiors inform today's decoration
Interior decorator Lucy Hammond-Giles and bespoke wallpaper maker and conservator, Allyson McDermott will discuss how historic interiors inform decoration today with Elizabeth Metcalfe, Features Writer, House & Garden.
House & Garden's Clare Foster in conversation with Garden Designer Alasdair Cameron
Alasdair Cameron, Managing Director of Cameron Gardens, runs a thriving garden design business in London and Devon. Clare Foster talks to him about his passion for plants and taps into his ideas for urban gardens and container planting, showcasing some of his London projects and his own garden in Devon.
Interior design for health and wellbeing
It was Winston Churchill who said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter, our buildings shape us.” Research over the years has shown us that buildings have a direct effect on our physical & mental wellbeing. This is particularly significant, as we’re known to spend 90% of our lives within interior environments. We’re become increasingly aware of factors & lifestyles that can impact our health, but what part do interior environments play in enhancing or being detrimental to our wellbeing? If we want everyone in our building to be healthy, what design decisions need to be considered? Anna Whitehead discusses the principles, strategies & materials to consider when designing interior environments for our health & wellbeing.
What an architect can do for you
Architecture is an ancient profession, but the role of architect has constantly changed and evolved. It is surprising how many people today are unaware of the full range of an architect’s services. Giving practical examples, Sarah Khan will demonstrate both when an architect’s input is helpful, and what the reasons are for employing an architect. Referring to recent projects, she will illustrate what benefits an architect can bring to your home. She will also explain the practicalities of doing work to you house and how an architect can help with challenges, ranging from creative design solutions to applying for planning/ listed building/ building control consents as well as managing construction on site.
Summer Living Workshops
How to Design a Garden - The Basic Principles with Andrew Duff & Liz Rawlinson
Join Andrew Duff and Liz Rawlinson from the Inchbald School of Design for a guided introduction on how to start designing a garden.
They will explain the basic principles of using the grid technique and will guide you through clear stages of the design process with the help of current students.