The Speakers

We pulled out all the stops to bring you some of the most influential, inspirational and dedicated interiors enthusiasts from all over the UK to join one of four fantastic talks in the Carriage Hall. Whether you are building and renovating or decorating and styling, you will no doubt walk away feeling informed and inspired!

 

Juan Sandiego

@borealabode

Interior design student and blogger, decorating with your style and your wellbeing in mind

Sam Hansard

@vintagecuratorinteriors

Sam is an interior consultant who can help anyone who finds themselves in an 'interior rut'

Janet McMeekin

@janetmcmeekinwriter

Janet is a freelance writer for national magazines, specialising in homes and interior design. Featured in many national home magazines, including English Home, Period Living, Country Homes and Interiors and many more.

Medina Grillo

@grillodesigns

Medina has an award winning DIY & home improvement blog and is also part of @maykecollective

Helen Orrock

@theinteriorslady

Helen is an interior and product stylist, working on their current Victorian home renovation - calm, chic and very very cool.

Julia Alexander

@juliaalexanderinteriors

Interiors Designer and  wonderful creator of lived in luxury spaces - on any budget. Julia is a speaker at Grand Designs and the Ideal Home Show.

Emma Meese

@1fiveone

Emma loves to bring a secret door or two to her renovations! Perfect for anyone considering a renovation on a run down property. Emma is a journalist and radio presenter.

Hilary Marconetto

@hilarymarconetto

Hilary is a local interior designer with a passion for colour and texture. She has been featured in 'Kitchen, Bedrooms and Bathrooms' magazine and is a member of @interiordesigncollective

Sharon Hornsby

@ hornsby_style

Sharon is a serial renovator and interior style queen! She has won the UK interiors award for 'best room revamp'

Poonam Sharma

@modernluxeblog

This interiors and stylist blogger really knows how to bring out the very best in your home - especially with creating 'modern luxe' finishes. Currently renovating her own Victorian home.

Sandra Baker

@the_idle_hands

Sandra will appeal to all those pattern and colour lovers out there - she has also been nominated for the UK Interior Awards.

Paula Sutton

@hillhousevintage

 English country interiors, homes, lifestyle and more - Paula is a vintage style inspired creator and blogger.

Naomi Page

@barnconversionblog

Naomi helps turn barn conversion dreams in to reality - essential listening for anyone with a barn conversion renovation. Featured in @ekbbmag

Beth/John

@freshstart_living

Husband and wife duo who have an extensive renovation portfolio which spans over 13 years.

Meera Pendred

@firstsenseinteriors

Meera is a local interior designer and blogger who is currently mid renovation herself. She has been featured in multiple publications including House Beautiful and Home Style.

Justin Coakely

@design_at_nineteen

Interior blogger and renovator who has been featured in 'Top 20 renovation accounts to follow'

Tamara Broido

@reclecticvintageinteriors

 An upcycling dream, using decorative pieces to create warm and inviting environments. Tamara has been featured in Homes & Antiques and the Reclaim Magazines.

Ruth Adams

@bourne_ruth

 Ruth is the founder of the Bourne House Practice and a firm believer your home can directly affect your mental wellbeing.

 

Worthingtons

@worthingtonsltd

 Worthington are a local Derby business with an impressive collection of beautiful renovations and restorations.