Globally renowned designers and stylists will gather in Melbourne for Decor + Design’s International Seminar Series this July. A highlight of the 16-19 July program, the series will be headlined by British interior designer Allegra Hicks and leading trend forecaster Victoria Redshaw.
Here at Interiors Addict we are particularly excited by the addition of Allegra to the star-studded lineup; with the highly acclaimed designer set to speak about the importance of colour and texture in the home. “I love the combination of different textures in a house,” explains Allegra. “Texture creates depth and colour creates mood. For instance, a turquoise velvet, a turquoise silk and turquoise cotton all do different things and create different spaces. A cotton might be used for a beach house, whereas the velvet gives mid-century elegance and the silk is very romantic.”
With Allegra’s work spanning fabrics and rugs to homewares and fashion, she is excited about the prospect of introducing her work to the Australian market. “I’ve always been fascinated by Australia and have never been. My work has mostly been exposed to Europe and the US, and Design + Decor is an amazing opportunity to be introduced to a new market. My fabrics are distributed through Tigger Hall Design in Australia who have two beautiful showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne and I am very much looking forward to visiting them!”
Known for her trademark style of bohemian fusion, Allegra incorporates unlikely patterns and colours to form a harmonious whole. “The best way of describing bohemian fusion is eclecticism. It’s a collection of things you have gathered; the old, the new, inherited pieces, designer pieces, vintage finds, etc. Style is about beautiful design, not about the price!”