After assuming a COVID-19 induced virtual format last year, Queensland’s Reno + Design Show is back in physical form next month when it returns to the Brisbane Showgrounds from March 13-14. The mastermind of interior designer Renee Watson, the show is ideal for renovators and interiors obsessives and will feature design world luminaries including our Jen, who will be imparting her reno knowledge at the event.
“Our virtual edition was an amazing success. We learnt so much and we’ve been able to carry through a lot of elements to this year’s event at a time when our homes have taken on a whole new purpose and meaning,” says Renee Watson.
With more than 100 of Australia’s best designers, stylists, home builders, architects, trades, product suppliers and special guests coming together, it really is a one-stop shop for keen renovators. And with renovation activity going into overdrive in 2020 (no doubt courtesy of lockdowns and new working from home conditions), we suspect there will be plenty of people in attendance.
“During the global pandemic, our homes have been working harder than ever before. They have served as offices, gyms, home schools and holiday retreats, changing the way people choose to design, renovate and decorate their homes,” says Renee who says that with many more people working from home, high use areas such as kitchens and bathrooms have really come into the spotlight.
Aside from Jen, other renovation experts slated to appear include Amelia Lee of Undercover Architect, Lucy Glade-Wright of Hunting for George, Kerrie-Ann Jones of The Stylist, Ania Forster and Kasia Clarke of Zephyr + Stone, Marianne Taylor of The House Detective, Katherine Persoglia of Property Before Prada, Nikki and Rupert Rowe of Weaver Green Australia, Prince Seeva of Comoda Design and Renovation, Ben Spencer of Spencer Constructions, Chloe Quintal of Garsden & Clarke, Josh Alexander of Eco Timber Group and many more.
There will be plenty of interesting conversations, workshops and styling sessions also including a Mood Board Masterclass with interior designer Lee Talbot of mavenHOME and landscape sessions with Better Homes and Gardens’ Charlie Albone, who will be teaching how to create liveable outdoor spaces.
And for those that can’t attend in person there’s a virtual edition available. Reno Circle membership includes access to the virtual edition hosted by Milly Bannister of GRLKND with exclusive online events, a live interview with Crystal Bailey on how to design your home to improve your wellbeing and guest appearances by Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors and Georgia Ezra of Tiles of Ezra.
Virtual attendees can also expect lots of practical video content from headliners and partnering businesses, product discounts and their very own home delivered “Inspire Box” filled with fabric samples, design palettes, stone squares, paint pots and other fun reno goodies from exhibiting businesses.
Reno + Design Show 2021, Brisbane Showgrounds, March 13-14