Instagram is a magical kaleidoscope of design inspiration…a place to influence and be influenced. We’ve got some of the most creative cats from the Australian design community to follow right now.
Why? Sibella is a top design influencer. Her approach is whimsical and magical, drawn from her love of history and layered knowledge of different cultures. As Captain of ‘The Society Inc‘, a Sydney imaginarium which stocks curiosities as well as her own product range, Sibella has a vast repertoire of styling and design work behind her, for powerhouses such as Bergdorf Goodman, Jo Malone, Donna Karan, Anthropologie, West Elm and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Sibella has also famously transformed a range of Australia’s leading hospitality interiors, including Mr Wong, Palmer & Co, El Loco, 30 Knots, Upstairs at The Beresford and Ms G’s. Anyone who has ever stepped into one of these watering holes knows the good times aren’t just about the cocktails.
Sibella will be opening the Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series at Decor + Design in Melbourne on Thursday 20 July. Join Sibella for a journey through some of her most memorable hospitality interiors, as she opens her treasure chest of tricks. Tickets will be on sale May 10 – Register now as a Trade Visitor to receive an exclusive alert.
You don’t want to miss out on this party. Bondi boy Mr Jason Grant is one of Australia’s ‘Super Stylists’. With a career spanning over ten years, his work has appeared in many Australian and International magazines, including Inside Out, Sunday Style, Belle, Vogue Living, Australian House and Garden, Real Living, The Sunday Times UK and more.
He also styles major brands including David Jones, Reece Bathrooms, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Country Road, Sheridan, Freedom Australia and Target.
Want to watch the ‘likes’ pop up like Mr Jason Grant? This is your chance to get his exclusive tips on ‘How to be Super Stylish on Instagram’. He will be at the Decor + Design show at 10.30am on Saturday 22nd July. Register now to be notified when tickets go on sale for Mr Jason Grant.
Brisbane-based Anna Spiro’s distinguished style has propelled her onto the world stage with her studio Black and Spiro. Her interior design of the boutique hotel Halcyon House has got a lot of people talking. Anna has that innate and enviable knack of mixing interestingly patterned fabrics, antique furniture and art and making it look effortlessly chic.
Green with envy? Don’t be. You can see Anna in situ at Decor + Design on Friday July 21, in conversation with Lisa Green, the Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden magazine. Register as a Trade Visitor to get exclusive insights into Anna’s inspirations and gorgeous handmade textile collection, and be notified when tickets to her session go on sale.
Why? The Dulux 2017 Colour Trends Palette features some splendidly moody and complex hues for winter. They also know how to use Instagram for maximum impact…their feed is a cleverly curated paean to paint and how to harness colour in interior design. The right paint can make or break an interior and evoke an emotional response which will inform an entire room.
Dulux will be hosting a special masterclass with another iconic Australian paint company, Haymes’ Paints, on Saturday 22 July at Decor + Design. Two of Australia’s foremost colour experts will show you how to translate global colour trends into a local palette that considers uniquely Australian factors such as the light and the elements. Register when tickets go on sale for the International Seminar Series on May 10.
5. Living Edge
Why? Living Edge is a leading destination for design professionals and enthusiasts with discerning taste. It has carved out an incredible niche in the Australian market as a premier furniture space and stocks leading global designers including Eames.
Their Instagram feed is as conscious about its aesthetic as the retailers are about their designers. Jo Mawhinny (Head of Retail at Living Edge) will be at the Decor + Design Show in Melbourne on Friday 21 July, in conversation with Robyn Holt, former Editor of Vogue Living and Monocle. This session is a must for anyone intrigued by Living Edge’s techniques in sourcing design and the ethical principles which underpin their buying approach.
Decor + Design is Australia’s No.1 Interiors Event. At no other show in Australia will you have the chance to see such a concentration of Australia’s major influencers in the design world, as well as over 250 exhibitors in interior design and furniture.
The Australian House & Garden/Decor + Design International Seminar Series launches May 10. Register as a Trade Visitor now to receive an exclusive alert.