Speaker programme

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This year we have a two full days of expert speakers for you to enjoy. Read on to see the full programme for both days and start planning your visit. You’ll find the talks held in The Speaker Hall sponsored by MAB Cambridge opposite the doors into the main exhibition hall.

Saturday 30th March

10:30am
Smart Home essentials for every home
by Kris Gamble, Customised
What’s essential for your home? Improved security? Enhanced entertainment? Energy savings? Smart Home technology provides the answers to homeowners’ big household questions. Customised technical director Kris Gamble highlights current Smart options.

11:00am
Designing sustainable small gardens
by Ben Cijffers, Cultivate Gardens Ltd
Garden design and landscaping can have a profound impact on our world, not just locally but also globally. From labour practices and habitat destruction to embedded carbon and water conservation, we’ll help you understand the impacts and navigate the options.

12:00pm
Colour bind: The psychology of colour
by Suzzy Smith, Suzanne Designs

1:00pm
Art for the home – more than just a pretty picture?
by Natasha Dawn, The Art Hound Gallery
Marylin Candy Floss (resized)We all know that buying artwork for your home involves choosing an image you love. But what else should you be considering? Natasha Dawn, Director of The Art Hound Gallery, an international art brand and gallery based in Cambridge, will walk you through both the positives and pitfalls of picking the right piece. Focusing on the questions you should ask when contemplating a purchase of artwork, Natasha will give insider tips direct from the art industry, whether you are looking to discover the next Banksy or just looking for a picture for your dining room. Discover why the artist matters, what is an ‘original’ artwork, how you can invest in art, what a limited edition print really means, and that you have far more choice and options in both artwork style and display in your home than you may ever have considered before.

1:40pm
Bringing the outside in
by Donna Talbot, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
IMG_1712The Arthur Rank Hospice is designed to feel like a home for patients and their families and they recognise that access to outside space is incredibly important for their patients’ wellbeing. In this talk, Donna Talbot, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity explains how their architects came up with an award winning design that bought the outside in, so their building would be as stunning as their gardens.

2:20pm
A window to wellness – how to increase light and space in your home
by Tracy Saunders, Go Glass
Pritchard-26Experts in the design and manufacture of architectural glass products, Tracy Saunders of Go Glass will talk through how to increase a feeling of light and space in your home. Learn how glass can be used as walls, stairs and floors, how the clever use of mirrors can double the size of a room, the benefits of acoustic glass to reduce noise pollution and how to incorporate decorative glass to instill a sense of calm in your home.

2:50pm
How to create a home you’ll love
by Katie Malik, Katie Malik Interiors
This talk by award winning interior designer Katie Malik, will focus on how to best approach the design of your home to create an environment that promotes your and your family’s wellbeing. We’ll look at different aspects of design of different spaces ranging from space to finishes, which may affect how well you would feel and function within the space.

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3:40pm
A life in paint
by Cheryl Warren, Artist
The Cambridge oil painter and gallerist gives an overview of her journey with art and why she believes that being creative is essential to all of us.


Sunday 31st March

10:30am
Decorating with art
Beau Brady, Beau Art Interiors
Beau Art Interiors explores the different ways that art can be collected and enjoyed in the home. Starting with what to look out for when buying art, Beau Brady looks at the different ways that art can be hung on walls and how to create a fluid interior scheme at home, starting with the artwork and with just a few decoration tweaks.

11:10am
Architecting your home
by Carrie Bayley, Butcher Bayley Architects
CBayley_BBA (resized)Whether you are extending, renovating or building a new home, it can be a daunting experience. If you’re planning a project it makes sense to talk to an architect for some advice before starting. Carrie Bayley will walk you through what an architect does at each stage of a project, from initial ideas through to getting your project built and all of the steps in-between.

11:40am
Common interior design mistakes and how to avoid them
by Alicia Zimnickas, AZ Interiors
Alicia ZimnickasRegardless of style or budget, there are certain tricks that everyone can use to ensure the design of their home reaches its full potential. Award winning interior designer Alicia Zimnickas talks through the most common interior design mistakes that people often make and offers her tips and advice on how to avoid them.

12:20pm
How to identify your style & how to design a mood board
by Laura Adkin, Laura Adkin Interior Design
The first step to designing your home is identifying your style. Everyone has one, even if they don’t know it. Cambridge based interior designer Laura Adkin explains the process of understanding your own personal interiors style and how to create your own mood board as a starting point for the design of your home.

1:00pm
Design tips for hiding technology in your home
by Kris Gamble, Customised
Technology can be blended seamlessly into any room. Customised technical director runs through the products and methods used to not have technology taking over your interior designs.

1:30pm
How clutter clearing can heal your life
by Suzzy Smith, Suzanne Designs
On average, each room in your home will have over 2,000 belongings. With living space at a premium, we find ourselves living in smaller homes but with more belongings than ever. Our homes that should be healing and soothing can become a source of stress and disorganisation, causing us to hold grudges against loved ones. Interior designer and decluttering expert Suzzy Smith will share her warning signs for clutter overwhelm, explain how clutter can be a health hazard, and gives her top tips for clearing the clutter. Be prepared to feel motivated and encouraged to begin your own declutter journey!

2:10pm
Handcrafted furniture making
by Adrian Parfitt, Furniture Maker
Experienced woodworker and craftsman Adrian Parfitt talks through the process of commissioning and designing a bespoke piece of furniture. Using examples of past work, Adrian will explain the ins and outs of furniture making including the dark art of laminating. For those interested in trying their hand at the craft, he will explain what you can learn in his furniture making courses.

What a line up! Will you be coming on the Saturday or Sunday? Or both?! Don’t forget to register for your free ticket at camhomeshow19.eventbrite.co.uk.

Please note: speaker programme may be subject to change.