The House & Garden Festival is back in London at its Olympia home this June, and one of the aspects we're most looking forward to is the packed programme of talks and clinics, where ideas and expertise can be shared and passed on. Looking at pictures of interior designers' work is unquestionably inspiring, but hearing them talk about their philosophy and pass on tips in person is an opportunity not to be missed. We're especially excited that members of our own editorial team will be making appearances on the stage to interview some of their favourite designers, sharing their combined depth and breadth of decoration experience with the audience. The full timetable of talks can be found here.
Hatta Byng in conversation with Retrouvius
Reclaiming the past: designing for today
House & Garden Editor, Hatta Byng speaks to Adam Hills and Maria Speake, founders of the architectural salvage and design company, Retrouvius, about reclaiming objects from the past and how they can contribute to unique, modern spaces.
David Nicholls in conversation with Salvesen Graham
Lessons from the past: how to use traditional decorating ideas in a modern way
Our Deputy Editor David Nicholls talks to Salvesen Graham, one of London's most sought after design studios, and a member of House & Garden's list of Top 100 Interior Designers about how they incorporate classic design and tips from the greats into their distinctly contemporary interiors.
Virginia Clark in conversation with Matilda Goad
How to plan your house's colours from scratch
Digital Features Editor Virginia Clark talks to Matilda Goad, designer of some of the most covetable homewares out there, about planning colour for an entire house. Matilda is currently in the middle of a gut house renovation, and she shares her tips and tricks for large-scale colour planning.
Clare Foster in conversation with Alisdair Cameron
Alasdair Cameron is the Managing Director of Cameron Gardens, a thriving garden design business in London and Devon. Clare Foster talks to him about his passion for plants and taps into his ideas for urban gardens and container planting, showcasing some of his London projects and his own garden in Devon.
Elizabeth Metcalfe in conversation with Lucy Hammond-Giles
Where the past meets the present: how historic interiors inform today's decoration
Interior decorator Lucy Hammond-Giles and bespoke wallpaper maker and conservator, Allyson McDermott will discuss how historic interiors inform decoration today with Elizabeth Metcalfe, Features Writer at House & Garden.
Emily Tobin in conversation with Robin Cawdron-Stewart and Marijke Varrall-Jones
The pleasures and perils of collecting ceramics
At a time when sales of ceramics are reaching record prices, Emily Tobin, Arts & Features Editor at House & Garden, Robin Cawdron-Stewart, Deputy Director of the Modern British Department at Sotheby’s and Marijke Varrall-Jones, Director of Maak, the online ceramic auction house, discuss the pleasures and perils of buying ceramics and why the medium is appealing to a new generation of collectors.
In addition to these, you can also see Philip Mould talking about his experiences in the art world and his attachment to nature, presentations on sustainability and wellness in interior design, guides to choosing rugs and lighting, as well as advice on hiring an architect or interior designer.
Our readers will receive a special discount of 30% OFF tickets* by quoting ‘HGAPRIL’ when booking. For more information and to book tickets visit houseandgardenfestival.com.
*30% offer is based on the on-the-door prices. Advance offer ends at midnight on 18 June 2019. Transaction fee of £2.20 applies.