Popping up at The Station was a collaboration of local interior design creatives
Hundreds braved the weekend’s heatwave to wander the inaugural Open House Newcastle on January 23 - 25. A highlight was the booked-out styling workshop with Andy and Deb from The Block.
For the last 6 months retailers and interior designers from the City Centre have been busily working away on the design concept for Open House, and on January 23 - 25 all was revealed.
Open House Newcastle is an immersive installation, entirely furnished with local retailer products by resident interior designers.
The free event which was supported by City of Newcastle and wouldn’t have been possible without their support, invited any and all to wander through the pop-up home and experience each space, along the way browsing the incredible collection of interiors and wares, all of which are available to purchase from local retailers.
In addition to Open House Newcastle, a series of workshops were scheduled across the three days and hosted by inspiring presenters, like Andy and Deb from popular renovation television series The Block.
Open House Newcastle
When: 23 - 25 January, 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where: The Station, Newcastle
Saturday 23 January
11AM - OFFICIAL OPENING with ANDY AND DEB FROM THE BLOCK
Come one, come all! Join us on the newly landscaped platform at The Station for the start of Open House Newcastle 2021. Special Guests Andy and Deb from The Block will be there, to meet and greet and answer all of your burning questions about their time on everyone’s favourite reality renovation program.
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‘SCHOOL OF STYLE’ WORKSHOPS
FREE! Limited places. Register online now to secure your spot.
1PM - BEDROOM STYLING WORKSHOP with DEB SAUNDERS FROM THE BLOCK
Register now for this exclusive event. Deb was a favourite with the judges and all of Australia, with her relaxed, bo-ho approach to styling on The Block. In this workshop she will show you hands-on her styling secrets to creating the perfect bedroom oasis – from selecting linen, to cushions and styling accessories to bring it all together.
Sunday 24 January
11AM - COLOUR CLASS WITH DONNA BURRELL FROM HUNTER DESIGN SCHOOL
Paint is one of the easiest ways to transform an interior. Colour Consultant Donna from Liquid Colour specialises in choosing the right hue for interiors and exteriors. Learn the basics of good colour selections, and see what shades are on-trend. Bring in an image of your room or house to get some expert guidance before you commit to your next painting project.
1PM - BATHROOM SURFACES WITH EARP BROS
Earp Bros are the experts when it comes to tiles and high-quality hard surface materials. Come and discover their latest tile styles for 2021. From ceramic and porcelain tiles, to natural stone, see for yourself the innovative surface options for your next bathroom renovation.
Monday 25 January
11AM - 2021 KITCHEN TRENDS WITH POLYTEC
Are you planning a kitchen renovation in 2021? Don’t plan anything until you check out the Kitchen Trends workshop with Megan Mottley from Polytec. She will give you an exclusive new look at the 34 new cabinetry and benchtop colours that are about to be launched. Walk away not only with ideas for your dream kitchen, but samples of your favourite finishes too.
12 NOON - DRIED FLORAL DEMONSTRATION WITH BOTANICA BIRD
Naturally dried and everlasting flowers are having their moment. Watch and learn how to successfully put together dried floral arrangements, for both tabletops and ideas for statement wallhangings. The talented Rachael from Botanica Bird has amassed a strong instagram following for her unique floral creations.
1PM - WINDOW STYLES WITH CLASSIC BLINDS
There are so many new trends and technologies when it comes to options for windows – curtains, blinds, shutters… local experts Classic Blinds are on hand to show you all of the latest designs in window treatments. Bring in an image of your window to start discussing the best custom solution on the day.
For more information visit www.openhousenewcastle.com
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