Love Your Home Show, Belfast & Dublin

With a range of demos and informative talks, the Love Your Home Stage is host to a varied program. Learn about landscaping, how to create a healthy home, creating your own terrarium, how to mix old and new pieces in your home and much more. Meet the experts and be inspired.

See below for topics up for discussion with the experts at the Love Your Home Theatre.
Friday Saturday Sunday
10.45
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
Vanessa Drew
Tobermore
When OLD is GOLD
Jill Lowry
On the Square Emporium / Refound
11.00
11.15
11.30
When OLD is GOLD
Jill Lowry
On the Square Emporium / Refound
Creating a healthy home
Eric Davidson
Reinco
Repurposing and renovating on a budget
Vivienne Hanna
Vivienne Hanna
11.45
12.00
12.15
Lighting Design & Your Home
Shelley Hollywood
Meala & PM Lighting
Repurposing and renovating on a budget
Vivienne Hanna
Vivienne Hanna
Create your own urban jungle at home
Gary Connolly
Memento
12.30
12.45
13.00
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
13.15
13.30
Creating a healthy home
Eric Davidson
Reinco
Create your own urban jungle at home
Gary Connolly
Memento
When OLD is GOLD
Jill Lowry
On the Square Emporium / Refound
13.45
14.00
14.15
Create your own urban jungle at home
Gary Connolly
Memento
Lighting Design & Your Home
Shelley Hollywood
Meala & PM Lighting
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
Vanessa Drew
Tobermore
14.30
14.45
15.00
Repurposing and renovating on a budget
Vivienne Hanna
Vivienne Hanna
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
Vanessa Drew
Tobermore
Lighting Design & Your Home
Shelley Hollywood
Meala & PM Lighting
15.15
15.30

Friday

  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
    10.45 - 11.30
  • When OLD is GOLD
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Lighting Design & Your Home
    12.15 - 13.00
  • Lunch
    13.00 - 13.30
  • Creating a healthy home
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Create your own urban jungle at home
    14.15 - 15.00
  • Repurposing and renovating on a budget
    15.00 - 15.45

Saturday

  • When OLD is GOLD
    10.45 - 11.30
  • Creating a healthy home
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Repurposing and renovating on a budget
    12.15 - 13.00
  • Lunch
    13.00 - 13.30
  • Create your own urban jungle at home
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Lighting Design & Your Home
    14.15 - 15.00
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
    15.00 - 15.45

Sunday

  • Repurposing and renovating on a budget
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Create your own urban jungle at home
    12.15 - 13.00
  • Lunch
    13.00 - 13.30
  • When OLD is GOLD
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
    14.15 - 15.00
  • Lighting Design & Your Home
    15.00 - 15.45
No events available!

Speakers

Check out our experts who will be speaking at the LYH Theatre

Vanessa Drew

Tobermore
Vanessa Drew

Tobermore

About:
Vanessa Drew has been designing gardens for nearly 20 years and has been working with Tobermore for almost 15 of those. A keen gardener – work is her hobby! Vanessa grows her own fruit and vegetables and keeps chickens, goats and bees. She is an advocate of self-sufficiency and holds courses to teach others to do the same in addition to other topics such as gardening, maintenance and beekeeping. Vanessa also has her own farm shop selling goats milk, eggs, jams and preserves.

Talk: Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
When designing an outdoor space, it is essential to get the balance right between hard and soft landscaping. This ensures that your garden combines practicality with year-round colour and interest. Hard landscaping includes paving, walling and steps while soft landscaping encompasses grass, trees and shrubs. This seminar will provide advice about making your garden attractive whilst ensuring it is easy to maintain.

Gary Connolly

Memento Belfast
Gary Connolly

Memento Belfast

About:
Hi! I'm Gary and I'm the Managing Director at Memento Belfast. We are an Award Winning independent florist and specialist plant store based on Belfast's Ormeau Road. I head up the plant department whist my husband and creative director Nigel leads our Floristry team.

As Belfast's leading indoor plant store we boast a wide variety of rare and unique plants from around the world, complemented by our wide range of pottery, terrariums and botanical accessories. We host weekly floristry and plant-based workshops in our studio space, these creative workshops are a platform for us to educate our customers and boost their knowledge of the plants and flowers they are receiving in a fun and relaxed environment.

Talk: Create your own urban jungle at home
At this seminar visitors will be shown how to create their own unique terrarium. A terrarium is a small enclosed environment which is home to either desert or tropical plants. There are 2 types of terrariums either sealed or open and this depends on the type of plants being used. In this demonstration we'll show you how to create your own open terrarium. These can be created in any glass vessel you have at home from Jam

Eric Davidson

Reinco
Eric Davidson

Reinco

About:
Eric Davidson has a background in ventilation, insulation, airtightness and renewables. Eleven years ago Eric identified a need for truly independent advice within the renovation and new build community. He now visits clients all over Ireland and has to date applied this knowledge and learning to over twelve hundred unique projects. His advice is paid for directly and solely by the client. He sells no products and does not receive any commission for any product or tradesperson recommendation. The result – the client get a healthy home which is warm, comfortable, and saves money!

Talk: Creating a healthy home
Seminar Outline (What visitors will learn) Eric has consulted on over 1200 unique projects for over 1200 unique clients. Despite huge diversity of project size, client background, budget and ambition, he has identified four universal priorities in any build. When these are applied and adhered in the correct order they can help every renovator and new builder to achieve what they ultimately want: a healthy home which is very comfortable and has very low running costs for the least capital cost. Eric will share and explain each of these four priorities.

Jill Lowry

On The Square Emporium
Jill Lowry

On The Square Emporium

About:
After studying History of Art at Glasgow University, Jill worked in magazine publishing and marketing in New York, San Francisco and London, before moving back to Belfast and launching ReFound, an artist-led upcycled furniture store in 2010.
In 2012, On The Square Emporium was created with husband Justin, bringing his passion for antiques and vintage. The store now boasts an eclectic mix of upcycled & bespoke furniture, Antiques dating back several hundred years and movie props!
Jill & Justin have assisted commercial fit-outs, set designs, home interior styling, food markets. Jill has written and presented talks on the area of upcycling and vintage interiors.

Talk: When OLD is GOLD
When it comes to home décor, a vintage look is always in style. Jill will look at some simple ways, in which you can recreate old-world charm or vintage look in any home- new build, modern or old.

Shelley Hollywood

Meala & PM Lighting
Shelley Hollywood

Meala & PM Lighting

About:
Managing Director of Meala, an Interior Design Company based in Belfast with over 15 years experience in the industry. We currently share a Furniture & Lighting showroom on the Boucher Road alongside a Lighting Design company called PM Lighting, who specialise in lighting design for residential and commercial projects.

Talk: Lighting Design & your Home
Lighting tips interior designers use to create atmosphere in the home.
Understanding how to layer lighting and create the right type of lighting for the different spaces in your home.
The importance of planning your lighting design at the beginning of your project.

Vivienne Hanna

Vivienne Hanna
Vivienne Hanna

Vivienne Hanna

About:
Vivienne project managed her own family build and has been repurposing furniture for over 30 years. She is a busy mum and Thrifty Interiors Specialist who also offers self-build advice, specialising in cost effective interior solutions. Vivienne paints, finds and sources items as requested.  She works from home and after her self build experience she worked for a Quantity Surveyor procuring and coordinating fabrics, upholstery, fine furnishings, accessories and artwork for The Berkeley Hotel and Claridge's Hotel in London.   More recently, she has been involved with a renovation and basic room styling on the back of having project managed the build of her own super insulated family home. Vivienne has only just finished an apartment overhaul for a landlord in Dublin - right down to the TV remote Control so that was full service job. Vivienne is ideally placed to advise self builders and retrospective fit out builds on tips and money saving ideas. Vivienne can help with interior specification and practical living solutions.  Where possible she will try to utilise existing furniture and re-purpose, saving you money in the process.

Talk: Repurposing and renovating on a budget
Talking about her own experience of fitting out and designing

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