How to get designer style this season


When you become a mum, it can be overwhelming trying to navigate a whole new world – from nesting in late pregnancy and deciding on your perfect nursery set up, to coping with your changing body and the impact that has on your sense of style. Well, now some renowned experts are sharing their knowledge about how you can achieve a designer life… and they’ll be appearing at Chatswood Chase in March!

Chatswood Chase Sydney is here to help you achieve your interior designer style dreams! They’ll be hosting an inspiring series of talks throughout March.

Presented by fashion identity and TV presenter Claudia Chan Shaw, and renowned interior design blogger Jen Bishop, The Design Talk Series will cover nurseries, Australian interior design, your personal style, and more.

Jen Bishop is the founder of Interiors Addict, one of Australia’s leading home and lifestyle websites; while Claudia Chan Shaw is the co-designer and director of Australian fashion label, Vivian Chan Shaw, and is well known for her role as co-host and presenter on ABC TV’s Collectors.

The Design Talks series will run every Tuesday at 11am at Chatswood Chase Sydney. The program includes:

Tuesday 5 March: The Nursery

Nurseries are a big part of getting ready for a baby’s arrival and one of the most fun rooms to decorate, yet they also need to be safe and practical. Bishop will delve into the essential must-haves for nurseries, how to decide on a theme or style, tips for creating a timeless space, and a look at nurseries throughout the ages.

Tuesday 12 March: Inside 50 Years of the Australian Dream

From the passé to the classic, Chan Shaw winds back the clock to examine the past 50 years of Australian interior design. In this trip down memory lane, revisit the space age 60s, the timber and rattan 70s, the maximalism of the 80s, the minimalism of the 90s, and the 2000s ‘anything goes’ mix of sophisticated elegance meets retro mid century.

Wind back the clock to examine the past 50 years of Australian interior design

Tuesday 19 March: Pulling Your Look Together

Many people struggle with how to make the key pieces they have bought come together in a cohesive, stylish way – seeking that magazine look but having no idea where to start! Bishop will explore the elements needed for a successful living room and how to make them sing.

Jen Bishop will explore the elements of a successful living room and how to make them sing

Tuesday 26 March: Florence Broadhurst: The Homegrown Design Legend

Chan Shaw examines the fascinating life and legacy of Florence Broadhurst, whose designs grace the walls of hip nightclubs, homewares, travel goods and fashion. Hiding her humble beginnings and passing herself off as a French couturier and an English aristocrat, Broadhurst’s life came to a terrible end when she was the victim of a brutal murder in 1977.

Florence Broadhurst’s designs grace the walls of nightclubs, homewares, travel goods and more

The Essential Details

  • Where: Level One at Chatswood Chase Sydney, 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
  • When: 11am, Tuesdays in March
  • Cost: $15 (includes a gift bag valued at over $25).
  • Bookings essential via the website



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