Lauren is the founder and organiser of trendtalk, is a frequent public speaker on consumer trends, and writes regularly on new lifestyle tendencies for a variety of publications.

What is trendtalk?

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Lauren and stylist Tracy Lynch presenting at trendtalk

It’s an industry gathering where key presenters reveal the latest design and décor trends, by sharing visuals, provocative ideas and thoughts on lifestyle shifts. trendtalk sessions are open to all interested parties.

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The trendtalk sessions were started by Lauren Shantall in response to repeat requests for a talk on trends she first gave at Lacia Gess’s DCI Network. Aware of the ongoing need for this kind of forum, the trendtalk sessions have now been expanded into regular events. The sessions are hosted by Plascon and Inhouse Brand Architects, and are in aid of design charity Rock Girl.

To find out more about trendtalk and when the next session will be held, visit