1:30pm — 2:30pm
Top Design Tips & Tricks — H&H Editor In Chief Beth Hitchcock In Conversation With Joel Bray And Scott McGillivray (Presented By Para Paints)
Beth, Joel and Scott share how to get today’s best looks.
Beth Hitchcock brings a lifelong passion for words and decorating — along with 19 years of experience in the magazine industry — to her role as Editor-in-Chief of House & Home magazine. With a keen eye for design, a Journalism degree and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing, Beth has written about and worked with some of Canada’s top designers, stylists and photographers. She has appeared regularly on TV and radio, and been a guest lecturer at colleges and universities across Canada. In her free time, Beth loves to travel (Marrakech is next on her list), watch baseball and putter around her century home in Toronto’s east end.
Born and raised in a small town in Southwestern Ontario, Joel Bray studied Fine Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University before attending Humber College for Interior Design. When Joel’s not producing decor pages at House & Home magazine, he spends his time at a lakeside cottage in the Kawarthas, or searching for “treasure” at thrift shops and flea markets. For Joel, an interior should be a true reflection of the people that live in it – always evolving, and full of personal mementos collected along the way. If you truly love something, there’s always a spot for it in your home.
Scott McGillivray, internationally renowned as the star of HGTV’s Income Property, is the definition of an entrepreneurial success story; an astute real estate investor, skilled contractor and accomplished businessman.
Scott McGillivray’s passion lies in educating people to make smart investment and renovation decisions that deliver financial rewards. His own foray into real estate investment began in university, and now over 15 years later, McGillivray’s innovative approach has led to a real estate empire with scores of investment properties across the US and Canada, housing hundreds of tenants.
McGillivray is also a skilled contractor and the award-winning TV host and executive producer of his latest hit series, Moving the McGillivrays, and the award-winning series Income Property on HGTV and DIY Network. A highly sought-after television presence, he is a frequent guest on daytime TV north and south of the border, and one of the faces of HGTV’s latest specials, Home to Win and Urban Oasis, and their competition series Flipping the Block, as well as HGTV’s All-American Handyman and Canada’s Handyman Challenge series.
As an extension to this, Scott recently launched his McGillivray Mark program which recognizes products that he uses and trusts. Designed to help people make smart choices by simplifying the decision-making process, PARA is amongst the first brands to be included in the program for its line of designer colours, and its quality and value.