Meet the Experts



Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts of Your Home Expo who will be sharing their expertise in their craft on the main stage each day of the event. We are lucky to have these talented individuals on hand over the 3 day event, giving us top tips and passing on their knowledge.


Interior Designer

Siobhan Murphy

Siobhan Murphy, finalist in series 2 of BBC2’s Interior Design Masters.  Since appearing on the TV hit, Yorkshire-based Siobhan’s life has undergone a transformation as radical as her creations on the show.

Following an 18 year career in the NHS, she is now pursuing her dream and passion for interior design full-time.

Siobhan is drawn to colours, patterns, textures and mixing modern pieces with vintage finds, converting the mundane into the marvellous. Siobhan will be sharing her top tips in interior design and will encourage our visitors not to be scared on colour and pattern.

Interior Designer

Paul Moneypenny

Paul Moneypenny,  contestant in series 2 of BBC2’s Interior Design Masters, dubbed “The Wallpaper King”, has been passionate about design from a very young age.

Paul from Belfast has been honing his skills during his eight-year career at a large independent wallpaper stockist and is now expanding his horizons to his own line of soft furnishings, collaborating with long-admired brands, and looking to diversify into developing a wallpaper line, in his own inimitable style.

Paul will be compering the main stage and of course giving our visitors a full wallpaper demo.

Interior Designer

John Amablie

John Amabile is one of the UK’s leading interior designers with a career that includes regular appearances on TV and in the media, particularly as a favourite designer on the ITV show 60-Minute Makeover hosted by Peter Andre.

Starting his career in London as part of a creative team concentrating on retail and leisure design, John expanded his portfolio of skills with a move into film and TV production design which saw him returning to Scotland after eight years in London as the production designer Taggart and other STV studio projects.

While John loves TV – presenting and production, his first love is creating beautiful, functional, stylish and joyous spaces.  For nearly 30 years, John has successfully created designs that have impact, style and stand the test of time for commercial projects, hotels, leisure, show homes and private homes.

His philosophy? “Leave your ego at the door.  This is not about what you like; it is about teasing out what the client likes – their needs always come first.  After all, your home is your haven!”

His easy-going and professional manner make him the ideal person to take clients through the latest trends and styles for perfect home living. –


Tinto Architecture – Architect

Richard Tinto

Richard is the founder and Vision Guy of TINTO, a multi-disciplinary practice specialising in Architecture, Interiors and Project Management. Over the last 20 years,

TINTO have developed a reputation in being the go-to practice in terms of innovative thinking, across Residential, Retail & Leisure and Commercial development. The practice is growing and there is no intention of slowing down.  Their vision is to transform your world through place & space.

Richard will be sharing his vision and be available to answer your architectural queries. – Tinto Architecture

Aberdein Considine – National Estate Agency Director

Alan Cumming

Alan is Aberdein Considine’s National Estate Agency Director and oversees the running of the firm’s property branches throughout Scotland.  Aberdein Considine is a national, award-winning law firm offering a wide range of legal services, estate agents, letting agents, and tailored financial advice.

With more than a decade of experience in frontline estate agency, Alan is considered an expert in the Scottish property market and regularly features in regional and national media publications and will be available at Your Home Expo with a wealth of legal advice.

Estate Agents, Solicitors and Financial Advisers | Aberdein Considine (

The Tidy Coo – Platinum Certified KonMari

Rosie Barron

Rosie is a Professional Declutterer and Organiser.  Personally trained by the Japanese Decluttering Guru,

Marie Kondo, Rosie is a Platinum Certified Consultant and has helped many clients achieve peace and space in their homes and lives by working through their belongings.

Rosie will be sharing her wisdom at Your Home Expo as she wants to help people have more time to do the things they enjoy by creating space and peace in their home and life.

The Tidy Coo | Declutter | Organise | KonMari | Aberdeenshire

The Unique Boutique –
Retailer and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist

Sonya Angus

Owning her own boutique has been a dream of Sonyas since she was a 16-year-old girl. Complete with permed hair and double braces on her teeth, she worked in Opus One, a beautiful Edinburgh treasure trove selling to wonderfully stylish ladies.  In 2016, after being Jenners’ youngest assistant buyer to date, travelling the world buying from the biggest fashion labels, being headhunted by a major Australian homeware brand and launching Molton Brown’s flagship Edinburgh store, her dream came true.

The Unique Boutique; a gifts, fashion and homeware haven in Cults, Aberdeen, was born. Sonya will be joined by Julie of Marigold & Mo to demonstrate the marvels of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.


TL Tech Smart Home Solutions – Managing Director

Caroline Laurenson

Caroline is a Chemical Engineer and Project Manager by background, having worked in Aberdeen in the Oil and Gas industry for over 17yrs. She is also a STEM Ambassador and Fellow of the IChemE, in these roles she loves to share her knowledge and inspire others to excel in engineering and technology.

Last year, TL Tech pivoted their business to focus on supporting customers remotely in new innovative ways. In November 2020, Caroline and her team launched Kindspace, a voice application for Amazon Alexa that supports wellbeing, empowers self-care, helps to alleviate loneliness and supports mental health.

Caroline Laurenson will be outlining some of the wellbeing benefits of living in a smart home, sharing tips on how to adopt digital solutions such as voice assistants to create a nurturing and caring environment.  By end of the session, attendees will feel more confident about smart home design basics and have ideas to try in their own homes. Visit – TL Tech Smart Home Solutions