Decorex International takes place 20th to 23rd September at Syon Park – at the start of the London Design Festival. Here are my top picks and favourite bits from my visit to the show!
It looks like warm metallics are here to stay – be it gold, brass or copper. The colour blue also seemed to be in evidence on many of the Decorex exhibition stands – gorgeous deep, royal blues and navy tones. Blues work really well with a warm metallic tone so it is no surprise to see these themes running in tandem. Check out the paint work on the Little Greene stand! I love the blue tiles from Drummonds with gold hardware. Elegant blue chairs from AM Classic and MASSIVE chandelier from iDOGI.
There was still hints of the “world traveller” trend with lots of Ikat prints, tribal influences and an earthy rustic feel – lots of colour and texture. A Rum Fellow showcase great examples of Artisan Ikats and artisan textile statement pieces – unfortunately I couldn’t get a good piccie of their stand due to the throng of people around it – check out their website!
Luxury was everywhere – after all the theme of the show – including: lots of wallpapers and fabrics with shimmer; sumptious fabrics with rich colours, metallic influences and velvet texture. Fabrics from Black edition and Villa Nova, upholstered chair from Haddow Group and wallpapers from Tektura and Sandberg Wallpapers. Tektura have a great new range of wallpapers including a collaboration with Timorous Beasties and Rare Finds – unique wallcoverings and tiles handmade with gold and silver leaf, silk, resin and glass beads.
Another top spot at Decorex was furniture with metallic accents. These beautiful blue chairs from AM Classic with metallic cut out detail on the back are stunning. The metallic detail on this chair and sofa are beautiful. So elegant.
My favourite Decorex finds were many and varied. My absolute favourite was the King Edison pendant light from Mineheart. It has been available for some time in white but I love this version in gold and it is definitely on my want list. They also showcased some fabulous new wallpapers. And, lastly, this ceramic (YES, Ceramic!) work from Katherine Morling – it’s quite something!
This year Decorex showcased lots of luxury brands and showed that luxury is not just about glitz, glamour and elegance sometimes it’s good old-fashioned, handcrafted, bespoke items.