Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Decorex 2012

Decorex 2012 London
Trade Show for Interior Designers, Decorators and Specifiers 

"Good designers are praised for their technique, great designers for their impact"   Tate Linden

Christopher Guy Styrofoam Furniture Pile

Corita Rose Fabrics
I  always enjoy going to Decorex - it is informative, innovative and full of interesting companies with beautiful products and this year was no exception.  It is also great  to say hello to people and companies that you use and update yourself on their new ranges and  to see what the interior trends are and find new and exciting  wall coverings, fabrics, furniture and lighting.  

What did I notice about Decorex this year?  That bling is big!  Silver, gold and shine were everywhere.  It may have been accented with black and dabs of colour namely orange - but there was no getting away from the glitz.  Taupe or griz as a colour is still very popular especially for carpet and wallcoverings.  But here and there accents of eye popping colour made themselves known. Byron and Byron  curtain poles and the bright and beautiful fabric from  Corita Rose Fabrics.

Sharon Marston
There were  some fabulous lighting companies - I particularly loved the elegant, liquid lights by  Sharon Marston Delicate cascades of fibre optic lights that are formed into organic sculptures with or without the elegant porcelain shades.  These lights can be made into chandeliers, wall sculptures or set into the ceiling to glissen like stars at night.   The permutations are as endless as your imagination.

Another wonderful lighting stand with elegant glass lamps and fittings was Richard Taylor Designs whose bulbous table lamps in scrumptious colours enticed and delighted.  They also had matching chandeliers that can be made larger or smaller as required.   I also liked their organic form furniture - a console table can be seen in the picture.  

Encompass Furniture
Amongst the fabric and furniture houses was a great outdoor furniture supplier Encompass Furniture - with this wonderful metal brazier.  Something that I would love to have in my back garden.  A large table, with inset fire bowl and place to store the logs!  Would make marshmallow cooking easy.

Beaton Fabrics
And then to top off all of the wonderful things on show there was the #beatontweetup held at the Cecil Beaton Fabrics stand @beatonfabrics.  It was lovely to meet so many of the people that I have been in twitter contact with - putting real faces to twitter names and making some new twitter connections.  I met in the flesh @moregeous @madabouthehouse @karenhaller @charduck @nick_gee @Dreamwalls and many others.  In my excitement I failed to take a single photo - but that might have been the mind numbing effects of the cocktails being served by Beaton Fabrics to whom a big thank you is owed - (I think)?  
Goodie bags from Beaton Fabrics and Mad About the House