Decorex 2017

A great morning spent at Decorex 2017 seeing familiar faces and new trends. What did we notice? Well pattern is back. That’s for sure. Also, lots of copper and brass trim, trimmings, a real inspiration of classical design rebirth.

There’s def a retro feel too on shape seen on chairs and sofas. Bold colours, mixed with dusty pinks, softer and luxurious fabrics, making a residential and commerical spaces feel more homely and cosy. Minimalists would not be in favour. Lots of wallpaper, so patterend and luxurious it was hard to think back to the days when Farrow and Ball grey ruled as supreme.

Formental’s hand painted silks, and embroidered screens were so beautiful, along with their more block style of patterns. Scents also seem to take more centre stage with Rachel Vosper candles creating bespoke scents for developers, and her stand winning The English Home award. Her scents smelt incredible, and were numbered to make sure that you didn’t judge before smelling.

My favourite areas? Future Heritage, a contemporary craft presentation by Homes & Property’s Corinne Julius had my thumbs up with the lighting scuplture made from lampshades, as well as the stacking vessels by Pla Wüstenberg for Utopia & Utility. I think I’ll be adding some of these beautiful pieces to our stock.

Also, interesting to see was Angela Groundwater’s bespoke wallpaper inspired by The Long Room at Syon Park, designed by Robert Adams. Her design, with pastel colours, were taken from the ceiling and in fact, made me think that perhaps we underestimate our ceilings – I’d love to have this on my bedroom ceiling and stare at it before bed!

 

 

 

Wallpaper by Angela Groundwater

 

Rustic Bench, hand crafted in Wiltshire

 

Pooky Lampshades, colourful and fun. Bringin velvet shades back

 

 

Future Heritage stacking vessels

 

Formental’s wallpaper. Handpainted on silk.

 

Decorex 2017

A well laid table with pinks and brass, rose gold cutlery.