Decorex is the biggest week of the luxury interior design world and this year the show celebrated it’s 40th edition. Hundreds of stands revealed new collections; prized products and innovative designs but it’s impossible to see everything. As Syon Park shuts its doors for another year, I’ve taken a look at the best of what was on offer over the week.
Starting alphabetically, A Rum Fellow is one of the best places to go for ikat and colourful textiles. Their fabric collection is more vibrant than an Indian spice market, made up of bright and bold colours. Unlike traditional pieces of ikat, most of their fabrics are sold by the metre or in panels meaning that you can create something entirely bespoke, without being restricted on size or quantity.
There are of course, various degrees of colour and pattern so it’s worth looking through everything to make sure you choose the right sort of colours for your home. The Solola is simpler in colour than many of the others but the pattern is bold enough to still make an impact wherever you put it. Consider this fabric on smaller items of upholstered furniture; slim backed armchairs or an ottoman to make a statement in the room but not overpower any existing furniture. The Chixoy on the other hand has a real medley of colours in it, and so keep this sort of pattern for use on a smaller surface area, such as on scatter cushions or kilims.
A Rum Fellow
A Rum Fellow
I absolutely love the ornate style of this oak leaf wall light by interiors giants Beaumont & Fletcher. Functional but also fantastically unusual, this wall light merges the need for light with the need for decoration and dresses up any wall space. The design is definitely contemporary but the slight patination on the cut metal oak leaves gives the light a slightly rustic look. It’s definitely one for a neutral painted wall but would also work over wallpaper, so long as the paper doesn’t have too heavy a pattern. Consider lights like these in Bedrooms or Bathrooms where space is important and wall décor is often an afterthought. The Oakleaf light solves both of these issues in one go.
Beaumont & Fletcher
Oakleaf wall light
Sometimes it’s all in the detail and subtle touches to your interiors can have just as much of an impact as larger changes. Chloe Alberry is the go-to place for door and cupboard knobs and handles in a range of sizes and materials. My favourite is the cut glass cabinet knob; available in three sizes, it is a perfect addition to a number of Kitchen dressers, cupboards and drawers.
This year’s new collections have also seemingly gone back to botanicals. Wallpapers and fabrics are increasingly floral but have leant towards geometric patterns and shapes. Devon and Devon have three new ranges of wallpapers and Francesca Greco has some beautiful designs; none more covetable than Lilies. Available in four beautiful pastel shades, this wallpaper is simple but classic and elegant and as a result, will work in both large and smaller quantities in lots of different rooms. I particularly like this sort of calming pattern in a Bathroom or Bedroom, paired with simple furniture and fittings, letting the very subtle colour speak for itself.
Devon & Devon
My final Decorex favourite is this Diana drinks trolley. Unlike the more traditional square drinks trolley or cabinet, this circular table on wheels is a more feminine take on a fairly British interiors staple! Made from black steel, the surface can either be black or white marble, and the trolley measures 78cm in height…although Casa Botelho also offers this trolley in custom sizes if required. One of these Diana trolleys in the corner of a Drawing Room adds a sense of elegance and occasion; perfect for entertaining.
Diana Drinks Trolley
It’s always worth exploring shows like Decorex, as you will always find something new and unique. Go with your gut and get things you really love; trends come and go but your own style of interiors will be around for a long time.
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