Design for Thought – The return of Decorex

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Posted on September 24, 2015

It’s back. London Design Festival has again arrived in the capital, dominating London and the lives of each person obsessed with design until mid next week. As a bordering neighbour of our Chiswick offices, we had no problem excusing ourselves for the day, to explore the wonders of the renowned design and interiors fair that is Decorex.

Attending to find inspiration, hear from our friends at Global Color Research with the predicted colour trends for next years seasons, and to make new contacts with the rapidly growing industry – we would like to share with you our findings just in case you couldn’t make down it this year.

Trendy Trends:

Following the minimalist Scandi Interiors trend that has been dominating our homes for the last number of seasons, it was refreshing to wander around the stands at Decorex noticing the return of the pop of vibrant colour.

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It is very important within interiors to start with a neutral base and build upon it with textures, patterns and colours. The gloomy months are upon us, and the days are rapidly getting shorter, so what better way to brighten up our days than with a vivid feature colour within our homes. This eclectic set of Dining Chairs from Julian Chichester would be a fabulous conversation starter around a dinner party table and get everyone giggling. Paired with a whitewash wooden floor, elegant white shutters at the windows and high gloss white table, these chairs add the perfect splash of colour to an innocent all white room.

Our Favourite Stand:

With so many new and innovative ideas, we like to view each stand as an interior space in itself. Seeing as we are also wedding designers, Becca Jordan Design are very familiar with temporary interiors and these structures excite us just as much as the products and people standing within them.

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However at Decorex 2015, there was an obvious winner for us, and we believe lots of other designers that also attended would certainly agree with our favourite choice. You should be able to look at a stand and know exactly what it is they are trying to show you, but sometimes this just isn’t the case. In the event of ‘Pooky’, their stand was more about the ‘wow’ factor and the ‘we are enticing you in to our stand and then we shall show you what we want to show you’ look…and it worked. Will paper furniture be featuring in any of your homes any time soon?

The ‘One’:

We noticed, as I am sure did many others, that animal print in some shape or form, finish or texture, featured in almost every stand we perused throughout the early stages of this week. The sofas carried patterns inspired by animal print, the curtains inspired by geckos, rugs inspired by hides.

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Our ‘love at first sight’ piece at the show had to be the cowhide covered log holder from Robey’s. This is a sleek, striking feature piece that brings in the animal print with an item that has purpose and place within the French Ski Chalet we spotted it for. Fingers crossed for client approval, otherwise we may have to find a place for it in the office, and then maybe a log burner too.

Designers have always been made to think outside of the box, and Bert’s Box most certainly did just that. We have to say, all of us at Becca Jordan Design would absolutely love to have one of these as our office, in the middle of a huge garden, with a stream, and wild flowers we could pick for the desk vase, and sunshine, and a little office dog named Lola… …and back to work.

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Decorex really got us day (or night) dreaming this year and inspired us to create even more beautiful, luxurious and creative designs. Decorex it’s been a pleasure – until next year.

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