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Month: September 2016

London Design Festival 2016

Historic Syon House grounds

Historic Syon House grounds

Decorex 2016 opened this year’s London Design Festival. Driving to the historic Syon House on a still, warm, autumnal day was not a hardship. Spread across two enormous marquees the show was extremely easy to navigate, and I still had enough time to enjoy the excellent selection of eateries, which ranged from street food stalls to the 1508 designed champagne bar.

Bluebell Grey wallpaper adorning the walls of the café

BluebellGray wallpaper adorning the walls of the show’s café

The recurring theme for the Decorex exhibition, now celebrating 10 years, was the roots of design. 400 exhibitors, some new, some well known, were highlighting their latest work.  Visitors could also attend a variety of seminars and enjoy curated talks.

A place to meet like minded people

A place to meet like minded people

More than anything the London Design Festival is a place to meet like minded people and to view shiny new products and to observe new trends.

ottoline wallpaper and fabric

ottoline wallpaper and fabric

Colourful wallpapers and fabrics were very much in abundance. I loved the SWINGING collection exhibited by ottoline which comprises six designs inspired by work of some of the best pop artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney.

BluebellGray's first wallpaper collection

BluebellGray’s first wallpaper collection

BluebellGray were also taking this opportunity to display their stunning new wallpaper collection. With a strap line “spreading happiness and colour” to their brand; what could be more appropriate.

Exquisite collections from far and wide

Exquisite collections from far and wide

Many stands displayed exquisite collections from home and abroad; again adding colour and vibrancy to this amazing event.

Cotswold collection

Cotswold collection

I felt privileged to be in attendance on the very first day of this year’s London Design Festival which includes London Fashion Week. Many events are open to the public as well as the trade and I would highly recommend a visit.  For more details visit London Design Festival.

The Medicine Garden Cobham

Walled garden

Entering the walled garden

A visit to The Medicine Garden is an all round life enhancing experience. Entering the walled garden is a small step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Greeted by perennial borders stuffed full of late summer blooms and a vast variety of grasses that sway majestically in the soft breeze in this sheltered oasis of calm.IMG_7826

It is only when you step through the entrance to the secluded courtyard that you realise what a hive of activity this gem of a place actually has to offer. Home to a small number of complimentary enterprises it offers everything from spa treatments to fitness classes to shopping to enjoying a healthy beverage in the Hothouse Café or The Garden Pod Café.

Treatment room

Treatment room

The Garden Pod Café

The Garden Pod Café

If you are inspired by this blog and wish to learn more about these facilities in Cobham why not visit their Open Evening 15th September which will be held in the courtyard between 18.30 and 21.00.

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