Newcomers, prizewinners and familiar faces manned the stands at this year’s Decorex 2021. The show provided an excellent opportunity to view new brands and trends. It hosted a series of seminars and provided the perfect networking venue.
On arrival at the show I met up with fellow members of the Interior Designers Hub. After a quick catch up I headed off to my first seminar. Entitled ‘Are Luxury and Sustainability Compatible?’ it was a popular topic. Elspeth Pridham of The Insider interviewed panellists Jennifer Manners, Charu Gandhi and Chris Gaffney. If you would like to read more about this seminar head over to my Instagram profile @carolyn
One stand that proved hugely popular was that of Kinkatou Studio. New to Decorex, but a familiar face from the Taste Of Design Roadshow, they were awarded a prize for best newcomer. Congratulations Rosemary!
Another new face at Decorex 2021 was that of Annika Reed. Her beautifully curated stand definitely stood out from the crowd with its pastel pink fireplace and matching accessories. Her exquisite range of woodblock printed wallpapers each tell their own story, steeped in history and curiosity.
Textiles & Wallpapers
Titley and Marr were a familiar face. Like Kinkatou, my first encounter with them was at The Taste Of Design Roadshow. Their stand had a splendid collection of colourful printed fabrics. I could immediately see how the many different patterns could be used to bring one whole room together.
In complete contrast to the classic patterns of Titley and Marr were the mid-century prints of Mini Moderns. First launched in 2006 the Mini Modern patten range covers wallpapers, fabrics, cushions, rugs and ceramics. I’ll be the first to admit that mid-century is not my ‘go to’ style. To educate myself in this particular genre I invested in a signed copy of their book, Mid-Century Modern Living.
A stand that never fails to catch my eye is that of Common Room. Their eccentric collection of patterned papers are designed to challenge and excite. Lately they have expanded their range to include home furnishings, contemporary artworks and an archival print line.
New to me, but perhaps not to you, was A Rum Fellow. Displaying a collection of eye-catching rugs and fabrics this is definitely a brand to watch.
I must admit I had a vested interest in lighting of all sorts as it is an important element of a project that I’m working on at present. John Cullen Lighting’s stand incorporated a walk-through maze that featured many of their new products.
Now I’m back home I have the enjoyable task of sifting through the brochures and business cards that I collected to update my library and contacts list.
If you would like to learn more about the show and its exhibitors why not check out the links below.