Thursday, 16 October 2014

EMMA @ DECOREX 2014 - part one



OK so Decorex has been and gone. However, I did make it, just, by the skin of my teeth; so here is my delayed contribution, for what it's worth.
I have to say that, having been disappointed by last year's venue, I  loved this year's 
SYON PARK.
Access was made easy via a pretty slick arrangement of bus collections (mine from Richmond Station). 

Clipboard huggers were positioned at great vantage points to direct and everyone was smiling. The bus was awash with chatter and I sat next to an author so the trip went quickly whilst we nattered. All good so far.

Rain hadn't dampened spirits on arrival at the tents. There was a lovely feeling of arriving at a party which I adored because it built excitement.


And inside didn't disappoint either, with plenty of places (albeit pricey)to rest your brain and feet and pick up a coffee/snack/meal/champagne.

And, with a coffee or two inside me off I went up and down the grids, stopping only when something gorgeous caught my eye...
which it did:


COPPER & SILK
Love these dip-dye lampshades.
Glorious colours against the  Copper & Silk Stand.





Pinch's stand didn't pack as much of a punch as last year's. They had taken over a bigger stand but it didn't feel like as much thought had gone into the layout and aesthetics of the stand as a whole. Their furniture is truly beautiful but I didn't feel that it was shown off at its best, which is a shame. (I am a big fan of Pinch's furniture, particularly since a client purchased one of their gorgeous desks).

 Villa Nova had an eyecatching stand and fulfilled the forecast for yellow to become more prevalent through 2015/16.

look up Villa Nova's new collections

   

                                                           
                                                          Konig Colours were attracting an awful lot of attention with their new paint brand. 
The paint originates from New Zealand where it has been used commercially, notably in airports. 
Konig astutely spotted the potential in this ecologically sound paint.
  • WATER BASED
  • LOW ODOUR
  • QUICK DRYING
  • ANTI FUNGAL
  • ALLERGY FREE
  • NON-YELLOWING
                                                          
KONIG have taken this product to a new level, developing a palette of colours that they, as Interior Designers, would like to use. Konig were asked to decorate the Nina Campbell stand at Decorex (see glasses from her homeware collection left and above).                    
I liked what I saw.

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NEXT TIME:
Sally Angharad Davies'fantastic talk

AND THE ROUND UP OF DECOREX CONTINUES!



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