Having just returned from Decorex, I have returned feeling very inspired as always. In its new home of the Orangery of Kensington Palace, the location was stunning and Decorex remains the class act of the shows at London Design Festival.
Decorex represent the polished end of the design and decoration world with a well balanced mixture of exhibitors from high-end traditional and opulent to the elegant contemporary. Suppliers showcase their current collections of furniture, carpets, flooring, lighting, bathrooms aswell as fabrics and wallpapers.
With over 300 exhibitors one of the stands that stood out in particular was the exotic So To Bed tent. Other favourites was the Harlequin Winter House and Kit Kemps silk route inspired entrance stand.
It was also great to see a strong representation from our Scottish design talent. Galerie Smith an outshoot of Ian Smith Design with their simply designed beautifully crafted furniture range, also, one of my favorite suppliers Charlotte James had a stunning stand as always. I particularly loved their new velvet lined drawer cabinet, well done to Ross and his team. And I was interested to speak to Timorous Beasties about their innovative concrete panel products they have developed, I have always admired their individual and innovative approach to design.
I also managed to grab one of the shows seminars “Design Ethics- Do they Matter” which saw the panel led by Jenny Gibbs the principal of KLC School of Design consider the role and importance of ethics in Interior Design.