We were pleasantly surprised to learn this year, unlike past editions, Decorex was being held at Olympia instead of Syon Park. A stone’s throw away from our office in Chelsea, we made our way to the vibrant and much bigger venue to discover what Decorex had to offer this year.
The beautiful, bespoke British furniture of Hyde Housecaught our eye as soon as we walked in. Geometric patterns, strong lines and contours with a simple colour palette – made each of their designs irresistible.
If you love colour, as much as we do, you’ll love Curiosa & Curiosa. They have the most beautiful hand-blown glass pendantsand chandelier designs that look in place in a heritage styled home or a contemporary designed home.
We have to mention the wonderful Mind the Gap, their stand was really buzzing and we couldn’t help but be drawn like months to a flame. A beautiful display of their maximalist aesthetic, alongside 3 of their designers talking about each of their collections, plus acclaimed interior stylist Marianne Cotterill. And if you’re not convinced yet of how fabulous Mind the Gap are, just take a look at their collections THE TRANSILVANIAN MANOR and THE HOME OF THE ECCENTRIC MAN.
Bert Frank’sstunning stand made quite the impression. It felt like a grand film set with rows and rows of the classic Riddle pendant light alongside deep, intense hues. They really got it spot on, and rightly so they were the winners of ‘Best Stand Design’ at the event.
We were pleasantly surprised to see Elstead’sspace that brought us in with their beautiful collections of lights. They have collaborated with the likes of Lisa McDennon, Ellen DeGeneres and Fredrick Ramond. We loved McDennon’s collection as it brings her signature aesthetic – a sense of quintessential costal Californian design – to Europe. On the contrary, Ramond’s elegant and luxurious pieces bring cutting edge technology and craftsmanship to the forefront. Last but certainly, not least DeGeneres’, ED collectionencompasses a relaxed mid-century vibe with rustic modern designs.
Neo-mint is lauded as the next big thing in terms of colour trends for 2020, and it was a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) to see the beautiful Pebble Stoolin this stunning new iteration in an enticing neo mint hue. Standing in contrast with the mid-century modern silhouettes of Munna, which feel sumptuous and rich.
Bethan Greycontinues to go from strength to strength since winning the ELLE British Designer of the Year back in 2013 with her much-applauded brogue detailing table to her most recent collections. We loved the Shamsian collection, inspired by Bethan’s family heritage and her extensive travels throughout the Middle East.
We leave feeling elated and inspired by next year’s collections, but most of all we loved spending so much time catching up with our partners. Over a glass of wine, it was even better. Until next year!