After taking you to the various London Design Festival shows such as designjunction and Tent/Superbrands, today it's time to hit the last in a fabulous row: Decorex. I admit I was rather reluctant regarding Decorex since I was told it is the show for more traditional and luxurious brands. Can you imagine my sheer happiness when I discovered the following gems and brands? Let me take you along!
A great discovery were the Deborah Bowness wallpapers. Their unique designs and the hand painted technique were arguments strong enough to make me long for more.
A few stands further I got hooked by the Scandinavian looking yet French furniture by Refuge. The dominance of natural materials and textures, whites and pastels was right up my alley.
A true highlight and something to remember for a long time were the 19th century vintage cushions at the Penny Morrison fabrics stand. They were sourced from the Balkans, actually from the region where my parents come from. I remember my grandma had very similar ones. Now they cost a fortune!
Pinch Design was yet another amazing discovery. The British furniture makers convinced with a witty combination of simple forms, clear lines and wood with a maximum of functionality. The foldable stools, the desk, the flashy red cabinet - I could literally buy everything there!
And to round things up: I found the biggest sofa ever, sat down and would be still sitting there if Raina hadn't rushed me to the next aisle. Sweet memories!
Anything you fancy here in particular?
Photography by Igor Josifovic