With its new location at Olympia, we weren't sure what to expect from Decorex this year and therefore, had to visit to see if it still retained that unique feel that is synonymous with its previous location at Syon Park.
With a sunny Sunday acting as a great backdrop to the show, we arrived at the event and were not disappointed by the variety of exhibitors and names around the show. Spread over the ground floor and mezzanine level, each exhibitor had created a unique space to showcase their latest designs and were on hand to lend their advice and design story. We spent some time with the fascinating team at the James Randolph Rogers & Co stand to hear how they recreate their hand-printed patterns using hand-carved pear wood blocks and traditional hand printing methods.
The show provides a broad spectrum of product ranges from kitchens through to fabrics and every desirable sector in between. I mentally spent a fortune but there were some great highlights including the curated sections of Decorex.
The Design Encounter was created by architect John Allsop with each room designed by key interior designers; Natalia Miyar Atelier(Master Bedroom); Run For The Hills (Children’s Bedroom); Sella Concept (LivingRoom); Samantha Todhunter Design (Library); These White Walls (Withdrawing Room), and Zachary Pulman Design Studio (Dining Room).
With so many gorgeous roomsets it was very easy to getInstagram happy and Design Encounters provided an immersive design experience away from the bustle of the rest of the show.
We loved the colours and materials used within the FutureHeritage section of the show. Dedicated to promoting the UK’s emerging makers and craftspeople it provided the perfect platform to showcase the latest talent. It was hard to miss the bright coloured geometrics from Lynne Maclachlan and the eye-grabbing furniture from Gavin Keightley.
So, would we visit again next year? Absolutely, and in fact, this years’ event proved that it isn’t the location but the exhibitors and their focus on interiors that make Decorex unique.