I actually do not have any idea how to blog about Decorex this year. Firstly, it was so much better than prior years. With over 800 exhibitors, across 7 halls, it was a complete sensory overload. There is no way that I could even attempt to document everything that I saw today, but will be using this week to highlight some designers, suppliers and products that stood out for me, and whom I feel deserves special mention. Today’s focus: Fabric Houses & Magazine Stands First mention goes to SA Home Owner Magazine.
This stand was designed by Joseph Avnon and had a distinct South African flavour. I thought this fitting for a South African publication. With the oversized orchid, as well as the other shrubbery and greenery brought into the space (and the aloes printed on the dining chair cushions), it created a conservatory effect. I had visions of sitting on that couch enjoying my morning coffee, with the sun lapping my face. Second mention goes to Home Fabrics. Being one of the first fabric houses to accredit me as a supplier, I do have a slight bias towards them, as they have always been so welcoming at their showroom. They teamed up with Slate Interiors to create this modern contemporary space to showcase their materials. LOVED the floors, which were a herringbone oak from Parador. With copper accessories being so on trend at the moment (blog post pending!), creating that illusion with the pink curtains and accents was spot on! Final mention for this post goes to Hertex. What struck me was how different it was in its furniture and material selection. Felt Ralph Lauren meets Modernist. But it worked! Well done. AH PS: Thank you House and Garden for my beautiful Mervyn Gers ceramic bowls you were giving away with your subscription offer!