Hey hey hey, Happy Sunday!
Excuse the lateness of this blog – normally I’m up at the crack of dawn with TBT to write the next instalment for you, but Husband kindly let me have a lie-in this morning. So I’m finally getting my @rse in gear and getting this blogpost to you.
So, are you ready for your next instalment of colour and wonderfulness and gorgeousness? Here you go:
Juliet Travers is a name you will remember from previous blogs of mine – an amazing wallpaper company providing incredibly original designs in their Safari collection. What’s new from them, you say? Well – take a look at these beauties; their very own fabric collection! I personally can’t wait to use them in projects, nor see what they come up with next year. They unveiled the new collection at Decorex – what do you think of these? Aren’t they just stunning??
As quoted by their website:
Our Safari fabrics are designed to either work beautifully alongside our safari wallpapers or to compliment your room on their own. The gorgeous light weight linen quality we have used throughout the range makes the collection perfect for drapery or light upholstery, giving your windows and furniture a vibrant burst of colour and pattern.
Morning! Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday morning?
I’m up before the crack of dawn with TBT, oh how I sometimes wish for him to sleep longer.. At least he’s sitting down watching one of his favourite programmes while I can spend some time with you lovely lot!
Looking through my photos of Decorex, I’m conscious that I’ve still got a fair few photos to show you.. I’ve decided to just do a massive colour explosion edition, as one company <cough>Juliet Travers<cough> have kindly provided me some AMAZING photos I want to share with you next week. Stay tuned…
So, let’s be honest. Most people when they think of Interior Design they imagine someone running around with a paint palette colour fan and some fabric swatches, making “oooh!” and “aaah” sounds. Exhibitions like Decorex don’t really disappoint in that sense, it’s like that feeling of going to your favourite Theme Park – for me it was akin to standing at the entrance of Alton Towers, the excitement positively bubbling away.
Colour, of course, is a LOT more complex than that.. Without much further ado, let me share with you some of my favourite creative use of colour from this year:
Timourous Beasties; experts in creative colour use!:
VanDerHurd did not disappoint – look at this for creativity!
Redloh House Fabrics ….
…and George Spencer Designs went for wall panelling – a great way to show off their wares at a glance!
Susie Watson Designs showed off their paint collection
Viero Paints introduced me to the concept of mixing paint and plaster. Don’t believe me? The panel on the left is a polished plaster in grey, waterproof, suitable for bathrooms. The one on the right, with the green? That was a piece of net used to create that effect. Honestly, take a look at the site – you’ll love their creative use of plaster.
Dandylion Designs – how cool are these?
Gill Nono, the creative genius behind Nono Designs showed off her retro prints (that’s her on the left – doesn’t she look fab??)
Don’t mind me, I’m just admiring Killymoon Living‘s redcap mushroom stools…
Now, can you guess what these guys do? Fabric? Wallpaper? Fashion? 70s retro? Spot on.
Deservedly, Eley Kishimoto guys won Best Stand at Decorex this year – they showed off their first hand-printed wallpaper collection (check out the hashtag – #EKWallpaper !)
Last year’s winners – The Little Greene Paint Co., did not disappoint. Look at these, aren’t they cool? Amazing use of the space they were given! Whew!
This list is in no way a complete account of all the stalls at the exhibition this year, but they were my favourites, that’s for sure.
What do you guys think, did any of them catch your eye?