Wednesday, September 25, 2013

London, England - Decorex International Interior Design Trade Show 2013

There was a lot of drama in the stands at this year's Decorex International interior design home show in its new location at Kensington Palace. There were stands that rose all the way up to the ceiling, belly dancers, costumed characters, and even one stand with two floors fashioned after a London townhouse. Always a source of great inspiration, here's my pictorial roundup of the show:


Baroncelli Venetian glass lighting:

Renown fabric house Scalamandre:

Striking handmade English furniture by Villiers:

The Champagne Bar designed by Martin Brudnizki:

Stunning chandeliers by Terzani:

Orange gets me every time. Love the artwork by Bianca Smith for Tyson Ltd:

High-end furniture, lighting, mirrors, tabletop and home accessories from Aura:

Never met a black, white, and turquoise scheme I didn't like: Ecco Trading:

And So to Bed went all out with this bedouin tent complete with life-size camel, music and belly dancer:

My award for best stand at the entire show goes to the luxury tableware, decorative accessories and lighting brand, Harlequin, who created an entire two-storey London townhouse with exquisitely dressed dining tables:

Hand drawn curtains and artwork and sumptuous black and white carpeting:

Love the organic feel of pieces by Ginger & Jagger:

Rugs by Front:

 Photography with mirrored frames by Trowbridge Gallery:

A dramatic stand rising to the ceiling by The Rug Company:

Colored glass lighting by Curiousa & Curiousa:

My new friends from Cox London: designers and makers of bespoke, handcrafted, lighting and furniture:

Dressing some of the most glamorous interiors in the world are my dear, dear friends, Joe and Robbie, the duo behind Spina Design:

Another great friend of mine is Stuart Scott, who hand makes and individually signs and numbers each piece of his modern furniture, crafted in England:

Stuart Scott's new Saddle Up armchair is handmade from solid timber sourced from a local mill and features a shoulder hide seat and back. The hide is crafted by hand, edge striped, dyed and creased and comes from the traditional tanning town of Santa Croce sull’Arno, Tuscany. 

Exquisite hand painted wallpapers, fabrics, porcelain and hand carved furniture by the famous de Gournay:

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