Decorex Delight

Created by Luku Home - September 30, 2014

Last week was the annual Decorex International interiors show at beautiful Syon House. Throughout my career as an interior designer I have always made my way down year after year, and this year the show was bigger and better than ever!

Here are some of my top picks for you to enjoy and be inspired by:


Charlotte James had the brightest furniture stand; they had really gone to town with colour and pattern giving it a retro twist. We love bold colours and mid-century design influences, so this display really stood out to me! Bright yellow, turquoise and green fabrics alongside copper lighting and grey geometric wallpaper gave it a mix of everything that is on trend this year.



Kaia Lighting showed off their beautifully crafted lighting designs made from brass and plated in copper, nickel and gold! These truly stunning pieces show a simplistic elegance oozing Art Deco influences. We love their Lum pendant with its star shaped interlocking tetrahedrons, giving off fantastic geometric shadows around the room.  Pure elegance and style!



Melodi Horne is a lovely company creating bespoke lampshades and cushions, and their stand really showed off their bright and bold creations. Using vibrant colours and interesting patterns along with a top quality handmade finish, the lovely Athens born Melina Blaxland-Horne has created a stunning brand that is unique and quirky.



Bert Frank is a fabulous lighting company that really caught my eye. They draw inspiration from mid-century and industrial design, with a stunning range of lights from pendants and table lamps to wall lights and floor lamps, all made to the best quality. Out of the mix of finishes we loved the brass and black combination, perfect for that popular industrial look!


Design Trends

The trends of the moment from Decorex are definilty colour and patterns! Goodbye to neutral tones and hello to colour, colour, colour! Blue is a colour that I have seen replacing grey over the past year or so, and bright yellows, pink and green are out there in abundance.

Tropical and animal prints are still very popular, espically in wallpapers and cushions. Geometric patterns on fabrics, wallpaper and carpets are a trend we are seeing more of year after year. Ikat prints and weaves are still going strong after becoming popular again in the past few years, with both fabric and fashion houses using this to inject exotica into their ranges.

And finially mid-century infulences are everywhere from lighting to furniture designs. This period of history is having a fabulous rebirth and is no longer reserved for the auction houses. A mix of beautiful finishes (e.g. brass, lacquer, timber and shagreen) giving either a relaxed industrial look or an uber elegant style.


Clockwise from top left: Thibaut Design, Alternative Flooring and Julian Chichester.

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