#LDF16: Decorex Discoveries

I spent most of last week exploring London Design Festival. It was a tad overwhelming but incredibly inspirational. I didn’t get to half the stuff I wanted to see, but I will share the highlights for the bits I did see. Decorex is first up.
If you’re not familiar, Decorex is a huge design show with a focus on luxury interiors. I spent four hours there and was practically running around at the end trying to squeeze it all in before I had to leave. I listened to a panel discussion with Martyn Lawrence Bullard, India Hicks, Kim Kuhteubl and Iris Danker, and I took 487 photos. I’ve brutally narrowed them down to just a few favorites, although this is by no means an exhaustive list – you can check out more on my Pinterest boards.
There was so much amazing lighting. Bert Frank was a show-stopper. I loved every single one of their lamps.
Clockwise from top left: Farol Wall Light – £680 // Shear Pendant – £195 // Revolve Table Lamp – £665
Clockwise from top left:
Yew Wall Lights – £673 each // Revolve Wall Light – £525 // Stasis Floor Lamp – £2250
Naomi Paul‘s crocheted designs were stunning.
Simple Shades (on left) – Small – £230 & Large – £330 // Monika Pendant (on right) – £4500

I mean, really. So good.

Simple Shade 4 – £2700
These pendants by Lyngard were fun – they look like enamel but they’re actually glazed pottery. I’m especially drawn to the marbled one (middle left).
Plex Pendant – £300 // Marbled Lantern Pendant – £195 // Rialto Grooved Pendant – £245

Pretty gold and glass at Giopato & Coombes. Salmon/peach was a recurring trend throughout the show, and one that I’m totally on-board with.

Bolle glass pendants from £1440

These terracotta pendants were from Hand & Eye Studio. What caught my eye even more, though, were the very simple, long terracotta beam lights.

A-Beam Light – £540-£640

In a sea of brass, gold, black and white lighting, this blue, urchin-like table lamp at Ijl Brown was a head-turner.

I loved their whole stand, actually. Bright and fun with a global air but still sophisticated. Those mirrors were stunning in person, and I love the emerald green deco-inspired chair with white piping, although I didn’t get a great photo of it.

Sofa – from £2295 // Table Lamp – £660



Feathr had some amazing wallpapers on display. I’ve just had a nosey on their website and there is a lot of good stuff there.

English Rose Wallpaper // La Cueillette Wallpaper // Oh La La Wall Mural

Sian Zeng‘s range of magnetic wallpaper was magical – such a genius idea for a kid’s space.

Magnetic Woodlands Wallpaper
Black Pop was an absolute stand out. I actually popped into their Islington showroom last week as well, and it didn’t disappoint. That velvet sofa!
Vanguard Vibe Wallpaper and Vanguard Fabric


On to fabrics! I’m giddy over Parris Wakefield Additions‘ painterly, graphic prints.

Fierce Beauty Fabric // Forget Me Not Linen Fabric

They were exhibiting as part of Galapagos Design Studio, as was Korla, whose ink blue fabric (middle chair) was amazing. I like their more understated pink and steel fabric too (front right chair).

L-R: Midcentury Chair in Vermarette Rose – £850 // Bartholomew Chairs in Splatter and Neon Lights – £625 each
Midcentury Chair in Korla Ink Blue Inkat – £850 // Bartholomew Chair in Indigo Two – £625
Marchena Vintage Chair in Fierce Beauty Velvet – £695 // Bartholomew Chair in Alana Chalk Pink – £625
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Eva Sonaike‘s African prints were fab. I could see her Odi I fabric (far right below) on pouffes in our living room. It comes in a make up bag too, which is now on my Christmas wish list!

Pretty blues at Soie De Lune.

These rugs from Art Hide were definitely one of my favorite moments from Decorex. The colours were perfect.
Incendio Rig in Brindle Brown – from £1650 // Espina Rug in Grey – £2295
La Quinta Rug in Pink – from £795 // Trilogia Rug in Emerald – from £795

Their benches, bags and cushions were awesome too. All ethically sourced.

Luna Tote Bag – £350 // Tallo Cream Cushion – £175

I also loved the colourful jute rugs and textiles at Abbott + Boyd

…and the machine-washable, handwoven rugs at Vandra Rugs.
Apparently, most of the furniture that I was drawn to was velvet. I guess I like what I like.
These pink chairs at Benchmark were the bomb.
Theda Armchair – £695 // Barnabus Round Dining Table – £1265

A navy velvet Chesterfield…that’s for outdoors. It looked and felt just like high-end, indoor furniture (from Coco Wolf).

Percalo Outdoor Sofa

More luxurious velvety goodness from Munna.

Chantal Armchair
Newman Sofa // Ava Stool

And finally, I’ll finish up with a couple of more muted – yet equally appealing – offerings from Pinch

Menton Desk – £6480 // Emil Dresser – £6575 // Frans Drinks Cabinet – £7650

…and French brand Harto. Perfect small-space solutions!

Gaston Wall Secretary Desk – £517 // Suzon Wall Mounted Storage – 380€

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