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.
I mean, really. So good.
These pendants by Lyngard
were fun – they look like enamel but they’re actually glazed pottery. I’m especially drawn to the marbled one
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.
These terracotta pendants were from Hand & Eye Studio. What caught my eye even more, though, were the very simple, long terracotta beam lights.
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.
had some amazing wallpapers on display. I’ve just had a nosey on their website and there is a lot
of good stuff there.
Sian Zeng‘s range of magnetic wallpaper was magical – such a genius idea for a kid’s space.
was an absolute stand out. I actually popped into their Islington showroom last week as well, and it didn’t disappoint. That velvet sofa!
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).
‘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.
Their benches, bags and cushions were awesome too. All ethically sourced.
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.
A navy velvet Chesterfield…that’s for outdoors. It looked and felt just like high-end, indoor furniture (from Coco Wolf).
More luxurious velvety goodness from Munna.
And finally, I’ll finish up with a couple of more muted – yet equally appealing – offerings from Pinch…
…and French brand Harto. Perfect small-space solutions!
|Gaston Wall Secretary Desk – £517 // Suzon Wall Mounted Storage – 380€