Yesterday I took a train to the other side of London to visit Decorex 2015. Now I haven’t been for the last couple of years – I know, I know it’s bad but since they moved it to Syon Park which is like 2,5 hours from me, I just couldn’t be bothered. Instead I went to the Maison & Object in Paris last year, which was a.ma.zing!! And to be honest if I want to see new products from my suppliers, I can always go to their showroom, which is much nearer.
But anyway. As usual, every time I go to these things I have a very limited time to spend there. This time I had only one hour (yes people, ONE hour because the rest I spend travelling to get back for the afternoon school run!!) . Luckily the show is quite small with only 300 or so exhibitors (hope I got it right if not what I mean is that it’s much smaller than Maison & Object or Ambiente), so I JUST managed to see most of it within that time. It meant overtaking the slow-walkers like crazy, speed-chatting and taking photos (some blurry) like a maniac.
I was so pleased to see lots of bold colours and patterns around me. I loved the new fabric and wallpaper collection from Romo. I can definitely see it working in my projects. I’m also always looking for new innovative surfaces, textures and materials. This bespoke dining table on the Harlequin stand is made from Murano glass. Stunning craftsmanship.
Check out the video below to see more from Decorex!
The verdict? It was great to see so much creativity under one roof. I definitely felt very inspired but if you want my honest opinion, nothing beats M&O in Europe. Please feel free to contact me, if you see something you’d like more info on.