Coco Chanel once famously said: “An interior is the natural project of the soul”. With that being the case, it's fair to say there was a lot of soul at this year’s Decorex. Walking the aisles at Syon Park was a delight. Stands full of wondrous objects, dazzling colours and bold ingenuity.
At the entrance, visitors were greeted with a revolving display featuring a few well-known names. Osborne & Little and Matthew Williamson's display was undeniably romantic. Whereas Larry Walsh’s and Dominic Schuster’s opulent and dreamy floral display was admired and appreciated by all.
Once inside, it did indeed feel like we were getting a glimpse into the minds behind each creation. We chatted to Annie Sloan who has single handedly turned painting a piece of old furniture into an art form. Up-cycling just doesn’t get better than this. Introducing a new line of complementary fabrics and wall paint were the foci of her stand.
Juliet Travers was busy as they get on stand B59. Offering the most delightful and original hand drawn safari and wildlife prints on wallpapers, fabrics, stationary, cushions and prints, the end result are irresistible!
Lights featured heavily this year with industry Instagram feeds proffering up everybody’s favourite lighting display. However, it had to be Shalini Misra’s Champagne bar that couldn’t fail but catch everybody's attention. Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1951, a hexagonal central bar and a dramatic central canopy looked just wonderful. Rich velvets, palace ironwork and heritage colours were finished off with palm plant flourishes, it was a master class in luxury.
We took it all in, paired up our paint colours endlessly with many an object and room set and we left this year’s Decorex satiated with design, creativity and innovativity but also a little honoured that all the exhibitors had allowed us a little look into their soul.
Paint The Town Green is a professional painters and decorating company with their own range of high-calibre eco paints. www.paintthetowngreen.biz