By Claire Bond, Plascon Stylist and Brand Ambassador
Our colour of the month for May is a smoky, silvery, old world blue-green called Julianne Jade G5-E2-1.
Superior craftsmanship and a mastery of international trends dominated the 20th edition of the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, Decorex Cape Town, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May. This exciting #rhythmoflife show boasted an incredible programme of on-trend features amidst some of the region’s best style innovators, all of which was well-received by the 36 619 visitors that attended the milestone show.
“Two decades of Decorex Cape Town culminated in an abundance of elegant style, innovative features and on-trend designs that captured the essence of this beautiful city,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Decorex SA. “It was a really memorable milestone celebration that allowed us to reminisce about the creative forces that have brought us to this point as well as bringing to life the current décor and design trends reflective of this region.”
The incredible range of @home homeware store and @homelivingspace furniture and décor will be beautifully displayed in the holistic @home Trend Home presented by Decorex. Creative Director of Decorex, Anita Bloom, will work closely with leading suppliers and designers on this stylish home which will touch on a number of 2018 trends including the comforting Hygge Trend, enlivened Mixed Metallics, Large Scale Art and Room Divider Trends, all gently connected with a #rhythmoflife touch.
“The @home Trend Home is all about minimalism and really embraces the quality of life. It’s a space that makes you feel like curling up on the couch with a good book.” says Anita Bloom, curator @home Trend Home.
The increasing prominence of the kitchen within the home has placed more emphasis on the décor and design elements used to craft the perfect space. Visitors to this year’s Decorex Cape Town – taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May – will get expert insight and endless inspiration into the best kitchen designs when they step into the Franke Kitchen Trends Project.
This popular Decorex installation will see four of the country’s best kitchen designers incorporating the latest Franke SA range into their unique space, centred on this year’s theme, ‘An Expression of Colour’ with a nod to the Decorex #rhythmoflife theme. The kitchen models by Gardner Interior Concepts, Holly Wood Furniture, Unique Kitchens and The Kitchen Studio will be assessed by representatives from Franke SA and the Kitchen Specialists’ Association (KSA) with the winning team taking home R15 000 worth of Franke SA kitchen products.
Leading the green revolution in gardening and landscaping, EGO Power will be launching its completely energy-efficient product range to the South African market at this year’s Decorex Cape Town, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May. The Garden of the Future, brought to you be EGO Power, is an innovative feature that forms part of this year’s extensive #rhythmoflife programme running at Decorex Cape Town, sponsored by Plascon.