Capturing the design mood of 2017 by channelling the décor essence of Joburg while touching on this year’s ‘Make your space your living dream’ theme, the Decorex Trend House featuring at Decorex Joburg from 9 to 13 August, will showcase the best of this year’s lifestyle trends.
“There is such a vibrant, active energy that flows through this city and it was important to direct this movement into the Decorex Joburg Trend House, while bringing in the most apt of this year’s décor, design and lifestyle trends,” explained Anita Bloom, Creative Director: Lifestyle, Design and Retail Portfolio. “We are excited to be collaborating with @home, Plascon, Caesarstone, HAUS Homeware, Mobelli, Advantage Air, Plantation Shutters and Bang & Olufsen to name a few, which has really worked to create an enticing home space that represents some of the best design offerings this year.”
Brightening up the home during the chilly winter days will be warm matt gold, black, anthracite & chocolate flatware by HAUS with the Urban Jungle trend incorporated through whispers of green tableware and décor from @home. This verdant trend breathes life indoors by connecting the lifegiving force of the natural world with the comfort of the home. Accents of natural colours will further warm the interior. Visitors can also look forward to interior texture and décor inspiration with the use of wallpaper throughout the living area.
Celebrating the pulsating heart of the home will be kitchen designers, Universal Kitchens & Granite, who will create a sophisticated and contemporary kitchen setting featuring the stunning new Hertex range of homeware, HAUS. This finely-curated homeware collection encourages simple yet refined living. The inclusion of Decorex SA co-sponsor, Caesarstone’s, granite countertops into this setting will also give visitors a unique insight into the brand’s latest colour palette which exudes intricate veins, bold colours and a variety of textures.
The enticing Tactility Trend will find its way into the bathroom as Sugar Plum Interiors express their signature style and glamour. Monochromatic colours, natural elements and sexy lighting are dominating this space with a special twist on the current trends saved just for the Joburg market.
With the sunny Joburg winters encouraging outdoor living, Decorex visitors will be treated to the ‘indoors outdoors’ patio feature which encourages interior overflow into the exterior of the home, where comfort is key.
“Joburgers love spending time outdoors on weekends, more so in their own home space as we don’t have the beach to escape to,” explained Bloom. “It’s therefore important to create a sanctuary away from your day-to-day indoor living space which is practical yet attractive.”
The interior-exterior merge is softened by the incorporation of natural materials, soothing colours and well-crafted patio furniture that offers a seamless transition between the two spaces. Ottomans, woven, rugs, textured throws, scatter cushions and pillows soothe the senses by bringing in the welcoming Tactility Trend while further encouraging the use of this space.
Mobelli Furniture + Living is one company at the forefront of outdoor furniture design, currently stocking an amazing range of outdoor lounges suites that can be left outside in any weather, as well as outdoor rugs which add comfort to the terrace, patio or deck. Another incredible design is Mobelli’s Fermo coffee table with pop-up sections that speak to the latest trend – shape-shifting furniture. This furniture adapts to the user’s needs, transforming between coffee and dining table in seconds.
Comfort continues with the introduction of outdoor swings, a Cosy Hovering Trend that lends itself to self-reflection within the serenity of the natural world, disconnected from fast-paced daily living.
“Mixing and matching furniture is very popular and happens to be one of this year’s hottest outdoor trends,” Bloom continued. “Personal tastes will dictate the outdoor style which can be made of an eclectic array of furniture sourced from various yard sales or second-hand stores.”
Modern conveniences are not forgotten with the incredible Bang & Olufsen wireless home system used throughout the Trend House. This system integrates the best in audio-visual modern technology to maximise the functionality of every room.
And, to create the perfect atmosphere room by room through subtle yet effective illumination, the Trend House has been fitted with the Advantage Air MyLights smart lighting system. Controlled remotely, this energy-efficient, security-conscious technology brings to light the best of every décor feature throughout the home.
Get up-close to the best in décor and design by visiting the Trend House featuring at Decorex Joburg at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 9 to 13 August. Tickets are sold through www.ticketpros.co.za and at the door.