Fresh trends at de­sign show­case

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YOUR SPACE Buzz words at Decorex Cape Town, at the CTICC from April 23 to 27, range from re­hab de­sign to Vic­to­rian ro­man­ti­cism and fan­tasy.

Louise van Niek­erk cre­ates a room set­ting with her Ralph Lauren in­spired col­lec­tion of high-end lo­cally man­u­fac­tured items. She de­scribes her de­but Earl Jones range as “a clas­sic col­lec­tion of per­fect ba­sics to sex up life and home”. The range in­cludes ar­chi­tec­tural lighting, home-ware, cloth­ing and art.

Me­lanie Robin­son, Decorex ex­hi­bi­tion di­rec­tor, says that re­cu­per­a­tion de­sign is the next big thing. It is all about go­ing back to ba­sics, de­vel­op­ing ex­cit­ing new green de­sign ma­te­ri­als and re­con­struct­ing spa­ces with a new, leaner, greener at­ti­tude. The Pick n Pay liv­ing green house, sup­plied by Green­, guides vis­i­tors to green­vet­ted op­tions, from na­ture-friendly fabrics and fur­ni­ture to Paar­man Land­scap­ing’s or­ganic veg­etable patch.

The new Make The­atre, hosted by DIY ex­pert Ai­dan Ben­netts, re­flects the up­surge in home ren­o­va­tion, edgy DIY and fru­gal chic with free how-to work­shops, rang­ing from mod­ern mo­saics and con­tem­po­rary paint tech­niques to up­hol­stery-made-easy and wall tat­too­ing. A bed­room trans­for­ma­tion worth R153 000 at the stand of the Tem­pur mat­tress com­pany is up for grabs and in ad­di­tion a vis­i­tor will walk away with a Brezzu de­signer 4-piece pa­tio set.

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