Fresh trends at design showcase
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 Greenstuff.co.za, 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.