Our Highlights from Decorex 202115 October 2021
The April Hamilton team is basking in the glow of a blissfully inspiring Decorex 2021. Over the years, this high-end residential interior design event has filled us with excitement about exquisite new collections from outstanding suppliers in the interior design industry. More than that, we love catching up with friends while soaking up all the glamour, style and inspiration the exhibition has to offer.
Here are some of our favourite highlights, including who we loved and new supplier finds:
Eclectic decorative lighting pieces from Elstead Lighting were uniquely notable. The Samara Large Table Lamp collection from the Quintessentiale brand was a lovely statement piece. It includes a 4 way switch, something we haven’t seen before and thought very clever, and is served up in 5 different colourways and choice is always helpful during the design stage.
There was no shortage of elegant and stunning door and cabinet hardware on display at the Courtyard Architectural Hardware exhibit. These simple yet striking pieces were beautifully presented and have the potential to complement a variety of our upcoming projects.
Original BTC pendant lights were simply breathtaking, to say the least. We were particularly fond of the Fin Pendant Grouping of 7, an intricate piece that warms up a room for that instant cosy-factor, just in time for the colder winter months here in the UK.
The Nourison Rug Collection from Rama Carpets is expansively diverse and contains pieces that strike the perfect tone between luxury and modern minimalism. We enjoyed browsing through their handwoven rugs, which are neutral in colour but effortlessly complement April Hamilton’s sophisticated elegant style. These rugs imbue a subtle, textural uniqueness that simply can’t be replicated.
Stone furniture from Steve Bristow made an appearance. The Rosso Luana Marble dining table was a fantastic piece. The collection stays true to the craftsmanship of Steve Bristow furniture, reminiscent of their reputation for clean and modern designs that are built to last and it was a pleasure to meet them.
We were mesmerised by Gardeco, a unique brand that fuses art and design in objects. The Regina Medeiros Collection was inspired by a Brazilian glass artist. Formerly a ceramics artist who broke free from the shackles of the artform’s natural limitations, Regina now embraces glass as her new artform. Her natural talent was on full display, charming visitors with hand-made pieces painted with oxides and gold elements.
Steve and Jenny Hughes are the lovely couple behind the new British lighting company, ARCFORM. During lockdown, they channelled their energy into manifesting an idea they had toyed with for many years: creating modern, beautiful and British lighting. We were lucky to discover them this year!
It was a pleasure to finally meet them in person, especially after collaborating with them on a recent Isle of Wight project. We decided to commission a 25 piece pendant which positioned beautifully over the bespoke oval dining table. The story doesn’t end there as an April Hamilton x ARCFORM collaboration is in the works. Watch this space and stay tuned for more!
The Haberdashery collection at Decorex 2021 received an overwhelming response and it’s easy to see why. These sophisticated lighting and sculptural installations are delicate, elegant and truly exquisite. Take a look at the Bloom installation, which comprises a collection of emerging blooms, complete with buds (some open and others closed). The Leaf Fall Collection evokes a similar effect, complete with suspended porcelain leaves that were inspired by leaf canopies. Both collections can be configured to elegantly drape from the ceiling or customised to suit a custom wall configuration. Needless to say, we would love the opportunity to feature the lighting installations in a future project.
The beautiful Vegetal Collection from Art Et Floritude was on display. The French manufacturers of unique, handmade light sculptures are infinitely inspired by nature and the result is a delightful, visually-striking sight to absorb.
Over at the J. Adams & Co. display, the 8 Spot Pendant in bronze was not only elegant and dazzling, but also highly functional for illuminating work tops, dining tables and perhaps even a breakfast bar. The Flume Wall Light in antique brass is one we will be specifying in an upcoming bathroom design. We were also fond of the Floor Lantern Light concept, which is suitable for indoors or outdoors, and can be illuminated to add a luxurious and timeless touch.
Statement surfaces from The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse also captured our attention. We would recommend taking a look at the Coliseum Michelangelo Porcelain tile and the Brazilia White herringbone as they are versatile and contemporary, guaranteed to add to an illustrious, luxurious ambience.The wrap-around kitchen worktop was a pleasant addition to the exhibit, inviting viewers in with its versatile yet functional elegance.
We’ve served up only a glimpse of what we enjoyed at Decorex 2021. We can’t wait to see what next year’s event has in store. In the meantime, please feel free to join April Hamilton’s interior design journey on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. For more inspiration, visit our portfolio to see a selection of beautiful projects we've worked on. If you’re ready to renovate, upgrade or refresh any aspect of your home, please contact us.
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