The annual gathering of home trends, crafty décor ideas, cocktail mixology sessions and homely tasty food is about to come to Durban! Decorex SA 2015, coming to Durbs from 19 – 22 March, has a few surprises up its sleeve and I’m here to give you a heads up on what is to come.
Trends for 2015
Every year there are new trends to look out for; interior designers, photographers, stylists, proud home owners and foodies need to keep abreast of these new insights to ensure their work is fresh and upbeat. So, you may be wondering, what trends will we see pop up in Decorex 2015?
Here is a snippet of some of the trends you can look forward to seeing:
Traditional styles – “A style that marries modern and traditional elements will be one of the most influential looks of 2015,” according to Sian Steyn, General Manager of Decorex SA
Neutrals with attitude – “Say goodbye to the candy-floss pastels of 2014 and make way for the new neon neutrals,” says Sandra Jardim, Senior Sponsorship and Marketing Manager of Decorex SA
Mixed metallics – “With bronze shining brightly in 2014 and the increasing prevalence of different types of metals, mixing rather than matching is the new mission for 2015,” according to Sian Steyn.
Polygon Crazy – “The geometric movement that gathered steam last year takes on a sculptural three-dimensionality in 2015,” says Angela Chatfield, General Manager: Decorex SA Exhibition Sales.
Big on blue – “Blue will be this year’s most popular accent colour for interior decorating, and also happens to be the perfect complement to marsala, the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year,” says Sian Steyn.
Beachcombing – “Wood will continue to be on trend in 2015 but, when it comes to tone, we’re looking to the beach and its pale-grey shades of driftwood,” says Sandra Jardim.
Ties that bind – “Macramé may be a micro trend at the moment, but it should continue to snowball over the next year,” says Sian.
Pattern on repeat – A major trend Sandra Jardim is seeing in 2015 is the move toward repetitive retro-inspired motifs, which she says will take shape in the form of laser-cut plywood or steel panels, wall coverings and tiling.
Strong curves – “The oval is the shape of the day and the egg a powerful symbol for 2015,” says Sian.
Crafted with care – Sian points out that there is an appreciation for craft-made items and those with a unique once-off ‘handmade’ feel bring a sense of authenticity to a widely mechanised, mass-produced world.
Being true to Durbs
Close to the ‘crafted with care’ trend, markets have taken over Durban; so it would be silly not to see one of the popular markets featured in Decorex SA 2015. Upmarket, a lively pop-up night market from Umhlanga, will feature at the Decorex on the Friday night from 3pm – 9pm. In the market line-up is a selection of artisanal food purveyors, offering all manners of edible delights, not to mention live performances by local musicians, let’s not forget the limited-edition pieces, ranging from handcrafted jewellery, fashion and accessories to homewares, ceramics and artworks.
Here are the details for Durban:
Dates: 19 – 22 March 2015
19 March: 10am-8pm
20 March: 10am-9pm (featuring the Upmarket Pop-Up at Decorex Durban)
21 March: 10am-8pm
22 March: 10am-6pm
Trade focused days: 19 – 20 March
Ticket prices: R70 for adults; R60 for pensioners and scholars; R15 for kids under 12; R60 for trade and exhibitors. Visit www.decorex.co.za to book your tickets today.
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
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