Kitchens are the warm heart of a home, where most of our entertaining is planned – but kitchen design trends evolve rapidly, so be ready for some changes…
The days of keeping your guests out of the kitchen are past. A renaissance is afoot and, according to Decorex Africa’s Trend Report for 2020, it’s time to repurpose your kitchen as a multifunctional space, where cooking, entertaining, relaxation, reading and homework are all supported. This is the message delivered by Creative Director Anita Bloom, author of this authoritative report on décor, interior design and lifestyle trends, which gives us a teasing glimpse of what to expect from Decorex Durban 2020, where the overarching theme is ‘Lifestyle by Design’.
American colour company Pantone has chosen universal favourite Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020.
Announced 5 December, the Classic Blue colour is described by Pantone as instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. Continue reading →
The Decorex Design Department would not be the same without Heather Reid. She certainly ensures that there is never a dull moment in the office (or onsite) and is always our go-to-girl for anything from design elements for the shows or just needed an extra pair of hands-on-deck when things get manic. With her bubbly personality and infectious laugh, we can see why she is loved by all – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Recently she was promoted to Creative Project Manager for the Lifestyle, Design & Retail Portfolio at Reed Exhibitions South Africa.
When Theo Bothma from TBAD Architects and design was approached by Luxury Living and Maxfine to collaborate and design a stand for Decorex JHB 2019, he believed that instead of a straight forward collaboration and entirely new and exciting concept brand could be created. The concept of Xperience luXury was born, and the concept was to show an entire living space, including a kitchen, living area functional modern wardrobe and a bathroom. Many homes are getting smaller, and this showcase had to appeal to a broad spectrum of consumers, particularly those that appreciate luxury and finer living.
Create a premium luxury lifestyle with JDV Interiors. Here the team consistently strives for perfection together with touching the heart and dazzling the senses.
JDV believes a well-designed space can alter your perception, better your inner balance and transform your outer harmony with life. We recently had the opportunity to interview Judy De Villiers from JDV Interiors about their latest projects and what we can expect from this design powerhouse.