Anita-B Explores  D O W N T O W N  DESIGN DUBAI // 2019

On Wednesday the 13th November I boarded a flight to the Centre of Now – Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to visit a leading design fair of high quality and original design – Downtown Design situated in the Dubai Design District [also known as d3]. It was a 5-day showcase of The best Design from Dubai and around the world. Downtown Design is the key event of Dubai Design Week which is one of the largest creative festivals, which takes place annually, brings the regional and international design industry together in Dubai, for a dynamic programme of discovery and networking.

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Reinventing Kitchen Culture

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’.  

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The 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year is Classic Blue

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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

Tiny Details To Transform Your Space

Who said that you must overhaul your home’s interior design to make it stylish and contemporary? And who said that if a room in your home feels a little off, you must invest in costly improvements? The truth is that you can make tiny transformations and end up with a home that is envied by everyone who steps foot in it.

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