Three Steps to Set the Scene for a Chic Summer

By House & Garden

Sue McCoubrey from Block & Chisel shares her top styling tips for your summer outdoor spaces this season

When deciding on how to style your outdoor spaces, it’s important to start by looking at what you have to work with. Do you have a covered or uncovered patio?

A small or large or oddly shaped space? A lush or bare space in need of some greening?

Decide how many people you want to host and what your signature decor style is. Once you’ve got a clear idea of the canvas you want to paint, you can start getting creative.

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Coffee with Katy Meurs

 

Katy Meurs has recently been appointed as Operation Manager for the Lifestyle, Retail and Design portfolio and its easy to see why. She has a ‘let’s can do’ attitude which has seen her win numerous internal company awards at Reed Exhibitions that include:  Most Promising Employee for two years in a row (2019 + 2018) and Most Helpful Employee in 2018. Katy will endeavour to get the job done by going the extra mile no matter how big or small the job is, she carries a sense of calmness with her, coupled with her warmness ensuring that no man, exhibitor or visitor is left behind.

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High-end design at Decorex Cape Town 2019

This year’s five-day Decorex Cape Town exhibition drew 37 768 visitors through the doors of the Cape Town International Convention Centre – this amounts to an impressive 11% increase in trade visitors seeking quality décor products and services. Themed ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’, visitors were emerged in all the colours, styles and dominant trends emanating from the African continent through a number of innovative features.

100% Extraordinary by 100% Design South Africa

100% Extraordinary by 100% Design South Africa

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2019 Trends to Light Up Any Space

When it comes to interior design, the final element that ties the room together – while enhancing the standout décor pieces – is lighting. The intricacies of this particular interior design item will be beautifully showcased by lighting experts, Fundi Light & Living at the 2019 Decorex Cape Town taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 5 May.

Image credit: Fundi Light & Living

Image credit: Fundi Light & Living

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