There’s nothing like visiting a design expo to get inspired! DesignEx did just that for me a couple of weeks ago, at Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Glebe Island.
Here’s a round-up of my favourite stalls and products.
Providing striking, high-end designer lighting. With their finger on the pulse they set rather than follow trends.
Dulux have put together some inspiring collections, making colour choice less over-whelming!
They’ve also made some colour forecasts for 2014, and my favourite is the Digital Nomads collection. Colours and inspiration come from exotic destinations such as Africa, India and Morocco. It’s a global aesthetic with a fusion of tribal patterns and colours.
The colours work well with the Yellow Front Door range by Tamasyn Gambell – Aztec Red, Aztec Blue, Textured Stripe and Abstract cushion covers available at www.yellowfrontdoor.com.au
HEART ETHICAL TEXTILES
A eco-friendly and ethical textiles and wallpaper company, based in NZ. The quirky, colourful and playful designs are printed onto hemp, Belgian linen and organic cotton. They use fabrics that are natural, recyclable and biodegradable, and digital printing processes that reduce waste. Patterns and colours are designed to be customised. You may see a range of Heart Ethical pieces at Yellow Front Door in the near future….
I’ve had my eye on their dining tables and chairs for a while, all hand-crafted in beautiful oak. The idea is that you customise the furniture to suit your style and space – choosing size, style, shape, material, colour.
SCANDINAVIAN WALLPAPER AND DECOR
This company saw the gap in the market for unique, quality, designer wallpapers, so set about importing them from overseas. They now specialise in digital and traditional wallpapers and murals, with a Scandinavian edge and many designs drawing on nature. You can also create your own unique wallpaper or mural.