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May 10, 2019 | Design

The annual Decorex Cape Town expo offers a snapshot of interior design trends

We attended Decorex Cape Town and singled out some of the standout displays and designs at the show:


Both The Kitchen Studio and Franke Kitchens showed their prowess with beautifully finished, and welcoming spaces that spoke to the kitchen-as-living trend. The Kitchen Studio’s use of colour and custom shelving served to display decorative or useful items, while Franke Kitchens’ creative backsplash demonstrated that an artistic approach is not out of place in this part of the home.


Caesarstone as always wowed with its sophisticated yet earthy textures – engineered with precision to create seamless kitchen work surfaces. The Excava countertop with its inset basin and coordinating brass taps was the picture of culinary style.


Stands that displayed a layered approach and considered all aspects of the space, from the floors, to the plants and the atmosphere stood out from the crowd. To this end, SHF made a strong impression with its room settings, which were well considered and supremely livable from a comfort and aesthetic point of view. 100% Design South Africa’s 100% Extraordinary space also celebrated a new approach to workspaces with a thoughtful and engaging scheme, which was created in collaboration with some of SA’s most respected designers, including furniture designers Houtlander and Kino, ceramicists Mervyn Gers and Louise Gelderblom and lighting designers Hoi P’loy.


Minima’s super simple display of chairs made for a photo-worthy scene – we love their pared-back pieces and en masse the effect was all the more impactful. Also high on the list of visually smart displays, stylists Ethereal Bound Journal’s ingenious Instagram still-life setup on their beautiful stand was a stroke of brilliance – visitors were encouraged to snap the display.

Reed Expo Africa
Kitchen Studio
100% Design South Africa
Hoi Ploy 
Mervyn Gers
Louise Gelderblom
Ethereal Bound Journal

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