2020 Great Escapes

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The Great Escapes: A 3D Visualisation Experience

2020 has seen Decorex transition to an all-virtual format, which created the challenge of how we bring the immersive elements of our physical event to you virtually. And so, for the very first time, we are launching a digital feature, The Great Escapes – made possible through our visualisation partner Spotworks.   

We have asked 5 talented designers to respond to a brief in order to create a 360-interactive tour of a space that they’ve curated. This will be hosted on the Decorex Virtual platform until 3rd December.

The Brief

What if you could step into a digital wonderland of limitless design? The Great Escapes brief asks that our selected designers create their ultimate ‘happy place’. Allowing the designers absolute artistic freedom; we urged them to be as outlandish and bold as they dare.

 Is it a hut on the beach or in the mountains, a treehouse, or a cabin in the woods? It could be a place to read a book, sleep under the stars, relax on the beach, dine in luxury or sit back and admire the views.

The Designers

Charu Gandhi

Charu Gandhi, Elicyon

Alexandria Dauley

Alexandria Dauley, Dauley Design

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Duncan Campbell, Campbell-Rey

Charlotte Rey

Charlotte Rey, Campbell-Rey

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Louise Wicksteed, Louise Wicksteed Interiors

Henriette von Stockhausen

Henriette von Stockhausen, VSP Interiors

The Concepts

UKIYO yacht by Elicyon

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Inspired by the movement of waves and vessels crossing the seas, we have imagined a haven aboard our ‘UKIYO’ yacht; where you can escape the worries of the world. Crystalline and weathered materiality mixed with soft forms and natural curves cocoon you in a serene sanctuary


Suppliers: Carpenters Workshop Gallery; Side Table / Carpenters Workshop Gallery ; Bar Stool / Everything else is bespoke

Panelling and Ceiling Colours: Farrow & Ball; Wevet No.273 / Farrow & Ball; Strong White No. 2001 / Farrow & Ball; Ammonite No. 274 / Farrow & Ball; Cornforth White No. 228 / Farrow & Ball; Elephant’s Breath No. 229

Connected to nature by Louise Wicksteed

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Celebrating a simpler existence, one where we can take the time to enjoy those daily rituals, from bathing, be it in the chilly sea or a wooden lined hot tub to that first cup of coffee in the morning, reading a book or sitting beside a roaring fire while the wind and rain grumbles outside.


Suppliers: Urban Electric Co; Mac Pendant Light (over island) / Nicholas Haslam; Jordan Bar Stool / Claybrook Studio; Bonsai Wall Tiles / Gustavian; Two-Drawer Desk / Dagmar London; Slagelse-mobelvaerk Sofa / Rose Uniacke; Solid Walnut Side Table (bedside) / Stride & Co; Burl Tripod Table (Coffee table) / Nicholas Haslam; Sicily Table Lamp (Desk Lamp) / Shaws of Darwen; Bowland Sink / Arterior Padma; Wall Lamp / Arterior; Lamp Padma Wall Lamp  / Hector Finch; Zac Spotlights

Panelling and Ceiling Colours: Farrow & Ball; School House White / Paint & Paper Library; Hornblende (Desk) 

Italian Rococo by VSP Interiors


Rococo architecture is totally dreamlike while its fluidity and colours lend itself to an escape like dream. Perhaps it’s not somewhere one would like to live all the time - therefore all the better for dreaming! My design draws inspiration from Italy and its many lemon groves. I adore where my parents live and I have spent many heavenly summers there; I long for long lazy days in the sun.


Suppliers: Beaudesert; Bamboo 4 Poster Bed and Bed Ceiling / Pierre Frey; Bed Ceiling Fabric / Samuel & Sons; Bed Ceiling Rope / VSP Interiors Ltd; Bed Ceiling Rosette / Pierre Frey; Bed Side Curtains / Samuel & Sons; Side Curtain (trim to leading edge) / Pierre Frey; Back Curtains (starburst ceiling & inside of pelmet & side curtains) / Pierre Frey; Pelmet (scalloped) / Samuel & Sons; Pelmet (trim to bottom edge) / Samuel & Sons; Pelmet Rope Trim / Besselink & Jones In-Bed Lamps and Lampshades / Chelsea Textiles Bedside Tables / Graham & Green; Mirrors (above bedside tables) / Vaughan; Bedside Lamps /  Vaughan; Bedside Lampshades / Max Rollit; Bed Bench / Beaudesert; Headboard Shape / George Spencer Designs; Headboard Fabric / Samuel & Sons; Headboard Trim / Charmajesty Linens; Bed Linen / Beaudesert; Bedspread / Pierre Frey; Bedspread Fabric / Beaudesert; Valance / Chelsea Textiles; Valance Fabric / Emma Stewart Interiors; Bed Cushions #1: / Pierre Frey; 60x40cm Cushion (front fabric)  / Pierre Frey; 60x40cm Cushion (back and piping fabric & piping either side of fringe fabric) / Samuel & Sons; 60x40cm Cushion (fringe) / Jamb; Antique Ceiling Pendant / VSP Interiors Ltd; Bedroom Chair / Pierre Frey; Bedroom Chair Fabric / Samuel & Sons; Bedroom Chair Piping / Tillys Interiors; Chair Cushion, Lacquer Cabinet, Picture Rail, Curtain Pole / Emma Stewart Interiors; Curtains / Pierre Frey; Curtain Fabric / Samuel & Sons; Curtain Fringe / Pierre Frey; Curtain Contrast Lining Fabric / MW S Art; Painting (to left of Curtains) / Robert Kime; Picture Light (above Painting) / Jamb; Fireplace / VSP Interiors Ltd; Fireplace Grate / Soane; Fireside Wall Lights / VSP Interiors Ltd; Painting over fireplace / Robert Kime; Picture Light (above Painting) / Max Rollit; Set of Prints (either side of fireplace)  / Emma Stewart Interiors; Bows fixed to top of frame on top print in stacks of 3 / VSP Interiors Ltd; Chairs (either side) / Robert Kime; Chair Fabric 

Panelling, Ceiling Colours and Cornicing Colours: Farrow & Ball; Cromarty / Konig Colours; Old Lace / Farrow & Ball; Slipper Satin

Wallpaper: Gracie Studio; Lindas Garden

Barbados Villa by Dauley Design

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A dream private beach front getaway. The perfect retreat to relax, recharge and reconnect to nature and the natural surroundings. The location is the west coast of Barbados, a place that my extended family call home and an island I feel connected to. The white-sand beaches, azure waters, warm breeze and lush tropical planting make for the perfect setting.


Suppliers: GP & J Baker; Navy cushions: Delamere Blue Essential Weaves / GP & J Baker; Bench seat cushion: Baker Lifestyle Garden Path Soft Blue / Designers Guild; Loungers: Pompano Outdoor Natural / Designers Guild Dining Chair Seat: Boynton Outdoor Acacia / Designers Guild; Daybed: Boynton Outdoor Acacia painted with Farrow & Ball Vardo / Clarke & Clarke; Outdoor Accent Chairs: Lavico in Spice / Mandarin Stone; Bathroom Wall Tiles: Hoxton Teal Gloss Porcelain / Zoffany Olive Sunken Sofa Cushion: Lustre in Leaf / Zoffany Sunken Sofa Fabric: Lustre in Mist / Solpura Grid; Outdoor Side Table: Side Table in Volcano Grey / Skyline Horizon; Loungers: in Carbon / Varashin; Accent Chairs: Bali Armchair

High above the city by Campbell-Rey

For the Decorex 2020 Great Escapes virtual exhibition we imagine a tiny intimate cocktail lounge atop a mythical early 20th-century skyscraper in New York. With panoramic views over the city at dusk, the space has a sunken seating area at its centre, with design cues drawing on elements of art deco, streamline moderne and 1980s glamour. The materials are rich and surprising; lacquered wall panels, steel accents and thickly textured carpets contrast with the upholstered seating, travertine tables and a Lalique panelled ceiling. The overall effect is one of refined insouciance and warm conviviality, a place to escape to above the chaos of the city below.

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