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Meet the Makers showcasing their craftsmanship at Decorex 2024  

Making a return for its third consecutive year, the Decorex Making Spaces feature for 2024 will showcase a brand-new line-up of talented artisans, demonstrating their wide range of skills and craftmanship across the four-day event at Olympia. 

Meet Katy Stevenson Bretton 

Mindset and Business Coach Katy Stevenson Bretton shares insights from her business journey - from managing multi-million pound projects in London’s City Hall, to founding and running a thriving interior design studio.

Meet Ellen Merchant

This year, the UK’s celebration of interior design, Decorex, will feature an unmissable collaboration with talented designer and printmaker, Ellen Merchant for the 2024 event creative.

Decorex 2023 Delivers in Style

The 2023 edition of Europe’s finest high-end design event surpassed all expectations

Best of British Lighting with The English Home  

The English Home's Samantha Scott-Jeffries shares the best British lighting brands.  

Le Boudoir

A Weekly Extravaganza of Luxury and Allure with ‘Lady Linbury, “Lady” being her actual first name given at birth, was as playful and particular as her name suggested. 

Sustainable Design with BIID  

BIID Past President, Mathew Freeman, explains why interior designers should be ensuring sustainability is at the forefront of their design projects.

A Day in the Life: Sam Fisher, Event Director for Decorex International

From 6am rises to evening events, the Decorex International Event Director runs us through her day.  

Designing Le Boudoir with Isla McGlade

The Decorex VIP Lounge, Le Boudoir, is Isla McGlade's next project. The purpose of the VIP lounge is to encourage visitors to dive deep into their discomfort zone, as she explains in our exclusive interview. 

GoodWeave serves as official sustainability partner for Decorex 

GoodWeave is supporting Decorex’s efforts to help inform visitors on the importance of product procurement.

A Celebration of Interior Design 

Decorex, Europe’s finest high-end design event, is back for 2023 and is bigger, better and more sustainable than ever before. 

Process & Provenance:

An inside look at why craftsmanship is so important. 

Fabulous Fabrics

From sumptuous velvets to lightweight linens, incorporating fabrics and textiles into your interior design scheme, is crucial to setting the tone of a space. 

Decorex Interior Design Trends Report: 2023 forecast

We reveal the latest styles set to be popular throughout this coming year.

Decorex 2022: Your Guide & Essential Checklist

Have you got everything you need for Decorex 2022? Get warmed up for an exciting 44th edition with our guide. 

Matthew Freeman, BIID President on Decorex 2022

BIID president and Design Talks speaker Matthew Freeman shares what he looks forward to at Decorex.

Best of British Design with The English Home

Discover the best of British brands from Samantha Scott-Jeffries lens.

Decorex's Interior Design Industry Survey: Key Findings

Earlier this year we sent out a survey to our community of design lovers, discover all of the key findings here.

Decorex X Bethan Laura Wood's New Collaboration

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration between Decorex and the internationally recognised English designer, Bethan Laura Wood. 

Design Havens 4 Heroes’ Latest Makeover with Clare Gaskin and Emily Wheeler 

Decorex are taking a look at one of the most recent makeovers undertaken by the charity and partner, Design Havens For Heroes.

9 British Lighting Brands to Make You Swoon

Decorex are delving into the world of illumination, sharing nine top British lighting brands to make you swoon. 

5 Sustainable Interior Design Brands to Look Out For at Decorex Virtual

We are highlighting the stand-out sustainable exhibitors to look out for at Decorex Virtual 2021. Discover the list!

Your Definitive Guide to Decorex 2021

Read our definitive guide to Decorex 2021 and discover how you can make the most out of your visit.  

Designing For Wellbeing: Nature Inspired Interiors

We’re exploring the link between nature and interior design and highlighting the brands seamlessly weaving the shapes, colours and textures of nature into their designs. 

Decorex Through the Years

We’re taking a look back at some of the most iconic features ever to have appeared at Decorex; plus, we reveal what we’ve got in store for you this year. 

6 Ways to Gain Inspiration For Your Upcoming Interior Design Project

Gain ideas for your upcoming project, so that you’re always creating inspired interiors for your clients.

Five Timeless Interior Design Brands

Decorex have compiled a shortlist of some of the top interior design brands harnessing  timeless styles, built around longevity.

Putting Responsible Design into Practice: 6 Sustainable Brands

Discover our 6 sustainable design brands and 4 tips on how your design business can be kinder to the planet. 

Design Collaborations: Why Are They So Important?

Decorex and Melissa Byrne, delve into the world of interior design collaborations – asking why are they so important?

10 Rules For Designing A Home

Brian Woulfe shares some of his top considerations when designing a home for a client.

Architonic: The Rough with the Smooth

While the Ukraine may not come top of mind when it comes to architecture and design, its interior-design scene, with its marriage of the raw and the refined, is gaining increasing attention.

Design Series with Curiousa & Curiousa

In our fourth instalment of the Design Series with The English Home, we catch up with Esther Patterson – Designer and Director of stunning lighting brand Curiousa & Curiousa.

Essential Interior Design Twitter Accounts to Follow

Social media is a fantastic place to gain inspiration, industry insight and ideas for the future. We know that it’s not always easy to know what accounts to follow and who will be posting the best content – that’s where Decorex can help. 

Must-Follow Instagram Design Accounts

Our selection of must-follow Instagram design accounts have been carefully selected to provide you with the ultimate design fix. This shortlist encapsulates everything from quirky film-inspired architecture to opulent tablescapes. 

Decorex X The English Home: Design Series with V&A – A Sneak Peek

We are proud to present the third instalment of our Design Series, an inspiring editorial collaboration between Decorex X The English Home

Exhibitor Spotlight: Ian Mankin

We sit down with David Collinge, the Managing Director of Ian Mankin - renowned British fabric and upholstery brand - to discover what makes their products so special. 

Design That Tells A Story

Storytelling in interior design helps to develop unique ideas, evoke meaningful experiences and create a new perspective of space.” Discover Decorex’s fascination with design that tells a story and the importance of this evolving movement.  

Decorex’s Autumn Colour Report 2020

Decorex explores the colours that have been most prevalent and important to the design world in the months leading up to autumn. Read our colour report for the latest hues you can expect to see adorning our interiors.

How to Make an Entrance: New Lobby Concepts

Hotel lobbies are far from the traditional passageway, now they are the perfect place to mingle, socialise and even eat. Learn the latest lobby designs, why they should serve travellers and locals alike, and the use of technology with

Book Review: The New Robert Kime

In the newly published book by Alastair Langlands, Robert Kime reveals that he follows in the tradition Mario Praz ‘s Philosophy of Furniture and that his rooms represent the character of their owner.