Bloggers' Highlights, live from the show: Karen Haller

I D WALLCOVERINGS Metallic wallpaper. Striking with plenty of attitude. TERZANI SRL Elegant and sophisticated. Perfect centrepiece for a hotel foyer. PHILIP WATTS DESIGN These skull door handles...

Bloggers' Highlights, live from the show: Kate Watson-Smyth

POUENAT When I saw this table from a distance, I thought it was made from carved wood. As I drew closer, I decided it was leather. Close enough to touch I realised it was metal. I always love the...

Bloggers' Highlights, live from the show: Annabel Bird

RUG COMPANY I have yearned for a Rug Company rug for years and now that they are producing some designs in bamboo silk rather than silk it's more likely I can finally get one. I adore this charcoal...

Bloggers' Highlights, live from the show: Karen Sear Shimali

MARGO SELBY, STAND A37 These new silk and wool rugs by Margo Selby (Stand A37) have such rich and intense colours. The little leaf motifs add to the autumnal feel. PINCH, STAND G214 The Imo folding...

How entrepreneurs are preserving our design heritage

In 2009 Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden , along with business partner and former design director at Pepe Jeans Douglas Cordeaux, rescued the fortunes of a 240 year old Somerset textiles...

Cox London prepares for its first time at Decorex

In the cold days between Christmas and New Year last year, Chris and I left our baby daughter, Olivia, with my parents-in-law for the first time, to disappear into our workshop and begin to sculpt in...

Why bloggers love the new Decorex app

Tim Bogan, UK Director of Modenus , the people behind the social media phenomenon which is BlogTour, and veteran of more trade shows than he cares to remember, sings the praises of the Decorex app...

How to make an entrance: new lobby concepts

Hotel lobbies were once a space travellers simply passed through en route to their rooms. However, over time they have become a place to mingle, socialise and even eat. Our content partner

It's design, for goodness sake!

Socially responsible design and production is something I'm passionate about. I'm a partner in a textile design company called Stitch by Stitch that works with embroiderers and weavers in some of the...

Profile: Hay Studio

Known for producing furniture, textiles and decorative accessories with clean graphic forms and a fresh approach to colour, Hay is a brand inspired by its Danish roots. Following the launch of a...

The Essence of British Style

I read an article recently in the July issue of Homes & Gardens about the definition of British Style. Nina Campbell summed it up beautifully: ' British style is about longevity and it is about...

A renewed appeal for beautifully crafted modern wooden furniture

When Decorex first asked me to write a guest post and told me that the theme for this year’s event is design heritage, I was pretty excited at the prospect of deciding what exactly I should write...