Why Decorex CT 2011 is going to be awesome…

Decorex Cape Town 2011 is just around the corner and there are a couple of things Rose and I are rather excited to see. This year’s show, themed ‘Beauty and the Basics’, is said to “express the Mother City’s creative energy through form, function, colour, shapes and textures.”

I’m quite thrilled to see that they are taking a more visitor interactive approach this year. Various workshops, trend discussions and concept stands may steer the show into a more design orientated direction as opposed to previous years.

Catching on to the new-fangled handmade revolution, Decorex will be celebrating the ‘proudly self-made’ phenomenon with free demonstrations, colour advice and new techniques to guide a new generation of ‘make-it-myself’ enthusiasts.

Rose and I are looking forward to the IID Trend Showcase with renowned trend forecaster Dave Nemeth. Said to be a highly visual presentation, it covers seasonal and annual colour direction as well as current decor and interior trend themes.

The Plascon Colour Forecast 2011 will also be on display, giving visitors the opportunity to experience colour in a decor setting.  Plascon asked four “colour connoisseurs” to interpret these new colours in four concept stands, each depicting one of the new colour palettes.

The ‘Dream Rooms & Fabric Area’ should also be interesting view – high-end exhibitors show their signature style and attention to detail in alluring room settings. This is also where you will see what the various fabric houses have been up too – always drool-worthy.

Rose was rather impressed by the new ‘Ask the Experts” corner: a solve-it team consisting of Aidan Bennetts Design and Furnspace 3D Software promising to assist you with your personal decor & design projects. What an awesome and helpful idea for the overwhelmed DIY homeowner. One-on-one slots are available and bookings will open early April, so be sure to book at www.decorex.co.za.

I noticed on Kim Gray’s blog (an awesome SA design blog to subscribe to by the way) that she has 4 sets of double tickets to give away! How generous of her!

To enter simply ‘LIKE’ the Decorex Facebook Page HERE, and leave a comment on their page stating  ’Kim Gray Competition’ and what design item you’d give Will and Kate as a wedding gift. Hurry, hurry before you miss the boat!

Hope to see you all at Decorex CT! Watch this space for our full report after the fact.


Decorex Cape Town

Dates:             29 April – 2 May 2011

Venue:           CTICC, Cape Town

Times:           Doors are open from 10:00- 19:00 daily. The show closes at

18:00 on Monday, May 2nd.

Entrance:    R60. (Pensioners and scholars pay R50 while children under 12 pay R5)

For more information visit www.decorex.co.za

Find them on Facebook , Decorex SA , or follow @decorexSA on twitter

All info and images via Decorex


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