We’re going to Decorex

We’re going to two shows this October. The first will be Decorex on the 9th-12th October. Blue Patch will be on stand D 161 so please stop and say hello if you are attending. 

This year, the Decorex talks will have subjects like 

  • Emotion & Design, 
  • Sustainability, 
  • Growing Your Business and 
  • Harnessing New Energy in Design. 

The Blue Patch members who are collaborating on the exhibition this year all demonstrate these ideals in their individual businesses. 

Coldharbour Lights have developed a range of feather lampshades that would add style to any home or boutique hotel. These flamboyant and tactile light shades are designed by Lottie Davies. By drawing on her performance background, she imbues them with playfulness and drama. Coldharbour Lights are produced using local and sustainable materials.

Madder Cutch & Co design linens printed with plant-based dyes. Consideration for the environment is evident throughout. The environment is the source of inspiration. The careful sourcing of sustainable materials shows awareness of environmental impact. The upholstery-weight linen fabrics are perfect for commercial interior design projects. The lighter weight linens make up beautifully.

Vanessa Arbuthnott is a fabric and wall covering designer. She is inspired by her surroundings in the Cotswold villages near her shop and showroom. Vanessa sells fabric by the metre, in linen or their unique blend of linen with 100% organic cotton. Along with made to measure furniture and soft furnishings, from only the best materials. They are transparent about their raw materials and production processes. Their experts use traditional methods to produce classic favourites. 

Melin Tregwynt is a 100 year old woollen mill in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Wool is a 100% natural, renewable resource that can be reused and recycled. The graphic design team at Melin Tregwynt create patterns with a mid-century modern feel. The traditional skills of weaving bring them alive as practical products. Their throws, blankets, cushions and homewares are ideal for bespoke interior projects. 

Christopher Burley is the designer and maker of contemporary wooden furniture. His work combines traditional furniture making skills with contemporary technology. The result is modern heritage pieces with narrative and provenance. At Heliconia Furniture, every client is involved in the design process. Each commissioned piece is a result of cooperation and collaboration. The low turnover, specialist work has low environmental impact. Timber is locally sourced or FSC assured. 

Ava Innes is passionate about sleep, sustainability and cashmere. Their cashmere bed linen, encased in 100% organic cotton, combines comfort and aesthetics. These luxury products use a by-product of the cashmere industry. This reduces waste and contributes to the circular economy. Creative designer and business owner, Joan Johnston has worked with international luxury brands. She drives the innovation at Ava Innes.

We extend our thanks to Edward Bulmer Natural Paint and Alternative Flooring for supporting us. We had London Brown and Paris Grey on the walls and on the floor, a Sisal Herringbone Hockley Carpet.

Decorex provides a platform for inspiration for high-end interiors. Features this year include Decorex Diningscapes, a five room set feature and making spaces on the mezzanine. www.decorex.com 

Join the Blue Patch network of sustainable businesses and find out more about the opportunities we facilitate like training, retail events, exhibitions, awards and print publications.

Annette Clubley

Annette is a keen wildlife conservationist, mindful of sustainability and our impact on the environment. Outside of work, family is her focus and she loves teaching the next generation to enjoy the outdoors.