To The Trade | Interiors UK

It’s official!! We are teaming up with local colleagues to take a trip to High Point, North Carolina next month to preview all the hot, hip and happening trends in design and decor for next year! Waaahoooo!

This got us thinking….If we are beyond excited for our favorite “market” here in America, what are other countries doing to keep abreast of the ever changing world of design?! In our search…We found it!!

INTERIORS UK | The UK’s definitive Interiors event for furniture, lifestyle & design.

Their website is HERE. When first visiting the site we were immediately drawn to this image:

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We love the urban feel and vibrancy this vignette creates and the words really speak to us.

Young design talent at its best. Amen.

So, providing as a bridge over the pond, I am giving the floor to Andy Stevens of Cheshire Office Interiors to tell us all about UK’s premier trade show! All are we are asking for is a plane ticket ;;)


Interiors UK is the UK’s largest interiors event for lifestyle, furniture and design. It will be held from the 19th to the 22nd of January 2014 at the NEC Birmingham from 9am until 6pm, apart from on Wednesday 22nd,  when the event closes early at 5pm.

At the event you can see exhibitors and sections of the event which are segmented off into these categories:

  • Design Elegance
  • Fabric
  • Contemporary Design
  • Flooring
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Living Lifestyle

When at the event you can browse halls one to five at the NEC which are filled with more than 600 exhibitors. In hall one will be the design elegance and fabric part of the event. It includes some of the most beautiful and desirable pieces of design from coveted interior suppliers and manufacturers.

Hall 2 will include the contemporary design and flooring section which showcases some of the best furniture at the forefront of modern design.

Hall three will include décor and lighting, featuring a huge range of decorative accessories including garden items, glass mirrors, pictures and prints along with curtains, soft furnishings, pillows and linen to name a few features.

As well as all this, hall four and five will host the living lifestyle part of Interiors UK. This includes the lounge, dining and bedroom furniture designs which combine practical function with comfort and style. In this part of the event you will be able to find your practical essentials with playful functionality with stylish comfort for your living room, bedroom, kitchen or study.

The event consists of interior products from big brands, international trendsetters, leading furniture manufacturers and brand new, exciting designers. All of this will be set in the 200,000 square metre indoor space in which the NEC offers in the city of Birmingham.

If you are staying for the full event, you may want to book a hotel. Nearby there are multiple hotels including the Hilton Metropole, Ramada Encore, Crowne Plaza, Arden Hotel & Leisure Club and the Premier Inn NEC.

British Furniture Manufacturers or BFM are the official show partner ahead of 65 other partners which include companies such as FIRA, British Institute of Interior Design, Design Exchange and MD International.

Interiors UK 2014 is set to be one of the best interior design exhibitions and events of the year, due to the fact that it includes more than 600 high calibre exhibitors and some of the best interior products on the market in one of the biggest and best exhibition centres in the UK.

Will we see you there? Tell us in the comments below if you’re going and what you’re most excited about seeing or purchasing.

This post was written by Adam Stevens, an interior design enthusiast and writer for Cheshire Office Interiors, a multi disciplinary interiors company with a wealth of experience in all aspects of office design.


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same day loans Take a step outside, like what you see?!

As we welcome the second week of May, here at A.Clore Interiors we notice it’s about that time of year where the sun is shining and the coals are hot! Cinco De Mayo is nothing but a memory now so we turn our focus to a summer filled with backyard BBQ’s!! Now we know the name says “Interiors” but it is important to remember that in 2013 blurring the line between indoors and outdoors is ideal. So here are a few design tips to keep in mind for the next time your walking around your local Lowe’s or Home Depot.



#1: Add Lighting

By adding light to your patio you increase the amount of time you are able to enjoy your new space.  You should keep in mind where guests will be after dark in order to illuminate key spots.  Below you can see that by just adding a little light you can change the feeling of your space drastically!!

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#2: Consider Privacy

This is important, everyone wants a place to retreat and relax without worrying about your neighbors sneaking a peek. This can be achieved with illuminated screens, wooden screens, tall bushes, or even draperies !

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#3: Use Color and Play with Patterns

Outdoors is a great place to have fun with colors and patterns without worrying about being “too loud or too bold”.  You can brighten any space with upholstery, pillows, accessories, or even flowers!!

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#4: Add Texture

By mixing textures like stone, wood, and concrete are pretty typical for many patio designs and is very important but by adding a rug and plants you can make your outdoors warm and inviting!

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#5: Add a Water Feature

Not only does this add visual interest to your backyard but, it can also be very soothing.

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#6: Add a Fan

Being in Florida, the sunshine state, people tend to gather in the shady areas. While the shade keeps the sun away it also blocks the summer breeze. A fan will circulate the air around so you and your guests can keep cool even when the sun goes down and that humidity rises. Take a look at a few different styles.

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#7: Add a Fire Pit

Fit pits are great because their are a variety of styles and layouts to chose from.  Also most of the fire pits pictured below are a weekend do it yourself projects!! Great for conversational seating, s’more making, and entertainment for all ages!

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What are your summer plans this year?! Wether you’re planning on reuniting with family, getting together with old friends, or looking to make some new ones, we hope you’re enjoying the great outdoors!! Test out some of these tips and send us the before and after photos of your patio.