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 ;;)

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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.

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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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Trend Wagon | Fall 2013

In lieu of the upcoming design topic at #IntDesignerChat, Fall Trends 2013, we have decided to put together some of the design trends we are seeing emerge for this fall season! As designers, we typically shy away from the word “trend” – therefore, in this feature…we “trend” lightly!!

First up….

Quilted Furniture

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We are seeing more and more furniture designers paying homage to this 1970’s trend. | Q u i l t e d | patchwork or “sweater” upholstering is becoming a popular treatment being used to | u p d a t e| mid-century chair and sofa frames. We could probably |c r e a t e | a whole space from the inspiration of this one chair we found on Pinterest.

Feathers

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| F e a t h e r s | have been making their way upfront and center in the fashion scene for the past couple seasons. However, we are starting to see this untamed | t e x t u r e | creep into furniture design and we are saying YES, PLEASE!! Check out our blog post |d e v o t e d | to our love for feathers HERE!

Animal Print

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Like feathers, | a n i m a l | p r i n t | has been a reoccurring designer-go-to way to add interest and | i n t r i g u e | into any space. We like to add one element of animal print into any space, even it is as subtle as a tone on tone alligator print or even a touch ostrich leather. When it comes to animal print, did you know the difference between |c h e e t a h|, leopard and jaguar? If so, then you should be able to recognize that the print above is actually that of an ocelot!! Take a look at our post about differentiating the various | f e l i n e | prints HERE!

BOLD, STAND-OUT, COLOR

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Bold hues have taken 2013 by storm!!!! And we couldn’t be | m o r e | pleased! Years ago we used to tell our clients, “Life is too short to live in a beige room!!” Well, we are happy to have our clients coming to us with a | y e a r n i n g | for color, pattern and a little FUNK!!

Calligraphy and Handsketching

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This will be | b i g | this season!

Farm meets City

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Objects will be displayed in clear boxes for the outside world to view!! | T h i n k | g r e e n | walls and rooftops with livestock!! This is truly a trend with some |s t a y i  n g|  power!! Hopefully it will be a snowball effect for a global movement!!! Have a read about our love of living walls HERE.

And lastly…

Everything About This Room

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Literally, we love everything about this space. The wallpaper, the | c e i l i n g p a p e r | , the rug, the quilted sofa, all of it. We are loving this new adventurous take on mixing patterns. By taking a simple variegated stripe and pairing it with a chevron ceiling treatment, | i n s t a n t | visual interest is achieved. Now, we understand that this | m i g h t | not be everyone’s cup of tea, but what we can agree on is how the mixture of textures and finishes can take a room from Safe Sally | t o | Designer Debbie in a snap!

For more information and inspiration on the trends for | t o m o r r  o w |, be sure to subscribe to our feed!!!

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