Zurita Moore, Plascon Trends Editor
In my world there is nothing better than sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning. This is exactly where I am at the moment… the sun on my back, and a light breeze blowing just enough that I can hear it in the trees in the garden. Bliss.
Decorex Cape Town is almost over, and if you have not had a chance to go, you have today and tomorrow (Monday) left to get down to the CTICC in Cape Town. I found some wonderful inspiration; my head is full of ideas and I have compiled a list of my favourite things at Decorex this year – hope you love them as much as I do (they are all favourites, so in no particular order 🙂 )
La Joie Senteur – Decorex Cape Town 2016
An artisanal brand developed by Royale Afrique du Sud. Hand-poured candles made to perfection with the most amazing fragrance combinations you will ever find. It comes in the following fragrances: Ginger Lime, Polinesian Plumera (floral), Vanilla Apricot, and Royale Blue (woody). The Royale Blue is my favourite, with notes of caramel. Smells good enough to eat.
Mae Artisan Rugs – Decorex Cape Town 2016
There is just no way that you will not be attracted to this beautiful exhibit. The colours are soft and dreamy, and they have put it together beautifully. Mae manages all the aspects of the manufacturing, from the design of the collection and bespoke pieces to the dyeing, spinning and weaving of the wool. They really understand the creation of beautiful and original pieces of art for your floor.
Growing Paper – Decorex Cape Town 2016
What a beautiful, clever idea for your use of cards and paper. When you have read your card, don’t throw it in the dustbin – plant it!
Barrydale Hand Weavers – Decorex Cape Town 2016
Beautifully hand-woven out of unbleached cotton. The weavers are encouraged to come up with their own designs. Most of the products are woven using cotton waste from large textile manufacturers which creates a soft and luxurious feel.
If you go down Route 62, you can find them in Ladismith Road, Barrydale.
Trade Secret – Decorex Cape Town 2016
I always look forward to seeing the team at Trade Secret! There is always something new, and I especially love their beautiful fabrics.
Website: www.tradesecret.co.za, find them at 12 Frere street in Woodstock, Cape Town
Spaza Handcrafted Homeware – Decorex Cape Town 2016
This was an absolute delight to visit! I wanted to pack everything in my suitcase. Find them at the V&A Waterfront at shop F62 in the Watershed, or visit their website at www.spazastore.com
You use these lovelies (below) to cover your food – they are made out of breathable cotton. Beauty with a purpose… 🙂
Makeup bag / pencil case… I want to carry five in my handbag, just in case I need a little bag for something.
Last but not least…
the room – Growing Furniture
the room is a family-owned business with functional, versatile and timeless pieces of furniture. What’s more, they hand paint their furniture with Plascon paint, which is lead free. Beautiful pieces that are safe for your little ones. Visit their website on www.theroom.co.za
Keep a look out for more of my Decorex Cape Town favourites tomorrow or have a look at our Instagram account @plasconspaces.
Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!