Unique takes on the latest trends will creatively merge into this year’s Décor District, which will be presented by Canvex at Decorex Joburg in August. Bringing this unmissable feature to life will be four leading designers – Bockhaus Design, Décor Identity, Distinctive Interiors and Mia Bella Interiors – all of whom have been working the Canvex ‘Conscious Environment’ theme into their home-style installations.

“We want to bring the element of social responsibility through environmental sustainability into the designs of the Décor District,” explained Kirsty Fonzari, Canvex Marketing Manager. “Each designer is encouraged to use locally sourced products, one of which is our locally woven Canvex wall canvas.”

Bockhaus Design

Following their successful creation of the 2016 Man Cave at Decorex Joburg, stand design winners, Rolf and Ivette Bockermann ofBockhaus Design, will be returning this year to curate a fun and inspired sun room for the Décor District. “We wanted to create a space that is funky and eye-catching yet functional and comfortable,” said Rolf Bockermann. “This year we will be focusing on bold colours, but we generally adapt our style to suit customers’ tastes.”

Pooling their creative talents, the team at Bockhaus brings in personalised décor and design using their South African-crafted bespoke products. “Our policy, where possible, is to reuse and upcycle our materials, ranging from old pallets to restoring vintage fridges,” he said. “We will be bringing this ethos into our Décor District design.”


Décor Identity

Returning for her fifth year at Decorex Joburg is Elisha Annandale of Décor Identity. Specialising in full interior design and décor, Elisha has vast experience in décor installations from years in the industry. “We believe in creating a space that works for each client,” explains Elisha. “We don’t just specialise in one design style but various styles from modern Scandinavian design, to a mix of design eclectic elements, modern contemporary and more.”

For her installation at this year’s Décor District, Elisha will focus on creating a cosy and comfortable baby’s room. She will be giving visitors a taste of her unique babies’ room furniture range and be sharing her insight on the latest trends from babies’ rooms. “The trends for baby rooms are no longer pastel colours but rather focusing on more everyday living interior colours to blend each room in the house and create an overall interior space that works with the rest of the décor,” says Elisha. “An example is the popular trend in black and white baby and toddler rooms, or navy blue and white with a touch of soft pink, mint or peach tones. Baby trends of using pink for girls and blue for boys have also changed which means more mint, peach, green and yellow baby rooms which suit either gender.”

Elisha’s furniture range is “based on a flat pack, easy assemble, multi-purpose and functional range which will be for three different markets differing in product material and colours.”

Distinctive Interiors

Distinctive Interiors has been showcasing at Decorex since its inception and will return this year to enliven the Canvex Décor District with their modern chic style. “We believe it’s all about creating that uniquely individual look so we tend to adapt our style accordingly,” explains Andrew Scrivener of Distinctive Interiors. “In our planning for Decorex 2017, we have incorporated a luxurious modern industrial look and feel that reflects modern-day life where the lines between work and play are becoming increasingly blurred.”

For this year’s Décor District, Distinctive Interiors will incorporate their global experience and talent for upcycling and re-finishing treasured items of existing furniture with their overriding focus of ‘design, design, design!’

“Since life is currently all about sustainability and flexibility, we are using Canvex’s product to showcase exactly that,” says Andrew. “Beautiful feature elements in today’s interiors do not have to be permanent, nor do they have to cost the earth. It’s all about thinking out of the box to create a surprising result that can be changed as frequently as the seasons – and trends – change. This year we are embracing current industrial trends but with somewhat of an edgy spin.”

Mia Bella Interiors

Exhibiting for the first time at Decorex, Mia Bella Interiors will enchant visitors with their ‘pure Mia Bella Interiors’ style. Their installation will be showcasing a finely designed bedroom. “We feel the master bedroom in a home is the most meaningful, private and intimate sanctuary,” says Joy Greenberg of Mia Bella. “It’s a place to escape the stress of everyday life, a place where you can be yourself.” What you can expect from Mia Bella Interiors are beautiful pieces of furniture in a variety of textures and finishes which incorporate natural elements such as recycled wood with a twist.

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