Cool Weather – Hot Designs

January – a time of fresh ideas for the year ahead.  And with that in mind we’re soon off to visit the major design shows to find inspiration for our interior schemes over the coming months.  Here’s a sneak peak at some of the highlights we’re hoping to see.

Dining Room Furnishing

Top Drawer & Home – Earls Court (January 13th – 15th)
The first of the shows this season, Top Drawer is the UK’s leading event for design-led lifestyle, gift and fashion accessories.  Alongside this is Home, showcasing homeware and interiors accessories.  With over 1,000 exhibitors, these are two of our favourite shows so the whole team will be spending a day there (at least!) to make sure we don’t miss a thing!  ,

IMM – Cologne (January 14th – 20th )

This is a great place to see all the latest products and cutting edge designs.  As you’d expect it has a really European focus – this year we’re looking forward to seeing some top name Italian furniture designers.

Maison et Objet – Paris Nord Villepinte (January 18th-22nd)

True glamour – as you’d expect from this leading Paris show.  This is the place to see the latest ideas and bespoke designs from Europe’s top design talent.  Andrew Martin’s stand is always extravagent and inspirational – definitely one to watch.

Drawing Room Furnishing
Interiors UK – NEC, Birmingham (January 20th – 23rd) Last, but not least, we’ll be heading to Birmingham for Interiors UK, a great place to meet up with suppliers old and new – this year we’re hoping to source new fabrics for soft furnishings, as well as some lovely new wall coverings.  We’ll also be sitting in on some of the seminars – we’re looking forward to the session on colour trends and Nina Campbell’s talk on her past, present and future plans.
So it’s going to be a busy month for us!  Keep an eye on our blogs as we’ll be highlighting some of our favourite ideas and designers over the next few weeks.

About the Author

Max has worked in the furnishing industry for over twelve years and has extensive knowledge of both the furnishing industry and the rental investment property market. He joined InStyle Direct in 2008 as a Design Assistant and now, as Head Designer, leads a team of four full profile