The HOUSE Fair, London

On Saturday 25th June, I visited The HOUSE Fair at Olympia London. Hosted in association with House & Garden, I was bound to fall in love with everything that I saw, and (surprise!), I did! On trend: bold colours and patterned surfaces.

In its second year running, The HOUSE Fair was a three day event which attracted thousands of industry professionals, design students, home renovators, and people who just like to look in awe at pretty things (such as myself)! With over 100 brands exhibiting, from kitchens, lighting and furniture to floor and wall coverings, decorative accessories, as well as interior and garden designers, there was so much to see in just one day. The ideas and concepts on displays were very inspiring but one that stood out was Joanna Plant’s ‘Garden Dining Room’ (pictured). Describing her style as “comfortable and welcoming … and quite English”, Joanna designed a summer table setting and wanted it to feel “like having lunch in an orangery.  It’s pretty and fresh”. I loved the way Joanna used a basic white table cloth as her base, complemented by plain, minimal plates and bowls. This allowed for the coloured serving ware, silver cutlery and accessories, and those gorgeous peonies to really shine.

Overall, The HOUSE Fair was very impressive and there are some truly incredible designs and products out there at the moment. It is very clear that this summer’s trends are colour and pattern. Bold accessories and pattern fabrics and wallpapers are all the rage!

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