Lighting was the star of the 2010 Design & Decoration Fair in Melbourne. Table lamps, pendants and standard lamps were displayed everywhere, many in beautiful organic shapes. The theme was natural with some companies producing lamp bases with twigs and driftwood. Colour was also evident with plenty of muted palettes of duck egg blue and soft green grey. Bedspreads, quilts and bedlinen were in beautiful silks and fine cottons and again, the colours were soft and understated.

The Vintage Trend

The Vintage trend has been popular in fashion for sometime and in these days of sustainable living we appreciate the merit in reusing items rather than simply throwing them away. Ruby Star Traders has stunning furnishings and accessories in highly saturated palettes of all the colours in the spectrum. Their Vintage range re-uses saris from India to cover sofas and armchairs and the result is a beautiful bespoke piece of furniture that has history and integrity.  For lovers of colour Ruby Star Traders is the answer.

Tigger Hall from Armadale in Melbourne is importing tramadol online pharmacy cod beautiful Ikats and Suzannis from Turkey, hand picked on her travels and used in her interior decorating projects. Fabrics are also available to purchase and the designs are again, beautiful, individual and highly saturated.

Fabrics & Wallpapers

Altamira European Linen and Textiles had some high quality linens from Belgium and beautiful English fabrics and wallpapers by Vanessa Arbuthnot of the UK were also on show.  The bespoke theme continued with hand screened fabrics and wallpapers from Tinker by Print Studio in Melbourne.

The main point to take away from Design & Decoration in Melbourne 2010 was that it is good to be individual. All tastes were catered for as there were palettes of both muted and highly saturated colours. Screen printing offered the ability to have decorating items custom made and the beautiful fabrics on display can be made into cushions, bedspreads and even hanging pendant lights, you are only limited by your imagination.  Recycled timbers were evident in furnishings and vintage fabrics were one of the stars of the show.

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