An elegant and timeless style that incorporates a merge of different cultural influences is how designer, Adriaan Lochner, would label his Designer Spotlight Showcase at Decorex Cape Town 2016.

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The ‘transitional eclectic’ interiors are set to be a highlight at this year’s show as Adriaan has been awarded the prestigious platform at this year’s show. Home Fabrics, a leading local textile house, will collaborate with the interior designer for the auspicious exhibition which will take place from 29 April to 2 May at the CTICC. The winner of the Best Décor Stand at Decorex Cape Town 2014 award works with a team of local artisans to ensure his interiors are custom designed to a client’s requirements. Adriaan has been a longstanding client of Home Fabrics and, thus the textile house did not hesitate when asking him to collaborate with them, this year. “The wonderful work he does with both our local and imported collections speaks for itself,” says Marc Shotland, Group PR and Marketing Executive at Home Fabrics.
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“The challenge for me is to work within a limited budget, proving to visitors that it is possible to creatively combine large swathes of inexpensive fabric with small quantities of high-end ranges to affordably create the required look and mood,” explains Lochner. “I specialise in all spheres of design, from architecture to bespoke furnishings, and my service offering is defined by a discernible attention to detail and very strict quality-control measures,” says the designer. Lochner predicts the following will be big in interiors in 2016:

  • Jungle mania: “Exotic botanicals will continue to be a strong seasonal look, but translated into psychedelic colours and clashing patterns for statement effect.”
  • Folk infusion:“A vibrant look that is all about bohemian colour and tribal pattern.”
  • Culinary calm:Natural materials will reign supreme in the kitchen, where understated palettes will feature varying shades of grey and taupe, black and white, with metallic accents.”
  • Rattan returns:“Expect to see it across furniture, lighting and accessory design with a range of interesting three-dimensional shapes, from fantastical curves to modular angular forms.”
  • Sophisticated upcycling:“Handmade products, furnishings and art are going to monopolise this year’s show-stopping centre-pieces.”


Decorex Cape Town details:

Where: Decorex Cape Town at the CTICC

Date: 29 April – 2 May 2016

Time: 10am to 7pm daily (6pm Monday)

Trade Day: 29 April




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