Paige set to bring bright and bold colours to Decorex

OWNER of Westville-based Redesign Interiors and CEO of the African Institute of Interior Design (IID), Paige Waplington, is set to bring bold colours to this year’s designer spotlight feature at Decorex Durban.

The event will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March.

Paige took a moment out of her increasingly busy schedule to chat about her work, her inspiration and her love for Decorex SA.

How did you get started in the world of interior design?

I studied interior design at the Durban University of Technology and received my degree in 2010. Once I’d finished studying, I started my own business. I just couldn’t wait to put my stamp on the design world.

What are some notable career moments?

We have been so lucky to have created some amazing designs for our fun clients. One of our designs received the Best Private Residence in Africa award from the Dubai-based International Property Awards. A few have been featured in magazines including Home Owner and Garden and Home. We have also received ‘Awards of Excellence’ for our various stands at Decorex.

What projects are you currently working on? 

We recently designed a hotel in Rwanda which is being completed this year. For 2018 we have some fun, new spaces to look forward to – restaurants, shopping centres, corporate spaces and residential homes.

What is your past Decorex experience?

We have featured at Decorex Durban for the past four years and I feel that last year was our most successful show. It gives us a chance to have fun with design and spend time with all the other creatives in Durbs!

For Decorex Durban 2018 what space will you feature and why?

We are not doing a room in particular but rather a space filled with roomy things – reminiscent of a hotel room. We want to design some eclectic pieces and put them together in an interesting way. If you want to find out more, you will have to come check it out at the show!

What are your preferred 2018 trends?

I am so thrilled to see bright colours coming through in the new trends. Colour is so versatile and creates such amazing spaces if used right. We can even create an elegant sophisticated room while using psychedelic colours. I am also seeing a trend for designs to be more unique and interesting. People don’t want to have the same thing you can buy in shops – they want something that tells a story about them and this is definitely something that will be portrayed at our stand. I feel like 2018 trends are talking directly to me.

Which of these trends can visitors expect to see in your feature?

Definitely colour! Bright, bold and beautiful and unique pieces, done in unique ways.

Decorex Durban will run from 21 to 25 March. The doors will open from 10am to 8pm from 21 to 24 March. On 25 March the show will be open from 10am to 6pm. Trade-focused days are on Thursday 22, and Friday, 23 March

Tickets are R95 per adult, R85 per student/pensioner and R20 for children under 12 years old. Trade and exhibitor tickets cost R85 each.


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