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The Décor District at Decorex this weekend focuses on the Conscious Environment, four designers help us imagine the theme for ourselves.

Environmentally responsible design is more the new norm than latest trend and it also happens to be a celebration of sustainability as locally made furniture and other home products take pride of place in the home.

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Think wooden flooring, wrought iron gates, desert vistas, antique maps, and cabinets filled with an assortment of vintage curiosities. Pictures: SuppliedThink wooden flooring, wrought iron gates, desert vistas, antique maps, and cabinets filled with an assortment of vintage curiosities.Think wooden flooring, wrought iron gates, desert vistas, antique maps, and cabinets filled with an assortment of vintage curiosities.

Four designers pin down the look:

“Think wooden flooring, wrought iron gates, desert vistas, antique maps, and cabinets filled with an assortment of vintage curiosities,” says Even Flow Décor designer, Brett Harris.

Sustainability and organic living underscore every design by the Essenwood-based organisation, who have selected an ‘olde world Karoo trading store’ installation for the show.

.“This will form the backdrop to show off our organic, sustainable range of wooden décor and tanned skins. Given the natural products we offer and our ethos of responsible sourcing, we aim to highlight the warm, authentic, rustic aesthetic of nature’s design.

"Surround yourself with the unique beauty of organic products has a very grounding and calming effect.”

“Dreams are birthed in the bedroom and so we believe there is no better space to interpret the theme of living dream. Ethic patterns lend themselves to the geometric trend," says Bulelwa Mvulana of Ballito-based interior design company, Mi Africa.

The ‘urban jungle’ trend has resonated with designer, Paige Waplington of Redesign Interiors, whose eclectic style and passion for colour is set to explode at this year’s Décor District. “Jungle interiors are fabulously on trend and pantones greenery too think expect gorgeous greens with luscious plants and tropical pinks."

“Holding hands with the environment when designing a room is a conscious decision to choose locally-designed and manufactured furniture, as well as layering the natural materials of wood, metal, leather, rope and stone,” explains

Berea-based Wisty Raleigh of Wisty Raleigh Interiors.

More info:

Decorex is on at Durban Exhibition Centre from March 18 to 21, Cape Town from April 27 to 30 and Joburg from August 9 to 13.

Time: 18-20 March: 10am – 8pm | 21 March: 10am – 6pm

Ticket prices: Adults: R85, Pensioners: R 75, Children under 12: R20

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