This year’s ECR House and Garden Show has undergone a design and décor overhaul, featuring a radical new line-up alongside established house and home legends. KZN’s largest lifestyle show is on from June 30 to July 9 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Top interior designers and decorators collaborate for the first time to create a mix of trend-focused room settings, alongside a relaxed Café where daily talks will nudge your design dreams into action.
Here's what you can expect in the general decor section at this years show:
1. Refresh your space
MSQ Interior Design have taken command of the entrance way. Hanging gardens and a bespoke tree sculpture welcome to enter a world filled with ideas to refresh your space, inside and out.
2. Small Space Living
Small space living is a movement sweeping the globe. ‘The Apartment’ by Joao Cabral of Route 3 Design Studio showcases its finest innovations. Set inside a 12m shipping container and featuring startling small space functional design blended with the newest in smart technology; its aim is to inspire a new approach to space, and to comfortable living.
3. Interactive Design Hub from Dulux
At the KAPOW Designer Café presented by Dulux, KZN’s top interior decorators and designers will present their personal visions for home creation. Seven cameo stands, built on a pairing between designers and local fabric houses, form blank canvases on which new home design dreams are built.
Sponsored by Dulux, the café is an interacttive design hub, hosting talks on interpreting trends, choosing the right designer/decorator, tips on paint and colour and more - a place where designer and home owner meet.
4. African Green Revolution
Sustainability is key and the African Green Revolution pierces this theme precisely. The home is made exclusively from recycled products. Here inspiration is spun into walls built with two litre plastic bottles, floors sculpted from plastic bottle lids, and a rooftop garden growing from wooden palette beds.
5. Cutting Edge Technology
Cutting edge technology is on the other side of the same sustainability coin. Brett and Scott from Uber Haus have created a fully automated home ready to fire up curious minds, blending the latest from home system solution specialists Legrand and the elegant Springlights into a home straight from the future.
“Our aim is to refresh and inspire, inside and out,” said new Show Director Cairey Baxter-Bruce. “Judging by the buzz in our own office I know we’re succeeding! We cannot wait to welcome our first visitors to a brand new House and Garden experience.”
6. Latest Sleeping Solutions
The Vencasa-Tempur team will be showing the latest sleep and bedroom solutions. From luxurious mattresses, adjustable bed systems, gorgeous headboards and frames to side tables, lamps and occasional chairs. Plus a range of scatter cushions, linen and decadent towels. A sensory experience!
With over 450 exhibitors on display visitors will leave thoroughly inspired and ready to do, and design, their homes.
When: 30 June to 9 July 2017, Monday to Thursday 10am – 9pm; Friday to Saturday 10am – 10pm; and Sunday 10am – 8pm
Cost: R85 adults, R60 seniors (over 60) and students, under 12 free.
Where: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road
Mid-Week Senior Special: Monday – Thursday 10am – 11:30am one cup coffee or tea and one muffin or danish free.