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February 13, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized |

Things are looking up in the economy with the Bank of England reporting that economic growth is picking up at a better rate than previously expected. Also the government backed ‘Help to Buy Scheme’ offering  95% loans to first time buyers for properties up to a value of £600,000 is helping to fuel the property market.

All of this positive news is helping to give home owners more confidence to renovate or extend their property which is great for the construction industry.  In the trade Interior Design shows this year this positive mood came shining through. The furniture, lighting and finishes stands all had a really glamorous vibe to them.
There is a really beautiful organic and sculptural feel to the furniture and lighting on show this year but with more of a ‘Dynasty bling ’style than the woody retro Scandinavian  look that was in vogue at last years shows. Most of the stands were show casing  lots of different metal and glass products.
Tom Faulkner furniture has some amazing dining tables. The Vienna, Angel and Capricorn are available in polished steel, copper or a subtle white gold. They also have some stunning coffee tables, for example ‘The Opera’ and ‘The Puzzle’. Again available in a range of  metal finishes and with beautifully crafted bases.
ID wall coverings have crazy glitter wall coverings in a huge range of colours that can be used for a feature wall or added to a bespoke piece of furniture. They also have a great selection of metallic textured finishes that can add a great decadent look to a room.

Lacquer décor’ make unique lacquered furniture and panels . They provide stunning glossy and hard wearing finishes that are based on traditional Japanese processes but updated into a stylish collection of textured and shiny finishes that incorporate precious metals, eggshell and mother of pearl to create fabulous pieces.

Specialist lighting designers have brought out some quirky new lights this year. For example the ‘Caravaggio Wall Light’ from Cox London which has an outstretched hand holding the light adding a bit of humour to the fitting.  The Vessel Gallery has created the Overnight pendant which is created by fusing Copper with glass resulting in one off geometric precious pieces.
To really finish off the bling look and eat up your newly felt prosperity throw in a bath from William Holland available in bronze, copper, zinc and even a stunning green copper verdigris finish.
By Tanya Dunbavin