Decorex 2023: exciting kitchen, bedroom and bathroom launches

Fancy spending a day wandering around Olympia London looking at the latest décor? Let’s explore Decorex 2023, the interior design event held every October.

Every year, team KBB heads off to Decorex, held in Kensington, for a celebration of interior design. The venue includes over 200 exhibitors and attracts over 12,500 visitors, with both experts from the industry and interiors enthusiasts attending.

After taking an initial peek at the stands before the event got crowded, Irina and I decided on a divide-and-conquer approach and off we went…

Brilliant brassware at Decorex 2023

Did someone say cocktails? Oh, wait, sorry – not actual cocktails, but handles inspired by timeless glasses. Armac Martin has launched its new Cocktail collection with hardware based on iconic flutes and coupes.

But what really caught my attention was the sneak preview of the brand’s new bathroom accessories – coming soon in 2024. This is a new area for Armac Martin, and the brand is expanding its solid brass collection to also offer towel rails and toilet roll holders. Next year, there’s a plan to introduce light switches for a completely coordinated look.

New bathroom accessories display from Armac Martin.
A first look at the new Armac Martin bathroom accessories range.

Calming bathrooms

Clearwater Interiors has made its first appearance at Decorex in 2023. The stand was decked out in the latest bathroom solutions – from freestanding baths and sleek showers to wood furniture and modern taps – and offered lots of inspiration for everyone who visited.

Green bathroom display.
Clearwater Interiors‘ dreamy display.

Colour was a key theme at the Thomas Crapper stand. The cisterns were presented like at an art gallery, showcasing their range of bespoke colours. Think neon yellow, bright green or even a classy gold – they can do it all.

Display of Thomas Crapper cisterns.
Colourful cisterns by Thomas Crapper.

Bespoke kitchens at Decorex

Bespoke furniture manufacturer Hux was showing off its modern British craftsmanship. While the stand looked very impressive, it was the small details that have caught my eye. I really liked the design of the green marble bar area, along with the fluted glass and the intricate doors that smoothly fold away.

Hux drinks cabinet at Decorex.
Bespoke drinks cabinet from Hux.

I also made sure to swing by Neptune, where the main standout piece was their Henley kitchen with a pretty and practical island and a stylish bar, available in the new shade of Walnut.

While the dark colour could have felt quite moody, the designers have created a cosy and homely scheme that felt incredibly welcoming.

Neptune stand at Decorex with a bar kitchen.
Neptune‘s Henley kitchen at Decorex.

Paint it bold

It was hard to miss the paint brands at Decorex. Yescolours had a striking section at the exhibition hall and the Colour Café was one of the hot spots at the event. The beautiful rainbow tunnel was an impressive photo-op area , where Irina and I were keen to take lots of pics.

yescolours arch at decorex 2023
There was plenty of buzz at the Yescolours arch.
The Yescolours display of their popular shade Electric Blue.

Eco-paint brand Coat leaned into its minimalistic branding while showcasing its four new shades for autumn: Out of Office and Buon Fresco, both light white hues, and Miles from Monday is a mustard yellow that complements Medina Quarter, a burnt red shade.

The new shades for autumn: Out of Office and Buon Fresco, Miles from Monday, and Medina Quarter.
Coat colour display ties in with their minimalistic approach to paint.

Benjamin Moore collaborated with Samantha Todhunter Design to create a warm, cosy living room setting. The room felt impressive, with a yellow faux window frame around the stand. And the circus tent-style ceiling was a true statement feature.

Benjamin Moore's stand at Decorex
Benjamin Moore used six of their new shades to create this display.

We spotted so many cool launches at Decorex and to see Irina’s top picks, make sure to grab the December issue of Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine – out on 2 November 2023.

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