Interior Inspiration from the Furniture Fair 2012

 I have spent a fantastic day at the furniture Fair at the NEC Birmingham. It’s designed for interior designers and other professionals to get together with current suppliers and manufacturers, to meet new suppliers  and it also showcases new talent. For me it’s a great way to catch up with latest trends and to see what 2012 has in store for the furniture industry.

 I think that if the hard reality of a depressing economy has taught me anything it’s that customers want quality above all else. Yes they are price sensitive but what they are spending money on is beautiful hand made furniture which is made to last rather than throw away pieces which are here today and in the skip by 2015. And if our furniture can come with green credentials and is made in the UK or Europe then so much the better.

Here’s my selection of favourite chairs from the Furniture fair 2012. Later in the week I’ll do another round up of ideas and the inspiration I have gleaned from the show.

Natural and bent wood chairs were a key trend at The Furniture Fair this year

Mixing fabrics and trims and adding patchwork was in evidence on many pieces of furniture

A great selection of modern chairs

I love these individual stools

I love the mix of fabrics used here

Another great mix of farics and leather

If you have a building project, interior or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for, then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973 843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.