Welcome to the Design Emporium.
It’s been exciting times here at The Design Emporium with the imminent launch, and I’m so thrilled to be bringing our passion to you. Welcome to our new blog, I do hope that you’ll love it as much as I do and please feel free to comment – I am always interested in what thrills you and stokes the fires for your design passion!
So we’ll kick off with a witty quote that was displayed at the entrance to this year’s Decorex trade show, by Mark Twain.
“20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
This couldn’t be more true for all areas of our lives, but none more so than for your home. I feel that your home is a place that should not be restricted by what you think you should buy for pure functionality’s sake; it should reflect your personality, the way you live your life, your passions and your ultimate dreams. We only have this one life, so when that perfect item finds you oh so unexpectedly, savour the warmth of the glow of finding it, and feel the rush of expectation of the potential happiness it will bring to you and its surroundings.
One of my favourite finds from Decorex is this gorgeous custom display coffee table, in a gilt finish, by Hatfields. The butterfly display is from one of their client’s own collections, but I love this idea of displaying something that is meaningful or precious to you.
What would you choose to display?