Decorex 2018: Indulgent bathroom trends

Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle extravaganza, Decorex Cape Town, is back again at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April – 1 May.


This year, it will feature an extensive line-up of new innovative installations and one of them is the ISCA Bath Trend. This feature will see three young and trendy design influencers share their talent with a focus on on-trend bathrooms.


Decorex SA Portfolio Director, Sian Cullingworth explained how this innovative feature will offer visitors great insights into playing around with inspiring bathroom designs. “The ISCA Bathroom Trends Project will give designers the opportunity to transform simple, domestic bathrooms into a multi-functional space using the latest furniture, accessories, and fixtures available.”


The focus will be on two on-trend bathroom settings. The first will be curated by winners of the fourth season of SABC 3 Win-a-Home competition, Abiah ‘Abiahsuperstar’ Mahlase and Bradley Muttitt, while renowned Lovilee blogger, Karen Kelly AKA KaRi, will be taking on the second bathroom setting.


Abiah and Brad will show how easy it is to bring local and international trends into the home. “Design, to me, means daring to be different while thinking of solutions to make everything more beautiful, and I’m excited to share that with South Africa and the world as an ISCA influencer,” said Abiah, whose career started as a set stylist, working with iconic South Africans such as Hugh Masekela and Terry Pheto. The duo will bring the ‘Indulged’ bathroom trend to life with a focus on modern luxury exuding a touch of extravagance through various elements.


Multi-award-winning South African LOVILEE blogger, KaRi, has a penchant for DIY and hand-crafted projects. Starting out in the corporate world, KaRi eventually found her creative outlet in 2010 when she started her blog which continues to inspire others with useful lifestyle suggestions. KaRi has been tasked with creating a ‘Grounded’ bathroom setting which incorporates natural elements using raw and refined materials. This will include earthier tones and textures that are introduced in an authentic way, remaining close to the material’s natural form. The ‘grounded’ trend translates into a much more relaxed, sociable environment with indoor gardens and an elegant utilitarian design.


The industry is shifting towards sustainable technology especially with regards to the water-scarce Western Cape. Visitors can look forward to learning about ISCA’s water-saving products.

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