Design Show Round-Up, October 2022

Our team have been busy scoping out the September and October design shows across the UK for the latest in interiors. Here is a round-up of the key things that have caught our eye at Decorex, Focus Design Week, Design London and Design Central.

Abstract Brights

Saturated colours, graphic patterns and unexpected colour combinations. This vibrant look is positive, energising and all about the layering of self-coloured texture and monochrome pattern.


It’s been a while since we’ve seen concrete featuring heavily but this year it was definitely back in a big way! From warm organic cracked textures, cool industrial surfaces, and chic polished effects, concrete featured heavily across all of the shows we visited.

Raisin, Burnt Orange, Mustard and Salmon

We saw this colour palette everywhere! All four sit beautifully together or were used in various combinations – the key to a strikingly contemporary look is the burnt orange. Punctuated with black accents, pale woods and warm metals.

Olive Green

One of our team’s favourites, this rich olive tone leans towards the gold side of the spectrum and was showcased in fabrics (particularly velvets), furnishings and wallcoverings. The strong, deep tone can be desaturated for a more subtle effect.

Spiced Organic

Pale, organic tones, natural materials and layers of surface texture were in the spotlight this year. Raw wood, clay, terracotta, hessian, basket weave and rough linen in a warm, spiced colour palette of nutmeg, turmeric and ginger.

We also noted the following trends which featured heavily at the shows – colourful countryside chintz, pixellated patterns, glittering metallic accent details, silk effect wallcoverings, a spectrum of blue hues, natural toned leather, rounded shapes in pattern and furniture, and warm polished metals.

The header image of this post is of the entrance to Design London, featuring a huge mural by Lois O’Hara. Take a look at our Lois O’Hara collection here.

Take a look at our trends for 2022 here. We’re launching new products in November, and our trends for 2023 in January. So, watch this space!