Paige Waplington, Redesign Interiors owner, is set to bring bright, bold and beautiful colour to this year’s Designer Spotlight feature at Decorex Durban.

Recently appointed CEO of the African Institute of Interior Design (IID), Paige took a moment out of her increasingly busy schedule to chat about her work, trends and what she’s creating for Decorex SA.

How did you get started in the world of interior design?

I studied Interior Design at Durban University of Technology and received my degree in 2010. Once I’d finished studying, I started my own business – Redesign Interiors. I just couldn’t wait to put my stamp on the design world.

What projects are you currently working on?

We recently designed a hotel in Rwanda which is being completed this year. Very exciting! For 2018 we have some fun new spaces to look forward to – restaurants, shopping centres, fun corporate spaces and residential homes.

For Decorex Durban 2018, what space will you feature and why?

We are not doing a room in particular but rather a space filled with roomy things – reminiscent of a hotel room.

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We want to design some eclectic pieces and put them together in an interesting way. If you want to find out more, you will have to come check it out at the show.

What are your preferred 2018 trends?

I am so thrilled to see bright colours coming through in the new trends.

Colour is so versatile and creates such amazing spaces if used right. We can even create an elegant sophisticated room while using psychedelic colours. I am excited to see what avenues it opens for us as our clients become less afraid of colour.

I am also seeing a trend for designs to be unique and interesting. People don’t want to have the same thing you can buy in shops – they want something that tells a story about them and this is definitely something that will be portrayed at our stand.

I feel like 2018 trends are talking directly to me.

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Which of these trends can visitors expect to see in your feature?

Definitely colour – bright bold and beautiful – and unique pieces, done in unique ways. I cannot wait to show you all.

How will you bring the Decorex #rhythmoflife theme into your feature?

Our stand is going to incorporate a rhythm of design… but I can’t say more than that.

Get to this year’s Decorex Durban, sponsored by Kansai Plascon, to meet Paige and the Redesign Interiors team and view the vibrantly inspirational Designer Spotlight feature they’ve created. Don’t miss out on this or any of the other exciting décor, design and lifestyle features on offer.

Decorex Durban takes place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March.

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