Decorex Cape Town

Decorex Cape Town decor


Four local kitchen designers have been tasked with incorporating the ‘Simplicity in Design’ theme while creating a user-friendly space for the home at this year’s Decorex Cape Town Franke Kitchen Design Project running from 27 to 30 April.

This popular kitchen feature – endorsed by The Kitchen Specialists Association (KSA) – will see leading Western Cape kitchen designers; Hollywood Kitchens, Unique Kitchens and Gardner Interior Concepts, crafting aspirational kitchen models using quality products supplied by Franke SA.

“It’s always exciting to see what interesting designs emanate from the Western Cape,” said Franke SA’s National Sales Manager, Clinton Soutter. “After months of preparation, they are given prime space to interpret this year’s hottest trends, maximising on the area provided with a functional, yet enchanting kitchen feature.”

Besides centring the installation around the ‘Simplicity in Design’ theme with the inclusion of the latest Franke products, each designer is given creative space to craft an eye-catching yet practical kitchen which will be critically judged by representatives from both Franke SA and KSA on various criteria. These include overall appeal, utilisation of space, kitchen flow, user-friendliness and quality of materials used. Once the final decision has been made, the winner will be awarded an incredible R10 000 worth of Franke SA products as well as invaluable ongoing support following the event.

“There are so many exciting developments in design and products within the kitchen industry and it is always interesting to see how these are incorporated by various experts in the field,” said Stephanie Forbes, National Manager of KSA. “The kitchen is central to every home which is why Franke Kitchen Design Project is such an integral feature of the Decorex SA events. It’s always a privilege to be involved in this feature which brings so many of our KSA members together for meaningful exchange.”

After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response to the 2015 Decorex Joburg exhibition, Unique Kitchens – one of the leading manufacturers of kitchen products in the Western Cape – is excited to be participating in the 2017 Franke Kitchen Design Project. Although the Brackenfell-based organisation is not giving away any details about this year’s design, Unique Kitchens will certainly be incorporating the in-demand ‘duco finish’ into their kitchen stand.

And building on a very successful exhibition and feature stand at last year’s contest is Cape Town-based Gardner Interior Concepts and its highly skilled team of craftsman.

“We’re seeing a lot of monochromatic tones in colour choices with much more focus being placed on contrasting textures and materials,” said Steven Turton of Gardner Interior Concepts, commenting on kitchen trends coming through. “Earthy hues blended with high-impact colours are showcased with decorative items that can be easily, and cost-effectively, updated. Natural grain timber and various grain-effected finishes are also being incorporated into feature areas. And the shaker-style door and slab drawer combination, which are still predominantly paired with a painted finish, are now trending towards a more modern style that sees thinner worktops and handle-less entry.”

Turton said the ‘Simplicity in Design’ theme will be brought to life with a modern rendition of classical style. “By incorporating a blend of European trends and local craftsmanship, we’ll be focusing on clean lines, timeless doors and the warm grain timber accents. Our goal is to provide an interactive environment which is inviting to the senses.”

Immerse yourself in these tasteful kitchen creations while viewing the country’s best range of décor and design offerings at Decorex Cape Town – co-sponsored by Plascon and Caesarstone – from the 27th to 30th April. Tickets are sold through and at the door.

Decorex Cape Town decor

Decorex Cape Town event

Decorex Cape Town details

Decorex Cape Town: 27 – 30 April 2017

Time: 10am – 6pm daily

Ticket prices: Adults: R95, Pensioners: R85, Children under 12: R20

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre


I am giving two readers a chance to win two tickets (each) to the Decorex Cape Town event. To enter, all you have to do is enter a comment below telling me why you’d like to attend.

Terms and Conditions

The winner will be chosen randomly. The competition is open to Capetonians and will run from 25 April 2017 – 27 April 2017. The winners will be announced on Thursday evening, 27 April 2017. The winners will be announced on social media and will be contacted via email on this stated date. The Authentic Girl reserves the right to disqualify a winner if he/she does not respond to the email within a day of selection and will randomly select a replacement winner from the competition entries. Once the winner is chosen, the decision is final.

Good luck lovelies!

Love and light,


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7 Discussion to this post

  1. emlyn says:

    to get brilliant tips on home decor!

  2. Rene Brown says:

    We are presently busy with home renovations and would welcome new ideas and advice…Decorex Cape Town will definitely have all the answers and inspiration!

  3. René Jacobs says:

    We are starting renovations soon. Why not start by having some awesome ideas. And where better than to get these ideas from the experts.

  4. Caren Visser says:

    It is like walking in a decor palice and I’m the decor queen

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