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  1. Sleep & Eat – The Seasonal Inspiration Exposition

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    London’s Exclusive Interior Design Exhibition

    To get inspiration for the coming year our team went down to London for the incredible exhibition of world’s best interior designers, suppliers and manufacturers – Sleep and Eat.

    Sleep and Eat event is targeted at the whole commercial and domestic interior design industry. It offers an incredible array of displays and exhibitions aiming not only to showcase products, but also coming trends and concepts. For us at Versital it offered a great opportunity to meet many of our clients, associates and to celebrate the industry we work in. We kept our eyes open, and scanned for current and upcoming trends to provide our customers with the most up to date products.

    Sleep and Eat Event

    Marble is a Major Trend

    One of the most striking findings at the Sleep and Eat exhibition was how popular marble is becoming. It has moved way past the bathroom and shower panels, and is introduced into more and more in spaces like bedrooms and living rooms. Many interior designers used it to compliment soft colours and furnishings to create a calming, modern designs that have a really soothing ambience.

    Back Lit marble panel

    Marble seems to also be a hit in the hospitality sector, with many people specifying it for bar and table tops. As we spoke to many of the designers and specifiers, they said that they often turn to marble alternatives (out of which many chose Versital) in order to accomplish the same visual result but increase the lifespan. We were also very proud to find that Knightsbridge Furniture had a stand featuring one of our marble finish table tops in ‘Perlato’. The table top was matched with interesting modern base and surrounded by navy blue carpets and an interesting, contemporary furniture that created a really nice result.

    Table top in Perlato

    Many designers seem to also move away from the classic white marble and towards more strong and striking colours like blue, green or mustard. Because of that, right after our team brought in the inspirational pictures from the show, our engineers begun to experiment with our colour palette to cater to that new, growing trend.bathroom freestanding sink at sleep and eat

    Rich Blue is Taking Over

    As if everyone had pre-arranged it, many stands featured deep midnight blue as their key colour. Those that did not feature blue, normally opted for deep shades of green or soft grey. Strong colours interestingly complimented the softer, and rounder silhouettes and textures of many items.

    navy blue geometric sofa

    The whole show featured an incredible amount of curved lines, featured mainly on very popular top mounted basins, sofas, chairs and table tops. To contrast the soft lines of the fixtures many designers used geometric or heavy printed wall paper, or decorative elements like vases and bowls that worked together very well.

    lights and blue sofa

    Metal is Slowly Creeping In

    Although it was not as pronounced as the blue – metal elements seem to have risen high in the world of interior design. Many stands featured furniture which was embellished with metal accents of rose and plain gold.

    Marble table with metal banding

    The designers matched it with either deep colours like brown, burgundy or midnight blue or with a soft wood and off-white porcelain and ceramics. It is very clear that metal accents are on the rise and many trend report suggest that in couple of years they will play a major role for designers and customers alike.

    Back to Nature

    Alongside the recently rising sustainability trend generally visible in retail, interior design sees a rise of natural greenery and plants. Many exhibitions proudly featured flowers or green walls that seamlessly blended with the striking colours and soft shapes.

    hanging greenery baskets with metal accents at sleep and eat

    Many designers contrasted greenery with metal accents polished to a mirror finish.  As a company deeply committed to sustainable development, our team marvelled at some of the set-up rooms created by England’s most renowned designers. Furthermore we saw that many of the greenery stands involved marble elements, creating a really striking effect.

    Inspiration Gallery

    For more information on our marble finish bar tops, table tops, vanity tops or other products take a look at information guide. If you would like advice, samples or wish to place an order, please call us on 01204380780, or email us at sales@versital.co.uk.

  2. Create the Perfect Luxury Bathroom In Your Own Home

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    With attention to detail and planning, a luxury bathroom can be created in any home. Luxury bathrooms are all about creating a space where you can relax at the end of a stressful day, as well as get ready with ease on busy weekday mornings.

    Luxury Bathroom Ideas

    Bathroom Furniture

    Bathroom furniture in wood or white gloss finishes has a timeless appeal. Bespoke solutions make the best use of available space. Or you can choose off the shelf solutions from the likes of ‘Mereway’ bathrooms.

    Bathroom Fittings

    For the ideal showering solution opt for a shower system that includes a large fixed shower head, with a refreshing rainfall style effect, as well as a shower handset for easier rinsing and cleaning.

    Walk in showers are ideal for creating a sleek bathroom. For a neat, minimal finish install a shower tray in the same finish as the floor. Versital offer bespoke shower trays and floor slabs in matching finishes to the shower trays.

    Beautiful luxury bathroom with a striking feature shower area using a made to measure shower tray in grey sparkle

    Luxury Materials

    Luxurious materials are essential. It’s definitely worth investing in materials such as stone and solid wood to add a smart, sophisticated look. Choose solid surfaces such as Versital for the look of marble and stone, but that are 100% waterproof and require no treating.

    Lighting

    Lighting makes a massive difference. Dimmer switches allow you to alter the ambiance of the bathroom.

    Luxury bathroom design in silver and black sparkle

    Key Design Points for a Successful Luxury Bathroom

    • Invest in luxury materials that will stand the test of time.
    • If you have the space, install a separate bath and shower enclosure
    • Prioritise comfort and functionality.
    • Research and decide on the look you want. Look at our website and even hotel websites, as bathrooms in boutique hotels are a great source of inspiration.

    Expert Opinions

    Are luxury bathrooms really worth the effort? These two experts to share their thoughts.

    The Interior Designer

    A couple of years ago people were happy with a standard clean-lined bathroom with a nice feature wall. Now the request for more luxurious fittings and fixtures, as well as luxury materials has never been greater. More people realise the bathroom isn’t just a functional room, it’s a space to unwind and ease the tensions of the day.

    Susan Quirke, Quirke McNamara Consultancy.

    The Estate Agent

    Bathrooms definitely help sell houses. A bathroom with a spa or hotel feel gives homes the wow-factor and help them stand out from the crowd.
    Buyers are put off by old bathrooms as they don’t want the hassle, fuss and expense of having to redo a bathroom once they move in. A high end bathroom leads viewers to believe that the rest of the house will be to the same standard too.

    Hilary Fielding, Hilary’s Estate Agents.

    For more advise on materials and bathroom designers to create a luxury bathroom using Versital surfaces, please call Versital on 01204380780. Or follow us on Facebook for the latest bathroom installations and design ideas.