Interior Designer Delights, delving into Top Drawer 2018!

First Interior Designer Trade Exhibition of the year…


And so……….2018 has begun and already promises to be a busy and hopefully prosperous year for us Interior Designer entrepreneurs!  With the ringing in of the New Year comes a new calendar full of Interior Design shows and expos. These shows are a perfect hunting ground to provide Interior Designers with the new products and trends for the new season!  The first of these shows for the year being Top Drawer London. This ran from 14th-16th of January at Olympia Grand in Kensington.


There were thousands of fabulous, original home-ware and accessories for Interior Designers to take a look at!  It was an interior designer’s heaven!  The phrase ‘’like a child in a sweet shop’’ sprang to mind.  The only downside of the day was not having enough time to squeeze in all of the quirky and exclusive new product selections that were available.


Here’s a summary of some of my favourite suppliers and their products from my day at Top Drawer:


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Top Drawer | exhibitor Carola van Dyke

Carola Van Dyke Cushions



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Top Drawer | exhibitor Chive

Chive Sea Coral decorative items.

Really loved their wall display and thought this would be fabulous as a wall art installation



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An interesting take on industrial lighting

Light & Living


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Always a fan of the colours and wool accessories produced by Moon

Bronte by Moon


I thoroughly enjoyed my day at Top Drawer 2018 and really recommend it to all Interior Designers or design enthusiasts if you are looking for a bit of inspiration.




Following the huge amount of positive feedback from fellow Interior Designers from the last year’s Trello Workshop, we decided to hold a further Trello workshop this year!  This will be taking place on Friday 2nd February.  We still have a limited number of seats left for the workshop, so please get in touch ASAP in order to secure your place!


The Trello Workshop is led by Francesca Geens, owner of Digital Dragonfly (an expert in productivity consultancy) and Metier Rendezvous founder Siobhan Casey.  Trello is the ultimate software tool to take control of your To Do lists. This also is ideal for helping Interior Designer’s to organise their busy life both at work and at home!  Furthermore, this productivity-focused workshop is specifically designed to help Interior Designers think about how to best manage their design projects. Most importantly, this easy and free software Trello will help you with your seemingly never-ending workload.


* * Your chance to win a

Wicked Weekend Special offer !! * *

Are you are keen on grabbing a seat on this fantastic workshop, specifically designed to help Interior Designers get on top of their workload and help them free up their time? We will offer you a special Fabulous Friday discount….I promise…it really will be a good one.


All you need to do is LIKE our Metier Rendezvous Facebook Page and comment on our Facebook page about why you love being an Interior Designer and can’t imagine doing anything else. 


One lucky Winner chosen at random, will win a fantastic discount of 25% off the workshop ticket!


Fabulous Friday Special Offer Rules & Guidelines:

You are providing your information to Metier Rendezvous and not Facebook. You must be aged over 20 to be applicable for this offer. Entrants must be based in the UK. Closing date for all entries is midnight on Thursday 25 January 2018.


  • One Winner will be selected at random on Friday 26 January 2018 and notified by Facebook message.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed by or associated with Facebook or Twitter.
  • The prize of the discounted workshop is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.
  • Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification that they’ve won. If we do not hear back from you, we reserve the right to choose another winner.



Finally, in case you were wondering what Metier Rendezvous is all about….

Most of you will already know that Metier Rendezvous is an informal support network for Interior Designers – born from the belief that shared knowledge and experience creates a stronger position in the industry.  At Metier Rendezvous, we pride ourselves on offering all of our members a positive, sharing and proactive atmosphere. We facilitate an environment where designers are encouraged to support one another. Group culture and spirit is important to us, so we like to make sure that all of our Metier Members are happy with our offering.

The Metier Membership programme offers day-to-day support via a private Slack forum.  This is reinforced at regular brunch events throughout the year, where we share our experiences with other Designers face-to-face and hear talks from expert speakers within the industry.  We offer various affordable membership packages based on the differing needs of our members.


 If you are interested in becoming a Metier Member, please do get in touch and we will contact you to arrange a friendly informal discussion of how being a member of Metier Rendezvous can help you!


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