A long weekend browsing a stylish trade show in Sydney is every designer’s dream and this year’s Life In Style Trade Show didn’t disappoint. The show, (held February 18 to 21), features emerging styles and trends with a cool, funky feel.

One of the key points of difference for this trade show is that it focuses on startups debuting new brands, giving Life In Style a modern edge. This year, attention was also given to up and coming Kids’ ranges, featuring not only quality throws and cushions throughout the house, but presenting a sub trade event labelled Kids In Style. With its fresh outlook, emphasis on quality brands like Bianca Lorenne and showcasing a range of quality homewares for stylish little ones, the show is a perfect fit for our Home Productions team.

Highlights in this year’s offering included Little Dog Laughed, which presented toy cats, rabbits and elephants hand knitted by women from hailing from small Chinese Villages. The brand also sell beautifully knitted kids blankets that make the perfect centrepiece for any kids room.

Once Was Lost was also a standout, exhibiting a range of ethically produced exquisitely crafted scarves hand made in Ethiopia. And quality homewares brand and Home Productions favourite  Bianca Lorenne displayed their new Winter Collection which is rich with lush textured throws, blends of muted tones and linens, and strikingly patterned cushions.

For the fashion forward interior or home designer, these brands are a must coming into the new season.