Design Emporium: Lush Interior Decorations in Zamalek
4, Omarat El Yemeni St.
Tanya El Kashef
Located on the third floor of the Gezirah House, just across from Urban Toddlers nursery, Design Emporium is essentially an agency for international design brands and stocks a significant range of wallpapers, fabrics and trimmings, as well as some lighting and furniture options. From their long list of international brands, the company provides to roughly forty distributors around the country.
The old building and high ceilings are the ideal set up for their services. Vibrant pink and yellow adorn the walls and hung-up fabric samples decorate the spaces, creating an atmosphere that is warm and equally lush. The old French music playing in the background certainly added to the whole ambiance.
With brands such as Ralph Lauren, Designer’s Guild and Nina Campbell, as well as many more, there is an endless choice of fabrics in terms of colours and patterns. Floral, geometric, modern and classic designs come in bright colours, plain and neutral hues. The prices can definitely lean towards the higher side, considering the available brands; fabric weaves can start at 150LE per metre and go all the way up to 3000LE per metre.
Design Emporium also stocks trimmings for sofas, curtains and pillows that come in the form of tassels and borders. A particularly special service comes via the Bery designs, which are customised hand-painted silk carpets and curtains.