From April 30 to May 8 houseware and accessories exhibition Grand Designs Live will showcase the latest home products and décor trends at the Excel Center in London. Members of the public unable to attend can follow the event on the internet via social networks such as Facebook and twitter.

Grand Designs Live combines everyday home products with the latest cutting-edge household technologies.  Now in its seventh year, the event is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors from both the public and professional sectors.

Highlights at this year's show include innovative home appliances on display in the House of the Future exhibition and the latest shower and bath trends will be exhibited in a specialist Grand Bathrooms Showcase.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online via the Grand Designs Live website at, or upon entrance to the show - prices vary from £11 (€12.37) to £70 (€78.73) for a VIP experience; note that the show will not be open on May 2 due to a bank holiday in the United Kingdom.

Those not able to attend can follow the event live via Twitter (@GDLive_2011) or follow news from the event via the Grand Designs Live Facebook page (

Later in May the 23rd International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York will bring exhibitors from over 40 countries and around 23,000 attendees together to showcase and experience the latest trends in home furnishings.

More information about ICFF  can be found via the official website at: