Design Week 2020
When the interior design world descends on London!
Every Spring and Autumn interior designers, architects, curtain makers, upholsterers, retailers and ancillary professionals descent upon London for Design Week.
All the major design houses launch collections and fling open their doors to welcome trade and public alike. Design Centre Cheslea Harbour (DCCH) has numerous showrooms all under the same roof and so successful has it been that showrooms now spill into the Chambers adjacent to it.
No trip to Design Week would be complete without a visit to Kings Road Chelsea where you can find showrooms for Little Greene Wallpapers & Paint, William Yeoward (absolutely stunning furniture and superb eye for design).
Of course, I always make a bee-line for my favourites – Designers Guild & Osborne & Little, diagonally opposite one another.
It’s a feast of inspiration, colour, networking, and soaking in creativity.
Designers Guild are celebrating their 50th birthday this year (a bit like me…ahem!) and they never disappoint. Colour is always at the forefront of Tricia Guild’s ethos in design, and the showroom on Kings Road never disappoints. Their flagship store provides a complete lifestyle with bed & bath, accessories for the home, furniture, fabric, wallpaper and paint. As a DG stockist, I can obtain many of these items for you and supply fabric, wallpaper, paint, rugs, furniture. I love to use DG fabrics and wallpapers where I can, and their furniture is supremely comfy too!
“Grandiflora Rose”, New Earth Tones paint, “Tarazona” & “Eriska” all showcased at this spring’s launch. If you would like to view the Spring collections, please get in touch.
Osborne & Little, diagonally opposite Designers Guild on the Kings Road, present a number of collections this spring:
Mouflon – a collection of luxurious dual-purpose wools which include mohair and alpaca…Oh so tactile!
Gloriana – a collection of glamorous geometric velvets in vibrant colourings such as lime, terracotta, teal and multi-coloured combinations.
Mansfield Park Fabric and Wallpapers – a fabric collection of decorative prints, velvets and embroideries offers a modern take on the quintessential English country house, its gardens and surrounding countryside, whilst the wallpaper includes two mural designs as well.
They also distribute collections for Nina Campbell, Matthew Williamson, & Lorca
Returning to Chelsea Harbour, and you are in the temple of design. There are many showrooms under the three glass domes and more in Chelsea Harbour Chambers including GP&J Baker, and Lincrusta….yes, look at that wall effect! It’s fabric!
Andrew Martin have their main store in Walton Street where you can see a huge variety of furniture, fabric, accessories, lighting and, well they just have GORGEOUS things! Their trade showroom in Chelsea Harbour is dominated by a huge screen showcasing all their new collections and this spring the launch of their new paint range, Hindu Kush fabrics and Scholar wallcoverings…I can’t wait to use them! I have the Hindu Kush pattern book so it is available to view without a trip to London.
Andrew Martin images courtesy of Andrew Martin International.
Hopefully this may have inspired you a little! If you would like to talk to me about any of the collections or companies mentioned, samples of any items above, or information on any new collections launched at Design Week, please get in touch!