This time of year is always exciting in the interiors world as the fabric and wallpaper houses release their new collections. This coincides with London Design Week, so a couple of weeks ago I spent two days down at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour and the Kings Road looking at some of the gorgeous new designs.
What you immediately notice is how vibrant and alive the Design Centre is with colour and pattern. After a lot of years of various shades of grey being the backdrop, it was brilliant to see so many vivid colours taking centre stage. The greys that are around are much warmer, and more earthy. Pink is still a popular choice, but it’s moving into much more peachy shades with accents of rust and coral...but it’s definitely not terracotta! Haha!
Romo has the Japura collection in a stunning combination of colours, and when it's teamed with natural cane furniture and sisal flooring it has a gorgeous tropical feeling – relaxed but luxurious.
Elsewhere, in Osborne and Little, blue and greens were again teamed with blush and rust in a mixture of gorgeous textures to create this scene:
The key to both these looks is the mixture of textures to create interest.
My final stop is always one of my favourites – the recently remodelled Designers Guild showroom on the Kings Road. It’s a complete masterclass in retail design. It would be so easy for it to feel overwhelming walking into the store, after all, Designers Guild style is renowned for being a riot of colour and pattern, and it is, but it’s all laid out so beautifully that your eye leads you naturally from one area to the next. The lighting is great and the shelves are just full enough. Let me show you my favourite corners...
It was a such an inspiring visit, and I can't wait to visit again soon!