I’ve been hanging out today with Little D at London Design Week.
Chelsea Design Centre is an interior stylist’s dream. From exquisite handmade lamps, to fine textiles – all your interior needs are taken care of under one roof.
There’s a sense of calm here, a serene atmosphere which inspires creativity, and plenty of stylish designers going about their business. I often wonder what amazing homes they may be designing?
Keen to be part of the action, Little D and I popped in to join the Design Week buzz. (Don’t assume you need to be a professional designer with a trade account, anyone is welcome here.)
For Design Week, the Centre had been dressed exquisitely. A full-size weeping willow in blossom, hydrangeas and a sunflower giraffe. Spring, and a sense of seasonal renewal, is in the air – it’s time to dust away the cobwebs and freshen up my home’s interior.
First stop though, a lovely lunch at the Tatler pop-up restaurant – catered by award winning caterers Absolute Taste. What a treat….I had the most delicious lamb, kale and pomegranate salad, rounded off by a yummy gluten-free lemon and polenta cake. Then it was sleep time for Little D and time for me to hit the boutiques.
Keen to find some fabric for new curtains in our living room, I headed straight to Colefax and Fowler. I have used fabrics and wallpaper from C&F widely in my house – they have wonderful, stylish, patterns and textures, and also stock some of my other favorite brands like Larsen and Jane Churchill.
Next stop, Romo, which has the most amazing new lines, mixing fab neons, chevrons and nautical stripes with bold floral designs.
I left Design Week totally wanting to spruce up my entire house!
London Design Week takes place at the Chelsea Design Centre annually each Spring and is definitely worth a visit. The Design Centre itself is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm (closed at weekends).