London Design Week 2015 – my thoughts
I had a fantastic day yesterday visiting London for Design Week 2015. It was a gorgeous spring day in London, and there were lots of attractive new collections to view. I had the pleasure of meeting textile designer Sheila Coombes whose work I have long admired, in the Brian Yates showroom and really enjoyed having a good look at her soon to be launched beautiful new collection. I am hoping to be able to offer this wonderful collection through Sweet Lime Interior Design soon. Have a look here for a taste of Sheila’s lovely fabrics
At the Osborne and Little showroom, their new Pasha collection of fabrics and wallpapers were on show. I have already received the fabric book, and may even be tempted to order the wallpaper book. What a gloriously eclectic and colourful mix, have a look at it here, I can’t wait to use it in a lucky client’s (or my own) home soon.
On to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour where I visited the Porta Romana showroom for the first time and was inspired by their offering of the most beautiful accessories and furniture, all lovingly crafted in the UK. I am always on the lookout for made in the UK products ant this company really are showing something new and different. Have a look at this beautiful light fitting, designed for them by Tord Boontje or this wonderful Mushroom mirror, hand crafted with an exquisite distressed gold leaf finish.
Time for a glass of champagne at the Colefax and Fowler showroom (someone has to do it) and a look at Jane Churchill’s new collection Atmosphere II – stunning; I also liked Romo’s new Saphira Prints collection for their soft and pretty colour palette and flower inspired designs.
Altogether an inspiring day out, and I hope you have enjoyed my brief overview, there was lots more on show, and I would recommend a visit to the Design Centre next time you are in London. It is open to the public, year round. If you would ever like me to accompany you on a visit to show you round and help you select fabrics, accessories etc. please do get in touch. We may even squeeze in a glass of champagne…