It’s Spring and an interior designer’s thoughts turn to London Design Week, and that’s where I was last Monday. A beautiful day in London and the prospect of exploring all the showrooms for the latest looks in fabrics lay ahead, well I wasn’t disappointed.
My first visit was to Designers Guild in the Kings Road where spring had sprung with a stunning new design called Kimono Blossom, with bluebirds perching in magnolia tree branches and dragonflies drifting around flower strewn backgrounds. This was a great example of a key new look – romantic patterns and bright, sweet colours of lime, lilac, pink and blue – lovely!
Then on to Osborne and Little where another key look – stripes were very much in evidence in their new Samoa and Talara ranges. Both ranges contrast bold stripes with strong patterns for a look that’s far from bland. I particularly liked the the Talara range which had a beautiful paisley design and lovely blue, pink and purple colours.
After lunch and a reviving glass of prosecco, it was a ride in one of the courtesy Range Rovers (yes, I was working!) to Chelsea Harbour Design Centre and another key look for Spring and Summer – Global Chic. Also very much in evidence in the fashion world too. Brian Yates had launched a new set of fabrics which included crushed linens that looked like they had travelled the world several times and Kelim inspired fabrics designed by Sheila Coombes.