I was very excited to attend London Design Week 2016, a beautiful interior design event held in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
The Design Centre itself is a paradise for designers; hundreds of showrooms from the most prestigious ( Armani, Zoffany, Lizzo and so on). Whatever your style – traditional, modern or other – there is a showroom for you.
As you may or may not know I am shamelessly keen on bright bold colour, so it was great to see so many wallpapers, curtains and furniture beautifully bright! It was very inspiring to see mixes of colours on some wallpapers, fabrics and so on. Some brands, like Arte had subtle inflections of brown, gold and white while others like Fox Linton had a startling but fun mix of very bold oranges and greens.
Patterns will play an important role over the next season. Please do not worry though, the new patterns are not heavily ornamented like those of the 1980’s. The patterns I saw at London Design week are either geometrical figure or animal/nature figures (adorable). Very easy to match.
If you are someone who feels more comfortable with neutral colours there are plenty of choices at the Design Centre. For instance Zoffany provides several wallpapers and paint and soft furniture in neutral colours. The same company sells armchairs, cushions in gentle but bright colours that will mix easily with neutral colours and the animal pattern will make the home environment cosier and more cheerful.
I was fascinated by the chandeliers of Wired, an American company that supplies original modern lamps. One with raw crystals and metal really took my fancy.
Porta Romana also has a wide range of lamps and lampshade in warm colours that will help to create a relaxing but warm living room.
Interior Supply provide sales furniture of brands based abroad mainly from Italy (Fendi, Poltrona Frau and so on). All the furniture is modern, straight line and creative like some of the beautiful metal bookcases I saw there.
Giorgetti has more curvy furniture like the wooden armchair in my photo here.
If you happen to be in London I would suggest you pop into the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour, such a wonderful location for interior design inspiration!
P.S If you’d like to see more pics I took from the event head to my Pinterest and leave a comment here!