The Calico Club
Created by the people behind House & Garden, The Calico Club is a community for art, design and food devotees, alike. By becoming a member, you can enjoy considered, intelligent and lively events, promising thoughtful conversations, glimpses behind closed doors and plenty of opportunities to hone your eye and learn from the most talented creatives in the field. Dine with the very best interior designers, take gardening tips from the finest plantsmen and watch artists and craftspeople at work in their studios. February’s events include a talk with horticulturalist, gardener and writer Dan Pearson and a behind-the-scenes studio tour with potter Emma Bridgewater.
The Home Detox at Habitat
The high-street retailer has collaborated with Topology, Conservatory Archives and Anna Barnett to host a series of holistic and inspiring workshops. Spanning a specialist decluttering workshop, to a cookery session on stress-free hosting, the series kicks off with ‘Learn to live happy: interior designing a conscious home’.
Mad About The House
Journalist Kate Watson-Smythe’s latest book is full of interior design tips aimed at answering all of the questions you're too afraid to ask. Be sure to answer them yourself before starting any decorating scheme to avoid making expensive mistakes and, most importantly, create a home that works for you. The chapters cover everything from Walls, Floors, Ceilings and Windows to Furniture Layout, Lighting, and Fixtures & Fittings. A must-read.
SARAH.K Pop Up
We love a hand block-printed fabric, and SARAH.K is one of our go-tos for decorative napkins and pretty bedding. Visit her Chelsea Pop-Up between 26th and 27th February, for a full range of bedlinen, home accessories and handmade dishware. There'll also be some sample pieces and end-of-line items available, as well as new stock from across the brand.
Rita Konig’s Ultimate Guide to Interior Design
Acclaimed interior designer Rita Konig has launched her first-ever online masterclass, giving unique insight into her process in a series of beautifully curated, easy to watch lessons. Filmed in collaboration with Create Academy across a number of locations, suppliers and properties, Rita breaks down her main tips and techniques, covering everything from sourcing furniture to mixing fabrics and colour.
London Design Week
London Design Week is coming up next month, but it’s worth booking your tickets now. From the 8th to the 13th March, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour will play host to the world’s top designers and tastemakers for tours, expert talks, specialist workshops and demonstrations. Guests will be able to explore the SS20 interior trends across 600 internationally recognised brands, while this year’s theme - ‘Masters of Design’ - will showcase what it takes to be the best of the best. Events include the launch of a new wallpaper collection from Andrew Martin, Bill Amberg’s digitally printed leather collaboration with Moore & Giles, and iconic lighting and furniture brand Porto Romana’s talk on upcycling.
Ralph Lauren x Burleigh Pottery
This collaboration combines the best of American design, with the traditions of hand-crafted English pottery, to create a one-of-a-kind collection, celebrating generations of artistry, unrivalled quality and modern style. Each pattern draws inspiration from around the world, re-imagined and remixed in the signature Ralph Lauren style.
Your Antique Sourcing Studio
Samantha and Tamara specialise in sourcing antique and vintage art, furniture and accessories for the hospitality industry, as well as interior designers and private clients. As more people find themselves concerned with sustainability and longevity - not only in the materials that they use but in furniture and décor, too - the pair aim to source vintage and antique pieces that tick alll the right boxes.
Emerging painter Venetia Berry’s capsule vase collection reflects the artist’s signature dream-like nude figures. Her elegant, curvy illustrations are abstract - yet evocative - of the female form, bringing a pure aesthetic to a simple design.