London Design Week
Further to the latest UK government guidelines, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour has moved the dates of London Design Week to 16th-21st May 2021, but you can still book tickets this month. This year, the event will offer a hybrid programme – a mix between in-person visits and online seminars. Specialist teams across 120 showrooms will be on hand to advise on projects, share their product knowledge and discuss bespoke options, all within individual showrooms that can more easily adhere to social distancing. Alongside the physical event, a virtual programme will include a stellar line-up of online talks, masterclasses and business-focused sessions.
Andrew Dominic Furniture
Husband and wife duo Andrew and Susie recently relocated from South Africa to rural Devon, where Andrew grew up. Producing both signature furniture collections and custom commissions for renowned interior designers, architects and private clients across the globe, each of Andrew’s pieces is handcrafted using age-old methods and time-honoured skills. Plus, he’s close to creating a zero-carbon footprint at his workshops.
Soho House x Leaf Envy
Soho Home and Leaf Envy have teamed up to create a new collection of houseplants and handcrafted pots. Inspired by the plants found in the various Soho Houses across the globe, the edit features six plants which range in style and proportion. Think of it as an extension of the Soho Home interiors range, with foliage available to suit every space in the home.
Robin Myerscough Studio x Lascombe Hill
This exciting collaboration brings together the very best in colourful and decorative furniture. Taking inspiration from Georgian faux designs and high-quality antique pieces, each mirror, table, footstool and chair is handmade to order by gifted craftsmen. Think of it as classic design with a contemporary twist.
In addition to her joyful fashion designs, Gül Hürgel has now launched a new collection of exquisitely embroidered linen placemats and napkins. The 'Haus' Collection includes a set of delicately embroidered designs which come in four pastel colourways, complete with scallop edges. Perfect for a spring tablescape.
The White Company Hemp Collection
As part of its new sustainable fabrics range, The White Company’s Kara Hemp bedlinen collection has caught our eye this month. Using European Hemp spun into beautifully fine-but-strong fibres and blended with superior Belgian and French Linen, the result is a luxuriously soft fabric with the perfect weight and drape. Finished with The White Company’s meticulous attention to detail, it comes complete with a vintage-inspired ruffled Oxford border.
Amy Kent x Rapture & Wright
Known for their beautiful handprinted fabrics and wallpapers, Rapture & Wright rarely chooses to collaborate with external names. But when the company was approached by Amy Kent rugs, it couldn’t resist. With a shared philosophy regarding design, production and sustainability, this collection represents the best of both brands, through delicate, intricately woven patterns.
Created by Sophie Cauldfeild, Feild creates modern ceramic tiles using traditional artisan techniques. A lover of colour, natural form and unconventional pattern, Sophie makes her products in small batches, all of which are handmade and painted to order.
Ikea Buy Back Scheme
Today, contributing to a healthier planet is one of IKEA’s key priorities, with the aim that all of its products will be made from recycled or regenerative materials by 2030. To help you give your IKEA product a second life and to take part in the initiative, you can arrange to have your item assessed and then, once approved, drop if off at your nearest store in exchange for a credit voucher.
Sophie Paterson on YouTube
Interior designer Sophie Paterson has launched a new YouTube series to take you behind the scenes on her different projects. The first one shows you the children’s bedrooms, principle bedroom, bathroom and dressing room in a beautiful London townhouse. As well as giving you an exclusive look at this recently completed project, Sophie also shares some of her top design tips to help you get the most out of your own home.
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Heritage By Dulux
Building on 90 years of expertise and innovation, Dulux has just launched its new Heritage by Dulux range – a curated collection of 112 luxurious colours, which aims to combine the finest hues from decorating history with the most stylish contemporary tones, bringing together a truly versatile selection. Strong or subtle, the colours all have one thing in common – timeless appeal. Whether you want your space to feel light and airy or dark and dramatic, there are plenty of colour combinations to choose from.
Juliet Traver’s 'Essentials'
A medley of stars and stripes, dots and spots, herringbone and tweed, ‘Essentials’ is the first new collection from Juliet Travers and her eponymous brand in two years. Complete with mellow yellows, soft greys, teal greens and pretty coral pinks, the collection is all about layering colours, patterns and textures for a look that feels both homely, yet modern.
Susie Atkinson Fabrics
Acclaimed interior designer Susie Atkinson has launched a new range of textiles in fresh clean colours, all of which are perfect for spring. Made from a linen/cotton mix, the fabrics are both handcrafted and handwoven – we love the Chequerboard design but there’s also Stripe, Ticking and Plains waves to choose from.
Kelly Wearstler x Farrow & Ball
The California Collection from paint experts Farrow & Ball features a palette of eight fresh, sun-soaked hues, and has been created by American designer Kelly Wearstler. The new partnership represents the first for F&B created by an outside designer since 1946, and will launch during the brand’s 75th year of business. All the hues can be used alone or in conjunction with the wider range, too.
Issy Granger Candlesticks
We’ve long been fans of Issy Granger’s glass candlesticks, and so we’re thrilled to see she’s introduced some new additions. The new Pharaoh design comes in two variations – green/pink/green and pink/green/pink, while the Buto style comes in both pink and green. Finally, the popular Ombo candlestick will also be available in two new colours – green and a beautiful amber.
Pink House by Rebecca Cole
Textile designer Rebecca Cole's collection Pink House consists of bespoke woven borders, embroidered borders, handprinted borders and wallpaper. The hand block printed designs are printed on antique French linen, and come in a range soft colours, too. For something more statement, there are also boldly coloured woven borders available, which have been created by specialist weavers in Nigeria.