Curio by Vanderohe
Each piece of Curio glassware is personally designed by Olivia Thorpe – the founder of skincare and beauty brand Vanderohe – and handblown in the UK. This specialist technique allows the glass to move freely and organically, mirroring the natural elements that inspire each design. We love the pretty sorbet shades, as well as the mottled styles which will help reflect light around a room.
Annie Sloan Wall Paints
Later this month, fine artist and colour expert Annie Sloan will launch her first collection of water-based emulsion wall paints. Known for her popular Chalk Paint furniture colours, her new collection includes 32 colours, featuring 16 favourites from the Chalk Paint range plus 16 new shades to complement the existing palette. British made, each shade offers depth and clarity of colour, plus they’re mostly odour-free and have minimal volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Iconic American design house Schumacher has opened the doors to its first UK showroom at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Always ahead of the curve, Schumacher was a pioneer of luxury textiles in America and the first brand to partner with some of biggest names in design, including Elsa Schiaparelli, Cecil Beaton and Frank Lloyd Wright. More recently, it has collaborated with British designers such as Molly Mahon, A Rum Fellow and renowned interior decorator Veere Grenney. Now you can browse Schumacher’s fabrics, wallcoverings and trims in person if you’re in the capital, or on the website.
Anthropologie x Fiona Leahy
As part of the 2021 London Design Festival, Anthropologie has teamed up with creative events designer Fiona Leahy. The brand’s Regent Street branch will be hosting an exhibition of one-of-a-kind plates Fiona has collected and designed during her distinguished career. As part of the exclusive launch on Saturday 18th September, you can watch Fiona put together a tablescape arrangement live in the window of the store. That’ll be followed by an exclusive conversation with lifestyle journalist Fiona McCarthy on the art of tablescaping.
Nat Maks Marbled Prints
Nat Maks – otherwise known as Natascha Maksimovic – has released a collection of original marbled prints using the traditional Japanese art of Suminagashi, meaning 'floating ink’. The process involves placing ink colours on the water’s surface, so they begin to move and expand. Encouraged only to move with the air – nothing else disturbs them – the colours evolve in an organic way to create a dynamic pattern before paper is placed on top to capture the image. Want to try it yourself? Natascha runs virtual workshops so you can create your own works at home.
Living Well By Design by Melissa Penfold
In this new book, world-renowned interior designer Melissa Penfold and her team showcase a mix of homes and projects which encapsulate 30 years of industry experience. Browse myriad styles to help you discover or refine your own individual style, demystify what it takes to nail good design, and master the basic decorating principles along the way. One for serious interior design fans looking for fresh inspiration.
Available at Amazon.com
Style Your Space Glassware
Designed in-house but created by skilled Egyptian artisans, the new collection from creative studio and shop Style Your Space comprises beautiful bud vases, swirled glass candle holders, elegant wine glasses and coloured rim tumblers. With a range of colours and designs to choose from, there’s bound to be something to suit your own taste or interior style.
Sasha Compton x Escolhido
British artist-designer Sasha Compton and Escolhido founder Jade Jasmin – a Portugal-based interior stylist and curator of her own concept store – have designed a limited run of hand-printed linen napkins. The capsule collection celebrates the natural elements of the Algarve, with designs inspired by wild Portuguese flowers and the blue window frames on white Portuguese buildings. For a late summer al fresco table setting, they’re the perfect addition.
Objects by Katie Leamon
Stationery designer Katie Leamon has been able to branch into homewares thanks to her latest collaboration with concrete emporium Smith & Goat. The pots and pencil holders which make up the Objects collection are available in three colourways, and all have been inspired by the organic shapes found in nature. Meanwhile, the chalky nature of the concrete gives the pieces a unique finish suitable for contemporary and more classic interior styles.
John Lewis x Waitrose Mattresses
John Lewis has partnered with suppliers Hypnos, H. Dawson and Dalehead to launch a new mattress range which, for the first time ever, will be made with wool provided by Waitrose’s own sheep farmers. Once a highly valued commodity in the UK, wool has been under-utilised for decades, with the price often too low to cover the cost of shearing and farmers forced to burn or bury excess supply. Now, both high-street brands have come together to put a stop to the unnecessary waste, and support farmers working in the British wool industry. The John Lewis Classic wool mattress range starts from £599, while the Hypnos luxury handmade collection starts from £899.
Museum Of Home: Festival Of Home
This month, the Museum of Home will hold its inaugural Festival of Home from 18th to 19th September. Following a three-year development project, the Festival of Home will be the first opportunity to host a range of activities and events at the museum, bringing together bestselling authors, award-winning photographers, cabaret performers, drag artists and poets for a weekend of talks, performances and workshops. Programme highlights include an interview with social historian and writer Emma Dabiri, and a sculpture workshop by arts network BLKBRD Collective.
100 Days Of Gratitude
Illustrator Justyna Green’s ‘100 Days of Gratitude’ pop-up exhibition will be at Residency in Islington from 18th to 26th September as part of the London Design Festival. Featuring 100 prints depicting what 100 people working in the creative industries across the globe are most grateful for, the project aims to promote the idea that, even in the toughest of situations, there’s always a reason to be thankful.
Little Greene x National Trust Wallpapers II
The second wallpaper collection from Little Greene and the National Trust encompasses an array of contemporary designs based on original patterns from the charity’s historic houses. With 42 colourways across seven designs, each motif celebrates the legacy of enduring design. That said, each wallpaper has been redrawn and recoloured to make it suitable for modern day interiors, while also acknowledging the traditional methods and materials from which they were originally crafted. A contribution from every roll sold will help support the National Trust’s conservation work.
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is once again hosting Focus/21, offering visitors the opportunity to see the latest interior collections up close, and hear from the creatives behind them. The all-star Conversations In Design series brings world renowned speakers back to the main stage. International talent includes French tastemaker Cordelia de Castellane, creative director of Dior Home, renowned interior designers Todhunter Earle, Paolo Moschino, Phillip Vergeylen, Martin Hulbert, Jay Grierson, Bunny Turner and Felix Conran, plus many more to be announced. Find out what inspires the best in the business at workshops and masterclasses that tap into the know-how of acknowledged experts. Accompanying this will be daily design discovery tours taking visitors into the heart of the showrooms.