‘It's a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn't consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.’
Usually decisive in my choices - this quote from Sam Levenson summarised exactly how I felt during London design week. With so much going on and so many fabulous suppliers displaying an array of new and exciting products, my head was spinning with choices!
Coinciding with my overseas trip, I was lucky to be invited to attend a few of the events taking place in London for design week 2015. So having celebrated hundreds of new product launches, outstanding new talent and design collaborations, I wanted to condense my favourites and share them with you!
Door and cabinet fittings
Strikingly stunning, the Haute Déco collection, hand made in South-West England has been a vanguard of innovation and creativity in the niche field of luxury contemporary handles. Its collection of couture doorknobs is famed for its individual house-style of understated glamour, adding a dash of individuality to prime residences in London and beyond.
Drawing inspiration from contrasting spheres, combining specialist and diverse materials, Haute Déco’s collections complement a wide spectrum of styles from sophisticated glamour to rough-luxury aesthetics.
Named after London's fashionable Portobello Road, this decorative fabric collection draws on the rich, colourful history and heritage of the city's vibrant Notting Hill district. Home to one of the capitals's oldest and most notable markets, known for its eclectic mix of fashion and antiques, Portobello Road - like James Hare - celebrates 150 years of trading in 2015.
Inspired by the distinctive mottled markings of the majestic Osprey bird, this delightful semi-plain faux silk features a small-scale oval jacquard design with a subtle chevron shadow. Effortlessly stylish and versatile with neutral and jewel bright colours, it is ideal for drapery and upholstery.
This contemporary collection of faux silks is presented in four qualities in a refined selection of neutral tones. Possessing the appearance of pure silk combined with the benefit of mixed composition fabrics, James Hare faux silks are washable, durable and affordable, giving a wonderful look designed to withstand the rigours of modern living. Ideal for drapery and upholstery use in kitchens, bathrooms and virtually all other areas of the home, faux silks have enhanced resistance to sunlight.
Based on the Kings Road, Chelsea, Tatiana Tafur Ltd showroom exhibits examples of high end, luxury indoor and outdoor furniture, wallcoverings, gilded embossed hand painted leathers and lighting. In particular their textured and decorative metallic wall coverings caught my eye.
Across each show the theme for lighting was definitely dramatic. Gold and metallics featured heavily with Terzani featuring the award winning Atlantis (silver chain effect)
My absolute favourite wall lighting featured on the Cox London stand at Decorex– these amazingly quirky pewter and glass features are absolute works of art.
Design week showcased some of Europe's most experienced craftsmanship. Beautifully made pieces aimed at creating centrepieces for your space. highly lacquered pieces were extremely popular, and featured teamed with textures like leather or skin. Favourites at Decorex were Hyde house Bespoke furniture.
Jo Littlefair, London also had absolutely stunning pieces, we loved the mixture of elements in this cabinet.
Having viewed well over a thousand suppliers, designers and new creators, I could only use this page to showcase some of the amazing talent. We've shared more pics on our instagram and Facebook pages of more of our favs! Of course if you'd like to find out more, please contact me via our contact page and I'm happy to share. Thanks for reading. Grainne