THE BIG BLOOM
21 – 26 May 2018
Flowers in all their abundant glory are a sight to behold. To coincide with Chelsea Flower Show, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is celebrating the current floral design revival in interiors with installations and experiences. Here’s how to discover the best of the bunch.
Be amazed by giant architectural forms of flowers that have bloomed into a playful display of pretty colours. Up to 3.5m tall, the bespoke 3D blue delphiniums, pink peonies and green hydrangea are handmade from wallcoverings sourced from the showrooms. Deliberately over-scaled to tower over visitors, the creative scheme is echoed by the real flowers planted in wheelbarrows by Rob Van Helden, one of London’s top florists. A vision of beauty and natural vitality, they are suspended on poles for dramatic effect.
FLORAL DESIGN TRAIL
From fabrics to wallpapers, lighting to rugs and outdoor furniture, florals and botanical references create a contemporary design statement for homes. Throughout The Big Bloom, see imaginative showroom windows coming alive with eye-catching displays that bring the outside inside.
Design Discovery Tour
Tuesday 22 May, 10.45am
Floral prints and patterns embody this season’s playful, layered approach to decoration that is in the ascent. Join a special discovery tour to the heart of the showrooms and gain insights into the latest colourful collections. This is a unique opportunity to get behind-the-scenes and discover why imaginative designs inspired by nature are perennially in favour.
Tuesday 22 May, 12pm
Join renowned florist Rob Van Helden for a special floral demonstration. He has worked for clients including Sir Elton John and Pierce Brosnan, as well as royal weddings, film premieres and charity events. Learn his style secrets that mix colour, texture and scale to breathtaking effect and be inspired by how flowers combine in nature. Tickets cost £10. Book here
These events are aimed at interior enthusiasts and flower lovers alike. Why not join come to both sessions for a full floral experience? Spaces are limited so book your ticket to confirm your place.