Design Centre Stories

Month: April 2019

Hoppy Easter

The tiny guests of top clients and press were treated to an egg-cellent party. There were opportunities to shake hands with the Easter Bunny, then it was only a hop, skip and a jump to get stuck in with games and fun with arts and craft. The excitement did not stop there, there was face painting, entertainers, a storytelling corner …

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Curated Spaces

Curated spaces at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour are a new way to bring products to life. Nina Campbell has transformed her showroom into ‘Nina’s Apartment’ showcasing her wit, flair and versatility as an interior designer. There is an entrance hall, a drawing room, a bedroom and a bathroom with fascinating touches to discover at every turn. Open the ‘Easton’ secretaire and …

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All in the Mix

This year, it’s all about a sophisticated cosmopolitan charm, with some eclectic touchpoints when it comes to inspiration. Layers of vibrant colour and rich materials speak of history, travel and craftsmanship. ‘Captain’s Chair’ upholstered in (94-557) fabric and ‘Irish’ stool upholstered in (94-561) fabric, Baker. ‘Artisan Cushion’ (2786-02), Sahco. ‘Honoré’ dining table, Oficina Inglesa Furniture. ‘Blob’ lamp, evergreen, with ‘BGL’ ‘Bongo’ …

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The Master’s Hand

Piero Fornasetti is referred to as the "designer of dreams", and his visual universe of surrealism-tinged illustrations is instantly recognisable.

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Larger than Life

Designers and architects mining the translucent potential of onyx should head to Via Arkadia (Tiles). Replicating the stone's natural character and beauty, large scale porcelain slabs from the SlabLab collection are available in sizes up to 150 x 300cm with a minimum thickness of 6mm. Shown here in pink, it speaks of sophistication as eloquently as marble. Via Arkadia (Tiles), Third …

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Right Here, Right Now with Bee Osborn

"This has now become my office in London; it fits every bill for all my sourcing, and I can meet clients and my team here. It's essential," says the interior designer about Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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The Great Escape

Design takes an escapist turn this season. This global outlook is long and languid, saturated in golden-hued warmth and exotic influences that evoke journeys to far-flung locations. From left to right: ‘Hub’ dining table, Christophe Delcourt at GMR Interiors. Vintage silver-plated table lamp and 19th century chaise with wicker, both Birgit Israel. ‘Peggy G’ sofa, Ceccotti Collezioni, upholstered in ‘Taxus’ fabric …

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Profusely Elegant

With its eclectic approach to design, Mulberry Home enjoys a reputation for craftsmanship and individuality. Modern Country sums up this ethos, with its sumptuous garden florals, printed velvets, embroideries and heavily textured stripes. Pictured are 'Petersham' linen (suspended in foreground and background) and 'Kliver' (on sofa upholstery), a faded abstract design; both have a bohemian elegance that illustrates the playful …

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Right Here, Right Now with Lucy Barlow

"I've got the world's biggest design library on my doorstep," says the co-founder of Barlow & Barlow about Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Hook, Line and Sinker

This season takes a dive beneath the waves, bringing attention to the colour, life and beauty of the blue planet. With mesmerising sea creatures and spectacular ecosystems that exist underwater, it has never been easier to take the plunge. Above, left to right: ‘Nova’ table lamp and ‘Asian Turtle Shell’, both Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. ‘Leda’ armchair in ‘Estelle’, …

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Right Here, Right Now with Johnny Holland

Hackett Holland's co-founder on the meaning of modern glamour and how at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, "the world's your oyster".

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