Design Centre Stories

Month: February 2021

Home Comforts: Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli

As part of the Design Centre's Home Comforts series, Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli takes us on a tour of his 16th-century Venetian home.

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New Collections Revealed

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has launched a new online initiative that looks to a brighter future. First Look is an exclusive taster of the collections making their debut for spring/summer 21 – a virtual curated edit that reveals some of the most beautiful palettes for the coming season.

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Designers at Home: Edward Bulmer

Interior designer and architectural historian Edward Bulmer and his wife Emma live in a Queen Anne house in Herefordshire: here he explains the joys and challenges of living in a 300-year-old home, and why the last year has seen a decorating boom.

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Golden Age

Phillip Jeffries' opulent 'Gilded Ascent' wallcovering is made in a Japanese family-owned mill that has practiced the art of gilding for more than a century, with the metal leaf applied using chopsticks.

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Passion for Pattern

Top US designer Jeffrey Bilhuber brings his amazing eye for pattern and colour to a new collection of fabrics for Le Gracieux, available at Tissus d'Hélène.

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Clever Craftsmanship

Pietro Russo's 'Manto' table for Gallotti&Radice demonstrates the Italian designer's simplicity-with-a-twist design ethos: the table's base wraps around alike a cloak, affixed with a satin brass 'button'.

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Stylish Every Day

The perfect kitchen is where function, aesthetics and technology combine to make day-to-day life stylish, and this recent project in Notting Hill by Espresso Design seamlessly creates that balance.

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Waterproof, and Future-proof

Architecture and design studio Rockwell Group's five-star clients include Nobu, Ritz-Carton and Fairmont – and it has used its deep knowledge of the hospitality industry to develop a new outdoor seating range for Paola Lenti.

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Modern Folklore

A Rum Fellow's Kindred fabrics, an exclusive collaboration with George Spencer Designs, are billed as "tribal textiles for the 21st century", marking the first time that the brand has ventured into print techniques.

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Designers at Home: Charlie Bowles

Meet the director of Original BTC at home in south-west London, find out his personal style and his insights into how to get lighting right.

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