Design Centre Stories

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the voice of authority for interior design.
Read on to discover the events, people, products and places on its radar.

Paolo Moschino Ltd's WOW!house Drawing Room

Exploring the Fifth Wall

Don’t forget to look up as you tour the WOW!house – designers have lavished detail on the so-called ‘fifth wall’ and decorated the ceiling with stylish alternatives to a plain painted finish.

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Climate Leadership for Jacaranda

Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs is taking a raft of measures to ensure that the business will halve its greenhouse gases by 2030 – and be carbon neutral by 2040. Find out how it will meet its pledge here.

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A Jubilee Garden for Coutts

As part of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Design Centre's Personal Shopping team was invited to make its own contribution, by creating a special installation at Coutts' London headquarters on the Strand.

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Cocooned by Comfort

How do the WOW!house designers create a sense of comfort and relaxation in their rooms? Find out here with these decorating ideas.

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Making Shapes

Jennifer Manners Design and interior design studio Zulufish have come together to create a new four-piece rug collection that explores a myriad of textures, techniques and architectural shapes.

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Stephanie Barba Mendoza's Study at the WOW!house

House of Stories

Everyone loves stories, and storytelling has become an important part of interior design. WOW!house is no exception – find out here who the designers had in mind as the imaginary occupants of their rooms.

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Mindthegap founder Stefan Ormenisan

Meet the Showroom: MindTheGap

Stefan Ormenisan, founder of Romanian decorating brand MindTheGap, introduces the new showroom at the Design Centre and explains how "we try to discover new stories to tell".

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The Morris & Co Garden at RHS Chelsea 2022

Crafted, and Planted

William Morris was inspired by native flora and fauna for the fabrics and wallcoverings he produced for Morris & Co. Now, a garden at RHS Chelsea uses his original designs to create a gold-medal-winning contemporary garden.

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A Roman Garden Reimagined

A new wallcovering from Iksel Decorative Arts, 'Livia's Garden' takes inspiration from one of Rome's most underrated treasures

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man of parts savignyplatz console

Sculpted in Wood

Sebastian Herkner's Savignyplatz collection for Man of Parts (available at Tollgard) was inspired by the work of sculptor Henry Moore, where negative space is as important as solid mass.

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Artefact in Five Objects

A fascinating delve into the thinking, skill and artisanship that has gone into just five of the objects on show at Artefact, the Design Centre's contemporary craft fair.

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Alex Head, founder of Social Pantry

A Q&A with Social Pantry’s Alex Head

Social Pantry is the name behind a new, permanent dining destination in the Design Avenue. Here, founder Alex Head reveals more about what's coming up on the menu, the incredible producers she works with, and what 'conscious consumption' means to her. 

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Artist Diane Hill with her Harlequin fabric and wallpaper collection

Owning the Room

Artist Diane Hill's collaboration with Harlequin celebrates chinoiserie with a twist, using bold colour to bring a fresher look to interiors.

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Plant Drop founder Dom Butler

Meet the Showroom: Plant Drop

New showroom Plant Drop's mission is "to fill homes and gardens with interesting and impressive specimens from the finest growers in the world," says founder Dom Butler. Find out more about the intersection of horticulture and interior design here.

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Between The Lines

A simple idea with a raft of ways to execute it; 'Deck Chair' is a new striped tile design from Artisans of Devizes.

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Gazebo Vine fabric by Travers

Up the Garden Path

Travers' Garden Club collection celebrates the freshness and beauty of the great outdoors, from archive-inspired prints to a collaboration with a Californian artist.

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Lily Pad rug, Kit Kemp x Annie Selke at Andrew Martin

A Transatlantic Collaboration

Kit Kemp has teamed up with Annie Selke to produce a rug collection – a meeting of minds for the two textile-loving designers. Find it at Andrew Martin.

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Raising the Bar

Much-loved Chelsea pub The Cadogan Arms has been restored to its former glory with help from Lincrusta's heritage wallcoverings.

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Meet the Showroom: Hadeland Glassverk

Hadeland Glassverk, Norway's oldest glass factory, has opened a showroom at the Design Centre. Find out more about the brand, its design philosophy and why the showroom is "like a capsule visit to beautiful Norway" from UK and Ireland manager Angela Murray.

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Perfect Pairings

Porta Romana has produced a new collection that brings versatility to its lighting while reducing waste: lamp bases have been reinvented with lively glazes and glass colours, then paired with shades made from Colefax and Fowler fabric off-cuts.

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A Rhubarb & Custard Tart Recipe from Social Pantry

To celebrate the opening of the new Design Restaurant by Social Pantry at the Design Centre, the restaurant has shared a recipe for a delicious – and seasonal – rhubarb and custard tart.

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Meet the Showroom: Laskasas

To mark Laskasas opening a new showroom in Design Centre East, its founder and CEO Celso Lascasas introduces the Portuguese brand and explains more about its ethos for "slow furniture".

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Crafted in Fabric

Métaphores is known for stylish fabrics with French flair, imbued with technical know-how. All of that comes together with Craft Galerie, a new collection that aims to emulate materials such as clay, wood and leather in textiles.

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Caribbean Character

On the island of Antigua, Ward & Co has created a slice of paradise – and while the aesthetic may be contemporary Caribbean, many of the textiles were sourced in London from the Design Centre's showrooms

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Fresh Water

Discover more about French-Canadian brassware brand Riobel, a recent addition to the House of Rohl showroom.

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Meet the Showroom: London Basin Company

Founded by interior designer Anna Callis and her daughter Nathalie, London Basin Company creates richly decorated, hand-made porcelain basins designed to form the centrepiece of bathrooms and cloakrooms. Find out more about its first-ever standalone showroom, opening in Design Centre East.

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Rustic Meets Industrial

West One Bathrooms has introduced a new collection of ceramic bathroom pendants, whose muted colour scheme was inspired by Irish brand Mullan Lighting's rural surroundings.

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Blossoming Talent

Pierre Frey's latest collection was designed by children, as the results are as playful and imaginative as you would expect.

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Citrus Bright

Italian restaurant group San Carlo has opened a new London outpost that celebrates the sun-soaked cuisine of Italy's islands – with bright, fresh interiors by design studio Fettle.

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Canine Comforts

Andrew Martin has launched a collection of nine cushions featuring various dogs – and one bunny – from artist Holly Frean's archives.

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