Design Centre Stories

Home Comforts: Henriette von Stockhausen

"Filling your home with the people that you love and the things you love is the way to create balance and harmony," says Louisa Greville Williams, who along with Sarah Vanrenen spoke from their respective houses as part of the Design Centre's Home Comforts series.

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The Finishing Touch

Turnstyle Designs' Sonar and Echo collections elevate kitchen cabinetry to new heights with tactile designs and an impressive array of finishes.

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Designer Loves: Suzy Hoodless

Suzy Hoodless selects her stand-our products from the spring/summer 21 collections as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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Colour Fields

Knoll Textiles collaborates with the founders of Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper on a boldly scaled, art-led collection of three new products, available from StudioTex.

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Designer Loves: Henry Prideaux Interior Design

Discover Amy Paice and Henry Prideaux of Henry Prideaux Interior Design's favourite products from the First Look colour wheel of spring/summer 21's collections

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Designer Loves: TH2designs

As part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative, Gail Taylor of Th2designs picks her top product choices from spring/summer 21's collections, and reveals the timeless colours she loves.

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Designer Loves: Hill House Interiors

Jenny Weiss and Helen Bygraves of Hill House Interiors choose products from the Design Centre's First Look online hub of new collections, and reveal their colour passions.

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Home Comforts: Mike Fisher

"Home is a retreat from the world: a place where I can feel protected" - take a tour of Mike Fisher of Studio Indigo's sumptuous London house as part of the Design Centre's Home Comforts series.

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Designer Loves: Mark Smith

The Design Centre asked top designers to pick some of their favourite products from First Look, its curated edit of the new collections. Carden Cunietti’s vibrant selection kicks things off.

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From Wall to Table

Lincrusta has lent one of its best-known wallcovering patterns, 'Italian Renaissance', to a tabletop collection for French porcelain company Raynaud.

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Home Comforts: Andrew Hills

Andrew Hills, co-founder and creative director of Porta Romana, shows us around the Hampshire home that he and his wife Sarah built on the site of an old vicarage.

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Designer Loves: Carden Cunietti

The Design Centre asked top designers to pick some of their favourite products from First Look, its curated edit of the new collections. Carden Cunietti’s vibrant selection kicks things off.

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Sleep Tips from the Experts

When you buy a new bed, you're not just investing in a piece of furniture: you're buying the promise of a better night's sleep. To celebrate World Sleep Day, the Design Centre asked its specialist bed showrooms to share tips on what will deliver those precious eight hours' of shut-eye.

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The Spending Shift

Attention on our homes has never been stronger than in the last 12 months. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour asked its showrooms what broad trends they had observed over the year, to find out the bigger picture about our lifestyles and spending patterns.

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DESIGNERS AT HOME: CHARU GANDHI

Take a tour of the Chelsea apartment of designer Charu Gandhi of Elicyon. "I see my home as the place in which I can be my authentic self," she says.

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Home Comforts: Dimonah Iksel

Dimonah Iksel, co-founder of Iksel – Decorative Arts, takes us on a tour of her South Kensington flat, a treasure trove of decorative wallcoverings, all Iksel's own designs.

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First Look: Purple

It has associations with opulence and power, but purple can be light and joyful too. Dive into Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's First Look initiative and discover its many guises among the latest collections.

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Celebrating International Women’s Day, here’s to the women who bring creativity, leadership and purpose to our design community.

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Home Comforts: Lucy Vaughan

Lucy Vaughan, co-founder of Vaughan, takes us on a tour of her family house in the country. The look is eclectic, mixing art and antiques, textures and patterns, and of course, decorative lighting.

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First Look: Yellow

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's First Look initiative sees hundreds of new products expertly curated by colour online, and there are plenty of highlights when it comes to sunshine-soaked shades of yellow.

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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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