Design Centre Stories

Designer Loves: Tim Gosling

Tim Gosling selects an edit of products from the latest collections, and explains why choosing colours is not just about picking a favourite.

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Bloomsbury Reimagined

The distinctive aesthetic of the Bloomsbury Group is the basis for George Spencer Designs' latest Sussex collection of wallpapers – and in particular Charleston, the South Downs farmhouse that served as the group's rural hideaway.

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Designer Loves: HBA Residential

Anoushka Almeida of HBA Residential selects her edit of spring/summer 21 products from the showrooms – and reveals the colour she is obsessing over right now. 

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Carpet of Contrasts

Stark Carpet has added two collections of flatwoven rugs to its portfolio. Corsa fizzes with energy from its rainbow of hues, while Carbon takes a monochrome approach, finding creative expression in the contrast between black and white.

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Designer Loves: Sophie Elborne

Looking ahead to London Design Week 2021, Sophie Elborne selects her preferred products from this season's new collections.

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Beyond the Gallery

Esteemed French decorating company Élitis has a new sister brand, available at Abbott + Boyd. Asteré works with creatives who tread the line between fine art and design, infusing its wallcoverings with a level of artistic merit that you might find in a gallery.

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Designer Loves: Natalia Miyar

Natalia Miyar thinks pink for her selection of spring/summer 21's products, chosen as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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A New Point of View

Iksel – Decorative Arts' new collection trains its eye on some of the most alluring scenes in art history, from Renaissance paintings to Ottoman palaces.

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Designer Loves: 1508 London

Leo Bertacchini of 1508 London presents his personal edit of the spring/summer 21 collections from the showrooms, chosen as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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Meet the Showroom: Schumacher

Schumacher, the grand dame of American decorating, has opened its first stand-alone showroom outside of the US at the Design Centre. President Benjamin Frowein explains what visitors can expect, how the brand keeps its heritage fresh – and why "more pattern, more colour" is the way ahead.

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Beauty & History

New at Artisans of Devizes, explore the National Trust tile collection, inspired by the coast, countryside, gardens and houses cared for by the conservation charity.

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Creative Collages

From Wanderlust to Neo-nostalgia, discover four trends that are redefining design.

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Designer Loves: Albion Nord

Camilla Clarke of Albion Nord puts together an edit from First Look's spring/summer 21 collections, and reveals which palettes she'll be working with this year.

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Home Comforts: Henriette von Stockhausen

Discover Henriette von Stockhausen of VSP Interiors' secrets for creating harmony in this video tour of her Dorset home, part of the Design Centre's Home Comforts series of IGTV presentations.

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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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Home Comforts: Vanrenen GW Designs

"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 of IGTV presentations.

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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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