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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Raising the Bar
Much-loved Chelsea pub The Cadogan Arms has been restored to its former glory with help from Lincrusta's heritage wallcoverings.
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.
Pierre Frey's latest collection was designed by children, as the results are as playful and imaginative as you would expect.
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.
Heading for Utopia
Using hemp, linen and recycled materials, Hodsoll McKenzie's new fabric collection is a step towards a more sustainable textile industry.
French illustration studio Icinori has created two new designs for Dedar – both featuring fantastical scenes drawn from nature and architecture
The Scenic Route
There's a taste for the fantastical in interiors this season, with Jane Churchill's 'Wildwood' fabric from Colefax and Fowler a prime example.
Soften the Sound
Rubelli has worked with Milanese acoustic-panel specialist Slalom to come up with its own sound-absorbing products, made from a selection of its fabrics.
Decorate, Cabana Style
Cabana founder Martina Mondadori was inspired by art, fashion and global travel to create a new collection of fabrics, wallcoverings and trim for Schumacher.
Past & Future
Jeffreys Interiors turns a Scottish Palladian mansion into a thriving family home - with help from a raft of products from the Design Centre's showrooms.
Long Live the Resistance
Lewis & Wood's Wax Works collection puts an ancient technique in the spotlight, the art of wax-resist dying.
A Bee’s-Eye View
New to George Spencer Designs, US brand Zak+Fox's Apiary collection is inspired by the journey of a worker bee, paying tribute to man's reliance on these critical insects and their importance to the planet's ecology.
S Harris has teamed up with designers from the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) for a collection centred around the history and heritage of three culturally rich parts of the world – with "responsible inspiration" the key to creating products with integrity that respect the source of each design.
Capturing the City
While many outdoor fabric collections take their creative cues from the natural world, Studiopepe headed in the opposite direction for their new collection for Élitis: Archiutopia features motifs taken from architecture that become abstract by their repetition.
Planting the Seeds of Inspiration
As gardeners turn their thoughts to planting bulbs for spring/summer, interior design enthusiasts similarly need to plan ahead: in recognition of this, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour presents The Art of Outdoor Living, a series of stylish vignettes in the Design Avenue.
British designer Peter Saville has once again collaborated with Kvadrat on a collection of textiles – and this one has a woolly story about its origins. Technicolour is named after the multi-coloured spray-paint that farmers use on sheep to help identify them in the flock.
Livingetc Style Awards Winners
Homes magazine and website Livingetc launched its own Style Awards in 2021, and products from the Design Centre's showrooms were bestowed with an array of prizes at the inaugural event.
A Stellar Stay
Olga and Alex Polizzi unveil the Star Inn in Alfriston, East Sussex, where Julian Chichester furniture and fabric and wallcoverings by Madeaux by Richard Smith help create a comfortable, colourful country style.
What’s your decorating personality? Harlequin has launched a campaign to get us thinking about how colour affects our physical and emotional wellbeing, including a specially commissioned white paper.
De Le Cuona has followed up the launch of its organic linen collection, Pure, with a bedlinen range made from the same groundbreaking textiles.
A Painterly Approach
Richard Smith spent a career designing for some of the world's best-known fabric and wallpaper studios before setting up his own brand, Madeaux, in 2011. His latest Samarkand collection is typically vibrant and eclectic.
Hand-weaving from Laos
"Nowhere had we seen such intricate patterns and skilled weaving before": Daniel Marcus, co-founder and CEO of Soie de Lune, explains how Lao silk-weaving stole his heart.
The Stamp of Approval
Schumacher has an ethos for joyful, uplifting colour and pattern that is a match made in heaven with British textile designer Molly Mahon's hand-block prints. Her latest collection, for the brand, Greencombe, is a celebration of verdant English gardens and wild flowers.
A Decadent Age
Launched in celebration of Mulberry Home’s 30th year anniversary, Long Weekend is an eclectic collection of prints, stripes, embroidery and velvets that embodies the spirit of the decadent and flirtatious English house parties of the 1920s and 1930s.