Tag: Trimmings & Leather
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.
Designer Loves: Alidad
Looking ahead to London Design Week 2021, Alidad selects his preferred products for the new season.
Designer Loves: David Collins Studio
Roslyn Keet of David Collins Studio selects her wish-list of preferred products from the spring/summer 21 collections in the showrooms.
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.
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.
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.
From Wanderlust to Neo-nostalgia, discover four trends that are redefining design.
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
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.
Designers at Home: Katharine Pooley
Catch up with designer Katharine Pooley at her Devon beach house, where she explains how to create balance and harmony and reveals her sourcing secrets
Leather in Detail
Although Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has showrooms that are entirely dedicated to the supply of leather – which ends up upholstering the banquettes of the world's best restaurants and the headboards of the finest hotels and homes – this most versatile of materials also has a strong presence when it comes to the design of stand-alone products too.
A Family Affair
Head to a new showroom in Design Centre East, Christian Lee, to see the work of US fabric giant Fabricut, including its new Collective Threads collection, which touches on both traditional design and a more bohemian aesthetic.
La Belle Vie
Paris's jewel of a hotel, Le Meurice, reopened in September, and with it came the opportunity to enjoy one of the city's best suites. The seventh-floor La Belle Etoile suite by Lally & Berger incorporates fabrics by Holland & Sherry, Dedar and Rubelli, among others.
Take to the Terrace
Samuel & Sons' latest collection sees the trimmings experts team up with another US brand found at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Perennials, to create a range of products suitable for indoors or out.
The Design the Rainbow installation is currently brightening the Design Avenue with its pop-up spaces for all seven colours of the rainbow. Reflecting the rule-breaking, expressive interiors of the seventies, the orange scheme also conveys the sense of escapism that many of us are craving, with orange's exotic associations with tropical fruit and spices from far-flung lands.
Dominating the east London skyline, the Atlas Building cements 'tech city' – the area surrounding Old Street roundabout – as a property hotspot as well as a business hub. Replacing a 1980s office building, the 152m tower has 302 apartments, including this eye-catching penthouse designed by Angel O'Donnell.
As we hit high summer, the wide plains, sun-bleached colours and wild beauty of the savannah are being channelled in interiors. And while the palette may be neutral, an abundance of texture stimulates both the eye and the hand, with intricate details that demand to be touched.
Blue Skies Ahead
The Design the Rainbow installation has transformed the Design Avenue into an uplifting spectrum of colour. Delve into the detail of the blue scheme, from artisan ceramics to chinoiserie wallcoverings and a perfect chaise longue.
Passementerie is sometimes described as the jewellery of an interior – the essential last detail that sets everything off. Looking at spring's latest launches, however, it seems that trimmings are taking over as the star of the show, with glittering embellishment, bright colour and bold pattern.
Ancient & Modern
US decorator Michael Aiduss has created a collection for Houlès inspired by the decor of the early-20th-century Villa Kerylos – the Ancient Greek-style home on the Côte d’Azur that's a bucket-list destination for design enthusiasts.
Frank & Faber's Number One Bruton, a boutique bolthole in Somerset that designer Sarah Ellison says "feels like the home of an eccentric but very stylish relative who had impeccable taste, and had collected possessions from all over the world."
A Tailored Approach
Celebrating its dual heritage in the worlds of both tailoring fabrics and interiors, Holland & Sherry’s 9-10 Savile Row collection is named after the esteemed address where the company still operates its apparel atelier.
Digital printing is bringing unimaginable levels of detail to design products, and not just for fabrics and wallcoverings. Moore & Giles has teamed up with Bill Amberg for a collection of patterned hides that employ specialist digital printing technology.
Right Here, Right Now with Philippe Houlès
"Trimming is the jewel of decoration" – the CEO of Houlès describes the French passementerie company's new collections, including its first-ever collaboration, and celebrates the international audience of designers that use Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
The Spirit of Wanderlust
Michelle Nussbaumer’s debut collection for Clarence House, available at Turnell & Gigon, epitomises the interior designer’s passion for discovering new places and cultures. From the deserts of Morocco to her family’s hacienda in Mexico, Nussbaumer has taken in numerous compass points, in a collection that has been in the making since the mid-1970s when she first started collecting textiles.
Making Room Outdoors
Performance products are now more than just fabrics and furniture. Brands are expanding their repertoire to include a host of suitable for the outdoors, from rugs to curtain poles, allowing for the creation of true ‘outdoor rooms’ with a more decorative edge.
Traditional passementerie may be firmly in the ascendant, but decorating brands want to evolve their offering, too. Colefax and Fowler's Theodore trimmings are described as "an updated take on a classic story," with delicate details and a refined palette that includes faded pink and blue and punchier tomato red. A range of hand-made tassel tie-backs complements the braid, rope and …
Italian artist Viola Lanari is one of the most exciting talents in her field, earning world acclaim for her sculptures in plaster. Her collaboration with Porta Romana captures the best of her work, marrying the simplicity of raw white plaster with organic and sculptural shapes. Recast in composite, and finished in plaster white, Lanari’s designs for Porta Romana’s Bohème collection …
With passementerie making its way into the hippest interiors, extra-long cut-fringing is one way to definitively add glamour. Houlès is embracing the trend, with products available up to 50cm long: pictured are ‘Neox’ (on sofa) and ‘Oxyx’ (on lampshade). Houlès, Second Floor, South Dome
Delicate and feminine, Encore is a collection of passementerie by Lori Weitzner for Samuel & Sons. As the name suggests, it's a reworking of the designer's very first collection for the US brand, created 13 years ago: Weitzner has reimagined it for contemporary tastes, with intricate pleats, flowing patterns and a gentle palette. Pictured are the ‘Virtuoso’ border, with a …