London Design Week has commenced! The design show, held at The Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, proved that pastel shades are back with vengeance. These fresh shades are set to make a big impact on homes this summer with their presence already being noticed on catwalks. Silk and satin fashions are leading the way to soft, subtle interiors creating that summer feel. Cole and Son beautifully demonstrated how to use sorbet shades as a statement against dark, dramatic wallpaper. A great way to include this gentle pop of colour is by upholstering a large piece of furniture, if Cole and Son’s pink hue is too girly, try pistachio, mint or lemon to introduce spring into your space. Geometric patterns pair perfectly with these statement shades. Adding a sense of sophistication and bring a modern twist to create a refreshing style.
Another trend set to hit homes this summer is the tropics. Tropical themes are taking over many of the new collections launching this spring. Harlequin Zapara, Scion Nuevo and Osborne & Little Manarola, to name just a few, are collections which have fully embraced this trend. If these aren’t quite your style, it is still possible to embrace this trend just in a slightly more muted manner. Cole and Son’s famous ‘Palm Jungle’ and ‘Palm Leaves’ are available in a range of colourways but still engulf a classy, timeless look. These designs are soon to be launching as a fabric, so keep an eye out for our upcoming blog on ” How to use a statement fabric.”
The new Manuel Canovas collection is a genius mix of trends, using a statement tropical fabric with a striking trim alongside a simplistic pastel chair. The bright pink trim brings the matching embroidery to life, this is a unique look that truly mirrors the upcoming summer vibes. By using the pastel patterned chair, the summer-like scene is complete, the piece adds an element of softness whilst not distracting from the ‘wow’ curtain.
The Design Centre focused its decorative theme on “the rise of individuality and creative expression” with an amazing “Canvasof Creativity” installation. The piece included a range of fabrics, paints and trimmings draping across the ceiling from larger than life paint brush handles. The stunning creation showcased a tremendous explosion of colour, including both pastel, sorbet shades and bright, funky tropical prints.
Kirkby showcased their striking Eley Kishimoto collection beautifully. Despite using various bold, contrasting patterns, the team styled the showroom brilliantly. The monochrome Origami Rockets design looked amazing as a sofa even with conflicting cushions. The collection together worked excellently.
We also got to see sneak peaks of Romo and Villa Nova’s new collections, which we are excited to share with you all. These geometric prints are simply gorgeous, with wallpapers that are equally fabulous. From papers to vinyls, velvets to sheers, these collections have everything and more!
New collections arriving in store soon so be sure to pop into the shop, speak with our friendly staff and decorate your home as delightfully as London Design Week!