As London’s Chelsea Design Week comes to a close this weekend, I am opening my stylist’s notebook (a closely guarded document – mined with more tripwires than the vaults at ‘The River House’ – aka MI6!) to share some of the beautiful designs showcased for 2016.
Every time I look through images of original 1970s interiors I am thrilled by the sheer confidence of pattern, colour and design of that era. In the UK, there was so much creativity happening from the music industry through to fashion and home. Exhilarating design extended too to the airline industry. In the early ’70s Court Line, a British airline/package holiday company had a fleet of brightly coloured planes where the crew’s outfits matched the colour of each plane – see my 70s Pinterest board.
As an interior stylist, you are informed about all sorts of new products, from the latest wallpaper or fabric from one of the companies at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre to super cool squashy sofas from Notting Hill emporium or shop openings in Shoreditch and Glasgow.