In its second year, The London Interiors Show (15 – 17 September) at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel offers interiors companies who don’t have a presence at The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour a very welcome three-day opportunity to present their new collections to press, interior designers and the trade. Complete with camouflage of West London uniform of tea-dress-and-trainers, I have hot footed it around the show to share with you some interior design highlights…
As a stylist/journalist, the default mode at large trade shows is to search out ‘patterns of style’ that emerge. By this, I mean getting a handle on the general zeitgeist or trends. On one level, trends aren’t relevant to many client projects but of course what is created by companies is driven by underlying creative and commercial influences, which, even if unwittingly, end up becoming part of a trend.
What’s the story at The London Interior Show?
Texture, texture texture – huge amounts of velvets, both printed and plain along with heritage designs and jewel-like passementerie. As you might expect too, there were some new eye-catching patterns: