London Interiors Show 2019

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…

Trends

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:

Texture, texture, texture

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New SYMPHONY chenille effect design in 15 delicious colourways from The Design Archives.
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12 new colours added to the UMI and TARSA collection from Ian Sanderson Textiles.

Velvet

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Print velvets have come of age. Customers now feel confident to upholster with it as well as use it for soft furnishings. From a 1970s design with inspiration from the Arts and Crafts era is a velvet called Grand Tiffany Jade 1014-4 by The Design Archives

Heritage designs

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1485 is a collaboration between Ian Mankin and The Landmark Trust which incudes a collection of fabrics and trimmings inspired by the Landmark Trust’s portfolio of around 200 buildings.
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1485 is a collaboration between Ian Mankin and The Landmark Trust which incudes a collection of fabrics and trimmings inspired by the Landmark Trust’s portfolio of around 200 buildings.
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Tree of Life Antique Rose 1021-01 design taken from an archival document of a 19th Century Mulhouse design by The Design Archives

Passementerie

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1485 is a collaboration between Ian Mankin and The Landmark Trust which incudes a collection of fabrics and trimmings inspired by the Landmark Trust’s portfolio of around 200 buildings
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Charlotte Gaisford’s launch of her new trimmings range, a Northumberland collaboration with Troynorth
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Charlotte Gaisford’s launch of her new trimmings range, a Northumberland collaboration with Troynorth
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Charlotte Gaisford’s launch of her new trimmings range, a Northumberland collaboration with Troynorth 
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Charlotte Gaisford’s launch of her new trimmings range, a Northumberland collaboration with Troynorth

Stunning new patterns

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Ian Sanderson are launching a very glamorous New wallpaper panel design. Designer Helen Sanderson says she just knew it was right and couldn’t wait to get it to the show.  I would love to see this not just as a feature wall but used all the way round a room or as a feature on the 5th wall (the ceiling).
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Table cloth made from ZHIVAGO in sage green/mineral blue by Tinsmiths

Thank you!

Thank you so much for reading. The London Interiors Show is on until 6 pm tonight at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel so there is still time to go and take a look at these and many other designs from other companies who have some truly beautiful designs.

I am off now to take a look at a bit more of what the London Design Festival has to offer and will be posting on Instagram and again on the blog towards the end of the week!

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Charis White, Interior stylist/writer. Photography: www.FionaMcLean.co.uk
Charis White, stylist and writer. Photo: Fiona McLean

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