FOCUS September 2013
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
So I had a double whammy at the interior designer's paradise that is Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Crammed with 99 showrooms FOCUS is their annual new collections launch fest.
I had two new designs launching. One with ZOFFANY and one with LEWIS & WOOD.
Here are a few snaps I took in the showrooms on the day I went up. First up....
THE GONDOLIER for Zoffany
|The new Tespi book (left) and last year's Arden book (right)|
After the success of my Arden Collection last year (here's my post for from that day) it was great to be back at the Zoffany showroom to see the launch of my new design for them.
The Gondolier depicts scenes of Venice and gives a narrative element to their luscious new Tespi Collection
Available as a velvet and a wallpaper, you can read more about the design in this recent post.
....to a lush upholstered chair (with cushions and piping in Zoffany's utterly sumptuous Curzon velvet) ....
....and here it is, all velvety, snuggled between other Tespi fabrics
|left to right: Oreste, Gondolier, Granada,|
(i confess I was embarrassingly chuffed to bits with the bags!)
Then it was over to the Lewis & Wood showroom to see my first design with them...
ROCOCO for Lewis & Wood
This exuberant damask-y design is my first collaboration with the charming Lewis & Wood team.
In my next post I'll share some professional shots of Rococo, meanwhile here are a few glimpses of the design on launch day.
Suspended from the ceiling is Rococo as a wide-width metallic wallpaper (ultimately 4 colourways)
I just love how Rococo works on a cushion. It crops really nicely because of the empty space within the design.
The cushions either side feature Skittery which is a lovely, fine linen with a tumbled finish. Skittery comes in a mouthwatering range of faded sherbet-y colours and I especially love the lemon yellow.
|Cushions: Rococo linen in Fritillary colourway flanked with Skittery linen cushions.|
Some discerning ladies handling Rococo which is printed on a fine, tumbled linen
|Rococo in Sparrow colourway - detail|
|Rococo wallpaper in display cabinet|
Facts and figures about Rococo wallpaper and fabric can be found on the Lewis and Wood website.
I'll show you the gorgeous velvet version in my next post.