Returning to Olympia for another year, Top Drawer was back and better than ever! With a plethora of UK and international lifestyle brands showcasing beautiful new designs, collections and best-selling products, this year’s show had inspiration around every corner.
In the spirit of Christmas, alongside Harvey Jones Kitchens, we hosted our first reader event with luxury interiors magazine House & Garden. The event took place in the prestigious Divertimenti cookery school in Kensington, following the installation of a Linear kitchen design from Harvey Jones.
Celebrating all things festive, this year's Ideal Home Show Christmas did not disappoint. Showcasing the best in interiors and home accessories, Christmas decorations and inspirational demonstrations, it was the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.
It's that time of year again when Pantone release their infamous ‘Colour of the Year’ and the interiors world whips into a frenzy over the long awaited chosen shade. This year’s elected colour is Ultra Violet, a vivid blue based lavender purple that evokes images of Prince and Cadbury’s wrappers alike. As the Marmite of the interiors world, it seems to have polarised opinion throughout the industry. Have a read and decide for yourself.
Working with leading paint brand Crown and renowned interior designer Sophie Robinson, we organised a national survey and radio day. The survey looked to highlight Britain’s DIY habits, or lack thereof, with the primary aim to inspire homeowners (and reluctant DIYers) to take on tasks in their home alongside becoming more creative when choosing colour.
Paddington Bear, the well-loved animal all the way from Peru, has for years been lovingly brought to life by the talented artists at Dragons of Walton Street. Painted on iconic rush chairs eating marmalade or on toy chests exploring the sites of London, Dragons of Walton Street alone have the right to paint Paddington onto their handcrafted children’s furniture.
Celebrating its 13th and final year, the 2017 House Beautiful Awards in London’s iconic IET, was a memorable night all round. Hosted by the Hearst publication team, the evening embraced and promoted the best in interior design with brands big and small. Presented by acclaimed experts 2 Lovely Gays, Sophie Conran and Sebastian Cox amongst others, the evening was a celebration of all things interiors.
Raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the UK’s first Holiday House, was an absolute design triumph. Bringing together the best of London design, the project aimed to showcase the latest in luxury interiors, art and home décor. Working together to create the ‘dream holiday house’, 25 brands and designers collaborated to create a stunning two-part exhibition, open to both press and public.
Singaporean based furniture company, ipse ipsa ipsum bring their unique design aesthetics and rich heritage of traditional craftsmanship to London Design week in their UK debut. Showcasing at 100% Design, the full collection can be found at stand: L620
‘California has changed our lives’ – so The Design Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘California: Designing Freedom’ tells us, as we enter a futuristic space on the museum’s ground floor. After you’ve finished navigating the expansive show and start to document your visit on your Cupertino-hailing iPhone and with the help of Palo Alto’s very own Facebook - it’s hard to argue with that premise.