Wednesday, March 20, 2013

London, England - Design Week at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2013

Courtesy shuttle (in style) from Sloane Square to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

This week is London Design Week 2013 at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Each of the interiors showrooms, which are normally only open to the trade, stock up on goodies and libations and open their doors to the public to introduce their Spring/Summer 2013 collections. There are a fleet of Range Rovers to shuttle you from Sloane Square to various design showrooms on both the King's Road and to Chelsea Harbour. 

You can dine under the glass domed ceilings at the Tatler Restaurant, subscribe for special offers on all of the home magazines, and attend masterclasses, lectures and book signings throughout the week.

Each showroom goes out of their way to decorate with stunning flowers and lots of sweet treats that can be enjoyed while you browse.

Cupcakes at Kravet to celebrate the new launch of Jonathan Adler fabrics
Traditional amaretti biscuits at the Italian fabric house Dedar
Lovely spring tulips flank the windows at the Zimmer + Rhode fabric showroom

I just love the use of colored frosting and spring flowers to add vibrancy, especially since us Londoners haven't seen an ounce of sunshine in what feels like an eternity ...

In the afternoon, I attended a design lecture with the very famous American interior designer Charlotte Moss. It was hosted by the extremely witty and quintessentially British editor of House & Garden Magazine, Susan Crewe.

Charlotte Moss 
Charlotte told her inspirational story of leaving the high-powered banking world on Wall Street in NYC to follow her dream of bringing her Southern charm and own personal design aesthetic to homes across the US. She is also an avid photographer, scrap-booker and gardener (you should see the garden at her private Hamptons residence!). 

At the end of the lecture Charlotte sat and signed copies of her new book,  A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspirations, a scrapbook compiled from her own travels, photographs and sources of inspiration along with those of other notable women of style.

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