Welcome back to another blog post in my 'Inspiration Everywhere' series. Last week I visited the wonderful Design Centre Chelsea Harbour for London Design Week. The Design Centre, packed full of the best interior design showrooms, is always a favourite for fabric and print inspiration. Particularly during London Design Week, when showrooms welcome you in to launch new collections, hold inspirational talks from those in the interiors industry and fellow designers and creatives can chat all things design.
First up, I visited the Romo showroom where Alice Temperley had just launched the new Temperley x Romo interior fabrics collection 'A World Less Ordinary'. A beautiful luxe collection, featuring signature Temperley London florals. An electric mix of patterns in geometrics, leopards, florals and marbling across wallpaper, woven & jacquard fabrics, embroidery, lace & trims. I absolutely loved the presentation of the collection, particularly against Temperley dresses, which hung from vintage mirrors and wallpaper adorned walls.
I then took a browse through a few more showrooms, with lots of mini patterns and 'non' prints catching my eye. I love the mix & match of smaller prints used together on chairs and cushions for a subtle use of pattern in the home. From a designers perspective I always like to see colour palettes and scales of prints in a collection.
Next up, and perhaps my favourite part of the day, was a talk with two very inspiring artists. Textile Designer Sarah Campbell and Decorative Artist Tabby Riley. Always fascinating hearing artists routes into their careers and the amazing projects and commissions they've worked on. Sarah Campbell, known for her hand painted geometric patterns and repeats was also launching a fabric collection with Pukka Print. Sarah spoke about the making of these, starting life as hand painted shapes with carefully crafted colour palettes, before working on the very clever repeats and use of negative space and finally block printing the final fabrics in India. I love how organic the shapes are and the textures created within block printing, wonderful to see hand and traditional techniques being used.
Whilst viewing Sarah Campbell's collection at the Tissus d'Helene showroom, I had a delve into the other artisanal fabrics and papers on display. Forever drawn to more vintage style florals and stripes, which thank fully were in abundance at this showroom. I love seeing the co-ordinating prints and colour palettes with these style of prints too. Lots of white or cream grounds with muted tones in the print seemed popular here, another nice way of subtly adding pattern into the home.
Lastly, some snaps from the ever inspiring Sanderson showroom. Always an interesting visit during London Design Week, loved these pink and green foliage prints and nature & woodland inspired themes.
I'll be using all of my collected inspiration from this years London Design Week, to inspire new interiors prints. If you are a brand or client looking for bespoke prints inspired by any of the themes, palettes or print styles above, please get in touch, I'd love to discuss how we can work together: https://www.harrietruscoedesign.co.uk/info