Looking for design ideas from London Design Week? We’ve got it covered

Last month I reminisced about the top design finds from Maison & Objet in Paris. This month the spotlight falls on London, which inspired style enthusiasts from around the world with London Design Week, held from the 12 - 17 March at the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour.

Although there were lots of fabulous furniture pieces for us to gush over; David Seyfried’s elegant Editor’s Chair was one, while Decorus’ beautiful new Kensington bar cabinet was another. This month I am focusing on fabrics and wall coverings owing to the pivotal role they play in interior design.

I hope you have as much fun reading about my top picks from the show as I did finding and writing about them.


Nothing reaffirms the strong connection between the wonderful world of interiors and the catwalk than a collaboration between a high-profile interiors brand and a leading fashion designer. Featuring some of his most iconic designs, unsurprisingly, the Jean Paul Gaultier for Lelievre wallpaper collection punches high in the styles stakes.



If Sanderson’s new Art of the Garden series of prints, embroideries and wallpapers doesn’t encourage you to be bold with botanics then, frankly, nothing will. This enchanting collection is inspired by gardens throughout history and the paintings that recorded their beauty.



As a lover of the roaring 20s, it’s no surprise that the Art Deco-inspired Trimmings collection from Palladio caught my eye, cleverly capturing the legendary style of the Gatsby era with beaded fringes, tassels, metallic effects and gorgeous geometric prints.



If, like me, you’re a lover of geometric styling then you’ll be pleased as punch to hear that this trend shows no sign of letting up. Proving the point is the debut collection by Parisian designer Sarah Lavoine, featuring a clever combination of panoramic panels featuring horizontal, vertical and 3D geometric patterns. Apostrophe was designed in partnership with French brand Nobilis.


Pierre Frey

Pierre Frey invites you to discover the mysterious art of the Miao people from the Guizhou province of China with its quirky Maoming textile range. The irresistible blend of Ikats, batiks, pleats and geometric embroideries in a vivid colour palette, really captures the imagination. Pair with wallpaper from its Guizhou collection for a truly bold statement.



Arte’s daring Spectra collection promises to bring rooms to life thanks to a three-dimensional effect achieved using thermoforming. Available in four patterns and 20 colours, each irresistible design promises to lend character and depth to plain walls.



Spotted at the Colefax and Fowler showroom was this season’s offering from fabric brand Larsen. Inspired by nature, each fabric features distinctive designs such as the lines of tree bark, leaf veins and fossilised stones. The result is a heady mix of textured fabrics, woven embroideries on linen and elegant silks in an exquisite colour palette.