What’s happening on Wednesday


11.30am – 12.30pm: Design Lecture hosted by Homes & Gardens ‘Life, Work and Design Philosophy’

Award-winning designer and entrepreneur Kelly Hoppen MBE talks to deputy editor Giles Kime about her design influences and plans for the future.


2pm – 4.30pm: Afternoon Masterclass hosted by Livingetc with two inspiring sessions:

‘A Passion for Pattern and Colour’

Art director and co-founder of Patternity Anna Murray, textile designer Clarissa Hulse and interior designer and writer Rita Konig share their wealth of experience in identifying perfect combinations of shade and pattern. Chaired by Kate Burnett.

‘A Very Individual Style’

Kit Kemp, in conversation with editor Bethan Ryder, reveals the secrets of her vibrant, eclectic style.

(Bethan replaces Suzanne Imre).


1.30pm: Happy Home by Rebecca Winward

5pm: A Living Space by Kit Kemp


11am and 3pm:Decorating Trends’

Informal presentations based on the new Colefax and Fowler & Jane Churchill Autumn collections.

Colefax and Fowler – Ground Floor, South Dome


2pm: ‘Q & A Session with Emily Mould’

Q & A session with Emily Mould, design director of Romo, who will be pleased to answer all of your design questions and give you some useful design tips.

Romo – First Floor, North Dome




All Day: Fitted Furniture Consultations’

To coincide with the launch of their fitted furniture service Davidson hosts special fitted furniture consultations. Book an appointment in advance on 020 7751 5537 to guarantee your time with the designers.

Davidson – First Floor, South Dome


All Day: ‘The Editor’s Picks’

Ten of the most influential editors in fashion and lifestyle give a Designers Guild chair of their choice a personal twist.

Designers Guild – 267 King’s Road SW3


Every Afternoon: ‘British Celebration Design Clinic’

Design director Kate Erwich is on hand to answer questions and give her expert advice.

Evitavonni – Second Floor, South Dome


All Day: ‘Audio Visual Demonstration Incorporating Automated Blinds’

Philharmonic AV Ltd is providing a relaxed ambience showcasing design-friendly speakers and demonstrating the newly installed silent automated blinds. Grab a mojito and add some songs to the playlist.

Fox Linton – Second Floor, North Dome


2pm – 4pm: Nanz Open House’

Watch a short video of how Nanz handles are made in the Long Island factory.

The Nanz Company – Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

All Day: ‘The Then and Now of Silk Weaving’

At this informal demonstration find out how new computer technology has changed silk weaving over the last 50 years.

The Silk Gallery – Ground Floor, Centre Dome


All Day: ‘Wonka Party’

Head to StudioTex for a sweet shop party featuring Knoll Studio Children’s Furniture. There is a chocolate fountain, sweeties and party bags – one even containing a winning ticket!

StudioTex – Fourth Floor, Design Centre East


All Day: ‘Cabrits Experience’

Relax in a spa environment and try the new ‘Cabrits’ bath. Share your views of the latest model for a chance to win a spa day.

Victoria + Albert Baths – Second Floor, North Dome

All Day: ‘On View’

Papers from the magnificent archive and original hand-carved wooden blocks are on display in the refurbished showroom. Join them in the afternoon for a glass of Prosecco and nibbles.

Cole & Son – Ground Floor, Centre Dome


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