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Creating a home has never been more important as a means to influence your own world in your own way. Many of us want to disconnect and recharge and it is hugely empowering to create rooms where we can reflect and retreat from a fast-paced life. The bathroom has moved on from being a purely functional space to being a place of relaxation, inspired by natural beauty and colour. Create a sanctuary that seamlessly offers a visual connection between the bedroom and the bathroom. This graceful ‘Aqua’ basin from Alape at West One Bathrooms (shown in deep blue) is inspired by the nuances of water. The high-gloss glaze gives it a visual depth and ensures that every one is unique. Or sink into a deep ‘Pescadero’ bath by Victoria + Albert Baths (shown here in RAL matt salmon orange). Inspired by the sea, it features a distinctive wave-shaped rim. Don’t skimp on comfort either in these newly-imagined spaces. Embrace soft materials like this tactile ‘Tricotage’ and ‘Tricotage Rayé’ fabrics from the new collection by Dominique Kieffer at Rubelli/Donghia or use ‘Lily Pad’ porcelain tiles by Artisan of Devizes that feel delightful underfoot (shown here in admiral).

West One Bathrooms, Second Floor, Design Centre East
Victoria + Albert Baths, Third Floor, North Dome
Rubelli/Donghia, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Artisans of Devizes, Third Floor, Design Centre East

 

This ‘Ivy’ pedant by CTO Lighting is one of Tatler‘s picks for London Design Week 2019’s best in show. The British lighting brand is a new addition to the relaunched Fox Linton showroom, and ‘Ivy’ is typical of its collections, which use premium materials such as satin brass, hand-blown glass, alabaster and marble – with everything made in the UK.

Tatler‘s fashion market editor Olivia Bennett hand-picked 20 products across the showrooms, “chosen for their innovative use of colour, design, and above all else, expert craftsmanship”. Look out for the Tatler Loves swing tags at the show to discover her selection, which also includes a zingy tangerine-coloured ‘Pecadero’ bath at Victoria + Albert Baths and Manuel Canovas’s ‘Castillon’ fabric from Colefax and Fowler.

Old has never looked so right now, as we look to heritage and tradition to ground us and make sense of a fast-paced world. Just as the Burberry trenchcoat is subtly reinvented season after season, designers are showing their appreciation for what has gone before, but nearly always with a twist that makes the pieces right for today. The clean lines, symmetry and sophisticated palette of Art Deco are a big theme in everything from tiles to lighting, while the highly stylised flowers of Ottoman textiles – updated with non-traditional colour palettes – is another thread. In furniture, designers seek to reinvent a classic by upping the scale or adding a new finish.

Pictured (top to bottom) are a ‘Block’ rug from Birgit Israel; ‘Ritz Harlequin’ mosaic tiles from Artisans of Devizes; a ‘Scarsdale’ console from Davidson; ‘Bursa’ fabric by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd; and a ‘Strauss’ pendant from Wired Custom Lighting.

Birgit Israel, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Artisans of Devizes, Third Floor, Design Centre East
Davidson, First Floor, South Dome
Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd, Second Floor, South Dome
Wired Custom Lighting, Ground Floor, North Dome (pop up)

Beautiful brassware deserves a beautiful setting, whether that’s a smart kitchen, a divine bathroom – or a chic showroom. New to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Perrin & Rowe is synonymous with beautifully crafted brassware, chinaware and accessories, and its showroom is the first stand-alone space that the brand has opened. It is “designed to inspire” according to contracts manager Phillip Cole, and shows the company’s UK-made products across eight finishes and three collections. “The focal point of the showroom is an impressive curved wall, which displays brassware like precious jewellery,” says Cole. Dedicated meeting space will help facilitate Perrin & Rowe’s bespoke capabilities, from products that can be a laser-etched with a company name right down to the production of a completely new collection.

Perrin & Rowe, Third Floor, North Dome

Flowers and foliage are bold and bright – ready to be mixed and matched for a scheme that explodes in to life.

From left to right: ‘Soft Sandy Silk’ rug (101736A) rug, Stark Carpet. ‘Violante Lodo D’Oria’ vases, Miles x Bookshop. ‘Trivento’ bath and ‘Florin’ taps, Victoria & Albert Baths. ‘Delphine’ rug, Topfloor by Esti. ‘Eaton’ small ottoman (1M061) upholstered in ‘Magnolia’, (134), ‘Dragonfly’ sofa upholstered in ‘Magnolia’, (133) and cushion ‘Magnolia’ (134), a;; Mood at Flexform. ‘Pera’ silk and wool throw ((P-001), Topfloor by Esti. ‘Small Ball’ lamp (GLB77S), rhubarb with a ‘14” Bongo’ gathered shade, Porta Romana. Wallcoverings from left to right: ‘Ethereal’ (EANV111836), Anthology at Style Library. ‘Fleur’ (W5031/06), Weitzner at Altfield.‘Greenhouse’ (143-138 886), Brian Yates. ‘Windswept Moss’ (WPWIN-187), Quercus & Co., George Spencer Designs. Fabrics from left to right: ‘Paradiso’ (10757 843), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Andrea’ (F 3251 001), Pierre Frey. ‘Atlas’ (10756/874), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Midsummer’ (SC073-V2), Sheila Coombes at Brian Yates. Paints from left to right: ‘Kingly Grey’, Sanderson at Style Library, small cube in front, ‘Prussian’, smaller cube on top ‘Aqua’, tall cube behind ‘Monet’, all Zoffany at Style Library, larger cube under ottoman ‘French Lilac’, Sanderson at Style Library, smaller cube under ottoman leg, ‘Prussian’, cube behind sofa ‘Monet’, smaller cube behind sofa ‘Aqua’, all Zoffany at Style Library, pencil tips, ‘Porcelain’, ‘Monet’, both Zoffany at Style Library, ‘French Lilac’ Sanderson at Style Library, ‘Prussian’ Zoffany at Style Library, ‘Window Blue’ Sanderson at Style Library, paint brush handles and pencil stems ‘Architects White’, all Zoffany at Style Library

Kallista’s ‘Grid’ taps are cutting edge – the spout was created using 3D printing technology, a first for the company. The design was inspired by the fundamentals of the De Stijl movement, harnessing the visual impact of negative space with a crisply outlined, minimalist form. In on-trend matt-black, they can be seen at West One Bathrooms.

West One Bathrooms, Second Floor, Design Centre East