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Design inspiration and where to find it

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to have an hour of freedom, so I had to chose wisely on how to spend it. Oh how I was pleased with my choice. I spent the hour having a tour of the world-renowned Chelsea Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour.

With over 600 brands and 120 showrooms the design centre is the world’s premier interior design centre to discover world class talent.

Throughout the tour we were able to visit a number of inspirational showrooms to get an insiders view on some of the biggest names in the industry.

All of the showrooms were so welcoming and friendly with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with us, I really can’t recommend the tour enough. Led by the lovely Maggie it was a fantastic way to spend an hour of my day. I came away feeling truly inspired by the people, brands, products and showrooms we visited.

We visited a number of showrooms at the Chelsea Design Centre including:

Porta Romana

Iconic lighting and furniture Made In Britain, synonymous with unique design and artisanal craftsmanship.

The image below is of the Nova Ceiling light and it is part of the new cosmos collection. The unique design features suspended metal discs. Encapsulating the design and craftsmanship at the heart of Porta Romana by using the traditional technique of sand casting, each disc is moulded from molten metal and hand-finished to achieve its textured surface.

Porta Romana Lighting

J Robert Scott

Robert Scott, Inc. the luxury home furnishings manufacturer was founded in 1972 in Los Angeles by Hall of Fame designer Sally Sirkin Lewis.

Mckinney and Co

McKinney & Co have long been established as one of the UK’s leading and most trusted designers of window furniture.

Artisans of Devizes

One of the world’s leading stone companies, offering natural stone flooring, exclusive wall tiles & bespoke stone creations for home & commercial projects.

Birgit Isarel

The Birgit Israel Home & Boutique Stores stock a luxurious collection of furniture, accessories, clothing & jewellery from around the globe.

Birgit Isarel

Turnell and Gigon

Turnell and gigon, exclusive distributors of fabrics within the uk for brands including charles burger fabrics, clarence house fabrics and decortex firenze fabrics.

Turnell and Gigon

A big thank you to the showrooms for being so welcoming and inspiring. You can find out more about the design tours at the Chelsea Design Centre here.

All images used are mine except for the Turnell and Gigon image above