There are so many gorgeous and inspirational collections on show at London Design Week that it can become overwhelming trying to see how things can work together to produce the most beautiful, harmonious and exceptional living spaces.
We thought it would be fun for each of us who attended to select five things that caught our eye and captured our imagination. These don't necessarily belong together, but would be real showstoppers as part of scheme. As always our focus is on craftsmanship, timeless elegance and quality.
Here are Janine's Top Five:
From the Iconic American designer - a ceramic glazed tile available in crackle, gloss and matte finishes in a huge range of colours. I love these beautiful subtle earthy colours and organic textures which remind me of Japanese raked sand patterns found in Zen gardens. These would make a stunning feature wall in kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces.
It was easy to be distracted by the stunning range of hand crafted lights on display at Porta Romana, but I also found their furniture range to be equally inspiring. This unusual decorative/feature chair particularly caught my eye, with its interesting geometry and exquisite craftsmanship. Made from a beautiful natural sustainable ash in two designs, which would make an interesting focal point as an individual piece or as a matching pair.
An eye-catching contemporary take on a traditional globe light, with large blue/grey glass globe. My favourite version is perfectly complimented by warm-toned brass details, but the chrome option is equally striking. The vintage style 'squirrel cage' light bulb and braided cord (very on trend) adds interest and a more contemporary feel. Available in three sizes with 4 glass finishes. We have recently presented this light as an option for one of our clients.
A beautifully crafted 'solid' feeling lever handle, with an interesting 'wrapped' sculptural detail. Displayed in this lovely aged bronze finish in the showroom, but available in many other reflective and aged metal finishes.
A striking new eclectic collection of contemporary trims in a beautiful range of 'paired back' jewel colours. I love the simple, contrasting repeated geometric designs with a sophisticated textural quality, like so many of the C&C fabric ranges. These could be the perfect finishing touch to a range of indoor and outdoor soft furnishings.