The inspiring shows and events...

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One of the most wonderful aspects of interior design is the beautiful and inspiring shows and exhibitions we are invited to…

Last night was the fun gathering at the Chelsea gardener with Grants blinds and Bassines, all very convivial with enough aspects to please even the most discerning eyes

If you are part of the industry the delicious design week starts on Sunday with it being open to the public the last 2 days, so if you are interested in interior design, then do take a peek, all the new collections will be launched amid a fan fare of design ideas.  Although we at April Hamilton love all aspects of design, whether it’s a bespoke kitchen or bathroom, walk in wardrobes or lighting, for me the fabrics are the most dynamic aspect because of the visual impact they make.  Take a relatively  neutral  palette, of the ever popular greys, without that pop of colour, the scheme can appear a little lacking, at worse case even lifeless and yet the same scheme with the vibrancy of colour, pattern and textures, if only from cushions -  suddenly evolves into full bloom …

We use almost all the fabric houses for our designs, so there is always something new to see, even after 25 years in the design world, I am truly amazed at how talented the textile designers really are. Creating an ever changing palette of textures, colours and application is quite something, if you aren’t in the industry it must look a relatively simple choice, but add to the mix, your clients brief, budget, personal tastes and the application it makes for a quite a complex mix, even for the seasoned designer

If you're new to the design world or will be visiting the harbour for the first time next week you must take a look at the reimagined classics at Porta Romana, also the Osborne and Little’s new Folium wallpaper collection as well as the seasonal exploration of the beautiful English landscapes at Cole and Sons.  This week will be filled with creative excellence and we'll be taking another step into a world of innate style. We are very excited to see Stark carpet’s new Halcyon collection in person too!

So I shall be in my element this coming week with my brilliant team  at my side, hope to see you there -

 

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