Interior Design Trend Watch: London Design Week 2023
Spring harbours the prospect of new beginnings, longer days and warmer weather. Next week, I’m also looking forward to discovering the latest interior design trends and inspiration at this year’s London Design Week 2023 at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Every year, I’m taken by the creative brilliance of house guests in attendance at the trade show.
As we prepare to usher in a new season, there’s a new colour waiting in the wings to transcend and revive any luxury interior: Green. Last September, various shades of green made the cut at Pantone’s Spring/Summer 2022 Trends, including Fair Green (described as a calming, restorative and restful shade of green) and Fragile Sprout (a ‘sharp and acidic, visually arresting’ shade of the colour). While the former blends well in the background, the latter lends itself to pops of colour in various accents around the home, (as we will see in upcoming collections preparing to debut at LDW 2023).
Here’s what else I’m looking out for at this year’s London Design Week 2023:
Eccotrading Design London will release a new collection and unveil its showroom for the event in the coming days. I am certain we can expect exclusive furniture, lighting and decor, including more of their iconic abstract art pieces, bronze objets, and molten lava vases. On the 14th of March, between 14-14.30 pm, they’ll host a conversation between award-winning interior designer Ed O’Donnell, founder of Angel O’Donnell Designs, and Patrick Gill, owner of Eccotrading Design London, about how to “Create Immersive Experiences In Interior Spaces Using Art”
Over at the Thibaut Showroom, I am eagerly awaiting to discover the new collection including Eden, a wallpaper and fabric collection that takes a new approach to traditional styles. Modern Resource 3, a textured wallcovering with a modern aesthetic, is also on my list of must-sees. And Tapes & Trims Vol. 2 will also expand my accessory toolkit.
Fabric house, The Romo Group, will also be in attendance. The Group, which is celebrating 120 years, will showcase a diversity of style across six distinct fabric, wallcovering and home accessories brands including, Romo, Black Edition, Kirkby Design, Mark Alexander, Villa Nova and Zinc Textile, each with its own signature style and colour palette. This season, I’ll be on the lookout for Villa Nova’s collection of fabrics, wallcoverings and accessories (made in collaboration with potter Kyra Cane); linens and handcrafted wallcoverings from Mark Alexander; “nature reimagined” in Romo’s latest offerings; and Zinc Textile’s Chiaroscuro range, where the focus will be on the brand’s iconic combination of black and white.
New arrivals in the GP&JBaker department give us a glimpse into timeless, understated prints and embroideries of birds and florals in a soft colour palette. Available in fabric or wallpaper, Ashmore is inspired by the English Countryside and designed to bring nature indoors. The Ashmore Wallpaper Collection is an exquisite choice of wallcovering: elegant, lively and adaptable to all kinds of interiors, including luxury interiors. Moreover, the Bridport Collection blends illustrations, printed design with iconic checks and stripes, creating a fresh and contemporary atmosphere for a laid-back effect.
I’m anticipating eye-catching fabrics and prints from Colefax and Fowler. In their latest collection from Manuel Canovas, we can expect to see beautiful brushstrokes of delicate floral prints, meticulous attention to detail of finely woven jacquards and plush velvets – all in a colour palette that ties together each design. The all-new Marcel Collection is noteworthy for its jacquard forming a diamond pattern (available in severn colours), best suited for curtains or upholstery.
Heathfield Lighting will be on hand to brighten up the event. This spring, they’re adding accents of colour, like this Lampshade in Olive Green weave fabric, to invite warm and welcoming spaces. Perhaps we can also look forward to more unique and exquisite pendant designs, similar to the Orla 5 Light Horizontal Pendant.
With over 120 showrooms and 600 international brands expected in attendance, there’s much more to look forward to at LDW 2022 this year. As luxury interior designers, we will be pouring over the latest interior design trends and collections. Watch this space as we continue to report on our findings and follow April Hamilton on Instagram (@april_hamilton_designs) for more luxury interior design inspiration.
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