Showing posts with label Boutiques. Show all posts
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Monday, 18 April 2011

London Neighborhoods: Chelsea's Design District- A Decorater's Paradise

Chelsea is an area of West London, England, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia . To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King's Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea. Chelsea in it hey day was popular along Kings Road magnetizing a plethora of hipsters and hippies.

Map of Chelsea

 Now, it also serves as a mecca for Interior Decoraters/Architects and Designers. I had the pleasure of attending a workshop at the Chelsea Design Centre  in 2010.The Design Centre offers a one stop venue for home furnishings from fabrics and wallpapers to furniture, mirrors and more. I enjoyed Mulberry Home ( Fabrics) and The Silk Gallery ( fabrics) which  is an English fabric company weaving silks with other fibres including cashmere and linen this season. I also fancied Cutture ( haute couture stationary) who create laser cut designs for stationary and will undertake bespoke


The Chelsea Design Centre has some beautiful finery, however, I found their prices exorbitant, however, I personally derived much satisfaction and inspiration from my visit there. This tea cup lamp looks easy to make, a bit of wire and a few porcelain tea cups.

Quirky Tea Cup Lamp at Design Center

The Design Centre is a pretty amazing building that houses hundreds of interior design brands all under one roof. It's an incredible resource for Interior Designers/ Decoraters in London. Chelsea is also great fun and inspirational just to peak  into all the delectably charming  and one of a kind unique boutiques and galleries.



Chelsea Harbour Design Centre has around 70 showrooms selling soft furnishings and is open from Monday to Friday for the trade and the public. There are many well known showrooms in the design centre from Colefax and Fowler to Mary Fox Linton. London Design Week and Focus also take place in the design centre annually.

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Address

411 The North Chambers
Chelsea Harbour
SW10 0XF
Telephone:+44 (0)20 7225 9166

Next in CHELSEA in the 60's !


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