London Design Week & Spring Interiors

A busy last week at London Design Week 2016, Chelsea Harbour Design Centre & the sunshine has been inspiring new Spring Interiors with lots of colour and patterns being ordered from our studio collections. What a difference the sunshine makes to our mood and interest in changing our home interiors.

I had a lovely start to the weekend with a run in the sunshine around the West End of Glasgow. Also really chuffed with all the flowers in my garden. The pots and raised beds are full of flowers from all the bulbs I planted in November, a real treat and makes all the hard work worthwhile.

It was a good to be in London last week for London Design Week, for client meetings and a chance to catch up what is happening in the world of interiors. It was lovely to see a lot more colour and pattern being used. There were a lot of blues, blue & white and the main display focus in Chelsea Habour Design Centre being a dress made of 400 blue paper flowers by Zoe Bradley.

I then went to see a friends new flat in St Katherine Dock to help them choose fabrics, privacy blinds, wallpapers, flooring, furniture and paint colours. What a stunning part of London to wake up in overlooking the boats and the Shard! You even get a glimpse of Tower Bridge. I love this part of London as it feels so quite and tranquil, yet so close to the city.

I love thinking about the mix of colours and textures and look forward to showing you the before and after photos very soon. A bit of background on the choices so far though – As it will eventually be rented we are going with a neutral scheme for the walls / curtains and then adding the pops of colour through the cushions and art on the walls. They are looking at using Plectrum feather grey for the curtains with blackout lining & whisper white roller blinds from makeablind.co.uk.

Then this weekend has been a time to catch up on admin jobs & time with family and friends.

Yesterday was a wonderful day with close friends raising money for Action for Children at a charity lunch with 400 ladies! The Women of Influence awards lunch is a day to celebrate women and raise money to help disadvantaged children in Scotland. I am very proud to say that my stylist friend Vicky Fleming-Brown has been on the committee for 16 years, organising these amazing events. This year the finalists were for Sport, Maureen McGonigle / Politics & Law, Patricia Comiskey / Arts & Media, Dr Anne Lornr Gillies / Health & Education, Linda McDonald OBE / Business, Lady Susan Haughey. The winner was announced at the lunch – Lady Susan Haughey co-founder and owner of City Refrigeration Holdings Ltd.  The Action For Children Scotland Community Award went to Gina Thom. It was amazing to see both winners at the lunch and hear their stories.

Entertainment was very good with singers Morven Brown and Soul Town. It is fascinating looking at all the outfits and meeting up with many business friends. They raised over £60k for the charity, which all go to help disadvantaged children across Scotland.