Highlights from London Design Week 2017

In the glorious sunshine, I headed to Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour for London Design Week, and I thought I’d share some of my highlights.

The floristry by Larry Walshe

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The Domes were decked out in unusual plant and flower displays, all designed by the fantastic florist Larry Walshe.  Many of the pieces reflected the rise in popularity of terrariums and enclosed plants, tying in with this years theme of the science of design.   The crowning glory was the large Newton’s Cradle installation, displayed in the Centre Dome.

I attended the workshop with the man himself, where he created this gorgeous display.  Explaining his process while deftly entwining beautiful roses, he made it look incredibly easy!  I came away with a few pro tips and a whole lot of inspiration.


Savoir Beds

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I joined the Discovery Tour in the afternoon, where we were taken to the Savoir showroom.  They offer the highest quality bespoke mattresses, all handmade and using natural materials.  After a quick lie on the £66,000 mattress found in the presidential suite at the Savoy, we were treated to a quick demonstration by a master craftsman – truly magical!  Find out more about their work here 


Christopher Peacock

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On the guided tour, we also had a good nose round the Christopher Peacock showroom.  A relatively new addition to Design Centre, Christopher Peacock have an excellent reputation in the USA (with a handful of presidents and countless celebrities as their clientele), and their first UK showroom is the company’s attempt to crack the UK market.  With the gorgeous cabinetry displayed, it won’t be long before we Brits cotton on!

Take a peek at their website here for a bit more about this fantastic designer’s story.


It was great to see the gorgeous showrooms at Chelsea Harbour, and with the great programme of events offered this is one to visit every year!