home: event [ party ]
To celebrate the start of London Design Week and their new and exclusive Morten range launch, Heals are hosting a free party, all welcome.
Shop + party, together with opportunities to do Scandinavian themed creative workshops, gin tasting and nibble on Danish delights. All this in the comfort of their Tottenham Court Road store in central London.
Click the link to find out more
20th September 6-9pm
home: event [ The London Artisan ]
Part of the London Design Festival is The London Artisan at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.
‘The London Artisan offer’s a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and place; meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping’
16 – 17 September [ free entry ]
11am – 6pm
home: event [ mid century collage workshop ]
Get along to Heals, London for this introductory workshop with illustrator Eloise Renouf. Learn about the principles of colour and composition through collage.
‘Guests will meet the designer and author of the bestselling 20 Ways To Draw A Tree. Eloise will be on hand to guide all guests with hints, tips and her designer’s eye as they create their own mid-century inspired pieces to take home. All materials are provided’
September 17th / 1pm – 3pm
Tickets available from eventbrite.co.uk [ £25 ]
home: event [ midcentury fair ]
Another great date for the diary. If you’re a fan of midcentury design, homeware and furniture then this is a must.
Head to East London on October 15th for the next Midcentury East event
home: event [ interiors styling workshop ]
A definite must-do workshop for advice and guidance for new interior stylists and people wanting expert teaching on professional styling. Great for individuals or small businesses looking to improve their visual presence, store or space design or learn ways to style and present homes and interiors in everyday work or even personal spaces.
Book your place on this workshop on Wednesday 23 August at the Future + Found store in London.
225A Brecknock Road, London N19 5AA
6pm – 8pm
An interior styling workshop covering editorial and commercial styling. Discovering the real life workings of one of the UKs most successful contemporary interior stylists. Learning about differnet project types, you will begin to understand the stages from initial brief, research, design, and sourcing through to final concept. An outline of types of styling will be examined through out the workshop: permanent design / decoration, non permanent space such as a trade show, and editorial shoots in a magazine.
Despina Curtis is an experienced Interior Stylist, Art Director and Spacial Designer who has worked in the interiors and design industry for over 10 years. Despina started her career as Style Editor of Elle Decoration UK before moving onto Wallpaper* magazine as Deputy Interiors Editor. Other editorial titles Despina has worked on are The Guardian and Observer magazines, Surface, Vanity Fair, Esquire and PORT. She is a contributing editor of Living Corriere magazine in Milan.
Includes wine & refreshments.
home: event [ Colour Clinic ]
If you love experimenting with colour in your home but are unsure which colours work together or how best to make the most of a colour, then this afternoon course is for you.
Hosted by Future & Found and Rebecca Harkness you will explore how colour effects our daily life and how we make decisions based on those colours.
Get tickets here.
Sunday 1st Oct [ 14:00 – 16:00 ]
[ £45 ]
home: event [ Leighton House Museum ]
With various exhibitions running throughout the year, the architectural and interiors gem, Leighton House Museum, is definitely worth a visit.
12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ
Monday to Friday: +44 (0) 20 7602 3316
Saturday and Sunday: +44 (0) 20 7471 9160
Time Out say;
Leighton House reopened in April 2010 after a £1.6 million refurbishment which has uncovered and restored many of the decorative schemes and features of the house, as well as a previously unseen staircase. In the 1860s the artist Frederic Leighton commissioned his friend, the architect George Aitcheson, to build him a showpiece house in Holland Park, which he filled with classical treasures from all over the world, as well as his own works and those of his contemporaries. The house was a work of art in itself, with every inch decorated in high style inspired by the studios Leighton had seen on his extensive European travels. There were magnificent reception rooms downstairs designed for lavish entertaining, and a dramatic staircase leading to a huge light-filled studio taking up most of the first floor. Four extensions were added over the years, the most striking addition the ‘Arab Hall’, designed to showcase Leighton’s huge collection of sixteenth-century Middle Eastern glazed tiles. The house was created as a stage on which Leighton could play out his role as a great artist, contrasting with the tiny single bedroom, the only private space in the whole house. Today, the house is still an architectural treasure trove which belies its somewhat dour exterior and the museum holds, or has on loan, some fine paintings as well as drawings and sketches.