London based interiors store Decorum is full of Industrial and vintage furniture, lighting and accessories. With an online store and a shopping space in Boxpark, East London, Decorum is definately worth visiting. We love its carefully curated selection of products, offering a gorgeous collection to browse through. Choose from handmade ceramics to concrete topped tables, hanging glass picture frames to leather deckchairs.
‘With over 18 years experience in interiors and retail, I have always had a passion for good design, whether in a chair, a clock or even a spoon. Inspired by the modern classics, I want to discover our very own modern classics of today. Finding new products that stand the test of time and quality pieces to fall in love with. The profound reason for Decorum’
For those of us with green fingers or those with a love of outdoors, considering design, layout and purpose of their exterior space, whether it be a garden, land, balcony or courtyard, is just as important as indoor space design.
Explore our capital’s gardens over a weekend in June, to discover and learn ideas on horticulture, self sufficiency, garden design and making the most of whatever space you have. Spend the weekend in London’s ‘secret gardens’ that you might not ever get to see otherwise.
Time Out say: Discover London’s secret gardens over this weekend of viewings and openings. In 2017 more than 200 gardens will unlock their gates for a weekend to take part in this annual event, held in association with the National Trust. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes. 138 of the gardens taking part this year are normally closed to the public. A range of walking and cycle tours, special garden tours, family activities, art trails and poetry events will be announced closer to the weekend.
Ambling around Islington, London, there’s a confident statement about the growth of independent homeware stores – ensuring consumers are still keen for independent brands and a better quality of product.
On the popular Camden Passage, we find lovely Haygen, with a beautiful range of curated homeware, furniture and gifts from brands including Bloomimgville, House Doctor and On Interior.
Covering ceramics, prints, lighting, cushions, mirrors, gifts, even fashion and more.
They say, ‘To reflect an exciting time of growth and a change in business direction, Home & Pantry has rebranded to HAYGEN. HAYGEN, a lifestyle store dedicated to providing a careful curation of coveted and contemporary homeware, fashion & gifts with an exceptional customer experience both in store & online.
Founded in London in 2011 by Irish born Jenny Hughes, HAYGEN has grown into a one-of-a-kind destination lifestyle store for those seeking a unique mix of beautiful home furnishings, gifts and fashion items to reflect their personal style and fuel their passions. Mixing old and new with inspiration from the worlds of fashion, interiors and entertaining, we are committed to offering customers a curated mix of great products with a truly memorable customer experience; both online and in our store.’
Selfridges, London is running a season of workshops and events exploring the ideas and objects that make house a home.
‘Drawing on the creative spirit of The New Craftsmen’s makers, A Home for All is themed around a series of domestic rituals, which you can journey through to nurture your inner maker. Whether making sourdough bread around the table or albering in.haystacks – craft and materiality combine the physical activity, encouraging a sense of community, discussion, play and imagination.’
Running from March 31st – June 9th 2017.
There are still tickets available for May and June. Pick from sourdough making, rug weaving, maquette making and much more.
Full of new and vintage homeware After Noah is a treasure trove of curiosities, collectables and modern items. Based in Islington, London After Noah has been trading for over 25 years and has grown a huge following of loyal customers.
Head to the store on Upper Street to see mid century furniture from G Plan and Eames as well as a good selection of accessories, books and gifts. The experience will take you back in time with everything having a vintage and industrial feel. Our favourites include the G Plan sofas, vintage desk lamps and woven baskets.
If you can’t get to the store be sure to head to the website to see a selection of products.
The Design Museum, London is a great place to be inspired and get the creative juices flowing, and this up coming exhibition is no exeption. Breathing Colour explores how we use colour and how it behaves through shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.
‘Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents Breathing Colour; an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, the exhibition will make us question one of thr most elemental aspects of design.’