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These Are the Best Home Design Stores in Kensington
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These Are the Best Home Design Stores in Kensington

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Updated: 5 February 2018
Kensington has plenty of interior design shops selling all the homeware you need to give your place a makeover, such as furniture, wallpaper and lighting. Here’s our round-up of the best home design stores in this swanky part of West London.
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Mint

Set up in 1998, Mint sells homeware designed by both internationally renowned and emerging artists. Many of the pieces on sale are made exclusively for this shop. Products include sleek wooden coffee tables; modular armchairs; glass display cabinets and decorative vases. Mint also offers a interior design service, where it will work with you to revamp your home.

Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London, UK +44 20 7225 2228

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Andrew Martin

Founded by designer Martin Waller, Andrew Martin has been going since 1978 – so you’re in good hands. The brand sells a range of homeware, all inspired by travel. Pieces include animal print wallpaper; metal desk lamps; wooden cabinets and brass-framed coffee tables. Many of the products aim to showcase hidden cultures from across the world.

Andrew Martin, 190-196 Walton St, Chelsea, London, UK +44 2072 255 100

Andrew Martin showroom 190 Walton Street, London SW3 www.andrewmartin.co.uk

Andrew Martin’s showroom | Courtesy of Andrew Martin

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Jimmie Martin

Jimmie Martin sells funky statement pieces, including furniture, lighting, wallpaper and statues. Designs are characterised by bright and bold colours, graffitied-on slogans and garish cartoons. Homeware from this shop will certainly stand out in your living room, and be a conversation starter for your guests. The shop makes bespoke products, too.

Jimmie Martin, 77 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London, UK +44 207 938 1852


This luxury home interiors company sells a range of ‘classic and timeless’ furniture, such as cushions, coffee tables, lamps, mirrors and ceramic crockery. It recently added a V&A line of products too, including bowls, vases and jars, all inspired by the West London museum. India Jane also has a branch in nearby King’s Road, as well as in Wembley.

India Jane, 130 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, UK +44 20 7351 9940

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Cassina

This Italian designer has been running since 1927, and opened its first UK shop in Knightsbridge in 2012. The brand boasts a plethora of homeware, including chairs, beds, sofas, tables and cabinets. Casino’s renowned collections have included furniture designed by legendary architects and designers including Le Corbusier, Mackintosh, Wright, Bellini, Lissoni, Magistretti, Pesce and Ponti.

Cassina, 238 – 242 Brompton Road, London, UK +44 20 7584 0000

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Cassina | Courtesy of Cassina © Andrea Bartoluccio

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Katharine Pooley

This award-winning interior designer offers a range of swish furniture, lighting and accessories. The pieces are generally high-end and luxury items such as crystal perfume bottles and soap dispensers, as well as stainless steel champagne buckets.

Katharine Pooley, 160 Walton Street, Kensington, London, UK +44 20 7584 3223

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Katharine Pooley’s products | Courtesy of Katharine Pooley

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OKA

OKA was founded in 1999 – by Annabel Astor, Sue Jones and Lucinda Waterhouse – and specialises in designer furniture of both traditional and contemporary styles. Stock includes sofas, armchairs, dining tables, desks, cabinets and beds. The brand also sells lighting, tableware, artificial plants and decorative objects.

OKA, 155-167 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, UK +44 20 7581 2574

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Established in 2007 by Pavlo Schtakleff, Sé’s pieces are inspired by 20th-century furniture and characterised by a ‘curvaceous aesthetic and a spirit of play’. The brand sells suave armchairs, barstools, side tables, cabinets and sofas. It also offers mirrors and lighting.

Sé Showroom, 60 Fulham Road, London, UK +44 20 7627 4282

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Sé’s homeware | Courtesy of Sé

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Founded in 2005 by Swedish interior designer Ebba Thott and Danish designer dealer Nina Hertig, this shop specialises in 20th-century design. It sources from ‘niche’ manufacturers, with products including ceramic kitchenware, chairs, lighting, textiles and storage units. The company also offers a full interior design service, where Thott and Hertig will redesign the interior of your home for you.

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Design Museum Shop

Head down to the Design Museum Shop for stylish homeware, including a spinning top-shaped salt and pepper set; a set of five bowls designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune that neatly stack together, and a cushion made from knotted material. While you’re there, check out the Design Museum itself, which moved into its snazzy new home in the former Commonwealth Institute last year. The museum was given a makeover by architects John Pawson and OMA.

Design Museum Shop, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, UK +44 20 3862 5900