Chelsea’s King’s Road and the surrounding areas are filled with homeware stores selling furniture, crockery, fabrics and wallpaper. Here’s our pick of the best home design stores in this fancy bit of West London.
Founded in 2005 by Swedish interior designer Ebba Thott and Danish designer dealer Nina Hertig, this shop specialises in 20th-century design and sourcing from ‘niche’ manufacturers – products include ceramic kitchenware, chairs, lighting, textiles and storage units. The company also offers a full interior design service, where Thott and Hertig will come redesign the interior of your home for you.
Those with a taste for Asia should check out Opium. The vibrant shop sells Indian furniture, mirrors and cushions, as well as Buddha and Ganesha statues. Check out the store’s designer jewellery, too.
Lorfords sells both contemporary and antique furniture, so is a good place to shop if you want pieces from different periods. All the modern furniture is made in the Cotswalds, while the older stuff ranges from the 18th to the 20th centuries. According to Lorfords, it offers the ‘largest collection of antique and midcentury furniture in Europe’.
Established in 2012, this award-winning furniture shop allows you to create your own furniture. Customers can choose from a range of woods, finishes and fabrics to design their unique product. The shop also offers pieces in Scandivanian and Nordic designs, which can be made to measure.
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, which are all inspired by the West London museum. India Jane has branches in Wembley and Kensington, too.
India Jane, 121 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London, UK, +44 20 7351 9940