Head down to Pimlico and immerse yourself in one of its many homeware shops, selling stylish furniture, lighting and artworks. Here’s our round up of the best home design stores in this part of the capital.
Rose Uniacke's shop | Courtesy of Rose Uniacke
Head to Rose Uniacke for stylish sofas, armchairs, and even hanging lanterns. Uniacke prides herself on the belief that interior design can ‘change the way we live’. The company also offers a full interior design service, where it will work with you to re-do the inside of your flat.
This farmshop and café has a surprisingly good selection of homeware, which the company has been selling since 2003. In keeping with the Daylesford brand, many of the products are billed as ‘organic’. Shop here for ceramic crockery, glass storage jars, diffusers, and woollen blankets. The company has a real farm in Gloucestershire, which has been running for more than 40 years.
Try Linley for furniture and home accessories. Set up by David Linley in 1985, the shop aims to showcase the best of British design. It sells tables, shelving units, mirrors, sofas, chairs, glassware, and jewellery boxes. The brand believes in attention to detail and also designs its furniture with unusual features, like secret drawers.
Hemisphere Gallery specialises in high design quality 20th-century furniture and decorative objects sourced from Europe and America. Pieces generally date from between 1940 to 1980, including those designed by the likes of Phillip Lloyd Powell, George Nakashima, Jean Royere, Mathieu Mategot, and Georges Jouve. Hemisphere Gallery, 97 Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, UK, +44 20 7730 9810
Soane Britain was founded in 1997 by Lulu Lytle and Christopher Hodsoll. Since then, the brand has earned a reputation for its Englishness – all of its products are in keeping with British fashion and exuberance. Shop here for furniture, lighting, fabrics, and wallpapers. Soane Britain also offers a bespoke service, making products to order.
Shop at Howe for furniture, mirrors, fabrics, and lighting. Run by designer Christopher Howe, the shop sells furniture made using traditional 17th, 18th and 19th-century methods. It also makes products to order. As well as its own homeware, the company sells a range of antiques, too, like Georgian side-tables made from oak and a Modernist desk designed by James Leonard.
Lambert sells contemporary art and stylish furniture, including those by emerging designers. The brand also has a vintage collection, which currently features a 1980s table designed by architect Norman Foster and a pair of painted Surrealist French chairs. Lamberty has worked with some pretty big past clients, too, including The Dorchester Hotel, Sir David Tang, and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Are your carpets looking a bit threadbare? Head down to Luke Irwin, which specialises in making and designing hand-knitted rugs. There’s a variety of patterns and styles, including floral, geometric and Swedish. Different fabrics are used, too, like cashmere and silk The shop is rugs galore.
Bronze table at Cox London | Courtesy of Cox London
Shop in Cox London for good quality mirrors, tables, chairs, storage units, art, and lighting. Products are made from a variety of materials like bronze, silver, glass and wrought iron. The brand was founded in 2005 by husband-and-wife team Christopher and Nicola Cox, who are both sculptors and personally oversee the crafting of every piece. It’s a designer’s haven.
Have a browse in Arthur Brett for English-style furniture. All the pieces are made in the company’s workshop in Norwich, which has been churning out high-quality tables and chairs since 1860. The furniture is, on the whole, ornate and made from fine, polished wood.
Established by Andrew Webb and Geoff Collier in 2011, Collier Webb boasts a good selection of handcrafted furniture and lighting. You’ll find furniture, lighting and home accessories, like stylish starfish-shaped door knobs.