Everything you ever wished for your apartment and even more.
Even if you are not planning on buying design furniture or Italian tiles for your bathroom, Design Centre Chelsea Harbor is well worth visiting.
A dazzling space for 90 showrooms and over 500 international interior brands. At over 90,000 square feet, it is the largest of its kind in Europe and well-established as a leading design destination. Design Centre occupies three huge glass domes – south, central and north. The space is cleverly decorated with huge pots of trees and orchids, and the installations coming from the dome ceilings are always changing. One time it could be figures of the geese, another time, shining black fish with disco balls.
There is an amazing book store right by the entrance- RIBA Bookshop where you can come to keep up to date with all the latest trends. There are two coffee shops here as well.
Apart from just selling interior design products, Design Centre runs ‘Focus’, which gives great access to everything new, not only to trade specialists but to the general public, before it reaches the stores’ shelves. They also take part in London Design Week by running free seminars, lectures, and master classes.
After you are done with Versace sofas and all that stuff, go and have a walk around the Chelsea harbor itself. Built in the late 1980s it contains luxury apartments, a 5-star home named Wyndham Grand surrounding a small marina with beautiful yachts and boats.
Perfect place for “Lomography-ing”, in my opinion.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
Closest tube station is Fulham Broadway. Can also be reached via Imperial Wharf overground station.