Design Directions SS24

Once again the very talented Arabella McNie, at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, has curated the key Design Directions SS24 to watch out for

By keeping a close eye on the new fabric, wallpaper, furniture and lighting launches at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, creative director Arabella McNie has been able to pull together seven distinct interior trends from the tropical Palm Beach to the whimsical Enchanted Isle. You can see these gorgeous products at London Design Week Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2024

Bloomsbury – pays homage to the Bloomsbury creatives who lived and worked during the early 20th century. Light hearted rather than studied, the design direction is layered, eclectic and charming. It’s about filling your home with beautiful things, seeing furniture as art and painting every available surface. Think comfortable tweeds, woollen weaves and painterly prints.

Enchanted Isle – showcases decorative and dreamlike wallcoverings and fabrics that take the eye on a journey to imaginary places. Realised in a pastel palette of pistachio, lemon, lavender and lilac. These colours set the backdrop to the most whimsical Design Direction of the season.

Hot Tropics – elaborate and intricate the Hot Tropics design direction is bursting with sizzling design and a warm, mixed palette of orange, green, blue and charcoal. Many of the designs are reminiscent of basket weaving techniques.

Spice Route Design Direction 2024

Spice Route – creates a sense of journeying from East to West collecting treasures along the way. The palette ranges from caramel and nutmeg to olive with touches of precious metal that add a shimmer to the look. Nomadic blanket textures, tactile weaves and giant pom-pom fringes set the tone

Tessellate – is all about repeated patterns. With an abundance of triangle and diamond shapes this design direction takes inspiration from all forms of tile motifs and plays with scale and optical illusion. Based around a muted palette of natural stone and wood

Palm Beach Design Directions SS24

Palm Beach – this bright and breezy direction is best summed up as old world charm with a tropical feel. Lattice motifs plus fretwork and rattan create a sense of indoor/outdoor, which suits the world of Palm Beach socialites as they entertain on their lawns. Palm Beach style has been described as ‘classic but with a bit of drama’ found here in a winning combination of zingy leaf green with marine blue across floral and palm leaf prints.

Abstraction Design Directions SS24

Abstraction – is all about taking the essence of something and distilling it down into abstract forms, in many instances with a painterly brush stroke effect. This design direction mixes ovals, circles and abstract lines, largely with an earthy and neutral palette although there are accents of hot yellow, rust and sage

If you would like specific details of any of the products shown in these mood boards, e.mail me here: and you can meet Arabella McNie here

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