If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s how important our homes are. These are spaces where we live and love, as well as where we now work and play, so it’s more vital than ever that our homes are uplifting sanctuaries that reflect our own personalities. And if you’re looking for a way to give your home a joyful update, look no further than these new interiors collaborations.
If ever there was going to be a hotel that would spark a design range, it had to be Claridge’s. The Art Deco beauty is synonymous with style and elegance, and the homeware brand Summerill & Bishop has captured that perfectly with their new table linen collaboration inspired by the hotel’s legendary checkerboard lobby. Featuring checked linen tablecloths and matching napkins in classic black and white, powdery blue and soft olive green, now you can add a touch of Claridge’s magic to your own home.
The most joyful duo in the interiors world, Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe of 2LG Studio, have partnered up with Made to create a capsule collection packed full of pieces that will instantly elevate any room. The nine-piece range features many of the motifs the duo is known and loved for, including elegantly curved shapes, bold colours and plenty of wiggles and waves, picked out in everything from coffee tables and lamps to boucle armchairs and porcelain sideboards. The result is a perfect blend of Made’s contemporary design with 2LG’s retro charm.
When you think of Scandi interiors, bright colours may not be the first things that spring to mind, but that’s all about to change thanks to this new interiors collaboration between Swedish rug company Nordic Knots and British design duo Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey of Campbell-Rey. The three rugs they’ve created – which were all handmade and knotted by skilled weavers in northern India, using wool from New Zealand – feature jewel tones and striking patterns, from pink zigzags to green geometric squares and swirling ivy borders, and were inspired by the colour-rich Gustaviana movement.
Take a trip down memory lane with this chicly nostalgic collaboration from London-based illustrator Isla Simpson and fine European table linen purveyor Rebecca Udall. With its designs firmly rooted in 90s chintz, the whimsical collection features gloriously feminine scallop-edged napkins, swan-shaped placemats and Simpson’s signature bow, with the standout pieces being her ivory and apricot candy stripe bow placemats. With the entire range made out of the softest Italian linen, it’s the prettiest way to add instant style to any tablescape this season.
These wavy lampshades have proved so popular they sell out every single time they go on sale, which happens in specifically timed once-monthly drops (the next release will be at 7pm on Friday 29th October 2021). A collaboration between interiors editor Eleanor Cording-Booth, founder of the Instagram account @aconsideredspace, and Alex John, founder of Munro and Kerr. Each one is handmade in John’s London studio, using materials such as woven Japanese paper or slubby silk to create the perfect hand-stitched wave.
Launched in London in 2014, CommonRoom was created as a way to make high-quality art accessible to the many, rather than the few, and has become known for its contemporary wallpapers designed by artists, including Anna Chapman Parker, Susie Green and Fee Greening. Now there’s a new statement paper to add to the mix: the Lucky Leaf, designed by CommonRoom’s founder Kate Hawkins. Featuring a sketched canopy of clover on a white background, look closely and you’ll be able to spot several four-leaf stems that have been picked, with each one symbolising hope, faith, love and luck.
To mark this year’s London Design Festival, east London-based rug company Floor Story collaborated with designer Henry Holland on a range of seriously covetable rugs, which take their inspiration from the rave culture of the 80s and 90s. Featuring classic rave iconography, including the ubiquitous smiley face, psychedelic-style patterns and acid-house brights – these are statement pieces that really capture that heady ‘out of mind’ experience.
The queen of technicolour joy Olivia Rubin has teamed up with Liberty London on the designer’s first ever interiors collection, which is as full of picture-perfect pastel pieces and rainbow brights as you would imagine. Centring around bold colour and playful prints, Rubin’s modern take on femininity has been translated into everything from embroidered candy-coloured cushions and quilts to ombré pastel linen tablecloths and whimsical sorbet-striped tableware. Guaranteed to liven up any space, the whole collection is a colour-lover’s dream.