‘Carpet and Home’ doesn’t seem to cover it somehow, this shop is 350,000 square feet of the stuff Interior Designer’s dreams are made of.
Every taste is catered for and arranged beautifully over six floors in a fabulous building that feels like a huge warehouse. The industrial features and rough luxe decoration is the perfect backdrop for the huge array of styles this emporium has to offer.
I’m lucky that Mr S enjoys design and home ware shops, but I decided to go on my own so I could relax without worrying about him getting bored. Lucky I did, as I wandered around for hours, walking around the some floors multiple times so I didn’t miss anything.
My favourite floor is the first, it’s an eclectic mix of accessories with everything from apothecary bottles to Tom Dixon lighting and those tiny quartz eggs (does anyone buy them?) The arrangements of the products is inspired, in one area furniture was literally piled up.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by choice and although constrained by purse and suitcase size I spent most of my time lost in labyrinthine indecision. I was so close to buying a colour reform rug for my hallway that I had to force myself out of the 6th floor.
I emerged, inspired and exhausted with lots of bits and pieces, including this decoupage eye bowl by New York Artist John Derian. It was surprisingly difficult to choose between the left and the right eye…
I apologise for the lack of posts since I got back to England. It’s been hectic catching up with work and sorting out the flood we had from our water softener during the holiday. Our lovely wood floor and skirting boards will have to be ripped up (for the second time in three years) and the floor dried out before the replacement is laid. Even a gorgeous colour reform rug couldn’t have made it any better :(
On a positive note, it’s all in hand with the insurance and we should have a shiny new floor before Christmas (fingers crossed).
I have a question for you, should I get the same floor or choose something different?