Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria’s Favourites

Must visit London pop-up stores

Wicklewood 123 Sydney Street, SW3, 19th-29th Nov. 10am-7pm.

Remember the amazing pop-up that Wicklewood did last Summer? Well, get ready for more pattern, colour, irresistible gifts and new arrivals at their Winter Shop. Throughout the pop-up, they’ll be also welcoming leaders of design into The Revolving Room to transform the space using their own signature style. Each designer will makeover and take over the room, using their favourite pieces from Wicklewood and their partner brands: BlithfieldPookyPartnership Editions and Arlo & Jacob

Matilda Goad 297 Westbourne Grove W11, 7th-18th November. 10 am-7pm 

Decorated in a palette of handpicked hues from Farrow & Ball’s new colour collection, Matilda Goad’s pop up store will offer her covetable homeware collection – including her iconic scallop lampshades, glazed jugs, ribbed beeswax candles and tole planters – amongst an eclectic mix of antiques and other treasures sourced by Matilda. It will also unveil brand-new Matilda Goad products including richly coloured table lamps and a tabletop collection as well as Matilda Goad x TART London Christmas crackers.

Cabana Magazine  Burlington Arcade, Unit 68-69,  51 Piccadilly, W1 From Nov 7th until Christmas. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Cabana has brought its exquisite maximalism to one of London most iconic shopping destinations: Burlington Arcade. A selection of handcrafted and one-of-a-kind tableware (including the new collection of Carolina Irving and daughters), home accessories, antiques and many other desirable things.

Salvesen Graham 364 Old York Road, SW18, 15th November, 10am-8pm  

This pop-up brings together a carefully curated selection of gift ideas of things that this design dynamic design duo love. The shop will be packed full of wonderful pieces including fabulous accessories for the home sourced or designed by them (including their new cushion designs) as well as a cast of design-makers, including Edit58, Punica and ERA Calligraphy, renowned for their unique gift ideas.

Salvesen Graham Pop Up

The Mews 340 Kings Road, 20-25th Nov. Tues-Fri 10am-6pm Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet The Mews’s founder, Annabel Haan.  She distributes fabrics, quilts, table linens and accessories from one of my favourite Australian interiors shop, Pigotts Store as well Alice Peto gorgeous fine English china. Grandy Art will be also part of the pop up with an exhibition of Emerging British Artists.

Morpho and Luna 123 Sydney Street, SW3, 12th-14th Nov, 10am-6pm

For three days this fabulous luxury brand will be having a special Christmas shopping event with exclusive discounts up to 50%  on selected items. Morpho and Luna refined, exquisitely crafted nightwear and pyjamas are made in Italy using only the highest quality materials.

Current Favourites

Salvesen Graham x Jennifer Manners: Celebrated interior design studio Salvesen Graham and renowned bespoke rug designer Jennifer Manners have brought their creative minds and technical expertise together to design a flatwoven rug with a twist. SCALLOP takes a classic double-border format and adds a little flourish: the crescent detail. The result is a sophisticated piece with a playful edge (quite literally), that perfectly marries Salvesen Graham’s fresh take on timeless interiors and Jennifer Manners elegant aesthetic.

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Salvesen Graham x Jennifer Manners

 

Cutter Brooks and Co – Amanda Brook’s new store in Gloucestershire is filled with beauty in every corner; home decor, fashion and gifts inspired by country living. The new must-visit address in the idyllic Cotswolds.

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Farm from Home by Amanda Brooks

Amanda’s new book, Farm from Home

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Cutter Brooks and co, Amanda Brooks new store in the Cotswolds

 

Molly Mahon’s Jaipur collection: Launching in September, the Jaipur collection encapsulates Molly’s Anglo Indian influences. Combining rich and unique colours created in the dying vats in Jaipur with her quintessentially British designs, the collection is a fest of considered colour, pattern and intricate craftsmanship.

Marigold, Luna, Oak, Pattee and Rose are hand block printed linens that have been carefully designed to work beautifully together.

Molly MahonMolly Mahon with the collection 

Jaipur Collection by Molly MahonLuna and Marigold

Molly Mahon's Jaipur collectionOak natural linen green

Molly Mahon's Jaipur collectionPattee and Marigold 

 

Land of Belle’s Summer Pop Up:  Annabelle Moehlmann has carefully curated a collection of special home accessories that will make the perfect summer wedding presents, hostess gifts, and excellent additions to your own abode. June 13-24 , 171 Elizabeth Street, Open daily – 10 am – 7 pm.

Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up

Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up Land of Belle's Summer Pop Up

February Favourites

Wayne Pate + Studio Four NYC I love everything artist Wayne Pate does and his new collection for Studio Four NYC isn’t an exception. If you are looking to spice up your home,  his artsy textiles and wallpapers will do the job.

Vence Pillow - Wayne Pate + Studio Four NYC
Vence Pillow
Casablanca wallpaper - Wayne Pate + Studio Four NYC
Casablanca wallpaper
Trees of Derain wallpaper
Vence &  Marrakech printed linens

 

Cecilie Bahnsen Great Volumes, delicate details and feminine shapes – meet my latest fashion obsession.

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India Amory’s new arrivals founded by Julia Amory, this block-printed textile brand has become a must for any table-setting lover. Their new collection makes me long for warm evenings dining al fresco.

Les Elephants placemat and napkin set - India Amory
Les Elephants placemat and napkin set
Printemps Placemat and Napkin Set - India Amory
Printemps Placemat and Napkin set
Hollyhock placemat and napkin set - India Amory
Hollyhock Placemat and Napkin set
Woodland placemat and napkin set - India Amory
Woodland Placemat and Napkin set

 

The Swedish Rug Blog Anne Whidden, an architectural designer and independent design historian, is behind this fabulous blog.  She writes about mid-century Swedish weavings designed during the period of 1935-75. She also looks back in time to give background to her mid-century focus, or to look at weavers whose design careers began earlier but who were still active during this period. A very interesting read for anyone interested in Swedish design.

Detail of a flat weave rug (rölakan) by Kerstin Butler, 1966
Detail of a flat weave rug (rölakan) by Kerstin Butler, 1966
ngrid Skerfe-Nilsson, sketch, pattern for pile rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”), in yellows and blues, size noted as 120 x 190 cm, in a Upplandsmuseet collection of 34 of her sketches, digitaltmuseum.se, numbered UM41241. Noted as being from either 1942, 1947 or 1949-51.
Ingrid Skerfe-Nilsson, sketch, pattern for pile rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”), in yellows and blues, Upplandsmuseet collection of 34 of her sketches, digitaltmuseum.se, numbered UM41241. Noted as being from either 1942, 1947 or 1949-51.
Ingrid Skerfe, Pile Rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”) in lavenders and browns
Ingrid Skerfe, Pile Rug, “Glädjens blomster,” (“Joyful flowers”) in lavenders and browns