The House Fair, in association with House & Garden, returns for a second year at Olympia London from 22-25 June 2016, packed with products and decorating ideas for creating beautiful and interesting living spaces
Find over 100 inspiring brands, all hand-picked by House & Garden, covering everything from kitchens, lighting and furniture to floor and wall coverings, decorative accessories and interior and garden design.
Highlights include Decorated Spaces – beautiful room sets designed by Joanna Plant Interiors and Salvesen Graham – The House Theatre (where leading experts from the world of interior design including BIID President Susie Rumbold and House & Garden’s Gardening Editor Clare Foster will share design ideas) and the Summer Living Workshops, including fabulous tastings from one of Champagne’s Grand Marques, Louis Roederer, and interactive hands-on demonstrations from some of London’s leading florists and chefs.
Asides from all of that, there are 9 talents in interior design, homewares and bespoke furnishings – new to the show this year – that you simply can’t afford to miss…
1 Katharine Pooley
The Katharine Pooley studio and boutique, based in South Kensington and also in Qatar, focuses on British craftsmanship and hand-made products that bring beauty and value to a home. It’s all about quality, bespoke designs, and with its dual locations, the brand also has a diverse cultural appreciation, reflected in both its products and services.
2 The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse
The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse has built up an enviable reputation as a leading importer, distributor and retailer of sophisticated natural and ceramic wall and floor coverings, with more than 1,000 products to choose from.
Fulham-based Rainbow has supplied discerning Londoners with classic and contemporary handcrafted Murano lighting since 1998. The collection includes chandeliers and wall sconces both in Art Deco and classic Murano styles, alongside luxury crystal creations and Venetian accessories.
4 Heritage Bathrooms
Heritage Bathrooms, established in Bristol in 1985,has become a brand synonymous with iconic, classic bathroom products mix and match to create stylish, individual bathrooms. They are best known for their broad range of cast-iron baths, available pre-primed and hand-finished, ready to be painted in any colour, complemented by a choice of with taps, showers, decorative heating and ornate mirrors.
5 Adventures in Furniture
A passion for good quality furniture using solid materials, traditional techniques and contemporary designs is behind Adventures in Furniture. With a range of expert family-owned workshops across Europe, this independent company with kit out your dining and living spaces, or simply source a new sofa or chest of drawers.
You just can’t beat a four-poster bed. Turnpost specialises in just that, designing and manufacturing luxury four-poster beds – each bedpost is hand-turned by their skilled craftsmen in Yorkshire using traditional techniques – as well as and handcrafted bedroom furniture.
7 Prêt à Vivre
Prêt à Vivre specialises in made-to-measure curtains, bespoke blinds and soft furnishing fabrics. The company has its own range of exclusively sourced fabrics, displayed and made up into curtains and blinds in each of its four London showrooms, located in Fulham, Islington, Muswell Hill and Notting Hill.
Well known for their Eastern/Colonial-inspired dark teak furniture, Lombok creates high-quality, handcrafted furniture, lighting and accessories. In recent years the brand has expanded into complementary styles using reclaimed woods and other materials. Products are sourced from the Far East, India and Vietnam, all their timber is sustainably sourced and all designs are exclusive to Lombok.
9 Jonathan Field
From his workshop near his home in East London, Jonathan Field designs and crafts furniture by hand. Harking back to a traditional way of English furniture making, no two pieces are the same and each piece is initialled JF.
The House Fair is offering The Resident readers 25% off tickets – just book using the code TRES either online at thehousefair.com or by calling 0844 412 4623.
The 25% off excludes the transaction fee of £2.20 and is based on the on-the-door ticket price of £20. Advance adult tickets are £15 with discount code. Offer ends 5pm on 21 June 2016. Calls cost 6p per minute plus network extras.