DON’T FORGET TO LOOK DOWN
Floor Story is a new rug showroom in Hackney Road, E2, with handcrafted designer rugs collected or commissioned by owner Simon Goff over 15 years. Look out for the work of Eley Kishimoto, Camille Walala, Kangan Arora, A Rum Fellow and Darkroom.
SLIP OVER TO CHELSEA
Finally, no shopping trip that aims to catch the latest trend would be complete without a visit to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, where you will find old-established family firm and silk specialist, James Hare, in the Marvic Textiles showroom.
Rich, smooth velvets come in jewel shades as well as neutrals, from £79 a metre. Suitable for upholstery, cut velvet with a patterned pile starts at £125 a metre. Visit james-hare.com.
Left: Birds in Pink handwoven flatweave rug, 160cm x 230cm, priced £750 (floorstory.co.uk; 020 7871 3013)