DON’T FOR­GET TO LOOK DOWN

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Homes and Property - - Design -

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)

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