After a bit of creative inspiration within the buzz of the capital?
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An interior enthusiast’s trip to London. Just where do you start to explore when on the prowl for lush interiors, designer fabrics and absorb the latest in interior decor trends….
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fashion and textile museum, josef frank
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Whether you want to stroll the London streets and gaze through sparkling glass at opulent furnishing displays in King’s Road, or gather inspiration from a trip around an iconic art exhibition or attend an interior masterclass in the company with fellow passionate interior enthusiasts, London will not leave you disappointed. In fact there’s so much choice that it’s just sometimes difficult to know where to start looking.
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As I sit on the train travelling back to Edinburgh from the big smoke, I thought I’d share with you some places I recommend visiting to seek interior inspiration in London.
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Here’s a medley of mood boards I’ve put together inspired by recent London escapades
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1. Department Stores
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mood board inspired by department stores in london for interior design enthusiasts
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Mood board inspired by fabric from iconic department stores such as Liberty London and Harrod’s showrooms 
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Liberty London
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Liberty’s will always remain my ‘go-to’ department store for interior inspiration. An iconic London gem, which is an Aladdin’s cave for seeking luxury fashion and design. A feast for the eyes. A stylists dream. Live the Liberty London ethos of unique quality, style, sophistication and tasteful display. A must visit store. It’s got to be seen to be experienced.
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liberty london fabrics
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Harrods
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Think Harrod’s, think design house, fashion, cosmetics?…but do you think fabrics? Well you should do. Tucked next to the furniture department is a beautiful display highlighting designer fabrics including Matthew Williamson, Kelly Wearstler and Missoni. Here I also gained an introduction to Beat Woven who design exquisitely tasteful fabric to music.
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2. Design Centre
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mood board inspired by Chelsea Harbour for interior design enthusiasts
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Mood board inspired by the iconic Design Centre and Chelsea Harbour
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Chelsea Harbour
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Step into the prestigious world of the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour, a haven of design and decoration. Widely renowned for its design excellence, this unique platform is a buzzing, thriving hub spot for interior designers and the creative design industry.
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3. Window Shopping  
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Make sure that oyster card is topped up as you’ll need it. From King’s Road delights of Osborne & Little and Designer’s Guild, to Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road, Pentreath & Hall on Rugby Street, London’s street are bursting with luxury interior showrooms and beautiful accessories for your home.
pentreath and hall
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Pentreath & Hall
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At the east end of the glorious Kings Road, lies Ebury Street, a stones throw from Sloane Square. This was the first time I had stumbled across Ebury Street and wow, what window shop swooning over opulent interiors  and art work can be had here. From Tarquin Bilgen to John Adams Fine Art, designer fabric and works of art grace every window as far as the eye can see.
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4. Interior Design Masterclass
sophie robinson and daniel hopwood interior design masterclass
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Get creative with the Sophie Robinson & Daniel Hopwood Masterclass
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A DAY WITH SOPHIE ROBINSON & DANIEL HOPWOOD 
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Something I’ve long had on my bucket list! To attend a Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood Masterclass in Interior Design! The talented duo of the Great Interior Design Challenge! A day cram packed with tips to inspire your interior aspirations. Covering the design process to colour scheming and home styling. A whistle stop tour of interior design and styling to leave you truly inspired and head buzzing of creative ideas. A mesmerising and thoroughly enjoyable day.
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 5. Art Exhibition 
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david hockney, tate britain
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Mood board inspired by the bold, vibrant colours of the great artist David Hockney
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Tate Britain
David Hockney 9 Feb to 29 May
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We’re talking Hockney style. The current phenomenal art exhibition featuring the work of one of the art worlds greats at Tate Britain. Bold expressive colour will leave you transfixed. The versatility of David Hockney’s paint brush is truly inspiring. From clever composite polaroids, to woodland photography through the four seasons, mesmerising iPad portfolios and of course his iconic work such as ‘Peter Getting Out of Nick’s Pool’ inspired by the clarity and geometric spaces of Los Angeles.
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6. Museum Visit
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josef frank Exhibition, fashion and textiles museum, london
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Mood board inspired by the playful prints of Josef Frank 
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Fashion & Textile Museum 
Josef Frank 28 Jan to 7 May 
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London’s Fashion & Textile museum are currently showcasing the inspiring work of influential Austrian architect and designer Josef Frank. A textile designer renowned for his upbeat, uplifting colour palette and lively patterns. His designs see his inventiveness and optimism run wild, truly inspirational at his time, his patterns depicting the dream of a better world during the interwar period.
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fashion and textile museum, josef frank
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So what are your thoughts? Where do you go to seek interior inspiration when in London? I’d love to know! Please do leave a comment below!
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Until next time..