Katie Law

The hottest new interiors trends and product launches across London

Luxury European cult brand Sé is opening its first London shop while Graham and Green, Button & Sprung and Kitchenaid open new flagship stores. Plus artisan products at new online boutique Maison Numen and the relaunch of Finn Juhl’s iconic France chair at Staffan Tollgard Design Store.

My Design London: Ed Burstell, Liberty of London MD

The managing director of one of London’s leading department stores reveals his favourite London haunts, from The Modern Warehouse furniture shop in Stratford to the high point of Highbury Fields, and explains why he’d love to travel with bespoke Hermès luggage.

Design trends: your essential laundry kit

Clean up in style with the latest in utility room gadgets, from an eco friendly solution to stubborn stains to a glamorous gold metallic iron which doubles as a handy vertical fabric steamer - housework has never been such a breeze.


Design trends: alfresco fakery

Jazzy new alfresco ware has all the great design and classic good looks of crafted ceramics, porcelain and glass, but now it is made of paper, melamine or plastic, making it lightweight, safe and affordable.

​Dine on Design: Corner Room

Bethnal Green Town Hall is the imposing Grade II-listed Edwardian building that was buffed up four years ago and transformed into a hotel with several restaurants, a bar, some private function rooms and a pool.


Pantone reveals colour of 2015: Marsala

Marsala, a rich, warm shade, is Pantone’s colour of the year for 2015. The world’s leading colour technology company, Pantone is considered the benchmark for hot hues in the design industry — for fashion’s catwalks and in interiors. Evoking the famous fortified wine of the same name, Marsala combines earthiness and sophisticated glamour, to be used sparingly for a bold accent or all over to create a feeling of cocooned luxury.

Christmas shopping: London's best pop-up shops and markets

London is coming alive with Christmas markets, seasonal pop-ups and special late-night shop openings. They give time-poor Londoners the chance to spend evenings and weekends on the hunt for unusual, interesting presents, along with a mince pie or a glass of mulled wine in hand.

Check individual events for details of gift-wrapping services, carol singing evenings or a Santa’s grotto. Here’s our selection from the best Christmas shopping events... 

Dine on design: Old Tom & English

Low lighting, marble-topped tables and plush soft furnishings create a warm and intimate clubby atmosphere at Soho's latest new restaurant and vintage cocktail bar.