Public days during London Design Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour run from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 March, Lots Road, SW10. Interiors writer Judith Wilson will host an afternoon Homes & Property seminar on colour and pattern, for £10, or £7.50 for our readers.
The first five to call will get free tickets and a copy of Wilson's new £25 book, Think Home. The booking line is 020 7352 1900 and all tickets are £10.
Also speaking on that day will be Sophie Conran. Homeware expert Rory Dobner and interior designer Daniel Hopwood speak on Thursday, and on Friday, meet Emma Bridgewater. For more details, see dcch.co.uk.
Festival freebies include sweets from the Robert Allen candy bar, demos by top florist Jean-Pierre Bonello, champagne at Victoria + Albert Baths, a full "sensory experience" with manicures, fragrance, massage and canapés at home technology specialist Crestron, and Range Rover return trips from the Sloane Square Hotel to the harbour via King's Road showrooms.