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There’s only one thing we love more than an interior design match made in heaven – and that’s an interior design match made right here in the UK. With these incredible design collaborations are the perfect marriage of the best design brands – and celebrate the best of British design, craftsmanship and manufacturing at the same time. 

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  • Lick x Jessica Russell Flint. lickhome.com

    Proving the appetite for fashion/interiors crossover collaborations is here to stay, Lick has joined forces with fashion designer, Jessica Russell Flint, for a collection of six maximalist wallpapers. ‘I grew up surrounded by animals, the countryside and a house full of art, so imagination was everything,’ says Russell Flint. ‘I love anything that is expressive or emotive. I’m a people person; curious about characters and constantly analysing things around me.’

  • Bell Hutley x Fortnum & Mason.fortnumandmason.com; bellhutley.com

    Just in time for picnic season, Bell Hutley has linked up with Fortnum & Mason on a collection of tablecloths, placemats, coasters and napkins which we’re adding straight to our hampers. Featuring butterfly, bee, strawberry and cherry motifs in Hutley’s signature kitsch style, the collection is available at bellhutley.com from 22 March and at Fortnum & Mason from 12 April.

  • De la Cuona

    de Le Cuona x Edward Watson. delecuona.com

    Though it may still be slightly too early to visit the ballet – de Le Cuona are honouring the arts in their own way, collaborating with principle Royal Ballet dancer, Edward Watson, for a  collection of seven fabrics inspired by movement. Linen, silk and virgin wool have all found their way into the collection, which has been created using the expertise and techniques of small specialist mills.

  • Kelly Wearstler

    Kelly Wearstler x Farrow & Ball. farrow-ball.com

    We can’t think of a better collaboration for spring than Farrow & Ball’s new sun-soaked collection with Kelly Wearstler. The California Collection is the first-ever colour collection that Farrow & Ball have created with a designer outside of the company, with eight bright and beautiful shades which are a must-have  for your walls this season.

  • Petra Palumbo x Tapisserie cushion

    Petra Palumbo x Tapisserie. petrapalumbo.com

    We’ve fallen in love with Petra Palumbo x Tapisserie’s nostalgic needlepoint cushions. Blending Tapisserie’s hand painted needlework with French crewel wool and Petra Palumbo’s distinctive, whimsical style, the two exquisite rose and blue colourways are inspired by King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

  • Zandra Rhodes x Savoir purple paisley bed

    Savoir x Dame Zandra Rhodes. savoirbeds.com

    International fashion icon Dame Zandra Rhodes turned her hand to design for this exclusive collaboration with Savoir. Typical of Rhodes’ signature flair for colour and pattern, the upholstery of the Lilies bed draws on bold motifs taken from the Rhodes archives and comes in six colourways. From £33,680.

  • Andrew Martin x Sophie Paterson neutral monochrome cushions

    Andrew Martin x Sophie Paterson. andrewmartin.co.uk; sophiepatersoninteriors.com

    Interior designer Sophie Paterson and decorating guru Andrew Martin are a design match made in heaven. For their first collaboration, a collection of 25 cushions, six fabric designs and two throws named Burlington, the pair took inspiration from the elegant back streets of Mayfair in London. Cushions from £75.

  • Liv & Dom x Eudon Choi. livanddom.com; eudonchoi.com

    Keep your eyes peeled, because in spring 2021 Lewes-based ceramicists is releasing the new collection of ceramics that it’s been working on with Seoul fashion designer, Eudon Choi. Inspired by the trips abroad missed over lockdown, each piece is covered in vibrant, abstract patterns in candy-shop colours, and overlaid with playful nude line drawings.

  • Riviere Rugs and Zoffany blue rug, neutral room

    Riviere Rugs x Zoffany. riviererugs.com

    British brand Riviere Rugs and Zoffany have come together for an inaugural collection of six rugs which blend Riviere’s exquisite craftsmanship (each rug is hand-knotted in Tibetan wool or botanic silk) with iconic designs from Zoffany’s extensive archives. Named Kanoko, Suminagashi, Tumbling Blocks and Jigsaw – each rug embodies the best of luxury, artistry and heritage from both of designers. The perfect upgrade 2021 to bare floors.

  • Summerill & Bishop x matchesfashion blue and green marbled tablecloth under floral-decorated tablesetting

    Summerill & Bishop x Matchesfashionmatchesfashion.com

    Cult-favourite designer Summerill & Bishop can do no wrong – its latest release has seen the brand join ranks with fashion destination, matchesfashion.com for a must-have collaboration. Just in time for Christmas, the collection features a moody, marble-print table cloth and napkins, created by design studio Irving & Co in collaboration with artist, Ann Muir. We predict it’ll be gracing all of the most fashion-forward tables come January – make sure you don’t miss out. From £100. 

  • Pooky x Maude Smith. Pooky.com

    The range of children’s lampshades conceived by British artist Maude Smith in collaboration with Pooky is so beautiful, that you’re likely to want them in an adult bedroom, too. Comprising of three playful designs taken from original drawings by Smith, the shades will be available in 25cm and 30cm Empire, Straight Empire and Drum shades. ‘I’ve been thrilled to collaborate with Pooky,’ say Smith. ‘Hopefully the lampshades will adorn lights in children’s bedrooms, and feed imaginations to dream of stories of the different characters who might live in the coloured houses.’ From £27.

  • Woodchip & Magnolia x Pearl Lowe. woodchipandmagnolia.co.uk

    British design house Woodchip & Magnolia have joined forces with fashion designer Pearl Lowe for a collection of four fabrics and wallpapers with a vintage twist. Comprising of four designs (Cameo, Selwood, Heirloom and Betty) the romantic design motifs of the collection include cameos, vintage florals, and Lowe’s signature flourishes of colour. ‘For this collection I drew on the grand regal influences of Victorian period,’ says Pearl Lowe. ‘I love how a design inspired by a long-gone era can be re-told for our contemporary world.’ From £120 per roll. 

  • Gingerlily x Vanessa Konig. gingerlilylondon.com

    Featuring three subtle colourways with a coral pattern woven in, Gingerlily’s collaboration with interior designer and illustrator Vanessa Konig is one to put on your wish list. Frills and ruffles soften the overall collection, while deeper fern greens and navy blues on the eiderdown throws make for timeless pieces that’ll instantly upgrade your bedroom. From £79.50. 

  • Turner Pocock x Lorfords Contemporary. lorfords.com

    New Year’s wish list material incoming: it’s been a long time since we’ve been as excited for a collaboration between two British brands as we are for this new collaborative effort between Turner Pocock and Lorfords Contemporary. This covetable new furniture collection will launch early next year, and will be on view at Lorfords, Tetbury and at Tim Page, Chelsea Design Centre for the month of March. It includes sofas, armchairs, ottomans and the Fireside chair – all in a range of stunning fabrics and patterns. ‘Sustainable luxury has always been fundamental to my vision for Lorfords,’ says Toby Lorford. ‘I’ve long admired Turner Pocock’s unique aesthetic which interprets contemporary designs with a resolute determination to ensure they maintain the level of luxury and comfort of a timeless classic.’ A match made in heaven.

  • Peter Reed x House of Hackney. houseofhackney.com

    Founded in the cobbled street of Lancashire in 1861 as a producer of fine linens, Peter Reed has aged well. Its new collection with House of Hackney takes time-honoured traditions forward for ‘Future Heirlooms’, a collection of sublime bed linen that celebrates the traditional craftsmanship and artistry which has defined the brand for almost 160 years. The collection has been embellished with House of Hackney’s signature style and flair, combining the talents of both of these design houses for a collection to be passed down through generations. From £395 for a double. houseofhackney.com

  • House of Hackney x Axminster. houseofhackney.com

    House of Hackney‘s ‘art on walls’ meets Axminster Carpet’s ‘art on floors’ in this collaboration between two beloved British brands. Woven entirely on one loom at Axminster’s factory in Devon, the collection champions traditional craftsmanship and sustainable methods. There are four unique motifs in the collection, each exquisitely woven and in rich colour and detail. From £2,250. houseofhackney.com

  • Kelling Designs x Guy Allen. kellingdesigns.com

    One for the budding art collectors: renowned artist and print maker Guy Allen has collaborated with London and Norfolk-based Kelling Designs. The resulting exclusive collection of limited editions includes original etchings and unique, one-off artworks. ‘Over the last decade, I have watched Guy emerge as a highly talented and aspirational artist,’ says Emma Deterding, the founder and director of Kelling. ‘It all started with a picture of a Norfolk terrier watching a bee, snd since then, Guy has continued to harness his talent and evolve his collections, going from strength to strength.’

  • &YOU x Campbell-Rey. andyoulifestyle.com

    London based Campbell-Rey (founded by Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey) have collaborated with online interiors concept store &YOU for a collection of glasses that we’d love to grace our dinner tables. Inspired by Le Jardin Majorelle in Morocco, with trompe l’oeil and geometry motifs, the Murano glass tumblers were made using craft materials and old world techniques. There’s also a striped Murano carafe in turquoise and pomegranate to complete the set. From £295.

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Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain and fashion designer Duro Olowu

Duro Olowu and Lulu Lytle

Duro Olowu and Lulu Lytle

It was Olowu’s Instagram post of a window display in Soane’s Pimlico Road shop that sparked this collection of punchy modernist weaves and swirling prints. ‘Soane makes fantastic textiles and furniture using small and dedicated British manufactures. I love the combination of thoroughly modern design with a respect for traditional and painstaking techniques,’ explains Olowu. ‘And how I have been able to bring my own international pattern and print sensibility into the Soane aesthetic.’

Lytle: ‘It’s his fearlessness with colour and pattern that really appeals to me. He has a certain irreverence and is happy to break with convention.’ Duro Olowu for Soane Britain, from £140 p/m. soane.co.uk; duroolowu.com

Soane x Duro Olowu

The collaboration mixes Olowu’s punchy prints with Soane’s traditional techniques

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Holly Howe of Howe London and lampshade maker Rosi de Ruig

‘The Urn lamp, an old Howe design, disappeared from our collection almost accidentally,’ explains Holly Howe. ‘Ten years later we happily bumped into one in Bath while photographing an interior project, and knew we should dig out our old patterns and set about making it again’. What eluded Howe, however, was the perfect shade; until a client, Harding & Read, suggested shade maker Rosi de Ruig. ‘Nicola Harding, who has a devil of an eye for good colour, introduced us to Rosi de Ruig, a master shade-maker, who uses materials with a natural quality and, in the case of the marbled papers, take me back to the beautiful papers I discovered lining the drawers of some old Georgian chests my father has bought over the years,’ says Howe.

Holly Howe and Rosi de Ruig

Rosi de Ruig and Holly Howe

De Ruig makes everything herself, even down to the trim, cutting long strips of fabric on the bias and applying tape to create a fold. ‘It’s a labour of love,’ laughs de Ruig. This attention to detail and hand-crafting perfectly suits the Howe aesthetic. ‘Finding a properly made and inspiring lampshade for a reasonable price is a real challenge, so meeting Rosi and her flamboyant, swirling hand-marbled paper was the beginning of a perfect collaboration.’ Urn lamp, £850. howelondon.com; rosi-de-ruig.myshopify.com

Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design and Trinny Woodall

A leading name in interior design in Ireland, Arlene McIntyre was the obvious go-to when Trinny Woodall’s team planned a roadshow event in Dublin for her Trinny London beauty brand. Ventura Design created the pop-up in a Dublin townhouse and the two struck up a friendship. ‘She has such a confidence, which I love,’ says McIntyre. ‘She said people would be queueing round the street to get in and she was absolutely right.’ As well as interiors, McIntyre designs and manufactures furniture for clients at her London Ventura showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

Arlene McIntyre & Trinny Woodall

Arlene McIntyre & Trinny Woodall in the Trinny Chair

‘I wanted to design an elegant chair that reflected Trinny’s personal style as well as displaying pops of her signature colour. I think we have created a smart and extremely comfortable armchair that will work well in both contemporary and classic interiors.’ The result is a feminine tub-style chair featuring a ‘Trinny London’ bright yellow trim and dove-grey neutral linen. Trinny chair, £1,440. venturalondon.co.uk; trinnylondon.com

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