We’re giving you heads up on this great sale at Battersea Town Hall where you’ll find discounts of up to 75% on a wide selection of fabrics, wallpapers and trimmings from Osborne & Little, Nina Campbell, and Lorca. Also included in the sale will be ex-display furniture and accessories, including cushions, plus there’s a special late night opening on Thursday so you can go after work. Just a word of warning though – it’s so tempting that you might find yourself (like us in previous years) coming away with lots of unplanned purchases!
Being half-Swedish, we’re rather partial to the iconic Swedish design house, Svenskt Tenn. Set up in 1924 by Estrid Ericson, it sells everything from furniture to fabric, the most famous of which bear the prints that resulted from collaborations with the Austrian designer Josef Frank. The results are classic but fresh (my grandmother has candlesticks bought 50 years ago that look just as modern now as they did then) with a bright, colourful vibrancy to them. You can get the full range at their newly renovated shop in Stockholm (see our guide here) but there is also a mini selection at Liberty’s furniture department which sadly, they have decided to close down. The silver lining though is that there’s a closing down sale which is currently 20% off and, from 4th until 30th April, up to 30% off which, as prices for Svenskt Tenn aren’t exactly cheap, makes these Scandi classics rather more affordable.