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London Design Week 2014: Trend report



London Design Week has been a source of style inspiration for those involved in the interior design industry since its launch, and this year's event certainly did not disappoint.

Designers, buyers, architects and trendsetters from far and wide flocked to the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour to soak up new collections from the likes of John Paul Gaultier Home, Jonathan Adler, and Zimmer & Rhode, who made up the more than 500 brands that graced the thriving showrooms.

While inspiration met industry experts and members of the public at every turn, a few of the week's trends really stood out to us, and we'd like to introduce them here:

Forget just "pretty", shows were stunning in pink

From simple sprays of pink flowers in neutral vases echoing the flush of pink carpets on which they stood, to eye-catching displays of pegged-out swatches of assorted pink fabric covering a wall, the designers showcased so many ways to work this sugary-sweet shade into your home, we can't imagine anyone left without plans to invest in something pink.

Designers went wild...

Forget animal prints, animal motifs were everywhere! Inspirational wallpaper from design houses such as Sanderson and Andrew Martin dared us to be bold, while decorative interior accessories offered a subtler way to get on board with the trend.

Geometric genius

Fabrics, carpets, wallpaper and even furniture was given linear appeal with an array of geometric designs from the likes of Niki Jones, Cole & Son and Mariska Meijers, all working together to show spectators what a stylish contradiction these prints are - being at once fabulously modern, and yet wonderfully timeless.

We were truly inspired, can you tell?!

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