I love Designers Guild. Not only do they do great curtain/upholstery fabric and wallpaper, but they also have a nice line in soft furnishings, towels and bed linen. I have one particularly gorgeous beanbag and a couple of beautiful throws that I picked up for a song a few years ago from their warehouse sale in Shepherd’s Bush. If you happen to be in London this weekend (and I know this is annoying for non-South-East based readers – sorry) and are in the market for fabric, cushions, rugs, wallpaper etc then do make a beeline to their huge clearance sale. Having relocated their warehouse elsewhere, everything is being sold with prices starting at a bargaintastic £5. I think the key to this kind of sale shopping is to work out exactly what you want first. So trawl their website, choose the fabrics/cushions/lampshades you really like and then hunt them out when you get there. I am planning to go and this is what I’d love to find….
Sale from Friday 18th July 12pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm. 6 Relay Road, W12 (opposite Westfield).