LivingEtc, January 2013
Take a day trip to…
Pimlico Green, SW1W
You won’t find Pimlico Green in the A-Z. It’s one of those areas only locals and cab drivers know by name. But, tucked into the corner of Pimlico Road and Ebury Road, it’s worth seeking out.
Newly dubbed ‘Design District,’ Pimlico Road is lined with high-end furniture, antique and interior design shops; perfect for window shopping. (Most close on Sundays, so visit on a Saturday if you want to do more than gaze through the glass.) Soane (1) and Howe (2) both sell antique, vintage and contemporary pieces, while Gordon Watson (3) focuses on the 20th Century. Jamb (4) specialises in reproduction fireplaces, lighting and outdoor products and Joanna Wood (5) offers design-led gifts and accessories.
For seriously top-end interior design, check out Paolo Moschino at Nicolas Haslam (6) and Promemoria (7). And you can soak up some contemporary art at Plus One Gallery (8).
If all this culture is making your hungry, fear not. Walking into the marble lined Daylesford (9) is like walking into an oversized larder. And for desert, British chocolatier William Curley (10) is a few doors down. The rosemary and olive oil truffles are surprisingly delicious. The Hushh spa is between the two, with a blackboard outside counting down the day’s remaining massage slots. And when you’re done for the day, pub restaurant and hotel, The Orange, is just across the square.
LivingEtc’s pick of the shops…
Find fabulous flowers at Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart. Bouquets start at £50 (wildatheart.com)
Get the English rose look with the Hetty dress from Moloh £495 (moloh.com)
Come over all patriotic, and bang on trend, at Linley. Limited edition £3,900 (davidlinley.com)
After a hard day’s shopping, relax in the Rita Wing Chair from Collection Pierre. £2,880 plus fabric (collectionpierre.com)
18th century Iberian carved walnut cherubs from Ebury Trading. £2,200 (eburytrading.com)
Light up your life
In 18th Century France: a hook to hang soup over a fire. Now, mounted on frosted Perspex with Perspex shade: a lamp, by Rogier Lamps. £1,800 (rogierlamps.com)
Like your ornaments with a bit of history? Dale Rogers’ Ammonites are between 65 and 240 million years old. £3,500 (dalerogersammonite.com)
Serve your soft drinks in style with a c1970 Gucci Lemonade Set from Gauntlet Gallery. £1,450 (gauntlettgallery.com)
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