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LivingEtc, January 2013

This article was written 10 years ago.

In January 2013, LivingEtc published my guide to Pimlico Green, a leafy design haven tucked away in a quiet corner of London.
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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.

STYLE TRAIL
LivingEtc’s pick of the shops…

Blooming marvellous.
Find fabulous flowers at Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart. Bouquets start at £50 (wildatheart.com)

Fashion fix
Get the English rose look with the Hetty dress from Moloh £495 (moloh.com)

Royal Britannia
Come over all patriotic, and bang on trend, at Linley. Limited edition £3,900 (davidlinley.com)

Educating Rita
After a hard day’s shopping, relax in the Rita Wing Chair from Collection Pierre. £2,880 plus fabric (collectionpierre.com)

Simply angelic
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)

How old?
Like your ornaments with a bit of history? Dale Rogers’ Ammonites are between 65 and 240 million years old. £3,500 (dalerogersammonite.com)

Drink up
Serve your soft drinks in style with a c1970 Gucci Lemonade Set from Gauntlet Gallery. £1,450 (gauntlettgallery.com)

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