I always love coming to Clerkenwell, it's a vibrant little part of London which almost doesn't feel very London - if you know what I mean?
The festival is set within really cool architecture such as a church, a former prison and nestled amongst some of the best cafes and bars which makes it a delight to visit!
Here's some of my highlights from my whirlwind trip. I was also on a major Northern Ireland comedown at the time so some shots may be a bit skewed!!
Earthly Tones Still Going Strong
Corals, rusts, reds and pinks were still in abundance at Clerkenwell. The Pluck Kitchen was a real winner for me with the coral kitchen cabinets and bespoke Corian worktop. I first discovered Pluck at Clerkenwell a few years back and have been a big fan ever since.
I have a real love for this colour palette at the moment, it's surprisingly fresh after all the grey - and I LOVE grey! Maybe you'll see a rust coloured wall coming onto Instagram soon!!
For those not brave enough to paint a wall, why not introduce a pop of red via Very Good & Proper's new metal dowel shelving system. I love how eye catching it is, proving offices don't need to be boring.
Another fabulous idea is to use copper plug sockets and light switches as seen at Dowsing & Reynolds stand. They are fabulous.
One Day I will Have A Devol Kitchen...
We visited the Tyroe Street showroom to see the beautifully crafted Sebastian Cox kitchen in the basement. The styling here was impeccable and the space was really stunning. One day, one day....
Instagram's Favourite Restuarant
I first discovered bottomless brunches here a couple of years ago where it hadn't quite reached the Mancunian Streets and just had to come back for a couple of snaps and spot of lunch during Clerkenwell.
Botanical's are still going strong at Bourne & Hollingsworth - it's such a light bright space, you immediately feel relaxed and a million miles away from London once you step inside. The food is fabulous too!
Dead Good really are Dead Good
Another great thing about Clerkenwell is the abundance of showrooms and during design week, they all open them up to the public, allowing you to wander in and out freely without being hassled for a sale. One of my highlights was the Deadgood showroom with all the pops of bold colour. Using one off statement pieces can really add personality to the home and bring a seemingly bland space alive.
And Last But Not Least...
The beautiful surrondings of Clerkenwell Design Week are well worth visiting for alone.
See you next year Clerkenwell!