December 2, 2021


Making living better

The best of January’s sales: from online to high street shops, the best homeware and interior picks with up to 70 per cent off

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Today and tomorrow, bargain baggers will throng into the Royal Horticultural Halls for the annual Colefax and Fowler fabrics sale.

There is up to 70 per cent off big-ticket names such as Jane Churchill, Larsen and Manuel Canovas, plus cushions, some antique bits and pieces and Kingcome upholstered cubes.

For example, Jane Churchill prints, embroideries and weaves are from £24 a metre, reduced from typically £80 a metre. Remnants are £15 each.

  • Royal Horticultural Halls, Elverton Street, SW1. Thursday 1pm-7pm, Friday 10am-5pm (last entry 20 minutes before closing)

Trendy: stair runners from Roger Oates are now on sale

Those trendy stair runners and rugs from weaver Roger Oates are on sale until the end of the month, some half price.

  • 1 Munro Terrace (off Riley Street), SW10

Good-quality wood floors are a lasting investment — soften and colour them with rugs.

Small batches of various timbers are now on sale at market leader Solidfloor from £45 a square metre, from pale white/grey to deep brown/black.

  • 61 Paddington Street, W1 and 7a Ezra Street, E2

Preparing for spring London Design Week, Davidson at Chelsea Harbour is clearing out exquisite bespoke furniture.

Luxurious tables and cabinets are handmade by its craftsmen in Sussex, using smaller specialists for finishes such as gilding and metalwork. Find reductions of up to 65 per cent.

The Aspen table, finished in a satin dark-tinted quarter-sawn oak with brushed brass mouldings, is reduced from £15,838 to £10,500.


Twentytwentyone’s Studioilse Together Extending table is now 35 per cent off

Flair for fine design makes the Twentytwentyone store popular with modernists. It currently has a clearance of one-offs, plus reduced Christmas gifts and decs.

Find pieces by Moooi, the Bouroullec Brothers and Barber Osgerby.

The Fugu chair in white-finished oak, down from £1,751 to £1,226, is “so comfortable it does not need upholstery”, says its designer, Jasper Morrison.

  • 274-275 Upper Street, N1 (020 7288 1996)

At SCP in Shoreditch, director Sheridan Coakley has been making and selling exclusive pieces from top British designers since the Eighties. 

Three floors are now crammed with ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories with up to 70 per cent off.

Browse the web then shop at 135-139 Curtain Road, EC2.


Iconic: Aram Designs’ Mies van der Rohe chaise chair is now 40 per cent off

Zeev Aram brought the Bauhaus to London in 1964 and his small store in King’s Road soon became famed for its modernity.

Now Aram Designs is a huge emporium in a revamped Covent Garden warehouse with “deep discounts” on ex-display early classics and new design.

For example, the iconic Mies van der Rohe chaise is down 40 per cent at £3,059. There’s also up to 20 per cent off new orders.

  • Aram, 110 Drury Lane, WC2

A huge clear-out at Furniture Village features half-price sofas, dining tables, storage and beds, including favourite brands such as Ercol.

Some bargains are at particular stores listed on the website — try the branches at Friern Barnet, N11, Enfield, Croydon and New Malden.

Weaving wonder Margo Selby of Margate, with geometrics in luminous fibres for rugs and cushions, currently, has samples at less than half price.


Made-to-measure Roman blind from Pret A Vivre

Order a made-to-measure Roman blind and get your fabric free if you choose from end-of-rolls or ex-display at Pret A Vivre. You’ll need around two metres.

  • 160 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6

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