I was in London yesterday, whiling away the time whilst my eldest daughter was singing in a concert. Heading to the Tottenham Court Road, I visited Heals, a fantastic furniture emporium which I have not been to for at least a decade. A lifetime ago when I lived in London and was furnishing my first apartment,, it was THE place to get your cool, edgy statement pieces. Happily, it is still just as cutting edge in design as I remember.
The first thing I saw on entering was Abigail Ahern‘s flower shop. These are the most realistic blooms and plants I have even seen. The cactus’ especially intrigued my youngest daughter who was with me. She could not believe they were not real and kept stroking them, with no spines and spikes to hurt her little hands.
You can order these on-line if you cannot get to London from her on-line shop, and I guarantee they are worth getting. They are amazing, and you would probably end up watering them by mistake.
We then headed into the shop where I was assailed by the most beautiful lights, they are like huge teardrops in hand blown glass.
There are well priced selection of wall lights.
Then on to the scented candles to smell some delicious scents, and where the Tom Dixon candles are sublime, if not unbelievably pricey.Every item is chosen carefully to represent the best in design in Heals. This new cinema chair is very sweet too…
And I feel that the Pinner bed would look great in my spare room. Like a modernist colonial upgrade.
This is tableware called ‘Ink’. Each blue and white motif evokes classic Delftware porcelain and 1950s Midwinter ceramics.
I recommend a visit to anyone who loves interiors when in London. And if not, the website is well designed and ships internationally. A final swoon over Abigail Ahern flowers designed into a huge hanging beast of beauty….