Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Design News

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Design News

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Byline: Katie Law

SHOWCASE FOR BRITISH LIGHT ORIGINAL BTC This month sees the opening of Original BTC's first London showroom in Chelsea. This is the lighting company that takes pride in having all its lighting components made in Britain, offering quality goods at reasonable prices. Customers will be able to see the entire range of more than 200 lights under one roof and should expect to pay from [pounds sterling]95 for a bone china table light and from [pounds sterling]125 for an enamel pendant shade (right), including fittings and cotton braided flex. Visit www.originalbtc.com.

START THE YEAR WITH A CLEAN SHEET LINEN PRESS The one-day warehouse sale of the year takes place in Twickenham this coming Saturday. Reduced items from discontinued ranges and ex-display or ex-press loans include Egyptian cotton sheets down from [pounds sterling]32 to [pounds sterling]10, half-price pure linen sheets (left), bath sheets down from [pounds sterling]25 to [pounds sterling]15 (above), and white linen curtains for less than half the usual price, down from [pounds sterling]575 to [pounds sterling]250.

All Hallows Church Hall, Erncroft Way, Twickenham TW1 1DA; from 10am to 3pm (parking available).

OLD FAVOURITE, NEW LOOK LAURA ASHLEY The company known for its quiet country pastels is breaking out into vibrant colours and big cut-velvet damask florals, both on the walls and on furniture.

The Denbigh upholstered chair comes in a choice of fabrics including Elenore, in cerise pink or olive green, and costs from [pounds sterling]700 -- [pounds sterling]900, depending on the combination of fabrics you choose.

There are striped curtains and cushions to mix it all up with and, if you are not sure what to do, consult the Laura Ashley Design Service -- a consultant will come to your home and advise you at the cost of [pounds sterling]100 for two rooms.

See www.lauraashley.com SWEET TREATS THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE Get up to 60 per cent off homewares, such as George Nelson's Ball Clock (above), down from [pounds sterling]178 to [pounds sterling]89, and Rene Hougaard's walnut mono coffee table, down from [pounds sterling]722 to [pounds sterling]289, at the Brighton-based Lollipop Shoppe. …

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