Concierges’ Guide to London: Shopping: Home Decor

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THE CONRAN SHOP Founded by Terence Conran, one of the UK’s “greatest designers,” this shop is “the type of place where you could buy your cups and saucers, cutlery, and furnishings—and you’ll be very happy with the outcome.” (MB) Chelsea, +44.20.7589.7401; Marylebone, +44.20.7723.2223; www.conranshop.co.uk

DESIGN CENTRE CHELSEA HARBOUR An interior designer’s mecca, with 85 showrooms featuring more than 400 international brands. “They have so many different brands and designers all in one place, including Armani/Casa, Donna Karan, Nicole Fabre, and Ralph Lauren.” (ST) +44.20.7351.5842, www.dcch.co.uk

DESIGNERS GUILD “Thousands of paints, wallpapers, and fabrics” from this 41-year-old company that designs and wholesales fabrics, wall coverings, upholstery, and bed and bath collections. Several London showrooms. (GM) www.designersguild.com

THE GENERAL TRADING COMPANY South Kensington “specialty shop” founded in 1920 as one of London’s first home stores. “Everything from modern to traditional” housewares, furniture, and more. (CS) +44.20. 7225.6470, www.generaltradingcompany.co.uk

LINLEY British design company specializing in bespoke furniture and interior design. “A good shop for housing decor.” Founded in 1985 by David Linley, nephew of Queen Elizabeth II. (MDC) Belgravia, +44.20.7730. 7300; Mayfair, +44.20.7290.1410; www.davidlinleyfurniture.com

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