As all interior design lovers will know, September is all about London. Renowned in the interiors community, the London Design Festival is earmarked on every calendar in the industry, and is not to be missed. Events take place all over the city, from Decorex at Syon Park – known to be the best way to discover what’s new and best from all over the world – to London Design Week, at the beautiful Chelsea Harbour.
But just because London is a hub for interiors, doesn’t mean it’s the only place with style. Birmingham has its own take on luxury design, and we’re here to share our favourite spots with you, to help you make the most of what the West Midlands have to offer:
The Workshop Below
Set up in Summer 2013, The Workshop Below was created by three friends with complimentary skills – an artist, an electrician, and a fashionista. Aiming to provide ‘unique, quality products for people who want something a little bit different from the norm’, the brand has gone from strength to strength, and has become a go-to for fans of bespoke, luxury interior design and accessories in the Birmingham area.
Set in The Mailbox, ‘the West Midland’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination,’ Heal’s Birmingham opened in 2017, and is a welcome addition to the Birmingham lifestyle landscape. Showcasing a variety of style, designer and home accessory, Heal’s is the ultimate store for any interior designer or interior design fanatic in Birmingham. We love to spend an afternoon wandering through Heal’s, and recommend a visit to anyone that is yet to explore.
And then, of course, there is the Grand Designs Show this October, housed in Birmingham’s NEC arena. The perfect way for the public to discuss interior design with professionals, the Grand Designs Show is filled with ideas, products, and endless inspiration. We highly recommend attending.
These are just three of the hot spots to explore in the West Midlands, and just a small example of what is on offer. Personally, we love this part of the world, and would always say ‘yes!’ when asked if Birmingham is worth visiting, whether or not interior exploration is on the agenda.
We don’t claim to know everything about this great city, however, so please, if there are any Birmingham interior design shops that have drawn your attention, get in touch. We’re always open to ideas.