Chelsea – A Design History

Chelsea is seen by many as the jewel in the crown of south-west London. With its wall-to-wall gastro pubs, world-class restaurants, boutique shops and even its own reality TV series, Chelsea has become a London playground for the wealthy and sometimes famous. 

But there’s more to the area than just the iconic King’s Road, galleries, celebrity spotting and expensive cars. And it’s easy to see why top, luxury interior designers particularly are drawn to this creative part of the capital.

It’s hard to believe that Chelsea was once just a tiny Saxon village, located very much on the outskirts of London. The area didn’t change much until the 16th and 17th centuries when it started to become a fashionable place to live for the wealthy, in part due to its diversity of architecture

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What it takes to be a successful interior designer

While having a love of fabrics and furniture, and a passion for colour play a massive role in interior design, there’s more to the job than people may think, especially if you’re setting your sights at the top of the interiors food chain – the high end and luxury market. 

Among other things, interior designers need to be educated in the history of design, the structural integrity of buildings, building codes, ergonomics, spatial concepts, ethics, psychology and computer-aided drawing (CAD).

This broad range of skills is essential as designers work not only with homeowners, but also builders, architects, government agencies and business owners. To become a successful interior designer, one needs to be well educated in the subject as well as well-rounded as a professional. 

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