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Table of Contents: London Calling


Table of Contents: London Calling

November 10, 2014

If there’s a city that shares our obsession with gardens, it’s London, where outdoor design runs the gamut from punk to Mayfair ladies. So as the Remodelista editors take London by storm, with a first-ever overseas holiday market at The New Craftsmen (save the date, it’s happening November 15), we’re happily tagging along.

This week, we traipse from up-and-coming Hackney in the North East to the West End for a bite at buzzy new restaurant Spring, and we explore the city’s layers of history through its garden style, from the eminent Victorians to Cecil Beaton’s swinging London to the present-day New Romantics.

Above: Photograph by Christine Chang Hanway from An Antique Collector at Home in London.


  • Walk on any London block, and you’re almost guaranteed a flower shop or stand. Get your Instagram ready; Cheryl finds the most enchanting ones in this week’s Floral Design post.


  • We’re usually wary of patterns, but even Michelle can’t resist the geometric allure of Victorian tiled paths. See her favorites in this week’s Curb Appeal.
  • In this week’s Garden Visit, Kendra heads to South London to admire the disciplined and decidedly chic palette of green and black of landscape designer Chris Moss.


  • Kendra nabs a reservation in the walled garden at Spring, a new eatery at the Somerset House by former Vogue food editor, Skye Gyngell, in this week’s Restaurant Visit.


  • Does London’s East End neighborhood of Hackney live up to the buzz? Talk to Jane. In this week’s Shopper’s Diary, she takes us to Grace & Thorn, Hackney’s flower shop for the fashion set.


  • In the middle of bustling central London, we came across Max Lamb’s fairytale hideaway, designed by Retrouvius, the city’s top expert on salvaged and reclaimed materials. The garden cabin is our Outbuilding of the Week. See more of Retrouvius’ use of repurposed architectural materials in Christine’s A Barbican Flat Goes Glamorous.

Wondering who’s on the guest list at Remodelista’s holiday market in London? See the details at Remodelista, and meet textile designer Kristen Heckterman and furniture maker Tilly Blue, both featured vendors at the market.

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