Thursday, April 7, 2011

Liberated

I have heard about the fabulous world that lies within Liberty of London. The fabrics, the wallcoverings, the china, the pillows, the accessories, the rugs, blah blah blah. But when I saw it for myself it was an entirely different and amazing experience. Design porn for me and Yummies like you--I was so overloaded by the loveliness of it all that I had to take several deep breaths on each floor to keep myself pulled together.

The breathtaking Tudor revival building was opened in the 1920's while Liberty of London was already well known for their fabrics (both used for furnishings and fashion) the store became the quintessential emporium for current home furnishings and accessories. According to Arthur Liberty, he wanted the patron to fee as if they were in their own home while shopping. I wish that was my home!


I came across the building by accident but recognized it immediately, I was so excited!


4th Floor Fabrics!


Oooooooooooooo!



Wall of Pillow Happiness


Love.


Ah-mazing.


These guys were tucked behind the stairs, just hanging out.


Had to resist buying this entire table.


and this one...


Sad this is blurry, but they had such lovely rugs and those poufs piled up in the back were awesome. I could have taken one home for 400 pounds.


The display of black chiffon globes willed with fabric flowers cascading from the ceiling was just beautiful. I wanted to be inside one and just people watch.


3 comments:

Blue said...

I love shopping at Liberty's with its creaking wooden floors and staircases. There used to be a men's clothing annex on Oxford Street but I think because of the economy of the last few years it is gone. I think what I love the most is the way that this old Tudor Revival beautifully showcases the sometimes quite avant-garde contents - contemporary furniture and artwork. Oh, and the cafe is superb for a breakfast with champagne.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
But if only you had seen Liberty before its most recent revamp when, in our view, so much of the original atmosphere was lost. That said, it is still a favourite store of ours and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.
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Yummy Scrumptious said...

I can't say what it was like before, all I know if I could have spent my entire day in there exploring! Welcome to the blog world!