We love looking at interior design for inspiration for our stationery and London's recently-rejuvenated Pimlico Road Design District is one of our favorite resources for a vintage-inspired aesthetic, particularly 18th and 19th century English and French. Nestled just a few blocks away from Sloane Square, Pimlico houses some of London's most lovely antique furniture and interiors firms featuring classic, vintage design.
Renowned interior designer Jane Churchill has a quintessentially English classic-meets-modern aesthetic. We love the beach theme currently featured in her store window.
The wonderful Appley Hoare Antiques transports us instantly to the Paris flea markets (Les Puces) at Clingnancourt - we love the piles of yellowed, old French paperback books and ultra-worn 18th century sofas and armoires. For more inspiration, this aesthetic is perfectly captured in The New Eighteenth-Century Style: Rediscovering a French Decor (Harry N. Abrams, 2006), available here.
Other favorites on the square: Marston and Langinger, the renowned designer of English glass observatories, and Daylesford Organic, a lovely country-inspired bakery and deli that offers fresh organic eats.
Above: Opaline lamp bases and skull in the window of Westonholz Antiques; chaise at Westonholz Antiques; sea-themed window at Jane Churchill Interiors; French paperback books at Appley Hoare Antiques; French florist jugs at Appley Hoare Antiques; French writing desk at Appley Hoare Antiques; French moulds at Appley Hoare Antiques; Vintage French price tags at Appley Hoare Antiques.