The Conran Shop’s Autumn Dining Window Display

Photography by Will TaylorConran

The Conran Shop are renowned for their creative window displays and this season certainly doesn’t buckle the trend. For the autumn season the brand’s Head of Visual Merchandising Betsy Smith has delivered an inspired range of different dining room sets that nod to the colour palette of the season. My favourite is tabletop number two, which details rustic, wooden textures, with a hint of gloss mixed in. The burnt orange hues that dominate half of the window display are perfect for the autumnal weather; the dramatic blue in the Miss Haversham inspired scheme compliments this perfectly. Note opulent silver accents, grapes and clusters of well used candles, all of which emphasise the dramatic theme. For me, the main inspiration from their window display is that you should take risks with your dining room: be bold with your colour choices and embrace a variety of textures when creating the tabletop. Don’t be afraid to have some fun: mixing in quirkier pieces with your sophisticated serveware and linens will result in a more interesting tabletop. Which of the tables appeal to you?


  • Reply AaReAn October 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm

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  • Reply designheaven October 13, 2011 at 3:00 am

    I love all three but the last one gets my vote as it has my favourite dining table and chairs.

  • Reply happysnapshots October 13, 2011 at 3:21 am

    i'd go with the wooden table. it makes everything looks rustic and charming. and food always looks good against wood.

  • Reply Sarah Roads October 13, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I am loving table two…and table three. Do I have to pick? Great styling. xo

  • Reply european chic October 13, 2011 at 3:40 am

    It is a tough choice but I go for the first table top because I love the yellow hue of the chairs.

    Have a lovely day, Will!

    Greetings from Paris!

  • Reply Hannah October 13, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Love the rugs. I really want a rug for my living room to make an impact, this has just provided further inspiration!

  • Reply Only Beautiful Things October 13, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I do like that yellow charis – they're fantastic, so energetic!

  • Reply blue roses October 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

    i love those bright yellow chairs in the first kitchen curation; the structure remind me a bit of my own dining set, curved backs, but the color is incredible. yellow happens to match my living area perfectly, so, naturally, i am now lusting.


  • Reply littletree... October 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thats so hard! I love the yellow chairs in table1 but no2 has to be top!x


  • Reply Suzanne October 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I really love table number two. The wood looks gorgeous.
    Great blog 🙂

  • Reply Jessie October 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I love table no.2! Love the light fixture and the contrast between the blues and reds are fantastic. Totally right up my alley! I also like the yellow chairs in table no.1!


  • Reply Splendid Willow October 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Oh yes! It looks like they are copying your “style”! All very lovely. And I must say that there are many similarities between design in Stockholm in and London. Same with fashion. Friendly, simple, edgy modern!

    Hugs to you Mr. Bright.


  • Reply Alan Karlin October 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I love the blue and orange!
    All around a more cosy look for the fall.

  • Reply 'LUSH' October 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I love the blue and orange combination! Love your blog! Great content.

  • Reply louly October 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Number two, also. I'll probably have a similar look in my new house in a few months. I already have the table, a bit more rustic done with reclaimed wood and for now, I want the same chairs. I really like what's on tabletop and the rug they used.

  • Reply vosges paris October 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    You will make me fall in love with colours some day 😉

  • Reply Kayla Poole October 14, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Oh jeez, I would kill for that set of yellow thonet bentwoods…dream chairs!

  • Reply Mary Middleton Design October 14, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Love Love Love

    went passed yesterday and indeed it looks truly scrumy

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair October 14, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I need to go here! Like the round table! Love how the blue wall sets off those blue opaque apples!!
    Rachie xo

  • Reply meemers October 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Love the yellow chairs, but that hanging lamp of the second table is to die for! Plus the deep blue wall color really sets it off perfectly!

  • Reply annevdns October 15, 2011 at 5:06 am

    i have been a follower of your blog ever since i read about it in a home and lifestyle magazine here in singapore. every post is a festivity of color and design.

    i particularly like the freshness of the yellow chairs here. i am still to put together a proper dining table for my place and i have earmarked this in my favorite posts by you!

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