The myriad of design sites on the internet makes it difficult for trade professionals to find the most suitable products for their projects.
The most well known and used site is The House Directory. Whilst accessible to everyone, this site remains an invaluable resource for all interior design professionals. The site was improved further with a full re-design in 2008 and subsequently re-launched. The site comprises a large database of over 3,000 companies covering all aspects of interior and garden design and decoration with a beautifully presented interface to the web. Cheryl and Nicolette at The House Directory are rightfully proud of their creation and boast the highest-ranked site for interior decoration directories in the world (Source: Google). The House Directory was formerly House & Garden Addresses.
Home & Gardening Magazine also have a creditable online directory.
Yet another promising new directory is the Technical Library Services showcase Savoir-Faire. This is well designed and looks promising for the future.
For a wider range of architectural products, the RIBA Product Selector would be the place to go.
For those designers specifically interested in top market fabrics including silks, linens, mohair velvets, faux leathers and the like then we would definitely recommend The House Directory or contact the companies directly.