Hopefully, I will be moving quite soon – living at home is jammy, and necessary after uni, but it is time to fly the nest once again!
This gorgeous lot is all from husband & wife partnership: House of Hackney, who ‘take the beige out of interiors’ with their energetic prints and vibrant palette. They’re sort of like a children’s wildlife encyclopaedia meets Victoriana, traditional prints meet Rococo antiques – a sort of tacky opulence? But beautiful.
I’m a particular fan of the chaise longue, an item I have always and will always want in my home; and this conversation chair – designed for courting couples and their chaperone in the Victorian era, or for me, my boyfriend and a precariously placed bottle of wine.
This midnight Hackney Empire print features a carnival of animals: otters fanning themselves, accordion-playing bush babies, badgers sipping Pina Coladas – the Rainforest Cafe if it were a nightclub, basically.
Whilst the living room is a place for outrageous colours and bold prints, these powder blue pieces would furnish a bedroom nicely. I have a little bit of a thing for birds – again always have, always will – so it’s a Flights of Fancy lamp beside and an embroidered sating Queen Bee pillow on the bed for me!
Oh, and a china Hackney Empire tea set for my breakfast in bed please.
House of Hackney: extravagant, feisty and in your face – yet still, terribly English.