The Latest from House of Hackney

Hackney is in my blood. Literally. As a small child, Saturday afternoons would be spent at my paternal grandmothers council flat. She was old. Too old for me to know her. But I remember the bus ride (the number 106) and the walk along the canal. (In those days it was still lined with rather stinky factories – no inkling that it would one day be lined with expensive apartments). Then there would be tea made with sterilised milk (urgh) and custard creams. Her one concession to home accessories was a line of potted geraniums on the windowsill; each one balanced on an old saucer.

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Pampas Wallpaper in White/Azalea

Fast forward quite a few years and Hackney is now a thriving, bustling, hub of creative types rubbing shoulders with city bankers. Smart design shops, popular hotels and mouth-watering eateries. It’s still a little rough around the edges, and some areas still look the way they did then, but it’s going in the right direction.

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Pampas and Kennington Stripe in White/Cerulean

And that’s where you’ll find House of Hackney. I’ve mentioned them before (see below) but I haven’t mentioned why the very name makes me feel a tug of nostalgia and a connection to a forgotten era. And that’s exactly what their designs are all about. Not the same era as my childhood of course (how old do you think I am?!) but an era of hot houses, potted palms, pattern, button backed chairs and deep fringes. Victoriana with an edge.

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Castanea Wallpaper in Ice/Pink Stripe

Its a look that you can take to an extreme as some of these images demonstrate. Or you can dabble. Add a little here and there. A heavily patterned wallpaper in the downstairs loo. A palm print on a chesterfield against a minimally painted backdrop. A few lampshades in an otherwise modern room.

Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee

Palmeral Wallpaper in Off White/Green

Or some palm printed wallpaper behind the kitchen cabinets.

Previously…Step into the House of Hackney Garden, Potty for Palms from House of Hackney, I Spy, House of Hackney, House of Hackney, Wildcard Collection.



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    April 16, 2015

    I’m basically drooling over the blue Pampas wallpaper – what beautiful design

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    April 11, 2015

    The last image of the wallpaper in the kitchen is a perfect example of how to inject personality into a kitchen space. Bold wallpapers are great for expressing personality through and because the cabinets are kept in neutral the wallpaper is the star of the room. Love it!

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    April 10, 2015

    I love the pattern of the armchair.


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