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Interior Makeover - Editor Bunny Kinney

AT HOME IN HACKNEY

We bring our House to Bunny’s home on the Sussex coast.

Taking the helm as both Editorial Director of the Dazed Media Group and Creative Director of NOWNESS, Bunny Kinney’s creative credits read like something from a dream. From GUCCI and Dior to Burberry and Sony Records, he has embedded his pioneering perspective into each and every endeavour.

We join Canadian born, Texas raised Bunny in the British seaside town of Hastings - the place he now calls home. A stone’s throw away from the beach, Bunny’s house is a perfect amalgamation of American and British cultural references, with a nostalgia befitting its seaside location. Describing his style as somewhere between a 1970’s teen bedroom and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum, Bunny’s home is stuffed with charm and collected memories.

“…my design default is somewhere between a teenager's bedroom from the ‘70s and a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum... Lived-in and cosy but full of weird little objects with souls.”

Taking pride of place on Bunny’s bed sits a 1963 cushion of Schroeder from Peanuts, casually chilling in a Beethoven shirt, above which hangs the iconic Darby Crash Germs poster from seminal ‘70s punk fanzine Slash. In the fireplace, a vintage fire screen painted with roses is surrounded by a mantel holding artfully curated family pictures, candles, and a ceramic statue of Bruce Lee, arms poised for a fight.


A Snoopy lamp rests playfully on a stack of books and beside his bed a collection of 1950s occult novels by Dennis Wheatley plays host to an old Japanese lamp. Bunny’s prized possession is a hand-painted
Videodrome poster from Ghana.

“I love the DINOSAURIA print, it feels both child-like and grown-up…”

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Taking pride of place on Bunny’s bed sits a 1963 cushion of Schroeder from Peanuts, casually chilling in a Beethoven shirt, above which hangs the iconic Darby Crash Germs poster from seminal ‘70s punk fanzine Slash. In the fireplace, a vintage fire screen painted with roses is surrounded by a mantel holding artfully curated family pictures, candles, and a ceramic statue of Bruce Lee, arms poised for a fight.


A Snoopy lamp rests playfully on a stack of books and beside his bed a collection of 1950s occult novels by Dennis Wheatley plays host to an old Japanese lamp. Bunny’s prized possession is a hand-painted Videodrome poster from Ghana.

“I love the DINOSAURIA print, it feels both child-like and grown-up…”

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Intuition is Bunny’s M.O when designing. With a kind of self-possessed cavalier approach, he works and reworks a scheme until it feels like home, following his gut and trusting his editorial eye - it’s devil-may-care, but the devil does care, has great taste and strongly approves. Never understated in his interiors, maximalism is the way to Bunny’s heart. The whimsical ambiguity of the DINOSAURIA wallpaper played to his sensibilities; the way the print is “both child-like and grown-up” really meshed with his playful aesthetic. The muted warmth of FUNGHI, used to paint the fire surround, soft pedals its intricate carving, allowing his treasured objects to take centre stage, and the serene green of CELADON and the barely-there plaster pink ACHILLEA lend the irreverent dinosaur print a touch of sophistication. Our ARTEMIS cushion takes its place on the bed next to Schroeder, and a DINOSAURIA one sits on a striped mid-century chair. A few rolls of wallpaper and tins of paint later, it's as if House of Hackney had always been at home here.

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Intuition is Bunny’s M.O when designing. With a kind of self-possessed cavalier approach, he works and reworks a scheme until it feels like home, following his gut and trusting his editorial eye - it’s devil-may-care, but the devil does care, has great taste and strongly approves. Never understated in his interiors, maximalism is the way to Bunny’s heart. The whimsical ambiguity of the DINOSAURIA wallpaper played to his sensibilities; the way the print is “both child-like and grown-up” really meshed with his playful aesthetic. The muted warmth of FUNGHI, used to paint the fire surround, soft pedals its intricate carving, allowing his treasured objects to take centre stage, and the serene green of CELADON and the barely-there plaster pink ACHILLEA lend the irreverent dinosaur print a touch of sophistication. Our ARTEMIS cushion takes its place on the bed next to Schroeder, and a DINOSAURIA one sits on a striped mid-century chair. A few rolls of wallpaper and tins of paint later, it's as if House of Hackney had always been at home here.

“I've always wanted to have a whole house full of maximalist, mismatched wallpaper! All it took was some paste.”

Bunny’s final touch for making a house a home is stacks of books and eternal muse / esteemed housemate - his cat, Pan.

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“I've always wanted to have a whole house full of maximalist, mismatched wallpaper! All it took was some paste.”

Bunny’s final touch for making a house a home is stacks of books and eternal muse / esteemed housemate - his cat, Pan.

what dreams are made of...

a muse...My cat, Pan

‌a song...Birthday - The Sugarcubes

‌a book...Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

‌a place...New Zealand

‌a scent...Jasmine

an ig account...Max Dennison's attic room from Hocus Pocus

a party guest...@weird_walk

‌a season...Warhol

‌a feeling...Autumn

‌a word...Witch

what dreams are made of...

a muse...My cat, Pan

‌a song...Birthday - The Sugarcubes

‌a book...Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

‌a place...New Zealand

‌a scent...Jasmine

an ig account...Max Dennison's attic room from Hocus Pocus

a party guest...@weird_walk

‌a season...Warhol

‌a feeling...Autumn

‌a word...Witch

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If you’d like to dream and scheme your way to interior paradise like Bunny, book a complimentary Decorating Consultation with House of Hackney.

Whether you want to coat all four walls with wonder or need advice on how to introduce the harmonious hues of nature into your space, we are here for you. Our in-house experts are ready to help you with everything from colour matching and pairing print to creating your dream interior - no space is too small or project too big.

At House of Hackney, we want to empower you in your creative freedom to go with whatever your heart desires - and to give you the confidence to do so.

Book your complimentary appointment and get ready to turn your dreams
into a reality...

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If you’d like to dream and scheme your way to interior paradise like Bunny, book a complimentary Decorating Consultation with House of Hackney.

Whether you want to coat all four walls with wonder or need advice on how to introduce the harmonious hues of nature into your space, we are here for you. Our in-house experts are ready to help you with everything from colour matching and pairing print to creating your dream interior - no space is too small or project too big.

At House of Hackney, we want to empower you in your creative freedom to go with whatever your heart desires - and to give you the confidence to do so.

Book your complimentary appointment and get ready to turn your dreams
into a reality...

follow: @bunnykinney

connect: NOWNESS

follow: @bunnykinney

connect: NOWNESS

House Favourites

 

ACHILLEA

Paint - 04
 

DINOSAURIA

Cotton Linen - Dusk
 

CELADON

Paint - 26
 

FUNGHI

Paint - 05
 

DINOSAURIA

Wallpaper - Ecru
 

ARTEMIS

Medium Cut-Velvet Cushion - Eucalyptus

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