Name: Maxi Malist
Occupation: Maximalist, interiors columnist, influencer
Well it’s a no brainer, when it comes to interiors more is more and less is a bore. I’ll take clashing patterns, crushed velvet and tasselled lampshades over an exposed brick wall any day. There is simply no other way!
Has maximalist always been an important part of your life?
Maximalism is my life, it always has been and always will be. At a young age, I realised I liked to stand out and it soon became apparent that, with my already bold personality and the assistance of kaleidoscopic colour and opulent prints, I could express my unique individuality and style. Maxi Malist by name, maximalist by nature.
How did the partnership between you and House of Hackney come about?
I’ve always been a massive fan of the brand and found myself visiting the store weekly. From there I got to know Javvy and Frieda, House of Hackney’s founders, very well and it was only a matter of time before we were discussing maximalism at length over a drunken game of Twister. From that day on, it’s been our collective mission to #banthebeige.
What’s on the horizon for Maxi and HOH?
Well, there’s my weekly Decorating Dilemmas column, featured at www.houseofhackney.com, where I’ll be converting those who think magnolia is a good idea and helping all to achieve a maximalist interior in their home.
How do you stay inspired?
If a skinny chai latte and a flick through my stack of Cabana magazines of a morning doesn’t get the juices flowing then you’ll often find me meditating in the gardens of Kew – there’s nothing more inspiring than being amongst nature.
What is your opinion of minimalism?
Editor’s note: Unfortunately, Maxi left the room at this point.
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