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For us, It's easy being green

OUR ECO MANIFESTO

How we're helping to protect the planet

LESS IS MORE

We believe in caring for our land, not contributing to landfill. So, House of Hackney champions the idea of buying less and instead investing in good-quality pieces that last. Combining age-old craftsmanship with enduring style, our designs are ‘future heirlooms’ – made to stand the test of time and be passed down to the next generation.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

Waste not, want not. We produce our collections in small batches while printing wallpaper and crafting furniture on a made-to-order basis. Our low-waste approach to manufacturing means we avoid making more than is needed, thus lessening the burden on our planet.

BRITAIN IS GREAT

We proudly fly the flag for British manufacturing. Whether it’s furniture handmade in Nottingham or fabrics woven in Suffolk, the provenance of our products is of great importance to us. Supporting small-scale, traditional industries, we work with some of the UK’s finest craftsmen – meaning we can both drive local employment and deliver unparalleled quality.

GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK

Go, go eco! At House of Hackney, we champion the use of environmentally friendly materials and methods. Unlike most wallpaper produced in Europe, ours is PVC-free and made using paper from FSC-certified mills. Our fabrics are free from harmful chemicals that damage the environment, while our packaging is made from recycled and biodegradable materials wherever possible.

WOOL IS COOL

Our cushions have a conscience. Where once they were filled with feathers, House of Hackney cushions are now plumped up with 100% British wool. As well as being anti-allergy and resistant to dust mites and bacteria, wool is considered the eco-friendliest filling currently available.

KINDNESS IS EVEN COOLER

Charity may begin at home, but to us, home means both Hackney and our planet. We give back to both local and international charities, from Hackney Winter Night Shelter to Panthera. And for every order placed, we will make a donation to Friends of the Earth’s campaign to double the UK tree cover by 2045 – providing a natural defence against climate change as well as a habitat for wildlife.

OUR WORK IS NEVER DONE

At both our studio and showroom in Shoreditch, we are careful to limit the amount of paper and card we use – ensuring to recycle any that we do. We have also banned throwaway plastic bottles and straws, encouraging re-usable alternatives instead. But it doesn’t stop there. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to change the world for good. Watch this space…

What does relaxation mean to you? For some, it’s about curling up on the living room couch at the end of a long day – for others, it might be taking to the dining room with a few close friends and a bottle of wine in tow. But a point on which we can all agree is that the bedroom is the one place in the house that was made purely for relaxing in. It’s a space that should soothe you and gently lull you towards a restful sleep. It’s where dreaming takes place and where you wake up to the view you want to see every morning. So, it follows that your bedroom should be cosy and calming, filled only with the things you love. But just as we all have our own take on what ‘chilling out’ is, everyone has a distinct idea of what ‘comfort’ looks and feels like to them.

INTERIOR: BR DESIGN INTERIEUR. PHOTOGRAPHY: HERVE GOLUZA
INTERIOR: FIONA DUKE INTERIORS. PHOTOGRAPHY: ANNA STATHAKI

So, while we’re not trying to convert you away from pale colours and pared-back neutrals if that’s your thing, we will tell you that dark wallpaper works like a dream in the bedroom, naturally evoking nightfall and cocooning you in its inky depths. But regardless of whether you go into the light or over to the dark side, “A tonal scheme is what makes a truly relaxing bedroom,” says our Decorating Consultant, Steve Corcoran. “Choose colours that coordinate with your chosen wallpaper or fabric when decorating the rest of the room. Even the ceiling should be a muted version of what you have in the space, rather than a stark white, so that everything combines to create a cohesive palette.”

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The stuff of dreams 

If you’re someone who finds peace and tranquillity in nature, surrounding yourself with a verdant motif like BAMBUSA or PALMERAL will feel just as serene. Alternatively, prints that are rich with intricate detail – think the psychedelic wonderland unfurling across FLORIKA or the prehistoric playground of DINOSAURIA – will delight a distracted mind, making for a mesmerising alternative to counting sheep into the small hours. Then by covering all four walls in your chosen design – complete with a plump of matching cushions on the bed – you will be completely enveloped in a world of your own making. As Steve says, “It will make the space feel more harmonious and avoid a single feature wall on its own feeling heavy – having them all papered actually pushes the walls back out.”

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NIGHT LIGHTS

The perfect bedfellows? A luxurious lampshade paired with a statement-making stand.

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INTERIOR: LOUISE BROWN INTERIORS. PHOTOGRAPHY: RYAN WICKS

 

No bedroom is complete without blackout curtains and blinds to shut the world out, nor should any bedside table be without a striking lamp to illuminate a screeching alarm clock in the dark. Then it’s all about adding warmth and texture with crisp white bedsheets (the perfect foil to a deep palette, if you do go that way), a cosy blanket and a few luxurious cushions to cuddle up to. Sweet dreams…