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WORLD LAND TRUST

We have come to realise that protecting our forests is more essential than replanting them - so we’ve formed an alliance. House of Hackney is proud to partner with the World Land Trust; the international conservation charity that safeguards our most vital natural ecosystems and threatened habitats, acre by acre. 

Our partnership means that each item you buy from House of Hackney enables us to purchase and protect 35 square metres of forest.

We committed to protect the equivalent of 170 acres by the end of 2022; a target that we are proud to have achieved.

B IS FOR BETTER

House of Hackney is proud to be certified as a B Corp™: a business that meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. What does the ‘B’ stand for? It stands for benefit, by inducing positive change for our employees, communities and the planet. It is symbolic of always striving to do better, of harnessing the power of business as a force for good. And, it means to 'be the change you wish to see in the world'.

WE'RE CARBON NEUTRAL

In the past year, we have taken action to reduce our emissions, including using green delivery services here in the UK as well as carbon neutral shipments overseas. 

And now, we are so proud to have become an official carbon neutral company! This means we remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we emit, thanks to our partnership with the World Land Trust.

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.

GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK

Go, go eco! At House of Hackney, we champion the use of environmentally friendly materials and sustainable methods. Unlike most wallpaper, ours is fully recyclable! It is PVC-free, made using paper from FSC-certified mills and printed to order in a sustainably run factory. Our fabrics are free from harmful chemicals that damage the environment, while our packaging is made from recycled and biodegradable materials wherever possible.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

Waste not, want not. We produce our collections in small batches while printing wallpaper, mixing paint 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 flooring expertly woven by Axminster Carpets, furniture handmade in Nottingham, fabrics woven in Suffolk or wool responsibly sourced from Wales, 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 craftspeople – meaning we can both drive local employment and deliver unparalleled quality.

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%, responsibly sourced 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 begins at home, and to us, home means both Hackney and our planet. We give back to both local and international charities, from Hackney Night Shelter to Panthera. And for every single order placed, we purchase and protect 35 square metres of forest thanks to our partnership with the World Land Trust, the international conservation charity that safeguards our most vital natural ecosystems and threatened habitats, acre by acre.

OUR WORK IS NEVER DONE

At our studio and flagship store in London, and our showroom in New York, we are careful to limit the amount of paper and card we use – ensuring to recycle any that we do. We have also banned single-use plastic bottles, cups 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.

Shop lighting 

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…