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Quercus by Name, Quirky by Nature

 

A Love Letter to William Morris

 

The Transformation of the Gate Lodge 


Built in 1808, the Quercus Lodge lies nestled within the walls of the Castle of Trematon, sat atop the ancient pagan hills once seen as the gateway between England and Cornwall. The castle, built by Robert, Count of Mortain in 1060, passed to the Duchy of Cornwall in 1337 and is now home to House of Hackney founders, Frieda and Javvy, who found themselves its guardians three years ago. After renovating the main house and restoring the gardens, their attention turned to the 19th century gate lodge.  

“We wanted the lodge to be rustic and simple, yet otherworldly, as its fairytale setting within the castle walls is just that.”
 - Frieda 

Localisation has always been important to Frieda and Javvy - it is at the very heart
of House of Hackney. The sea and flora & fauna of Cornwall acted as their muse for the lodge interior; the art of bringing the beauty of the outdoors in is, after all, the House’s speciality. Named for the towering oak tree that stands before it, the vision for the Quercus Lodge was to mix the artistry of nature with the building’s storied history - a paean to simple living yet rich in a tapestry of print and colour.

Quercus by Name, Quirky by Nature

 

A Love Letter to William Morris

 

The Transformation of the Gate Lodge 


Built in 1808, the Quercus Lodge lies nestled within the walls of the Castle of Trematon, sat atop the ancient pagan hills once seen as the gateway between England and Cornwall. The castle, built by Robert, Count of Mortain in 1060, passed to the Duchy of Cornwall in 1337 and is now home to House of Hackney founders, Frieda and Javvy, who found themselves its guardians three years ago. After renovating the main house and restoring the gardens, their attention turned to the 19th century gate lodge.  

“We wanted the lodge to be rustic and simple, yet otherworldly, as its fairytale setting within the castle walls is just that.”
 - Frieda 

Localisation has always been important to Frieda and Javvy - it is at the very heart
of House of Hackney. The sea and flora & fauna of Cornwall acted as their muse for the lodge interior; the art of bringing the beauty of the outdoors in is, after all, the House’s speciality. Named for the towering oak tree that stands before it, the vision for the Quercus Lodge was to mix the artistry of nature with the building’s storied history - a paean to simple living yet rich in a tapestry of print and colour.

The colours are inspired by the pigments of the land, the textiles, by the surroundings; it feels like the home of an artist.

The wood-clad walls were the perfect blank canvas to showcase House of Hackney’s paint collection, ‘The Art of Nature’. The House’s vibrant approach to colour has always been rooted in nature’s tonal harmony; the desire to imitate its beauty, creativity and idyllic compositions is emulated in each and every one of the shades. The collection honours Mother Nature not only through irreverent colour, but in the very way it is made. The eco-friendly, made-to-order paints promise a light environmental footprint and no waste - bringing beauty to the home while reflecting the principles of sustainability that makes House of Hackney a B Corp brand.

An homage to House of Hackney’s design hero William Morris, the space showcases some of his most iconic designs. His nature-inspired prints of oak leaves, flowers and vines run through the rooms in the textiles, upholstery and the patterns painting the walls - each, of course, given a House of Hackney twist. The classic GOLDEN LILY sweeps through the decor, whilst gothic BLACKTHORN with its hidden skulls and pop of pink and red add drama to the kitchen where the handcrafted scullery bench by Huckleberry takes centre stage. Rich, earthy tones of brown, green, blue and ochre lend warmth to the scheme and the QUERCUS leaf motif throughout echoes the ancient oaks that surround the lodge; timeless and enduring. 

Works from local artists Peter Ward, David Perry and Alvaro Picardo adorn the walls, and furniture sourced from Cornish antique dealers was reupholstered locally. In the dining room, the panelling painted in grounding pink DAHLIA brings out the warmth of the natural wood and a bespoke banquette covered in ‘Tourmaline’ BLACKTHORN velvet echoes the kitchen walls. The living room’s PETUNIA green hue provides the perfect backdrop to the statement making MANZANA lamp in gloss black, and the velvet GOLDEN LILY MAGNA curtains add a striking modernity. In the bathroom, golden toned QUERCUS radiates an autumnal glow against rich AURIC walls, and a yellow claw-foot bathtub adds just a hint of rock ‘n’ roll. Crystal hued LAZULITE blue is the star of the bedroom; its vibrant yet calming tones reflected in the ruffle of a cushion and the curtain’s winding pattern. Above the four-poster Queen Anne bed, the dark florals of WOODSTOCK create a velvet canopy, so one can fall asleep amidst a meadow of wildflowers.

Discover our reimagined William Morris prints for AW22, including BLACKTHORN, GOLDEN LILY, QUERCUS and SEAWEED in a palette of stunning colours.

The colours are inspired by the pigments of the land, the textiles, by the surroundings; it feels like the home of an artist.

The wood-clad walls were the perfect blank canvas to showcase House of Hackney’s paint collection, ‘The Art of Nature’. The House’s vibrant approach to colour has always been rooted in nature’s tonal harmony; the desire to imitate its beauty, creativity and idyllic compositions is emulated in each and every one of the shades. The collection honours Mother Nature not only through irreverent colour, but in the very way it is made. The eco-friendly, made-to-order paints promise a light environmental footprint and no waste - bringing beauty to the home while reflecting the principles of sustainability that makes House of Hackney a B Corp brand.

An homage to House of Hackney’s design hero William Morris, the space showcases some of his most iconic designs. His nature-inspired prints of oak leaves, flowers and vines run through the rooms in the textiles, upholstery and the patterns painting the walls - each, of course, given a House of Hackney twist. The classic GOLDEN LILY sweeps through the decor, whilst gothic BLACKTHORN with its hidden skulls and pop of pink and red add drama to the kitchen where the handcrafted scullery bench by Huckleberry takes centre stage. Rich, earthy tones of brown, green, blue and ochre lend warmth to the scheme and the QUERCUS leaf motif throughout echoes the ancient oaks that surround the lodge; timeless and enduring. 

Works from local artists Peter Ward, David Perry and Alvaro Picardo adorn the walls, and furniture sourced from Cornish antique dealers was reupholstered locally. In the dining room, the panelling painted in grounding pink DAHLIA brings out the warmth of the natural wood and a bespoke banquette covered in ‘Tourmaline’ BLACKTHORN velvet echoes the kitchen walls. The living room’s PETUNIA green hue provides the perfect backdrop to the statement making MANZANA lamp in gloss black, and the velvet GOLDEN LILY MAGNA curtains add a striking modernity. In the bathroom, golden toned QUERCUS radiates an autumnal glow against rich AURIC walls, and a yellow claw-foot bathtub adds just a hint of rock ‘n’ roll. Crystal hued LAZULITE blue is the star of the bedroom; its vibrant yet calming tones reflected in the ruffle of a cushion and the curtain’s winding pattern. Above the four-poster Queen Anne bed, the dark florals of WOODSTOCK create a velvet canopy, so one can fall asleep amidst a meadow of wildflowers.

Discover our reimagined William Morris prints for AW22, including BLACKTHORN, GOLDEN LILY, QUERCUS and SEAWEED in a palette of stunning colours.

Get the Look

Get the Look

 

ARTEMIS ROSE

Relief Tiles - Blush
 

WOODSTOCK

Large Quercus Emerald Frilled Velvet Cushion - Meadow
 

WOODSTOCK

Wallpaper - Meadow
 

SKY

Paint - 41
 

BLACKTHORN

Wallpaper - Tourmaline
 

HOSTA

Paint - 45

Stay at the Quercus Lodge

Set in the ‘most romantic garden in Cornwall’, live your own fairytale at the Castle of Trematon’s Quercus Lodge.

 Available to book via airbnb and just 3 hours from London, you can enjoy the 9 acres of woodland, castle gardens, Indian-style pool and the beautiful nearby beaches. 

Stay at the Quercus Lodge

Set in the ‘most romantic garden in Cornwall’, live your own fairytale at the Castle of Trematon’s Quercus Lodge.

 Available to book via airbnb and just 3 hours from London, you can enjoy the 9 acres of woodland, castle gardens, Indian-style pool and the beautiful nearby beaches. 

Our Services

Discover our range of complimentary consultations. From styling advice to creating a whole dream scheme, our experts will guide you along your interiors journey - the House of Hackney way.

Our Services

Discover our range of complimentary consultations. From styling advice to creating a whole dream scheme, our experts will guide you along your interiors journey - the House of Hackney way.

Little Green Book

Our House was founded on the guiding principles of creativity with purpose, integrity in our actions and compassion for our planet and people, which is why we strive to use only sustainably crafted, re-purposed or antique pieces wherever we can. Here in our Little Green Book, we list the people and places we sourced our planet friendly pieces and ‘future heirlooms’. 

Little Green Book

Our House was founded on the guiding principles of creativity with purpose, integrity in our actions and compassion for our planet and people, which is why we strive to use only sustainably crafted, re-purposed or antique pieces wherever we can. Here in our Little Green Book, we list the people and places we sourced our planet friendly pieces and ‘future heirlooms’. 

HOUSE OF HACKNEY

‌P‌aint, wallpaper, curtains, fabric, tiles
‌houseofhackney.com

HUCKLEBERRY

Bespoke kitchen
‌huckleberryhome.co.uk

FISHER & PAYKEL

Kitchen appliances
‌fisherpaykel.com

WESSEX BEDS

Antique bedsteads and frames.
‌wessexbeds.co.uk

EAST STREET ANTIQUES

Antiques
‌8 East Street, Ashburton
‌Devon, TQ13 7AA

KERNOW FURNITURE

Vintage and antique furniture
‌kernowfurniture.co.uk

VICTORIA ANTIQUES

Antique furniture
vicantiques.co.uk

ANTIQUE FRENCH BATHS

Restored bathtub
‌antiquefrenchbaths.com

BROUGHTONS OF LEICESTER

Lighting
‌broughtons.com

EBAY

Antiques
ebay.co.uk

PETER WARD

Artwork
‌Livingstone St Ives, 71-73 Fore Street, St Ives
‌Cornwall, TR26 1HW

ALVARO PICARDO

Hand-painted lampshades
‌alvaropicardo.com

HOUSE OF HACKNEY

‌P‌aint, wallpaper, curtains, fabric, tiles
‌houseofhackney.com

HUCKLEBERRY

Bespoke kitchen
‌huckleberryhome.co.uk

FISHER & PAYKEL

Kitchen appliances
‌fisherpaykel.com

WESSEX BEDS

Antique bedsteads and frames.
‌wessexbeds.co.uk

EAST STREET ANTIQUES

Antiques
‌8 East Street, Ashburton
‌Devon, TQ13 7AA

KERNOW FURNITURE

Vintage and antique furniture
‌kernowfurniture.co.uk

VICTORIA ANTIQUES

Antique furniture
vicantiques.co.uk

ANTIQUE FRENCH BATHS

Restored bathtub
‌antiquefrenchbaths.com

BROUGHTONS OF LEICESTER

Lighting
‌broughtons.com

EBAY

Antiques
ebay.co.uk

PETER WARD

Artwork
‌Livingstone St Ives, 71-73 Fore Street, St Ives
‌Cornwall, TR26 1HW

ALVARO PICARDO

Hand-painted lampshades
‌alvaropicardo.com

Sounds of our House

Our new collection tells a tale of gothic folklore intertwined with ‘60’s psychedelia and a pinch of the 1980s - listen to the soundtrack here.

Sounds of our House

Our new collection tells a tale of gothic folklore intertwined with ‘60’s psychedelia and a pinch of the 1980s - listen to the soundtrack here.