I get inundated with press releases, new launches and products to tantalise my eyes, but nothing has quite given me the squeals as much as this new collection for Habitat by the style maven Luke Edward Hall. For those unaccustomed to the British artist and designer, he’s really quite the darling of the London design scene and he’s definitely on my bus when it comes to colour! Having studied menswear at Central St Martins he has turned his designer eye to all manner of interior design products, from ceramics, framed prints and now textiles and furniture too. I love his unabashed clashing of colour and print and for me the bright colour palette he prefers is perfection. This heady combination set among retro influences from the 1960s and ’70s means he is very much having his moment. His designs feel flamboyant, brave, bold and a celebration to own your own style. So if you ever feel like holding back, just ask yourself…” what would Luke Edward Hall do?”
As an artist he’s inspired by Greek and Roman mythology, the line drawings he produces are his hallmark. For Habitat, these have been applied to cushions, ceramic lamp bases and framed prints. The simplicity of line works really well to break up the intense colour and strong stripes. I particularly love the fringing on the cushions, a really nice touch. The colour scheme is here is pure heaven! The pale pink walls set off the lush greens beautifully and then the pop of red and yellow on the cushions keep things interesting as they are quite unexpected. You’d have to spend every day dressed in lilac as that’s the perfect colour to set it all off!
I really love the scale of the pieces too. The cushions are on the large size and the table lamp is really oversized. Playing around with scale and having a few stand out pieces in a room add impact and drama. I’d say especially if you have a small room. Its counter-intuitive but large accessories in a small space add grandeur!