Whether you’re doing up your home or just like a nosy around other people’s, each month The Handbook brings you the very best in the interiors world. From interior design news to the latest launches and products we love, say hello to January’s Interiors Heroes.
East London Cloth X Cressida Jamieson
PR girl-turned-embroidery queen Cressida Jamieson has teamed up with linen specialists East London Cloth for a family-inspired collaboration. East London Cloth X Cressida Jamieson is a heartfelt collection of table lines, from napkins to table cloths, that can be hand embroidered with the names or initials of your loved ones. Think name settings that are actually stitched into the section your guests will be sitting at or soft linen napkins cross-stitched with your guests’ initials. Perfect for saving for best when you have a special family dinner or if you want to up your dinner party game and send your guests home with a sweet keepsake.
The collection also comprises one of 2023’s top interior trends – counter curtains – and has been whimsically embroidered with Cressida’s son’s sweet cat drawing. We’re also loving the frill-trimmed pillow cases that can be embroidered with your other half’s name – Valentine’s Day gift points right there.
What a way to make the most of every dinner time in the most heartfelt way.
SHOP THE COLLECTION AT eastlondoncloth.co.uk
A Kind of Magic: The Kaleidoscopic World of Luke Edward Hall
Delve into the dopamine interiors world of flamboyant English artist Luke Edward Hall in his new book, A Kind of Magic.
The pages of this gorgeous coffee table book sing with colour, print and eclecticism as Luke takes you through the three properties in his life, his country house, his London home and his work studio. There are references to everything from local mythology to folklore, ’80s pop to all things Baroque, as well as his own paintings, drawings and writing, short essays and inspiring vintage photography.
One to be put pride of place on the coffee table or book shelf and to bring out to while away a Sunday of interiors inspiration.
Polly Wolly Doodles
We first spotted this Somerset-based artist on writer Katherine Ormerod’s Insta feed – who by the way is a MUST follow for DIY hacks and relatable interiors inspiration – and a deep dive into Polly’s work swiftly followed. She creates the prettiest one-of-a-kind illustrations of florals, hand painted pieces inspired by the likes of shells and fruit, as well as children’s bedroom artwork of everything from letters to the moon and stars designs.
Slide into her DMs to enquire about a special on-off commission.
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House & Parties
If there was ever a website full of interiors curiosities to combat the January blues, it is this. American site House & Parties was founded by creative director Rebecca Gardner back in 2010 and is home to a curated eclectic collection of fun interiors finds, from colour popping glasswear to unique dinner party plates and kooky tablescaping ideas.
On our January wish list are the boujee, fabulously retro caviar set, the delightful mother of pearl plates and the Big Hair cocktail napkins set that will bring joy to your next dinner party – there;s no wonder she’s been listed in the likes of VOGUE and Harper’s Bazaar as one to watch.
The American brand do ship to the UK (hurrah!) but be wary. of pesky import fees.
SHOP THE FULL COLLECTION AT
Wall of Art
It’s no secret starting even a small art collection in your home can come at a cost. If you’re keen to adorn your walls with a little personality without the price tag, head to Wall of Art where you’ll find upcoming and exciting artists to watch at reasonable price points.
We’re loving the comforting tones of Maria Leinonen’s abstract work, cute children’s rocket prints that will transform a kid’s bedroom by Anna Johansson, an ode to truffles and cheese destined for the kitchen by Lisa Larsson and so much more.
No more excuses for plain boring walls.