Last Saturday Ed was out all day at a fish preparation course, so I headed over to East London for a bit of a girly day and started the trip over at House of Hackney’s annual Christmas Sample sale.
I love the over the top nature of House of Hackney’s prints and have been eyeing a few for our living room. Ideally I would love a pair of curtains to really add a wow factor to the room, however our bay window would need 14 linear meters of fabric, which would work out at just over £1150 in fabric, plus the cost of lining material and having the curtains made up. So, in short – way out of our price range.
Instead, I hoped to be able to pick up a few off cuts that I could make some cushions up with. Originally I had my eye on their Palmeral or Limerence cotton linen, however when I saw it in the flesh I thought the background may be a bit too blue for the lounge.
I then spotted some green velvet which was the exact colour of our sofa, so with that in hand I had a look at the other fabrics. After a bit of hunting I came across a 1.5×1.4m piece of their Poppium print, which was a great match tot he green velvet and the black background and cream flowers would perfectly compliment the Matt Manson cushions I brought a few weeks back. So I was sold, granted it still wasn’t cheap at £65, but I should be able to get two cushions out of it and have a little left for another project. I also purchased the green velvet at £15, to make a couple more cushions out of.
The sample sale was held just around the corner from House of Hackney’s flagship showroom on Hackney Road, so while I was in the area I popped along to have a browse and took a few snaps; to give an idea of the sheer opulence of their showroom.
To top of the day I headed over to Barber and Parlour for a light lunch and then headed upstairs to their Cheeky salon for a pedicure – you can’t get much more girly than that, can you?