Lisa Whatmough's house

Last year, I mentioned the very unique and colourful designs from London company Squint and I've just discovered the beautiful house of Lisa Whatmough, the designer behind Squint in East London... A feast of colours!
From lampshades to picture frames, sofas, armchairs and even teapots, Whatmough revamps everything with her colourful fabrics and the result is very striking! Whatnough says it all started when she fell in love with silk from XIX century and then started her thriving design company 4 years ago. As she struggled to find large pieces of antique silk, she moved onto patchwork.
To warm up her white walls, Lisa added a beautiful vintage French farm table and customised the teapot with fabrics from Liberty, and used a psychedelic fabric from the 70s on the Italian lamp.

Opposite the table, Lisa created a colourful corner with a Victorian armchair covered with 'toile de Jouy' fabric while the ball on the floor has been covered with French fabrics from 1920. On the wall, she customised a picture frame with japanse fabrics to add the final touch to this very lively patchwork atmosphere.

Lisa says she has no limits :-) and will happily mixed Japanese and French fabrics with romantic swatches of Liberty and even striped fabrics from Paul Smith. She covered the floor lamp with orange corduroy and mixed chintz with thick cottons for her curtains.

Her kitchen is a bit more minimal, all in stainless-steel...although there is still a nice collection of customised tea pots to add a touch colours...

In her bedroom, she painted the floorbaords in white and added a large mirror above her bed to reflect the Empire bed. The walls are painted with Lamp room grey from Farrow & Ball and she found the venitian blinds and curtain in an old butchery.

Photos Credits: Marie Claire Maison


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