My interior design style is fairly eclectic as I love furniture and interiors from several eras, from mid century and Art Deco to classical and industrial. As a member of Soho House and having stayed in several of their hotels around the world, you could also say it’s quite heavily influenced by Soho House. Miami and Berlin are my favourite houses (Art Deco and industrial style combined!), lots of gorgeous leather Chesterfields, glamorous velvet and brushed linen sofas and chairs, patterned tiles on floors and walls, dark wood furniture, vintage lighting including chandeliers, wall lights and lamps.
Launching to the public in the Autumn (September I hear) soon everyone will be able to purchase a little of the Soho House style for their own home.
There are so many pieces I love and I’m sure I’ll be buying more over the next few months, but here’s a selection of my favourite purchases to date. A number of them I have used in my house in Salento, Italy as well as in London, which shows you that this style is at home in a 300 year old village house in Southern Italy as well as a Victorian townhouse in North London.
Vintage French 1920s Club Chair
One of my favourite parts of the Soho Home site is the Vintage category, which is updated regularly and contains a fabulous selection of vintage tables, rugs, chairs and stools. This club chair reminds me of Soho Beach House in Miami and my love of all things Art Deco and now sits in the corner of my living room in London, with my Art Deco vintage poster and Art Deco inspired antiqued glass overmantel mirror by Rupert Bevan and cushion from Jonathan Adler. Just look at those gorgeous feet!
Hudson leather and antique brass floor lamp
Soho House has some of the most beautiful and original lighting across all houses, from floor lamps and little crystal lamps on the bar in each house, to glamorous wall lights and bedside table lights and huge vintage chandeliers. The lighting area of the website contains a selection of wall lights, floor lamps and little bedside lights. I bought two of these Hudson floor lamps for Italy as they are tall and slim and fit perfectly in corner spaces and the light they emit is warm and soft. I love how the classic elegant lines offset perfectly with the rustic wood sliding door.
Rundell antique brass mirror
This large antique brass mirror was one of the first things I bought for my house in Salento. I knew it would look incredible in the hallway, reflecting the light and complementing the ornate baroque console and mirror that I bought from Lots Road Auctions years ago. Mixing styles of mirrors makes things so much more interesting! It would look just as good in an industrial or modern setting.
Barwell glassware & Cabana picnicware
One of the things Soho House is renowned for is their cocktails and the amazing bar staff who make them. The cut crystal barware has become synonymous with Soho House and over the last few years cut crystal has seen a resurgence in popularity. Not surprising really, as it’s a true classic and one that stands the test of time.
For outdoor use, their Cabana acrylic glassware is just as considered and perfect poolside or for picnics and looks just like glass. My favourite is the Champagne coupe, which has already seen lots of use in Italy, perfect for Prosecco!
House Pool towels
Available in all the house colours; red for Shoreditch House, blue for Miami, green for Babington. But my favourite is the purple stripe from Soho House New York, where I often stay on business. Not to mention it’s also one of my favourite colours and looks striking poolside in Italy.
Bathroom fittings, Randolph blackened brass double bath hook
I spent hours thinking about the finishing touches for my house in Salento. The final details really make a room and I wanted to ensure the quality as well. The two guest shower rooms are long and thin and installing a towel rail would have been awkward. These hooks are the perfect solution – sturdy enough to hold bathrobes and perfect for hanging large bath towels too.
Signature House cutlery
I could have gone to Ikea but couldn’t resist the House cutlery. The Espresso spoon certainly comes in handy in Italy!
I hope the above has given you a flavour of what to expect from Soho Home. There are so many lovely pieces, too many to cover here, so keep your eyes out for the launch and happy shopping!