The house of Habitat teams up with the House of Holland to bring you zingy, pattern-tastic furniture and accessories for summer...
BY DEE IVA
British fashion designer Henry Holland’s first capsule collection for UK homes store Habitat is a riot of pattern and colour. Inspired by gonzo journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson’s trippy novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his debut interiors range, on sale now, uses prints from House of Holland’s SS16 season and applies them to covetable cushions, sofas, rugs and throws.
Holland’s 'Paradise Leaf’ print features exotic blue leaves and bright orange Bird of Paradise flowers. Set on a pale background, it spices up Habitat’s ‘Abel’ sofa and armchair and also appears as a soft hand-tufted wool rug. Botanicals get supersized!
ABOVE RIGHT: Henry Holland in front of his 'Paradise Leaf' rug
BELOW: 'Abel' two-seater sofa in 'Paradise Leaf' fabric, £1,300
ABOVE: 'Paradise Leaf' rug, £450
BELOW: 'Buggin' cushion, £35; 'Tropical Leaf' cushion, £60
This striking textile is put to further use with the addition of witty insect illustrations by Suzan Pitt on ‘Buggin’, a colour-clash cushion that features flora, fauna and insects on one side and leopard print on the reverse.
Team it with ‘Tropical Leaf’, featuring foliage and feathers in hot pinks and sizzling reds (also with leopard print and oversized bug on the reverse) and ‘Pufferfish’, a rectangular cushion with a simple geometric design – if you like your colour dial turned up to the max you’ll feel right at home. Finally, for long summer evenings outdoors, ‘Catfish’, a reversible cotton throw that combines a monochromatic ‘Pufferfish’ print with crisp blue and white stripes, will keep you cosy when the sun goes down. It's all very Seventies kitsch, yet somehow bang on point for now. Viva Las Vegas!