It's here! I'm incredibly proud and excited to introduce The Pink House's first ever retail range, a limited edition capsule collection I designed in collaboration with my favourite sofa company, Sofas & Stuff.
The Pink House X Sofas & Stuff range, which is handmade in Britain, comprises 2 delicious armchairs and 2 luxury, feather-filled cushions, as seen above, and below - all photos by Susie Lowe and styled in The Pink House by me.
The range officially launches on 20th June 2018; from 20-24 June you can cuddle the cushions and lounge in the armchairs at the House & Garden Festival, stand M12 (Sofas & Stuff). I will be there all day Friday 22 June and would love for you to join me for a pink wine and a chat. The collection is currently available to preorder online HERE. Following the House & Garden Festival, the range will be on display at selected Sofas & Stuff showrooms.
Can't wait until 20 June? Want to see the merch NOW? Well, I'm delighted to announce that this week (until 15 June) the armchairs and cushions will be on show at one of my absolute favourite interiors boutiques, the sexy af W.A.Green in London's Shoreditch. With that in mind, fabulous W.A.Green owner Zoe Anderson asked me a few questions about the range for her blog, so I thought I'd share the answers I gave her below, so you can learn a bit more about the the collection...
Zoe: Can you tell us the inspiration behind your collaboration?
EM: I wanted to create a capsule collection of armchairs and cushions that I found totally delicious, and that would fit with The Pink House’s aesthetic. Pink velvet - specifically, Designers Guild Varese velvet in Blossom - was my starting point, and then it was a case of finding the perfect leafy fabric. Plants make people happy. Whether you live in a city or in the country, bringing a bit of the outside inside is good for the soul. I was especially keen to use a print that incorporated images of the kinds of plants we find in our parks and gardens in the UK, instead of something more tropical.
Then there’s the fact that pink and green is my all-time-favourite colour combination – it was even the colour scheme at my wedding to the Pink House Husband (my choice, not his).
Sofas & Stuff was the obvious choice for me to collaborate with; they’ve been my go-to sofa company for years; not only is the quality and comfiness unbeatable, but the fact they allow you complete creative freedom when it comes to fabric selection is amazing
Zoe: What qualities do you think are important for a sofa to have?
EM: You should feel irresistibly attracted towards it as soon as you enter a room, then as soon as you sit on it, you should never want to get up.
Zoe: You chose Emilie Georgia’s bold fern print for the design. What attracted you to her work?
EM: I mentored fresh-out-of-art-school Emilie last year after falling in love with her William Morris-inspired take on pattern. I love how she takes the lush British countryside and re-conjures it in your home. It’s an honour to showcase her stunning design; it looks so good with pink, too!
Zoe: Where and how will you be styling your chairs?
EM: The fern-print chair is perfectly at home in my kitchen (see pics, further up), surrounded by leafy wallpaper and plants – plus you can sit on it and see clumps of real ferns by the pond in my garden. The pink piping and cushion picks up on the pink in my glazed breakfast bar tiles.
As for the pink chair, I keep trying it out in different rooms in my house. It’s gorgeous in my home office; the pink really pops against the rich grey walls, and I love sitting there with my laptop. But then it’s also rather fabulous in my dark blue sitting room, as you can see in the photos. I’ve popped a fern cushion on my grey wool Sofas & Stuff corner sofa too, where it joins the other – more tropical – botanical-print fabrics. It’s like a sofa greenhouse!
Zoe: Finally, are you a feet up or no feet allowed on the sofa kinda lady?
EM: Totally feet up – but shoes off first please - unless they're REALLY clean!
The Pink House X Sofas & Stuff collection
- Armchairs cost £999 each. W65cm x D64cm x H77cm.
- Cushions cost £75 each. 45cm x 45cm.
- Preorder the collection online HERE