We're in the pink...
When it comes to selecting furniture, we’re firm believers in choosing furniture that brings you happiness. Style is a personal decision and you should always stay true to yourself. Someone who we believe does this very well is Emily Murray of award-winning blog The Pink House - we even included her in our top five interior bloggers of the moment.
As well as writing, styling, storying and mothering, Emily has now put on her designing hat and is launching a capsule collection of armchairs and cushions in collaboration with Sofas & Stuff. The collection, inspired by British greenery, is Emily to its very core and we’re very excited to announce that we’ll have the armchairs in-store for this week only to celebrate the launch. We interviewed Emily to get the low-down on the designs and how she’ll be styling her very own Sofas & Stuff pieces.
Can you tell us the inspiration behind your collaboration?
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 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
What qualities do you think are important for a sofa to have?
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.
You chose Emilie Georgia’s bold fern print for the design. What attracted you to her work?
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!
Where and how will you be styling your chairs?
The fern-print chair is perfectly at home in my kitchen, 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 with its pink velvet curtains, 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!
Finally, are you a feet up or no feet allowed on the sofa kinda lady?
Totally feet up – but shoes off first please!
Visit W.A.Green to catch a sneak peek of The Pink House x Sofas & Stuff capsule collection in-situ, but hurry, they’ll only be in store until Friday 15th June 2018.