Having worked as a buyer for some of the UK’s top luxury interior retailers, Homewings designer Emma Robinson is an interior designer like no other. She founded Oh I Love That in 2012, with the desire to provide great design for any budget, and this philosophy has become imbedded in her always impeccable interiors. “I always aim to design functional spaces that have an added touch of something special” she says, “making a home a real joy to live in”. We sat down with her to talk all things interiors, inspiration and to get to know the woman behind the designs.
Lauren and James may not have wanted a home that’s too modern but they have definitely created one made for modern living. Each space serves a purpose, and was designed to effortlessly accommodate every aspect of life. The bold dining room with Ikea’s monochrome Stockholm rug, bright red sofa and infamous glass table by Glass Italia is a dream venue for those Friday night dinner parties turned game nights. The cosy ‘orange sofa room’ as Lauren calls it, featuring Loaf’s comfortable Pudding sofa, is exactly what a Sunday afternoon curled up with a good book should look like, doubling as a chic cinema room. The common thread in this home seems to be understated, luxurious comfort. Lauren’s love of throws, blankets and ‘anything furry and cosy’ makes sure that each room has an element of utter comfort. The double doors lead to what can only be described as a decor lovers dream. Moody walls, layered rugs, unique pieces like an English tanner’s trolley by Lassco and jewel-like sideboard Umberto by Graham & Green; it’s easy to see why this room with Swoon Edition’s Sherborne mid-century arm chairs in particular is a favourite hangout spot, particularly for Ernie, the adorable French Bulldog of the house.
It’s the start of moving season, and with new homes come housewarming parties (and gifts, if your friends know what’s good for them!). But housewarming parties are a strange breed. They live somewhere between grown-up dinner parties and teenage ragers, leaving us all to wonder: how the hell do I throw a Housewarming party? We sat down with Emma Robinson (Homewings’ resident party styling expert and founder of Oh I Love That!) to bring you – once and for all – your one stop guide to throwing the perfect housewarming party.