ISSUE 11  |  British Isles

House Call: An Artist’s Home in Shoreditch

March 20, 2014 5:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Spotted on The Modern House Estate Agents (one of our favorite property sites), the house of London-based Anna Barham, a graphology artist working in a variety of mediums—print, sculpture, film. Located on a cobbled street off Brick Lane, the house is a former Victorian joiner’s workshop that’s been converted into a two-bedroom, loftlike live/work space. Barham has furnished the interiors with a mix of antiques and midcentury classics and textiles from Margaret Howell—Ercol chairs, Anglepoise lights, pillows by Eleanor Pritchard—resulting in a space that feels fresh and unstudied.

Images via The Modern House Estate Agents.

Above: The original shop windows overlook the street; Barham painted the floors and the walls in pale shades but left the beams and original woodwork as is.

Above: An Ercol chair and settee are draped with traditional wool blankets (for something similar, check out the offerings at Margaret Howell). The cushions are by Eleanor Pritchard for Margaret Howell and are woven in Wales in a mill using traditional skills. The Hector Floor Lamp with bone china shade is $395 from Horne.

Above: The ground floor features a small kitchen tucked under the stairs, which lead to a second mezzanine bedroom.

Above: The ad hoc kitchen was cobbled together from individual components.

Above: The master bedroom is located on the lower level; the bedside table lamp is a classic Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp ($165 from Horne), available in the UK from Margaret Howell. The cushions are by Eleanor Pritchard for Margaret Howell.

Above: Barham’s studio is simple and spare.

Above: The humble exterior.

Interested in the story behind the woven textiles? See Material Girl: Eleanor Pritchard Has a Way with Wool.