First published by T Magazine online on 31 January 2017, and in print on 19 February 2017
At all of 27, Luke Edward Hall, a stylish Harry Potter look-alike who favors the warmer side of British eclecticism, has become the interior designer to know. Now fans can buy directly from him, setting up an appointment to visit his new Camden studio, a pale pink jewel of a space, with walls covered in his own loose-handed drawings of wildcats, enticing foods and straight-nosed, godlike men. (He’s “fascinated” by Greek and Roman mythology.) Amid the fabric samples and an enormous desk dotted with pots of pens and brushes, a range of hand-painted ceramics are available for purchase on the spot. Meanwhile, Bergdorf Goodman is now stocking his bright cushions, and Anthropologie just launched a collection of his safari-themed chairs, lampshades and wallpapers. Hall’s also collaborated on a small upcoming line of tables and trays for the Lacquer Company, and illustrated a label for the wine merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd. “I’m getting paid in my own wine,” — claret, he specifies.