This month House Envy visits Nick Ede, charity campaigner and founder of Style For Stroke. Nick lives in Shoreditch, East London. Here he discusses his beloved neon pineapple and how his home is inspired by his travels around France and India.
Where do you live?
I live in Shoreditch in East London. I have been here on and off for the past 20 years and I love it. it has a great buzz about the area, and the people who live here are very creative.
Sum up your interior style in 3 words
Modern, colourful, crisp.
What is your favourite room in your home & why?
I love my living room as it has a really fabulous signature wall of neon pineapple wallpaper. Meg Mathews gave me the one off wallpaper as a housewarming present and 10 years on it still has the same impact both on me and those who come to the flat – it just brightens everything up! I’ve matched it with some key pieces such as a lovely white dining table and red lacquer coffee table. With these pieces put together, it feels both modern and relaxing.
What is your favourite object in your home & why?
I have a fabulous neon pineapple light above my bed. It was made by the Banksy of neon, Darren West, and he made it especially for me. My bedroom is neutral so having this splash of colour works really well, and even when it’s not on it a great art piece.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I grew up spending my summers in France, and I also spent a lot of time in India in my youth so I think that the mixture of old furnishing and opulent colour has really influenced me. My mother was very artistic and had an inherent ability to make our home both cool and modern, but also traditional at the same time.
What is your view on D.I.Y?
I am not the best at DIY, but I do think it’s a great way of updating your home and personalising your interior.
Whose home do you have House Envy of?
I love Matthew Williamson’s home as his use of colour and floral designs are really inspiring. Meg Mathews also has a fabulous home that is all white with flashes of colour and a uber space age style kitchen that has to be seen to be believed.
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