Utility Follows | Hannah Trickett – Hannah In The House
What inspired you to start blogging? I was an interior designer in London and I had to stop work due to illness. A serious health condition that I have from childhood, named hydrocephalus (and was under control) unfortunately developed complications resulting in many hospital visits and operations. So, from a very busy creative career to a complete stop was frustrating to say the least. Starting a blog wasn’t so much an inspiration but more like a need for a creative outlet. It was how I could stay within reach of the interior design world from the comfort of my home. At first it was a very basic tumblr account. Then over time I moved it to Wordpress and it has developed into a blog and new career that I love. How would you describe Hannahinthehouse.com? I’d say that my site shares Scandinavian inspiration from interiors, design to travel. With aspects of minimalism and conscious design choices throughout. How would you describe your personal style, in your home? My personal style for home has a touch of soft minimalism, Scandinavian design, modern and slightly masculine. In all, much like what I talk about in my blog. I live for Scandinavian design for work and at home. Does your interior style extend to other areas of your life? (Your wardrobe, the places you visit etc?) A connecting lifestyle is very important to me for a complete understanding of the culture, background and design aesthetics. I love to travel around Scandinavia, explore nature, exhibitions and architecture etc. Though I’m not so naturally fashion focussed, this I am planning on changing. I have been whittling down my wardrobe inspired by a minimalist capsule collection, which has been a learning curve. Are there any interior trends that make you shudder? Where do I start. I could talk about bad design for days but what really makes me shudder is the word ‘bling’ and everything that represents it. That and aquatic themed bathrooms. *shudder* If you could have just one product from Utility, what would it be? There’s too much choice! I think it would have to be the Artek Screen 100 designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935. Such a simple and classic design, I’ve been lusting over this for some time. Are there any Instagram accounts that you love and think we should be following? I love instagram, there are so many accounts that I love, I’ve listed 10 accounts that I’m loving right now. Well to start with one of my first blog posts when moving to Copenhagen was of my temporary office in my kitchen/dining area. I'm currently trying to sort my house out but wanted to emphasise the point of avoiding buying throw away furniture. In particular furniture with no intention of being used again. If it is temporary it should be re-homed, recycled or reused in someway. Then for some architectural and bold interior inspiration you should read my post about The Krane, Copenhagen's incredibly unique design hotel.
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