Designers + Stylists

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

April 2, 2015

I was recently introduced to Luke Edward Hall, a British interior designer, prop stylist, illustrator and protege of Ben Pentreath, and found his new line of home decor so very English and inspiring. My favorites are the “Delicious” plates and the hand drawn tiger cushions. Here is a glimpse of some of his styling and illustration work below along with a photo of him from a great story I read in Lonny mag. I’ve included some shots from his IG account too since I found it very inspirational to follow.

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Stylist Luke Edward Hall

Luke Edward Hall (25) is an interior designer, stylist and illustrator. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2012 with a degree in Menswear Fashion Design, Luke and two like-minded friends ran Fox and Flyte, a thriving online antiques shop. Combining his passion for design and retail, Luke founded his eponymous range of homewares and fabrics in 2014 and has been carefully growing his interior empire into a full home offering. Luke also currently works in the interior decoration department of the acclaimed architectural designer Ben Pentreath, in London’s Bloomsbury and is about to launch a new collection of illustrated plates through his online store.

This moody dark English style is so appealing to me. My father used to own an English pub (in addition to his daytime career) and the bar was shipped over from England to South Carolina where we lived and it was such a moody, dark place that the locals really loved. I used to go there every day after school and wait for my mother to bring me home since she managed it during the day, and I remember it being such a cozy space in all of the dark moody greens, navy, burnt umber, dark red, mustard… Leathers and woods. Very Sherlock Holmes (Cumberbatch version).

It was such a contrast to our family home, which was light, bright and very colorful like my mother. It was even in such contrast to the neighborhood – a beachfront community. You could escape the sunshine for the pub and instantly feel like you were on vacation in England ordering a pint. My father’s family has English blood, which was why he had such a passion for opening a place like that. Whenever I see spaces like this, I think fondly of my father and his decorating style.

In fact, whenever I’m in London I think about my English ancestry and understand why I like it there so much – there is part of me who definitely feels a link despite how very American I am.

Isn’t Luke on such a great path for his age? I’m always so impressed when I see people in their early twenties, fresh from design school, with product lines already. It seems like today there is nothing stopping anyone with ambition as the start up costs of getting things made and the whole “free” internet makes it so much easier than in times’ past. I think he has a lot of potential and can’t wait to see what else he does down the road.

Do you find this eclectic mix of objects coupled with lots of dark hues to your liking? 

(photos: Lonny, Luke Edward Hall and 2LG)






8 Comments

  • Reply Cate Lawrence April 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Love all the interesting patterns and shapes, especially the beautiful couch and animal prints.

  • Reply Kristin at Interior Nature April 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    In my hometown in Pennsylvania, someone also brought an entire London pub over and rebuilt it. Since it was a small town, for us, it was actually really out of place, but I do credit it for widening my horizons, since I didn’t travel until I was an adult! I loved the moodiness, and to this day, I am very attracted to anything made with a lot of old wood. But living in a sunny, young southwest florida, one dark moody wall is necessary for me, not for style reasons, but because a cave like haven from the sun’s intensity is a necessity for me.

  • Reply Mel April 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful post about Luke Edward style…he is a true artist! I didnt know him, and I liked so much.
    Actually, I prefer such a clean style, but I’m always impressed with designers that know how to make harmony with different styles. This projects inspire me!
    Tks for this post!
    xo,

  • Reply The Office Stylist April 2, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    These pictures are so inspirational! I love the classic yet modern feel to these spaces. Totally obsessed with the wallpaper in that bathroom by the way.

  • Reply becky hutner April 14, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I could LIVE in an English pub. So cozy & crammed with interesting old time-y things. I especially love some of the patterns here — the tiger print & the floral tile in the last photo. He’s got great personal style too!

  • Reply James Baxter April 15, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I really love the furniture it does look quite “English” sort to say. It’s great that this young man has interest in such old-fashioned items (I just fell in love with the golden mirror). Fascinating pictures.

  • Reply Andrew Bradford August 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Nice read ;)

    Know I have to start following Luke Edward Hall’s work!! It’s s0ooo good !

    Andrew

  • Reply Jessica March 26, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Oh I love it so much!! I’m completely in love with that deep green colour, I want it on all my walls!

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