The Wool BnB: Decorating with wool

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

Talk about cosying up for autumn. This amazing house in De Beauvoir Town, London, has been completely decked out in wool by The Campaign for Wool. Everything is made from wool, from the interiors to the fashion. I got a sneak preview earlier this week – the colours are bold, the design is vibrant and striking (this wooly world was designed and curated by uber interiors stylist Karina Garrick), and the best news is that the Wool BnB is open right now to celebrate Wool Week 2016, with a whole host of wooly events and activities bookable via EventBrite, from craft sessions to open house tours, so you can visit it, too.

My favourite space was the snug pictured above (all photographs by Peter Dixon), with that gorgeous Liberty print rug by Alternative Flooring, and I-want-it-right-now wall art by Australian extreme knitter Jacqueline Fink – plaits of merino wool worked together to stunning effect. This room was comfy, casual, but with a good dose of modern style and has left me wondering which room in our house I could paint that deep,  intense indigo blue.

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

I wish I had a close-up picture of that dining table, laden with various breakfasts all made out of wool in an art installation by Jessica Dance entitled ‘Full English Breakfast’ (have a closer look here).’ It was so fun and incredibly detailed.

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

The colours used throughout the house were intense and rich – they really added to the feeling of warmth created by all the wool textures.

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

How cool is this wool artwork piece by Sally Spinks in the ‘wool-kin wardrobe” upstairs? If anyone reading this is stuck for something to get me for Christmas, this’ll do nicely, thank you.

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

The Campaign for Wool, Wool BnB, London Photo: Peter Dixon De

As if the interior of the house wasn’t enough, there was also a shepherd’s hut (my dream of a installing a hut-cum-office in the garden is gathering pace at an alarming rate). This one was created by specialist joiner Paulus Smith and was the perfect chill-out zone (if you can use the word chill for a space full of wool accessories).

The Wool BnB will host public events from 12th – 16th October during UK Wool Week. All activities within the house and open house times are available to book through EventBrite – just search ‘Wool BnB’.

The Campaign for Wool, UK Wool Week, 10th-16th October 2016
www.campaignforwool.org #WoolWeek

All photographs: Peter Dixon
Design and curation: Karina Garrick @karinagarrick

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