Costume designer Cobbie, and his partner, Joseph, invite us into their beautiful South London home. Cobbie has always shown creativity in his career and this hasn't stopped with the design of his home. Tucked away in Deptford (right around the corner from our showroom!) they have transformed Cobbie's childhood home into a stunning space. Through the use of clever storage, multifunctional furniture and many treasures they've collected from their travels, the couple has created a home that functions seamlessly while looking effortlessly stylish. Their home proves that creativity and design shouldn't be limited by size, the home is full of unique and element design features. The space functions perfectly for their everyday needs and is able to adapt when friends and family come over to create a social environment.
What are your top 5 things that you couldn't live without in your home?
- Family photos / memories.
- Our skincare cabinet - reminding us to spend 5 - 10 mins for ourselves.
- Reading corners - we wanted to make sure we had break away spaces in the flat, that could feel private, peaceful as well as social when they need to be.
- Joe's radiogram - perfect for karaoke and background music while getting ready is always fun.
- The extendable table - endless dinners and late nights with lots of friends and family
Is there a piece in your home that has traveled with you from each place you have lived in? What is it, why do you love it?
The crane screen in the bedroom. Joe saw it in Australia whilst over for work and fell in love with it. I couldn't really see it on FaceTime when he tried to show it to me, but I trusted his judgement. It went on such a journey!
Anything new you are looking to add to your home currently? Or update?
Our last decision is if we should paint the bedroom. We also have two beautiful floor-to-ceiling mountain-scape photographs taken by Joe's sister, Catherine Hyland, that we would like to frame for the bedroom.
Was there a place or something you saw recently that inspired your home style?
The Lynette Yiadom-Boakye exhibition inspired a new piece of art in the living room. We found the piece at Labsurde in Margate by an unknown artist. The original owners found the work in the south of France at an antiques fair.
Where do you find inspiration for your interior style?
Everywhere, but mostly whilst on holiday and traveling. Discovering new places often inspires my creativity.