We caught up with the beauty blogger and influencer Emma Hoareau and took a tour of her beautiful East London home. Emma has transformed the flat into a calm, serene space that feels welcoming, cosy and cohesive. Tackling bathroom renovations and a full redecoration, the flat has come a long way from the blue walls and duck patterned tiles! Her home is full of cosy nooks and relaxing corners, perfect for reading and resting. Her many travels have inspired the spaces in her home as she loves to incorporate pieces she has collected from all over the world into the overall feel of her home.
What are your top 5 things that you couldn't live without in your home?
I’m very much an introvert and love having created a cosy space for me to live – so it would be my bed where I love to rest, read and relax, my bath where I’ve recently added a skylight so I can look up at the sky, my vanity cupboard for all my skincare which is such a self care ritual to me, my coffee machine as it’s such a treat to make good coffee for yourself each morning and last but not least; my beautiful Att Pynta rattan wardrobe.
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?
Was there a place or something you saw recently that inspired your home style?
Recently I went on a trip to Portugal and stayed in such a gorgeous villa, and it was the kitchen tiles that really got me inspired. The kitchen is one of the rooms I haven’t really touched in this flat yet (other than painting the walls) and seeing the beautiful layout and colours in the Portuguese style got me thinking I might have to do a bit more…
Where do you find inspiration for space? What does being at home mean to you?
I grew up between France and England and was constantly moving around, and as an adult I’ve lived in Australia, too. For me home is really important, I know I can create that feeling of home no mater where I am. It's not about a place, it's about a feeling. So being at home is very sacred to me, and it’s from all my travels and my interest in art as a creative that I’ve found my inspiration. It’s not one place or one look, it’s a mish-mash of all the things that make me happy – it’s so personal to each of us.