House of Hackney are inviting guests to stay at their revamped Cornish castle

The Castle of Trematon has been transformed into a showcase of the studio’s designs

house of hackney rainbow rose room at trematon castle
Mark Cocksedge

If there’s a homeware brand more synonymous with east London, we’re yet to discover it.

House of Hackney, perhaps best-known for its riotous Victorian-tinged wallpapers and fabrics, was founded by husband and wife team Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle in 2011, who famously used their own family home as a showroom for their early collections before raising the funds for a studio.

It might come as a surprise, then, that the duo, with kids Javi and Lila in tow, have quietly swapped London Fields for deepest Cornwall – and they’re once again inviting us inside.

gardens at trematon castle cornwall
Mark Cocksedge

This time, said home is the imposing Castle of Trematon, close to the county’s south coast, which will open as an exclusive B&B for select dates this summer. After being comprehensively charmed by its lush, palm-dotted gardens on a family trip, a chance opportunity to take over the lease seemed remarkably serendipitous.

house of hackney living room at trematon castle
Mark Cocksedge

The pair have swiftly set about transforming the estate’s grand Georgian house and Gate Lodge into a self-proclaimed ‘miniature museum for irreverent British design’, decked head-to-toe in their own designs and a roster of high-end heritage brands. The results are both sensitive and sensational – minimalists need not apply – with the six rooms a glorious showcase of the power of pattern.

house of hackney flora fantasia room at trematon castle
Mark Cocksedge

Though each is distinctively different, all have super king beds topped with handcrafted mattresses by EPOC Handcrafted Beds, Peter Reed bed linen, woollen blankets by Johnstons of Elgin and a smattering of House of Hackney’s signature fringed and tasselled cushions. Colours take their cue from the greens, lilacs, yellows, clay-pinks and earthy reds of the flower-filled grounds, which guests are free to roam.

Walls are hung with works by British artists Teresa Pemberton, Nicolette Vine, Henry Colborne, Henrietta Dubrey and Sean Gavin, and bathrooms are by Burlington. Everything – bar the odd antique – is for sale.

trematon castle indian outdoor pool
Mark Cocksedge

There's also an Indian pool nestled in those gardens that started it all.

Three night stays including breakfast, 24 June – 22 August 2021, from £900.

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