From the very first armchair, the first coat of paint and the first cushion you fluff up on your sofa, your house is a canvas – a statement of who you are and what you love. There’s no better place to see this philosophy at work than The Craft House at Hartley Hall, the showhome at Greenisland’s newest development of chic period-style homes. This inspirational space is the brainchild of interior design extraordinaire Maureen Collins and created in collaboration with a range of local makers – including little old us!
Bringing together a vibrant catalogue of artists from the local area, Maureen has created a house bursting with personality and charm. Carefully curated throughout, it showcases an eclectic mix of paintings, crafts and furniture that make every room a work of art in itself.
Contributions from ReFound include a quirky lampshade by artist Cassie Binkley, vintage cage lighting by Trenta Nove and hand painted retro table by artist Bill Penney. Other contributing makers include Belfast print artist Flaxfox, (also available at ReFound), bespoke textile designers Abigail*Ryan, and Belfast-based embroidery artist Deborah Toner.
The Craft House, like the Hartley Hall development as a whole, echoes ReFound’s ethos of combining the reclaimed with an eye for modern design. In their pioneering of bespoke craftsmanship and vintage styles, its collaborators have created a characterful living space striking the perfect balance between timeless elegance and contemporary flair.
We’ve had great fun collaborating with the Craft House; an inspiration to everyone who walks through its doors. It just goes to show that, with a bit of eclecticism and creativity, your home can be a truly artistic canvas. To create a dazzling home, all you have to do is be yourself…
Drop in for a visit! The Craft House is open every Sunday starting 19th January, 2-4pm.
Check out the official Craft House blog “The Crafty Rabbit”: http://craftyrabbit.net/