Create The Global Look With Hannah Cork
Hannah Cork is an Interior Stylist for commercial shoots, incorporating stills and moving image. Her work, known for its strong lifestyle edge, can be seen across look books, brochures, brand campaigns, online adverts and press events.
Hannah styled the most recent photo shoot for Sharps and explains how she created the 'Global' look.
What was your overall inspiration for this bedroom?
I wanted to achieve a travelled, global influence for this bedroom. Lots of personal collected pieces with a range of provenance that work cohesively when styled considerately. Mixing old and new definitely gives a more personal feel to a space!
Which pieces were key to achieving the look?
The brass metal bed was really important in the scheme. It has a lovely sense of being owned and loved for a long time!
The huge pendant from Graham and Green is also a style statement. It’s very unusual and creates such a strong focal point.
How do you create a colour palette for a design like this?
I used lots of natural tones and earthy colours throughout the room. The charcoal grey bed linen creates a strong backdrop whilst the unexpected turquoise accents throughout give some vibrancy.
The brass bed then adds another element to the scheme. Remember metals are a neutral and will work with any colour palette.
How did you choose textures in this design?
Textures were really important to achieve the travelled look. The white washed wooden floor boards, woven rug and distressed bench all achieve this.
The wardrobe doors are available in a finish showing wood grain so these were perfect. I also styled in lots of textured collected items from far flung places - drift wood, string, framed fabric - to achieve the look.
Do yo have any style tips for this space?
The dark bed linen adds an edge and allows the cushions and throws to really stand out. Soak & Sleep have very similar ranges. Avoid always using small cushions to dress the bed. These two huge monochrome cushions from Curious Egg, the same size as a pillow, look really powerful. When it comes to throws, blankets and bedspreads, mix textures and layer them up.
A bench at the end of the bed is practical and stylish, and a good place to stack books or blankets.