This Textile Designer’s U.K. Home Is Full of Graphic Prints and Fun Wallpapers

published Jul 28, 2023
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This Textile Designer’s U.K. Home Is Full of Graphic Prints and Fun Wallpapers

published Jul 28, 2023
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When textile designer Tamasyn Gambell and her husband, Jamie, found themselves having to share their bedroom with their 2-year-old son in their last small flat, they decided it was time to look for a bigger place … and maybe a garden, too. 

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“We started looking in Leytonstone, which is close to lots of green space and the forest but still close to the city,” begins Gambell. “The houses are beautiful but many have had the Victorian features ripped out and the rooms squared off to make modern and often soulless spaces.” 

After a year of searching, they came across this 1185-square-foot, three-bedroom house that had been neglected and needed a lot of work, but the light and feel looked like just the thing we’d been looking for,” she explains.

“As soon as we came to the street we knew this was our house!” Gambell continues. “It had all of the original features and we stepped out into the garden where the grass was well above our 2-year-old’s head and it kept going further and further back! You couldn’t see the end of it, as it was so overgrown, but it was bigger than any of the ones we’d seen and we couldn’t believe it! It felt like a secret garden waiting to be brought back to life. The whole feel of the house was welcoming and calm and the light and space was amazing. It was love at first sight!”





  • Wallpaper — Boras Tapeter
  • Sofa — Habitat
  • Smaller sofa — Vintage Ercol covered in Kasbar fabric by Tamasyn Gambell
  • Cushions — Tamasyn Gambell
  • Table — Vintage


  • Cocktails wallpaper — Cole and Sons
  • Window paint — Little Greene “Theatre Red
  • Kitchen cabinet paint — Little Greene “Hicks Blue
  • Wall paint — Little Greene “Stock
  • Table — Habitat
  • Chair, small table, and lamp — Vintage
  • Cushions — Tamasyn Gambell


  • Walls paint — Little Greene “Stock”
  • Windows — Little Greene “Theatre Red”
  • Kitchen cabinets — Little Greene “Hicks Blue”
  • Cement tiles — Mosaic Factory
  • Stools — Vintage


  • Wall paint — Little Greene “Edith’s Eye
  • Shutters and fireplace paint — Little Greene “Atomic Red
  • Cornice paint — Little Greene “Royal Navy
  • Ceiling paint — Little Greene “White Lead
  • Red horse artwork — Hooksmith
  • Blue abstract piece — Maxine Sutton
  • Wallhanging — Tamasyn Gambell
  • Bed — Feather and Black
  • Bedspread and cushions — Tamasyn Gambell
  • Mid-century sideboard and bedside chest of drawers
  • Vintage French chairs reupholstered in Tamasyn Gambell Kasbar fabric
  • Red wardrobe door handles — IKEA



Thanks, Tamasyn!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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