Cinnamon & Spice in Spitalfields

I saw this gorgeous book in Anthropologie, “Interiors” by Martyn Thompson, and it’s a feast of vintage inspired homes.

Martyn Thompson, Interiors, Isle Crawford

Since Autumn is well and truly upon us I thought this photoshoot hit the spot perfectly. Cinnamon and spice in Spitalfields.

Mulled wine anyone?

Martyn Thompson, Interiors, Isle Crawford, Spitalfields

Martyn Thompson, Interiors, Isle Crawford, Spitalfields

Martyn Thompson, Interiors, Isle Crawford, Spitalfields

Martyn Thompson, Interiors, Isle Crawford, Spitalfields

The Spitalfields House is in the east of London. It’s often rented out as a location and I used to shoot here a lot, mainly fashion and accessories stories. I grew up in Sydney, where basically things are new, so when I first arrived in Paris and London I found this kind of antiquity incredibly appealing. Floorboards and walls are marked from hundreds of years of use. You don’t have to work at creating an atmosphere.”

One comment

  1. I love the rustic charm of battered paint. I’m becoming more and more relaxed about it in my home as time goes by. I used to want everything to look perfect but a bit of ‘lived in’ looks so much more inviting. I’m yet to be brave enough to go for red walls like these though. I’d love to shoot there. It’s the perfect backdrop.

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