At Home With Laura Hammett


Award-winning interior designer, Laura Hammett, reveals her favourite home and away haunts

The place that keeps drawing me back?

Greece has become our holiday destination as a family each summer. We have friends who live there, and we all love the culture, the food, the diversity of the landscape and boat trips to the remote islands. The cascade of blue and white houses overlooking the sea is one of the world's greatest beauties in my opinion.

Best global getaway for design inspiration?

Cities bring the most inspiration to me and the Haussmann architecture in Paris will forever be my favourite style, oozing heritage and refined luxury. I also love the restaurants and bars of New York. Buddakan designed by Christian Liaigre is one of my old favourites, especially as it’s where Aaron and I went for dinner after we got engaged.

The best souvenirs I’ve brought home?

We picked up the most beautiful late 18th century carved giltwood Barometer in the Marché aux Puces de Montreuil flea market in Paris. It takes pride of place by the back door in our boot room. It doesn’t work but looks stunning.

City pad or country pile?

This is an impossible choice for me because I’m born and bred in London but have recently moved my family to Hampshire. With the studio still in London, I have a foot in both camps, which is perfect. I love the vibrancy of London during the day and then the transition to the quiet of our country home in the evening. We plan to have a city pad in the future, so we can enjoy the best of both worlds. I loved growing up in London, so want our children to experience the city too.

Style trend you’d like to bring back?

I would love to see flocked wallpaper come back in a contemporary, high-end way. I see some designs crop up when I’m sourcing and it can create such a lovely tactile layer to a room, especially when used subtly in tonal colours. I also love colour blocking, where a colour, whether it’s neutral or something bolder, is used with real conviction throughout a room. It creates a cocooning effect.


Abode Affiliates

  • Alleyne Real Estate
  • Blevins Franks
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Crane Resorts
  • Monaco Real Estates
  • RDO
  • St Francis Links
  • Unique Home Stays
  • Yoo
  • Worldwide Dream Villas
  • Enigma Yachts Limited
  • Cornerstone Tax Advisors
  • Pedini London
  • Alexander James
  • Moore Stephen
  • Ibiza Transit Express
  • Oyster Yachts
  • Jumeirah
  • Wall Street Luxury
  • Heron Real Estate
  • Edenhurst
  • MG&AG
  • Gama Property
  • Touch Design Group
  • St Edward
  • Ultra Villa
  • Luxury Italian Living
  • Habitat First Group
  • BDO
  • 7Storeys
  • Worldwide Property
  • Dimora
  • Dominic McKenzie Architects
  • Harry Manning
  • Smart Living
  • Isle Blue
  • MAS Marbella
  • Millgate
  • Jersey Finance
  • guernsey-relocations-logo
  • viberts-logo
  • kpmg-logo
  • author-interiors
  • Wilkinson Beven
  • BoConcept
  • Ante Vrban
  • Deborah Garth
  • You home
  • Ra Shaw Designs
  • Caudwell Collection
  • accanto-interiors
  • Fritz Hansen
  • capital-rise
  • jarrods-staircase
  • neil-davies-logo
  • Tina Shone Group
  • Taplow riverside
  • Aimo
  • ns-ceramics-logo
  • Rusk
  • Consilium Expert Group
  • Ben Krupinski Builder
  • Swoffers
  • Guernsey Relocation Services
  • Douglas Graneto
  • Strutt & Parker
  • wilsons
  • MJC Associates
  • plainspace
  • Fine & Country
  • Bramble Ski
  • Penthouse queen
  • Sarco_Affiliate_Logo
  • taylor wimpey
  • cooper-gardner
  • M Design Architects
  • codan
  • Lovells
  • London DE
  • Prime Lands Group
  • Bellegarde Estates
  • Sinclair
  • Pippa Paton
  • Ecole d'Humanite
  • Benedek Lewin
  • Inspired Villages
  • Huelin Homes
  • Gaudin
  • Lovells Property
  • Racecourse Lodge Logo
  • Paseo
  • Lemay + Escobar
  • Octagon
  • Locate Isle of Man
  • Newlands of Stow
  • Hawksford
  • Holdun
  • Schule Schloss Salem
  • AR Architecture
  • lazaro
  • Sella Concept
  • Blakstad
  • miller interior
  • Wealth Club
  • Yellow House Architects
  • Designer Touches
  • Zafiro
  • Nicole Murray
  • Scout Boats
  • Emerson Insinkerator
  • Forsters
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  • https://www.londonlight.works

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