My Apartment: Harriet Verney

14/08/2014 16:45 | Updated 20 May 2015

In the midst of many east London hipster clones, writer and stylist Harriet Verney stands out as a breath of fresh air and fun. With a similarly endearing eccentricity and fashion flair as her late aunt, the legendary Isabella Blow, Harriet's Haggerston apartment is filled with provocative artwork, unique clothing and idiosyncratic decorations that reflect her vibrant personality.

Though a country girl at heart, the free-spirited creative welcomed us into her modern apartment on Kingsland Road where she has lived for the past four months.

How would you describe your interior style?

Junk in my trunk. Eclectic but lazy, sometimes it works.


Are there similarities between your interior style and dress sense?

I'm no wallflower but I find my clothes sometimes spend more time on the wall than on my back.

When writing or prepping a shoot from home how do you get into work mode?

I get rid of my flatmate, go for a run and re-set.

What's the most impressive interior you've ever visited, anywhere in the world?

Houghton Hall in Norfolk, less about the interior but standing outside they have a herd of white deer galloping down the lawn.


How does your east London home differ to Hilles House where you grew up?

Less boltholes, nooks and crannies for me to hide in. Style wise, Hilles is arts and crafts. This flat I am currently in is more show home "urban". Gosh I hate that word. Lots of fake apples, some heating and 21st century plug sockets. Half the plug sockets at home in the countryside are still from the middle ages.

On a night in, how do you relax at home?

I'm currently watching re-runs of Footballers Wives; it has taken over my life.


Could you describe your dream home?

I have a PVC Schiaparelli Pink Sofa and a Swarovski crystal bed that needs housing, so I'd start with that. I'm an exhibitionist at heart really.

See Phoebe-Lettice Thompson's full shoot of Harriet's apartment below.

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