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Home is where the Heart is Photographer Oliver Gordon Writer Katie Cotgrave

Stamping her style on a Victorian flat conversion couldn’t be easier for inspirational designer Catherine Hammerton

As a talented designer and owner of a thriving online home wares store, Catherine Hammerton oversees the production of all her exciting product. From digitally printed fabrics and wallpapers to soft furnishings, Catherine is passionate about ethically sound designs. Most recently she has added beautiful ceramics to her collections and hopes to expand in kitchen textiles too. “Based at my studio at Cockpit Arts, in Holborn, this is where I coordinate the madness and dream up new ideas!”

Since her days at The Royal College of

Art Catherine has lived with her partner Ian, who works in the film industry, in a Victorian conversion flat in West London. Both originally from South Wales, “We’ve been here nearly 8 years now, where does the time go?” The couples rented flat consist of one bedroom, bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living space. Bright and full of style the townhouse has been divided up into three flats. “We have had some fantastic neighbours over the years,” laughs Catherine, “A band of kiwi opera singers was one of my favourites! Just wonderful to hear them practice.”

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