Lorfords Contemporary x Natasha Hulse
The Botanical Headboard Collection
Natasha Hulse has been creating hand-painted and hand-applique artworks for the home since the late 2010s using the natural world and botanicals as her inspiration. With a focus on using reclaimed textiles and eco-paints, Natasha’s work has attracted the attention of design industry names such as Kit Kemp and Alexandra Tolstoy, while her installations at RHS Chelsea Flower Shower have garnered a range of followers from those interested in botanic artworks.
For our first collaboration with Natasha we have created a new series of handcrafted headboard designs and shapes, each built in our Cotswolds workshop using only sustainable, natural materials and then individually hand-decorated by Natasha in her own inimitable style. Each piece is completely unique and can be fully customised using your choice of fabric and finishings
“Everything that I make in my own studio is made in the mindset of appreciating our environment, celebrating nature and creating designs that will last the test of time. When the Lorfords Contemporary team told me about their new environmental initiatives in the workshop, it felt like the perfect opportunity to collaborate on a project that celebrated our shared approach to hand-craft.” - Natasha
In the studio with Natasha Hulse
We meet one of the UK’s most exciting new talents
We love working with like-minded people at Lorfords Contemporary so when we discovered Natasha’s beautiful works of art and her respect for the natural environment, we felt that the stars had aligned.
All of Natasha’s artworks are inspired by and celebrate the natural world, with a focus on hand-crafted botanical motifs and bringing 3D natural forms into interior spaces. Using our hand-built headboards as giant canvases, our collaboration celebrates the intricacy of Natasha’s craft and we sat down with her in her London studio to discuss her career, inspirations and how the project came about.
A natural evolution
A new approach to sustainable materials
Based just outside Stroud, Gloucestershire, we make all of our bespoke designs by hand using traditional construction methods and responsibly sourced materials. As we grow as a business we’re continuing on our journey to create designs in the most sustainable ways possible, experimenting with new technologies and materials that will minimise our impact on the environment.
Our latest collaboration with Natasha marks the introduction of several new exciting new eco-conscious materials to the workshop and celebrates one of our favourite fabrics, our own Vintage Cloth collection which is made from reclaimed antique hemp & linens.
Headboards: How to style your bedroom
We ask interiors stylist Jessica Jung how she did it
Making decorating decisions can be difficult, especially when you’re looking to invest in high-value statement pieces which also have sustainable footprint. So where do you start?
Interiors stylist Jessica Jung has designed and styled hundreds of room-sets throughout her career, creating different schemes for traditional and modern spaces which have been photographed by some of the UK’s top publications. We were lucky enough to work with Jess on our latest photo shoot, giving her free reign to showcase how she would style Natasha’s designs with a focus on using only sustainably sourced design brands and working with colours and materials that would show them at their best.
“As a partnership, this collaboration not only celebrates Natasha’s respect for the natural world, but also champions Lorford Contemporary’s approach to luxury, British craftsmanship using long-lasting, sustainable materials that have minimal impact on our Earth.” Nasia de la Haye, MD of Lorfords Contemporary