I was invited to Function + Form's first event in November last year and loved everything about it (down to the stylish paper clips). Bringing together like-minded people over an informal brunch in a beautiful space is probably my most ideal weekend activity, so I was delighted to receive another invite to their second gathering this past weekend. Starting with coffee and amazing cakes at Ottolenghi in Spitalfields, this time it was all about inspiring interiors as we were invited to tour the East London homes of architect Chris Dyson and interior designer Laura Lakin courtesy of Houzz.co.uk.
Set in a quiet backstreet of historic Spitalfields Market, architect Chris Dyson's grand family home houses a ground floor gallery and a rooftop terrace with amazing views over some of London's oldest rooftops. Dating back to the 1720s, this house is a lovely example on how to fuse historic architecture with contemporary details.
Equally gorgeous, with a very different vibe- interior designer Laura Lakin's Hackney flat is housed in an old school building. Home to a intriguing selection of contemporary art, this stylish home perfectly fuses a monochrome colour scheme with industrial details, still retaining a homely cozy feel. Can't wait for the next Function + Form event!