How to get the Hockney look in your home
May 25, 2017

How to get the Hockney look in your home

Take interiors tips from the pop art genius

Hello all, this week we thought we’d do something a little different and show you how to get that charming David Hockney look in your home. If you haven’t yet been to his exhibition at the Tate Modern, go! It’s an interiors lover’s heaven – so many of the paintings feature the amazing 60s and 70s style furniture that Hockney was surrounded with.

Everyone is going mad for a retro, modernist Hockney style at the moment, including loads of (reasonably priced) homeware brands. It’s serious design goals and we’re going to show you how to do it.




The Pink Sofa

Velvet, check. Dusty pink, check. With this sofa from you’ll be right on trend and simultaneously channel one of Hockney’s most famous looks. The upholstered velvet and buttoned backrest ensure maximum elegance and are finished off nicely with the pops of rose gold at the bottom of the legs. It’s incredibly cute and hard not to like!

Hockney image credit: Pictify

The Green Cabinet

Much of Hockney’s style is centered around his use of strong block colours as you can see in this painting titled ‘My Parents, 1977’. We are loving the revival that colours are having at the moment (check out our blog on why the white wall is dead) – particularly green, since it was chosen as Pantone’s colour of 2017. Swap your steel filing cabinet for this green beauty from Ikea (just £25) and create the Hockney look in your home office. 

The Wooden mid-century piece

Mid-century design is key to Hockney’s earlier style, and in this painting titled ‘George Lawson and Wayne Sleep, 1972-75’, the wooden desk looks beautifully simplistic placed against the muted blue wall. We think this table from Swoon Editions will look equally serene if teamed with pale blue paint. Use it as a desk or dressing table, or create a Hockney vibe in your hallway by using it as a console table. Buy it for £299 and get 12% discount with TOPOLOGY12.

Hockney image from the Tate website

The Modernist Print

Ah, 70s designers. They introduced us to bubble chairs, curved doorways, sunken sofas and lairy yellow. In contrast, this mid-70s painting by Hockney has a certain stillness – it’s only the multi-coloured print on the wall that breathes some energy into it. Save your pennies and get the splashed colour look from Hustly for £34.50 or get a pretty similar replica from Rise Art for £375 (they also have an option to rent it for £53/month)!

Hockney image credit

Have you discovered any Hockney-esque homeware? Get in touch – we would love to know! 

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