Interiors are moving over to the dark side
This autumn, it’s not just the weather taking a dark turn. Designers are adding a little Gothic noir to their collections. On the catwalk, Temperley London reinvented governess chic – sending strong and sexy maidens down the runway. Back at the haunted mansion, House of Hackney’s new fabric prints have something of the night garden about them, while every day is Halloween as a host of macabre insects and animals creep on to homeware. Rory Dobner unearths beetles, while Sainsbury’s takes the crow road. Sounds too scary? Shoot flecks of old gold through a scheme to boost the glam factor or add some black lace – more for funk than frills.