At home with…
Find out how Pinterest queen Zoe Pearson decks the halls
Christmas at UK Pinterest Lead Zoe Pearson’s London home is a colourful a air. With teal tassel garlands, giant paper honeycomb balls and a sparkly white tree decorated with robots, llamas and fish galore, the flat she shares with husband Neil – “a risk manager by day and an ultra-marathoner by night” – is like all your favourite pins in one place.
Having moved in last spring, the couple have slowly been building up an assortment of decorations for the festive season, to brighten up their otherwise dark renovation project. “We decided to start buying a few new ornaments every year in the run-up to Christmas – just something that made us smile and then hopefully go with the ones we already have! My absolute favourites are the jellyfish, which I found in a little shop in Brooklyn, and the mice holding mistletoe – we met their designer at Cockpit Arts open studios.”
Describing her style as “a happy accident”, Zoe loves to collect things from flea markets, trips abroad and – her favourite of all – FreeCycle. “It’s an ever-evolving mishmash of things that I just like and that thankfully seem to go together,” she laughs. “It’s a bit boho, a bit mid-century, a bit vintage school room mixed with granny-style china dogs and 70s wicker and spider plants.”
Zoe’s love of items with personality is evident in every room. Her porcelain dogs, in particular, are a stand-out feature – relics of a bygone era that caught her eye when out shopping, and now an integral part of the home. “I found one