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Ask the expert with Pip McCormac

Executive Editor of Livingetc teams up with Hillarys for an exclusive live Instagram Q&A.

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by Pip McCormac

Executive Editor, Livingetc

Published: 22/09/2020

Earlier this month I hosted Hillarys' first ever Instagram Q&A over on the Livingetc page.

I loved answering followers’ questions, giving you an insight into my life and style, and sharing my top home tips as well as my personal favourites from the Hillarys x Livingetc collection. Thanks to everyone who joined.

Here are a few of my highlights from the session.

Take a walk on the wild side

Hillarys x Livingetc is bright, bold and beautiful. When asked which of the fabrics I’d choose for my own home, it was a challenge to pick just one!

"Which of the fabrics would you choose and why?"

I’m really into the Wild Cobalt fabric. I just think the depth of the blue pigment is spot on. I’m thinking of using it for bedroom curtains.

The whole collection is full of pattern and vivid colours, but many of the hues work in calming palettes too – this blue is good with greys, black and off whites.

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Bohemian living in a global world

Our aim for Hillarys x Livingetc was to combine a global aesthetic with a vintage Boho Ibizan vibe to bring you a joyful mix of patterns and bold colour that allows for daring combinations. You’re going to have a really great time experimenting, taking the different fabrics and pairing them in different ways.

"What’s the link between the Balearics and this collection?"

When we were designing the range for Hillarys our starting point was that Bohemian spirit you get up in the Ibizan hills, where people waft around in patterned maxi dresses enjoying the heat.

That translated eventually into these prints and colours, which hopefully encapsulate that vibe.

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Cool customisation

Hillarys x Livingetc isn’t just about fabric, but also about trims and linings, and really bringing that extra dimension. It’s a really exciting, dynamic collection of colours and patterns, I think it’s really chic.

"How much pattern do you have in your own home?"

Not masses but I’m getting braver. Curtains or even patterned cushions from the Hillarys x Livingetc collection are a good, easy to live with, non-scary starting point.

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