365 Objects Of Design

Luxecyled Furniture

2nd April 2015
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The buzzword in interiors at the moment is bespoke. We can’t afford to have everything made to measure but sprinkled among the flatpack, the vintage, the inherited and the high street, it’s great to be able to have one or two original pieces.

fornesetti chest of drawers

As many of you know, I’m not a great fan of the shabby chic and the word “upcycled” isn’t terribly glamorous. Then I found this range of furniture on Etsy in a store called Muck n Brass. Its creator Zoe Pocock, a former nail technician who has worked on Vogue, Harpers and Grazia and movies including Maleficient, who describes her work as luxecycled.

flamingo chest of drawers

Now that’s a word I can do business with. And I really love her work. As you can see, she has taken some old chests of drawers, beside tables, cabinets and sideboards and, by adding really luxe wallpaper has turned them into one-off original pieces.

I’m a huge fan of Fornasetti and I love what she has done here. It’s all also very affordable the flamingo retails for £160 and the aforementioned Fornasetti for £250. Zoe will take commissions too.

fornesetti bedside table

I think it’s a really great idea. Throw in some professional photographs and I reckon her work will be flying off the shelves. What do you think? The one below really picks up on the current trend for greenery in the home.



UPDATE:  Zoe has just opened her own shop in south London (Muck N Brass, 72 Brockley Rise, London SE23 1LN) where she will be selling not just her own work but also other cool homewares that she’s come across.


I love these tiles and as I’m about to do a bathroom in the loft these will definitely be on the shortlist. Here’s a shot of the shop too. If you’re down that way it’s well worth dropping in to have a look at all her treasures.


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  • Katy B 7th April 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I have done something very similar for a bedside table using good quality wrapping paper. I’m no DIY queen but I was very happy with my project! Used chalk paint to make my life easier too. I’m planning to visit the shop in Brockley to get more inspiration for a new table in my hallway.

  • Debbie 5th April 2015 at 8:43 am

    Privileged to have visited Zoe’s shop that is truly fabulous – as is she! And more than flattered to have some of my plates included for sale in amongst her collection of gorgeous items

  • [email protected] 2nd April 2015 at 10:28 am

    Hi Kate,

    Thought you might like to check out another brilliant Zoe who luxecycles furniture. Zoe Murphy is based in Margate and her website is here: https://www.zoemurphy.com


    Jane Hobson – photographer

  • SashaH 2nd April 2015 at 9:39 am

    Looooove the chest of drawers – am going to have to visit the shop now!

  • Milly 26th February 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I have seen these they really are amazing! On ebay Im watching a couple, such a good idea, I could do it myself …but….!!!!! xmx

  • Victoria 19th February 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Love the flamingos. It looks so glamorous!

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