Around the corner from the Soho Home Store at Barber & Parlour and across the street from Shoreditch House, you'll find our new Ebor Street mural. It was designed by artist Natalia Vico, who put some of her favourite Soho Home products into this colourful expression of home. Head down to Ebor Street to see the work for yourself and read on to find out what inspired Natalia's unique aesthetic.

'I have always drawn, but I studied design and advertising, and I began to work as an Art Director in some agencies. Then I realized that working in an agency wasn´t really my thing. I was always trying to give an artistic point of view to all my projects, looking for doing more manual things, far from the screen. So illustration came as a natural thing. Gouache is my favourite medium to work with on paper. But I'm experimenting with new mediums like oils and pastels. I think there is something delicate in my painting. I like to paint women in their context, usually interiors, with plants and flowers. Always very colorful, with sunlight an shadows, maybe as an influence of the light of Spain. Color is something natural in me. When painting, I need color. Sometimes, my work can inspire calm or positive vibes, another more melancholia or irony.

This is my very first mural, I´m excited! I directly work with a simulation of the wall on a small scale. It´s the most effective way for me to figure out the best composition for the mural. Color is an essential element as well, as you need to create visual impact. Choosing what to include in the mural has been one of my favorites moments of the process as I really love interior design. So I decided to pick all the beautiful furniture pieces and decorative items that I would love to include in my own living room to create a scene.'


'For me personally it's very important to create a place that really connects with you. A constant in all the places I have lived is plants. I always add a lot of plants to my place - they make me feel at home. I also love to mix different styles of furniture, vintage pieces with new ones. Its a non-stop process, I'm always planning to add new items, change the distribution of elements... I really enjoy it!

I believe that I've had a constant influence on my work since the beginning. Women in my family have always been very creative. I remember my mother always painting with oils when I was a child, so I was painting as well. But I have a lot of references; I love how Edward Hopper uses color to create his scenes, the vibrant artworks of Gauguin and I also love everything about Matisse. I was always attracted by set design on films, like Almodovar's scenographies and I really appreciate the work of César Manrique.

Instagram is now one of my biggest sources to discover incredible artists. I love Laura Egea's photos, as well as the crazy and colorful feed of Miranda Makaroff. And I really love the work of Ines Longevial, one of my favourites.'

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