What Inspo I’m taking from a day in Hull?

When the U.K city of culture is only an hour & a half drive across the M62 you have to make the effort to pay a visit don’t you? I expected to see some cool street art (which there was everywhere you turned) and family entertainment but didn’t expect to find the ultra cool, newly renovated Fruit Market district. It’s a vibrant warehouse district not dissimilar to what you’d expect to find in a northern European country, full of inspiring faded signage, detailed brickwork and cobbled streets.

typography & cobbles

The area is now home to a cool mix of restaurants, bars and vintage shops all housed in the preserved industrial units therefore oozing with modern rustic urban design.

We ate at a tapas place called Ambient, great food & a gorgeous rough luxe interior. We sat outside as there was so much going on for the Freedom festival weekend but will definitely be back to dine inside this autumn/winter.

Also on my list for food & drinks next time we’re in Hull is Butler Whites (check out the colourful shutters).

So what inspo am I taking away for my day at the Fruit Market in Hull? It’s made me want to add some vibrant colour to my modern rustic home interior (maybe even some rainbow accessories)…


…It’s reinforced my love of vintage typography and faded victoriana.

and it’s shown me that circus style needs adding to more corners of my home.


You can read more about the Fruit Market District here or read about another of my city visits here.

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Natalie Lockwood Interiors has been showcased at Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Show as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines.