Amy Hemmings-Batt of Coco & Wolf

Former Fashion Buyer, Amy Hemmings-Batt, founded the luxury bedding and lifestyle brand Coco & Wolf whilst pregnant with her daughter: she couldn’t find the clothes she was looking for, so started making her own.  In 2015, the company evolved to include homewares and bedding all using iconic Liberty fabrics – particularly the Tana Lawn pattern – and hand made in Somerset.  Here Hemmings-Batt tells us more about her company, favourite flea markets and her home renovation project.

How did you come to set up Coco&Wolf and what was your inspiration? 

I set up Coco & Wolf because I couldn’t find for sale pieces I wanted for my family and my home. I have long had a love affair with Liberty’s quintessential British prints and the quality of their fabric, their intricate and colourful designs provided (and still do) a huge source of inspiration. I used to travel all over the world for my job, submerging myself in different cultures, these travels provided a basis for my early inspiration.

You also run a design consultancy – what do you specialise in?
We work with a Design Consultant in order to provide our customers with a full service.

We love the idea of your bespoke service (making bridesmaids dresses, curtains etc).  Do you ever offer adding initials onto bedding?
Yes, we offer personalisation on all of our heirloom quilts and can do this to our duvet sets too.

In the past year alone you have made a special Floribunda collection for Liberty, collaborated with Ele Grafton Studio and introduced new products such as tents and napkins.  Please can you tell us what you have planned for this coming year?
Yes, the last year has definitely been full on. We have the next phase of Floribunda planed and some other exciting collaborations. Our lifestyle shoots are always something to watch out for and we also have a little summer party planed. A lot to look forward to!

We know that you are inspired by vintage finds at flea markets.  Can you tell us some of your go-to markets?
My favourite market is Shepton Mallet Flea and I also love Frome Market and Portobello every Friday.   Rose Bowl in LA is also great. These markets are all going to need out support more than ever in the summer months.  

Who are your three favourite accounts to follow on Instagram?
Oh its tricky to choose just three! @goodnews_movement for their uplifting news satires at the moment, @rocketstgeorge for their endless inspiring interiors @alicetemperley a fellow Somerset lady who is always positive and upbeat and makes some sensational clothes.

You are currently renovating your home in Somerset.  What room are you working on at the moment and what is your favourite spot so far?
We are, its is a labour of love! We have the stair runner being fitted on Monday and then we are moving to the upstairs, bathrooms and bedrooms. Outside we are having a big patio area landscaped with an outdoor pizza oven going in ready for long summer days! My favourite spot so far is the view from the kitchen window over the Mendip hills in the spring and summer and sitting in the sitting room in front of the woodburner in the winter.

Why do you think that the Liberty prints are still so popular?
They are synonymous with England and part of our British heritage. So many people have childhood memories of Liberty fabric pieces and seeing them again evoke happy feelings for them. To sleep on though, there really is nothing nicer.

What are your top beauty products?
My rose quartz facial roller, Aesop facial cleanser, a Diptyque candle and a silk pillowcase.
Where do you get your interiors inspiration from?
My style and taste is eclectic and I am inspired by original features and the rooms position in the home. I am experimenting more with colour and loving it @sophierobinsoninteriors is my current colour inspiration source.
Amy Hemmings-Batt of Coco & Wolf
— Francesca
25th March 2020