Get closer to nature with luxurious textiles from House of Six



The creation of Brazilian-born Sydneysider Karina Pires, House of Six’s range of blankets and cushions are made by hand using a variety of natural materials including wool, cotton, linen and rope.


“I love working with natural fibres as I feel closer to nature that way. Limited collections like these cannot be replicated on mass and that is a luxury. It’s usually reflected in the price tag but the right product will always find the right home or buyer – it’s like mutual appreciation.”


The latest collection, titled ‘Mandarins and Aprons,’ is inspired by the designer’s early life. “It feeds from my childhood memories where I spent a lot of time on my grandparents’ farm in Brazil. Life was simple and the days were playful and slow, I remember my Nona wearing faded checked aprons and cooking for us. It was important to me to reflect on that, especially in such over-saturated media days, and capture that feeling,” says Karina.


The handwoven blankets and cushions certainly have an air of nostalgia about them — no doubt due to their handmade nature. “It is the connection of the maker’s hand directly with a handmade product that I love — the immersion of the maker into the process,” says Karina.


“The time to create a handwoven piece depends on the technique, type of loom and yarn. I usually sample a full piece in a couple of weeks in between having to attend to other work. Small samples are quicker and can be done in a day, they allow you to test the yarn and get a feel for the textile,” says Karina of the often time-consuming process.


House of Six currently has a limited collection of handwoven blankets and cushions available at Koskela but you can also buy the range online.

Photography by Annabelle Hickson

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House of Six featured in Inside Out Magazine


House of Six (and our home) are featured in the August 15 of Inside Out magazine. It has been beautifully shot by Francoise Baudet and styled by the queen of 'home with hearts' Megan Morton. 

Neon shades mixed with a neutral palette highlight the fun factor of our relaxed home. 

I have always loved mixing high-end pieces with vintage (look at that crochet vintage curtain from Salvos) as I think it is so important to create a home where you feel comfortable and welcome, specially with little ones running around! I love objects that have a story to tell and I am a crazy collector of throws and bowls. Our family lives in Bondi Beach and our extended family in Brasil, which we call our second home. 

I hope you get inspired with our story as much as we loved sharing it! 

xxx Karina 

Inside Out Aug 15 issue 

Thonet chairs in the living room. Riptides print by Aquabumps. 

Framed prints House of Six. Family photograph, vintage Belgium glass side table. Lanvin dress, Celine Trio bag.

House of Six painted cushion. Walter Knoll chair upholstered in custom wool fabric.
Sculpture Dion Hortsman. Crochet throw by my friends Spell Byron Bay. 

Gabi, I just love those little feet! Shibori cushion handed by me for House of Six.  

Myself (Hi!) and my two little humans, Gabi and Bas. 

The kitchen is where I love preparing wholesome food with fresh produce from the markets. It is where time does not matter and I run at my own snail pace, I just love it! My kids favourite snack is... guess, burrito! 

View from the main lounge, I love mixing vintage with new for a casual style. With two children you really can't be too precious about material things! It is all about dirty little fingers all around. 

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House Of Six

We are so excited to share the release of our first wallpaper collection 'Modern Day Nomad' for House Of Six. 
For this collection Karina looks through the window of the past and the future for inspiration, observing techniques of the old craft, such as patchwork, crochet and stencil and injecting a contemporary twist with a new scale and mix of pastel and vibrant colours, think blush and mint, indigo and coral. 
She was inspired by hand made crafts and block printing and wanted to resemble a handmade wall, were the patterns were painted by hand then repeated and recoloured to create a harmonious movement and flow onto the wall. 
In the background there is an adventurous soul, one that is artistic and travels places, looking for the comfort of the old and the excitement of the new. It is like Bossa-Nova meets Samba. 




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