Definitely a designer after my own heart, Abigail Ahern’s home reflects her impeccable design credentials as a renowned interior designer and stylist. I’ve been visiting Abigail’s shop Atelier Abigail Ahern in Islington for several years to browse the fabulous collection of textiles, ceramics, lighting and furnishings and her glamourous style of modern design mixed with unique vintage resonates with my own taste in interior design. I love her quirky style and humourous touches.
Abigail’s signature look is deep grey walls (often Farrow & Ball’s ‘Downpipe’) punctuated by bright colours to give a luxe finish. I’ve been recommending grey as a base colour for walls for a long time as it lends a space sophistication and glamour as well as being the ideal background colour to offset vintage and antique pieces which can look out of place against white paints. Using different shades of grey from light to dark creates a fabulous luxe look.