Her house in London was built in 1860 over four floors and was in a pretty derelict condition when purchased. Abigail had just relocated from the States where she had worked as an interior designer for a young architectural practice in Birmingham, Michigan for 3 years. Incidentally it was the job in Michigan that inspired the structure of how the house looked.
Designer, interior stylist and author Abigail Ahern has been an influential tastemaker highly acclaimed for her trend setting designs that are synonymous with glamour, eclecticism and wit for many years now. Abigail’s trailblazing designs are not limited to the beautiful pieces available at her store Atelier Abigail Ahern, but also at luxury resorts, commercial installations and private residences.
Abigail also blogs quite regularly about interior design, tossing around ideas about finding the right wallpaper, design inspiration and decorating small spaces. She is honest and generous in her rants, a master in her argument for a diverse palette of hues.
Heralded as ‘style spotter-extraordinaire’ by The Times newspaper, what makes Abigail so interesting in terms of design aesthetic is her constantly evolving style that’s glamorous and classic but with none of the pomp and stiffness seen in a “traditional” room. Eclectic, creative and thoroughly modern yet whimsical are the best words to describe Abigail Ahern’s style. So you can imagine how curious we were to see what this amazing tastemaker’s abode would look like. And indeed it did not disappoint.
A multi-layered, multi-faceted home full of incredible pieces scavenged from thrift stores or brought in from her store, each room has a tongue-in-cheek whimsical sense of irreverence. The room does not take itself too seriously, there is no intimidating egomaniacal furniture and you get the feeling that some does in fact live there- unlike so many house tours that we encounter in the interior design world. In this case this certain someone, just by observing the space seems to be a very special person.
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