Abigail’s insider knowledge on flowers, art, wallpaper, paint, furniture….. was invaluable and she kindly shared a huge number of her key sources for us to explore for our next projects.
A refereshing part for me about Abigail’s design ethos is not about ‘let’s see how much money we can throw at this project’. Her design style has completely evolved and it takes time and effort to create a home as beautiful as hers. Her mix of design items with one off items creates a personal and unique eclectic look, which by her own admission can sometimes be hard to pull off. However, she has mastered this style and her ability to arrange and design a room is evident as her showcase home reveals but she is more than happy to share her journey on how we can get there too.
As the afternoon session drew to an end we were invited to share a cool glass of prosecco and we all got to share our thoughts on the day.
After thanking Abigail and Graham for their hospitality we all headed off to her Atelier store for more inspiration. Abigail choses her interior items very personally and never sells anything she wouldn’t have in her own home so there were many items in the store that we had seen ‘in situ’ which totally brought them alive and made them even more appealing! It was brilliant that we had seen so many of her new paints used on her walls at home and how they could look totally different on various walls.
If you are ever near Upper Street in Islington then head into her store as its a cave of deliciousness with cool products in every direction. She showcases her interior product selection and paints beautifully. I was also amazed by how effective all the faux flowers and plants were and will definitely be introducing these….
As I journeyed home on the train I started to think of plans for my own home and how I could introduce a bit of this style.
Abigail said that one of the biggest game changers in interiors is colour so I’m going to start here and having seen all the paints in full effect I have chosen Madison Grey. I will let you know how I get on!
Hope you all have a great weekend and see you Monday :)