You want to hear a little story? Maybe 6 years ago, I got a book for Christmas. I don’t remember the exact book now (I have a lot of books), but I remember a feature in said book. I was about the home of decorator/stylist Abigail Ahern. Instant love. And a love that’s been going strong ever since. I don’t know how she does it, but it’s like she has the magic touch and everything within her reach is rendered stylish and wonderfully odd. She has amazing taste, and I adore her whimsical, quirky, tongue-in-cheek, eclectic, a little bit modern, a little bit Victorian, super British, mega dramatic style. She has such a light-hearted way of pulling together traditional and modern pieces and creating the perfect mash-up of the two. And I always appreciate a space with a little humour. Her London home is no exception. Check it out!
Lotsa grey, funky light fixtures, a whole whack of dog-related miscellany, a two-storey wall covered in a trompe l’oeil bookshelf wallpaper, cooshy seating, exposed brick… I could go on and on. Case in point, miss Ahern is a genius decorator and I want her brain. (But in a non-creepy way.)
Images via The Selby