My kind of style

Let me start by saying that anyone who appreciates hydrangeas half as much as I do is getting their own blog post. Queue a seamless introduction to the insanely talented Abigail Ahern
I picked up Abigail’s new book, Decorating with Style, a couple of weeks ago and might need to invest in a second copy as the pages are already wilted from the excessive amount of saliva having been secreted from my face. Sharing my love of all things dark design, skulls, quirky decor, faux flowers {um, hello}, and not to mention some tore up from the floor up DIY’s thrown in the mix, Abigail’s design is drool inducing.

Flipping through the pages of her book really makes me wish I owned our apartment. I would faux-panel the hell out of the walls and lather them in moody grey hues. Her book perfectly embodies one of my favourite saying these days – go big or go home. Don’t be afraid. Colour outside of the lines. Break some of the rules. Have fun with how you design your home. Unbutton your top a little and enjoy it; that’s what a home is for. And importantly, you don’t got to break the bank – design doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Lord knows half my stuff is the cheapest of the cheap. 
Abigail and her book are also featured in the current May / June issue of House and Home which is on the shelves until the end of this month, so snatch it up while you can. 

And to finish, Abigail’s shop Atelier has been on my list to see for a long time. To quote Liz Lemon –
I want to go to there

Fingers crossed I can sneak over to London sometime soon so I can go touch everything in her shop. Major design / girl crush. 

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  1. June 12, 2013 / 13:01

    Faux panel in grey is exactly what we are doing in our bedroom this summer. Wish me luck!

  2. June 12, 2013 / 18:21

    Love her 'A girls guide to decorating', I would love if she released a book with all of her interiors, they are so bold! Wish I had the balls to paint my sitting room that dark railings/downpipe colour 😀

    • June 13, 2013 / 08:27

      I agree on all accounts. Her first book is great, and I need access to everything she's designed.

      So in love with that dark, moody grey. So much so it's all over my site! xx

  3. June 13, 2013 / 09:56

    At the workshop I went to last week, her décor was shown. I am such a novice and didn't recognise any of the names. However I will have to check my notes cos one of the stylists style I fell in love with. I went along as I want to make our home a bit more of a reflection of who we are.

    • June 20, 2013 / 13:48

      That's exactly it Janine. Your hit the nail on the head there – your home should be a reflection of who you are.

      I hope you get to blog about that workshop Janine! It sounds right up my avenue. xx A

  4. June 15, 2013 / 17:04

    this looks like such a great resource! i wish i would have come across something like this when i was studying interior design. thanks for sharing this!