i recently shared with you the stunningly unique lighting fixtures and atelier of designer abigail ahern. and, well, i had a feeling her home might be as equally amazing and asked abigail if she might share a little peek with us, and she most graciously agreed! abigail ahern’s east london home was built in 1860, (wow, what history!) and is four stories tall, and abigail has taken the back wall out over two floors and replaced them with a wall of beautiful glass.
abigail’s philosophy about design much mirrors mine, and as she says in this video for her decor book a girl’s guide to decorating, “you can inject a lots of personality into you space without spending a load of money”. the book* includes stylish and hip design tips, and what she calls ‘lazy sunday afternoon’ diy ideas which don’t require a lot of tools.
*due at amazon in the u.s. this week!
a girl’s guide to decorating also features abigail’s sister gemma’s beautiful apartment (on the cover, and below), which they designed together. abigail and her sister Gemma work together, and they share the same love of almost everything, abigail says “her pad looks like mine and both our pads look like the store (sad, hey)”. doesn’t look one bit sad to me! these beautiful images appear in the book and were photographed by Graham Atkins Hughes.