February 22, 2013
For our final part of the blog post, part three, we talk about soft furnishings, lighting, flowers and art.
Lighting adds mood. It is the second most transformative element in a home. Think table lamps, candle lights and chandeliers. Shop lighting here.
Flowers... Oh we love them! Abigail is a fan of real and faux flowers. She suggests never to show the stems as they are boring. Have the flowers toppling over the vase. We have some flowers available online here.
Art injects personality into a room. It is also a perfect conversation starter. We love grouping pieces into a culstered fashion like Lucy did in The Design Files house. Start collecting some new pieces of art here.
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One of Abigail's rooms, flower inspiration from our pin board on Pinterest, Abigail loves odd lamps, an abstract work by Kezz Brett, a mood lit room by Abigail - more images by The Selby here.
February 17, 2013
Abigail provided us with so many wonderful tips we have divided this post into three sections. Take a look at our first part of tips here.
Following on... colour, pattern and texture can add depth to a space as does herbs and spices to cooking. It can take a space from bland to brilliant.
Colour: Did you realise that paint and colour is the cheapest, most transformative tool to use in an interior? Neutrals can become cool when an odd/crazy colour, like neon pink, is added.
Pattern: Abigail suggests to mix patterns in a similar colour pallet and your room will be elevated to another level. Rugs with some sort of pattern are really important. We suggest our Dash & Albert rugs which are available online here.
Texture: You can’t overdo. The more you mix the more exciting!
Need some pieces.. We are thinking our Dash & Albert rugs, the zig zag misty quilt cover from Kip & Co, the Dora cushion and Barton was the Master collage by Little Land of Pia which are all available online.
February 15, 2013
Last week we were in Sydney and were lucky enough to hear the beautiful Abigail speak about interior decorating at the Decoration + Design Fair. We picked up some wonderful tips and want to share them with you. There are so many tips that we have divided this post up into three parts.
Abigail says that decorating transforms lives but you need to take some risks, make it personal and don’t follow trends.
For kitchens and bathrooms, Abigail suggests to accessorise with pieces that are not traditionally seen in these rooms. Think outside the box.. Think chandeliers, wall paper and art.
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Abigail Ahern, white kitchen with art feature piece, Kip & Co kitchen with copper light spotted in Real Living Magazine, a different bathroom, kitchen with a red chandelier, bathroom with antique sideboard