5 Minutes With… Abigail Ahern

If, like us, you’re fans of eclectic designs, dark, inky palettes and quirky interiors then our latest 5 Minutes With interview is just for you.

A designer, stylist and blogger, Abigail Ahern is a forced to be reckoned with. Not only is Abigail’s online emporium full of covetable goods but her influential blog is a go-to for design advice, news and inspiration.

More recently, Abigail has joined high street giant Debenhams as its designer in residence at the luxury five-star apartment hotel, Cheval Three Quays. With a collection of curiosities to tantalise, we spoke to Abigail about her inspirations, working with Debenhams and those all important top tips for making the home look fantastic…

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Another Unnecessary Trend Alert: Gluggavedur

Gluggavedur. Bless you. 

No it’s not a viral throat infection, a song by Sigor Ros or a new character from an upcoming Star Wars film, gluggavedur is instead another interiors import from abroad. Much like the hygge hype, gluggavedur has arrived from Iceland – the home of Bjork and a wonderfully liberal acceptance of LGBT rights (go Iceland!). However, we can’t help but feel that gluggavedur is another interiors fad that is simply not needed. 

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Find out why we’re not quite convinced on this one…

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Trend Alert: Time for a Trim

Tasselled lighting started to adorn the home heavily during the Victorian era giving the home a luxe and decadent feel. Yet lately, with many of us looking to bring that maximalist look to a scheme, what better way then fringing or tassels on pendants and lamps to add a touch of period charm.

Here, we look at the best lights currently on the scene to fit the look…

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Finnish Students Make Something Out of Nearly Nothing

Scandi design, you either love it or hate it – but let’s face it – we’ve all got a bit of Ikea somewhere in our homes… But even to the side of the yellow & blue behemoth, the design talent coming out of Scandinavia is incredible.

We’ve just discovered a fantastic project that put the students of Helsinki University to the test and it’s so simple, it’s genius – and made waves at Stockholm Design Week.

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Three New Launches You Need to Know About for February

Well guys, we made it! January and it’s blues are just a distant memory. We’re all back on the booze now Dry January has gone to bed, we’ve just started the Year of the Rooster and, yes – Donald Trump is officially the leader of the free world.

But we’re all about staying positive, so we’re looking ahead to the best new launches of the month of February…

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