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. 


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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