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Handwriting

I have a bit of a thing about text on things. Scrawled across walls, furniture, art I guess because it feels a little bad boy, non conventional and totally rock n roll. The great thing about it is that it instantly updates anything, giving it elevated status, which is exactly the point in this DIY […]

Handwriting

I have a bit of a thing about text on things. Scrawled across walls, furniture, art I guess because it feels a little bad boy, non conventional and totally rock n roll. The great thing about it is that it instantly updates anything, giving it elevated status, which is exactly...

Making a blind look a million bucks

For today’s DIY section I thought I might feature one of the projects from my latest book. Turning a boring old blind into something amazing. All you need is a length of wallpaper to turn a boring as anything roller blind into something spectacular. You can showcase a vintage printed-paper,...

Bigging up headboards

I am the hugest fan of playing around with scale, we all know that right?  It adds drama it adds intrigue and it propels a room from ordinary to extraordinary in very little time. If you are a little flumoxed about what to super size how about considering the headboard....

Open Call – previewing Delphine Lippens founder of Humble Ceramics

This weeks Open Call highlights the work of a very talented Los Angeles based artist Delphine Lippens. Unbelievably Delphine hadn’t actually sat down at a wheel or worked with clay until a couple of years ago. When I first saw her submission I was blown away with the simplicity; her pieces...

Pallet Bed Frames

Guest rooms are a bit of a pain in the ass if you ask me. Selfishly I don’t want to spend too much money on them since I’ll never go in. Maybe to dust but never to hang out there are too many other cool rooms for that.  I’ve neglected...

Get the Look

Thought it might be fun to do a little Get the Look feature. Here is my studio or at least half of my studio otherwise known as PR HQ which Sharona heads up. One of the perks of having an interiors store and only buying what you love is that...

Open Call – Featuring Sassy Hardwick

I am rather blown away with the quality of work coming in via my Open Call. If you are a designer, artist, artisan,  emerging, new or existing we are taking submissions continually.  I won’t be able to respond to every single email (email us on opencall@abigailahern.com)  as we are rather...

Little black book – temporary wallpaper

Do you have anything ugly that needs covering up. an ugly fridge maybe, a coffee table, some wardrobes? Well look no further than self adhesive temporary wallpaper. Fabulous for renters or those of us on the hunt for that special piece and are having to make do until we find...

Open Call – Previewing Barbara Smith

A number of weeks ago I launched a new feature on the blog for designers, artists and suppliers. A feature for emerging, existing and new artists to showcase their work, as I know just how tough it is out there to get  work seen.  Entitled ‘Open Call’  we have been...

Do it yourself art ideas

Last week I yabbered on about art, where to buy it, search for it get inspired by it, so today I thought why not lets make it. Strolling along Porte de Vanves in Paris yesterday (coolest flea market for art btw) I got inspired to look at art in a...

Dipping into my little black book

Why is shopping for art so intimidating? Something to do possibly with entering a gallery with no one in and feeling a little self-conscious. Well these days it never got easier, particularly as there are so many fab online sources out there so I’m dipping into my little black book...

Adding drama to rooms

Next week the two new features on my blog Open Call and Style Surgery will be up and running. Thank you so much guys for all your product entries as well as all the images of your homes that need style surgery attention. We have been inundated, and regrettably (at...

Styling your home like a pro

Can you style your home like a pro even if you’re not one? Of course the biggest most important trick in the book is to tell a story with the stuff you’ve got. Stylists and designers tell a narrative with not just product selection but also arranging. Not a fake...

A DIY project to inspire

I say this many times over but when it comes to DIY I want to create things that look the bees knees.  Pieces that you look at twice and ask me where on earth I got them. So anything crafty, pastel ish, girly or pretty is out. It has to...

My edit of some of the coolest products around

Each week I’ll be highlighting some of the coolest products that I’ve seen on my travels around the globe, and my trawls around the web. Either I’m stocking them in my store or giving a shout out to other cool brands selling fabulous things like lavender essence to die for...

Creative ways to get your jaw on the floor!

Morning I thought I would talk floors this morning as they are one of the largest most important components in the decorating game! Most people don’t worry about floors so much, biege wall to wall carpet sound familar?However I want to highlight just how important they are for turning a...