Abigail Ahern x Wayfair

Designer Abigail Ahern has been hailed as one of the most trend-setting names in interiors – a style disruptor with a fearless approach to home design. In her collaboration with Wayfair, Abigail’s signature moody palette is given an earthy twist, with urban furniture meeting raw and rustic elements- and the best thing about the range? It’s blooming affordable.

Abigail Ahern

Ahern was inspired by the colours of the outback for this collection. Dark and moody midnight tones with accents of burnt sienna and yellow ochre. Texture, pattern and lush botanicals are also key, as they give the space instant pizazz. Below, we feature Wayfair’s interview with Ahern. Enjoy!

Abigail Ahern

You’re famously evangelical about dark and inky interiors. What advice would you give to anyone that’s tempted by the dark side, but nervous to dip their toe?

Start small, I started out by painting an alcove and then progressed from there. So get started by painting a small wall, nothing that radical – baby steps as it were. Once you do it there is no going back, I can promise you that!

You’re also renowned for being way ahead of the curve when it comes to spotting new trends. Can you share your top trend predictions for 2018?

It’s funny because I always follow my heart and never think if something will be a trend or not. My biggest obsession of late is oversized pieces – from mirrors, to lamps and plants – as they add instant grandeur to any space making it look way cooler than it really is. Oh, and I’m also dabbling with wire formations on all sorts of stuff!

Abigail Ahern

Are there any looks that you think will start to wane?
Blush tones and copper, seen it and so bored!

What are your top three styling secrets for taking a room from blah to beautiful?
1. Lighting is a game changer, especially when you go for it – an average size room needs a minimum of eight lamps.
2. Colour is one of the most transformative things you can do to a space.
3. Lastly, but also equally important, is texture. Texture adds instant pizazz and makes spaces cocooning and welcoming.

How do you switch up your interiors style as autumn/winter approaches?
I add more texture – draping lots of sheepskins and throws everywhere. I’m also a big fan of candles and winter botanicals, which make everything feel super cosy.

Abigail Ahern

Your home is a treasure trove of unique statement pieces. If you had to save just one piece, which would it be and why?

My concrete chair. It was the first thing I bought – I should have opted for a comfy sofa or chair since we had nowhere to sit when we moved in and yet I loved it so much. I still have it to this day, 18 years later.

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