Colours to lust after

Confident Colour

Here at Atelier we love dark colours – in fact we are on a mission to make the deepest darkest sludgies the new pastels. To me greys, blacks in fact anything dark is the essence of fabulousness, chic, super sexy and timeless. So if you are thinking about giving your room a personality lift – paint it black.
Now I know many people will totally disagree (try not to) dark colours are my idea of heaven, enveloping a space with cosiness.

Over the Christmas break the store had a bit of a makeover and went from smoky grey to smouldering black – yes even the ceilings!
Fabulous for highlighting unexpected contrasts black brings a new definition to elegance; products now literally pop out from the shelves creating a beautiful bold effect. Classy, versatile and unexpected. Just remember that because the walls are dark you will need to punch up the colour in your accessories– so say a mix of pieces with splurges of colour and you’ve got yourself a fabulous new look.   AND its slimming– you look way slimmer in dark rooms than you do in a neutral one!

Need any more convincing?

I didn’t think so

ATELIER Abigail Ahern – launch of new collection and website

ATELIER Abigail Ahern website

Our new website and collection launches tomorrow –and if I may say so defines the essence of chic. Think modernism mixed with vintage finds with a bit of Barbie esq thrown in.
Pop Art mixes with modern lighting, nouveau chic accessories mix with super cool rugs – it’s all so very top to toe glam. We are big on colour so infectious pops of saturated brights augment the collection as well as a bit of quirky cheekiness. A new exciting line of wallpapers dress up walls like nothing else, textiles delight the skin and lighting gets super sized. Best part many of the designs are in stock and available to buy straight way!

PURE INDULGENGE – Eau Spa, Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach

Pure Indulgence @ Eau Spa Palm Beach

Pure Indulgence @ Eau Spa Palm Beach

A project I am extremely proud to have been part of (accessories have all been sourced by moi) is one of the hottest spa’s to hit Palm Beach in decades thanks to Ritz Carlton’s 42,000 sq foot extension.

Eau Spa – debuts March 2009. It’s a truly sublime retreat that offers a distinct setting for adults to engage in a magical spa experience with a variety of sensational beauty treatments and surprising touches throughout.
The Self-Centered Garden is soooo beautiful. You can relax on gently swaying swing chairs while trailing your feet in a pool of shallow water.  As sundials tick to the clock of another world’s time you can sunbathe while reading a book or just let go on waterfall benches as a warm embrace of falling water erases stress and tension from neck and shoulder muscles.  Then there’s the scrub and polish bar (every girls idea of heaven) where resident mixologists will create a personalised blend of aromatic herbs, soothing oils and gritty sea salts.  Still not convinced then listen to this 12 of the 19 Spa Villas offer a private escape in the peacefulness of the rich, natural surroundings.  Three special Couple’s Spa Villas provide an intimate experience far beyond treatments, with lavish garden enclaves, oversized tubs and outdoor rainfall showers for an open-air spa experience to cleanse one’s spirit.

The interior itself is an expanse of gorgeousness, refined and opulent with an emphasis on individuality.  I was brought on board to accessorise the spa bringing my own sense of individuality and design sensibility to Palm Beach.  So accessories are stamped with the Atelier vibe  -think exciting, edgy, eccentric and contemporary.

• Penguins cast from concrete with light bulbs on their heads – instant collectors items!
• Giant size chandeliers crafted from vintage crystal glasses hung from an illuminated cast glass ceiling rose – super sexy
• Bespoke photographs by new emerging Italian photographers – pushing the boundaries of convention
• Super sized Convex mirrors – add cachet to this hippest of hangouts
• Stone gargoyles given the wondrous touch –the next mini masterpiece we think!

It’s a fab destination to escape the everyday. Eau Spa has reinvented the world of spa’s and more than likely it will reinvent you!