Decorating with Style

This time next week I will be in Sydney. That is of course once I’ve come to terms with the enormity of the flight and gotten myself on the plane, hate flying but that is my problem and not something I shall bore you with.

I’m the keynote speaker at Decoration and Design this year, which is hugely exciting if anyone wants to come along to the seminar all info is here. I’m launching my book, Decorating with Style at the very same time and book signing after each seminar (it gets published in Oz 6 weeks earlier than the rest of the world). I am so very proud of this book- from the amazing photography to the content it takes you on a kaleidoscopic visual journey with oodles and oodles of tips, tricks and insider knowledge. Forget rules, trends or forecasts this style of decorating is all about filling your pad with stuff you love.

I say this probably a thousand times a day but decorating can be a snooty old business and I’m on a mission to demystify and break down those barriers giving you the confidence to do as I do, create beautiful interiors, that you will never ever won’t to leave.  You don’t  need millions of dollars to create cool interiors but you will need to think a little differently after all this style of decorating isn’t about decorating by numbers, with everything from the same recognisable source. It’s about embracing individuality.  The only rule,  if you don’t 100 per cent love it don’t buy it!

Below a sneak peak of my sister’s pad featured heavily in the book. We have both changed our spaces big time since the first book, we’ve taken more risks, pushed more  boundaries and the result I think is way cooler. With more stuff in each and every room, more focal points and a confidence you only get with age and practice we’re pretty ready to take on the world I reckon!

Photography (beautiful amazing photography) by Graham Atkins Hughes


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13 thoughts on “Decorating with Style

  1. Hi Abigail, I recently spoke to my husband about bringing some light to our hallway with some bold light signs and he was on the fence about it. He is a follower of your work and I think this picture may support my idea, can’t wait for the new book!

  2. Wow, wow and wow love the colour and the eye popping yes sign! I can’t wait to see the rest of the book. Good luck to you in Oz hope everything goes your way Abigail. Will the sign become available in you shop?

  3. I’m studying interior design and one of the issues I have with the industry is the snootiness and conformity. I’m a huge fan of individuality and affordability in interiors, and I am really glad to have found your blog. Have a good trip!

  4. Congratulations on the launch of your new book! It sounds great and I can’t wait to check it out. Your decorating ethos is one I can definitely get on board with. Good luck with the flight to Aus. I’m scared of flying too and find Rescue Remedy an absolute life-saver.

  5. Hi Abigail, I have a long history of hating flying – nearly 30 years and counting! I had to do a 3 flight trip to Thailand with my daughter when she was 18 months old, so I went to the doc, and she prescribed Diazepam, and it worked a treat – it was mild enough that I was completely in control, the fear was there somewhere, but I had no need to manifest it, I just felt fine!!! She just gave me enough for the flight and no more, so no chance of getting hooked, they are strong drugs, and in fact I only used half. It really does work, I’d encourage you to try it, specially for long-haul – I arrived much less exhausted and wrung out. Good luck – I hope the trip is a superb success! XXXX Hattie (retail class) ps: my site is being re-designed and is nearly up and running and lots more in the pipeline – will send email and links as soon as stuff to report x

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