Last Thursday I attended the annual Furnitex / Decoration and Design trade show in Melbourne which is the go to event for interior decorators, stylists, architects and furniture retailers to brush up on the new release products for the year ahead. Unlike previous years, I had signed up for a seminar being held by UK decorator and retailer, Abigail Ahern and I've got to say I am soooo glad I did! Her talk on creating emotion and feeling in interior spaces was like breathing fresh air into me. So inspiring and she delivered such practical and relevant information that I am now champing at the bit to interpret into WR's interior work as well as with our merchandising throughout the store - thanks Abigail! So I thought I'd upload a couple of images of her most recent work, decking out the ever-so fabulous Ritz Carlton in Miami, USA. Although this work is much more restrained than her normal work, you can still see her key pointers of inquisitive focal points, textural layering and bold colour throughout creeping in to the paired back, sophisticated opulence of the resort. I love how she suitably she plays up the art deco vision of Miami Beach ( think that hilarious camp movie The Birdcage )through pattern, colour contrasts and obscure decorative pieces. She's a genius!
Also if you are interested, have a look at her beautiful store in the UK, Atelier. As I say, she's a genius!