Abigail Ahern

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Well I want to move right into Martin Thomson’s pad in NY (not only is he one of my favourite photogs) I just love how his apartment oozes style without being at all contrived. Easy elegance is what I call it and it’s quite a hard look to achieve. It’s all in the combination as they say – mixing vintage and modern finds to create a home that’s chic and cosy. I’m a huge fan of signs particularly bus roll signs – in the store we stock chairs upholstered in them by the uber hip Australian label DavidmetNicole.  I’m desperate to order one of these wingbacks for myself so much do I love it. Martin has causally hung such a sign which adds an intriguing element to his space. Also love the interesting play on texture s combining the roughness of the brick contrasting with the smoothness of the floors – its all about creating contrasts that add allure.I completely changed my living space a year or so ago by ordering some old brick and installing over my plaster walls – yes it was a bit of an epic job (brick dust everywhere) but it completely changed the space and makes me feel every time I return home as if I living in downtown NY instead of downtown  Dalston!inspiration044 [caption id="attachment_303" align="aligncenter" width="497" caption="Photography by Polly Eltes"]Photography by Polly Eltes[/caption] My pad with its roughly hewn brick walls. Wingback Our wingback chair - upholstered in the finest of leathers with vintage bus scroll signage on the back - love it!

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