Designer, style maven and author Abigail Ahern is recognised amongst design aficionados and devotees alike as an influential tastemaker; highly acclaimed for her trend setting designs that are synonymous with glamour, eclecticism and wit. She has been heralded by The Times as a ‘style spotter extraordinaire’; established at the front of London's design trail. The late Alexander McQueen was said to be the company’s first ever consumer; since then, clients from Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams to the Ritz- Carlton have been eager to embrace the designers eclectic tastes. Clearly something rather extraordinary if you ask us!
At the centre of her characteristic world of interiors is her treasure trove of a shop, tucked onto Islington Upper Street. The shop serves as the headquarters of its eponymous owners interior design service, whilst doubling up as a homewares shop – a setup that Abigail cheerfully refers to as “the best of both worlds”. Since opening her studio in 2003, Ahern’s covetable aesthetic – dubbed by its creator as “Alice in Wonderland-esque, colourful and tongue-in-cheek,” – has gained a strong and loyal following, even being voted one of the coolest places to shop in the UK by Elle Decoration magazine.
Whenever we head east, Abigail Ahern is one of the first places we check into, for something that will always be just that bit different.