Here is a photo of the new book that just arrived at my door. DECORATING WITH STYLE by Abigail Ahern. She lives in London and absolutely pushes color to the max! This look is not for the faint of heart. LOL LOL
She loves to paint walls dark inky hues and mixes anything she can find to make her style statement.
Here is one picture of her fabulous home.....she is careful to not OVERDO ....but has just the right amount of color to make a room pop. She always seems to have something a little quirky in her design as well.
Every page is a delight and it gives those of us who like pushing the envelope some great decorating ideas. I still love decorating my home and probably will until I breathe my last breath. It is always an adventure and as I have said before......I always prefer something handmade over something store bought.
Here is my attempt at using one of her ideas.....An old mirror that was antique gold....covered the frame of that with junk jewelry given to me by a friend...then painted the thing a wonderful dark blue. When it is finally completely dry will varnish it to give it a shiny finish.
This is a fairly small mirror....now that it has turned out....I have some REALLY BIG MIRRORS that could use a little overhaul. They may have to wait till we move....but I'm churning up lots of ideas.