Next in our Design Your Own Curator Specials we caught up with Abi Overland. Her prints can be seen hanging in many stylish homes and businesses, both on island and further afield. Abi dressed the classic Belgrave Chair from our DYO collection to suit her mid-century, tonal style. Check out Abi's tips and tricks below.
"Ashamedly, my favourite set up for working involves nestling into the sofa and doing whatever I need to do from there."
"I''ve been running my own business for five years now. I'd previously worked in finance and found it wasn't for me. After graduating all I wanted was to draw exactly, answer to no one and somehow make money. So having my own brand seemed like the ideal way to achieve this. I've never been a 'work at a desk' kind of person, I wish I was, I'd feel more professional, but the comfort factor has always been a priority."
"I have quite a passion for interiors and am always collecting and building on the 'dream' interior, with a range of second hand thrifted items, teamed with some rather special pieces too. I like muted and neutral tones with rich greens and some pastel pink accents. I also love a good mustard."
"Whilst I envy people who have a very clear cut style in their home I personally can't do that. I aim to buy pieces that I will hold on to forever. I've found, after years of building up my personal style, it's all come together in quite a lovely mish mash. It gives a space personality and I've always been a fan of an eclectic mix - it's permission to do what you please with a space."
"Don't design a room or house based on one specific trend but invest in individual pieces that you absolutely love."
"I absolutely love Sketch in London, it's so mind-blowingly beautiful and out there and I can't get enough of India Mahdavi's chairs. However Scandinavian mid-century modern is more of a baseline style for me. But with playful overtones that add whimsy to the space, tastefully of course!
Visit Abi Overland's site to see and shop her work.
The Belgrave Chair can also be dressed in your choice of over 20 fabrics.
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The Belgrave Armchair offers the clean lines yet comfort that Abi enjoys in her home. The simple design would work easily in many schemes, great for those who like to mix and match.
Our scheme for Abi centres around the cool, yet snuggly armchair with tapered arms that make it perfect to curl up in - plus supportive for those work from sofa days. We've added the matching Belgrave Ottoman for extra comfort when relaxing, which also doubles up as a practical table space when placing a vintage style tray on top - an ideal spot for your Abi Overland mug to be placed. A mid century tall lamp gives a cool edge whilst some foliage in an organic shaped vase and a jute rug add some natural, earthy textures. Completed with some Abi Overland prints, of course!
If you need some help with an interior scheme or pulling together some ideas, come and visit us in store or contact us via email to see how we can transform your space to suit your tastes.
More conversations and collaborations with local creatives coming soon...