One To Watch: Abigail Edwards

4th October 2011
During Tent I finally managed to meet face to face a designer whose work I have always admired, her name is Abigail Edwards. Sweet, composed and very shy she was as adorable as I expected. She definitely has a thing for owls and I simply find her wallpapers so adorable. A girl of many talents as she also styles and draws beautiful illustrations. Here she shares a few things about herself…

When did you realise you had a passion for design?
I have drawn since I was a child and always thought I would be an artist. After studying fine art I got really into interiors and the two sort of blended together so there was never really a specific time. It was just part of life and being an interiors stylist for so many years has no doubt fed that passion.

Where do your inspirations come from?

Inspiration comes from everywhere, ballet, film, music. Growing up in the countryside meant that nature has always been an unconscious inspiration, I especially love gnarly old trees that stand slightly spookily on their own and also fairy tales, which I still read now. I admire the simplicity and clean lines of Scandinavian design but like to merge that with a little bit of Englishness.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
The first time I saw my wallpaper on an actual wall.

What do you hope to achieve in five years time?
I want to design more wallpaper as well as other products, I am working on various ideas at the moment. I still love styling and really enjoy combining the two so hopefully will continue to be able to manage both as well as try out many more things.

What famous artists/designers do you admire or inspires you the most?
I love the work of Piet Hein Eek and also Autoban, Alexander McQueen and Paola Navone amongst many others.

In five words how would you describe yourself?
Shy, driven, creative, sensitive, early bird.

What five things couldn’t you live without?
Hot chocolate, phone, sketch book, moisturiser, cafes.

Thank you Abigail for taking the time to answer a few questions. It’s great to see how her love of nature really shines through her work. I wish Abigail all the best for the future as it definitely is very bright.



    4th October 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I like her work very very much!! by the way just posted about Heart Home magazine which I have finally looked through propertly, well done team, i really like it.

  2. Pippa Jameson

    4th October 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Lovely post Ari, I know Abigail and she is super talented x

  3. Mary Middleton Design

    7th October 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Arianna me too loved it all. So much talent and so lovely

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