With an eye for beautiful photography and rustic interiors, we were over the moon to welcome the talented writer behind one of our favourite interiors blogs – These Four Walls.
A site full of inspiration, Abi Dare uses These Four Walls to showcase her unique perspectives on interiors, lifestyle and travel. Her taste is described in her own words as ‘a blend of Nordic minimalism and English bohemia’.
It’s a mix of interiors, travel and lifestyle inspiration from my home city of Bristol and beyond – the spaces I love, the places I visit, the things that catch my eye and the people I meet. I have a passion for simple, Scandinavian-influenced design, muted colours and relaxed living, which is reflected throughout.
What is your top interior design tip?
Avoid cluttering your rooms with lots of accessories and knick-knacks, which can make spaces feel cramped and constricting; instead, invest in pieces that will last for years, and personalise your home by mixing and matching items from different eras and designers. But most of all, focus on creating a comfortable space that you want to spend time in, with lots of texture and warmth. The best interior design is welcoming and liveable.
If you could have one piece of furniture from our website, what would it be and why? Where would it be placed?
I’d choose one of the beautiful mid-century chests of drawers – Danish simplicity at its best. I’d place it at one side of my bed to create a striking contrast with the rustic stool that I use as a nightstand on the other side. It would provide lots of handy storage, too.