Sarah Akwisombe’s blog intro says it all: “I’m the girl who’s gate crashing the design world and making a pretty awesome mess in the process”.
The ‘awesome mess’ includes a loyal following of interior enthusiasts, two awards for her innovative and fearless approach, and partnerships with some of the most established homeware and styling brands in the UK.
We talk to Sarah Akwisombe about her love of pushing the boundaries when it comes to design and why we shouldn’t be afraid of making a statement in our home.
What is your blog in a nutshell?
It’s for people who want to live a design-led life but outside of mainstream culture and trends. I focus a lot on interiors and styling, but there’s a bit of lifestyle and food stuff too. If it’s design led, beautiful, edgy or cool then I’m all over it!
What is your top interior design tip?
Not to follow trends. Interiors isn’t fashion – pieces last a lot longer and could be a permanent addition to your home. Instead, spend time getting to know yourself. What are your quirks, your passions? What colours and eras of design are you naturally drawn to? Leave the trend led stuff for your wardrobe, or accessories and soft furnishings that can be updated with the seasons.
What do you think is the next big interiors trend and why?
I have no idea! But I am hoping the pineapple thing moves on…
A perfect Sunday is….
Waking up in my own time, cooking a delicious and indulgent breakfast for me and my family, perhaps a trip to an art gallery or an antiques fair. This is basically how I spend most Sundays – aside from the waking up bit! My daughter is 3 and likes to wake us up at 5.30am most days demanding breakfast!
If you could have one piece of furniture from our website, what would it be and why? Where would it be placed?
I think it’d have to be the Pink Flower Murano Glass Chandelier, it’s crazy and makes a statement!