Abigail Ahern’s Dark and Dramatic East London Home
Name: Abigail Ahern, her husband Graham Scott, Mungo the miniature schnauzer, and Maude the Welsh terrier Location: Dalston; London, UK Size: 2,200 square feet Years lived in: 13 years Imagine if Vermeer and Rousseau got to share a canvas, the Dutchman filling it with his trademark dark interiors, soft light filtering in through a window, and the Frenchman adding lush ferns, copious flowers, birds and animals peeking through the foliage.
The designer took an unconventional approach and painted her home's exterior woodwork black. "You really can't escape the architecture and history of this house, with its high, ornate ceilings and massive windows. It totally drew me in from the street and I just love everything about it," says Ahern.