Abigail Edwards is a UK stylist who has recently released a range of wallpapers. It's all a hands-on process. She draws the designs herself (she's also an illustrator), and has them printed in Lancashire at one of the few remaining UK wallpaper printers. The technique they use helps maintain the detail of the illustrations. Abigail also works on many interior design projects too.
Which five words best describe you? Creative, shy, driven, sensitive, insomniac.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? After studying fine art in London and Paris I did internships at art galleries in New York and then decided I wanted to style interiors for magazines, so I returned to London and assisted various stylists and magazines before I began styling my own shoots. I was deputy decorating editor at Country Homes & Interiors magazine for a while before going freelance and I have been styling for various magazines and commercial clients ever since. I now also style and design interior spaces and recently designed my first wallpaper collection.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Nothing is worth losing sleep over, although I frequently fail to remember this!
What’s your proudest career achievement? My new wallpaper designs.
What’s been your best decision? To work for myself.
Who inspires you? Anyone who successfully balances running a creative business with a personal life.
What are you passionate about? Any project that I am currently working on, design, drawing, interiors, travel.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Oscar Wilde, Matthew Bourne, Tim Burton, The Brothers Grimm.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I would really love to design a range of ceramics and also the interior of a café and one day I want to own a house in the country with a vegetable patch.
What are you reading? I have just finished reading Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason. I am very into Scandinavian crime at the moment and I am also reading the Henning Mankell Wallander books, only read the first three so far, so these will keep me going for a while.
images courtesy of abigail edwards