ABI­GAIL AH­ERN

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Au­thor, blog­ger and owner of de­sign bou­tique, Abi­gail Ah­ern, abi­gaila­h­ern.com

LINEN BED­DING

I’m ob­sessed with linen bed­ding – it is such a breath­able fab­ric that keeps you warm in win­ter and cool in the sum­mer, plus it be­comes softer after each wash. Linen from spe­cial­ist Merci comes in the most won­der­ful hues – ev­ery time I’m in Paris I add an­other to my col­lec­tion!

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA POT POURRI

I know pot pourri has a bad rep­u­ta­tion, but this is an­other level. It’s a mag­i­cal scent made by hand us­ing an­cient meth­ods. It’s a full-bod­ied blend of herbs and flow­ers, grown with­out pes­ti­cides in the Floren­tine Hills. It’s aged for months and lasts for­ever. I de­cant it into tea-light hold­ers and pop it all over my pad.

ANEMONE POOL BY MOR­RIS SHULMAN

I am in the midst of build­ing up my art col­lec­tion, and al­though I have a lovely selec­tion of works in all of the key rooms, I don’t have enough in tran­si­tional spa­ces like hall­ways and land­ings. I like ab­stract and ex­pres­sion­ist paint­ings, so I was im­me­di­ately drawn to Mor­ris Shulman’s Anemone Pool. I’m ob­sessed with in­trigu­ing the eye in my in­te­ri­ors, and this paint­ing does ex­actly that.

Anemone Pool by Mor­ris Shulman, £ 2,789, Lawrence Fine Art

‘Sac­chetto’ in ‘Seta Bordeaux’ pot pourri bag, $52, Santa Maria Novella – buy. sm­novella.com

ABOVE Abi­gail loves to buy her linen from Merci in Paris (merci- merci.com), but Loaf’s ‘Lazy Linen’ is avail­able in the UK and prices start at £ 40 for a pair of pil­low­cases – loaf.com

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