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A few of my favourite things... with Abbie Smith.

As part of our recent design story with interior designer Abbie Smith, we asked her to share a few of her favourite things one eporta.

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Abbie's shared a fantastic curation of items she's loved and used, alongside those she can't wait to incorporate in a scheme. Prepare to feel inspired.

WORMLEY DINING CHAIR BY DUISTT. Available on eporta.

WORMLEY DINING CHAIR BY DUISTT. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 7 to 9 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 59 cm x D: 57 cm x H: 81 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal

The Wormley Chair combines dark glamour and natural rattan to create a 1950's inspired modernist masterpiece. With a variety of uses from a dining chair to a stand-alone statement piece, this chair has been on Abbie's mind for a while now.

BRANDON CHAIR BY EICHHOLTZ. Available on eporta.

THE BRANDON CHAIR BY EICHHOLTZ. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 1 to 4 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 72 cm x D: 95 cm x H: 108.50 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Netherlands

Monochromatic, bold and architectural, this chair is destined to make a statement within a scheme. Its structural design formed from beaded wood makes for a unique contrast, we can just imagine The Brandon in the corner of a luxurious living room surrounded by design books.

ORION WIDE MARBLE CANDLE HOLDER BY OOUMM. Available on eporta.

ORION WIDE MARBLE CANDLE HOLDER BY OOUMM. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: Usually in stock

DIMENSIONS: W: 32 cm x H: 12 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France

Just like it's celestially inspired name, the glow cast through these marble slices are like shards of light in space.

This candle holder contrasts fragility and strength, through an unusual use of this luxurious material. Both lit and unlit this candle holder is an ideal centrepiece for a coffee table or display.

FLY SC5 COFFEE TABLE BY &TRADITION. Available on eporta.

FLY SC5 COFFEE TABLE BY &TRADITION. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: Usually in stock

DIMENSIONS: W: 120 cm x D: 60 cm x H: 26 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Denmark

Part of the Fly Lounge Series by Space Copenhagen this low lying coffee table perfectly depicts Abbie's love of earthy meets Scandinavian, the barely treated wood and marble top are quietly luxurious yet highly approachable.

FLY SC1 LOUNGE CHAIR BY &TRADITION. Available on eporta.

FLY SC1 LOUNGE CHAIR BY &TRADITION. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 6 to 8 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 87 cm x D: 80 cm x H: 68.50 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Denmark

Also, part of the Fly Lounge collection by Space Copenhagen for &Tradition this non-prescriptive relaxed take on an armchair looks good enough to jump into.

The craftsmanship is clear to see, but it's no ego, relaxed and comfortable design is indicative of Abbie's design style, so it's no surprise it's one of her favourites.

ACQUILINE TWIN STEM TABLE LAMP BY GESTALT. Available on eporta.

AQUILINE TWIN STAM TABLE LAMP BY GESTALT. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 6 to 10 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 260 mm x D: 130 mm x H: 330 mm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

A stunning contemporary take on a traditional two armed table lamp. The elegant brass finishing and crystal shades catapult the historical design into the modern-day, making it suitable for many schemes.

LAVAL CHAISE LONGUE BY STELLAR WORKS. Available on eporta.

LAVAL CHAISE LONGUE BY STELLAR WORKS. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 16 to 17 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 164.80 cm x D: 61 cm x H: 55.90 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: China

This reinterpretation of a traditional French style this chaise is paired-back, elegant and minimal- you can clearly see the Japanese and Scandinavian influence at work.

With the addition of luxurious fabrics from Japanese textile brand Hosoo, it's as pleasant to touch as it is to look at.

STRAW COLLECTION WARDROBE BY MINIMANA. Available on eporta.

STRAW COLLECTION BY WARDROBE BY MINIMANA. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 4 to 6 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 100 cm x D: 50 cm x H: 180 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal

We all know that rattan is the texture of the moment, this wardrobe is a perfect example of why, by finding the balancing point between rustic and sophisticated.

The curved edges and simple lines make what can often be a domineering piece of furniture softer and less invasive.

ELM AND PINK RESIN TABLE LAMP BY ILUKA LONDON.Available on eporta.

ELM AND PINK RESIN TABLE LAMP BY ILUKA LONDON. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 1 to 4 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 15.50 cm x D: 11 cm x H: 22.50 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

Sustainably handmade from English oak and pink resin this lamp is unusual and intriguing with lots of personality, it is a great way to inject a hit of colour into a scheme. What's more, it can be made to suit your exact requirements.

VENEZIA PICCOLO ARANCIA CUSHION BY AILANTO DESIGN. Available on eporta.

VENEZIA PICCOLO ARANCIA PIPED CUSHION BY AILANTO DESIGN. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: Usually in stock

DIMENSIONS: W: 60 cm x D: 15 cm x H: 40 cm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

Inspired by the tiles and patterns sprinkled around Venice's historic buildings, this bold geometric pattern highlights a new move for Ailanto away from the botanical prints they are famed for.

But what they hold true to is their passion for details, the whip stitch on the piped edges is a beautiful touch. It's the details of this cushion that caught Abbie's eye in the first place.

MASINA WALL LIGHT BY BERT FRANK. Available on eporta.

MASINA WALL LIGHT BY BERT FRANK. Available on eporta.

PRODUCTION TIME: From 4 to 5 weeks

DIMENSIONS: W: 400 mm x D: 560 mm x H: 540 mm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

An Art-Deco inspired wall light; the Misana is created from opal glass that beautifully diffuses the light with a glowing effect. Paired with Bert Frank's signature brass trim this wall light is glamorous and contemporary.

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