Abigail is an influential tastemaker who is consistently ahead of the design trail, whether she’s pioneering faux flowers or dark, inky colour palettes. Her trendsetting designs are synonymous with glamour, eclecticism and British humour. Abigail began her career in interior design in the States, with a portfolio that spans lavish residential properties to the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach hotel.
"One of the world's most exciting designers" - W magazine
On returning to Britain, Abigail founded her own retail business in 2003. The Hochbettmitrutsche London store is one of the UK's top design boutiques, voted as one of the coolest places to shop by Elle Decoration and The Telegraph. Abigail's cleverly curated collections, famous faux flowers, and signature dark paint range have won over design insiders, press and celebrity clientele alike.
"A crepuscular cave of homeware wonders… each carefully curated item has style and wit in spades" - British Vogue
Today, Abigail has a global following through her retail and product designs, best-selling books and lifestyle blog. Abigail’s blog is one of the most influential interiors blogs in the UK, and a regular fixture on best blog lists from the likes of The Times, Daily Mail and The Independent to Homes & Antiques and Domaine Home. Abigail has authored three interiors books - A Girl's Guide to Decorating, Decorating with Style and COLOUR. Her books have been published in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Spain Australia and New Zealand.
Abigail writes a regular column for the Daily Mail.
"Each post on the addictive blog of Hochbettmitrutsche reads like a love letter to your home" - The Independent
Abigail runs international Design Masterclasses, teaching her design wisdom and philosophy in an all-day event. From the art of creating seductively stunning interiors, to clever styling tips, creating luxury on a shoestring and discovering beautiful colour palettes, Abigail instills everyone with the confidence to be fearless when decorating.