So first up with some exciting news this morning – my book COLOUR is released in the States today! COLOUR (or perhaps COLOR as I should be saying for the US) is my biggest, fattest, most fabulous book yet. It’s the perfect coffee table tome and packed with some of the coolest, most inspiring interiors from around the world – all with a bold and ballsy fresh approach to colour.

To celebrate I’m giving you a sneak peek of one of my favourite Stateside houses we shot for the book. Athena Calderone’s stunning Brooklyn loft is a masterclass in the intense, inky hues that I adore! Her pad is intoxicating, sophisticated and super-seductive. Natural light from the huge windows bring out the depth and drama in the dark tones, and the whole moody colour scheme is lifted with glam touches of metallics and small shots of saturated hues.

Everywhere you look there’s something to intrigue, tantalise and inspire. In the home office a one-colour background is elevated with a to-die-for gold office chair and pop of red in the runner rug. The hallway brings the drama with bold oversized artwork perched above a navy blue bench. From the perfectly styled dining nook, to the subtly moody master bedroom and amazing rooftop garden, I couldn’t get enough of this pad! I’ve shared some of my favourite photos below, but there’s more to be found in the book. The pièce de résistance is that stunning kitchen, where Athena cleverly upgraded the standard built-in cabinets with some metallic trims and a quick colour makeover. As I’m always saying, just goes to show what you can achieve with a pot of paint!

Hope you enjoy this little COLOUR taster. I’ve been blown away by the response to COLOUR when it was released over here, and am really excited to share it with you folks across the pond too !I’d like to give a shoutout to everyone involved… my wonderful photographer and good buddy Graham Atkins-Hughes, all of the publishing team, editor, graphics, layout and everything – I am so incredibly proud of what we have achieved, and I only hope you guys love it as much as I do. If you want to see more COLOUR, take a look at my sneak peek here, or just pick up your copy today.

COLOR Abigail Ahern