An experienced lifestyle photographer, Abbie Mellé has built an Instagram following of over 100k people who check in for her earthy, light-filled, chic country vibe. Having just made the move back from London to the photogenic New South Wales Southern Highlands, the Bowral-based influencer celebrated by giving her bedroom a makeover with some gorgeous Pottery Barn furniture and homewares.
“When envisaging styling my bedroom, I wanted to have items that gave a quiet peaceful feel to the space, without being too loud or showy. These pieces are perfect for creating such a room. I picked these particular pieces for their elegant simplicity and beautiful design, ” says Abbie whose stylish bucolic aesthetic makes her a perfect fit for the brand.
As for her number one decorating tip, Abbie is a fan of keeping things simple and pared back while incorporating muted tones and plenty of soft texture. “I like to do this by adding in items I love, and then taking some away, regularly switching around elements to keep things interesting and varied.” A prominent feature in her Instagram feed, fresh foliage is a hallmark of the photographer’s work. “I always, always bring in fresh flowers and a beautiful pot plant,” says Abbie.
“I love how versatile Pottery Barn is, with the ability to search and buy from such a large variety of beautiful items, ranging from furniture to linens to kitchen utensils. And with so many pieces complementing each other as well, it makes decisions for room styling so much simpler,” says Abbie.