5 Questions with Karen Robert from Aux Abris
March 16th, 2022
Today, we sit down with Karen Robert to learn more about Aux Abris’ little secrets, collections and how she decorated her ideal home…
1 • What makes a great interior?
My decorating style tends to be quite dense. I like multiple layers, colors and textures. And of course I like wallpaper as the final back texture. I like being in a room where the eye needs time to travel around for a while and catch all of the fun places to rest.
2 • What’s your favourite piece/design from your new collection?
My favorite design in this collection is “Jungle Fever” it encompasses a need I had for positivity after the difficult few years we have all had. The design depicts a snow leopard, prancing and looking up to the sky with a slight grin on his face, you get the feeling he is looking forward to a bright and happy future.
3 • A fun fact or an anecdote to share about the brand?
I design everything by myself and this one is no exception. I designed all of these wallpapers in 4 weeks while mostly at my house in Shelter Island in quarantine. I actually loved this period of time, since designing is my bliss and I had no distractions. So I think this came across in my collection, I was drawn to designing playful optimistic prints with animals, mythical creatures and lighthearted motifs.. and I was drawn to bright colors in curious combinations and played with deep jades and moss greens, warm and toasty spice tones and moody purples, mauves and nightshades.
4 • A dream place you would love to see your collection in?
I am designing a family vacation house in Shelter Island and it will have lots of old wooden beams, panelling painted deep rich colors and, of course, my wallpaper in every room. So I guess that is my ideal home. I can’t wait to finally see it come to fruition.
5 • 3 words to describe your products.
Textured, complex, bold.
Discover Aux Abris at our London showroom, George Spencer Designs, Floor 3, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, SW10 0XE, London, UK.