Today we’d like to introduce you to Abbie Naber.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Originally from Seattle, I moved to San Diego in 2003 and have been living in North County since then. My degree is in Fine Arts and Fashion Design, when my husband and I began renovation on our 1960’s original home in 2015, it was a great outlet for me to merge my love for design, art and interiors. We gutted and transformed our Cardiff home into a fusion of California modern, mid-century and Scandinavian influences. Renovating made me realize that I desired to fuse my passion with profession. So, after having my daughter, I proceeded full throttle. I’m versed in interior styling and design, I love to create warm and textured spaces on any budget. I’m drawn to spaces with character, accessibility and global influences. I love creating personalized spaces that show collected elements – whether that’s travel finds, flea market scores or family treasures. My love for global textiles has steered me in a second direction of making one of a kind, handmade pillows and blankets from vintage textiles. I enjoy the hunt of scoring unique vintage fabrics, adding unique trims and tassels and re-creating home decor that has history and personality.
Please tell us about your art.
In more detail, my business has two elements:
1) Interior design and styling.
2) Handmade pillows and blankets.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
To me, art and design are a place of enjoyment and outlet. That’s not to say that others using their art to show their views of the world and/or politics is right or wrong. Art for me is less serious. It’s an expression of who I am and how I choose to communicate what I am drawn to. In other words, I don’t make it more complicated than it is. I enjoy creating and making beautiful things and I want people to find them enjoyable as well. Art to me is an escape… and outlet.. and a way to release my creativity.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My work can be found on my website: www.anaberdesign.com
There, I house my interior design portfolio, my blog and my shop. I am constantly updating my shop with new items as they are created.
From time to time, you can find me at local maker’s markets in San Diego as well.
- Website: www.anaberdesign.com
- Phone: 310-922-8667
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: anaberdesign
- Facebook: anaberdesign
Corey Villicana Photography, A Naberdesign