Today we are excited to share with you our new Designer Q&A series!
First up is Abbie Naber, the owner and principal designer of Naber Design
. This San Diego based interior design company focuses on renovations, new builds, interior design, and styling, Abbie strives to create spaces that are approachable, fresh, and inviting. Her work encompasses everyday livability, but with an edge and attention to detail. We are so thrilled to have Abbie include our STOWED products in her projects and we hope you enjoy her STOWED product selections in this fun Q&A.
Q: How did you land a career in interior design and describe your aesthetic?
Abbie: Although I come from a Fine Art and Fashion Design background, it wasn't necessarily a clear path to where I am now in Interior Design. I would say the catalyst for my career change came after we renovated our original 1960's home in Cardiff CA. I had just had my daughter and had spent time at home really thinking about what it was I envisioned doing for the long haul. I turned my passion for interiors into fruition and started taking on clients shortly thereafter. With the luck of a few publications, I was able to attract my first few clients. Between those clients and Instagram, my career snowballed.
I would say my aesthetic combines my passion for textiles and texture with a relaxed/organic modern approach. I am driven by shapes, by textures, and by layering neutrals. I find myself constantly inspired by Australian design and organic elements such as natural fibers, warm wood tones, and global textiles and objects.
Q: Please select your favorite STOWED dining chair & pair it with a dining / kitchen table.
I would take this kitchen, keep the table, and place it with the Brigette in Natural
: I think that the woven seat adds some depth when it's paired with the simple table:
Q: What is your favorite STOWED stool?
Abbie: My favorite stool from STOWED is hands down the Julia stool. We recently swapped out our Bertoia stools for the Julia
and I have to say, they warm up our white minimal kitchen so much. I love the variation on the wood paired with the black leather seat. I'm currently installing the Julia with the camel seat in a client's home and cannot wait to see the end result. I think this stool is an excellent choice for warming up any white kitchen or minimal space. It adds an organic, earthy feel to a more minimal space, like my kitchen.
Q: In your projects, how do you most often utilize a bench? And, if you were to style our STOWED margot bench, how would you use it? (see margot: it’s offered in two sizes: bench at a dining table and accent piece).
I would love to see the Margot
incorporated here in this bedroom I designed last year:
Thank you so much Abbie for sharing!