At once spacious and cosy, Abba's apartment in Cameroon's capital is the perfect blend of local decor and memorabilia from abroad. With a teapot from China, curtains from India and books from home, she's made her space into a comfy, colorful corner of the globe.
Kaleidoscope-inspired couch covers anchor the room in vibrancy while accents provide added sparks of color and personality. Treasures made and collected abroad -- like the handwoven table runner from Senegal -- bring stories from years of travel under one roof.
Though the space is temporary -- Abba only plans to stay in Yaounde for a yearlong contract -- she's invested time to make it her own. Bright pagne from the local
Closer Look: An Interview with Abba
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