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

Q: In ten words or less, how would you finish the sentence “Home is…”?

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Q: Please pick seven objects, places or viewpoints in your apartment that really make it home for you.

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Q: At which public place do you feel most at home in the city?

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Q: Besides where you live now, what city could automatically feel like home to you?

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